The deadliest violence in three months rocked Kiev Tuesday as at least 18 people were killed and buildings set afire.
Eighteen people died in violent protests in Kiev Tuesday as riot police moved in to the protest camp.
The violence was the deadliest in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Ukraine's capital in a struggle over the nation's identity, and the worst in the country's post-Soviet history
Tuesday's clashes were the first to lead to deaths since Jan. 22, when two protesters were hit with live ammunition and a third died after a fall.
Early Wednesday morning, government agencies said 18 people died in the violence, including seven policemen who died from gunshot wounds. Eleven civilians also died. A police spokeswoman said 159 police were wounded, including 39 who were shot.