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Ukraine truce short-lived as clashes revive

Updated: 2014-02-21 07:07
By Agencies in Kiev ( China Daily)

Fighting shifts EU's talks with Yanukovych as death toll hits 43

At least 21 civilians were killed in fresh fighting in Kiev on Thursday, shattering an overnight truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The interior ministry said on Thursday that anti-government protesters were holding 67 policemen hostage in the capital. Activists hurling gasoline bombs and paving stones drove riot police off a corner of the central Independence Square, known as the Maidan, and appeared to capture several uniformed officers.

Ukraine truce short-lived as clashes revive