BBC Online : At least two people have died in clashes between police and protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in a third night of violence. The clashes began after police moved in to dismantle a protest camp. Protesters threw firebombs and stones, while the police used tear gas and rubber bullets. At least one of the men who died had bullet wounds. The violence was triggered by the introduction of new laws last week that criminalise protests. The deaths are thought to be the first fatalities since demonstrators began camping out in central Kiev in late November, in anger at the government’s rejection of a planned treaty with the EU in favour of Moscow. Wednesday’s violence was restricted to a small area around Hrushevskyy Street, close to the main protest encampment at Maidan (or Independence Square). Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told his cabinet on Wednesday that “terrorists” from Maidan had “seized dozens of people and beat them”. “I am officially stating that these are criminals who must answer for their action,” he said. Meanwhile, the US embassy in Ukraine said it had revoked the visas of “several Ukrainians who were linked to the violence”. It did not give names, but said it was “considering further action against those responsible for the current violence.” Hundreds of people have been injured during the three nights of clashes, though peaceful protesters have blamed a little-known far-right group, Right Sector, for carrying out the violence. Shortly after 06:00 GMT on Wednesday – after a relatively peaceful night – police stormed protesters’ barricades on Hrushevskyy Street. Fresh clashes broke out as police arrested protesters, amid heavy snowfall. The BBC’s Duncan Crawford in Kiev says police have now fallen back and protesters are returning to the square.