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28 Intense Photos From The Bloodiest Day Of Ukraine's Uprising

Dozens are reported dead after the worst violence in the country's 22-year history as an independent nation.

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6. The protests began in November after President Viktor Yanukovych accepted a $15 billion bailout from Russia to back out from a deal with the European Union.

23. According to the Associated Press, Russia "may have wanted to see Kiev remain calm through the Winter Olympics in Sochi, so as not to distract from President Vladimir Putin's games."

26. "We see that this regime again has begun shooting people; they want to sink Ukraine in blood. We will not give in to a single provocation," opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.

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