25 dead in Kiev clashes, 241 hospitalised: Ukraine health ministry

 A general view shows clashes at Independence Square in Kiev, on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014. At least 25 people have died in fierce clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Kiev, the health ministry said in a statement on Wedne
 A general view shows clashes at Independence Square in Kiev, on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014. At least 25 people have died in fierce clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Kiev, the health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - At least 25 people have died in fierce clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Kiev, the health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Another 241 people have been hospitalised, including 79 policeman and five journalists, the statement said.