Victor Yanukovych expressed gratitude to all citizens who took part in Friday protest actions.
"Over two hundred thousand the most active citizens came last Friday for protest meetings across all Ukraine. Populous protest actions in Kharkov, in Donetsk, in Lugansk, Simferopol, Poltava, Zaporozhye, Ternopol, Vinnytsia, Zhitomir, in Lviv. All Ukraine - from the West and the East gave a warning signal of the power. And I am sincerely grateful to all for an active civic stand.
But the power didn't hear the voice of the people. Instead of instantly reacting to requirements of people, the power at any cost tries to pretend that happened nothing.
We won't allow to treat will of the people so!
We will repeat soon protest actions.
And this time they will be very rigid.
We will compel this power or to carry out will of the people of Ukraine, or to leave for good once and for all", - quotes Yanukovych's statement a press - service of Party of Regions.