New Ukraine Clashes As Truce Collapses

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An Associated Press reporter in Kiev, Ukraine saw at least 18 bodies on Thursday, as police and protesters battle and a truce between the two sides collapses. (Feb. 20)

SHOTLIST:

SOURCE - ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Kiev, Ukraine - 20 February, 2014

1. Wide, Protesters' emcampment, flames

2. Wide, protesters, fires

3. Wide, protesters, bridge, fires

4. Wide, protesters carrying injured person

5. Wide, crowd of protesters carrying injured

6. Wide, more protesters carrying injured

7. Wide, person put in ambulance

8. Mid, more people carrying injured people

9. Mid, more people carrying injured

STORYLINE:

NEW FIGHTING BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTERS IS BEING REPORTED IN KIEV, UKRAINE ON THURSDAY, DESPITE A TRUCE BETWEEN THE COUNTRY'S EMBATTLED PRESIDENT AND THE PROTESTERS.

AN ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER HAS SEEN WELL OVER A DOZEN BODIES ON THE EDGE OF THE PROTESTERS' CAMP.

THIS COMES AFTER THE UKRAINING HEALTH MINISTRY SAID 28 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND WELL OVER 200 WERE WOUNDED IN TWO DAYS OF FIGHTING.

THE TWO SIDES ARE BATTLING OVER WHETHER THE UKRAINE SHOULD MOVE CLOSER TO RUSSIA, OR TO THE WEST.

THE LATEST FIGHTING FLARED UP ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO, AFTER PROTESTERS ACCUSED PRESIDENT YANUKOVYCH AND HIS SUPPORTERS IN PARLIAMENT OF STALLING CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS THAT WOULD LIMIT THE PRESIDENT'S POWER.

UKRANIAN POLICE SAY GUNFIRE HAS WOUNDED MORE THAN 20 OFFICERS.

ROBERT BUMSTED, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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