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 Opposition is Calling Ukrainians to Street Protests. VIDEO

May 18 the opposition will start "Arise, Ukraine!" action. During two months marches and rallies will take place in all the oblast centers, and end in all-Ukrainian march in Kiev.

This was stated during a joint press conference of Batkivschyna leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok on Tuesday, March 12, the press service of Batkivschyna reports.

Yatsenyuk reminded that on March 9 near Shevchenko monument opposition announced the extra-parliamentary struggle. "From this week we are starting all-Ukrainian action "Arise, Ukraine!" he said.

According to him, this is the action "of the struggle for economic and political rights": "This action is nothing else than a demonstration of the country's commitment to change. We will hold marches, big rallies, meetings in each oblast center."

Yatsenyuk said that the event "Arise, Ukraine!" will begin on Thursday, March 14, in Kyiv. The action is scheduled for two months, and its completion will be all-Ukrainian march in Kyiv on Europe Day - May 18.

"We want people to express their position that they want change in this country, that they do not want this President. That we have our social and economic package, which must be complied," he stressed.

Yatsenyuk noted that the political goal of this campaign - the resignation of President Yanukovych. "We are well aware that with this President and this regime in the country there will be no change. The power should be afraid of people, and we want to show how people will defend their rights, their country and their future. "

He also emphasized that one of the objectives of the action "is the ultimate loss of the so-called President Yanukovych of his support in the Verkhovna Rada: Today Yanukovych has no majority in the Parliament. I think that if a protest march against the President takes place then a number of independents who still press the necessary buttons out of fear will soon withdraw their support. Loss of support in the Parliament means the loss of his political weight and one of the first and very important steps to his resignation.

"Our task today as the opposition - to fight not only in the Ukrainian Parliament but outside it as well, because the political power is only effective if it is supported by the people of Ukraine," said Yatsenyuk.


He also stressed that "Arise, Ukraine!" is entirely peaceful demonstration.

"Political winter of Yanukovych over. Now comes the opposition's spring," said Yatsenyuk.

The action will begin on Thursday in Kiev. On Friday rallies will be held in Uzhgorod, and on Saturday - in Lviv.

 
 
 
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