Demonstrators rallying near Ukrainian presidential office promised meeting with Poroshenko
Viacheslav Fursa, the head of the Ukrainian non-governmental organization All-Ukrainian Battalion Brotherhood, has handed the organization's demands to the presidential office, saying that he has been assured that President Petro Poroshenko would meet with a delegation of its activists.
Deputy presidential chief of staff Andriy Taranov met with the activists rallying near the presidential office on Tuesday and accepted their address to Poroshenko, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported from the scene. Fursa said Taranov promised to make sure that Poroshenko on Wednesday sets the time for a meeting with a delegation representing the demonstrators to discuss problematic issues they have raised.
Fursa said the All-Ukrainian Battalion Brotherhood comprises representatives of 40 battalions, demanding that martial law be introduced in Ukraine and the chiefs of its defense, law enforcement, and security agencies replaced.
A company belonging to Battalion 25 'Kyivan Rus', which has been encircled near Nikishyne outside Debaltseve for the fifth day, needs assistance, he said. The presidential office said in response to this that it kept the situation under control.
Following the negotiations, the activists finished their rally and left the area near the presidential office on Bankova Street.