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"We have made the decision to celebrate Independence Day jointly. All opposition forces will gather at the Taras Shevchenko monument at about 11 a.m. and then march along the streets of Kyiv," he told reporters near the Pechersky District Court on Monday.

A joint rally will be held afterwards on Mykhailivska Square, he said.

Eleven political forces have agreed to join the events, he continued. "Availing myself of this opportunity, I would like to say the following to the residents of Kyiv and all visitors: Since the authorities have refused to celebrate Independence Day decently, let us unite and march along the streets of Kyiv and demonstrate that ‘independence’ is not an empty word for us. It is our life and our future," he said.

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