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KIEV, December 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Pro-president and pro-EU rallies continue in central Kiev with people on both sides of the barricades awaiting news from Moscow, where trade, economic and cooperation documents are to be signed after a session of the Russian-Ukrainian interstate commission on Tuesday.
No major changes were seen during the night on Independence Square and Kreshchatik Street, where opposition had set up tents. Several hundred people were seen there in the morning, mainly residents of the tent city. Kiev residents hurry by, stopping over for just for a couple of minutes on their way to work.
The main events are scheduled for the evening. A new ‘popular assembly’ is scheduled for 6pm local time (8pm Moscow time) to discuss Ukrainian delegation’s visit to Moscow as well as to decide on how long to continue protests on Independence Square. In the meantime, protesters plan to picket government buildings.
Some 15 big army tents were set up in central Kreshchatik Street. Barricades of sacks filled with snow have sagged and blackened, as warm temperatures have settled in Kiev.
Some 2,000 supporters of the ruling Party of Regions continue their meeting in Mariinsky Park. Slogans can be seen on the tents with appeals to support the president and prevent foreign interference in internal affairs of the country.
Security measures are heavy in the government quarter.