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Major Crackdown in Ukraine
Dad­ly po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence af­flict­ing Kiev had spread far be­yond the city lim­its, with the government an­nounc­ing a crack­down on what the In­te­rior Min­istry called “ex­trem­ist groups” that had burned down build­ings and seized weapons na­tion­wide. The In­te­rior Min­istry an­nounce­ment of an “anti­ter­ror­ist op­er­a­tion” across the coun­try came a day af­ter Kiev was gripped with the dead­li­est may­hem since protests erupt­ed in No­vem­ber, leav­ing at least 25 dead, in­clud­ing nine po­lice of­fi­cers. The Health Min­istry said that 241 peo­ple had been wound­ed but Ukrain­ian news ac­counts put the num­ber at more than 1,000.
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