Skip to comments.Kiev: Government Buildings Under Siege
Posted on 12/02/2013 10:36:41 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Thousands of demonstrators besieged government buildings in Kiev Tuesday, rallying against President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to abandon a long-awaited deal for closer ties with the EU.
A group of protesters tried to storm Yanukovich's office and police chased protesters away with tear-gas and truncheons, injuring dozens. The blockade is severely disrupting the process of government here," said a reporter for Al Jazeera in Kiev. "Essentially, President Yanukovich has lost control of the center of Kiev." The Guardian reported that police had deserted the center of the city, while thousands of people blocked entrances to government buildings and gathered again on Independence Square.
At least three politicians from the governing Party of Regions have quit in protest and one of them, Inna Bohoslovska, previously a vocal government supporter, called on other legislators to leave the party. A top Agriculture Ministry official also resigned on Monday.
The opposition hopes to topple the cabinet of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov during a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday. It would need 226 votes in the 450-seat Rada, but presently controls about 170 seats.
Yanukovych reached out to the European Union on Monday requesting new talks, but the EU told him that the sweeping trade deal he refused to sign last week after six years of talks wasn't open for renegotiationand warned him against using force to disperse the crowds in Kiev's main square.
Video of police brutality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEC4ccWXuBE#t=50
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It’s time for the age old question - Who does the army back?
We should learn a lesson from them peoples.
Yup. Easy money if anyone takes that bet.
The hits Kiev coming, and Ukraine go back again.
YAY! LET’S JOIN A FAILING ECONOMIC UNION!
Yes, only they need to get a proper term to express “Freedom”, like;
European to us implies Socialism, they must mean an American Future, well before Democrats ruined our future with European Socialism at best...
Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Different yokes for different folks.
When Russia invaded Georgia Bush sent warships into the Baltic and launched a resupply airlift. Had Putin responded militarily he could have set off a war with NATO that could have escalated into a nuclear exchange. Since that time the Russian strategy to retake the wayward republics has been limited to economic and political subversion. But if these protests spiral Putin may feel the only alternative is force.
Yushenko. Yes the Russians had something to do with that. Yanukovit h is a convicted criminal and a Russian toady. He is not respected by the people and does not even speak Ukrainian well He also refuses to let Yulia Timoshenko out of jail for pitical reasons. Ukraine is growing and changing
This is going to get very interesting
The heavily populous and Russian-speaking East is not participating in the protests.
We’re not seeing a revolution - and a revolution that wants to subjugate Ukrainian independence to Brussels is no revolution at all.
Ukrainian or Russian? Sounds a lot like solidarity era Poland. Hours away from “Soviet” armed salvation. Pray.
If you decide to stand up to Brussels, they aren’t going to be sending in tanks to put down the “uprising.”
LOL, Russia or Brussels, take your pick.
Analogy: Ted Cruz is elected President and Republicans take control of Congress in 2016. In 2108, hundreds of thousands of Rat parasites surround federal buildings in Washington, D.C. and demand Cruz’s resignation.
Division of Ukraine is also a possibility.
It was the current guy’s opponent. Some say the current president was behind it.
No one to stop him now unless they are muslims and need support or protection.