Credit: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters advance to new positions in Kiev on February 20, 2014. Top officials were evacuated on Thursday from Ukraine's main government building close to clashes in the heart of Kiev that AFP reporters said left at least 17 protesters dead with apparent gun shot wounds. 'This morning, all cabinet employees were evacuated from the building. These were official orders,' a spokeswoman for the Ukrainian government told AFP.