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Updated: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:24:44 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Ukraine police, Kyiv protester clashes kill 1



A pro-European Union activist speaks to police officers as they block a street in central Kiev, Ukraine,Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko headed for talks with the Ukrainian president on Tuesday after yet another night of violent street clashes between anti-government protesters and police. (© AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

A pro-European Union activist speaks to police officers as they block a street in central Kiev, Ukraine,Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko headed for talks with the Ukrainian president on Tuesday after yet another night of violent street clashes between anti-government protesters and police. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) Sergei Grits/The Associated Press

One person has died in clashes between protesters and Ukrainian police in the capital city of Kyiv, said police.

They told The Associated Press that one body has been located and experts are now working to determine the cause of death.

The victim was not identified.

Earlier, security forces begun dismantling barricades at the protest camp in downtown Kyiv where demonstrators and police have been facing off for two days.

The two-month standoff began after President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favour of close ties with Russia.

Prospects for an agreement to end the conflict dimmed Tuesday, when Yanukovych refused to personally meet with leading members of the opposition who were invited for talks.

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