abc
QUICK LINKS:

Doctor: At Least 70 Protesters Killed in Kiev

Updated: 02/20/2014 4:25 PM
Created: 02/20/2014 11:12 AM WDIO.com

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - It's been a violent day in Ukraine's capital of Kiev, where protesters tossed firebombs at police -- and government snipers fired back. A protest doctor says at least 70 people were killed and hundreds were wounded. And he says the death toll could rise.

In all, according to protesters and Ukrainian authorities, more than 100 people have died this week in clashes in Kiev, after three months of mostly peaceful protests. At the center of the revolt is the question of whether Ukraine will have strong ties with Russia or the West.

There were shocking scenes today on Ukrainian TV of protesters being gunned down and lying on the pavement as fellow demonstrators rush to their aid. Teams of protesters are seen carrying bodies away on sheets of plastic or on planks of wood.

One of the wounded, a volunteer medic, sent out a brief Twitter message after she was shot in the neck. It read, "I'm dying." But she's listed in serious condition after being operated on.

Protesters are also seen leading policemen with their hands held high around the sprawling protest camp in central Kiev. Ukrainian officials say 67 police were captured. An opposition lawmaker says they're being held in Kiev's city hall, which is occupied by protesters.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital have shattered the brief truce Thursday and an Associated Press reporter has seen dozens of bodies laid out on the edge of the protest encampment.
AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Front Page

  • Special Report: Pattie's Journey

    A local woman shares her journey in the fight against breast cancer.  She's sharing the struggle of letting go of what she can't control and reclaiming what cancer strips away.

  • E-Cigarette Business Booming as FDA Proposes New Regulations

    Regulating the sale and use of electronic cigarettes is the goal of new rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration Thursday. If approved, e-cigarette sales would be banned to people under age 18, a warning label would be placed on the devices, and manufacturers would be required to tell the FDA what's in their products.

  • Cancellations & Closures

    We've received a few event cancellations due to the snow.  To have your event added to the list, email news@wdio.com.

  • Gregory Arthur Thurston Man Missing in Itasca Co.

    Itasca County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in finding a missing man, Gregory Arthur Thurston.  The 51-year-old man was last seen around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday on foot in rural Bigfork near County Road 52.

  • Dining Out for Life in Duluth

    Eating at one of a half-dozen Duluth restaurants today can help Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS.  The "Dining Out for Life" event raises money for the Aliveness Project.

 

Winter Weather Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Carlton, South St. Louis
Expires: 4/25/2014 12:00 AM

Winter Storm Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 4/25/2014 7:00 AM

Winter Weather Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Central St. Louis; Koochiching; North St. Louis
Expires: 4/25/2014 7:00 AM

Winter Storm Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Northern Cook, Northern Lake; Southern Cook, North Shore
Expires: 4/25/2014 12:00 PM

Flood Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Aitkin; Crow Wing
Expires: 3/31/2014 7:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement