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KIEV, January 22, 21:03 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian embassy in Ukraine has issued a recommendation to Russian citizens, who happen to be in Kiev, to stay away from visiting the zones where active protest actions and clashes between the rioters and the police are underway.
“Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ukraine strongly recommends the Russian citizens to stay away from visiting the places in Kiev where the turbulent protest actions are going on,” the note issued by the diplomatic mission said.
At the time of reporting, the protests continued but their epicenter shifted to Grushevsky Street as of Sunday, January 19. Building of the government and national parliament are located there.
In the meantime, road police inspectors were fencing off the downtown streets of Kiev at the time of reporting. They had closed off Sagaidachny street from the direction of Kontraktovaya Square and Vladimirsky Slope from the direction of Naberezhno-Kreshchatiskaya Street.
According to official explanations from the road police, the streets were closed off for enabling the snowplows and other clearing vehicles to remove snow from the streets but neither the snow removal technologies nor even public service workers with shovels could be seen anywhere
Radical oppositionists grasped the opportunity to claim that the authorities were preparing for an assault on their positions.