This is Independence Square in the center of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine…before and after the clashes that broke out yesterday. Click the image to enlarge.
Also, according to Ukrainian Security Service head, Aleksandr Yakimenko,
“over the last day more than 1,500 firearms and 100,000 rounds of ammunition have come into the hands of criminals.”
Yakimenko also mentioned,
“the escalation of violence and a massive use of firearms by the extremist groups. In many parts of the country, public authorities, military installations and depots with munitions are being seized. Court buildings are burning, the vandals are destroying private property and killing peaceful civilians.”
Yakimenko cited all of these factors as he announced that the government would be taking counter-terrorism measures against the rioters.
For more on these announcements, read the full story from RT here.
For more on the conflict, check out this Higher Learning story from yesterday: 9 Dead and Dozens Injured As Violence Reignites in Ukraine.
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