1. UPDATE: Olesya Zhukovskaya tweeted again on Friday, saying "I'm alive," and thanking followers for their support and prayers. "I am in hospital in stable condition," she wrote.
  2. A Ukrainian protester and volunteer medic tweeted two words after she was reportedly shot in the neck during violent demonstrations in Kyiv today: "I'm dying." 
  3. The words appeared on Olesya Zhukovskaya's accounts on Twitter and VK, a Russia-based social network similar to Facebook. Her profile there indicates that she's 21 years old and lives in Kyiv. 

    A VK page called PatriotUkraines posted this image of Zhukovskaya, taken from the screen of a DSLR camera. She's shown wearing a helmet, goggles and a white winter coat with a large red cross on it. She's bleeding from a wound on her neck.
  4. The picture also appeared on Zhukovskaya's profile on the Maidaners Facebook page, part of a campaign by volunteer journalists and translators to put faces and names to the Ukrainian demonstrators. 
  5. Dr. Oleh Musiy, the medical co-ordinator for the protesters, said Zhukovskaya was in serious condition after being operated on.

    The Maidaners profile and reports on Twitter from others in Ukraine back up the report that she survived her injuries and is receiving medical attention. 

    Photos from her VK account are circulating on Twitter along with updates on her condition. 
  6. Thursday has been the deadliest day of this week's rekindled anti-government protests in Kyiv.  

    A truce was declared between government and opposition forces Wednesday, but protestors feared that would only allow the army to move in. 

    Demonstrators tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines. Government snipers shot back, killing at least 70 people and wounding hundreds, according to a protest doctor.
  7. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty provided this video of protestors being pinned down by sniper fire to the Storyful news agency. 
  8. 20 12 2014 Snipers Pin Down Protesters
  9. In this video from Radio Free Europe, the wounded among the protestors are seen being carried through the streets. 
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