Concern from locals with Ukrainian families
Updated: Wednesday, February 19 2014, 05:45 PM EST
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled president and leaders of the protests roiling the country agreed Wednesday on a truce, following a flareup of violence that left at least 26 people dead in the capital.
13WHAM's Evan White spoke to several people in Irondequoit who have family in Ukraine.
"People are dying and innocent people are dying and people are fighting and getting beat up," Valeriy Guy, who has family in Ukraine, said.
Some of the men we spoke with raised a Ukrainian flag at their work to memorialize those who have lost their lives.
The violence is the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed the capital, Kiev. The protests began after Yanukovych turned away from a deal with the European Union in exchange for a bailout from Russia.
For a second straight night, fires are burning at the barricades in central Kiev. Hours earlier, demonstrators forced their way into the main post office on Independence Square, after a nearby building they had previously occupied was burned down.