Kiev nationalists hold rally against oligarchs

Supporters of the Ukrainian nationalist parties Svoboda (Freedom) and The National Corps, created on the basis of the Azov Nationalist Battalion, as well as the Right Sector organization on Tuesday are holding march against the oligarchs in the government quarter in Kiev.

They are marching from the Dynamo stadium to the government building, where they will hold a rally. Further it is planned to march to the Verkhovna Rada and the presidential administration.

Participants of the march hold flags with parties' symbols.

According to Svoboda leader Oleg Tyagnibok, with this march the united nationalist forces begin a series of actions all over Ukraine with the demand "to eliminate the oligarchs' influence on the authorities."

"Today we demand that a precise clear plan is adopted, a package of anti-oligarchic reforms, which includes about 20 different bills that have been registered by the Verkhovna Rada for a long time, but, unfortunately, are bening covered with dust and are not put to the vote by the current power, which is de-facto an oligarchic one. Which is why today we will demand from the Verkhovna Rada, the government and the president that this extremely important anti-oligarchic package of radical changes is adopted," Tyagnibok told reporters before the start of the march.

According to him, in this package of bills there are economic and political blocs. The first one includes bills on deofshorization, the abolition of private monopolies, the introduction of a luxury tax, the cessation of the privatization of strategic enterprises, and the prohibition of the sale of agricultural land. The political bloc includes bills on the approval of the impeachment procedure for the president, the abolition of deputy, judicial and presidential immunity, the mechanism for withdrawing deputies, officials and judges, as well as the adoption of a new electoral code.

DONi News Agency