#EuroMajdan # євромайдан Хроника 20/12/2013

Chronology of events

12/01/13 | 02.12.13 | 03.12.13 | 04.12.13 | 05.12.13 | 06.12.13 | 08.12.13 | 09.12.13 | 10.12.13 | 11.12.13 | 12.12.13 | 13.12.13 | 14.12.13 | 15.12.13 | 16.12.13 | 17.12.13 | 20.12.13 | 10.01.14 | 11.01.14 | 12.01.14 | 13.01.14 | 14.01.14 | 15.01.14 | 16.01.14 | 17.01.14 | 18.01.14 | 19.01.14 | 20.01.14 | 21.01.14 | 22.01.14 | 23.01.14 | 24.01.14 | 25.01.14 | 26.01.14 | 27.01.14 | 28.01.14 | 31.01.14 | 03/02/14 | 05.02.14 | 18.02.14 | 19.02.14 | 20.02.14 | 02/21/14 | 02/22/14 | 23.02.14 | 24.02.14 | 25.02.14 | 26.02.14 | 28.02.14 | 02.03.14 | 03/03/14 | 04.03.14 | 03/05/14 | 03/06/14 | 12.03.14 | 13.03.14 | 14.03.14 | 03/15/14 | 17.03.14 | 03/18/14 | 19.03.14 | 20.03.14 | 25.03.14 | 03/28/14 | 07/04/14 | 09/04/14 | 10/04/14 | 11/04/14 | 14.04.14 | 17.04.14 | 16.04.14 | 17.04.14 | 18.04.14 | 23.04.14 | 24.04.14 | 25.04.14 | 28.04.14 | 05/05/14 | 05/06/14 | 05/07/14 | 14.05.14 | 19.05.14 | 20.05.14 | 05/21/14 | 23.05.14 | 26.05.14 | 27.05.14 | 28.05.14 | 30.05.14 | 02.06.14 | 03/06/14 | 05/06/14 | 17.06.14 | 06/18/14 | 24.06.14 | 25.06.14 | 06/27/14 | 07/01/14 | 03/07/14 | 11/07/14 | 14.07.14 | 07/15/14 | 17.07.14 | 07/18/14 | 07/21/14 | 24.07.14 | 25.07.14 | 07/30/14 | 31.07.14 | 08/01/14 | 04.08.14 | 05.08.14 | 08/06/14 | 08/07/14 | 11/08/14 | 12.08.14 | 08/13/14 | 14.08.14 | 08/18/14 | 19.08.14 | 08/20/14 | 08/21/14 | 26.08.14 | 28.08.14 | 09/01/14 | 02.09.14 | 03.09.14 | 09/08/14 | 11/09/14 | 12.09.14 | 16.09.14 | 17.09.14 | 19.09.14 | 09/21/14 | 09/22/14 | 23.09.14 | 24.09.14 | 26.09.14 | 30.09.14 | 10/01/14 | 02.10.14 | 03.10.14 | 10/07/14 | 09.10.14 | 13.10.14 | 14.10.14 | 16.10.14 | 10/21/14 | 22.10.14 | 23.10.14 | 10/29/14 | 30.10.14 | 31.10.14 | 04.11.14 | 05.11.14 | 10.11.14 | 11.11.14 | 18.11.14 | 23.11.14 | 24.11.14 | 28.11.14 | 02.12.14 | 04.12.14 | 05.12.14 | 10.12.14 | 11.12.14 | 16.12.14 | 17.12.14 | 18.12.14 | 22.12.14 | 23.12.14 | 24.12.14 | 25.12.14 | 26.12.14 | 29.12.14 | 30.12.14 | 13.01.15 | 14.01.15 | 17.01.15 | 22.01.15 | 26.01.15 | 27.01.15 | 28.01.15 | 30.01.15 | 03/02/15 | 04.02.15 | 05.02.15 | 09/02/15 | 10.02.15 | 16.02.15 | 18.02.15 | 19.02.15 | 25.02.15 | 28.02.15 | 02.03.15 | 03/03/15 | 03/05/15 | 17.03.15 | 19.03.15 | 23.03.15 | 26.03.15 | 01.04.15 | 03/04/15 | 15.04.15 | 16.04.15 | 17.04.15 | 12/05/15 | 05.13.15 | 15.05.15 | 17.05.15 | 18.05.15 | 27.05.15 | 02.06.15 | 03.06.15 | 04.06.15 | 16.06.15 | 19.06.15 | 06/22/15 | 23.06.15 | 23.06.15 | 17.09.15 | 24.09.15 | 10/06/15 | 10/22/15 | 17.12.15 |

Hot Topics

Local elections 2015 - map violations | How Ukrainians voted: exit polls data | Professional Russian army in Ukraine | Devaluation card of national currencies | TOP-20 of the most reliable banks in Ukraine | How and when police officers have the right to use special equipment | Real owners of Ukrainian banks | Russia's plan to seize Ukraine (DOCUMENTS) | TEXT OF PYROSHENKO'S APPEAL TO THE SUPREME RADA | War, faces, situations: shots from the front in Shirokino. PHOTO reportage | Putin. War. Independent report of Boris Nemtsov | In Kiev, journalist Oles Buzin was killed. PHOTO | In the Ex-People's Deputy of the PR Kalashnikov killed in Kiev | Putin is getting ready for a big war, increasing military spending Kremlin media jumped on an April Fool's joke about Mistral | WizzAir-Ukraine stops operations | Camouflage modern armies | Works about Ukraine artist Beata Kurkul | Journal Charlie Hebdo made a u-turn about Putin | Samples of car marking | Kabaeva gave birth to Putin's third child | Attention! Prohibited bills! A photo. | | | On the 1000-hryvnia note will be depicted Hitler | Murderers Nemtsov is the CIA and MI6, Poroshenko and the Right Sector | NBU recognized Delta Bank as insolvent | March of the memory of Boris Nemtsov. PHOTO reportage. | | | Prices for Gasoline, DT, Gas, at gas stations of Ukraine | Fake about the death of Sasha Gray in the Donbas | Commemorative coins about the events of the Maidan | History of the Ukrainian gold and currency reserve from 1993 to 2015 | The trial of Savchenko. PHOTO reportage | The consequences of shelling Kramatorsk | Memo to the scout on disguise | Explanation of border crossing by liable for military service | Yanukovych is glad to deprive Yanukovych of his title of President | Visa regime in Ukraine for Russians | WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE. RESULTS (INFOGRAPHIC) | PARTICIPANTS ATO HAVE THE RIGHT ON GUARANTEES AND BENEFITS. HOW TO GET THEM (INFOGRAPHIC) | The worst banks by the NBU version | Poroshenko instructed to control exit abroad | How to behave during bombardment and bombardment? | | | FAQ ON MOBILIZATION - Kremlin propaganda | In Donetsk, the shell hit the stop: there are victims Photo report + VIDEO | Who will not touch the fourth wave of mobilization (infographic) | Sample application for refusal to mobilize | In the National Bank presented a new 100 UAH (photo) | In the DNR showed their money - the settlement signs of Novorossia | What does Russia bring in its convoys to the Donbas? | | | SMS of deputies in the Parliament | Gas consumption reports by region | Where most use electricity | The state budget 2015: revenues 475.2 billion, expenses 527.2 billion | Russia sends airplanes and trains to terrorists tanks | Black Tuesday in Russia: Russians are storming stores | Bill "On Civilian Weapons and Ammunition" | List of deputies and committees from which they were withdrawn | A powerful explosion in Odessa | Fight in Grozny. PHOTO reportage | Elena Kosheleva (Lyashko's party) daughter of an oligarch (OPEN PHOTOS) | Fake NTV: Yarosh with a machine gun in the Rada | The second day of clashes during Ani Lorak's concert | The breakdown of Ani Lorak's concert in Kiev | Krajina celebrates the anniversary of the beginning of Maidan Honor | Police beat activists under construction on Osokorki PHOTO report + VIDEO | Day of people's anger in Budapest. PHOTO report + VIDEO | Another thrust of NTV "Ukrainians offer themselves for 10 hryvnia." | | | In Kharkov, in the pub of WALL, an explosion exploded | The administration of the LC "Magic Cosmic Kiss" Olga Tarash | The boy from the scandalous fake story of NTV identified | On a patch of land and two slaves for the war ... | Proof of participation of Russian invaders in Donbass | The brutal disassembly of the Dnieper (video) | Who wins the parliamentary elections (INFOGRAFIKA)? | | | The frozen hell in Donetsk airport | Russia may accidentally ban the Russian flag | The officials who fled from Ukraine to Russia | The situation in Donetsk airport | List of bomb shelters in Kiev | Jobs Merkel, Obama, Olland, Putin and Poroshenko | Unique photos of soldiers before and after the war | Inside the Donetsk airport - fight "cyborgs" | Candidates for the new Verkhovna Rada (INFOGRAFIKA) | Personnel of destroyed positions of security officials | A resident of Lviv sells energy to the state | Who fired a stop in Donetsk | Ilovaisky cauldron - video from the site | Storm of Donetsk airport | Lugansk airport through the eyes of Ukrainian paratroopers | Russian troops on the border with Ukraine | Exchange prisoners under Donetsk | Operational information of the RNBO in the ATO zone + Maps | List of missing persons in the ATO zone | Ukrainian soldiers guarding Mariupol | Peace march in Moscow | Russia is waiting for disconnection from the global Internet network | Olga Lyulchak - an open deputy for all | America is ruled by aliens, the Nazis | The cynicism of NTV lies off scale! | | | Against the background of Ukrainian corps photographed Alexei Milchakov - maniac Fascist from St. Petersburg | Alexei Milchakov - a maniacist from Petersburg | Special forces of the Russian Federation photographed against the backdrop of Ukrainian wars | Memo to the soldier for stripping | The base of the verified organizations and volunteers | News results 20 August | Flag of Ukraine on the Moscow skyscraper | The Kerch crossing | Links for victims of anti-Ukrainian propaganda | Information war (56 revelations) | Metropolitan Onufry: biography of the Primate of the UOC | Review inoSMI: Is there a peaceful way out of the Ukrainian crisis? | | | Battalions in Ukraine: who is who? | | | Ukrainian Military units: who is who? | | | Overview of Foreign Affairs: will Russia come to Ukraine? | | | PHOTO report from the epicenter ATO | Separatists shoot Shakhtersk's houses from mortar | Shots of shelled positions of Ukrainian law enforcers | What to do and where to hide in case of war in Kiev | PHOTO report of the shooting by militants of the Malaysian Boeing | Statistics of protests (INFOGRAFIKA) | 60 fakes of Russian mass media about Ukraine | What will the signing of the agreement on the association of Ukraine with the European Union give? | | | Renewal of the ATU (Poroshenko appeal) | What will change after signing the agreement? | | | Military theoretical training | List of 138 victims | Conclusions of the EU Council on the situation in Ukraine | Online Game "Mortal Kombat in Ukrainian" | Putin-Khuylo: 10 versions of the hit | Patriotic Avatar of Ukrainians | Ukr eats katsap's hand | Where did the money that Ukrainians donate go ? What the Ukrainian soldier dreams about | The most vague stories of confrontation in the South-East | Frontline reports from the South-East for May 22 | Frontline reports from the South-East for May 21 | Atrocities of Putin's peacekeepers (not for the faint of heart) | Akhmetov closed the insignia for him and for Putin inscriptions with the Ukrainian flag | St. George's Ribbon and the Guards Ribbon. What's the Difference? | | | Medvedchuk's dacha was opened for visitors | American giants of the IT industry join the sanctions | Putin's plan for May 9 | Material-Investigation for Russians | Lying does not hurt | The horror of deception | Bloody weekend: the events of the May holidays in Ukraine | The largest military exercises took place in Mykolayiv region | How Russia prepared for war | Militants identified in Slavyansk | Assault of Slavyansk | Sturm of the military unit in Mariupol | Myths about Stepan Bandera | Video of beatings by pro-Russian activists in Kharkov | Video of beatings by pro-Russian activists in Kharkov | Recent events in the South-East and Crimea | Invasion of Russia in Ukraine: March 27 - April 4 | Invasion of Russia in Ukraine: March 21-27 | Invasion of Russia in Ukraine: March 14-20 | Invasion of Russia in Ukraine: February 26 - March 13 | PACE Resolution | Tsapav - Fascist! Bohn from Ukraine! | | | Putin's army: how to educate Russian soldiers. | | | Guide to guerrilla warfare | Map of the deployment of Russian military | Who feeds whom in Ukraine | The history of the OUN-UPA or who are the Benders | I wonder about the Ukrainian flag | Video, how Yanukovich left Mezhyhiria with values | Virtual 3D tour in the territory of Mezhyhirya | Emergency briefcase in case of war | House in Koncha Zaspa, which was built by Yura Enakievsky | 70 most impressive staff of EuroMaidan in Kiev | Activists visited the Oliynyk Region Estate | Reboot Ukraine. Photos of main events February 22-24 | The luxury of Mezhyhirya Yanukovych: yachts, luxury cars, a portrait of gold, a zoo and a golf course | Treasures of Pshonka - photo report from the house of the bloody Prosecutor General | Maydan mourns the Heroes of Heavenly Hundreds | How in Kiev they tried to destroy the monument to the Chekists | In Mezhyhiria, they found documents on million-time waste and bribes | Bloody days of Ukraine. Photo chronicle of the Maidan February 20-21 | Maidan is online. Activists went on the offensive and won part of the Maidan | This city is on fire. Night and morning on the Maidan February 19 | As in the war. Photo chronicles of events in Kiev on February 18 | Fights in the center of Kiev. The main video of the events in Kiev on February 18

UPD: 20/12/2013 Oppositionists say from the Maidan scene for 10 years in prison - Bondarenko

Оппозиционеры наговорили со сцены Майдана на 10 лет тюрьмы - Бондаренко

Party of Regions deputy Yelena Bondarenko believes that the representatives of the opposition, who spoke at rallies that have been going on in Ukraine for more than a month, have said "years for 10" prisons.

She stated this on the air of "Freedom of Speech" on ICTV, Ukrainian Truth reports.

"Even the statements, according to our Criminal Code, which violate the law, can drag for 10 years. Even if we take into account what the oppositionists have said in all the maidans at once, I'll tell you, they've talked about 10 years (prisons)," Bondarenko said.

"Article 109 - calls for violent overthrow of power - up to 5 years (prison)." Article 279 - blockade of transport communications, 293 - group violation of public order, 294 - riots, 295 - calls for actions threatening public order, and 341 - Seizure of public buildings, "- she listed.

"This is all, I stress, these are all articles of the Criminal Code, not even the Administrative Code, for which there is punishment in a normal democratic country," Bondarenko said.

"Do not confuse peaceful meetings with peaceful seizures of buildings, peaceful fights, peaceful vandalism ... This was all, it's all there, and for every fact, the case was opened by law enforcement agencies," added the Rygyonalka.

UPD: 20/12/2013 Saakashvili (36 people in all) is prohibited from entering Ukraine at the request of the People's Deputy Tsarev

Саакашвили (всего 36 лиц) запрещен въезд в Украину по требованию нардепа Царева

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Security Service of Ukraine satisfied the request of the People's Deputy from the Party of Regions Oleg Tsarev to ban the entry to Ukraine of 36 people, including former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, citizens of the United States and EU countries, writes Kommersant-Ukraine.

The corresponding request to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Alexander Yakimenko and Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara was submitted by the regional party on December 8. According to the parliamentarian, "the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine, street activity and the seizure of buildings have a planned character," and "the organization of such campaigns requires the participation of specialists of the appropriate profile." "It is quite reasonable to fear the frequent visits of foreign political technologists and experts in protest activity, whose activities are becoming a threat to national security," Tsarev said in the request.

It is noteworthy that Rosa Tsarev called "the best specialist in the world in organizing revolutions through social networks." The former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and 29 Georgian citizens also appear on the list of non grata persons. "Saakashvili has nothing to do at all, let him go to Georgia and meet with the Georgian people! He came here with his team that organized the" Rose Revolution. "All of them settled in Ukraine and were moderators of the revolution, which the opposition tried to organize," Kommersant said. -Ukraine Tsarev.

Together with the document, a list was sent of "persons who, within the framework of the consultative work of the opposition" have the opportunity to realize "the political interests of other countries." This list includes the research associate of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University, Taras Cusio, the famous German political scientist Andreas Umland, as well as Fink Brian, Vasilik Miron, Alexander Ros (all of the USA).

According to the parliamentarian, a Serbian citizen, Marco Ivkovic, also listed on the list, "organized a revolution against Slobodan Milosevic with the Serb team" and promoted such a scenario in Ukraine. "There are 36 people in my request, I have not yet received a reply from the Security Service, but, according to my information, they are all declared persona non grata," he said.

It is noteworthy that, according to the Financial Times, as early as December 21, one of the defendants of the list - businessman Georgy Kikvadze - was unable to cross the state border of Ukraine. "Probably, now I am a dangerous revolutionary who is trying to get the government resigned," commented Kikvadze.

Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine Georgy Zakarashvili said that three people were not able to enter Ukraine in the request of Oleg Tsarev. "I confirm the fact with Georgi Kikvadze - he returned to Georgia.There were two more such cases - the journalist of Rustavi-2 David Kakulia and one other person were not able to enter.We are now working with the Foreign Ministry and are trying to find out how the Tsarev's list corresponds to reality and How much people who are on this list, meet the criteria, "- said the ambassador.

Asked about what response steps can be followed by Georgia, the diplomat replied that at present the mission is working on clarifying the information. "I hope all issues will be resolved in a constructive manner," Zakarashvili summed up.

German political scientist Andreas Umland, who is a member of the expert council of the parliamentary committee on European integration, said that he had not yet attempted to enter Ukraine. "I was surprised that I was on this list, I do not do political work, but I work at the university, where I write and edit academic articles." I wrote most critical articles to the Freedom party, "he said.

According to the expert, the ban on entry is not related to his criticism of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych or the government. "I proposed to the European Union to impose sanctions against Russia, if Ukraine signs the SA, and Russia will impose sanctions against Ukraine," Umland said, adding that if confirmed information about the ban, he intends to challenge such a decision of the Ukrainian authorities in court.

The opposition believes that the ban on the entry of 36 foreign nationals can lead to "serious international consequences." The first deputy head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, the People's Deputy of the Sudan, Valentin Nalyvaychenko, said that there are three reasons why entry into the territory of Ukraine can be closed. "This is a threat to national security, involvement in criminal offenses or terrorist activities.If the Security Service satisfied the request of Oleg Tsarev, the special service operates for political reasons of the Party of Regions." The diplomacy operates a basic principle of reciprocity. "Any country will require diplomatic explanations, and if these reasons were unreasonable The response will not be long in coming, "- said Nalyvaichenko.

According to the deputy head of the faction Fatherland Sergei Sobolev, such actions can lead to serious international consequences. "If these countries - the US, the EU and Georgia - forbid Yanukovych, Azarov and their children to travel to themselves, then Yanukovych will be able to go except to North Korea," the People's Deputy considers.

UPD: 20/12/2013 On the Independence Square, see yourself and show yourself. Photo of Western politicians at rallies in Kiev

На Майдан посмотреть и себя показать. Фотоподборка западных политиков на митингах в Киеве

Since the beginning of massive Euro-Protests in Ukraine, it has been almost a month. During this time, many well-known Western politicians expressed their support for the European integration aspirations of Ukrainians. At the same time, many of them decided not to limit themselves to statements and arrived in Kiev to talk with Ukrainian officials, to personally assess the mass character of the country's main Euro-country, and at the same time with their presence and word to encourage the protesters.

Correspondent.net created a photo selection of participation in the Kiev EuroMaidan by ten high-ranking foreigners. They are American senators John McCain and Chris Murphy, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Payette, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seim Loret Graužinienė, EU Commissioner for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, Canadian and German foreign ministers John Byrd and Guido Westerwelle, Former Prime Minister of Poland Jaroslaw Kaczynski, as well as former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.

UPD: 20/12/2013 The President of the European Parliament does not see the possibility of further cooperation with Ukraine

The Ukrainian theme became one of the main ones at the two-day summit of the European Union, which started yesterday, December 19, in Brussels.

The meeting is attended by the leaders of all EU member states and heads of organizations that are part of the structure or work closely with the European Union.

In particular, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said that he does not see the possibility of further cooperation with Ukraine. "How can you cooperate with the authorities, which instead of signing an association agreement with the European Union, took a huge loan from Russia, and agreed on an opaque gas price," Schultz said.

UPD: 20/12/2013 EU appreciates Ukraine's refusal to integrate into $ 26 billion

ЕС оценил отказ Украины от интеграции в $26 млрд

Ukraine could get at least 19 billion euros ($ 26 billion) of loans and grants from the European Union in the next seven years if it had signed a trade and cooperation agreement with the bloc, according to EU internal data.

In November, Ukraine at the last moment refused to sign an agreement on trade with Brussels to maintain good relations with Russia. This provoked the most massive street protests in the 46-million-strong country nine years after the Orange Revolution.

Desperately in need of money to cover a huge deficit of external financing, Ukraine appealed to Russia, whose president Vladimir Putin, for the first time in the years of negotiations, agreed to reduce by one-third the cost of gas. He also promised to invest $ 15 billion in sovereign-bearing sovereign bonds of "fraternal" Ukraine, embraced by the economic crisis and political actions that Putin called "pogroms" and linked with Western interference.

The EU avoided engaging in promises with Russia for Ukraine, and the only exact amount that was said publicly is a loan of 610 million euros, which the European Union was ready to offer to Kiev if it agrees to the terms of the creditor, the IMF: unpopular economic reforms. However, estimates of the EU available for internal use show that the total volume of loans and grants to Ukraine between 2014 and 2020 would have been at least 19 billion euros, provided Kyiv signed a trade agreement with the EU and reached an agreement with the IMF. A source in the European Union said that this is a conservative estimate, which was never voiced during negotiations with Ukrainian officials. "We will never do something to show off or compete in giving more money, because the essence of our offer is not in money," the source said.

This figure is close to 20 billion euros of financial assistance, which was spoken about last week by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov: he saw this as a cost compensation from an agreement with the European Union. However, the block doubts the amount called for by Kiev, which is necessary for the adaptation of the Ukrainian economy, which has plunged into recession, to the new terms of trade after the agreement with the EU and against the backdrop of sanctions that Russia is threatening its neighbor. The EU was ready to advise Ukraine on reaching an agreement with the IMF if the country had signed the treaty.

If Ukraine complies with all IMF conditions, the EU would agree to an "accelerated payment" of the first batch of economic aid and would be ready to start work on a second, the source said. The EU would also organize a conference with the participation of donor countries and representatives of the private sector to invest in the Ukrainian economy. Blok emphasizes that the proposal for a trade agreement with Ukraine remains in force. Its first vice-premier, Sergei Arbuzov, said last week that Kiev is ready to sign the document, but EU officials do not expect any action in the near future. European Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule told Arbuzov last week that if Ukraine gives a clear commitment to signing the treaty, the EU will begin working with Kiev to prepare a road map for the implementation of the agreement. However, later Fule wrote on his tweet on Sunday that the EU is stopping talks with Yanukovych about European integration, pointing out the divergence of the president's words and actions against the backdrop of the use of violence by protesters against protesters in the "Euro-Maidan".

UPD: 20/12/2013 Verkhovna Rada amnestied the participants of EuroMaidan

Верховная рада амнистировала участников Евромайдана

The law, for which 339 deputies of the Verkhovna Rada from 404 voted, supposes the closing of all criminal cases against participants of protest actions in Ukraine, which began on November 21.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law providing for the release from criminal and administrative responsibility of all detained members of EuroMaidan. On Thursday, December 19, for it voted 339 people's deputies out of 404 registered in the session hall, reports UNIAN.

Introducing the bill in the parliament of Ukraine, MP from the faction "Fatherland" Pavel Petrenko said that the law does not apply to law enforcement officers who beat protesters, as the opposition insisted on changing the wording "persons associated with participation in protest actions" to "protesters" ", The agency" Interfax "clarifies.

The law also assumes that all criminal proceedings against participants in protest actions in Ukraine, opened on November 21, are subject to closure, and their defendants to release. In addition, they will be considered undocumented.

UPD: 20/12/2013 Most Kievites support EuroMeidan, however they condemn the demolition of the monument to Lenin - poll

Большинство киевлян поддерживают Евромайдан, однако осуждают снос памятника Ленину - опрос

Almost two thirds of Kiev's residents support EuroMeidan, according to a December poll by Research & Branding Group. At the same time, 69% of the residents of the capital reacted negatively to the demolition of the monument to Lenin in the center of Kiev.

According to the data of the social research, in December of the current year EuroMaydan was supported by 64% of Kyivans, 26% did not support this phenomenon.

It is noteworthy that the greatest supporters of protest actions in the center of the capital are the people of Kyiv at the age of 40-49 (71% support, 23% - none) and young people under 30 (69% support, 21% - none). In turn, older citizens of Kiev older than 55 years are most critical towards Euromaydan (54% support and 36% do not). It is worth noting that 59% of Kiev expressed their readiness to put up with a number of inconveniences in the life of the capital that arose in connection with Euromaidan, while 34% are not ready for it. With the inconveniences associated with Euromaidan, women are more willing to tolerate (62%) than men (56%). Depending on the age, young people and middle-aged people (up to 50 years) are ready to put up with certain inconveniences (62-63% are ready, 29-32% are not ready). Older people (over 55) are less inclined to tolerate such inconveniences (47% are ready, 43% are not ready).

At the same time, the majority of people in Kiev - 69% - reacted negatively to the demolition of the monument to Vladimir Lenin in the center of the capital. According to the results of the study, only 13% of the residents of Kiev rated positively the demolition of the monument to Lenin, and 15% remained indifferent to this. Negative to the demolition of the monument was the majority of representatives of all age groups - from 66% among young people to 78% among Kiev residents over 55. It is known that the majority (more than half to more than three quarters) of the Kiev supporters of all major political forces, and also the supporters of EuroMaidan, have a negative attitude towards this event. 67% of Kyivans regard the demolition of the monument to Lenin as an act of vandalism, the opposite point of view is held by less than a third of city residents -29%. It is worth noting that 57% of the residents of the capital agree that the actions of those who demolished the monument repeat the similar practice of the Bolsheviks, led by Lenin. With this statement do not agree with this statement, a third of Kyiv residents -35%. A survey of public opinion of the residents of the capital of Ukraine regarding their attitude towards EuroMaidan was conducted during December 10-14. The information was collected using the personal interview method in Kiev, and the sample size was 800 people.