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Police tighten security in downtown of Kiev during protests

14.11.16 06:05
Police tighten security in downtown of Kiev during protests

Andrei Krishchenko, the Kiev police chief, has announced that due to the heightened terrorist threat, the city’s main thoroughfare, Kreshchatik, will be closed off on November 15.  

Earlier, Zoran Shkiryak, the adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, said that the police and National Guard would be put on high alert on November 14.

A protest by defrauded depositors is scheduled for November 15. According to the organizers, people will demand back their lost deposits because of some banks becoming insolvent, they will also call for dismissing the heads of the National Bank and  Deposits Guaranteeing Fund for individual accounts, as well as a temporary investigation commission to be established to look into their activities. The depositors’ protest may last several days thus spilling over into trade union demonstrations, reported by TASS.

On November 17, trade unions plan to bring some 50,000 people to the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) building to demand that the government raise salaries and cut utility rates.

DONi News Agency

 


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