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At least 11 dead bodies on Maidan this morning

At least 11 dead bodies on Maidan this morning
Article by: Yuriy Lukanov
Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Edited by: A. N.

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 14:01

As of 11:51, at least 11 people have been killed on Independence Square (Maidan). The dead bodies are being accumulated in front of McDonald’s on Khreshchatyk. Self-defence people  say snipers are entrenched on the rooftops along Kostyolna St. “Just now we witnessed how yet another man and a nurse have been shot on the neck,” they said.

Previously, 7 dead bodes were found at Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) near Hotel Kozatsky. They lay on the sidewalk, covered with blankets. All were middle-aged men.

The Self-defence people say that these people were shot dead by militia “snipers” who aim for the head. “Six out of 7 deceased were shot in the neck,” the Self-defense people said. The killings com after the leaders of the opposition parties and the authorities agreed to a truce on February 19.

The original news in Ukrainian: www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/02/20/7015077/

 

Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Edited by: A. N.
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