URGENT UKRAINE UPDATE No2

Kiev protests 18. FebruaryFebruary 19, 2014     Ukraine, 01:00 (Gmt +2)
At least 14  people reported dead (plus 7unconfirmed) at this moment.
– 3 dead bodies at the Officers house at Hrushevskogo street   (photo proofed)
– 2 older people (man and woman) found dead at the barricadres at the Institutska streeet (near the entrance to the Khreschatyk metro station) (photo proofed)
– 1 man died near the National Bank building (photo proofed)
– 1 protestor was founded with had cut near the Parliament building (BBC journalists report)
– 5 people killed during the Maidan crackdown (The Mirrow of Week journalist report)
– 2 dead people just brought to the Kyiv city hospital #17 (information from MP Iryna Geraschenko)
– 7 people brought to the  Kyiv city morgue (to be confirmed)
At least 3 people died of bullet wounds.  Read more at  http://goo.gl/MrdjIP
Maidan crackdown started at 20:03. Riot police and internal troops used 3 watter cannons. 2 of them were torched by the protestors. Riot police continues to use live weapons and grenades against protesters.
Riot police is seting up the Independence Square on fire,  burning tents of the protestros with Molotov coctails. Currently part of the Globus trading centre, Trade Union house and The Independance monument (the stella) are burning. The Maidan medical service and hostipal has been evacuated from the TradeUnion house to the Myhaylivskyi cathedral nearby.A lot of people are in detained and brought to Kyiv police departments. In 5 police departments lawyers are not allowed to the jailed protesters.

In Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano Frankivsk (Western Ukraine) protesters blocked and stormed the offices of the regional police departments. In Ternopil the police office is burning. In Lviv the Prosecutors Office and State Security offices are blocked. Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk state administrations are  reoccupied by protesters. In Western Ukraine people block the internal troops’ bases. Rivne (Cenral Ukraine) people are storming Berkut riot police basecamp.

Kiev protests 18. February
More than 500 people are injured in Kyiv. 110 people are in Kyiv city hospitals (№17 on Laboratorna, 20 street, Emergency hospital). A lot of the injured people are brought to self organized hospitals in churches and private clinics.Internal Ministry made official statement of 7 policeman died, 159 injured and 35 in the hospital.

Kiev protests 18. FebruaryKyiv city is blocked. According to the Internal Ministry official statement all entrances to Kyiv will be blocked since midnigh. Kyiv city administration made official statement that undergound metro station will be closed. The airports are still working. Information about stopped airconnection is not confirmed.  Experts believe that de facto the state of emergency is being established without any legal procedures in place.

More than 30 000 people are at the Maidan right now. They are attacked by more than 10 000 riot police and internal troops. More and more people are comming to the Maidan by foot. Both men and women.

More photos – http://goo.gl/HWWYWO
Photos attached by Vladyslav Sodel and Dmytro Larin
The Civic Sector of Euromaidan 
 
Contact person:
Olha Halabala
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