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UPD: 03/12/2013 Party of Regions accuses opposition of preparing coup d'état
On Tuesday evening, December 3, the Party of Regions circulated an official statement accusing the opposition of preparing a scenario for the development of events in the country with the aim of seizing power.
The dramatic events of the last few days have clearly demonstrated the criminal intentions of the opposition political forces, their readiness to embark on an active phase of the power scenario aimed at seizing power.
"Opposition extremists seized the administrative building of the Kyiv city state administration, occupied the House of Trade Unions, the October Palace, blocked the Cabinet of Ministers, robbery attempts to force a breakthrough to the Presidential Administration of Ukraine," the statement said.
"By order of oppositional putschists, local councils of the western regions of Ukraine arrange a" parade of shtetl sovereignty ", make illegal decisions that directly threaten the territorial integrity of the country, the pro-government party says." Directly directed by the opposition leaders, step by step targeted actions are being carried out, which can be qualified as an attempt of coup d'état. "
According to the statement, Being a responsible political force, the Party of Regions "supports the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, his principled position on preventing further escalation of social tension, punishing the perpetrators of the violent conflicts, the need to seek a broad consensus, preserve national unity, civil peace and harmony" .
The PR also stated that "in order to ensure unhindered operation of the constitutional authorities, it mobilizes its supporters to ensure reliable protection and create the necessary conditions for stable work."
UPD: 03/12/2013 In Kiev, began to carry internal troops from Simferopol
Internal troops are being pulled into Kiev. This was stated by the head of the Crimean department of the command of internal troops Nikolay Balan, transfers 1 + 1.
"We have lost three of the units - this is from the special unit, from the military unit stationed in the city of Simferopol, and from the military unit stationed in the village of Krasnokamenka," Balan said.
He noted that the troops are tasked with protecting public order, including during the mass events.
Simultaneously, the siloviki said that the internal troops, which are involved in the protection of law and order in the capital, operate within the law.
The Main Directorate of Internal Troops assured that the laws on the militia and, in fact, on the internal troops, are not violated.
"The internal forces do not take part in any dispersal, they are only a living shield, as we have already said, that is, we have the task for today - to ensure the work of public authorities and the protection of public order," said the chief of the internal affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Shchetinin.
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 Golden Eagle brutally dispersed the peaceful protest, resulting in more than 35 people were seriously injured. On Sunday, a rally took place in Kiev, which was attended by up to half a million people, ending with the seizure of the building of the mayoralty and the houses of trade unions, as well as mass clashes of protesters with the police.
UPD: 03/12/2013 Rada did not send Azarov's government to resign
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine did not send the government of Mykola Azarov to resign. This decision was supported by 186 deputies with the necessary 226.
In particular, for the resignation of the Cabinet voted 90 members of the Batkivshchina faction, 42 representatives of the UDAR faction, as well as 36 members of the Freedom faction.
The Party of Regions and the Communist Party refused to vote for the resignation of the Azarov Cabinet.
UPD: 03/12/2013 The Independence Square is being filled by people
As of Tuesday morning on Maydan Nezalezhnosti there are about a thousand people, however, their number begins to grow.
The traffic on Khreshchatyk is blocked, and barricades from metal shields and elements of the New Year tree are installed on the approaches to the main square of the capital on the roadway. At the same time, compared to Monday, these barricades are strengthened by additional elements. The skeleton of the New Year tree on Maidan is pasted with banners and posters with the symbol of the action.
At the same time, people from Maidan Nezalezhnosti are gradually moving towards the Verkhovna Rada. As reported, about 500 people block the building of the Cabinet. The Verkhovna Rada is guarded by internal troops.
UPD: 03/12/2013 About half a thousand protesters gathered near the Cabinet of Ministers
About half a thousand people are holding a rally in front of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, blocking all entrance to it, demanding the resignation of the current government.
The action is peaceful, people are chanting "Gang ghet", "Ukraine". However, activists block all entrances and entrances to the building. Also, near the building of the Club of the Cabinet, two tents are broken. The demonstrators blocked the movement of cars on the Institute, Grushevsky and Sadovaya.
At the central entrance to the government building is about 10 buses, in which there are soldiers of the special unit Berkut. Some of them stand on the street, a short distance from people. The fighters of the Golden Eagle and the protesters are divided by the cordon of police officers. Near the building of the President of Ukraine everything is calm, there are practically no protesters. He is still guarded by the police cordon. In the morning on Tuesday, December 3, protesters also began to draw under the Verkhovna Rada. At night, the parliament was taken under reinforced police protection.
UPD: 03/12/2013 Police took Radu under heavy guarding
On the morning of Tuesday, December 3, protesters began to draw under the Verkhovna Rada. At night, the parliament was taken under reinforced police protection, pulling internal troops into the street of Mikhail Grushevsky.
Approaches and entrances to the Verkhovna Rada from all sides are blocked by buses with the Berkut. Meanwhile, the protesters blocked the passage near the Cabinet of Ministers. Recall , today the deputies will try to dismiss the government of Mykola Azarov.