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Violence erupts again in Ukraine, just hours after truce

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Courtesy: Alexey Furman/EPA/Landov Courtesy: Alexey Furman/EPA/Landov
KIEV, Ukraine (WKOW) -- Violence erupted again Thursday in Ukraine, just hours after the country had come to a truce.

Late Wednesday Ukraine's embattled president and opposition leaders agreed on a truce to end the violence that killed more than two dozen people and hospitalized hundreds.The leader of the protests was quoted as saying the government promised not to attack an opposition encampment in central Kiev while further negotiations happened.

But early Thursday, the violence started up again. An Associated Press reporter saw bodies of several protesters at the edge of their encampment in downtown Kiev. A medic for the opposition, says he saw eight protesters killed by gunfire Thursday as demonstrators tried to take control of a building near there.

The Ukrainian Health Ministry says 28 people have died and 287 have been taken to the hospital during this week's standoff between police and protesters. This week has been the deadliest since protests began three months ago. That's when Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych shelved an agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.
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