Maidan bids its heroes farewell and awaits decisions of the parliament
Tens of thousands of people are standing on the Maidan. You can sense victory in the air, but, at the same time, the level of tension is not decreasing. The self-defence is still gearing up for a possible storming of the Maidan. Barricades are being constructed, catapults are being mounted, tires are being prepared. The President’s negotiations with the opposition and representatives of the EU and Russia, which lasted all night, resulted in the signing of an agreement. Therefore, the Supreme Council deliberates constantly, systematically adopting important bills - small steps towards change in the country. Among others, the following decisions were adopted: the restoration of the Constitution of 2004 (which deprives the president of most powers), amnesty for all participants of the protest, amendment of the law, allowing the prompt release of Yulia Tymoshenko and state aid for the families of all those killed or wounded in clashes on the square. President Yanukovych, has agreed to hold early elections, most likely in December, 2014. In places where dead bodies were lying, commemoration is now taking place; they are covered with flowers, candles and photos of victims. People go there to light candles and pray. Funeral processions including the coffins of those killed in yesterday's clashes pass through the town – crowds bid them farewell. They sing the anthem. Men and women cry. The dead are treated like heroes.