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    Posted February 19, 2014 by
    Kyiv, Ukraine
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    Ukraine unrest

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    Church open doors for wounded


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Social media platforms like Facebook and VKontakte, a local social network in Ukraine, have helped protesters share information with each other, said MaiaKiev, a freelance photographer who has joined the protests. Through a Facebook page called Euromaidan, she learned that Mykhailovsky Cathedral, a Ukrainian Orthodox church, was being used as an improvised hospital for wounded protesters. During the violent confrontations between police and protesters that erupted yesterday, the church opened its doors as a refuge. "Wounded were brought here throughout the night, volunteer doctors did surgeries, treated wounds," she said. "It's hard to say how many exactly have taken refuge as people keep rotating, some have been taken to hospitals or to homes of Kiev citizens, some went back to street fights. But there have been definitely several hundreds."
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    Mykhailovsky Cathedral in Kyiv once again opened its doors for protesters wounded during the clashes with riot police on Feb 18,19, 2014. Through social media citizens of Kyiv learned the needs of the improvised hospital in the church and brought piles of medications.

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