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Chronology of events
UPD: 09/12/2013 Police started storming checkpoints in the center of Kiev - opposition
The police stormed the checkpoints of protesters in the center of Kiev, opposition leaders and journalists reported.
"There is a complete storm of roadblocks," said the leader of the VO Svoboda Oleg Tyahnibok at a press conference at the headquarters of the national resistance on Monday. According to him, the epicenter of the events are the roadblocks organized by the opposition around the places of pickets and other actions. According to the leader of the faction Batkivshchyna Arseniy Yatsenyuk, already "beat one of the pickets." He noted that Maidan's position remains the same: "We do not beat a single policeman, we do not use force, we do not have any weapons, we do not have any special means." In the opinion of Yatseniuk, if representatives of law enforcement agencies use force against citizens, this will have "unpredictable consequences".
Opposition leaders also noted that the special forces want to release the passage to the street. Banking for the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. "As for the release of streets for the passage of Viktor Yanukovych, as we stated, we declare: Pickets all over Kiev, but everyone can come to work on foot. And so the government came to work, so that the president also walked on foot to meet with Deputy Secretary of State, "- said Yatsenyuk. In addition, journalist Vitaly Portnikov on his Facebook page also reports on the assault. "The storming of pickets began, the first one at the corner of the Fortress Lane and Hrushevsky Street," he writes.
UPD: 09/12/2013 Khreshchatyk, Independence Square and Teatralnaya metro stations are open
As of 19:00, Khreshchatyk and Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro stations were already open, information about the mine was not confirmed, the Interior Ministry said.
Police in Kiev did not find explosive objects that Metro station Teatralnaya.
Currently, the station is operating in normal mode, inform the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Many users of social networks also announced the opening of the stations. According to them, the metro staff told that in fact it was a "team", the stations can be closed at any other time.
UPD: 09/12/2013 Police surrounded the center of Kiev
Of the three buses located at the crossroads of Khmelnitsky and Khreshchatyk streets, about 100 law enforcers appeared in full equipment - in helmets and with shields. Also, a group of siloviks descends to the center of the city from Mikhailovskaya Square.
Buses are located close to the barricades erected by protesters. Also, according to reports of activists, the soldiers of the special unit Berkut blocked the street Khreshchatyk from the side of Bessarabka, and the street of Grushevsky was blocked.
Activist Vitaly Umanets also reports on Twitter that Berkut blocked Khreshchatyk Street from Bessarabka. It is also known that about 200 siloviki are sent to the Independence Square from Mikhailovskaya Square. Recall, previously a large column of employees of the Golden Eagle came into the yard of the NRKU next to the KSCA, in which the protestors are. In the meantime, the entrances and exits from the metro stations near the Maidan are closed due to a report on the mining of the three metro stations.
UPD: 09/12/2013 The siloviki are being pulled into the city center. The golden eagle entered the courtyard next to the KSCA
A large column of employees of the special unit Berkut entered the courtyard of the NRKU, located on 26 Kreshchatik St., next to the KSCA, where the protesters are. In the meantime, the entrances and exits from the metro stations near the Maidan are closed.
In addition, there is also a large column of internal troops on Mikhailovskaya Square. On the spot is a representative of the MVD in plain clothes, he gives commands, prepares to move down the Michailovskaya street. At the Mikhailovskaya Square, the leader of the UDAR party Vitali Klichko, who is in talks with law enforcers, is also well-nigh.
At the same time, the activist of the Democratic alliance Alexei Cherny, near the Independence Square all the entrances and exits from the metro station are blocked. Earlier it was reported that in connection with the report on the explosives, the police closed all entrances and vyhods at the metro stations Khreshchatyk, Teatralnaya and Maidan. At the same time, Twitter users report that on the metropolitan street. Lesya Ukrainka is visited by about 150 special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and its officials come out of the mayor's office with all the documents.
UPD: 09/12/2013 Subway stations Teatralnaya, Khreshchatyk and Independence Square are mined
Today, on December 9, an unidentified man told Kiev police about allegedly mining three metro stations, located in the center of the city - Teatralnaya, Khreshchatyk and Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
It is known that explosives, cynologists, and representatives of other special services left for the site.
At present, stations are closed to the entrance and exit of passengers, trains follow without stops.