Viktor YUSCHENKO appealed to Leonid KUCHMA with the request not to apply force in order to go out of the political conflict. He said this in his speech at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kyiv.

He appealed to L. KUCHMA personally: `God forbid the Ukrainian authorities during these last days of their agony to apply to force`

According to him, if it takes place, the authorities `will face the force unseen before, and those 500 thousand which stand today on the Maidan (Independent Square) will multiply ten times in order to resist you`.

V.YUSCHENKO declared that in case if they knew sopmething about preparation to apply force his team would go out of the negotiation process immediately.