// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Opponents of Ukraine anti-govt. protests gather at barricades

Opponents of Ukraine anti-govt. protests gather at barricades

PanARMENIAN.Net - Thousands of people angered by months of anti-government protests in the Ukrainian capital are gathering at one of the protesters' barricades in a tense confrontation with demonstrators who have set up an extensive tent camp on the other side, the Associated Press reports.

The crowd of about 2,000 came to the barricade at midday Saturday, Feb 8. They blocked traffic on the capital's main avenue and placed tires in the roadway.

Igor Polishchuk, one of the men placing the tires, said the crowd intended to show its peaceful opposition to the protests that have pushed the country into a political crisis and complained that police had done little against the protesters, who also occupy Kiev's city hall.

Protesters from the anti-government side stood atop a three-meter (10-foot) barricade of snow and refuse near the city hall.

Photo: AFP
Related links:
 Top stories
"The necessary funds are and will continue being allocated, including those for the purchase of new modern weapons," he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Syria after a busy weekend that dealt with several regional issues.
Cemil Aksu was arrested on October 25 in the city of Artvin for allegedly “praising crime and criminals” in his social media posts.
The work is taking place two days after a magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Sunday night Iran time, just as people were going to bed.
Partner news