18. Neither side appears to be ready to budge. Said President Viktor Yanukovych of the protesters in a televised speech today, “They crossed the line when they called upon the people to take up arms. This is a flagrant violation of law.”
19. Protest leader Vitali Klitschko remained defiant. “In my opinion, the government must immediately withdraw troops and put an end to the bloody conflict because people are dying,” said Klitschko in an online statement.