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Kremlin says situation in Kyiv far from being stable
12:42, 18 October 2017
Kremlin says situation in Kyiv far from being stable

Putin’s secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is watching what is happening in Kyiv and called the situation unstable

12:42, 18 October 2017

TASS

The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov commented on the situation in Kyiv and called it far from stable. He also said that the Kremlin was followed the course of events in Ukrainian capital, RIA News reported.  

"We are observing what is happening there, the situation is far from stable - this is an obvious fact," Peskov told reporters.

He noted that it is still impossible to talk about whether the current situation in the Ukrainian capital will affect the implementation of the Minsk agreement on settlement in the south-east of this country.

As it was reported earlier allies of Mikheil Saakashvili, former Odesa region governor and the leader of the Movement of New Forces political party, were rallying near Ukrainian parliament. A number of other political parties were rallying too.

The organizers demanded to deprive Ukrainian lawmakers of parliamentary immunity, to change election law creating open party lists, and to create anti-corruption court.

National Corps party said they supported political demands of the October 17 rally, but do not share the rhetoric of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. National Corps notes that according to program principles, the party stands for reforming the electoral system and revoking deputies’ immunity.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko commented on the rally near the Verkhovna Rada saying he treated rallies with understanding and respected their participants. Poroshenko added that ensuring order is an important task for law enforcers and organizers of protests.

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