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Three Activists In Kiev Have Reportedly Been Killed

Medical officials inside the activists' camp have reported that at least three people have died. Ukrainian police have only confirmed one of the deaths.

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Medical officials within the activists' camp have claimed that three activists have died in the latest clashes with riot police.

Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

Oleh Musiy, the coordinator of the protesters' medical services, has said that although the police have only confirmed one death, there have been three. Two of the activists are said to have died of gunshot wounds, while the other fell from a high altitude and died from his injuries.

However, the Associated Press is now reporting that prosecutors say that the two men "were shot with live ammunition."

BREAKING: Prosecutors say 2 men who died at site of Kiev clashes were shot with live ammunition.

The Associated Press@AP

BREAKING: Prosecutors say 2 men who died at site of Kiev clashes were shot with live ammunition.

07:33 AM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While two of the activists were shot, it's said the third activist died after falling off a 13-meter-high colonnade of a Kiev stadium.

AP Photo/Yuras Karmanau

There are varying reports that the activist was pelting riot police with fireworks and molotov cocktails and then fell off the roof.

Euromaidan clashes claim their first victim, who fell off a colonnade during clashes with police http://t.co/BxwGkjgMfx

max seddon@maxseddon

Euromaidan clashes claim their first victim, who fell off a colonnade during clashes with police http://t.co/BxwGkjgMfx

10:27 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Interfax appears to confirm death of the second protester who fell off the colonnade. Not clear what "confirm" means http://t.co/k501Apf3ZD

max seddon@maxseddon

Interfax appears to confirm death of the second protester who fell off the colonnade. Not clear what "confirm" means http://t.co/k501Apf3ZD

01:16 AM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

However, there are some reports that the activist did not fall off the roof, but was "thrown" off.

@maxseddon There are convincing grounds to believe that it was 'thrown off', not 'fell off'. Verification needed, though.

Jakub Parusinski@j_parus

@maxseddon There are convincing grounds to believe that it was 'thrown off', not 'fell off'. Verification needed, though.

11:28 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@maxseddon There were at least 2 protesters on colonnade at the time. One was allegedly thrown down. https://t.co/pdT9LxXAyg

Jakub Parusinski@j_parus

@maxseddon There were at least 2 protesters on colonnade at the time. One was allegedly thrown down. https://t.co/pdT9LxXAyg

11:41 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There's also disturbing video footage that some are saying shows what happened on the colonnade.

View this video on YouTube

With regards to the one confirmed death, there are reports on Twitter that the activist was male and was shot multiple times.

Oleg Musiy, #EuroMaidan medical service coordinator confirms to @KyivPost by phone death of man who "was shot 4 times in head, neck, chest."

Christopher Miller@ChristopherJM

Oleg Musiy, #EuroMaidan medical service coordinator confirms to @KyivPost by phone death of man who "was shot 4 times in head, neck, chest."

01:18 AM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The details of the activist's death are unconfirmed, but there are some reports the activist was shot by a police sniper.

Intefax quotes medic saying man at Hrushevskoho was killed by sniper. http://t.co/9BIqfWZ0V9

Leonid Ragozin@leonidragozin

Intefax quotes medic saying man at Hrushevskoho was killed by sniper. http://t.co/9BIqfWZ0V9

12:54 AM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Multiple news sources saying a protester in Kiev has been shot dead by a sniper. #Ukraine #Euromaidan #EU

Jonathan Hibberd@Jonnyhibberd

Multiple news sources saying a protester in Kiev has been shot dead by a sniper. #Ukraine #Euromaidan #EU

01:28 AM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Protester was shot tonight in Kyiv. Here is the first victim of riot police.

Leshchenko@Leshchenkos

Protester was shot tonight in Kyiv. Here is the first victim of riot police.

12:25 AM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The following photo of the activist has been circulated on Twitter and used by the BBC.

Photo of anti-government protester shot and killed in Kiev as riot troops tear down barricades via @KyivPost

Mark Ames@MarkAmesExiled

Photo of anti-government protester shot and killed in Kiev as riot troops tear down barricades via @KyivPost

01:41 AM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has stated that the opposition leaders should be held responsible for the deaths.

The U.S. Embassy has since announced it has revoked the visas of several Ukrainians who were linked to the violence in Kiev, "in response to actions taken against protestors on the Maidan in November and December of last year."

Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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