Report on Euromaidan
Since the time when the government decided to suspend the signing of an Association Agreement with the EU and to gamble on trade and economic relations with Russia, for three-and-a- half weeks Kiev and other regions have seen the most widespread anti-government protests in the 20-year history of Ukraine’s independence.
It’s the fourth consecutive Sunday that Kiev’s central square is filled with 200 thousand to half a million people, protesting against government policies and corruption in the state, against the brutal attacks on protesters and journalists, demanding the resignation of the government and the President, and to appoint a re-election of Parliament as well as to resume the path to European integration. The European Parliament expressed its solidarity with the protests of the Ukrainian civil society and noted that "in any democracy, a new election may be appointed whenever it is necessary to restore the people’s legitimacy”. In their public statements, representatives of the government and the pro-presidential party openly displayed an improper attitude towards hundreds of thousands of protesters. The Prime Minister and the pro-presidential party labelled protesters as ‘provocateurs’, ‘Nazis’, ‘extremists’ , ‘criminals’, ‘coup instigators’.