16:21 20.02.2014

Unknown people heading towards Ukrainian presidential administration building; shots audible

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A group of people have tried to break through to the building of the Ukrainian presidential administration from the side of Khreschatyk Street.

At around 1500 a group of unknown individuals headed towards the administration surrounded by several police cordons. Shots and explosions can be heard, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent said.

Internal Troops who formed a live cordon have been put on alert.

Meanwhile, law enforcement declined to comment on the situation, asking to refer to their bosses.

A warning has already been issued that police will use firearms if protestors continue attacking law enforcement, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said.

It was reported that Maidan self-defense repeatedly called from the stage on the protestors not to go outside the Independence Square perimeter. Opposition leaders stated possible provocations.

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