KIEV Feb 20 Twenty-one bodies were lying on the
ground covered by blankets on or near Kiev's Independence Square
on Thursday, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.
Photographer Vasily Fedosenko said he saw six bodies at the
northwestern side of the square and then a few moments later saw
a further four bodies about 100 metres away at the other side of
They were all civilians, he said.
A short while later, he saw another five bodies in front of
the hotel Ukraina, which stands on a hill and looks down on
He later reported seeing six more bodies in different places
near the square.
Local media and an opposition twitter account Euromaidan put
the death toll among protesters at more than 30.