03:31 10.12.2013

Police begin third attack on opposition's last roadblock on Luteranska Street in Kyiv - Svoboda

Having cleared protesters' roadblocks on Hrushevsky and Instytutska Streets in Kyiv, police have begun the third attack on the opposition's last position on Luteranska Street, the Svoboda Party's press service said in the early hours of Tuesday.

"As of 0250 the roadblock is besieged by riot police officers. Present at the site are Members of Parliament from Svoboda Oleksiy Kaida, Ruslan Martsynkiv, Oleh Pankevych, and Mykhailo Holovko. Several hundred citizens are keeping the position. Berkut police are marching towards them," Svoboda said.

The roadblock is located at the intersection of Luteranska Street with Bankova and Kruhlouniversytetska Streets, close to the president's administration building.

Hromadske TV says that the dismantling of wooden structures forming the roadblock is over, and there is only a tent.

Witnesses can see provocateurs in civilian clothes freely passing through the police cordons: they've been dismantling the tent.

tyzhden.ua reported that two groups of 20 young men each had appeared at the corner of Luteranska and Shovkovychna Streets. On Shovkovychna Street there was a fire truck, and on Luteranska Street there were five trucks facing Bankova Street.

As of 0225 there were about 200 police officers and internal troops soldiers on Bohomoltsia Street.

At 0245 law enforcers began to clear barricades at the corner of Shovkovychna and Bohomoltsia Streets. The latter was held and defended by UDAR Party activists, the Ukrainska Pravda online publication wrote. "They're putting debris left from the barricades in a dump truck. Wladimir Klitschko has run up to the site. Protesters are not resisting because they've been surrounded by the police," it wrote.

Radio Svoboda broadcasts that protesters' roadblock set up by the UDAR Party at the intersection of Bohomoltsia and Shovkovychna Streets is being dismantled by unidentified persons.There are about 200 police officers on the site, and they are not taking any action.

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