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 Mykolayiv is Expecting Yanukovych: Streets Blocked Off and Snipers on the Roofs. PHOTOS

Friday morning Mykolayiv is expecting a visit from the President Viktor Yanukovych.

The first sign - the traffic lights are switched off. Electronic traffic regulators are turned off on the main streets, reports novosti-n.mk.ua.

The lights are also switched off even in the places where the President is not expected to come. Surprisingly there are no traffic jams in the downtown are. The drivers probably listened to the warning to avoid the central part.

On the main avenue there are patrolmen and traffic policemen at every 50-100 meters - from sergeants to colonels. It seems that the administration pulled all their reserves.

One point of the city is covered with brand new tents with the Party of Regions logo.

The first place Yanukovych will visit is Mykolayiv Agrarian University. The streets close to it are completely blocked off. Near the entrance a group of 'welcomers' is gathering. A little aside there are several new buses with posters 'To Mykolayiv Children From the President' - obviously Yanukovych is going to be handing out presents.

In the morning you could see two groups of people with packed sniper rifles entering the university. They will be covering the surrounding areas. The residents of nearby buildings were instructed not to open their windows or come close them.

 
 
 
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