Fresh clashes between police and protesters in Kyiv

18 February 2014 12:30

Police in Ukraine have clashed with antigovernment protesters in central Kyiv,at least 10 protesters were injured, RFE/RL reports.

Reports say the scuffles broke out on February 18 after the protesters broke through lines guarding the parliament building.

Police fired stun and smoke grenades after protesters hurled paving stones at them.

Thousands of protesters marched from Kyiv's Independence Square to parliament to demand a vote on a raft of reforms to curb President Viktor Yanukovych's powers.

Antigovernment protests have been raging for nearly three months in Ukraine, with demonstrators occupying Independence Square and other buildings in a bid to oust Yanukovych.

On February 17, opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Vitali Klitschko met in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Ukraine's political crisis.

Klitschko said after the meeting he urged the German chancellor to impose sanctions on Yanukovych and his inner circle.

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