Ukraine crisis: BBC reports from the front line in Kiev

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition have signed a deal aimed at ending the political crisis.

Opposition leaders had initially rejected claims that they had accepted the agreement.

The announcement followed all-night talks between the president and European foreign ministers.

Isolated outbursts of violence were reported in the centre of the capital Kiev on Friday morning, despite the deal.

On Thursday, Ukraine's parliament voted for a motion to halt attempts to clear Independence Square, which required ruling party MPs to break ranks with the president.

The BBC is on the front line in Independence Square as all sides consider their next move.

Opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko faced boos in Independence Square from protesters unhappy with Friday's deal

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A tweet from the BBC's Duncan Crawford reads: Medics having a timeout in the lobby of the #Ukraine Hotel. Relaxed atmosphere at the moment. The mood in the Ukraine Hotel, which has been turned into a field hospital by protesters
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A picture tweeted by the BBC's Jack Garland with the caption: Bloody mask belonging to a protestor shot in yesterday's fighting hangs from a tree near #maidan in #kiev. The effects of yesterday's clashes were in evidence in central Kiev
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Thousands of protesters gathered in central Kiev The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov tweeted this photo, saying: "Thousands have gathered on Maidan. The crowd chants 'zeku smert'- death to Yanukovych"
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Tweet from Steve Rosenberg reads: Opposition leaders sign deal with Yanukovych, but on Independence Square I hear scepticism; many protestors tell me president must resign Some protesters have vowed to remain until Yanukovych leaves
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Tin Wilcox tweets about fears protesters have that civilian 'thugs' are helping security forces Civilians are also thought to be helping the security forces
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Smoke clears on another tense day in the Maidan (Independence Square) Smoke clears on another tense day in the Maidan (Independence Square)
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Tin Wilcox tweets about fears protesters have that civilian 'thugs' are helping security forces Civilians are also thought to be helping the security forces
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The BBC's Duncan Crawford (@DuncanC) tweets: Hard to make out. But someone is on the roof of this building by Independence Square The BBC's Duncan Crawford (@DuncanC) tweets: "Hard to make out. But someone is on the roof of this building by Independence Square"
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Dead bodies in the lobby of Kiev's Ukraina Hotel The makeshift hospital in Kiev's Ukraine Hotel became a morgue on Thursday
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A memorial to the dead, at the protest camp Memorials have spring up around the camp, Jüri Maloverjan (‏@MaloverjanBBC), Moscow correspondent for the BBC's Russian Service, reports from Kiev
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Barricades and black smoke in Independence Square, in a photo by Jüri Maloverjan, Moscow correspondent for the BBC's Russian Service, now in Kiev With the barricades still burning, a resolution to the crisis still seems a long way off
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A picture of the Hotel Ukraina lobby, as a makeshift hospital, on Friday morning, in a photo by Daniel Sandford A very different scene in the hotel lobby on Friday morning - once again a hospital
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Duncan Crawford reports from the hotel being used as a makeshift hospital, as well as a base for journalists - and at least one gunman, on Thursday

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Not the only unlikely hospital: Activist Kateryna Overchenko explains how the Mikhailivsky monastery is now also a medical centre

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Duncan Crawford tweets that a minute's silence has been held at an international football fixture in Ukraine, on Thursday Long past just being about politics, the country's crisis is even affecting sport
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"Can we still call them protesters? Or rebels?" tweeted Gabriel Gatehouse (@ggatehouse) from the front line on Thursday

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Amateur footage appeared to show police hostages being kept in a line by men in plain clothes in Kiev on Thursday

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A protester holds up spent bullets allegedly fired by security forces A protester holds up spent bullets allegedly fired by security forces
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Bullet holes in windows in the Hotel Ukraina The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse witnessed gunmen firing from the Hotel Ukraina, as Jüri Maloverjan photographed evidence that bullets were flying the other way too
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