February 20, 2014

Ukraine Spirals Out of Control

Truce? No Truce?

CNN:About 100 killed, 500 injured in violence in Ukraine since this morning, protesters' chief medical coordinator says.

A shaky truce crumbled Thursday as gunfire erupted at Independence Square, the center of anti-government protests and an increasingly violent crisis that has left dozens dead and hundreds injured in recent days.

At least 100 people have died and 500 have been injured since Thursday morning, the head of the protesters' medical service told CNN.

The Ukrainian government has not released an updated figure, but the interior ministry said earlier that one police officer was among the dead.

It's unclear what prompted the gunfire just hours after the government declared a truce. But CNN crews at the scene reported that as security forces were moving away from the area, a group of protesters pursued them, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails.

I included that last video because it claims to be the latest views and shows at least some areas to be fairly calm.

There are a lot of very recent uploads at Ukraine Live.

Live Feeds below the fold.

By Howie at 09:34 AM | Comments |