1,000s of Ukraine nationalists vow to oust Poroshenko administration over Donbass elections
Thousands of nationalists are protesting in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev. The demonstrators are threatening to oust Ukrainian MPs and Petro Poroshenko’s administration if Kiev allows elections in Donbass.
According to Kiev police, an estimated crowd of over 2,000 people have joined the protest, although organizers have said that at least 8,000 people are attending the event.
The protesters have blocked traffic in the center of the Ukrainian capital and have marched up to the building of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament), RIA Novosti reported. They are also burning smoke bombs and have set off firecrackers.
If the Kiev authorities hold elections in the Donbass region, the activists will remove the entire Ukrainian parliament and Petro Poroshenko’s government, and will find new members of parliament, said Andrey Biletsky, the founder of the nationalist Azov battalion.