The people's assembly "One country - one Maidan", which took place on December 22 in Kyiv, announced the creation of the people's association Maidan, according to Ukrinform.

"We are announcing the creation of the people's union Maidan, Svoboda leader Oleh Tiahnybok said.

The newly created collegial body is headed by co-chairs of the Maidan Council Oleh Tiahnybok, Serhiy Kvit, Vitali Klitschko, Yuriy Lutsenko, Yulia Tymoshenko and Arseniy Yatseniuk.

The Council will also include representatives of NGO leaders and prominent public figures.

The Maidan Council plans to start powerful mobilization efforts to organize resistance to the current regime in all regions of Ukraine and coordinate the protest movement throughout Ukraine.

QHA