Scuffles broke out in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday as violence intensified on the streets of the capital. Once order had been restored, opposition leaders debated ways to end the conflict. (Feb. 20)
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Date: 20/02/2014 18:36 PM
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Kiev -- February 20, 2014
1. Pan right of parliament session
2. Mid of fighting breaking out in parliament
3. Wide of parliament
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Scuffles broke out in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday as violence intensified on the streets of the capital.
Once order had been restored, opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed the parliament and debated ways to end the conflict.
Fresh clashes on Thursday left at least 70 people dead and around 500 injured, according to a protest doctor at the scene.
Video footage on Ukrainian television appeared to show protesters being cut down by gunfire, lying on the pavement as comrades rushed to their aid.
Trying to protect themselves with shields, teams of protesters carried bodies away on sheets of plastic or on planks of wood.
Protesters were seen on Thursday leading police officers with their hands held high around the sprawling protest camp in central Kiev.
Ukraine's Interior ministry says 67 police were captured in all. It was not clear how they were taken. An opposition lawmaker said they were being held in Kiev's occupied city hall.
At least 101 people have died this week in the clashes in Kiev, a sharp reversal in three months of mostly peaceful protests.