New clashes broke out between Ukrainian police and protesters in Kiev on Wednesday (January 22) morning, with protesters saying one demonstrator was shot dead by police.

This was not immediately confirmed by the Ukrainian authorities, but a cameraman was shown the body of a man identified as a protester who had gunshot wounds to the head, neck and chest.

"The patient got here already in the state of clinical death, during first seconds and minutes after this we applied emergency medical aid with the help of an ambulance doctor who was called in immediately, but unfortunately, within 10-15 minutes biological death happened," said Igor Petrovich, head of protesters' makeshift hospital in a library next to European square - the hotbed of confrontation.

The news that another demonstrator had fallen to his death during clashes came few hours later.

So far, the police have confirmed the death of only one protester.

The latest clashes broke out when police, using teargas, tried to dismantle a protest camp but were repelled by demonstrators hurling home-made petrol bombs, witnesses said.

The demonstrators have been out in the street for several weeks, angered by President Yanukovich's decision to shun a trade pact with the European Union and instead accept financial aid from Russia.

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