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Ukrainian opposition plans to picket parliament on February 6

February 05, 2014, 23:53 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 05, 23:39 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s opposition plans to picket the building of the Verkhovna rada (national parliament) on February 6, the press service of the opposition party Batkivshchina (Fatherland) said on Wednesday.

“People will march through the governmental quarters to the parliamentary building demanding changes in the constitution,” the party said in a statement.

Earlier, Andrei Paruby, a lawmaker with the Batkivshchina party and the “commandant of Euromaidan” (the newly coined term referring to ongoing protests and civil unrest in Ukraine, which began on the night of 21 November 2013 in Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan, with very large public protests demanding closer European integration), told the local television Channel 5 that the opposition planned to march through the governmental quarters to the building of the parliament on Thursday morning to stage a picket there. “The inability to take decisions only augments tension,” he said. “We want prompt decisions and swift actions of Ukraine’s Verkhovna rada.

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