The recent events in Ukraine’s capital Kiev suggest that the protest is spinning out of opposition’s control, a lawmaker with the ruling Party of Regions has told local media.

Photo: RIA Novosti
Photo: RIA Novosti

According to Ukrainian officials, the violent rallies in Independence Square have already seen their first casualties, but “opposition leaders are still not willing to take responsibility.”

Regions’ MP Evgeny Balitsky accused protesters of following “a bloody scenario that was enacted in Syria and elsewhere in the Arab world.”

“During a police clampdown on a rally outside Valery Lobanovsky stadium, law enforcement officers found several canisters full of incendiary oil with liquid sodium in them that is not only inflammable but also highly volatile.”

“It rules out the allegation that the protest action was spontaneous. It was a carefully planned operation that could have been carried out by saboteurs wearing civilian clothing,” Balitsky claimed.

The Ukrainian lawmaker suggested that one of the protest activists might have been gunned down by a NATO sniper commissioned by some radical wing of Ukrainian opposition, VoR reported.

US-funded “color revolution” project being implemented in Ukraine – demonstrators

Several thousand demonstrators surrounded the compound of the US Embassy in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Wednesday evening. According to the TSN television station, the action was organized by a recently established movement, Kievans for a Clean City, which insists that pro-European Union protesters’ barricades in Kiev’s central Khreshchatyk Street should be dismantled.

The movement’s leader Ivan Protsenko brought a written message to the US Embassy, demanding that there should be no interference in Ukraine’s domestic issues. He believes that a US-funded “color revolution” project is being implemented in Ukraine.

“America is to blame for all the events taking place in the center of the capital. Funding comes from there. It is necessary to put a stop to this. We are saying out loud for the whole world to hear: “Goodbye, America! America, there should be peace in Ukraine!,” Protsenko said.