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RFE/RLive: Chaos In Kyiv

An activist mourns felllow protesters killed in clashes with riot police in Kyiv on February 20.
At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in violent clashes between protesters and police that reemerged this week despite a "truce" agreed between President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders on the night of February 19.

Reports of the use of live ammunition in the confrontations is supported by video footage, while EU officials continue to urge a political resolution.

RFE/RL's Power Vertical host Brian Whitmore interviews RFE/RL's Ukraine Service journalist Natalia Churikova to get the latest in this fluid and rapidly developing story.

We invite you to post questions in advance and follow updates for live links to the Google+ Hangout on Twitter and Facebook.

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