Truce short-lived as explosions hit Kyiv’s Independence Square

Could it be the shortest truce in history? Less than 12 hours after President Viktor Yanukovych and political opposition leaders called for a truce to find time to negotiate a peaceful solution to the nation’s political crisis, explosions hit Independence Square on the morning of February 20, where police and protesters re-engaged in their violent conflict.

Police threw Molotov cocktails into the opposition-occupied Music Conservatory to set it on fire.

Thick black smoke obscures the view from Independence Square east to European Square.

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(February 19 photo by EuroMaydan, via Facebook)