And these events [protests of the Saakashvili’s supporters in Kyiv], when everyone suddenly became disillusioned with all politicians, this is an indicator that there is no external aggression in Ukraine, but a real civil war. Dirty and disgusting, with a bunch of corrupt officials, cashing in on this war. The authorities justify all their shortcomings by the fact that they have been allegedly attacked.
In fact, the radicals began preparing long ago. Moreover, they are preparing to storm Kyiv. They are getting ready and they are ready to fight. In principle, they are ready to overthrow this power. […] If the situation now develops and the assault starts, […] these battalions […] well-armed, with combat equipment, which was provided by their supreme commander-in-chief, are ready to move at any moment.
No evidence of the plans to storm Kyiv by anybody now. During the demonstration on October 17 in Kyiv, protesters called for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to enact anticorruption reforms or step down at a rally organized by Mikheil Saakashvili and other opposition leaders.