February 19, 2014 8:20 am
Updated: February 19, 2014 8:26 am

13 powerful images from Kyiv protests as violence escalates in Ukraine

Monuments to Kiev's founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine onTuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

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Ukraine’s president is blaming opposition leaders for the latest deadly violence in Kyiv that’s killed at least 25 people and injured more than 240.

READ MORE: 25 killed in Kyiv clashes

President Viktor Yanukovych says he’s made attempts to compromise, but adds opposition leaders “crossed a line when they called people to arms.”

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The deaths came in clashes yesterday between police and protesters, who want Ukraine to align itself with the European Union and not Russia.

Canada is condemning the violence.

READ MORE:  Canada signals medical aid to Ukraine activists, condemns violence: Baird

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he will provide medical aid money to help activists injured “while speaking out peacefully in support of democracy.”

Below is a  look at some captivating images from the deadly protests in Kyiv, Ukraine:

In this satellite image provided by Skybox Imaging and taken by SkySat-1 on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at 11:10 a.m. local time, smoke rises from the site of anti-government protests, upper center, in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo credit: Skybox Imaging/AP Photo)
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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine on Feb. 18. 2014. / (Photo credit: Emeric Fohlen/AP Photo)
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A young anti-government protester takes part in clash with police in Kiev on Feb.  18, 2014. (Photo credit: Andrew Kravchenko/Getty Images)
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Anti-government protesters walk amid debris and flames near the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on Feb. 19, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine.  (Photo credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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An injured anti-government protester awaits treatment at the Mikhailovsky Monastery, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital, on February 19, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Anti-government demonstrators stand on barricades during clashes with riot police in Kyiv on Feb. 8, 2014. (Photo credit: Sandro Maddalena/Getty Images)
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Anti-government demonstrators clash with riot police in central Kyiv on Feb. 18, 2014. Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko on February 18 urged women and children to leave the opposition’s main protest camp on Kiev’s Independence Square, known as Maidan, as riot police massed nearby. (Photo credit: Sandro Maddalena)
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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine on Feb. 18, 2014. (Photo credit: Emeric Fohlen/AP Photo)
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Anti-government protesters carry a wounded man during clashes with riot police in Kyiv on Feb. 18, 2014. (Photo credit: Yury Kirnichny/Getty Images)
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Protesters clash with riot police in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014. (Photo credit: Anatolii Boiko/Getty Images)
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Flames engulf the main anti-government protest camp on Independence Square on Feb. 18, 2014 as riot police tried to force demonstrators out Anti-government protest in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo credit: Emeric Fohlen/AP Photo)
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