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UPD: 12/13/2013 Yanukovych: Three people were involved in the dispersal of the Maidan on November 30 - UP

Янукович: К разгону Майдана 30 ноября причастны три человека - УП

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that three people have a direct relationship with the decision to disperse the demonstrators on the night of November 30 on Independence Square. It is reported by Ukrainian truth.

“The investigation has it, and today I was interested and invited the prosecutor general to the round table ... There is new information that cannot yet be made public. But in the near future, as soon as it is clarified, there will be confidence as to how it was and not the law and the confidentiality of the investigation will prohibit it - it will be made public, "Viktor Yanukovych said during a round table, commenting on the dispersal of the Maidan on the night of November 30.

“I just want to say that the three people who were next to the Maidan that night are directly related to making the decision that was made. I believe that they should be responsible for what happened there,” Yanukovych added.

According to the opposition, from 500 thousand to 1 million people took to the rally on central streets on December 8. According to official figures of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, 100 thousand people took part in the protests.

UPD: 12/13/2013 March of a million. The most impressive PHOTOS and VIDEOS

The March of a million, held on December 8 in Kiev, became the largest action in the history of the country.

The Maidan, accommodating 300 thousand people, was filled to capacity, and this is without taking into account other central streets of the capital.

A lot of people were on the streets adjacent to Maidan - Khreschatyk on both sides of Independence Square, on the street. Gorodetsky and Institutskaya.

Марш миллиона. Самые впечатляющие ФОТО

According to the opposition, from 500 thousand to 1 million people took to the rally on central streets on December 8. According to official figures of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, 100 thousand people took part in the protests.

UPD: 12/13/2013 Round table on power and opposition

Круглый стол власти и оппозиции

On Friday, December 13, Viktor Yanukovych takes part in a nationwide roundtable. Opposition leaders also promised to come to the event.

Round table Unite Ukraine is held in the Ukrainian house. Earlier, the president proposed holding such a meeting.

“I invite representatives of all political forces, holy fathers, and representatives of the public to a nationwide dialogue. I personally am ready to participate in such a round table "
  • 16:35 Yanukovych finished speaking with calls to unite. Kravchuk began to discuss the rules for further meetings of the roundtable participants. Today's meeting is over.
  • 16:32 "Where we are sure, let's punish the guilty. I turned to the investigation and asked that they begin to release people if the procedure allows it. But provocateurs should be found. This is my principled position," the president said.
  • 16:29 Yanukovych: We will establish a moratorium on the use of violence. But you can’t rock the boat anymore.
  • 16:28 The President proposes to assemble another round table, where to give the floor to representatives of the sectors most vulnerable to the EU - agriculture and mechanical engineering.
  • 16:26 Yanukovych: in the form in which the agreement on the Association was prepared, it cannot be signed. There are more minuses than pluses.
  • 16:25 "Restoring order in the economy without restoring normal relations with Russia. If we lose even more trade, the situation will become very serious," the president says.
  • 16:23 Yanukovych: “What interests me most is how we end the year from an economic and social point of view. I know how low-income people, pensioners live now. They don’t go to the Maidan, they wait for us to decide their fate.”
  • 16:21 The word again takes Viktor Yanukovych. He thanked the opposition leaders for coming to the round table.
  • 16:14 Speaker of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Anthony proposed to hold the next round table on the territory of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra.
  • 16:08 Kravchuk: we have prepared a Memorandum of Understanding. At the next round table, we must try to accept it.
  • 16:03 Fisherman said that prosecutors opened a criminal case against Maidan racers. The same thing is against those employees of the Golden Eagle who beat the journalists.
  • 16:01 Kravchuk announced another speech by Yanukovych, when the rest of the speakers reprimand. In the meantime, the word took the head of the Verkhovna Rada Vladimir Rybak
  • 15:59 Mustafa Nayyem, a journalist who is present at the round table, on his Twitter: "There was a guy introducing himself at the table on behalf of the civil maidan))) brave. Only this ... and who is he?!?!?"
  • 15:56 Filaret: "For Maidan to disperse, it is necessary for Ukraine to enter Europe as an associate member."
  • 15:51 Speaker of the UOC Kiev Patriarchate Filaret. "Why have we been preparing for a year to join the European Union?"
  • 15:41 Representative of the Greek Catholic Church: "Society is divided by distrust. The greater the distrust and fear, the higher the barricades."
  • 15:38 Public activists and writers speak. Mustafa Nayyem, who led the broadcast, tweeted - Lost Communication!
  • 15:30 "Yushchenko spoke longer than all three opposition leaders and talked about some kind of" acceptance "and" modern politics ", - writes journalist Tatyana Danilenko on Twitter.
  • 15:18 The word is again with Tyagnibok. Audibility is zero.
  • 15:14 Yatsenyuk: "The lion's share of the crisis is due to the fact that you, Nikolai Yanovich, are leading the government."
  • 15:11 Azarov asked the opposition representatives to answer - why are they lobbying for the "obviously disadvantageous" agreement on the Association. Arseniy Yatsenyuk answers something to him. Audibility is still poor. The official video broadcast is not conducted by any media.
  • 15:09 Klitschko said that he knew about the preparation of a force scenario for Euromaidan
  • 15:04 The word again took Kravchuk. Behind him, apparently (audibility is bad), Vitali Klitschko. He demands, like Tyagnibok, the release of prisoners, the punishment of those responsible for the dispersal of the Euromaidan and the resignation of the Azarov government. But the main requirement is an early parliamentary and presidential election.
  • 15:01 The broadcast continues on the cell phone Mustafa Nayem. It is hard to hear, but, apparently, Oleg Tyagnibok speaks. Demands the release of all "political prisoners" and condemns the "brutal use of force" on the Maidan.
  • 14:52 Video broadcast was interrupted for technical reasons.
  • 14:50 The leader of the Round Table Leonid Kravchuk asked Azarov to finish the speech faster. “If this is not interesting to anyone, then why are we all gathered here?” The prime minister replied.
  • 14:46 Azarov lists the industries that will suffer from the agreement with the EU, on the option of which the European Union insists. Agriculture will suffer the most, the prime minister is sure - especially individual rural producers. They will not be able to raise livestock and poultry for sale.
  • 14:43 The first task of Ukraine before signing the SA with the EU is to remove 15 billion negative trade balance with Russia, the prime minister said. Memorandums on cooperation in the nuclear, aviation, shipbuilding, and transport sectors have already been prepared, Azarov claims.
  • 14:40 If we signed an agreement with Europe, then Ukraine would stop sectoral projects with the participation of Russia - in the aircraft industry, energy, says Azarov. At the same time, Europe was not going to compensate for this. “It would be a deliberate default of the state,” the prime minister said.
  • 14:37 Azarov talks about Ukraine’s IMF debts and trade relations with Russia. Ukraine has lost 18% of export deliveries to the Russian Federation - tractors, cars, planes
  • 14:35 The speech of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has begun. He talks about how the signing of the SA with Europe was conceived.
  • 14:30 "I appeal to the opposition so that you and I will be fair and objective together," the president said to the opposition sitting next to him.
  • 14:15 Yanukovych does not exclude that it is possible to dismiss workers responsible for the preparation of the Association Agreement with the European Union. "Workers who drafted this Agreement will be suspended and then possibly fired."
  • 14:12 Yanukovych began his speech
  • 14:00 At the round table, Viktor Yanukovych will offer to release activists detained on Euromaidan. About it
  • 13:46 The leader of the Batkivshchyna faction, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says that after the opposition passes the conditions of the Euromaidan to the president, opposition leaders will return to the protesters and report to them.

UPD: 12/13/2013 Party of Regions has submitted an application for an unlimited rally for 200 thousand people in the center of Kiev

Партия регионов подала заявку на проведение бессрочного митинга на 200 тысяч человек в центре Киева
Партия регионов подала заявку на проведение бессрочного митинга на 200 тысяч человек в центре Киева

The Party of Regions has submitted an application for holding an unlimited action in the center of Kiev, in which it plans to attract 200 thousand people. The name of the stock is not indicated in the application.

According to the Kyiv City State Administration, the event will be held on European Square and in the Mariinsky Park starting December 14th.

PR indicated in the application that from 7:00 to 12:00 there will be a walking procession of participants along the streets: Vladimirsky Spusk, Kutuzova, Moskovskaya, Suvorov, Mazepa and Grushevsky to the European Square, where the main event will be held - a rally concert.

At the same time, the organizers notified the installation of tents (propaganda), the scene with the appropriate equipment.

... poor people.

Earlier, the secretary of the Donetsk City Council, Sergei Bogachev, announced that a train was leaving from Donetsk to Kiev to support the course of the President of Ukraine. “Today at 15.20 a train departs from Donetsk to Kiev with those wishing to support the course of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Today only from the city of Donetsk there are 500 such people. These are students, workers of enterprises, miners, pensioners. Among them is my youngest son Alexei with friends, ”Bogachev wrote on his Facebook page.

At the same time, the press service of the Donetsk regional organization of the Party of Regions said that people who wished to go to Kiev to hold the President would be provided with food rations. They also noted that everyone will go to Kiev on a specially ordered train, which was paid by the regional organization of PR. According to railway workers, this special train will include 19 reserved seats and compartment cars.

According to the leader of the Batkivshchyna faction Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the authorities are bringing people to Kiev to start a civil conflict, "introduce a state of emergency, introduce troops, introduce Golden Eagles, disperse the Maidan."

As UNIAN reported earlier, this night, communal services in the presence of law enforcement officials suddenly began to clear snow on European Square. In the morning, metal structures were brought into the square for the installation of the stage. Now the European Square is fenced on all sides by a metal fence. Near the Ukrainian house there is a large number of special forces soldiers.

UPD: 12/13/2013 In Kiev, on the European Square, a rally of the Party of Regions

В Киеве на Европейской площади проходит митинг Партии регионов

Today, December 13, a rally of Party of Regions supporters is taking place in Kiev on European Square.

On the official website of the Party of Regions, an online broadcast of events from the so-called Anti-Maidan is organized - a rally in support of the current government, which is located near the camp of supporters of European integration, on European Square opposite the Ukrainian House.

Earlier, the Party of Regions announced the mobilization of supporters of the current government and intends to gather up to 200 thousand people in Kiev this weekend. This was announced on Thursday by a member of parliament from this political force, Andrei Pinchuk.

Recall, from December 3, at the Mariinsky Park on the square near the Verkhovna Rada, the Party of Regions has been holding a protest in support of the current government. Every day, several hundred people gather there. People from different regions of Ukraine, mainly from eastern and southern regions, are being brought to the rally, which takes place in the cordon of law enforcement agencies.

... poor people. Watching the rally ...

UPD: 12/13/2013 Akhmetov supported Euromaidan and urged parties to the conflict to sit at the negotiating table

Ахметов поддержал Евромайдан и призвал стороны конфликта сесть за стол переговоров

Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov on Friday, November 13, made a statement on the situation in the country.

“SCM Company in the early days of the aggravation of the situation in Kiev gave its position. And I, as a shareholder of SCM, completely share it.

These days, many want to know my personal attitude to what is happening. My position is this: Ukraine and the President walked along the European road for three and a half years. And during this time a lot has been done. In Vilnius, an agreement was not signed. And everyone had a question - what happened? Ukraine took a break? Ukraine stopped? Or did Ukraine go the other way? Everyone wants to have clarity. People began to look for answers to these questions and went to the Maidan.

The fact that peaceful people took part in peaceful actions suggests that Ukraine is a free democratic country. And Ukraine will not turn off this road. And it’s very cool. But the fact that these days people have suffered is unacceptable. I am convinced that now, at a difficult moment for our country, it is very important to have cold heads and a balanced approach. In short, common sense must prevail. I am for a strong, independent and integral Ukraine. We are one country, and it is not necessary to divide it. I am at the negotiating table. For politicians, authorities, the opposition, moral leaders of the country to sit at the negotiating table and make the decision that we will be proud of. I repeat, be proud, not ashamed. The decision that Ukraine and every Ukrainian will benefit from both in the short, medium and long term. I would call this table the table of peace, compromise and the future of our country. And let politicians lose their ratings at this table. But most importantly, Ukraine’s rating should go up. "

Earlier, on December 2, in an official press release of SCM Group, which included hundreds of city-forming enterprises that provide jobs for 300 thousand employees, she made an official position on the situation in the country.

The company’s official statement states that SCM Group is built on basic European values, where the rule of law, respect for private property rights, freedom of speech, personal freedom, freedom of peaceful assembly are priority.

"We are categorically against any violence and believe that today it is necessary to make every effort to find mutually acceptable solutions that will benefit the whole country and every Ukrainian," the SCM statement said.

UPD: 12/13/2013 Watermelons with Fule. Photo report from the meeting in Brussels

Арбузов с Фюле. Фоторепортаж со встречи в Брюсселе

Photos of the meeting of the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Sergey Arbuzov with the European Commissioner for EU Enlargement Stefan Fule in Brussels on December 12

UPD: 12/13/2013 Ukraine will sign an agreement with the EU in the near future - Arbuzov

First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Sergey Arbuzov held talks in Brussels with European Commissioner for EU enlargement Stefan Fule, after which he stated that the country would adhere to the course towards rapprochement with the European Union.

In turn, on Thursday, Fule promised that if Ukraine signs an association agreement, the European Union will not only provide financial assistance to the country, but also help coordinate a loan from the International Monetary Fund.

At the same time, the Ukrainian opposition called the bluff of the government a statement that an association agreement with the EU would be signed in the near future.