Ukrainian opposition demands government dismissal
Ukraine’s key opposition party Bat’kivshchyna demanded Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s dismissal on Monday Dec. 2, as a consequence of the postponement of signing the association agreement with the EU.
“Our main political goal now is Yanukovich’s resignation following the Cabinet’s dismissal,” Arsenii Yatseniuk, the leader of Bat’kivshchyna, commented.
On Monday Ukrainian Parliament was surrounded by hundreds of protesters, according to the Ukrainian newspaper Segodnya.ua. Entrances to Parliament were blocked, causing difficulties for deputies heading to work.
The protest was organized by the opposition whose main goal now is to oust the government.
Mass protests began Nov. 21, when the government announced it would not sign an association agreement with the EU. The agreement was to be signed at the Eastern Partnership summit in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, on the same day.