As it happened: Ukrainian police storm Kiev protest camp

Key points

  • Kiev sees the worst violence since demonstrations began as police renew their assault on the main protest camp in the capital
  • At least 26 people dead, officials say. The dead include at least 14 protesters, 10 police officers and a journalist
  • Several hundred people have been injured on both sides
  • After failed late-night talks with opposition leaders, President Viktor Yanukovych blamed them for the violence
  • The protests began in November, when Mr Yanukovych rejected a deal with the EU in favour of closer ties with Russia
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Reporting:

  • Dominic Howell 
  • Alastair Lawson 
  • Amber Dawson 

Last updated 18 February 2014

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