Skip to comments.Riot police in Ukraine move in against protest camp
Posted on 02/18/2014 11:52:29 AM PST by boxlunch
With stun grenades and water cannons, Ukrainian riot police moved in against a protest camp in Kiev's center Tuesday night after nine people were killed in violent street protests.
A large section of the camp has been engulfed in flames as police advance on the demonstrators.
Thousands of protesters had filled Independence Square just hours before, sensing that Ukraine's political standoff was reaching a critical turning point after the deadliest violence yet in nearly three months of protests that have paralyzed the capital and the nation.
Tents were seen going up in flames as defiant protesters shouted "Glory to Ukraine!"
Clashes raged for several hours on outside the parliament building, where opposition lawmaker Lesya Orobets told Reuters that three demonstrators were killed and taken to a nearby officers' club used as a medical center. More than 100 people were injured, she said .......
Earlier in the day, protesters attacked police lines and set fires outside parliament, accused President Viktor Yanukovych's government of ignoring their demands once again. .......
Yanukovych still remains popular in the Russian-speaking eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, where economic and cultural ties with Russia are strong. But western Ukraine is keen to pursue closer ties to the 28-nation EU and move away from Russia's orbit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Yanukovych $15 billion in loans in December, but after purchasing Ukrainian bonds worth $3 billion Russia put the payments on hold. The Russian finance minister said Monday that $2 billion more would be purchased this week.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on both sides to "refrain from any form of provocation" in order to end the bloodshed.
"An escalation of the violence is the last thing that the country needs," he said in a statement Tuesday.
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They obviously are global warming skeptics.
It happened here during the Bonus Army protests.
Amazing stuff. Watching now. Thanks for posting the live link.
Ukrainians are protesting and dying for their freedom. Their president wants to re-establish ties to Russia. It’s a very volatile situation.
That was back in the day. Americans seem totally disengaged today.
Americans are engaged with sports.
It’s about all they can handle.
Watch TV channels from Ukraine on-line:
Check out this short video. Sadly you could get the same results almost anywhere in the country. Much of America is clueless.
We don’t treasure our freedom. And so its being taken away.
They don’t need to know much beyond “consume” and “reproduce.”
Many of Freepers are equally clueless.
All through history, the peasant class has been pretty much clueless.
Some of Twain’s most hilarious essays addressed this very subject.
/I always recommend Mark Twain for an historical perspective. Things don’t change.
The sheeple that are fed MSM headlines believe the only relevant news out of that region is that Russians want to kill an American Hockey Referee.
"What's a "Ukraine?," they ask.
Proves human society never really changes; the power elite only need to control a few (military and police...........) who, for what ever reason, are willing to place themselves in danger and risk their own lives to forcefully control the elite’s other victims JUST to keep the ruling elite in power. All the while not realizing that they (the military and police) too are victims of the ruling elite. Thus victims killing other victims only serves to sustain those in power who create and divide their victims in the first place.
Wasn’t it Twain that said
History doesn’t repeat itself but sometimes it rhymes...