• Спецпроекты
  • Weather forecast
    • Exchange Rates
    • 424.45
    • 504.55
    • 5.92
  • SEND YOUR NEWS TO US WhatsApp +7 (777) 001 44 99
  1. Main
  2. Learn
  3. Politics
  4. Politics

Thousands of Ukraine protesters mass outside parliament 03 декабря 2013, 16:16

Thousands of Ukrainian protesters massed outside parliament in Kiev on Tuesday as lawmakers were set to debate a vote of no confidence in the government over the scrapping of a deal with the European Union.
  • ПОДЕЛИТЬСЯ
  • Vkontakte
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Одноклассники
  • Telegram
Новостью поделились: человек

Thousands of Ukraine protesters mass outside parliament Thousands of Ukraine protesters mass outside parliament
Thousands of Ukrainian protesters massed outside parliament in Kiev on Tuesday as lawmakers were set to debate a vote of no confidence in the government over the scrapping of a deal with the European Union, AFP reports. The opposition has called for a vote of no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov amid days of mass protests over the abandoning of the historic pact, the biggest protests in the ex-Soviet country since the pro-Western Orange Revolution in 2004. But it was unclear whether it would muster enough support to pass the motion. Opposition leaders including former heavyweight world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko have introduced a draft resolution saying that the government had betrayed the Ukrainian people by scrapping plans to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union under pressure from Russia. Mass protests over the weekend sparked violent clashes with police, who sprayed tear gas and threw stun grenades, although the situation grew calmer on Monday. Around 1,000 protesters spent Monday night on the city's Independence Square. Prime Minister Azarov said Monday that the situation bore all the hallmarks of a coup d'etat, while Russian President Vladimir Putin said that protests "seem more like a pogrom than a revolution." The White House weighed in by saying that it did not consider peaceful demonstrations to be a coup. On Tuesday morning, several thousand riot police were deployed all around the parliament building in central Kiev. "Some are picketing the government building, others are picketing the parliament, and we are voting for the resignation of Azarov's bandit government," the leader of the ultra-nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party, Oleg Tiagnybok, said Monday. The opposition needs to gather 226 votes in the 450-seat parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, to pass a vote of no confidence. Nikolai Tomenko, a lawmaker from the party of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymshenko, said Monday that the opposition could muster only 215 of the necessary votes in the parliament dominated by President Viktor Yanukovych's Regions Party. Opposition leader Arseny Yatsenyuk told a rally late Monday: "First we vote for the draft resolution on dismissing the government, then we vote for the release of Tymoshenko and three activists on Independence Square, who were illegally arrested."


Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
New abnormal snowfalls expected in Kazakhstan
Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
Hyperloop construction begins in Las Vegas
"Moonlight" to top Spirit Awards nominations
Oil prices fall due to investors uncertainty
New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
Kanat Islam becomes a top ten WBO boxer
World oil prices continue to rise
Kazakhstan expects warming - Kazhydromet
Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
Sale of Tintin drawings set to break records
US, EU stocks fall as markets focus on dollar
Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
Universiade-2017: Athletic Village is ready
Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony
Messi will never leave Barca - club president
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties
At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey blast
6.2 quake hits western Japan