Police open fire, kill protesters by score in Kiev

EU sets sanctions for culprits

Posted: February 21, 2014 at 5:29 a.m.

Activists pay respects to protesters killed in clashes with police, during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. The flag held by one activist at rear reads 'For Ukraine.' Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital have shattered the brief truce Thursday and an Associated Press reporter has seen dozens bodies laid out on the edge of the protest encampment. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

KIEV, Ukraine — Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to open fire and kill scores of people in the country’s deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

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