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UPD: 02/20/2014 Maidan online. Activists went on the offensive and "conquered" part of the Maidan

Chronicle of events from the center of Kiev on February 18-20


The parties to the confrontation in Kiev took a “respite” and are negotiating, but permanent confrontations continue. However, the Right Sector refused a truce with the authorities. Activists have conquered part of the Maidan and are "moving" up Institutskaya.

On February 18, the opposition launched an assault on the government quarter. There were killed and wounded on both sides of the confrontation. On the evening of the same day, the authorities delivered an ultimatum to the rebels about the surrender and, without receiving an answer, launched an assault on the Maidan, which continues to this day. Correspondent.net conducts an online broadcast of events.

11:20 Snipers work near the Ukraine Hotel.

10:57 Protesters began to seize the hotel Ukraine in the center of Kiev, and to place the wounded there. Also announced the evacuation of Cabinet employees.

10:50 In the Olympic Village of Sochi, a meeting of the Ukrainian Olympic team was held, led by the President of the National Olympic Committee, Sergey Bubka. The Olympians honored the memory of fallen compatriots in Ukraine with a minute of silence.

10:45 The acting head of the main department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kiev Valery Mazan called on radical opposition supporters to stop radical actions.

10:37 A hospital for wounded protesters was opened in a corner house on Proreznaya Street.

10:25 Protesters again seized the Ukrainian house and restore the barricades near the main entrance to it.

10:20 Dozens of internal troops from the street Grushevsky surrendered to self-defense of Euromaidan.

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10:15 Members of the Right Sector organization deny the truce between the authorities and activists and are ready to continue the offensive.

10:10 Mobile communication on the Maidan is intermittent, there are no opposition leaders.

9:55 The internal troops are approaching Bankova Street, and also two armored personnel carriers are moving to Institutskaya Street from their side, media reported.

9:40 Militiamen evacuate people from the Verkhovna Rada, also strengthened protection in parliament because of events on the Independence Square and confrontations on Institutskaya street.

9:10 Protesters went on the offensive on Independence Square

8:36 The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine declares that from the windows of the conservatory they aimly shoot at police officers. Four law enforcement officers have already been injured.

8:09 According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, on February 18, 28 people died in Kiev. Beginning from 10:20 on February 18 and ending at 06:00 on February 20, 445 victims of clashes in the center of the capital turned to emergency medical care teams and health care facilities in Kiev, 287 of them were hospitalized.

7:42 UN called on the parties to the confrontation in Kiev for restraint.

7:24 The night on the Maidan was relatively calm.

6:41 At 9 a.m., negotiations between President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition will continue, journalist Mustafa Nayem reported on Facebook.

6:34 From the stage of Euromaidan, it is reported that in Kiev, despite the blocked roads, buses from different regions of Ukraine continue to stay. New protesters replace previous "shifts" on the barricades.

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6:11 In a letter, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko called on the opposition not to come to terms with the authorities.

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6:07 US State Department diplomats can’t get through to the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported with reference to a senior official of the American foreign affairs agency.

5:36 Foreign Ministers of Germany, France and Poland fly to Kiev to see the Maidan with their own eyes.

5:05 Despite the achieved temporary truce, a permanent confrontation continues on Maidan.

5:01 The Red Cross Society of Ukraine refused to accept humanitarian aid for the Maidan. This was reported by the doctor and activist of the Maidan Olga Bogomolets on Facebook.

4:55 Ukrzaliznytsia explained the interruptions in the schedule of trains to Kiev by the oversaturation of the subgrade with water on the stage.

4:45 The House of Trade Unions burned to the ground.

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3:32 All-Ukrainian public union "Ukrainian Front" announced a general mobilization in the ranks of the national guard.

3:28 The leader of the "Right Sector" Dmitry Yarosh rejected the ceasefire on his Facebook page, which was agreed on Wednesday, February 19, by the authorities and the opposition.

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02:40 In Brovary, local activists blocked the road to Kiev to block the possible passage of troops or pro-government rallies.

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02:30 In Cherkasy region, activists burned a bus that drove people to Kiev to support the authorities.

01:59 In Kiev, the Desnian administration is being stormed, Molotov’s bats and cocktails are used

0:50 The United States imposes visa sanctions on Ukrainian officials. The ban applies to about twenty senior government officials and others, RIA Novosti reports citing a source.

00:41 Also, the vice speaker said that the authorities are proposing to the opposition Russia as a mediator in negotiations to resolve the crisis in the country.

0:30 Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Koshulinsky believes that the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, February 20, will not begin its work, as previously planned. "I am convinced that there will be nothing in the Verkhovna Rada. What can I talk about? There is no trust between the authorities and the opposition," he said.

0:05 Ukrainian MP Viktor Bondar announced his withdrawal from the Party of Regions faction. "During the elections, I clearly promised the voters the European course of development of the country! In December, this course was radically turned in the opposite direction," he explained his decision.

0:00 Today in Ukraine dent mourning.


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23:53 Euromaidan SOS? States that as of 10 p.m. 50 people have disappeared.

23:01 The authorities and the opposition agreed on a truce - the results of the meeting.

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22:34 In Kiev, due to riots, embassies began to close.

22:21 Yuriy Lutsenko declares that "Maidan will already have something to defend at night."

22:15 The meeting of three opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko and Oleg Tyagnibok ended with the President of Ukraine.

22:07 In the event that violence in the country continues, Ukraine will face "consequences," US President Barack Obama said.

21:57 The head of the Russian defense industry, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, is going to Kiev.

21:55 Radically-minded protesters smashed and set fire to the office of the regional organization of the Party of Regions on Wednesday evening.

21:51 People's Deputy Andrei Paruby, who had previously suffered during the riots, returned to the Independence Square.

21:39 More than a thousand trunks disappeared from the regional police departments of Lviv after the seizures. Among them are pistols, AKs, sniper rifles and a machine gun.

21:32 On the Kiev-Chop Highway, activists are checking the transport: are Berkut employees traveling there.

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21:15 Activists set fire to the building of the regional SBU administration in Khmelnitsky.

21:05 Non-factional deputy Petro Poroshenko met with the head of the SBU, Alexander Yakimenko, during which he urged the leadership of the special services to abandon the idea of ​​conducting an anti-terrorist operation.

20:55 Activists are trying to storm the Poltava regional administration, the police have so far managed to restrain the onslaught.

20:46 A meeting of opposition leaders with the president may take place late Wednesday evening, said MP from the Parity regions, presidential adviser Anna German.

20:29 President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych instructed a working group led by Head of the Administration Andriy Klyuyev to speed up the organization of a peaceful political negotiation process.

20:15 In Zhitomir, protesters seized the building of the regional state administration.

19:50 media reported that activists occupied the premises of the Conservatory on the Maidan. They created a medical center and a kitchen.

19:36 Viktor Yanukovych appointed the new head of the General Staff - Admiral Yuri Ilyin. He commanded the Ukrainian fleet in Crimea.

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19:20 According to Insider, the protesters gathered an "air gun" for firing at the police
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19:17 In Lviv, on the territory of a part of the Internal Troops, a warehouse with ammunition burns

18:55 The SBU clarified that it had not yet begun the anti-terror operation, but was only preparing to carry it out.

18:46 The building of the Ministry of Agriculture is seized. Activists of Spіlnoy Respect burst into the building

18:40 I.O. Prime Minister Sergei Arbuzov met with European Commissioner Stefan Fule. "The country will use every possible chance to restore calm," the official said.

18:30 Captured by the State Television Committee.

18:20 Kiev City Hall suspends the work of general education and pre-school educational institutions located in the city center, suspended until February 21.

18:04 Protesters blocked the Brovary-Kiev highway.

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17:58 During the clashes in Kiev, 56 law enforcement officers were hospitalized, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.

17:56 Military personnel of the Armed forces of Ukraine can be involved in the anti-terrorist operation on the territory of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

17:35 French President Francois Hollande said that "what is happening in Ukraine is monstrous, unacceptable and intolerable."

17:33 Oleg Tatarov, Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, released official statistics on the victims of the riots last night: nearly 800 people received injuries of varying severity, of which 392 were law enforcement officers. 83 law enforcement officers were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. In total, 24 people died as a result of the riots, 10 of them were police officers. In fact, investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs opened 45 criminal proceedings.

17:30 Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Vladimir Makeenko recorded another video message to Kiev residents and guests of the capital.

17:19 Pope Francis prayed for Ukraine and those who died as a result of confrontations in Kiev. The pontiff made his appeal on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican in the presence of tens of thousands of pilgrims, among whom were representatives of the Ukrainian community of Rome.

17:17 Activists of the UDAR party allegedly fixed military vehicles in the Zhytomyr region that are moving towards Kiev, the party’s press service reports.

17:15 During the rescue of people and the extinguishing of the fire in the House of Trade Unions, four firefighters suffered, the State Emergency Service reports.

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17:10 Kyiv City State Administration extended the suspension of the Kiev Metro in connection with the continuation of the SBU anti-terrorism actions.

16:25 In the center of Kiev, mobile communication was restored, which was disrupted as a result of a fire in the House of Trade Unions on the night of February 19.

16:16 Vladimir Sivkovich reinstated as deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

16:09 The first deputy head of the Odessa regional council Alexey Goncharenko resigned and resigned from the PR

16:04 The Security Service of Ukraine and the Anti-Terrorism Center begin an anti-terrorist operation on the territory of the country, the statement says the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Alexander Yakimenko

15:50 The headquarters of national resistance declares that on Wednesday evening Euromaidan will again try to disperse. "At 18.00, the authorities are preparing a second power assault on the Maidan. This information was received by the Headquarters of National Resistance from its sources," the Batkivshchyna website said.

15:46 Acting Minister of Health Raisa Bogatyreva claims that currently 263 participants in mass actions are in medical institutions in Kiev.

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15:44 Doctors have already helped more than 370 law enforcement officers injured in the confrontation with protesters, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs quoted Vitaliy Zakharchenko, the acting minister of internal affairs.

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15:40 In Sumy, near the building of the city police department, clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers began, according to UNIAN.

15:31 The International Olympic Committee rejected the request of Ukrainian athletes for the possibility of speaking with mourning dressings in regret of the victims in Ukraine.

15:17 The Transport Commission of Kiev called the decision to close the metro illegal and recommended that the work of the subway be restored immediately, one of the employees of the Kiev city council said on his Facebook page.

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15:11 Investigators of the internal affairs bodies recorded nearly 40 criminal cases related to the riots. This was announced by Deputy Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Oleg Tatarov, the press service of the Ministry reports.

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15:09 Doctors who provide medical care to victims of the riots claim that more than two thousand people were injured in Kiev, Channel 5 reports.

14:50 Protesters occupied the building of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting on Proreznaya Street 2, reports RBC-Ukraine.

14:48 In Kiev, rescuers extinguished a fire in 18 cars in six districts per day, the State Emergencies Ministry reports.

14:43 The opposition and the majority in parliament are ready to hold an emergency meeting of the Verkhovna Rada if an understandable agenda is agreed upon, deputy of the Party of Regions Vladimir Oliinyk said in a comment to Korrespondent.net.

14:34 Reinforced concrete slabs are installed on Grushevsky.

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14:30 There is a shortage of bread in some metropolitan stores, while in Kievkhleb they assure that the plant baked all the products according to the order and delivered it to the outlets on time.

14:19 Pope Francis calls for an immediate end to violence in Ukraine.

14:15 Activists in Lviv broke into the premises of the city police department and the temporary detention center, where they released all the detainees.

14:10 The Governor of the Chernivtsi region, Mikhail Papiev, in front of television cameras directly in the crowd of protesters wrote a letter of resignation.

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14:08 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on international partners to assess the situation in Ukraine as objectively as possible, and expects that the international community will condemn the manifestation of extremism in the country. "Ukraine is attentive to the reaction of the world community to the latest dramatic developments in Kiev. We urge all the international partners of our state to be as objective as possible in assessing the development of the situation, to determine their position solely on the basis of reliable and verified facts," the statement said.

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14:06 Protesters occupied the building of the Main Post Office on Independence Square, the correspondent of RBC-Ukraine.

13:55 Mentor of Donetsk miner Mircea Lucescu said that if the protests in the capital do not stop until March 2, the match with Dynamo Kyiv at the NSC Olimpiysky is unlikely to take place.

13:47 MTS Company reports a disruption in mobile network connectivity due to a fire in the House of Trade Unions on Independence Square, where the base station equipment is located.

13:25 19 people in Kiev died from gunshot wounds. According to the Kyiv City State Administration, another 166 people are in serious condition in hospitals.

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13:08 In Chernivtsi, about 7 thousand protesters besieged the building of the regional state administration.

13:07 In Lutsk, protesters seized the building of the local regional state administration, as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

13:05 In Rivne, the protesters seized the building of the Rivne Regional State Administration, the prosecutor's office and the base of the Golden Eagle.

13:03 Five dead soldiers of internal troops received sniper wounds in the head and neck. This was announced in his appeal by the commander of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Stanislav Shulyak, the press service of the department reports.

12:52 Arrival at the Kievskaya Dam hydroelectric station from the left bank is closed.

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12:50 The entrances to Kiev are closed. At the entrance to the capital, traffic police are on duty.

12:38 European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the EU will respond to any deterioration in the situation in Ukraine with targeted measures against those responsible for violence.

12:27 The head of the European Union’s foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, said that the authorities and the opposition should immediately begin a dialogue.

12:15 President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych declared February 20 as a day of mourning.

12:13 The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported the 10th policeman who died.

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12:12 The Executive Committee of the Lviv Regional Council-People’s Council took full responsibility for the fate of the region and subjugated all executive authorities, according to the website of the Lviv Regional Council.

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12:10 Protesters in Uzhgorod entered the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration with almost no obstacles.

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12:08 54-year-old Georgian citizen Zurab Khurtsia, who was found dead in the center of the capital of Ukraine, was not a participant in the riots and died of a heart attack, said the head of the Association of Georgians in Ukraine Besik Shamugia.

12:05 In the course of the February 18 clashes in Kiev, three servicemen of the Crimea were killed - deputies of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea honored their memory at the session with a minute of silence.

11:58 Law enforcement agencies launched an offensive on Independence Square, the police are again using water cannons and trying to push people back.

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11:46 SBU investigates the illegal actions of individual politicians aimed at seizing power in Ukraine.

11:45 Law enforcement officers are sleeping right on the street.

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11:43 Today, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych invites opposition leaders to sit at the negotiating table, Party of Regions MP Anna German said in a comment to Korrespondent.net.

11:40 Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Zakharchenko blamed opposition politicians for the killed and wounded policemen on the Maidan. "Extremists on Independence Square have firearms. We talked about their radical moods, that they are ready and prepared to use weapons. All responsibility for these events that happened, in my opinion, should lie on the shoulders of these irresponsible I’ll emphasize that the police didn’t use firearms. When localizing the riots, the police officers were armed only with special equipment to shoot elastic bullets, "he said.

11:34 Organization Euromaidan SOS has published "hot phones" of lawyers who can be called in case of an unforeseen situation.

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11:15 The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine does not involve personnel in the fight against mass protests in Kiev, Korrespondent.net reported on February 19 in the press service of the department.

11:11 Kiev police opened criminal proceedings in connection with the murder of the journalist of the newspaper Vesti Vyacheslav Veremey.

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11:06 Acting Prime Minister of Ukraine Sergey Arbuzov instructed the ministers to facilitate the work of the media, and, if necessary, personally come to TV channels for interviews and comments so as not to endanger journalists.

10:55 Roads of Kiev as of Wednesday morning are free, despite the fact that the Kiev metro has been closed since 16.00 on Tuesday. According to the Yandex traffic jam service, congestion in Kiev is two points on a 10-point scale.

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10:41 An unceasing truce is observed in the last hours on the Maidan, only a few protesters throw stones from time to time towards law enforcement officers, but they don’t take any recent actions, the Channel 5 correspondent reports from the scene. 10:38 The Ministry of Defense declares that everything is in order with the military depots and no one attacked them. "All our units are under control. There are no problems. All the warehouses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in order," the agency assured the defense department. 10:33 On the page Euromaidan SOS on the social network Facebook published a list of names of detained activists. According to their information, in the regional departments, as of February 5, at 5:00, there are more than 50 people. 10:22 Acting Prime Minister Sergei Arbuzov considers the riots in Kiev an attempt to seize power, not a manifestation of democracy. 10:15 In the refectory of St. Michael's Cathedral, the protesters organized a reserve hospital.
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10:05 The Ministry of Health reports that among the victims of the riots in Kiev there are no foreign citizens.
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9:55 According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the cause of the fire in the House of Trade Unions could be an attempt by the "Right Sector" to hide the presence of weapons and explosives in the building. 9:52 The number of law enforcement officers who died during the riots on Tuesday and Wednesday night increased to nine. As reported on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 371 law enforcement officers sought medical help. In total, 349 law enforcement officers were hospitalized, and 74 security officers had gunshot wounds. 9:50 In the clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers, as of 6:00 on Wednesday, 25 people were killed, the press service of the Ministry of Health reports. 9:43 The police have already taken about half of the Maidan
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9:40 Schools and kindergartens in the center of the capital announced a day off 9:33 Capital taxi drivers refuse to travel to the city center, and some carrier companies raised tariffs due to the tense situation in the capital, several taxi services dispatchers told Correspondent.net. 9:25 Police officers and military personnel of the internal troops of the Ministry of the Interior do not use firearms during policing and localization of mass riots in the center of Kiev, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports. "It can be assumed that these injuries could have been caused by the protesters themselves," the police said. 08:20 The first buses from Lviv drove up to the Maidan
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08:12 According to recent reports, special forces of the security forces are moving to Maidan along the streets of Kostelnaya and Mikhailovskaya (from Mikhailovskaya Square).

07:55 15 buses left from Odessa with pro-government activists for "restoring order in Kiev"

07:22 Kiev hospitals are asked to donate blood for the wounded.

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06:55 Metro will not work all morning - writes the website of the Kyiv City State Administration.

05.59 Vesti journalist Vyacheslav Veremii died in an emergency hospital. Unknown people pulled him out of a taxi and shot him in the stomach with a firearm.

05:57 President Viktor Yanukovych claims that opposition leaders crossed the border when they called people to arms and must appear before a court that will determine their sentence, or dissociate themselves from the radicals

05:42 On the Independence Square comes reinforcements from Lviv

05:27 In the center of Kiev, the building of the conservatory is on fire

04:48 Security forces resumed their attack on the Maidan. Sounds of grenade explosions. Protesters throw Molotov cocktails, strengthen barricades

04:30 Entrances to Kiev blocked by trucks with sand - media

04:15 During the fire in the House of Trade Unions 30 people were rescued

03:37 On the Trukhanovy island found the body of an activist of the Maidan. It turned out to be a native of Donetsk region

03:35 In Lviv, protesters set fire to the SBU building

03.14 In Kiev, killed two traffic police officers, another injured

03:02 Four activists were evacuated from the House of Trade Unions. Firefighters continue to fight fire

02:37 President’s talks with opposition leaders failed. According to the leader of UDAR Vitali Klitschko, "Viktor Yanukovych inadequately assesses the situation"

02:31 Fire swept the upper floors of the House of Trade Unions, evacuate people

03.03 The employee of the Golden Eagle seized his hand on the Maidan

01:17 In Kiev, the House of Trade Unions is on fire, people are blocked

01:04 On the Maidan grenades continue to explode, many injured.

00:39 Turchinov, according to him, was easily injured. “It's okay,” the politician wrote on his Twitter.

00:26 Meeting of Yanukovych with Klitschko and Yatsenyuk has not yet begun

00:01 Ministry of Health officially confirmed the death of eight civilians

00:17 Explosions sound on Maidan, security forces use water cannons


23:43 Yanukovych holds a meeting with Yatsenyuk and Klitschko

23:06 Klitschko arrived at a meeting with Yanukovych

23:02 The police claims six dead law enforcement officers.

22:55 In Ternopol, activists captured the regional state administration and surrounded the city police department.

22:29 The fourth law enforcement officer died.

22:15 On the Internet there was a video how on the Maidan burned armored personnel carriers

22:02 On the Maidan, the water cannon moved the protester, the guy died

21:54 The commandant of the Maidan Andrei Parubiy had a stroke

21:43 A video of the assault on the Ternopil Regional State Administration appeared on the network.

21:35 Golden eagle launched an attack from the European Square

21:28 In Moscow, they say that they can’t fly to Boryspil - the airport is supposedly closed.

21:20 Lviv Regional State Administration captured, Ivano-Frankivsk is storming the SBU, they write in social networks.

21:10 People’s deputy from the Party of Regions Oleg Tsarev on the Russia-24 TV channel said that the Maidan would be dispersed within an hour.

21:03 The court ruled to unblock Khreschatyk and Institutskaya Streets, journalist of Channel 5 Svyatoslav Tsegolko reports on his Facebook page.

20:55 The broadcast of Channel 5 throughout Ukraine has ceased. Now it can only be viewed on the Internet.

20:48 Tents are burning near Sberbank, activist Vitaliy Umanets writes.

20:40 Poems are read from the Maidan scene.

20:32 Apparently, while the attack stopped. On the stage of the Maidan are politicians.

20:31 "This satanic power will be destroyed!" - Tyagnibok from the Maidan scene. "Death to these villains!" - said the politician.

20:31 "Let their mansions light up all over Ukraine," sounds from the Maidan scene.

20:29 According to some reports, one APC was set on fire.

This satanic power will be destroyed! Death to these villains!
Oleg Tyagnibok, IN Freedom

20:21 To the noise of grenades, protesters sang the anthem of Ukraine. Others throw Molotov cocktails at law enforcement. The sound of the video broadcast is drowned out by the singing of the anthem.

20:15 Former US ambassador to Ukraine Stephen Pifer wrote on Twitter that the attack on the Maidan "Yanukovych kills any opportunity for dialogue."

20:10 From police megaphones on the Independence Square, calls are heard for protesters to disperse. Protesters watered with water cannons. Law enforcement officers characterize the operation in the center of Kiev as an anti-terrorist operation. “Dear women and children, leave the territory ... now an anti-terrorist operation will be carried out here,” the megaphones say.

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20:02 From the side of the October Palace began the assault on the Maidan, flying noise and gas grenades. From the European side the shooting does not stop.

20:00 European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule in a telephone conversation with the acting Prime Minister of Ukraine Sergey Arbuzov received assurances that weapons will not be used in Kiev - Kalashnikov will be silent at Berkut.

19:55 The movement of transport towards Kiev will be limited from midnight on Wednesday, February 19, the press service of the government reports.

19:45 media report that an armored personnel carrier drove up to Maidan from the European Square.

19:37 The Department of Health of the Kiev city administration confirmed the death of five participants in mass clashes in the center of Kiev.

19:34 The Georgian Embassy confirms that a citizen of the country Zurab Khurtsia was found dead in the center of Kiev.

19:32 Head of Kyiv City State Administration Vladimir Makeenko recorded an emergency video message to the people of Kiev and guests of the city. In particular, he urged to refrain from trips to the center of the capital in connection with the current situation.

19:10 Law enforcement authorities freed the Ukrainian house and cordoned off the House of Trade Unions.

19:03 In the Ministry of Internal Affairs already report about two dead police officers. Three law enforcement officers are in a coma, one in a state of clinical death.

19:00 Kiev paralyzed 10-point traffic jams.

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18:34 Ostensibly today’s video appeared on the Internet, which captures the entry into the capital of the BTR.

18:15 The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported the death of a policeman, a preliminary cause of death is a gunshot wound.

17:59 The Ministry of Health confirmed the death of three people as a result of mass clashes of protesters with law enforcement officers.

17:35 The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Vladimir Rybak said that during his conversation with President Viktor Yanukovych the issue of introducing a state of emergency in Ukraine was not discussed.

17:27 According to the Interfax-Ukraine agency, at the exit from the Khreshchatyk metro station on Institutskaya Street, there are two dead: a man and a woman 50-60 years old.

17:23 Facebook writes that two of the three lanes were blocked on the Zhytomyr highway.

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17:20 President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych is at his workplace on Tuesday, and rumors of his alleged departure are misinformation, said Anna German, a member of the Party of Regions. During the day, she said, the president held several meetings, including with some opposition leaders.

17:17 At the Globus shopping center several stalls of protesters burned down.

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17:12 Lviv and Ternopil mobilizes volunteers to travel to Kiev. In the evening, from both cities will send convoys and buses with people who should strengthen self-defense in the capital.

17:00 Participants in the working group on resolving the political crisis in Ukraine note violations by the opposition leaders of the agreements reached during the negotiations and demand to stop the escalation of the conflict - this was stated by a member of the working group, acting Minister of Justice Elena Lukash.

16:56 On the Maidan tents burn.

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16:51 Due to riots in Kiev, the work of the subway was completely stopped.

16:49 Three people disappeared from the Party of Regions office on Lipskaya, the leader of the region’s faction Alexander Efremov said.

16:47 Law enforcement officers recaptured the October Palace from protesters.

16:37 The golden eagle began the assault on the Maidan barricade on Institutskaya street near the upper exit of the Khreshchatyk metro station, LB.ua.

16:35 All opposition deputies leave the parliament hall and head towards Maidan, said the deputy head of the Batkivshchyna party, Alexander Turchinov.

16:33 An ambulance team provided medical assistance to 39 protesters, of which 17 were hospitalized with herbs of various kinds, the KSCA Department of Health reported.

16:31 Four central stations of the Kiev metro are closed at the entrance and exit, as well as for stopping trains.

16:30 About a thousand security officials go to the Maidan from the side of the Dnieper Hotel.

16:10 The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the SBU gave the protesters time until 18:00 to stop the "atrocities", promising, otherwise, to proceed to "tough" actions.

16:06 A fire broke out in the Kyiv City State Administration.

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16:02 The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that at present, 47 law enforcement officers have already suffered as a result of clashes with protesters.

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15:52 On Facebook there was a photo of protesters shooting at law enforcement officers.

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15:45 A photo appeared on Facebook that allegedly captured the corpses of protesters in the House of Officers.

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15:32 Oleg Tsarev, a deputy from the Party of Regions, said that two people were killed during the assault on the regionals' office on Lipskaya.

15:26 Fighters of the Golden Eagle on the corner of the street Grushevsky and Fortress Lane attacked the leader of Freedom Oleg Tyagnibok and a group of deputies from the party, reports Lb.ua.

15:24 In the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that protesters are trying to seize the previously liberated building of the Kyiv City State Administration.

15:06 According to unconfirmed information, three people have already died in the clashes.

15:03 Wounded security forces leave the battlefield.

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14:54 Protesters beat expensive cars of officials and deputies.

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14:50 Protesters captured and hold on the Maidan one serviceman of the Internal Forces, the press service of VV confirmed.

14:44 In the fortress lane the soldiers of the Golden Eagle went on the offensive, as a result one of the protesters was mortally wounded - reports Espreso.TV.

14:42 Security of the Verkhovna Rada has locked the doors of the main entrance from the inside and is preparing fire hydrants.

14:36 ​​One of the epicenters of the clash was Institutskaya, where there is a fierce confrontation between protesters and law enforcement officers.

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14:26 Fighters of the Golden Eagle liberated the office of the Party of Regions on Lipskaya.

14:23 At the moment, 37 law enforcement officers have suffered as a result of clashes with protesters, the press service of the Internal Troops. At the same time, five fighters of the explosive received gunshot wounds.

14:09 The right sector calls on the owners of firearms to urgently come to the Maidan to protect the protesters in connection with a possible dispersal, the organization said on the VKontakte social network page.

13:57 Another two hundred security officers pulled into Sadovaya.

13:55 The internal troops refute the information that the commander of the explosives gave the order to shoot protesters in the event of a conflict.

13:39 At Shelkovichnaya, water cannons were used against the protesters, explosions were heard on Sadovaya - Batkivshchyna deputy Alexander Briginets.

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13:36 Tires and equipment burn on Sadovaya.

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13:25 Berkut’s reinforcements are being pulled up to Shelkovichnaya, according to rough estimates, several hundred fighters.

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13:23 Protesters occupied the House of Officers, where they organize a first-aid post.

13:20 There is smoke above the Verkhovna Rada.

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13:16 Clashes in the Mariinsky Park stopped, protesters building barricades.

13:14 At Institute, activists captured six military personnel of the VV. One of them is injured in the head.

13:11 Protesters began to break into the apartments of Kiev - said journalist Anatoly Shariy.

13:10 A group of armed special forces descends down Grushevsky to the side of the barricades, said the deputy of the Fatherland, commandant of the October Palace, Andrei Senchenko.

13:04 Clashes go right under the walls of the Verkhovna Rada.

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13:00 Health Minister Raisa Bogatyreva fled from the occupied building of the ministry through the back door.

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12:58 Berkut began to push back the protesters from Lipskaya, where the Party of Regions office is located.

12:55 Doctors came to the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Vladimir Rybak - he has high blood pressure and a hypertensive crisis.

12:50 The Ministry of Internal Affairs declares that servicemen of internal troops save people who jump out of the windows of buildings who are trying to capture the protesters.

12:37 Protesters climbed onto the roofs of houses on Shelkovichnaya and Institutskaya, from where law enforcement officers threw light-noise grenades, and drove out the police.

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12:31 Near the House of Officers on the barricades there was a clash of protesters with law enforcement officers.

12:28 Protesters began to break out doors to the office of the Party of Regions on Lipskaya Street. Protesters threw Molotov cocktails into the building, the steps and the window lit up.

12:27 Clashes between protesters and police began in the Mariinsky Park near the walls of the Verkhovna Rada.

12:24 Police say the protesters used a firearm.

12:22 Protesters seized the building of the Ministry of Health.

12:12 Activists at the office of PR captured a man

12:09 Reported about seven wounded law enforcement officers.

11:56 The police reported the defeat with bits of a pharmacy on Institutskaya.

11:47 As the LB.ua correspondent reports from the scene, ten protesters were injured, one wrested a wrist.

11:43 On Lipskaya try to storm the office of the Party of Regions.

11:40 In Facebook report that the radical protesters also began to use weapons, shooting at law enforcement.

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11:37 Golden eagle throws light-noise grenades directly from the roofs of buildings.

11:27 Meanwhile, unidentified persons set fire to the tents of Anti-Maidan in the Mariinsky Park.

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11:23 On Shelkovichnaya, law enforcers climbed onto the roofs of houses and throw light-noise grenades from there.

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11:16 On the corner of Shelkovichnaya and Grushevsky, law enforcement officers began to use weapons, firing with rubber bullets.

11:12 On the Shelkovichnaya set fire to the dump truck. A fire truck is going to the place of emergency.

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11:05 The main clashes take place on Shelkovichnaya: protesters throw paving stones at law enforcement officers, they hold the defense.

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11:02 Protesters burn seized trucks.

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10:59 Svobodovets Alexander Aronets reports on the use of weapons by law enforcement officers. On the roofs, allegedly, snipers were noticed.

10:55 Clashes on Shelkovichnaya and Institutskaya continue. Law enforcement officers use tear gas and stun grenades.

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10:43 Protesters dismantle paving stones, preparing for new active actions.

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10:43 Protesters dismantle paving stones, preparing for new active actions.

10:32 An ambulance arrived in the government quarter.

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10:28 Clashes began on Shelkovichnaya. The first victims are taken away from the place of the “battle”.

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10:24 On the Grushevsky street, the commandant of the Euromaidan, the deputy of the Fatherland, Andrey Paruby, spoke.

10:15 On the street Shelkovichnoy blocked approaches to the Verkhovna Rada by cars of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Protesters climb onto cars and throw stones and sticks at law enforcement officers. The golden eagle in response uses noise grenades.

10:04 Fatherland blocked the parliamentary tribune. Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleg Tyagnibok, the reason for this act is the lack of a plan for the return of the 2004 Constitution in terms of today.

09:53 A column of Maidan activists captured three trucks of the Internal Troops in the government quarter. Activists tried to take away shields from soldiers.

09:45 The first fight. The activist was beaten up while trying to "unlock" the passage to the Rada through the Berkutovites.

09:17 The deputy of the Fatherland faction Alexander Briginets declares that the Speaker of the Rada, Vladimir Rybak, refuses to register the decision to return to the 2004 Constitution.

09:14 Golden eagle is preparing for the confrontation

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09:00 Under Rada columns of supporters of PR are formed. The opposition claims that these are "aunts."

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08:49 About 10 thousand activists went to picket the parliament building

Recall, on January 19, the epicenter of the confrontation between the Euromaidanites and the authorities moved from Maidan Nezalezhnosti to Grushevsky Street to the Dynamo Stadium. Lobanovsky. It was from here that the protesters went on the assault on the government quarter.