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Apocalyptic Maidan: Torn by deadly clashes, Kiev plunges deeper into chaos (PHOTOS)

Published time: February 20, 2014 12:56
Edited time: February 20, 2014 16:02
Kiev, February 19, 2014 (AFP Photo/Sergei Supinsky)

Kiev, February 19, 2014 (AFP Photo/Sergei Supinsky)

As the battle for Kiev’s city center rages on, the once-beautiful heart of the Ukrainian capital is now engulfed in flames by night and smoke by day, projecting end-of-the-world images of total disarray and destruction.

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Darkness never completely falls on Independence Square (Maidan) at night…

Kiev, February 19, 2014 (AFP Photo/Louisa Gouliamaki)

…as it is lit up by flaming barricades all over the place, keeping security officers away.

Kiev, February 19, 2014 (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Rioters take the flames from the burning barricades.

Kiev, February 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)

Light of day reveals the littered, smoking strip of ‘neutral zone’ between riot police and the protesters’ camp.

Kiev, February 19, 2014 (Reuters/Olga Yakimovich)

A protester with a handmade shield moves alone through the devastated city center.

Kiev, February 19, 2014 (Reuters/Olga Yakimovich)

Kiev’s pavements are being dismantled by protesters, who in this way replenish their stock of stones to hurl at police.

Kiev, February 18, 2014 (Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin)

Walking amid the rubble, burnt tires and pieces of wood, the police cover themselves up with shields, hiding from possible attack.

Kiev, February 19, 2014 (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

Protesters’ camp during the short-lived truce, which only survived a few hours to be broken by new deadly clashes, which have by now claimed at least 64 lives, according to the official estimates.

Kiev, February 19, 2014 (RIA Novosti/Alexei Furman)

Maidan hospital sources are claiming that 70 people have been killed on the rioters’ side on Thursday alone.

Kiev, February 18, 2014 (AFP Photo/Sergei Supinsky)

Skeletons of burned-out vehicles and heaps of tires shape today’s landscape in Kiev’s city center.

Kiev, February 17, 2014 (Reuters/Vlad Sodel)

Comments (24)

 

andrea ottone 21.02.2014 04:22

If I were you, I would strictly limit your dog's access to your PC.


[q uote name='marcelo' time='20.02.2014 22:41']Now is find those guilt ... [/quote]

 

Alex G 20.02.2014 23:01

marcelo 20.02.2014 22:41

Now is find those guilt of the protest and put them in jail, but the problem is, if the president didn't even bother to crash the protest when it begun, and let it go that far, I don't think they are clever enough to find those responsible for the destruction of their own country. Russia has to step in and sort that out before Mr.Yanucovich become a pulp pet of EU, and Russia lose the naval base like they lost the Air base in Georgia. . Some one who lives in Russia, please, can you wake them up? Thank you!!!

  


Pr esident is scared of NWO western bully thugs.

 

marcelo 20.02.2014 22:41

Now is find those guilt of the protest and put them in jail, but the problem is, if the president didn't even bother to crash the protest when it begun, and let it go that far, I don't think they are clever enough to find those responsible for the destruction of their own country. Russia has to step in and sort that out before Mr.Yanucovich become a pulp pet of EU, and Russia lose the naval base like they lost the Air base in Georgia. . Some one who lives in Russia, please, can you wake them up? Thank you!!!

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