Kyiv unrest death toll reaches 98

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March 4, 2014, 12:41 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Medics attend to an anti-government protester beaten by Berkut riot police after the special unit stormed protesters’ barricades and pushed them down Hrushevskoho Street to Independence Square in central Kyiv on Jan. 22.
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 The number of people who died as a result of clashes in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, currently stands at 98, doctors have said.

 As many as 1,008 people injured during the unrest in Kyiv have sought medical care since February 18, the Health Ministry press service said. Of them, 657 people were admitted to hospitals.

Of them, 226 were still at clinics as of Tuesday morning.

A report issued on March 3 put the death toll from the recent clashes in Kyiv at 95.

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