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Mass demonstrations regarding Donbas trade blockade were held in Kyiv
22:16, 20 February 2017
Mass demonstrations regarding Donbas trade blockade were held in Kyiv

Events in the city center previously ended with arrests and injured among participants and law enforcement officers

22:16, 20 February 2017

www.ukrinform.ua

People’s "viche" was held today in the center at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square. The participants were demanding the authorities to cease trade with the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. “Blockade of trade with occupants” being the organizers of the event, announced the start about 7 p.m., however it started about 7:30 p.m.

Three people’s deputies took part in today’s as well as yesterday’s action: Semen Semenchenko, Volodymyr Parasyuk and Yehor Soboliev. OUN leader Kohanivsky was also present at the event. According to various data, up to 500 people gathered at the meeting.

After the demonstration was over, torchlight procession started to commemorate Heavenly Hundred Heroes.

Zoryan Shkiryak, the adviser of Internal Minister, informed that the situation in Kyiv center is calm and controlled.

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