13 powerful images from Kyiv protests as violence escalates in Ukraine
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.
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President Viktor Yanukovych says he’s made attempts to compromise, but adds opposition leaders “crossed a line when they called people to arms.”
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.
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)
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)
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)
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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