SITUATION IN UKRAINE: AHEAD OF EU TALKS IN KIEV

Anti-government protesters are again clashing with police in Kiev, despite a truce agreed between the Ukrainian president and opposition leaders, BBC reports.

Some live rounds have been fired but it is not clear by whom. Protesters are throwing petrol bombs, while police are using water cannon.

Three European Union foreign ministers are in Kiev for talks before an EU meeting to discuss possible sanctions.

The health ministry says the death toll in protests this week has risen to 28.

Fires burned at the main protest camp, the Maidan, through the night. On Thursday morning, BBC journalists there said some live rounds had been fired and one wounded person was being treated.

Two armoured vehicles have been seen in the street leading towards the square. Thursday has been declared a day of mourning for the dead.

Most of the victims died during clashes on Tuesday – the bloodiest day since the unrest erupted in late November.

20.02.2014

Source: BBC News