Crowd swells on Hrushevskoho Street as standoff with police intensifies; three deaths reported, two from gunshot wounds
A crowd chanting "Murderers!" and "Glory to Ukraine" briefly retreated this morning after a police assault on their positions left two men dead from gunshot wounds. A third victim, also a protester, reportedly died from injuries in a fall.
While the general prosecutor confirmed the gunshot deaths, Kyiv police denied that officers fired on the protesters and the prosecutor said the circumstances of the deaths are under investigation.
The demonstrators quickly regrouped and renewed parts of barricades torn down by officers and returned to their original standoff point on Hrushevskoho Street after getting pushed back to European Square, some 500 meters away.
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