Euronews correspondent in Kyiv says: “The next step is to wait to hear from the opposition. The resignation of the prime minister was a call to them to head the government and to face the problems which have led to this political crisis.”
So what will be the next moves? How will the political vacuum be filled, a continuation of demonstrations that have marked this square on the map of the world or an easing of the protests and posturing and a path towards a solution?
One protester said: “A people’s government should be formed. The next things then to happen are: the president’s resignation followed by snap elections, presidential and parliamentary.”
A march in the capital showed the anti-government demonstrators do not have a monopoly on protests. Thousands of supporters of President Viktor Yanukovych, many from the regions, streamed into a park in front of the parliament. Their banners read stop Maidan and they denounced the opposition for “prostituting Ukraine for the Europeans”.