Ukraine opposition leader says demonstrations will continue
Saturday, February 15, 2014
KIEV - The leader of Ukraine's opposition party Batkivshchyna, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says protesters in Kiev will not be evacuated from buildings they have occupied, despite all demonstrators who had been detained by the government being released.
"The most important thing was the release of the detainees. We will not evacuate Union Building (Profsayuz), Concert Hall (October Palace), Ukrainian House and the square as well," said Yatsenyuk.
In a statement made on Friday, Ukraine's Prosecutor-General, Viktor Pshonka, announced that all 234 people who had been arrested during the demonstrations throughout the country were released.
The opposition has also called for the cases against those who were arrested to be dismissed.
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