Indiana, PA - Indiana County

Pro-government rally set in Kiev

on December 14, 2013 10:09 AM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s embattled leaders are planning to bring thousands of supporters to the center of Kiev to counter weeks-long street protests by the opposition.

Ukraine is facing a deep political crisis, with Kiev’s central square dotted by barricades and tents as protesters call for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych.

The demonstrations were sparked by his decision last month to freeze ties with the EU in favor of Moscow.

Negotiations between Yanukovych and opposition leaders brought few results Friday. Yanukovych offered an amnesty to protesters detained in the standoff, but the opposition demanded early presidential and parliamentary elections.

Humiliated by the constant presence of thousands of protesters in the center of the capital, government supporters planned a counter-rally today on a nearby square.

Next Article
AREA CHURCH SERVICES
December 14, 2013 6:05 AM
Related Articles
Comments
Disclaimer: Copyright © 2014 Indiana Gazette. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.