Dozens of Ukrainian anti-government protestors were killed in newly bloody street battles in central Kiev on Thursday, as civilians faced off with police armed with combat weapons and lined up bodies inside a hotel lobby turned makeshift morgue. Government officials said 47 people had been killed Thursday, bringing the week's death toll to 77, with hundreds more injured — but the head of an opposition medical service said more than 60 protestors had been killed Thursday alone. President Barack Obama condemned the scenes of carnage in the Ukrainian capital, warning President Viktor Yanukovych to withdraw his forces from the city. Foreign ministers from the European Union responded to the renewed violence by levying sanctions against a slew of top Ukraine officials Thursday, including a ban on travel to the EU and the freezing of their assets in EU countries.
Deadliest Day: Dozens More Killed in Ukraine Clashes
Friday, Feb 21, 2014 Updated at 12:10 AM CDT