EuroMaidan / Kiev / 11 2013

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Kiev, Ukraine - 29 nov 2013: On the day following the official refusal by Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych to sign the association agreement with European Union, his party (Party of Regions) organized a pro-government rally on the European Square, 350m away from Maidan square, where pro-european protesters where holding their rally. The majority of the pro-government protesters where paid. Online job listings offered sums between 70 gryvnas (approx 6€) and 300 gryvnas (27€) to participate. Busses where organized by branches of the party in the whole country to bring approximately 5’000 protesters in Kiev.  Credit: Niels Ackermann /