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February 19, 2014
February 19, 2014

Photos From Kiev: Latest Riots Turn Deadly (PHOTOS)

Source: Mashable  Category: Protest
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Photos From Kiev: Latest Riots Turn Deadly (PHOTOS)

After weeks of calm, the Ukrainian capital city Kiev erupted in new violence outside the country’s parliament building on Tuesday, leaving 14 dead, according to the latest Reuters report.

Protesters in Kiev have demonstrated on and off since last November when President Viktor Yanukovych rejected an agreement that would have led to closer economic ties with the European Union in favor of a $15 billion bailout package from Russia. They have since called for Yanukovych’s resignation.

See also: Kiev Riots Turn Deadly: 27 More Photos From Protests Rocking Ukraine

This latest round of violence again pitted protesters against police. The two sides battled just before members of parliament were set to pass constitutional amendments that would lessen the power of the president, forcing those members to postpone the vote.

Below, we’ve collected photos from the scene. (Warning: Some of the images are graphic in nature.)

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