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Live Blog -- Unrest In Kyiv

At least three protesters have died during Ukraine's continuing unrest. RFE/RL will be providing live updates as the crisis in Kyiv intensifies.


Summary

Final Summary

-- At least two people have died from gunshot wounds. Another activist, who dissapeared yesterday from a Kyiv clinic, was identified by a relative in a suburban Kyiv morgue.

-- The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine announced that it had revoked visas for some officials involved in November and December violence and condemned the violence that occured early Wednesday morning.

-- Pitched conflict between riot police and protesters continued overnight on Hrushevskoho street, as protesters maintained huge fires along their barricades, using mostly burnt tires.

-- The three main opposition leaders met earlier in the day with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Later, in speeches at Independence Square they said they demanded he call early elections. Opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk gave him 24 hours.

-- Opposition leaders are expected to meet with Yanukovych again on Thursday afternoon. Vitali Klitschko, head of the Udar party, has called for a general strile to begin at noon as a way of demonstrating that opposition to the president is serious.

Glenn Kates
10:45 23.1.2014
Final Summary

-- At least two people have died from gunshot wounds. Another activist, who disappeared yesterday from a Kyiv clinic, was identified by a relative in a suburban Kyiv morgue.

-- The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine announced that it had revoked visas for some officials involved in November and December violence and condemned the violence that occured early Wednesday morning.

-- Pitched conflict between riot police and protesters continued overnight on Hrushevskoho street, as protesters maintained huge fires along their barricades, using mostly burnt tires.

-- The three main opposition leaders met earlier in the day with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Later, in speeches at Independence Square they said they demanded he call early elections. Opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk gave him 24 hours.

-- Opposition leaders are expected to meet with Yanukovych again on Thursday afternoon. Vitali Klitschko, head of the Udar party, has called for a general strile to begin at noon as a way of demonstrating that opposition to the president is serious.

Glenn Kates
01:59 23.1.2014
One more photo before wrapping up for the night.

01:50 23.1.2014
Several people have posted photos on Twitter showing apparent government supporters surrounding the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. There has been no statement from the Embassy, but the U.S. Ambassador, Geoffrey Pyatt, retweeted the photo below.



01:18 23.1.2014
Almost 20 hours after police tried to break through the barricades, this is the scene.



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