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Brief truce in Ukraine shattered


ALBANY, N.Y.-- Violence erupted in Ukraine, shattering a brief truce between protestors and the Ukraine government.

Since the brief truce ended, the head of the protesters' medical service says more than one hundred people have been killed in clashes, and hundreds more have been injured.

A diplomat said the European Union's foreign ministers have decided to impose sanctions against officials in Ukraine who are held responsible for the violence there.

The sanctions the ministers unanimously approved include a travel ban to the 28-nation bloc and freezing the officials' assets in the European countries.

The White House says the US is outraged by violence in Ukraine and is urging President Viktor Yanukovych to withdraw forces from downtown Kiev immediately.

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