30 November, 2013 18:53 ▪
Ukrainian opposition calls for early elections and national strike
Ukraine's political opposition has said it will call a country-wide general strike to force the resignation of the country's president after police broke up pro-Europe protests using batons and stun grenades.
“Three oppositional parties made a joint decision on the formation of the national resistance headquarters. We have started preparations for the Ukrainian national strike," Yatsenyuk said
"Tonight the crime ordered by Viktor Yanukovych had been committed against ordinary civilians and – what is the worst – against young studentswho were brutally beaten by the units of Berkut, special-purpose police, by order of Minister of the Interior Vitaliy Zakharchenko,” he underscored.
According to Yatsenyuk, the two people in Ukraine are responsible for this crime – " Viktor Yanukovych as a customer and Minister of Interior Vitaliy Zakharchenko as a performer"
Moreover, the opposition claims that they know the names of "all the staff of the special forces, who beat young students on the streets of Kyiv and at the Maidan"
"Right now we can say that one of the chiefs of the special-purpose police units “Berkut”, namely Kosyuk Serhiy Mykholayovych, head of "Berkut" units in Kyiv, personally gave instructions to beat the students,” Yatsenyuk said.
Yatsenyuk reminded that today at 4 a.m. 35 activists were arrested, "We were able to pull out every activist from the police departments. There were lawyers, MPs, so there are no arrested activists as for now"
He also added that the opposition expects reactions from the Western partners "and not just in the words but in deeds": "It's time for action. All dreams are dispelled. Pink glasses are not on time".
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