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Protesters, Police Clash in Kiev, 6 Deaths Confirmed
RIA Novosti ^ | February 18, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 02/18/2014 12:34:44 PM PST by Navy Patriot

KIEV, February 18 (RIA Novosti) – Anti-government protesters and police engaged in violent street battles that left hundreds injured and at least six dead, including two police officers, in Ukraine’s capital on Tuesday.

Fighting escalated in Kiev as a standoff played out inside parliament, where deputies faced off over changes to the constitution that the opposition has said could be a way out of the political paralysis gripping the country.

Thousands of radical demonstrators moving toward the parliament building around midday – many of them wielding shields and sticks, and wearing masks – were confronted by police who deployed rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas. Pictures from the front lines showed rioters ripping up cobblestones to hurl at police.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.ria.ru ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: insurrection
Will Ukraine choose the difficult path of self reliance and national repair or the debt serfdom and loss of sovereignty for "free" stuff.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 12:34:44 PM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

Putin is in favor of the latter.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 12:36:07 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Navy Patriot

Praying for the people of Ukraine. Praying for the people of Venezuela. Praying for Israel. Paul was right in his admonition to pray without ceasing.
These are terrible times...


3 posted on 02/18/2014 12:38:56 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Government colectivos murdered protesters in Venezuela and today they arrested the opposition leader...

dirty war

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/18/us-venezuela-protests-idUSBREA1H0WU20140218


4 posted on 02/18/2014 12:40:50 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Navy Patriot

I guess Chicken Kiev is about bird not Ukrainians!


5 posted on 02/18/2014 12:42:48 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Navy Patriot
...or the debt serfdom and loss of sovereignty for "free" stuff.

Putin offers Ukraine $15B in loans and cheap natural gas in bid to trump EU deal.

6 posted on 02/18/2014 12:44:37 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Navy Patriot

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/flames-engulf-independence-square-kiev-n33081

live feed


7 posted on 02/18/2014 12:48:41 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Russia offers Ukraine loans not requiring signing away sovereignty and natural resources, ask Greece about the deal the EU offers.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 12:58:05 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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9 posted on 02/18/2014 12:58:36 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Praying for Middle East and African Christians, among others.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 1:00:59 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Why ask Greece? I don’t recall that Russia is trying to make it a SSR.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 1:02:15 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Navy Patriot

“Russia offers Ukraine loans not requiring signing away sovereignty and natural resources, ask Greece about the deal the EU offers.”

Yeah, Russian money comes clean without all the nasty strings of the Western money...

LOL!

Still shamelessly pushing Russian government propaganda after all these years I see. More than half of your posts are based on stories from news agencies directly or indirectly controlled by the Russian government. And, shockingly, without fail, you always back the Putin/Kremlin line. Even for you though, that quote’s a bit much.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 1:49:11 PM PST by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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To: 1rudeboy

Not everyone wants bedwetter Liberal Free Trade Communist Globalism like yourself


13 posted on 02/18/2014 1:58:33 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: SeminoleCounty

That’s right, all hail your new Leader, Vladi Putin! Off to the camps, otherwise.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 1:59:44 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Navy Patriot

Yes, crazy so many folks are willing to let Ukraine be pushed into the failed EU.

Scary...


15 posted on 02/18/2014 2:00:46 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Did you see the part about Putin trying to get the Ukraine to sign a free trade agreement? How did you manage to wrap your pea-brain around it?


16 posted on 02/18/2014 2:02:37 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SeminoleCounty

Yup. This is a conflict between the globalists and Russia. When EU and Soros want something that’s a red flag.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 2:06:58 PM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: Augustinian monk

Is this like the Commies and National Socialists fighting in the Weimar Germany days? no good guys?


18 posted on 02/18/2014 2:08:34 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Not in IMO. I think a stalemate is better than Russia becoming further weakened by the EU.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 2:14:32 PM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: 1rudeboy
OT:

It's "Ukraine" not "the Ukraine"

One does not say "the France", "the Italy", "the China", "the russia".

20 posted on 02/18/2014 4:21:06 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Yah, I meant to type the Ukrainians, but slipped. I’m not worried about it.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 4:26:24 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Augustinian monk

I want someone to explain this to me: when the EU, George Soros, or the man on the moon want to expand their “empire,” they are “globalists.” When Putin tries to expand his, what does that make him?


22 posted on 02/18/2014 4:28:39 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

EU is a model of global government. Thats not a direction I want to go. EU is for climate change laws and host of other left wing ideas. Nobody is afraid of Russian influence outside of Eastern Europe.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 6:55:37 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: Augustinian monk
Nobody is afraid of Russian influence outside of Eastern Europe.

Does the Iranian nuclear program concern you at all?

24 posted on 02/19/2014 7:05:26 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SeminoleCounty

They don’t want to join the EU, they just want the freedom to trade with the West rather than being stuck with Putin and Russia.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 7:11:29 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: 1rudeboy

I trust the Israelis will do what needs to be done when the time is right.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 7:14:32 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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