Opposition leaders

61e5f19-tjagnibok,-klichko-j-jatsenjuk---jak-davni-druzi,-obijmajut-sja-pered-frankivtsjamiThere are 3 opposition leaders in Ukraine: Oleg Tyahnybok, Vitali Klitschko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Vitaliy Klitschko is the leader of Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms (UDAR). The party has an anti-corruption and pro-European platform. Their slogan – “From personal success to the success of the country”.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk is the head of liberal party called “Batkivshchyna” (“Native land”). The party is led by ex-prime-minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko. After she was put into the prison, Mr Yatsenyuk became the Parliamentary leader of Batkivshchyna. Their slogan is “We Will Stop Them (2012 Elections). Many Parties, one Batkivshchyna”.

Oleg Tyahnybok is the head of nationalists and anti-communists party called “Svoboda”(“Freedom”). Their slogan – “20 Years of Fight”.

Three leaders announced entire mobilization on Euromaydan. They encouraged people from the whole parts of Ukraine to go to Kiev in spite of bad weather conditions and express their civil position. Yatsenyuk, Klitschko and Tyahnybok are representatives of similar political views.  They are working together as united opposition, but there is no one leader of the opposition.  They say that the first way out from this situation is to make a dialog between people’s representatives and EU. “We demand to free the people, who were arrested. We demand to bring to responcibility those who in charge of disporsing the protestors and we want to oust the government”- said Vitali Klichko.

One of the statements in the association agreement between European Union and Ukraine was to free ex-prime-minister Yulia Tymoshenko, but when Victor Yanukovich didn’t sign the agreement in Vilnius, she said that they should sign it, even if she stays in jail. But Tymoshenko doesn’t play any role on Euromaidan.