Ukraine ministry orders protesters to leave Officers Club building

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 13:51 GMT

KIEV, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Ukraine's defence ministry ordered protesters on Tuesday to immediately leave a cultural centre for the military which they had moved into earlier, the ministry said.

Earlier on Tuesday an opposition lawmaker said three bodies of protesters, killed in clashes with police, were lying in the "Officers Club' building which is about 100 metres from parliament.

"The leadership of the Defence Ministry demands that the protesters immediately clear out of the central officers' club and avoid provocative measures in future which can lead to a sharpening of the situation," it said in a statement on its website.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

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