Update of the situation in Ukraine (February, 18 – 20)

February, 18 (morning).

Deputies from opposition parties planned rose the question concerning returning to previous Constitution (2004) with limited powers of president during session of Verhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament). Protesters started movement to the Verhovna Rada for making circle around Parliament to show their support of returning to previous Constitution and demand reelection of President and Parliament. Speaker of the Parliament refused to register the consideration for a return to the old constitution. Deputies from opposition blocked the rostrum of Parliament demanded to consider their proposals.

There were started confrontation between protesters and police, which was supported by titushky in same places with usage the stun grenades and other kind of weapons. Protesters also started used paving stones, Molotov cocktails and sticks.

February, 18 (afternoon).

After the battles between police and protesters in several places in governmental quarter with usage not only traumatic but military weapons people ran back to the Maydan. To this moment up to 7 people have been killed. Police launched an attack towards Maydan. Here is video how police and titushky with guns finish off to death the people – http://censor.net.ua/video_news/271640/desyatki_banditov_iz_militsii_i_titushek_nasmert_zabivayut_boyitsov_samooborony_v_mariinskom_parke_video

Security Service of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs announced an ultimatum with the requirement to completely release maidan from protesters to 18 p.m. Metro was fully stopped. Police started block streets around Maydan.

February, 18 (evening – night).

Coordinators of protesters call to all people come to the Maydan and help to defend main protesters place (Maydan of Independence). Armored troop-carriers began to move toward the center of Kyiv. It was confirmed hundreds of wounded people from both sides. Also have been confirmed several death of policeman.

Police started assault of Maydan at 8 p.m. with armored troop-carriers, water jet vehicles and guns. During negotiations between opposition leaders and president Yanukovich demanded to  leave Maydan and only then to return to negotiations.

Attempts to clean up the Maydan continues all night.

Here is the video police (marked the same as titushky with yellow stripes) armed with the military weapon – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls74ne52xiI

Here is the video attack the barricade by the armored troop-carrier – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoMUxGkBlf0

People in western regions of Ukraine started capture of governmental buildings including police and Security Service of Ukraine.

February, 19 (morning).

Police stopped attack the Maydan. Ministry of Health confirmed death of 25 people and number of wounded more than 350. Authority organised blocking the Kyiv for preventing coming supporters to the Maydan, but some groups find ways bypassing roadblocks and join to protesters.

In Dnipropetrovsk started protest near regional council and administration. People demanded from authority to stop the violence from police in Ukraine and start negotiations. Also people call Dnipropetrovsk authority to declare mourning for the victims of yesterday’s clashes in Kiev. As answer authority orginised the concert near meeting place with dancing and singing of happy songs.

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(See video here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=489436637829573&set=vb.100002897221192&type=2&theater )

500 paratroopers sent to Kyiv from Dnipropetrovsk. This information confirmed by Ministry of Armed Forces.

February, 19 (day – evening).

No open fire between police and protesters. Medical volunteers from the Maydan says about more than 2000 wounded people after nights assoult. Yanukovich changed Chief of the military forces and Commander Naval Forces. Security Service of Ukraine say about staring antiterrorist operation on all Ukraine territory. It is means in fact emergency and unlimited powers of police and military. Some of the police units begun to join protesters, mainly in western regions.

February, 20 (morning – day).

Protesters begun attack the police military forces which that surrounded the Maydan. Both sides use open fire. Parliament and Cabinet of Ministers evacuated. New dead, say that snipers killing people on the Maydan and around streets. Deputies from Party of Regions mass out the party in many regions.

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