As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET from the scene, first the activists of the National Corps and the National Squad gathered on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square in downtown Kyiv and eventually marched to the government quarters.
Video by Oleh Bohachuk, Censor.NET
The rally participants, some of them holding burning flares, voiced their demands outside the Presidential Administration building on Bankova Street.
They seek the authorities to decisively respond to the Russian aggression; terminate the 2003 treaty on the Sea of Azov between Ukraine and the Russian Federation; grant the Ukrainian military unconditional right to fire in response; nationalize Ukraine-based assets of the Russian Federation; and arrest Russian agents of influence in Ukraine. The protesters also demand that if martial law is introduced, the freedoms and rights of citizens, namely the right of peaceful assembly, not be limited and the upcoming elections not be cancelled.
The activists intend to subsequently held rally near the Verkhovna Rada and wait for the parliament’s decision on the martial law introduction.
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As reported, three Ukrainian vessels remain seized by Russian special forces in the Black Sea after fire was opened on them. Two Ukrainian boats Berdiansk and Nikopol were struck by enemy fire and lost their course. The Yanu Kapu tugboat was also forced to stop. At least six Ukrainian servicemen were wounded.
President Petro Poroshenko held a War Cabinet due to extraordinary events in the Azov Sea. Ukraine asked for a meeting of the UN Security Council to be urgently convened.
During an emergency meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, Poroshenko supported the proposal of the War Cabinet regarding the introduction of martial law in Ukraine.