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15 Vital Twitter Accounts Covering The Chaos In The Ukraine

Twitter is fast becoming the most effective way of following the violence in the Ukraine. This list is a combination of activists and journalists. A followable list of accounts is here. (These are in no particular order.)

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1. Euromaidan PR

#Ukraine: protester killed by shot in the back, bullets penetrated bulletproof vest -@ruromaidan |PR News #Kyiv

Euromaidan PR@EuromaidanPR

#Ukraine: protester killed by shot in the back, bullets penetrated bulletproof vest -@ruromaidan |PR News #Kyiv

12:26 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@EuromaidanPR claims to be the official feed of the protesters, and obviously comes with all the caveats you'd expect. But it's often the quickest way to find out about developments and what people on the ground are thinking about them. Sometimes posts quite graphic pictures, especially as the violence has escalated.

2. Euromaidan

Тот. кто в Виннице стрелял в людей. #Євромайдан #Евромайдан #Euromaidan

ЄВРОМАЙДАН@euromaidan

Тот. кто в Виннице стрелял в людей. #Євромайдан #Евромайдан #Euromaidan

11:04 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@Euromaidan is another feed written by activists on the ground. Its stuff is mainly in Ukrainian, but it tweets a good amount of pictures and video.

3. Max Seddon

Ukrainian man on a date in a bulletproof best, via @SergeyPonomarev

max seddon@maxseddon

Ukrainian man on a date in a bulletproof best, via @SergeyPonomarev

10:11 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@maxseddon is a foreign reporter at BuzzFeed. He has been among the most consistent of reporters on the Ukraine, on both his Twitter feed and on Buzzfeed.

4. KyivPost

#Medical #volunteer tweets 'I'm dying' after being shot #EuroMaidan #Kyiv http://t.co/cyQsk9RFzx

KyivPost@KyivPost

#Medical #volunteer tweets 'I'm dying' after being shot #EuroMaidan #Kyiv http://t.co/cyQsk9RFzx

07:39 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@KyivPost is the feed of Ukraine's biggest English language newspaper. It covers breaking news in the city fast, as well as providing context on the rest of Ukraine's political developments.

5. Christopher Miller

Police left these behind at October Palace. Used them to create improvised explosives to hurl at protesters. 1/3

Christopher Miller@ChristopherJM

Police left these behind at October Palace. Used them to create improvised explosives to hurl at protesters. 1/3

11:04 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@ChristopherJM is the editor of the Kyiv Post. He's on the ground and expert at getting Ukrainian news into English, reliably and quickly.

6. Taras Denysenko

#euromaidan Speaker reads out the names of 6 MPs who have just written their statements of withdrawal from PoR to a round of appaluse

Taras Denysenko@TarasDenysenko

#euromaidan Speaker reads out the names of 6 MPs who have just written their statements of withdrawal from PoR to a round of appaluse

08:55 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@TarasDenysenko has been tweeting developments from early on. He tends also to aggregate pictures and news sources, but is especially good on how the country's political leaders are handling the situation.

7. Kevin O'Flynn

Graphic, horrible footage of unarmed ragtag army being shot on Kiev sts as advance behind shields. Police victim too http://t.co/tbHWZuKZ2F

Kevin O'Flynn@oflynnkevin

Graphic, horrible footage of unarmed ragtag army being shot on Kiev sts as advance behind shields. Police victim too http://t.co/tbHWZuKZ2F

10:58 AM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@oflynnkevin is another good aggregator of news sources and people on the ground. He's a Moscow-based journalist.

8. Nikolaus von Twickel

Many have been waiting for this: Putin's old hand Surkov saw Yanukovych on secret missions in Kiev twice recently http://t.co/g66yfFMZcT (RU

Nikolaus von Twickel@niktwick

Many have been waiting for this: Putin's old hand Surkov saw Yanukovych on secret missions in Kiev twice recently

http://t.co/g66yfFMZcT (RU

09:06 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@niktwick has been covering the crisis from early on. He's also a Moscow-based journalist, and is especially good on tweeting out Russian links (even if you have to read them through Google Translate).

9. Bogdan Ovcharuk

Snipers fire for effect, targeting heart, brain, carotid artery. People have no chances to stay alive. - Dr Bohomolets #EuroMaydan

Bogdan Ovcharuk@goddan

Snipers fire for effect, targeting heart, brain, carotid artery. People have no chances to stay alive. - Dr Bohomolets #EuroMaydan

05:34 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@goddan works for Amnesty International Ukraine. He's good at tweeting on the ground reactions from protesters – filling in the human part of the horrifying pictures – as well as tweeting Amnesty and the international community's responses to events.

10. Matt Frei

We filmed protesters capturing a dozen riot police, frog marching them to the police HQ and the releasing them after a civics lecture

Matt Frei@mattfrei

We filmed protesters capturing a dozen riot police, frog marching them to the police HQ and the releasing them after a civics lecture

03:01 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@MattFrei – along with his producer, @fedescher, and cameraman @CameramanJase – has been producing harrowing video coverage for Channel 4 News. He tweets that, as well as coverage of what's going on.

11. Richard Engel

All day protesters were fortifying their defenses. Fearing an assault #ukraine

Richard Engel@RichardEngel

All day protesters were fortifying their defenses. Fearing an assault #ukraine

08:25 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@RichardEngel is NBC's chief foreign correspondent, and has been tweeting throughout the protests. His stuff has included horrifying pictures of dead bodies waiting inside his hotel room.

12. David M Herszenhorn

Call to stop crackdown, condemning bloodshed by #Ukraine #Rada likely easier than reshaping Parliament, agreeing on new speaker/leadership

David M. Herszenhorn@herszenhorn

Call to stop crackdown, condemning bloodshed by #Ukraine #Rada likely easier than reshaping Parliament, agreeing on new speaker/leadership

10:14 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@herzenhorn has been following the protests from his role as a reporter for the New York Times in Moscow from very early on – his tweets help set developments in context, as well as offering informed analysis of where they might go.

13. Maria Danilova

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine: Interior ministry says 67 police captured by protesters in Kiev.

Maria Danilova@mashadanilova

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine: Interior ministry says 67 police captured by protesters in Kiev.

02:57 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@mashadanilova is the Associated Press's correspondent in the Ukraine. She fires out AP news bulletins that are often among the first to report breaking news and always among the most reliable.

14. Shaun Walker

IOC won't allow Ukrainians to wear non-specific black armbands; Russia's flame-lighter @IRodnina just retweeted memorial to dead riot police

Shaun Walker@shaunwalker7

IOC won't allow Ukrainians to wear non-specific black armbands; Russia's flame-lighter @IRodnina just retweeted memorial to dead riot police

11:56 AM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@shaunwalker7 works for the Guardian in Moscow. He's been dividing his time between Russia and the Ukraine – which has allowed him to write interesting work such as an interview with the Ukrainian Olympic skier that has pulled out of Sochi.

15. Henry Langston

Saw more bodies at St Michaels church which now has a triage centre inside to treat the wounded. @VICEUK #euromaidan

Henry Langston@Henry_Langston

Saw more bodies at St Michaels church which now has a triage centre inside to treat the wounded. @VICEUK #euromaidan

06:01 PM - 20 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@Henry_Langston is new editor for Vice, which has been covering the Ukraine protests from very early on. He tweets more about police and protester clashes than probably any of the journalists above, and so is worth following for colour on what's happening on the ground.

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