Ukraine’s political crisis escalated sharply Tuesday, February 18th, with at least nine people reported killed and scores injured in violent, often fiery battles between anti-government demonstrators and police in Kiev.
The clashes outside parliament erupted after the opposition accused the government of ignoring its demands even after nearly three months of protests that have paralyzed the capital. It was the worst violence since the protests began in late November. (AP)
(Photos by Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo (3), Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photo, Andrew Kravchenko/REUTERS/Pool, Maks Levin/REUTERS)