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An activist writes the name of a killed protester on his leg in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday.

Ukraine's Health Ministry confirmed 36 deaths on Thursday, bringing this week's official total to 64. But Svyatoslav Khanenko, the head of an opposition medical service, said more than 60 protesters were killed Thursday. NBC News was unable to independently verify that figure.