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Feb 20, 2014 3:58 AM by Associated Press

Several protesters dead in new Kiev clashes

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An Associated Press reporter has seen the bodies of several protesters at the edge of the protest encampment in downtown Kiev.

A medic for the protesters, Bohdan Soloviy, says eight protesters were killed by gunfire on Thursday as demonstrators tried to take control of a building near the encampment.

Thursday's violence came hours after the country's embattled president and top opposition leaders met and called for a truce and negotiations.

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