As it happened: Alarm at worst Kiev violence

Key points

  • Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych sacks the head of the armed forces
  • The government suggests the army might be called in for the first time to quell protests
  • The EU will meet on Thursday to discuss sanctions against "those responsible"
  • Some 26 people die in clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday, prompting the EU and US to express alarm
  • All times in GMT

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Reporting:

  • Sarah Fowler 
  • Joe Boyle 
  • Sally Taft 
  • Amber Dawson 

Last updated 19 February 2014

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