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Shots at protesters, policemen fired by provocateurs – official

February 21, 2014, 23:08 UTC+3 KIEV

At least 77 people were killed in Kiev from February 18 through to February 20

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KIEV, February 21. /ITAR-TASS/.  Gunfire at the oppositionist activists and policemen was opened by provocateurs, the chief of the Ukrainian presidential administration staff, Andrei Kliuyev said Friday.

“I can see clearly now that this was a sheer provocation,” he said.

According to the information provided by the Ukrainian Healthcare Ministry, no less than 77 people died in Kiev from February 18 through to February 20. Also, the clashes between the militant protesters and the police left 577 injured and 369 people of that number had to be taken to hospital.

A total of 132 people have been injured since Thursday afternoon and 82 of them have been taken to hospitals while others are taking treatment at the city’s outpatient clinics.

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