The People's Committee for the Defense of Ukraine is to hold a rally outside the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at 0900 on Tuesday, September 7, Interfax-Ukraine informed.
The rally participants will protest against the increase in tariffs on gas, heating and hot water for households, Ukraine's commitments to the IMF, in particular the pledge to increase the retirement age for women, and the agreement to extend the stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. The organizers of the rally called on the citizens to join them to express their protest against the policies of the current authorities.
As reported, a number of Ukrainian political parties and non-governmental organizations set up the People's Committee for Ukraine's Defense on May 10, 2010. The committee is made up of the Ukrainian Social-Democratic Party, the European Party of Ukraine, the Batkivschyna Party, the Popular Rukh of Ukraine, the Fatherland Defense Party, the Reforms and Order Party, the People's Self-Defense Party, the all-Ukrainian Svoboda (Freedom) Association, the Ukrainian Party and a number of non-governmental organizations.
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