After 26 die, sides call truce in Ukraine

Talks agreed on; protesters dig in

Posted: February 20, 2014 at 5:45 a.m.

Protesters gather behind shields Wednesday in Kiev’s Independence Square during clashes with Ukrainian riot police.

Ukraine’s protest leaders and the president they are trying to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat “terrorists” responsible for seizing weapons and burning down buildings.

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