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Ukrainian opposition to begin day with picketing of government building

December 02, 2013, 5:30 UTC+3 KIEV
There are currently more than 10,000 people in the Indepndence Square
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KIEV, December 02, (ITAR-TASS). The Ukrainian opposition has urged the protesters to launch a picketing of the government building on Monday. "We shall start the day with a picketing of the Cabinet (building). Our main political demand is for a government resignation. A resolution on no-confidence in the government is currently in the Verkhovna Rada," Arseny Yatsenyuk, head of the Batkivshchina (Fartherland) party's parliamentary faction, said in remarks in the Independence Square. He confirmed that a resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich is the principal goal of the opposition.

There are currently more than 10,000 people in the Indepndence Square. No militia is in sight. The opposition is finalizing the erection of a large stage at the site where such a stage was during the so-called Orange Revolution in 2004, and are busy pitching up a tent camp.

Meanwhile the Crimean parliament members have accused the Ukrainian opposition of violence and encroachments on the constitutional system, says a statement issued by the Presidium of the Crimean Supreme Council and circulated on Sunday.

"The events of the recent days in Kiev give rise to serious concern for the future of our country. The political and economic stability of the State, its territorial integrity and the very foundations of the constitutional system are in jeopardy," the statement emphasizes.

The Presidium's opinion is that "A handful of politicos seek to seize power in the country under the guise of struggle for the European vector of development.

Especial indignation of the Crimean parliamentarians "is aroused by the fact that the present Maidan (rally) has the same leaders as nine years ago".

"These poltical insolvents ally with neonazis from the Freedom party and they have switched over from peaceful demonstrations to violent actions-- a mass unrest an seizure of state-run institutions,"the MPs added.

"The record of events in Kiev convinces one that those were planned in advance and organized in a streamlined manner. We all are witnessing yet another poliical spectacle, the directors of which are manipulating the consciousness of the masses," the statement says.

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