OPPOSITION PUTS FORWARD MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN UKRAINE PM AND GOVERNMENT

02.12.13




THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH LINKS TO WESTERN MEDIA REPORTS.

Several thousand protesters braved strong winds and heavy rain and remained camped in Kyiv's Independence Square through the night.  Rows of cars, street blocks and even Christmas tree branches were used to block all access to traffic.  The barricades were manned by protesters, including young girls and poets, who prepared themselves from another onslaught by the Berkut militia.  In the end, there were no further attacks.

This morning, the Square is filling up with more protesters and all access to the Offices of the Cabinet of Ministers has been blocked by a crowd numbering several thousand.

Opposition leaders have this morning put forward parliamentary motions for:

  • a vote of no confidence in the PM and government,
  • the immediate release of all political prisoners - ie student protesters detained for peaceful protest and Yulia Tymoshenko,
  • stop political repressions and institute criminal procedings the Interior Minister Zacharchenko and others responsible for the brutal attacks carried out by Berkut on peaceful ptotesters and journalists.
Three Oblasts in Western Ukraine have announced stikes.

The situation remains calm and opposition leaders have strssed the need for protesters not to be provoke into resorting to violence.  

Earlier today there were reports that that some 6-7,000 provocateurs, labelled "titushky" were hearding to the Ukrainian capital to disrupt the peaceful protest in Independence Square.

SEE ALSO:

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Reuters: Ukraine protests increase risks of currency crisis

Channel 4: Ukraine protesters confront government

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Channel 4 News: Ukraine hit by biggest protests since Orange Revolution

The Guardian: Ukrainian protesters take to the streets in Kiev - in pictures

BBC:  Ukraine unrest: Protesters blockade government sites

Daily Telegraph: Ukraine protesters blockade government headquarters over failed EU deal

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