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UPD: 03/12/2013 Party of Regions accused the opposition of preparing a coup d'état
On Tuesday evening, December 3, the Party of Regions issued an official statement in which it accused the opposition of preparing a force scenario for the development of events in the country in order to seize power.
The dramatic events of the last few days clearly demonstrated the criminal intentions of the opposition political forces, their readiness to begin the active phase of the power scenario aimed at seizing power.
"Opposition extremists seized the administrative building of the Kiev city state administration, occupied the House of Trade Unions, the October Palace, blocked the Cabinet of Ministers, there are robber attempts at a forceful breakthrough to the Presidential Administration of Ukraine," the PR statement said.
“On the orders of the opposition coup, the local councils of the western regions of Ukraine organize a“ parade of parochial sovereignties ”, take illegal decisions that directly threaten the territorial integrity of the country,” the pro-government party said. “By direct instructions of the opposition leaders in the country, targeted actions are being taken step by step, that could qualify as a coup attempt. "
As stated in the statement, Being a responsible political force, the Party of Regions "supports President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich, his principled position on preventing further escalation of social tension, punishing those responsible for violent conflict, the need to find broad consensus, preserve national unity, civil peace and harmony" .
PR also stated that "in order to ensure the smooth operation of the constitutional authorities, it mobilizes its supporters to provide reliable protection and create the necessary conditions for stable work."
UPD: 03/12/2013 Internal troops from Simferopol began to be brought to Kiev
Domestic troops to Kiev. This was stated by the head of the Crimean Department of Internal Troops Command Nikolay Balan, reports 1 + 1.
"We have departed from three divisions - this is from a special-purpose unit, from a military unit deployed in the city of Simferopol, and from a military unit deployed in the village of Krasnokamenka," Balan said.
He noted that the task of protecting public order was assigned to the troops, including during mass events.
At the same time, the security forces said that the internal troops, which are involved in the protection of law and order in the capital, operate within the law.
The General Directorate of the Internal Troops assured that the laws on the police and, in fact, on the internal troops, are not violated.
“The internal troops do not take part in any dispersal, they are only, as already mentioned, a human shield. That is, the task for us today is to ensure the work of the state authorities and the protection of public order,” the head of the department of internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine confirmed Dmitry Schetinin.
Mass anti-government protests in Ukraine are held on November 21, when the government announced the suspension of the preparation of an association agreement with the European Union. On the night of Saturday, December 30, the Berkut cruelly dispersed a peaceful protest, as a result of which more than 35 people were seriously injured. On Sunday, a rally was held in Kiev, in which up to half a million people took part, ending with the seizure of the city hall building and the trade unions house, as well as mass clashes of protesters with the police.
UPD: 12/03/2013 Rada did not begin to dismiss the government of Azarov
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine did not dismiss the government of Mykola Azarov. This decision was supported by 186 deputies with the necessary 226.
In particular, 90 members of the Batkivshchyna faction, 42 representatives of the UDAR faction, as well as 36 members of the Freedom faction voted for the resignation of the Cabinet.
The Party of Regions and the Communist Party refused to vote for the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers Azarov.
UPD: 12/03/2013 Independence Square is filled with people
As of Tuesday morning, there are about a thousand people on Independence Square, however, their number is starting to grow.
The traffic on Khreshchatyk is blocked, and on the approaches to the main square of the capital on the roadway barricades of metal shields and elements of the Christmas tree are installed. At the same time, compared with Monday, these barricades are reinforced with additional elements. The skeleton of the Christmas tree on Maidan is plastered with banners and posters with the symbols of the action.
At the same time, people from Maidan Nezalezhnosti are gradually moving towards the Verkhovna Rada. As reported, about 500 people blocking the building of the Cabinet. The Verkhovna Rada is guarded by internal troops.
UPD: 03/12/2013 Near the Cabinet of Ministers gathered about half a thousand protesters
About half a thousand people hold a rally outside the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, blocking everything from entering it, demanding the resignation of the current government.
The action is held peacefully, people are chanting "Gang Get", "Ukraine". However, activists block all entrances and entrances to the building. Also near the building of the Club of the Cabinet of Ministers two tents were laid. Protesters blocked the movement of cars on Institutskaya, Grushevskogo and Sadovaya.
At the main entrance to the government building there are about 10 buses in which there are fighters of special forces Berkut. Some of them are on the street, at a short distance from people. Berkut fighters and protesters are divided by a cordon of police officers. Everything is quiet near the building of the President of Ukraine, there are practically no protesters. He is still guarded by a police cordon. On Tuesday morning, December 3, the protesters also began to fall under the Verkhovna Rada. Even at night, the parliament was taken under heavy police protection.
UPD: 03/12/2013 Police took Rada under heavy guard
On the morning of Tuesday, December 3, protesters began to fall under the Verkhovna Rada. Even at night, the parliament was taken under a reinforced police guard, pulling internal troops out onto Mikhail Hrushevsky Street.
Approaches and entrances to the Verkhovna Rada from all sides are blocked by buses with "Berkut". Meanwhile, the protesters blocked the passage near the Cabinet of Ministers. We will remind , today deputies will try to dismiss the government of Mykola Azarov.