The violent clashes between the police and the protesters were resumed on Thursday, 20 February 2014, shortly after the truce agreement between President Yanukovych and opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko, Arseniy Yatseniuk and far-right nationalist Oleh Tyahnibok. Besides putting an end to violence, the agreement included also a reference to starting negotiations in order to stabilize the country.
However, the fresh fighting on Thursday contributed to a rise in victims amounting to 25 only during this day, according to one press agency. These were the fiercest and deadliest confrontations since November 2013 when protesters first installed their camp in the Maidan square.
The programmed visit to Ukraine of foreign ministers from Germany, France and Poland was postponed and the meeting venue was changed.
Source: Deutsche Welle