Dozens of Party of Regions Members Fled Ukraine


Twenty-six members of the Party of Regions flew out of Ukraine on a chartered jet owned by former Prime Minister Azarov’s son. They left Ukraine around midnight. Khvylia obtained this information from a source in the Party of Regions.

Another source pointed out that Vladimir Rybak, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, claimed that there will be no parliamentary session tomorrow, because it appears to be impossible to gather the Party of Regions parliamentary fraction together.

Yesterday, Renat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest oligarch, said that the conflict between the regime and the Maidan must be resolved peacefully. Another oligarch, Viktor Pinchuk, supported him.

The General Secretary of NATO, as well as a number of leaders of European states, have demanded an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine.  US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt stated that Viktor Yanukovych bears full responsibility for everything that has taken place.

As a result of clashes in Kyiv, around 20 people were killed and thousands of people have been wounded. The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that three policemen were killed and another 35 are seriously wounded.

Translated by William Risch

Edited by Mariana Budjeryn


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