The killings, live from Kiev [Updated With Videos and Photos]

RFE/RL is hosting a live blog reporting the latest government killings in Kiev. The news overnight includes “sniper attacks” by government forces on protesters, as reported by the Telegraph.

A reader writes from Ukraine, citing a Facebook post by a doctor who is coordinating medical care at the protest center in Kiev. According to the doctor’s page she is the founder of the Kiev Institute of Dermatology and Cosmetics. Her post (in Ukrainian) from around 5:00 a.m. US Eastern time indicates that in the previous hour 13 were killed by snipers. The doctor’s Facebook page is here.

UPDATED by JOHN: This video is chilling, too; the scenes from Kiev are nightmarish, all the more so since it is sometimes hard to tell exactly what is going on:

In this video, you actually see protesters being shot by police:

The bodies of some of those killed are laid out in the street:

BodiesKiev048

Many of the wounded are being taken to St. Michael’s church, where medical personnel are treating them. I believe this is because if they go to hospitals, they will be identified by the regime. The makeshift hospital is weirdly beautiful:

Bg61gqACIAAPP6j.png-large

News reports indicate that the regime is considering shutting down the internet, television and cell phones to try to prevent images like these from circulating around the world.

Responses