Ukraine: Police advance on EuroMaidan at night after government ultimatum – live updates

Protesters take over police headquarters in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts

Feb. 18, 10:22 p.m. — Several news media outlets report that protesters in western Ukraine have taken over police headquarters in two oblasts, Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, and are trying to storm the headquarters in Ternopil Oblast. — Olga Rudenko

Roving bands of ‘titushki’ reported roaming Kyiv

Feb. 18, 10:18 p.m. There are unconfirmed reports of 300-500 “titushki” — government-hired thugs — walking on Volodymyrska Street towards Sofiyivska Square, near where a medical center has been set up at St. Michael’s Cathedral. — Olga Rudenko

Trade Unions building evacuated

Feb. 18, 10:15 p.m. Protesters inside Kyiv’s Trade Unions building are currently evacuating, head of EuroMaidanPR, Sviatoslav Yurash, told the Kyiv Post. Protesters have used the building as the protest movement’s headquarters since they stormed it on Dec. 1. Yurash managed EuroMaidanPR from a press office on the second floor of the building. — Christopher J. Miller

Feb. 18, 10:10 p.m. Road police on the crossroads of Gonchara Street and Yaroslaviv Val are stopping every car enroute to Gonchara Street to check their boots for possible involvement in the protests. — Iryna Yeroshko

For continuing live updates, please visit The Kyiv Post.