About 10,000 people including Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko gathered in central Kiev on Sunday to protest a plan for broader autonomy for separatist territories ahead of a high-stakes summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The protesters, who descended on Kiev’s Independence Square known locally as Maidan, chanted ‘No to surrender!’, with some holding placards critical of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Zelensky’s predecessor Poroshenko, who was trounced in an April election, joined the crowd towards the end of the rally and several thousand demonstrators later marched towards the presidential administration and the parliament building.
‘Together we will win!’ said the 54-year-old former president, who …read more
Source:: Gulf times