vague statement said that a pre-trial investigation was opened on suspicion of “forceful
seizure of power.” Today, protesters succeeded in barricading a part of the
Cabinet building and last week they seized the Kyiv City Hall and main Trade
today, the interior
ministry specifically named Batkivshchyna lawmaker Serhiy Pashinsky as one
among several Batkivshchyna lawmakers that have called on people to storm state
government buildings. In the same statement, it noted that 200 young men were
spotted heading toward the Presidential Administration equipped with gas cans,
sticks, Molotov cocktails and masks.
Previously, Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara said that Batkivshchyna leader Arseniy Yatseniuk instigated people to take over government buildings.