Tens of thousands of people have been gathering outside the parliament in Kyiv demanding that the government resign.
Opposition parties have called for a vote of no confidence in the administration of President Victor Yanukovych, after he pulled the country away from closer ties with the EU. There has also been anger at the subsequent clampdown on protests that followed Yanukovych’s decision.
“The government has no trust and never had it over the past three years under Yanukovych’s rule. We have to get rid of this government and get rid of Yanukovych,” said Yuri Yarinovsky, a member of the Svoboda (Freedom) Party.
Opposition leaders say they believe they can win the no confidence vote.
Speaking on Tuesday morning, UDAR party leader Vitali Klitschko addressed the President in a speech, warning that he mustn’t become a dictator.
But Yanukovich and the ruling Party of Regions have shown no signs of stepping down.