Today a large-scale protest of entrepreneurs will take place against the Tax Code on Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
According to one of the organizers of the protest, it will begin at 9:00 am. "It is not just the Maidan of entrepreneurs, it is Maidan-2. Because once authorities impose taxes, the prices will raise on wholesale trade, and this means higher retail prices," - he explained. "The victims of anti-national code will be students and pensioners as the most disadvantaged population", - added the activist.
The Regions Party is also preparing for the protest. It has become known that MPs of the Regions Party are recruiting fighters for the purpose to make the provocation at the rally against the adoption of the Tax Code in Kyiv on November 25, according to the MP of the faction NU-NS (Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense) Yurii Hrymchak.
According to him, "the Regions Party has recruited fighters in Poltavska, Zhytomyrska and Kyrovohradska regions to carry out provocations at the rally in Kyiv on November 25”. "According to our data, these people will be provided with transport" - said MP.
In this regard, Yurii Hrymchak prepares a formal appeal to the Interior Minister, chairman of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine), as well as to the leadership of Kyiv Main Directorate of Interior Ministry, asking them to prevent possible provocations.
"I am preparing an appeal to them with a request to ensure law and order at the meeting of the voters with deputies, scheduled at November 25 whose tents are set on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv", - said Yurii Hrymchak.
Since the morning on the streets nearby Maidan Nezalezhnosti - mainly on Instytutska vulytsia numerous police cars and buses are standing. Four buses with the words "Police" drove through Sadova vulytsia to Instytutska vulytsia and turned on Bankova vulytsia, two more went on Instytutska vulytsia below and also turned on Bankova vulytsia - they stopped near the Presidential Administration.
Several buses and jeeps went in the yard of the International Center of Culture and Arts of the Trade Unions (former October Palace). There at least 4 police buses, and in addition, the jeeps are standing in the yard.
There were also 2 closed police cars on Instytutska vulytsia. From one to three police buses were standing at night on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. In general, the number of buses and police cars this morning exceeds the number of cars yesterday, on November 24. Based on materials of Ukrainskaya pravda, Obkom, Segodnya
12:48 am The next round of negotiations of the First Deputy Prime Minister Andrii Kliuev with protesters was held in the constructive way, the entourage of the first deputy Prime Minister reports. "On Wednesday Kliuev held a regular, rather long meeting with the protesters. The talks were constructive. Both sides are constructive and they want to get normal results," - said the source.
The part of the protesters could not come to Kyiv because of obstruction of law enforcement agencies. In particular, the cases have been registered of blocking transport on Odeska highway. 700 people came from Lviv, instead of 1,5 - 2 thousand people because they were refused to go to Kyiv.
However, the police say that there are about 5,000 entrepreneurs on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. According to the police, in particular, three trains and 9 bus from Lviv and Zhytomyr arrived from various regions of Ukraine to hold the protest action.
1,500 police officers and servicemen of internal troops of Interior Ministry of Ukraine, including the reserves are standing there.
Meanwhile, organizers of the rally of entrepreneurs against the Tax Code do not rule out the possibility that today they can be invited to the Presidential Administration for the negotiations, writes UNIAN.
Activist reported that Ukrainian entrepreneurs have been supported today in Moscow, where people have gathered near the embassy of Ukraine. During these minutes rallies in support of Ukrainian businessmen are being held in Tbilisi, Warsaw and in the U.S. and Canada.
As of 11:30 am more than 8,000 entrepreneurs are on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Traffic on Khreschatyk vulytsia, Instytutska vulytsia and Horodetskoho vulytsia is not blocked, but there are jams already.
A member of the Organizing Committee of strike Oksana Prodan reported that a group of entrepreneurs who was holding negotiations with representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers did not agree on proposals on the Tax Code made by First Deputy Prime Minister Andrii Kliuev.
According to the Secretary of the Coordinating Council of markets of Ukraine Volodymyr Martynenko, such concessions do not satisfy most of the protesters.
The press service of the All-Ukrainian Center of business promotion reported that individual entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial associations have begun to make appeals who consider inadmissible any compromise with the authorities on the issue of the Tax Code, reports TSN.
The opposition has no relation to the organization of protest actions of entrepreneurs, according to the leader of the People's Movement of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on European Integration Borys Tarasiuk on air TVі.
The column of buses with businessmen who are going to Maidan Nezalezhnosti has been apprehended at the Kharkivskyi estate in Kyiv, according to one activist, reports Ukrainskaya pravda.
03:47 pm The protesters are going to come to Presidential Administration, the General Prosecutor's Office and the Central Election Commission.
The rally near the Presidential Administration will demand the presidential veto on the Tax Code, near the General Prosecutor's Office - to protest against pressure on the organizers of the rally, near the Central Election Commission – against the appointment of elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2012, told participants of the rally.
The rallies were held in Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Lutsk, in the cities in Zaporizka, Poltavska, Rivnenska regions, etc.
From 3 to 5 thousand entrepreneurs have come from the markets and shops to the Odesa regional state administration.
About 1,000 people have gathered on the central ploscha in Dnipropetrovsk.
Thousands of businessmen have come to protest near Lviv regional administration. But most of them went to Kyiv by the public and private transport. However, we know that the buses coming from Lviv to Kyiv, were not allowed.
More than 2 thousand people have gathered at the rally near Rivne regional council. Most businessmen have closed their offices.
Entrepreneurs are calling on the people of Ukraine to collect signatures for a referendum on the resignation of the President and the holding of parliamentary elections on March 27, 2011.
Simplified tax system for individual entrepreneurs will be abolished beginning from January 1 2016, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
04:50 pm The member of the organizing committee of entrepreneurs Oleksandr Danyliuk says that the government blocks the webcast of protests of small and medium business against the Tax Code, which is taking place on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv.
The representatives of the organizing committee of businessmen went into the Presidential Administration told hold negotiations. The negotiating group consists of eight people, among them chairman of the Council of Entrepreneurs under the opposition government Oksana Prodan and MP Mykhailo Volynets, UNIAN reports.
Khmelnytskyi governor ordered police to surround the protesters. As a result, one of the protesters was apprehended in Khmelnytskyi and was kept in the hospital confined to bed.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met with the head of the Interior Ministry Anatolii Mohyliov, according to the head of the press-service of Interior Ministry Dmytro Andreev, RBC-Ukraine reports.
The protest of the small and medium business against the Tax Code, which was to be held today near Luhansk City Council, will not take place.
However, on Monday, November 29, about 600 entrepreneurs will go to Kyiv to take part in the protest action, the deputy chairman of the trade union of taxi drivers of Ukraine in the Luhanska region Iryna Radchenko reported, drawing attention to the fact that the protesters are going to the capital at their own expense.
Meanwhile, Lviv entrepreneurs who want to join the rally in Kyiv, claim that they are not allowed into the capital.
Meanwhile, a rally near Odesa regional state administration has already collected about 10,000 protesters. All of them require a veto on Tax Code and position of the regional council of deputies.
The markets of Chernihiv are nearly empty – businessmen have come to Kyiv.
As for the capital itself, the headquarters of the business salvation have already registered about 30,000 protesters.
05:26 pm There is a meeting with representatives of entrepreneurs in the Presidential Administration, who protest against adoption of the Tax Code, UNIAN reports.
The meeting is held round the table. It is being held by the first deputy head of the Presidential Administration - Representative of the President at the Cabinet Iryna Akymova. "The presidential administration can not assess the Tax Code, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, because the Head of State Viktor Yanukovych has not received yet", - said Iryna Akymova at the beginning of the meeting.
According to her, apparatus of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is working at the document now. It is expected to give the President of Ukraine for analysis and decision-making on signing or vetoing it on Friday evening, November 26.
There are more than 4 thousand entrepreneurs in Kharkiv against the Tax Code. All the markets of the city are closed, except for the market near subway station Barabashova.
The demonstrators, who protest against the adoption of the Tax Code elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 2012, decided to postpone picketing of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine to Monday, November 29. It was reported from the scene by the organizers of the rally.
According to them, representatives of the Central Election Commission have expressed willingness to meet with the protesters on Monday at approximately 02:00 pm. Also, picketing of the building of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine is not planned to do today, RBC-Ukraine reports.
The organizers of the protest against the Tax Code warned the representatives of the small and medium business about possible provocations by people unknown on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv.
So, speaking from the stage on Independence Square, one of the coordinators of the protest said the people unknown in a crowd of protesters are giving interviews to the camera of unknown channels, reporting that this meeting is paid, rate - 200 UAH per day.
05:48 pm About a thousand entrepreneurs today have blocked the doors of the Chernivtsi City Hall: people require from MPs to vote for the appeal to the President with the requirement to veto the Tax Code. Representatives of small and medium business did not let the deputies go out who gathered at the first session of the City Council of the sixth convocation. Part of the deputies had to go through the backdoor.
The session lasted only 40 minutes. MPs presented a certificate, and the Mayor closed the meeting, reported the Economicheskaya pravda. Despite this, the action of entrepreneurs has continued.
Oksana Prodan said that only tomorrow in the evening authorities at the Presidential Administration are planning to get the text of the Tax Code, on Saturday a preliminary analysis of this document is planned to make and on Monday expert opinions will given to the President.
Excessive expansion of the rights of state bodies in the Tax Code adopted by the Verkhovna Rada causes deep concern of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, according to First Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Iryna Akymova to journalists in Kyiv on Thursday.
Representatives of small and medium business have ceased picket at the Presidential Administration and gone to Maidan Nezalezhnosti. They will leave it only after the President's veto on Tax Code protest.
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