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Ukraine Rebukes West for Criticism of Anti-protest Law
Voice of America News ^ | 1/17/2014 | Reuters

Posted on 01/18/2014 6:25:29 AM PST by mac_truck

KYIV, UKRAINE — Ukraine on Friday rebuked the West for what it called foreign interference in its internal affairs after an outcry over legislation rushed through parliament to curb anti-government unrest in the ex-Soviet republic.

The U.S. State Department and senior European Union politicians voiced deep concern with the measures, which still need President Viktor Yanukovich's signature and foresee prison terms of up to 15 years for “mass violation” of public order.

“I am deeply concerned by the events in Kyiv,” Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, said in a statement, adding that the legislation was “restricting the Ukrainian citizens' fundamental rights”.

The law, sped through parliament by Yanukovich's allies on Thursday, winning support from 235 of 450 lawmakers, sparked an uproar from the opposition and protesters.

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara “expressed concern” over the foreign criticism and said it was “considered in Kyiv as meddling in the internal affairs of our state”, according to a ministry statement.

The new law further bans any unauthorized installation of tents, stages or amplifiers in public places - all of which remain on prominent display in the protest tent city on Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: agitprop; eu; europeanunion; kenyanbormuzzie; kiev; lurch; putinsbuttboys; russia; ukraine; yanukovich

1 posted on 01/18/2014 6:25:30 AM PST by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck

Anti-Obama Protesters Arrested for Praying

Just before the first presidential debate, pro-lifers are speaking out on the critical issue of religious liberty and getting arrested as part of a new strategy of active “resistance” to the Obama Administration’s pro-abortion and pro-homosexual policies.

Protesters arrested in Washington, DC - Ukraine. There are several other instances where protesters here have been arrested.

2 posted on 01/18/2014 7:00:46 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t recall any of these Western socialist elites complaining about the passage of HR 347 either.

3 posted on 01/18/2014 9:42:48 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Kinda reminds me of the Red Chinese.
You no interfere in our internal affairs!

4 posted on 01/19/2014 1:03:21 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Not sure American conservatives want foreign powers interfering in our domestic politics, so maybe the Ukrainians & Chinese have a point.

5 posted on 01/19/2014 1:21:55 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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6 posted on 01/22/2014 2:04:49 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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