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Kiev Protesters Set Square Ablaze to Thwart Police

This just in from CNBC Newsline: President Viktor Yanukovych replaced head of Army, who was given powers to use DEADLY force to disperse protesters who are viewed as terrorists. Wednesday, 19 February NY Times article also follows.

Ukraine: Top UN Offficials Urge Peaceful Resolution of Crisis After Deadly Clashes in Kiev

Among at least 22 people killed were journalists, police officers & protesters. The Ministry of Health reported 241 people had been taken to hospital.

Amid Unrest, Ukranian President Defends Choice on Accords

President Yanukovich has also been under sharp international criticism for conviction & jailing of main political rival, former Prime Minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko, on abuse of authority charges. (See photo gallery)