Published 20/02/2014 | 09:18
Fifteen bodies were lying on the ground covered by blankets on or near Kiev's Independence Square this, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.
Photographer Vasily Fedosenko said he saw six bodies at the northwestern side of the square and then a few moments later saw a further four bodies about 100 metres away at the other side of the plaza.
They were all civilians, he said.
A short while later, he saw another five bodies in front of the hotel Ukraina, which stands on a hill and looks down on Independence Square.