Jill Nelson

Jill is a correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas at Austin. Jill lives in Orange County, Calif., with her husband, two sons, and three daughters. Follow her on Twitter @WorldNels.

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Ukrainian president, opposition sign agreement

Ukraine | Opposition leaders agree to Yanukovych’s call for early elections and a coalition government
by Jill Nelson
Posted 2/20/14, 06:46 pm

UPDATE (Friday, Feb. 21, 9:33 a.m.): Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed a deal Friday with opposition leaders and European and Russian mediators for early elections and a new government in hopes of ending a deadly political crisis.

UPDATE (Friday, Feb. 21, 8:20 a.m.): European officials say Ukrainian protesters have agreed to a deal with Ukraine’s president.

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No more truce in Kiev

Ukraine | Violence erupts again in Independence Square, with more protesters killed
by Jill Nelson
Posted 2/19/14, 06:51 pm

UPDATE (Thursday, Feb. 20, 11:05 a.m.): Dr. Oleh Musiy, the coordinator for the protesters’ medical team in Kiev, says at least 70 protesters have been killed in clashes with police Thursday, adding that the number killed could well go even higher.

There was no way to independently confirm his statement. An AP reporter earlier in the day saw at least 21 bodies in Kiev's central square.

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Kiev in flames

Ukraine | Protesters square off against riot police in a night of escalating violence in the city center
by Jill Nelson
Posted 2/18/14, 05:42 pm

UPDATE (Wed., Feb. 9, 9:00 a.m.): After several hours of relative calm, the confrontation between protesters and riot police erupted again Wednesday afternoon in Kiev’s Independence Square, also known as the Maidan. At least 25 people are dead with hundreds injured.

OUR EARLIER REPORT: As Ukrainian riot police stormed Kiev’s massive gathering of anti-government protesters on Tuesday, a new wave of violence underscored the country’s growing divide.

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