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Participation of EU deputies in Kiev’s rally splits Ukraine - Ukraine’s MP

December 08, 2013, 13:58 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, December 08, 13:22 /ITAR-TASS/. On Sunday, the 17th days of the standoff in Kiev’s Independence Square /Maidan Nezalezhnosti/ following the government’s decision to suspend preparations for signing of the association agreement with Ukraine, about a thousand protesters in the square began the day from Ukraine’s anthem, which is played every hour.

Several European officials came to the central square to support openly the protesters and condemn the authorities.

The European officials said openly if Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich did not punish all those responsible for the beating up of students in the Independence Square on November 30, the European Union would close entrance for Ukraine’s certain officials.

While commenting of the presence at the Independence Square of the EU representatives, Ukraine’s deputy from the ruling Party of Regions Vladimir Oliynyk said it was impossible to imaging a European leader participated in a protest rally, for example, in France.

“However, this is considered normal in this country and causes the crowd’s approval. I am convinced, these actions from the European officials split the country. Instead of heating up the crowd in a rally, they should rather make use of diplomatic mechanisms,” he told to Golos.ua.

“It is necessary to organise roundtables, to discuss the gained problems, to work on overcoming the crisis.” “Now, the opposition refuses all the above. Their major word now is ‘revolution’.” “And unfortunately, European politicians seem not to see this. We, in our turn, are suggesting a peaceful evolutionary road without crises. This country is not stable enough to rush into a revolution. Even the most obsessed opposition members realise how probable is the risk of Ukraine’s disintegration in case of a revolution, but they still continue heating up the situation.”

The member of the parliament is sure “even the opposition’s leaders do not realise the consequences of Ukraine’s association with the European Union.”

“The opposing parties presented the European integration in the way, where the common people realised immediately after the summit in Vilnius their wages will be as high as, say not in Germany, but at least as in Poland. But, unfortunately, nobody would tell the people about the way they will have to pass,” the deputy said. “Thus, as Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov, having failed to get slightest financial preferences from the EU, made a decision to suspend the signing, many people felt they were deceived, as if they were not allowed to a party. Right, many of us were full of illusions, but the decision, which was made, in my opinion is the only correct one.

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