#EuroMajdan # євромайдан Chronicle 12/17/2013
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UPD: 12/17/2013 On the Euromaidan in Kiev appeared the wall of weeping and struggle
On Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev, a new landmark appeared - the Wall of Weeping and Struggle. This is a hedge of hundreds of wooden bars, on each of them is written the name of the city of Ukraine, from which the protesters came from it.
According to the publication Novy Region, according to the creator of the project Pavel from Berdichev, there are many people who want to sign the bar, and firewood is supplied to the bars, which heat the camp of the protesters, located on the corner of Institutskaya and Khreshchatyk streets.
Last night, part of the signed bars had to be burned for heating, however, the fence was quickly restored. The wall of crying and struggle attracts tourists and protesters, and has become one of the main places for photographing on the Maidan.
UPD: 12/17/2013 Yanukovych met with Putin in the Kremlin
Today, December 17, in the Moscow Kremlin, a meeting began between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Putin said he expects great results from today's meeting.
“I very much hope that we will be able to advance in solving the most sensitive issues for us. Ukraine, without any doubt, is in the full sense of the word our strategic partner and ally,” said Putin.
Yanukovych, in turn, expressed hope for the resolution of economic and trade issues between states.
"In the near future, we will have to coordinate this work not only between our countries - Russia and Ukraine - but also with other CIS countries, so that the free trade zone will work in full," the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, said.
Recall that a meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian Interstate Commission will be held on Tuesday with the participation of the leaders of the two countries. It must be signed a number of documents. As expected, the parties will discuss including the price of gas for Kiev and the possibility of providing a loan to Ukraine.
UPD: 12/17/2013 Canned food from young girls in the EU: video report from a rally of Soviet officers in Dnepropetrovsk
On Sunday, December 15, a rally against the EU, organized by the Union of Soviet Officers of Ukraine, was held in Dnepropetrovsk near the monument to Lenin.
A video from the rally appeared on the Internet, which captured the eight-minute fiery speech of one of the speakers.
In particular, the speaker voiced the terrible consequences that await Ukraine after signing the Association Agreement with the European Union: "A cannibal experiment is being conducted over our country, an association agreement will destroy our population, the Zionist sages have set a quota for the number of people living in Ukraine at 2.7 million. .. Even now, young girls are killed and canned meat are made of them! "
Grandpa ... well, where are you going
UPD: 12/17/2013 Andriy Shevchenko on Euromaidan: The main thing is to do without blood
Last week, Ukrainian football legend Andrei Shevchenko took part in a charity star poker tournament in Prague - the EPT Charity Challenge. Communicating with journalists, he commented on the situation in Ukraine, saying that he supports the European integration path of the country.
"I am in pain with this situation. I am Ukrainian, I am a patriot of my country. In view of what is happening in Ukraine today, the most important thing for me is to go without blood so that people do not suffer. As for my opinion, I support European integration ", - said Shevchenko.
UPD: 12/17/2013 Ukraine will ask Russia for a loan of $ 15 billion - Bloomberg
Ukraine is negotiating with Russia on a loan in the amount of $ 15 billion. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing its sources.
According to Bloomberg, Kiev may receive a portion of this $ 5 billion loan before the end of this year.
The information that negotiations are underway has already been confirmed by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, however, they refused to provide any details.
Earlier, the Ukrainian government could not agree on a loan of $ 15 billion with the International Monetary Fund.
Meanwhile, The Financial Times writes: "High-ranking Ukrainian officials reported that negotiations are underway with Moscow to provide loans of at least $ 10 billion in exchange for selling assets to Russia. This step could aggravate the geopolitical struggle between Moscow and the EU for influence in Ukraine" .
In addition, Ukrainian ministers are hoping to get a substantial discount on Russian natural gas and sign a road map stopping the disruption in the movement of goods across the border, which cost Ukraine $ 2 billion since July, aggravating the political and financial crisis in Kiev.
On Tuesday, December 17, the meeting of the presidents of Ukraine and the Russian Federation Viktor Yanukovich and Vladimir Putin will take place in Moscow. It is expected that the parties will sign at least 13 documents on further cooperation of the countries.
We will remind, earlier the government of Ukraine could not agree on a loan for 15 billion dollars with the International Monetary Fund. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said he expects that on Tuesday, the presidents will be able to agree on the price of gas. At the same time, the authorities said that the signing of documents leading Ukraine to the Customs Union is not planned. However, the opposition fears that Yanukovych may still sign such an agreement.
UPD: 12/17/2013 The court will not touch the barricades in Kiev until January 28
The rally participants can block the central streets of the city for at least another month and a half.
Yesterday, December 16, in the Pechersk court, a hearing was held to eliminate any obstacles from Maidan Nezalezhnosti and adjacent streets, both from the roadway and from sidewalks. With such a request to the court asked the city administration, according to the program Events on the TV channel Ukraine.
The hearing began in the evening, however, an hour later the judges finished the working day. And so the consideration was postponed to January 28 of the following year.
UPD: 12/17/2013 Singer Ruslan was summoned for questioning by the GPU
On Tuesday, December 17, the singer and public figure Ruslana Lyzhichko was summoned to the General Prosecutor's Office for questioning.
“I came to the GPU investigation department at Borisoglebskaya, 18. I’m waiting for a lawyer, just in case,” Ruslana wrote on her Facebook page at about 10 am.
“We’ve already entered. Office 308. Investigator from the Prosecutor’s Office Yuriy Nikolayevich Pivovarenko. Smiling and affable,” the singer wrote: later, noting that she came into the office with a lawyer Artem.
Recall, the Prosecutor General’s Office is calling for Euromaidan activists as part of the investigation into the beating of participants in a peaceful demonstration when they were dispersed by the Berkut on the night of November 30 at the Independence Square in Kiev.
Currently, four officials have been charged with abuse of power: the deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Vladimir Sivkovich, the head of the KSCA Alexander Popov and the head of the Kiev police Valery Koryak, and his deputy Peter Fedchuk.
UPD: 12/17/2013 Vitali Klitschko refused boxing for the sake of politics
Vitali Klitschko refused the title of the current WBC boxing world champion and announced a temporary suspension of his sports career. According to the athlete, he decided to devote himself entirely to politics and to run for the presidency of Ukraine in 2015.
Thus, the WBC champion belt becomes vacant. Nevertheless, Klitschko, by decision of the council, will remain an honorary champion, which gives him the right to call on a new holder of this title at any time.