"From today, we declare the Odessa region the People’s Republic of Odessa, where power belongs only to the people who reside within its territory," said activists in a statement published on the website "Antimaydana."

Supporters called on republic residents to block traffic in Odessa, pointing to a special map of 153 point where people should block traffic for all modes except ambulances.

"Tomorrow at 16:00 Odessa must stand up! " said the appeal.

"Odessa is a democratic, multi-ethnic, tolerant city, and its issues can be solved by local residents, and not agents of the CIA, the Security Service, the FSB, governors and deputies of the Kiev regime," said the manifesto.