Hours after a truce was declared between the Ukrainian government forces and opposition protesters, fighting broke out once again Thursday morning in the streets around Kiev’s Independence Square.
In the photo below Priests from various faiths gather in a vain effort to stop the carnage.
Other estimates of the death toll were considerably higher.
In Washington, the White House called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to “immediately withdraw his security forces” from downtown Kiev and to “respect the right of peaceful protest.
The statement Thursday also urged protesters “to express themselves peacefully.
That message from the United States president means nothing as he has lost stature and respect in the world.
The unfortunate citizens of Kiev will not be able to get any help from the United States as long as Barack Obama is in charge.