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Injured arrive in Kiev hospitals as concern grows in US

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 01:30

Feb. 20 - The fighting in Ukraine shows no signs of stopping as the U.S. expresses concern over ''flagrantly trampled'' human rights. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Crowds are building outside hospitals in Ukraine as more and more injured continue to arrive. After days of violence, hundreds are injured and at least 75 people have died. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) SERGEI GORISLOVOVIC, DEPUTY CHIEF DOCTOR AT HOSPITAL, SAYING: "Today, 18 injured people were delivered to our hospital. Unfortunately, one died. The injured were in critical condition. Gunshot wounds to the head, neck, cranial cavities and limbs. The man who died suffered from a gunshot wound to the head." The fighting is the worst violence since Ukraine emerged from the crumbling Soviet Union 22 years ago. In the United States, the Ukrainian community is marking the violence with a candlelight vigil. Singing the Ukrainian national anthem and reading the names of victims, they mourn. At the White House, there's even more concern. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JOSH EARNEST SAYING: "The American people are justifiably concerned, certainly the President is, when we see the basic human rights of anybody around the globe being so flagrantly trampled. That has certainly been part of the situation that appears to be underway in Ukraine and that is a source of great concern here at the White House." But back in Ukraine, a fight broke out during an emergency session of parliament, dimming hopes that the crisis will end anytime soon.

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Injured arrive in Kiev hospitals as concern grows in US

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 01:30