Ukraine: 13 dead, including six police, more than 100 injured

Pyatt says America will hold Yanukovych responsible

Feb. 18, 11:13 p.m. — U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt to Zerkalo Nedeli newspaper: “From this moment on, the USA holds the government responsible for everything that happens in Ukraine.” His remarks came after diplomats in Ukraine met with Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara — Katya Gorchinskaya

Feb. 18, 11:10 p.m. Opposition Svoboda Party’s Oleksandr Aronets claims that riot police are shooting ultraviolet paint at protesters on Independence Square to make them easy targets in the nighttime. — Olga Rudenko

Protesters fortify side street off Independence Square

Feb. 18, 11:02 p.m. — Protesters are reinforcing a barricade on a side street off Independence Square where Porter Pub is located on the approach uphill to St. Michael’s Cathedral. — Christopher J. Miller

Police up Feb. 18 casualty count to 13 dead, including six police officers

Feb. 18, 10:52 p.m. — The Interior Ministry is reporting that six police officers died in clashes today, and that 150 were were hospitalized with injuries. Of them, some 35 were reported in critical condition and 39 of those injured suffered wounds from firearms. — Katya Gorchinskaya

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