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At least 22 reported dead,
more than 1,000 injured in
Feb. 18 clashes

Kyiv Post, by Staff

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Posted By:John c, 2/18/2014 9:32:01 PM

(Kyiv, Ukraine) Open warfare broke out on the streets of Kyiv today, with at least 22 persons reportedly killed and more than 1,000 people injured. It was a day of non-stop bloodletting, smoke, fire and screeching ambulances. The death toll was likely to rise as police went on the offensive after sundown, advancing on thousands of protesters on Independence Square at 8 p.m. with gunshots, a water cannon and an armored personnel carrier. Tents housing protesters were burning on the main square, a fire fueled by protesters with tires as a defense against police attacks.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/18/2014 10:51:58 PM     (No. 9737872)

So big deal, that just sounds like a good night in Chicago.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mackrand, 2/18/2014 11:41:25 PM     (No. 9737929)

Well, #1, that is certainly a flip remark but one that a lot of people would say including me at times. Chicago is small beans compared to the Ukraine however.

The problem with these regional conflicts is that somehow they tend to spread to other nearby areas. See the Middle East for an example. (That area has been basically on fire for several years now.) I am concerned that Russia will step in to "help" rather than leaving the Ukraine to sort out their own problems. So far it is mostly local in nature and I personally would like to see it stay that way..

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