Sunday, 8 December 2013
Yatseniuk calls on demonstrators to gather at 5 a.m. on Dec. 9
Arseniy Yatseniuk, the leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party and one of the organizers of the EuroMaidan demonstrations, says "tonight and tomorrow will be crucial" to the movement's progress in getting its demands met -- chief among them, the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych. Yatseniuk called on supporters to gather at Maidan Nezalezhnosti at 5 a.m. on Dec. 9 and join a picket of governmental buildings. Yatseniuk said EuroMaidan demonstrators will conduct peaceful, non-violent and lawful pickets until their demands are met. He congratulated the hundreds of thousands of protesters who turned out today.