"Maidan is a territory of freedom. We will expand its territory unless we are heard. Several cities have risen. Tomorrow there will be more of them. We have to raise all Ukraine. And we can change the power in our country to make it free", Vitali Klitschko said.
He said that an almost 5 hour meeting with Yanukovych showed once again that the president is reluctant to hear and fulfill Maidan demands. "The issues raised today have already been announced. Resignation of the President? He does not want. Resignation of the government? He does not want. Resignation of Zakharchenko? The question is hung up. The only thing they say is if there is no standoff, we are ready to release detained activists and stop pressure", the leader of UDAR said.
The politician stressed that the government is trying to intimidate Ukrainians arranging hunting for all those who came to Maidan. "They also tried to intimidate us telling what threatens every one of us. But we will not give up! I stay with you at Maidan. And I will fight. And we will win! I am confident that in 2014 we will live in a free country without the dictatorship of Yanukovych", Klitschko pointed out.
He also said that Yanukovych is very afraid of public protests, which have started in Ukraine. "Yesterday I announced a strike. And today we can see proactive people as the result. Yanukovych was very worried that Ukrainian people started to rise. Today regional administration offices in Lviv, Ternopil, Rivne are under control of local communities. And this is what authorities are very afraid of", Vitali Klitschko said.