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Ukraine’s opposition party leader called on protesters to seek president’s impeachment

November 29, 2013, 23:42 UTC+3 KIEV
The second issue on the opposition progarmme, according to Yatsenyuk, is the resignations of the Nikolai Azarov government
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KIEV, November 29, 22:56 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s opposition will seek the impeachment of President Viktor Yanukovich, who refrained from signing the Association Agreement with the European Union at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, Arseny Yatsenyuk, a leader of the opposition party Batkivshchina, said on Friday at a protest rally in Kiev’s central Independence Square - dubbed Euromaidan after the Ukrainian term Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

“It is our first task,” he said, addressing thousands of protesters. “The people of Ukraine will demand the impeachment of the president to have early presidential elections.” However he admitted that this was not going to be an easy task.

The second issue on the opposition progarmme, according to Yatsenyuk, is the resignations of the Nikolai Azarov government. “The Verkhovna Rada (parliament) has already registered a draft resolution on Azarov’s resignation,” he said. The third task of the opposition is to “come out together for our European future,” he said to the accompaniment of the chanting crowd. “No one can divide us. Together we are power.”

The leader of another opposition party UDAR, Vitaly Klitchko, also spoke about the determinations “to preserve our civil position and live in a European country.” He severely criticized the president and called on the protesters to stand firm for Ukraine’s European future. In response, the protesters began to chant, “Elections, elections.

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