• Clashes resume in Kiev a day after dozens die violently

    There were words of hope for peace in Kiev early on Friday from Ukraine’s President, a day after protest clashes ended in mass carnage.

    But they were contradicted by messages of caution from others — and fresh gunfire.

    The interior ministry said that clashes between the protesters and security forces resumed in the capital center in the morning.

    The protesters reportedly tried to storm the building of the Verkhovna Rada where the parliament was holding a sitting. No causalities are reported yet.

    Earlier in the day, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Rybak signed a resolution by which the parliament compels the Security Service of Ukraine to cancel the antiterrorist operation and prohibited the Internal Affairs Ministry to use arms against citizens.

    The resolution entered into force upon signature.

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