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Ukraine opposition calls for mass rally

Updated: 2013-12-16 07:24
By Agencies in Kiev ( China Daily)

Ukraine's opposition called on Sunday for another monster rally against President Viktor Yanukovych's rejection of a trade deal with the EU as he ponders closer economic ties with Moscow.

Tension mounted in Kiev as authorities planned a rally of their own, busing in thousands of Yanukovych supporters from the provinces, setting up a camp in a park not far from the opposition and vowing a "non-stop protest".

Ukraine's security services were on high alert, as opposition leaders urged a massive turnout for the rally on Independence Square where the crowd swelled to hundreds of thousands last weekend.

Ukraine opposition calls for mass rally