Kiev counter-rally in support of Ukraine president

Supporters of Yanukovych's party of Regions hold portraits of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych as they gather for their rally next to pro-European Union's protesters at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013. A counter-r
Supporters of Yanukovych's party of Regions hold portraits of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych as they gather for their rally next to pro-European Union's protesters at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013. A counter-rally in support of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych massed in Kiev on Saturday, Dec 14, 2013, a short distance from pro-EU opposition protesters set up behind barricades in the capital. -- PHOTO: AP

KIEV (AFP) - A counter-rally in support of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych massed in Kiev on Saturday, a short distance from pro-EU opposition protesters set up behind barricades in the capital.

Police spokeswoman Olga Bilyk put the number of pro-Yanukovych demonstators in the city's Europe Square at 60,000.

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov addressed the crowd waving the Ukrainian flag and the flag of Yanukovych's Regions Party.