Officials say death toll rises to 19 from violent protest in Kiev

Anti-government protesters attack police near Dynamo Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Rob Stothard, Getty Images)
Anti-government protesters attack police near Dynamo Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Rob Stothard, Getty Images)
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Updated: 2/18 7:32 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP)- Officers in Kiev attacked protestor camp after at least 13 people, including six officers died, while hundreds were injured during violent protest. 

According to The World Post, the violence was the deadliest in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Ukraine's capital in a struggle over the nation's identity. Protestors fought back with rocks, bats and fire bombs while police tried to push them away.

The Russian Foreign Ministry blamed the West for the escalation of the violence and called on the opposition to work with the government to find a way out of the crisis, reported The World Post.

"What is happening is a direct result of the conniving politics of Western politicians and European bodies," the ministry said in a statement.






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