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

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


Parties to the confrontation in Kiev took a "breather" and are negotiating, however, permanent confrontations continue. However, the Right Sector refused to reconcile with the authorities. The activists have won part of the Maidan and are "moving" up the Institute.

On February 18, the opposition began storming the government block. There were dead and wounded on both sides of the confrontation. In the evening of the same day, the authorities put an ultimatum on surrender and, without receiving an answer, began the assault on the Maidan, which continues to this day. Correspondent.net conducts an online broadcast of events.

11:20 Near the hotel Ukraine are working snipers.

10:57 Protesters began to seize the hotel Ukraine in the center of Kiev, and have wounded there. The evacuation of employees of the Cabinet of Ministers apparatus was also announced.

10:50 A meeting of the Ukrainian Olympic team headed by the President of the National Olympic Committee Sergey Bubka took place in the Sochi Olympic Village. The Olympians honored the memory of the dead compatriots in Ukraine with a minute of silence.

10:45 Acting chief of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kiev Valery Mazan called radical supporters of the opposition to stop radical actions.

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

10:25 The protesters again seized the Ukrainian house and rebuilt the barricades near the central entrance to it.

10:20 Dozens of internal troops from Hrushevsky Street surrendered to self-defense of Euromaydan.

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

10:10 Mobile communication on the Maidan is working with interruptions, there are no opposition leaders.

9:55 Internal troops approach Bankova Street, and two armored personnel carriers are moving to the Institutskaya Street from their side, the media reported.

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

9:10 Protesters go on the offensive on Maydan Nezalezhnosti

8:36 Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs says that from the windows of the conservatory aim at the police officers. Four law enforcement officers have already been wounded.

8:09 According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine from February 18 in Kiev, killing 28 people. Starting from 10:20 on February 18 and ending on 06:00 on February 20, 445 injured during the clashes in the center of the capital turned to the teams of emergency medical care and public health institutions of Kiev for help, 287 of them were hospitalized.

7:42 The UN called on the sides of the confrontation in Kiev to restraint.

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

6:41 At 9 am, talks between President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition will continue, journalist Mustafa Nayem told Facebook.

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

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

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6:07 Diplomats of the US State Department can not get through to the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported citing a senior official of the American foreign ministry.

5:36 The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland fly to Kiev to see the Maydan with their own eyes.

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

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

4:55 Ukrzaliznytsia explained the interruptions in the schedule of trains to Kiev by glut of the roadbed with water on the stretch.

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

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3:32 The 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 on his Facebook page a truce, which was agreed on Wednesday, February 19, 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 protesters.

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

01:59 In Kiev, they storm the Desniansky administration, in the course are Molotov's bits and cocktails

0:50 The United States introduces visa sanctions against Ukrainian officials. The ban concerns about twenty high-ranking government officials and others, RIA Novosti reported citing the source.

00:41 The vice-speaker also said that the government offers the opposition to Russia as a mediator in negotiations on the settlement of the crisis in the country.

0:30 Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Koshulinsky believes that the Verkhovna Rada will not start its work on Thursday, February 20, as it was planned earlier. "I am convinced that nothing will happen in the Verkhovna Rada, what to say, there is no trust between the authorities and the opposition," he said.

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

0:00 Today in Ukraine, the dent of mourning.


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23:53 EuroMaidan SOS declares that as of 22:00, 50 people have disappeared.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21:51 People's deputy Andrei Parubiy, who was previously injured during the riots, returned to the Independence Square.

21:39 More than a thousand trunks disappeared from the district police department of Lvov after the seizures. Among them are pistols, AK, sniper rifles and a machine gun.

21:32 On the route Kiev-Chop activists check the transport: do not go there employees of the Golden Eagle.

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

21:05 The non-factional deputy Petro Poroshenko met with the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Alexander Yakimenko, during which he called on 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 Oblast Administration, the police still manage to restrain the onslaught.

20:46 A meeting of the opposition leaders with the president may take place on Wednesday late in the evening, says the People's Deputy of the Parliament of the Regions, presidential adviser Anna Herman.

20:29 President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych instructed the working group headed by the head of the Administration, Andrei Klyuev, to accelerate the organization of a peaceful political negotiation process.

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

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

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

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19:20 As writes Insider, the protesters assembled an "air cannon" for shooting at the militia
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19:17 In Lviv, in the territory of part of the Internal troops, a warehouse with ammunition is burning

18:55 SBU clarified that it has not yet begun the antiterror operation, but is just preparing to conduct it.

18:46 The MinApK building is seized. Activists burst into the building Spilnoy spravi

18:40 I.O. premier Sergei Arbuzov met with European Commissioner Stefan Fule. "The country will use all possible chances for restoring peace," the official said.

18:30 The State Committee of Television is seized.

18:20 Kyiv mayor's office 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-Kyiv route.

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

17:56 Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine can be involved in an anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine, the Defense Ministry said.

17:35 French President Francois Hollande stated 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, unveiled official statistics on victims of mass disorders last night: nearly 800 people were injured in various degrees of severity, of which 392 were law enforcers. 83 guards order hospitalized with gunshot wounds. In total, as a result of the riots, 24 people were killed, 10 of them were policemen. In fact, MVD investigators opened 45 criminal proceedings.

17:30 Head of KCSA Vladimir Makeenko recorded another video message to Kyiv citizens and guests of the capital.

17:19 Pope Francis Francis prayed for Ukraine and the victims as a result of confrontations in Kiev. His speech was delivered by the Pontiff at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican in the presence of tens of thousands of pilgrims, including representatives of the Ukrainian community of Rome.

17:17 UDAR activists allegedly recorded military vehicles in Zhytomyr region that are moving towards Kiev, the party's press service reports.

17:15 Four firefighters were injured during the rescue of people and fire fighting in the House of Trade Unions, according to the State Emergency Situations Ministry.

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17:10 KSCA prolonged the suspension of the work of the Kiev subway in connection with the continuation of the anti-terrorist actions of the Security Service.

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

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

16:09 First deputy head of the Odessa regional council Alexei Goncharenko resigned and left the PR

16:04 The Security Service of Ukraine and the Antiterrorist Center are launching an anti-terrorist operation on the territory of the country, the statement of the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Alexander Yakimenko

15:50 The headquarters of the national resistance declares that on Wednesday evening Evromaydan will again try to disperse. "At 6 pm, the authorities are preparing a second Majdan force attack, which was received by the National Resistance Headquarters from their sources," the message says on the website of the Fatherland.

15:46 Acting Minister of Health Raisa Bogatyreva declares that at the moment there are 263 participants of mass actions in medical institutions of Kyiv.

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15:44 Doctors have rendered assistance to more than 370 law enforcers, who were injured in the confrontation with the protesters, quoting the Interior Ministry's press service, acting Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko.

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15:40 In Sumy, near the building of the city police headquarters, clashes of protesters with law enforcers began, UNIAN reports.

15:31 The International Olympic Committee rejected the request of Ukrainian athletes about the possibility of performing with mourning bandages as a sign of regret for those killed in Ukraine.

15:17 The Transport Commission of Kiev called illegal the decision to close the metro, and recommended immediately to restore the work of the subway, said on his Facebook page one of the employees of the Kyiv City Council.

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15:11 Investigators of internal affairs bodies registered almost 40 criminal cases related to mass riots. This was reported by Oleg Tatarov, deputy head of the Main Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the press service of the ministry reports.

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15:09 Doctors who provide medical care to those who suffered as a result of the riots assert that more than two thousand people were injured in Kyiv, Channel 5 reports.

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

14:48 In Kiev, for a day, rescuers extinguished a fire in 18 cars in six districts, the State Emergency Service reports.

14:43 Opposition and the majority in the parliament are ready to hold an emergency meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, if an understandable agenda is agreed upon, the Party of Regions deputy Vladimir Oliynyk said in a commentary by Correspondent.net.

14:34 Reinforced concrete slabs are installed on Grushevsky.

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14:30 The bread deficit is observed in some metropolitan shops, while in Kievkhleb they assure that the factory baked all the products according to the order and it was delivered in time to the outlets.

14:19 Pope Francis urges to immediately stop the violence in Ukraine.

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

14:10 The governor of the Chernivtsi region, Mikhail Papiev, broadcast a statement on resignation right in front of the television cameras right in the crowd of protesters.

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14:08 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on international partners to assess objectively the situation in Ukraine as much as possible, and will calculate that the world community will condemn the manifestation of extremism in the country. "In Ukraine, we are sensitive to the reaction of the world community to the last dramatic development of events in Kiev, calling on all international partners of our state to be as objective as possible in evaluating 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 took the Main Post office on Independence Square, the correspondent of RBC-Ukraine reports.

13:55 The coach of Donetsk Shakhtar Mircea Lucescu said that if the protests in the capital do not stop before March 2, the match with Kiev Dynamo at the NSC Olympic is unlikely to take place.

13:47 MTS informs about interruptions with mobile communication in the network due to a fire in the Trade Unions' House on Maydan Nezalezhnosti, where the equipment of base stations is located.

13:25 19 people in Kiev died of gunshot wounds. According to the KSCA, another 166 people are in hospital in serious condition.

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

13:07 In Lutsk, protesters seized the building of the local State Administration, as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

13:05 In Rivne, the demonstrators seized the building of the Rivne regional state administration, the prosecutor's office and the Berkut base.

13:03 Five dead soldiers of internal troops got sniper wounds in the head and neck area. The commander of the Interior Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Lieutenant-General Stanislav Shulyak informed about this in his address, the press service of the ministry reports.

12:52 Arrival to the dam of Kievsoy HPS from the left bank is closed.

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

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

12:27 EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said that the authorities and the opposition should immediately begin a dialogue.

12:15 President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych announced on February 20 a day of mourning.

12:13 The Ministry of Internal Affairs informed about the 10th militiaman who was killed.

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12:12 The Executive Committee of the Lviv Regional Council-Narodna Rada has assumed full responsibility for the fate of the region and has subordinated to itself all the executive bodies, according to the website of the Lviv regional council.

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12:10 Protesters in Uzhgorod entered the Transcarpathian State Administration almost without obstacles.

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

12:05 Three military servicemen of Crimea were killed in the course of the clashes on February 18 - deputies of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea honored their memory in the session with a minute of silence.

11:58 Law enforcement agencies launched an offensive on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the police again use water cannons and are trying to crowd out people.

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11:46 The SBU is investigating illegal actions of individual politicians aimed at seizing power in Ukraine.

11:45 Law enforcers sleep right on the street.

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11:43 President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych invites opposition leaders today to sit down at the negotiating table, Anna Rehrmann, Party of Regions deputy Anna Herman, said in a commentary by Correspondent.net.

11:40 Minister of the Interior Vitaly Zakharchenko laid the blame for the killed and wounded policemen on Maidan on opposition politicians. "Extremists on the Independence Square have firearms, we talked about their radical moods, that they are ready and prepared to use weapons.The entire responsibility for these events that occurred, in my opinion, should lie on the shoulders of these irresponsible politicians.I emphasize that law enforcement officers did not use firearms.With localization of unrest, police officers were armed only with special means to shoot elastic bullets, "he said.

11:34 SOS organization published "hot phones" of lawyers who can be called in case of emergency.

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

11:11 Kyiv police opened criminal proceedings in connection with the murder of journalist Vesti Vyacheslav Veremei.

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

10:55 The roads of Kiev as of Wednesday morning are free, despite the fact that the Kiev Metro does not work from 16.00 on Tuesday. According to Yandex service traffic jams, congestion in Kiev is two points on a 10-point scale.

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10:41 An unspoken ceasefire is observed in the last hours on the Maidan, only a few protesters throw stones at the law-enforcing agencies from time to time, but they do not take any last steps, the correspondent of Channel 5 reports from the scene. 10:38 The Ministry of Defense states that everything is in order with military depots and no one has attacked them. "All our units are under control, there are no problems, all the WUA's warehouses are in order," the agency assured the defense department. 10:33 A list of the names of detained activists was published on the Facebook page of SOS in the social network. According to their information in the district departments, as of 5:00 on February 19 there are more than 50 people. 10:22 Acting Prime Minister Sergei Arbuzov considers the riots in Kiev an attempt to seize power, and not a manifestation of democracy. 10:15 In the refectory of the 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 unrest in Kiev there are no foreigners.
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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 the attempt of the "Right Sector" to hide the presence of weapons and explosives in the building. 9:52 The number of law enforcement officers who died in the riots on Tuesday and Wednesday night increased to nine. According to the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 371 officers of the law enforcement agencies applied for medical assistance. As a whole, 349 law enforcement officers were hospitalized, and 74 siloviki had gunshot wounds. 9:50 As a result of clashes between protesters and law enforcers as of 6.00 Wednesday, 25 people were killed, the press service of the Ministry of Health. 9:43 The police took 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 The drivers of the capital taxi refuse to travel to the city center, and some carrier companies raised tariffs due to the tense situation in the capital, Korrespondent.net reported the dispatchers of several taxi services. 9:25 Militia officers and servicemen of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs do not use firearms during the protection of public order and localization of mass riots in the center of Kiev, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs informs. "It can be assumed that these injuries could be inflicted by the victims themselves," the police said. 08:20 The first buses from Lviv arrived to Maidan
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08:12 According to the latest reports, the special forces of the siloviki are moving to the Maydan along the streets of Kostelnaya and Mikhailovskaya (from Mikhailovskaya Square).

07:55 15 buses with pro-government activists left Odessa for "putting things in order"

07:22 Hospitals in Kiev ask to donate blood for the wounded.

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06:55 The Metro will not work all morning - this is what the KCSA website writes about.

05.59 Vyacheslav Veremiy, journalist of the Vesti newspaper, died in the ambulance hospital. He was dragged from the taxi by unknown people and wounded in a stomach with a firearm.

05:57 President Viktor Yanukovych said that the opposition leaders crossed the border when they called people to arms and should be brought before a court that will determine their punishment, or else dissociate themselves from the radicals

05:42 Reinforcement from Lviv arrives at Maydan Nezalezhnosti

05:27 The building of the conservatory burns in the center of Kiev

04:48 Siloviki resumed the offensive on the Maidan. There are grenade explosions. The demonstrators throw Molotov cocktails, strengthen the barricades

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

04:15 30 people were saved in the House of Trade Unions during a fire

03:37 On the Truhanov Island found the corpse of the activist Maidan. He was a native of Donetsk region

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

03.14 Two traffic policemen killed in Kiev, another wounded

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

02:37 The president's talks with the opposition leaders failed. According to the leader of the UDAP, Vitali Klitschko, "Viktor Yanukovych inadequately assesses the situation"

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

02.03 The employee of Berkut tore off his hand on Maidan

01:17 House of Trade Unions in Kiev, people are blocked

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

00:39 Turchinov, according to him, was easily wounded. "It's okay," the politician wrote on Twitter.

00:26 Yanukovych's meeting with Klitschko and Yatseniuk has not started yet

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

00:17 Explosions are heard on the Maidan, security agencies use water cannons


23:43 Yanukovych meets with Yatsenyuk and Klitschko

23:06 Klitschko came to meet with Yanukovych

23:02 The police claims six dead law-enforcers.

22:55 In Ternopil, activists seized the OGA and surrounded the city police department.

22:29 The fourth law enforcer died.

22:15 On the Internet there was a video, as on Majdan burned BTR

22:02 On Maydan, the water cannon moved the protester, the guy was killed

21:54 Commandant of Maidan Andrew Parubia has a stroke

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

21:35 The golden eagle has launched an attack from the European Square

21:28 In Moscow, they say that they can not fly to Boryspil - the airport is allegedly closed.

21:20 The Lvov Regional State Administration has been seized, in Ivano-Frankivsk there is an assault on the SBU, they write in social networks.

21:10 People's deputy of the Party of Regions Oleg Tsarev on air of the TV channel "Russia-24" said that within an hour the Maidan will be dispersed.

21:03 The court ruled to unblock the streets Khreshchatyk and Institutskaya, according to journalist Channel 5 Svyatoslav Tsegolko on his Facebook page.

20:55 Channel 5 broadcast across Ukraine has stopped. Now it can only be viewed on the Internet.

20:48 Tents are burning near the Savings Bank, activist Vitaly 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 scoundrels!" said the politician.

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

20:29 According to some sources, one APC has been set on fire.

This satanic power will be destroyed! Death to these scoundrels!
Oleg Tyagnibok, VO Svoboda

20:21 Under the noise of grenades, the protesters sang the hymn of Ukraine. Others throw Molotov cocktails in law enforcement. The sound of the video is muffled by the singing of a hymn.

20:15 Former US ambassador to Ukraine Stephen Pifer wrote in his Twitter that attacking Maidan "Yanukovich kills any possibility of dialogue."

20:10 Of police megaphones on Maydan Nezalezhnosti calls for protesters to disperse. Protesters watered with water cannons. Law enforcement officers describe the operation in the center of Kiev as an anti-terrorist operation. "Respect women and children, leave the territory ... now there will be an anti-terrorist operation," says the megaphones.

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20:02 From the side of the October Palace, Maidan stormed, light-and-noise and gas grenades fly. On the European side, shooting does not stop.

20:00 European Commissioner for Enlargement and the European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Füle in a telephone conversation with the Acting President. Prime Minister of Ukraine Sergei Arbuzov received assurances that no weapons will be used in Kiev - Kalashnikov will "remain silent" at Berkut.

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

19:45 The media reported that an APC was approaching the Maidan from the European square.

19:37 The Department of Health of the Kyiv City Administration confirmed the death of five participants in mass clashes in the center of Kiev.

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

19:32 Head of KCSA Vladimir Makeenko recorded an emergency video message to the citizens of Kyiv and guests of the city. In particular, he called for refraining from traveling to the center of the capital in connection with the current situation.

19:10 Law enforcers released the Ukrainian house and cordoned off the House of Trade Unions.

19:03 The Ministry of Internal Affairs is already reporting about two dead policemen. Three law enforcers in a coma, one in a state of clinical death.

19:00 Kiev paralyzed 10-point traffic jams.

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18:34 On the Internet appeared allegedly today's video, which captures the entry into the capital of an armored personnel carrier.

18:15 The Interior Ministry reported the death of a policeman, a preliminary cause of death - a gunshot wound.

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

17:35 Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 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, two people died at the exit from the Khreshchatyk metro station on the Institutskaya Street: a man and a woman are 50-60 years old.

17:23 In Facebook they write that two of the three bands were blocked on the Zhitomir highway.

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

17:17 Several tents of protesters burned at the Globus TC.

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

17:00 Participants of the working group on the settlement of the political crisis in Ukraine state violations by the opposition leaders of the agreements reached during the talks and demand to stop the escalation of the conflict, said a member of the working group, acting member of the working group. Minister of Justice Elena Lukash.

16:56 Tents are burning on the Maidan.

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16:51 Because of the unrest in Kiev, the work of the underground was completely stopped.

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

16:47 Law enforcers repulsed the October Palace from the protesters.

16:37 The Berkut started storming the Maidan barricade on the Institutskaya Street near the upper exit of the Khreshchatyk metro station, reports LB.ua.

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

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

16:31 Four central stations of the Kiev subway are closed to the entrance and exit, as well as to stop trains.

16:30 On the Maidan from the hotel of the Dnieper go about a thousand siloviki.

16:10 The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service gave the protesters time until 18:00 to stop the "outrage", promising, otherwise, to move to "tough" actions.

16:06 A fire broke out in the KSCA.

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16:02 The Ministry of Internal Affairs informs that at the moment as a result of skirmishes with protesters, 47 law enforcers have already been injured.

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15:52 Facebook has a photo of protesters shooting at law enforcement.

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15:45 Facebook has a photo, which allegedly captured the corpses of protesters in the House of Officers.

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15:32 A deputy from the Party of Regions Oleg Tsarev said that during the storming of the regional offices on Lipskaya two people were killed.

15:26 The soldiers of the Golden Eagle on the corner of Hrushevsky Street and Fortress Lane attacked the leader of Freedom Oleg Tyahnybok and a group of deputies from the party, reports Lb.ua.

15:24 The Interior Ministry reported that the protesters are trying to seize the previously vacated building of the KSCA.

15:06 According to unconfirmed information in the clashes killed three people.

15:03 Wounded security officials leave the "battlefield".

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

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14:50 The protesters seized and detained a serviceman of the Internal Troops on Maidan, the press service of the Verkhovna Rada confirmed.

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

14:42 The Verkhovna Rada protection has locked the doors of the central entrance from the inside and is preparing fire hydrants.

14:36 ​​One of the epicenter of the collision was the Institute, where there is a fierce confrontation between the protesters and law enforcers.

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14:26 The soldiers of the Golden Eagle have released the office of the Party of Regions on Lipskaya.

14:23 In all at the moment, 37 law enforcers were injured as a result of clashes with protesters, the press service of the Internal Troops reported. At the same time, five BB fighters received gunshot wounds.

14:09 The right sector urges the owners of firearms to come urgently to the Maidan to protect the protesters in connection with possible dispersal, the organization's appeal says on the social networking page VKontakte.

13:57 Two more hundreds of siloviks were also pulled into the Garden.

13:55 Internal troops deny the information that the commander of the BB issued an order to shoot protesters in the event of a conflict.

13:39 Water cannons were used at the Shelkovichnaya against the protesters, explosions were heard on Sadovaya - the deputy of the Fatherland Alexander Briginets.

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13:36 Tires and equipment are burning on Sadovoe.

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13:25 Reinforcement of Berkut is being pulled up to Silkovich, according to approximate information - several hundred fighters.

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

13:20 There is smoke over the Verkhovna Rada.

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13:16 Collisions in the Mariinsky Park stopped, protesters build barricades.

13:14 At the Institute activists captured six VV soldiers. One of them was wounded in the head.

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

13:10 A group of armed special forces descends down Grushevskiy towards the barricades, said the deputy of the Fatherland, the 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 seized building of the ministry through the back door.

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12:58 Berkut began to crowd out participants of the protest action from Lipskaya, where the office of the Party of Regions is located.

12:55 To the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Vladimir Rybak came doctors - he has high blood pressure and hypertensive crisis.

12:50 The Interior Ministry says that servicemen of the internal troops are saving people who are jumping out of the windows of buildings that the protesters are trying to capture.

12:37 Protesters climbed on the roofs of houses on Shelkovichnaya and Institutskaya, from where law enforcers threw off the silenced grenades, and drove out militiamen from there.

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

12:28 Protesters began to break doors into the office of the Party of Regions on Lipskaya Street. The demonstrators threw a Molotov cocktail into the building, the stairs and the window lit up.

12:27 Clashes of protesters with the police began in the Mariinsky park near the walls of the Verkhovna Rada.

12:24 The militia declares the use of firearms by the protesters.

12:22 The protesters seized the building of the Ministry of Health.

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

12:09 It is informed about seven wounded law enforcement officers.

11:56 The police reported the destruction of bits of a pharmacy at the Institute.

11:47 As the correspondent of LB.ua reports from the scene, ten protesters were injured, one tore off a hand.

11:43 The office of the Party of Regions is trying to storm Lipskaya.

11:40 Facebook reports that radical protesters also started using weapons, shooting law enforcement officers.

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11:37 The golden eagle throws light-shot grenades right from the roofs of buildings.

11:27 Meanwhile, unknown people set fire to the tents of Antimaydan in the Mariinsky Park.

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11:23 On Silkovichnaya law enforcers climbed onto the roofs of houses and threw out light-silenced grenades.

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

11:12 Dumper truck was set on fire at Silk Car. In the place of emergency, a fire engine is going.

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11:05 The main clashes take place on the Silkwich: the protesters throw paving stones at the law enforcers, those keep the defense.

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11:02 The protesters harness the captured trucks.

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10:59 Svobodovets Alexander Aronets reports on the use of law enforcement weapons. On the roofs, ostensibly, snipers are seen.

10:55 Clashes on Shelkovichnaya and Institutskaya continue. Law enforcers use tear gas and flash noisy 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 came to the government quarter.

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10:28 Clashes started on Shelkovichnaya. From the place of "battle" the first victims are taken away.

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10:24 The commandant of EuroMaidan, the deputy of the Fatherland Andrey Parubiy, addressed Grushevsky.

10:15 Approaches to the Verkhovna Rada by the cars of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine are blocked along the Shelkovichnaya street. The protesters are climbing cars and throwing law enforcers with stones and sticks. The golden eagle in response uses noise grenades.

10:04 Fatherland blocked the parliamentary rostrum. Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleg Tyagnibok, the reason for such an act is the absence in the plan of today of the issue of the return of the Constitution-2004.

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

09:45 The first fight. The activist was beaten when trying to "unlock" the passage to the Rada through the Berkutovites' formation.

09:17 Member of the faction Fatherland Alexander Briginets says that Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Rybak refuses to register the decision to return to the Constitution of 2004.

09:14 The golden eagle is preparing for confrontation

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09:00 Under the Rada, columns of PR supporters are being formed. The opposition claims that these are "titles".

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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 Euromaidans and the authorities moved from Maidan Nezalezhnosti to Hrushevsky Street to the Dinamo Stadium. Lobanovsky. It was from here that the protesters went to storm the government block.