“Poroshenko gave orders to win at any cost before August 22 and to hold a parade in Kiev on August 24 [on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day which is celebrated on August 24],” Simonenko said. In his words, the Maidan barricades in central Kiev are being removed, as utility workers tried to dismantle barriers protesters mounted, but were rebuffed by oppositionists who engaged in clashes with police that resulted in tens of people wounded.
“The situation in Ukraine is disastrous,” the Ukrainian Communist leader said. Meanwhile, he said that “the conflict in Ukraine should be considered as Ukrainian.” “A Ukrainian kills a Ukrainian,” Simonenko added.
More than ten thousand have died for the whole period of a military operation in east Ukraine, For Peace and Stability deputy group in Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, said.