Opposition Leaders Called on Ukrainians to Take Part in the Demonstration
OREANDA-NEWS. Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (leader of political party “European Solidarity”), former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (head of “Fatherland” party) and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk (leader of “Voice”) called on Ukrainian citizens to go to the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square in the center of Kiev which became a symbol of political protests) on December 8.
The politicians want to remind authorities of so called “red lines” (the limits which must not be crossed) before the summit in the “Normandy format” which will be held on December 9 in Paris. Earlier the signed text of the joint statement was published by the deputy from “European Solidarity” Andriy Parubiy on Facebook. The opposition leaders marked “red lines” which mean “demands of the Ukrainian people”. Among them is the rejection of compromises on the political structure of the state, the European and Euro-Atlantic course of the country, as well as on the Crimea problem. In addition, leaders of Ukrainian parties called for “no political action” in the territory of Donbass, in particular the holding of elections there, as well as the cessation of lawsuits against Russia.
“We call on all Ukrainians, all state political forces, public organizations to go to the Maidan Nezalezhnosti on December 8 at 13:00… to demonstrate our unity and determination in the struggle for Ukraine,” the statement says.The next meeting in the “Normandy format” (Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France) will be held on December 9 in Paris. For the first time, presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, should meet at these talks. It is still unknown what will be the format of their negotiations.