Uzhgorod. February 20. Chronicle (+ PHOTO)
Today, in the controlled by people building on the main Maidan of Transcarpathia - Narodna Square - deputies of the councils of Transcarpathia gathered at the meeting.
The first question raised was on the Transcarpathian police.
The proposition that all Transcarpathian police officers, including the special forces, must come to the people and pledge allegiance to them was supported enthusiastically.
General Vartsaba brought the officers to the square through a human corridor.
The chief of the special forces in the region Vasyl Shalenyk announces: special forces came over to the side of the people.
After the pledge of the police officers the mood on the square changes. But the protesters are not completely satisfied with it. The next destination is the Security Service of Ukraine. There, the head of the regional office Mykhailo Fedelesh also assures: the Service is with the people.
The next destination is the prosecutors office. They want to hear from the Prosecutor of Transcarpathia Vasyl Korban that the Service does not obey the government of Yanukovych. To prove that, they asked to break a portrait of the president.
The prosecutor only promises not to obey criminal orders and sings the anthem.
Protesters themselves crash and burn the portrait on the steps of the regional prosecutor's office.
Also, the protesters in Uzhgorod visited bases of internal troops and soldiers of the Ministry of Defence to make sure that everyone was there. The management also promised not to obey criminal orders.
Meanwhile, in the Transcarpathian regional council, the Party of Regions faction is dissolved. Many deputies withdrew from the party, including the rector of UzhNU Vashchuk and the Mayor Pogorelov. The main question of the evening is whether the head of the RSA will do the same and resign.
See moments, faces and emotions of the day in our photo report.