Rally against rally: Drinking coffee on Khreshchatyk (Photos)
A rally in protest against rallies organized by supporters of leader of the Movement of New Forces Party in Ukraine and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has gathered several hundred people on Kyiv's Khreshchatyk Street, according to the news portal Novoe Vremya.
The rally dubbed "Coffee on Khreshchatyk" held downtown Kyiv on December 24 was inspired by Yuriy Biriukov, an adviser to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Novoe Vremya wrote.
In his words, this was not a political rally, as its participants "just came to have some coffee."
Read alsoKyiv appeals court reschedules hearings on Saakashvili's case for Jan 3Saakashvili, in turn, spoke critically of the event because of a small number of participants.
"I used to gather more people in any Georgian village at any time during my presidency, without offering candies and coffee," the politician wrote on his Facebook page.
According to Saakashvili, it is time for Poroshenko to think about his prospects.
"When the incumbent president of Europe's largest country cannot gather more people in his support than the number gathered in the country's main square today, […] it's time for him to seriously think about his immediate prospects," Saakashvili said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Saakashvili declared a break in mass anti-corruption protests in Kyiv during New Year holidays.
He was also spotted seeing his family off at Boryspil Airport on December 23.