Another “Popular Assembly” took place, where it was announced about an establishment of the People’s Union “Independence.” (“Maidan”). Co-chairpersons of the Union “Maidan” became Oleg Tyahnibok, Sergei Kvit, Vitali Klitschko, Yuri Lutsenko, Ruslana Lizhischko, Yulia Tymoshenko and Aseni Yatsenyuk. The rally was also attended by a number of Russian opposition activists – Ilya Yashin, Konstantin Borovoy and other Russian public figures. Coordinators of AntiMaidan announced that they will go on Christmas and New Year holidays and will come back to work again after them.
This day is considered as the birthday of the Maidan. A little earlier, President Viktor Yanukovych announced the suspension of agreements between the EU and