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UPD: 12/09/2013 Police start storming checkpoints of protesters in the center of Kiev - opposition
Police began storming checkpoints in central Kiev, opposition leaders and journalists said.
“There is a complete assault on the checkpoints,” said Oleg Tyagnibok, the leader of the Freedom Forces, at a press conference at the headquarters of the National Resistance on Monday. According to him, the epicenter of the events now are roadblocks organized by the opposition around the venues of pickets and other actions. According to the leader of the Batkivshchyna faction Arseniy Yatsenyuk, one of the pickets has already been beaten. He noted that the position of Maidan 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." According to Yatsenyuk, if law enforcement officials use force against citizens, this will have "unpredictable consequences."
Opposition leaders also noted that special forces want to free travel on the street. Banking for President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. “As for the liberation of streets for Viktor Yanukovych’s driveway, we both stated and declare: pickets all over Kiev, but everyone can come to work on foot. And so the government came to work, it is necessary that the president walk on foot to meet with US Assistant Secretary of State, "said Yatsenyuk. In addition, journalist Vitaly Portnikov also reports an assault on his Facebook page. “The assault on pickets has begun. The first is on the corner of Fortress Lane and Grushevsky Street,” he writes.
UPD: 12/09/2013 Metro stations Khreschatyk, Independence Square and Theater are open
As of 19:00, the metro stations Khreschatyk and Independence Square were already open, information about the mining was not confirmed, the Interior Ministry said.
Kiev police did not find explosive objects in the Teatralnaya metro station.
Currently, the station is operating normally, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The opening of the stations was announced by many users of social networks. According to them, the subway staff said that in fact it was a “team”, the stations can be closed at any other time.
UPD: 12/09/2013 Police surrounded the center of Kiev
Of the three buses located at the crossroads of Khmelnitsky and Khreshchatyk streets, about 100 law enforcement officers in full outfit got helmets and shields. Also, a group of security officials descends into the city center from Mikhailovskaya Square.
Buses are located right next to the barricades erected by the protesters. Also, according to activists, soldiers of the Berkut special forces blocked Khreschatyk Street from Bessarabka, and Grushevsky Street was blocked.
Activist Vitaliy Umanets also tweeted that the Golden Eagle blocked Khreschatyk Street from Bessarabka. It is also known that about 200 security officials are sent to Independence Square from Mikhailovskaya Square. Recall that earlier a large convoy of Berkut employees entered the courtyard of the NRCU next to the Kyiv City State Administration, where protesters are located. Meanwhile, the entrances and exits from metro stations near Maidan are closed due to reports of mining of three metro stations.
UPD: 12/09/2013 Security officers are pulling into the city center. Golden eagle entered the courtyard adjacent to the KSCA
A large convoy of Berkut special forces entered the courtyard of the NRCU, located on 26 Khreschatyk St., next to the Kyiv City State Administration, where protesters are located. Meanwhile, the entrances and exits from the metro stations near Maidan are closed.
In addition, on Mikhailovskaya Square there is also a large column of fighters of internal troops. In place is a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in civilian clothes, he gives commands, is preparing to advance down the street Mikhailovskaya. On Mikhailovskaya Square, the leader of the UDAR party Vitaliy Klitschko, who is in talks with law enforcement authorities, is also cooling down.
At the same time, an 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 of explosives, the police closed all entrances and exits at the metro stations Khreshchatyk, Teatralnaya and Maidan. At the same time, Twitter users report that on the metropolitan street. About 150 Interior Ministry commandos are leading Lesia Ukrainka, and her employees come out of the city hall with all the documents.
UPD: 12/09/2013 The metro stations Teatralnoy, Khreshchatyk and Independence Square are mined
Today, December 9, an unknown person informed the Kiev police about the alleged mining of three metro stations located in the city center - Teatralnaya, Khreshchatyk and Independence Square.
It is known that explosion engineers, dog handlers, and also representatives of other special services left for the place.
Currently, the stations are closed at the entrance and exit of passengers, trains follow non-stop.