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Monuments to Kiev's founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Independence Square (AP)

Monuments to Kiev's founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Independence Square (AP)

An anti-government protester prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square (AP)

An anti-government protester prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square (AP)

An anti-government protester runs during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square (AP)

An anti-government protester runs during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square (AP)

Monuments to Kiev's founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Independence Square (AP)

The office of Ukraine's embattled president says he and leaders of the country's raging protests have called for a truce.

The brief statement tonight came after President Viktor Yanukovych met with top leaders of the protests that flared into violence yesterday that has left at least 26 people dead.

The statement did not give details of what a truce would entail or how it would be implemented.