25 killed in Ukraine today as Ministers meet over sanctions

At least 25 people were reportedly killed Thursday in renewed unrest in Ukraine’s capital as the violent standoff between the government and opposition pushed the former Soviet nation to the verge of all-out civil conflict.

The killings broke a short-lived suspension of hostilities that followed the clashes this week that claimed 28 lives, including those of at least 10 police officers, RIA Novosti reports.

The violence in Ukraine is the worst the nation has seen since it gained independence in 1991.

New fighting broke out as senior EU envoys were due to meet with President Viktor Yanukovych for talks on the deepening political violence gripping the country.

The talks took place against the backdrop of increasing talk in Western capitals of imposing sanctions against Kiev over the unrest.

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