-- 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.
"From the first day we were strongly against him [participating in the protests], but he didn't listen," says Nigoyan.
He adds that his son may have refused to listen because he was depressed and was having relationship problems.
"These people work against the government," he said. "Noone has the right to use force against police. They have used sticks, stones and other things. The police have the right to defend their lives and because of that I think it was right that four people were killed."
He said authorities should take even stronger action tomorrow.
The deputy had shown up unannounced at a demonstration to commemorate protesters who had reportedly died in Kyiv earlier in the day. RFE/RL can currently only confirm three deaths, although an opposition medic has said five people have been killed.
Video via our Ukrainian Service.
Ukraine's Institute for Mass Information reports that at least 42 journalists have been injured in clashes on Hrushevskoho street over the past three days.
His fellow activist, Ihor Lutsenko, reported on Facebook yesterday that ten men had abducted them from a hospital and brought them to a forrest, where they were separated. He said the abductors carried out a mock execution, and that he’d “said goodbye” to his life at least three times before they abandoned him. He described the experience as “very hard, morally and physically."