WAR! Armored Personnel Carrier Firebombed in Kiev’s Independence Square – Snipers Fire on Protesters (Video)
Armored personnel carriers rolled into Independence Square today in Kiev.
One carrier was set ablaze as it entered the Square.
Independence Square was left in ruins after Thursday’s violence.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 21, 2014
Dozens were killed, hundreds were injured in the fighting in Kiev on Thursday.
The Independent reported:
On the bloodiest day in modern Ukrainian history, the 12 lifeless, unnamed men who lay on the floor of the hotel lobby this morning, their bodies loosely covered with sheets, were just a few of the dozens killed in a conflict that has transformed the centre of Ukraine’s capital into a brutal battleground.
Standing yards away from the bodies, Olga Bogomolets, one of Ukraine’s leading doctors, told The Independent that they had been hit by police sniper bullets in the head, heart, lungs and neck.
Police, she said, had prevented doctors from treating the injured immediately. “We may have been able to save the lives of some of them.”
Dressed all in black, their faces hidden behind balaclavas, men in police uniform were seen firing shots into the crowds that flooded the streets around the protest camp at Independence Square, also known as the Maidan. From fortified positions on the ground and on the roofs of buildings, some appeared to take time to line up their targets. Others fired indiscriminately, taking shots at groups of men recoiling under metal shields. Teams of protesters and volunteer medics carried the injured away on planks of wood.
More… Video captures snipers firing on Kiev protesters.