Ukrainian President Offices Unguarded, Parliament Speaker Resigns
The offices of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych have been left unguarded, with opposition protesters in full control of the government district.
The capital city of Kiev remains calm, a day after deal was signed to end a political crisis in which dozens have died, the BBC reports.
Despite the deal, thousands of people have remained on the streets of Kiev Saturday.
According to unconfirmed reports, President Yanukovych has left Kiev and he has allegedly traveled to the city of Kharkiv in the east, close to the Russian border.
Meanwhile, Parliament speaker Volodymyr Rybak, has tendered his resignation citing "health reasons", the parliament's TV channel Rada reports.
One group of far-right protesters had threatened to take action if President Yanukovych did not resign by Saturday morning, the BBC informs.
On Thursday, police opened fire on protesters who have been occupying Independence Square in central Kiev. Some 77 protesters and police had been killed since Tuesday in the worst violence outburst since anti-government protests began in November.
The political pact was signed on Friday by President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders after mediation by EU foreign ministers. According to it, a unity government will be formed and elections held by the end of 2014.
However, the deal has been met with scepticism by some of the thousands of protesters who remained on the streets of Kiev. Opposition leaders who signed it were booed and called traitors.
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They "share" is when they are cornered with a question and reply with something that doesn't make them do any action...it just means they have acknowledged but they won't do anything it. They will continue to stall while helping the opposition.
Only "approved" people can enter the...reichstag..
Protesters stood guard outside parliament on Saturday
Ukraine is sliding into a xenophobic dictatorship...
"Russia says that France, Germany and Poland, the main EU representatives throughout the Ukrainian crisis, “share its concerns” about the opposition not fulfilling the terms of the agreement signed between its leaders and Yanukovich on Friday"------- ooh, look, they "share", what a surprise! Is it true? Any comment, dear Novinite?
Ukrainian democracy...some pearls..notice they break the EU deal and change when the next elections will be..and they control who can physically enter the parliament to vote...WELCOME TO THE EU! YOU WILL FIT RIGHT IN!...Enjoy the 'fruits'...
Rioters thrashed, handcuffed governor of Ukrainian region to make him resign
“The extent to which these resolutions influence the actors in the streets has yet to be seen. Out of a total 442 seats in the Rada, only 30-some members of Yanukovich’s Party of Regions attended. The vice-speaker Ruslan Koshulinsky presided [instead] of the absent Vladimir Rybak, who’s a member of the Party of Regions,” according to the Guardian.
the leader of far-right group Right Sector, Dmitri Yarosh, took to the stage, telling protesters that the deal reached between the president and the opposition is not acceptable. Yarosh said that his group will not be putting down their arms until Yanukovich resigns. “The Right Sector will not lay down its arms. The Right Sector will not remove the blockade of one of the government buildings until our most important requirement is fulfilled – the resignation of Yanukovich,”
The entrance to the Ukrainian Parliament building in Kiev February 22, 2014. (Reuters / Vasily Fedosenko)
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders have signed an EU brokered agreement on ending the political crisis in the country.
The Ukrainian opposition representatives included the leader of the UDAR political party, Vitaly Klitschko, the head of the Batkivshchyna opposition party, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and the leader of the nationalist Svoboda opposition party, Oleg Tyagnibok.
Yatsenyuk has confirmed the snap presidential election will be held between September and December
Ukrainian parliament schedules early presidential election for May 25.
Anti-government protesters attack a deputy of the Party of Regions Vitaly Grushevsky (C) outside the Ukrainian Parliament building in Kiev February 22, 2014. (Reuters / Vasily Fedosenko)
Russia says that France, Germany and Poland, the main EU representatives throughout the Ukrainian crisis, “share its concerns” about the opposition not fulfilling the terms of the agreement signed between its leaders and Yanukovich on Friday, says a statement from the Russian foreign ministry, following Sergey Lavrov’s phone conversation with his European counterparts.
“The opposition is not only failing to comply with its obligations, but keeps making new demands, at the behest of radicals and looters who pose a threat to the constitutional order and sovereignty of Ukraine,” said a statement on the ministry’s website.
World recognized the legitimacy of the Ukrainian Government and President.
The west has supported an uprising which can only be called a fascist pogrom based on ethnicity, not for Brussels. The west has supported the removal of what they once called legitimate, they have now torpedoed the democracy of Ukraine, the MAJORITY OF UKRAINE has been shoved aside for western hegemony...This is what bad loosers look like, EU couldn't handle that Russia offered a better deal, more money and securing Ukraine's economy from going under. Now, that economy has been sunk by EU funded rioting and looting.
EU has treated another European state like some African colony, just bulldozed their self-rule..
Eastern and Southern Ukraine, so, you think they will sit quietly and let un-democratic illegitimate scoundrels run their lives? Civil war is now closer than ever before. Yanukovich is a damn weak fool! Ukraine must now be split in half, division is too deep now, emerge will be two new states. The western can go to hell.
"On Thursday, police opened fire on protesters who have been occupying Independence Square in central Kiev"--- it's about a MENTAL CLINIC already, Novinite. On that very Thursday, as well as on previous Tuesday and Wednesday, just those "protestors", i.e. the fighters of Right Sector, "opened, opened and opened fire" on Berkut, and, AT LAST, on Thursday only, Berkut was given the fire arms and allowed to reply by fire to the ARMED attacks of Right Sector' bandits. Bandits were puzzled by the unexpected repulse. But the next day Berkut was ordered to leave Kiev. And now the order in Kiev is in the sure hands of "peaceful protestors". Hope their past,
present and future "deeds" do fully correspond to Your perseption of Democracy. Stay tuned.........