Rally in support of Ukrainian political prisoners took place in Latvia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The rally was supported by deputies of the European Parliament
18:42, 2 March 2019

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A rally in support of Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin, called "Empty Chairs", took place in front of the Russian Embassy in Latvia On March 1. It was jointly organized by Latvian and Ukrainian organizations, reports Ukrinform.

"Dozens of empty chairs with names of Ukrainian political prisoners on them were put in front of the windows of the Russian diplomatic mission. The names of political prisoners, as well as 24 Ukrainian sailors-prisoners of war, were read out by the famous Ukrainian writer Andriy Kurkov," the report said.

Everyone had the opportunity to speak, after which the participants sang the anthems of Ukraine and Latvia.

The call for the release of political prisoners and prisoners of war was supported by MEP from Latvia Sandra Kalniete, members of the Seim Juta Strike, Yuri Yurass and others.

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Earlier we reported that far-right Svoboda Party held a rally outside the Ukrainian parliament's building in the center of Kyiv to campaign for the change of power in the country.

About 500 people gathered for the event.

Participants in the rally advocate the impeachment of the president of Ukraine. They are holding Svoboda's banners and national flags, as well as posters demanding the impeachment of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and the resignation of his allies.

Impeachment advocates regularly address the public, from time to time they chant: "Impeachment"

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