As the situation in Ukraine intensified on Thursday, reporters in Kyiv's Independence Square shared their experience via social media. DW's Mareike Aden was on the Maidan when the violence broke out.
DW has been following the protests and escalating violence in Kyiv since a brief truce broke down Thursday. Several international reporters, including DW's Mareike Aden, witnessed first-hand the sniper fire and street fighting between demonstrators and riot police. DW editors on the Europe desk have curated some of their tweets and facebook postings to chronicle the first few frantic hours on February 20 on the Maidan.
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