Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ukraine: Anti-Government Protests Rock Kiev

The crowd, led by the country's main opposition parties, also held banners calling for the release of jailed opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

The direct target was Olexander Popov, who was appointed by President Viktor Yanukovich as head of Kiev city's administration and now effectively mayor of the capital.

The ruling Party of the Regions is pushing for the Kiev mayoral election to be delayed for two years until after the 2015 presidential election, in which Mr Yanukovich is expected to run for a second term.