They came to the walls of the Verkhovna Rada not to defend the Constitution of Ukraine, but to rape it. They are worse than Russia-backed militants in the east of the country. They destroy statehood under the slogans of love for Ukraine. Having gathered with ‘Svoboda’ banners, they stage riots. All those involved in the conflict outside Verkhovna Rada are to be punished, said Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, commenting yesterday’s unrest in Kiev.

The Prime Minister also says that under Section 348 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine the rioters are to be given life punishment for a thrown hand grenade and death of a young National Guard officer.

- Russia is trying to destroy the Ukrainian state, but won’t manage. The so-called nationalist forces are trying to open another front. But the only front will be the front preserving the Ukrainian state. Those found guilty of the events will be punished. The Security Service of Ukraine, Interior Ministry and Prosecutor General's Office will bring to criminal responsibility all those involved in the riot, said Yatsenyuk.