Ukraine’s capital Kiev gripped by huge pro-EU demonstration

Demonstrators on Independence Square

Demonstrators on Independence Square. The protests are now in their third week.

(SOURCE)   Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Ukrainian capital Kiev seeking the resignation of the government for refusing a deal on closer ties with the European Union.

Protest leaders have given President Viktor Yanukovych 48 hours to dismiss the government. They are setting up barricades outside the PM’s offices.

A man on a horse at the rally on Independence Square.

A man on a horse at the rally on Independence Square.

Mr Yanukovych has said he shelved the EU deal after Russian opposition.

President Vladimir Putin has urged Kiev to join a Russian-led customs union.

In another development on Sunday, the Ukrainian Security Service said it was investigating some politicians on suspicion of what it called “actions aimed at seizing state power”.

It did not name the politicians.

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2 thoughts on “Ukraine’s capital Kiev gripped by huge pro-EU demonstration

  1. This is why we fought the Crimean War against Photius Heresy so they could never Bystra Paris again! Putin’s tax, gay and oil policies are almost as bad as Sarah Palin’s. CNOOC should have been allowed to buy Unocal just like Exxon and Chevron tried to buy Yukos. We have no problems with pussy riots in St Patricks as long as they molest kids. Hermitage Browder granps was FDR’s chief red. Lvov and Aztlan both Medjugorje Fatima.

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