Standoff remains today after Jan. 22 clashes kill five protesters, injure more than 300

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Jan. 23, 2014, 8:04 a.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Kyiv Post

A police officer takes aim at protesters on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv on Jan. 22. Five anti-government demonstrators were killed in clashes with police, four by gunshot wounds, while at least 300 others were injured as police sought to forcefully disperse protests.

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A tense standoff remained overnight on Jan. 23, a day after violent clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators left five protesters dead, including four from gunshot wounds, medical workers said. Despite official denials, the victims were killed by advancing police officers, EuroMaidan activists, eyewitnesses and opposition politicians allege. 

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