Protests against Steinmeier formula taking place in Ukraine. All-Ukrainian popular assembly is scheduled for October 6 on Kyiv Maidan

Ukrainian News
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
03 October 2019, 16:21
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
03 October 2019, 16:21

In Ukraine, after the statement by President Volodymyr Zelensky on the approval of the Steinmeier formula, protests of citizens who disagree with his actions began.

For two consecutive days, protests have been held outside the Office of the President and on Independence Square. Initially, the leader of the "National Corps" Andrei Biletsky announced the indefinite nature of the action "against surrender", and the representative of Svoboda faction Yuri Sirotyuk announced the "treason of Zelensky."

Nationalists and war veterans in the Donbass have already announced the creation of the "Headquarters of the resistance."

Disagreement with the president was also expressed by a number of political parties represented in the Rada - European Solidarity, Voice and Fatherland, although their rhetoric is somewhat different.

Погодившись на так звану формулу Штайнмаєра, Україна зріклася власної дорожньої карти виконання Мінська, логіка якої...

Опубліковано Європейська Солідарність Вівторок, 1 жовтня 2019 р.

Партія «Голос» вимагає проведення закритого засідання парламенту, на якому президент Зеленський повинен пояснити: який...

Опубліковано Голос Вівторок, 1 жовтня 2019 р.

Партія «Батьківщина» вважає «формулу Штайнмаєра» неприпустимою для України, а її підписання в Мінську - прямою загрозою...

Опубліковано Юлією Тимошенко Вівторок, 1 жовтня 2019 р.

In the Ukrainian capital, the protesters brought a symbolic fir-tree (Yolka) to the Independence Square, hinting at the events of five years ago, from which the Revolution of Dignity began.

A thousand people gathered on the main square of the country, and several thousand came to protest at Bankova Street.

The rally participants read out five demands to the Ukrainian authorities, among which - to prohibit a special legal regime in the Donbass, which limits the sovereignty of Ukraine or the operation of national legislation in its individual territories.

In addition to Kyiv, Ukrainians came out to protest against the Steinmeier formula in Cherkasy, Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rig, Zaporizhya, Lviv, Mariupol, Kramatorsk and other cities.

In Cherkasy, several hundred people burned tires in front of the SBU building.

And in Kharkov, nationalists filed a request to hold accountable Ukrainian representatives in the Minsk Tripartite Contact Group.

In Lviv, protesters against the surrender of Ukraine to the Kremlin transferred their demands to the regional authorities and the representative of the SBU.

Фото: Фейсбук

In Zaporizhya and Dnipro, the rallies were held near the buildings of the regional state administrations.

Protest in Zaporizhya
Protest in Dnipro

In Kherson, on Freedom Square, the action “No surrender” gathered as many as two rallies. Participants in both actions came with state flags.

People held small posters, printed pages with the slogans "No surrender!", "Today, Steinmeier formula is name for Putin formula," "No sale of land!"

It should be noted that the protesters announced the All-Ukrainian popular assembly, which is to be held on Independence Square in Kyiv on Sunday, October 6, at 12:00.

QHA media reported, that according to a poll by the rating sociological group, two-thirds of Ukrainians cannot evaluate the initiative for a peaceful settlement of the war in the Donbas, known as the “Steinmeier formula,” 23% spoke against this idea and only 18% supported it. It is noteworthy that the survey was conducted before the protests of September 21-25 among the population of Ukraine from 18 years and older.