President Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Mykola Azarov’s
government have refused to resign. Meanwhile, on Dec.3 parliament failed to
dismiss the government. Only 186 lawmakers voted on a no-confidence bill out of a required
226. Among the
police – accused of using excessive and indiscriminate force against protesters
and journalists on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 – only one resignation has followed but
was accepted by the interior minister.
In the meantime, at least 15 rally participants in Kyiv have been reportedly missing. Nine from the Dec.1
rally in front of the Presidential Administration, including one journalist,
and one protester detained near the monument to Vladimir Lenin were
incarcerated for two months.
Six in addition remain hospitalized after being
bitterly beaten by the police. One of them Vladyslav Zagorulko received serious
trauma to the eyes and risks losing his vision if he stays in a police
detention center, Pavlo Petrenko, lawmaker of Batkivshchyna party said.