Participants of the volunteer battalions Donbas, Dnipro, and Aidar, the Council of Maidan’s sotnias, and civic organizations of Maidan held a rally on Sunday June 29, demanding Poroshenko end the ceasefire in the East and declare a state of war. The rally was held not far from the President’s administration.
As part of the rally, Donbas Battalion representatives made public their demands to the President:
1. Stop the ceasefire. 2. Declare a state of war in the East. 3. Provide the volunteer battalions with weapons and allow them to eliminate the terrorists. 4. Keep his electoral promises regarding social provision for the soldiers. 5. Demand the West to impose third-level sanctions against Russia.
The protesters handed the demands to the President through the first deputy head of the Presidential Administration Ghennadiy Zubko, who spoke at the rally, stating the need to negotiate and to continue consultations on the situation in the east of Ukraine, but his speech was interrupted with whistling and exclamations “Balabol,” “Shame,” “Demagogy!”