The opposition formed a live chain from European Square along
Hrushevskoho Street and Shovkovychna Street. The protesters stood on the
sidewalk and did not impede traffic.
Plenty of policemen and Berkut special unit officers have been deployed in the Verkhovna Rada yard.
Meanwhile, the Regions Party deputies had occupied the parliament
presidium and rostrum before the session began. The Regions Party
deputies also stayed in the governmental box, while others stood around
the parliament rostrum, an Interfax-Ukraine reporter said.