European Union foreign ministers have agreed to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials "responsible for violence and excessive force".
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted that asset freezes and travel bans would be adopted "as a matter of urgency".
At least 21 anti-government protesters died in clashes in Kiev on Thursday.
Officials said that one policeman had also died and that 67 police had been captured by protesters.
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