Skip to comments.Ukrainian riot police charge protesters after nation's bloodiest day, death toll rises to 18
Posted on 02/18/2014 5:06:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Fire rages and petrol bombs fly through the air as riot police crackdown on the demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovich in Kiev's Independence Square. At least eighteen people including seven policemen and 11 protesters were killed and hundreds more were injured during clashes in Kiev on Tuesday.
Fire rages and petrol bombs fly through the air as riot police crackdown on the demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovich in Kiev's Independence Square.
At least eighteen people including seven policemen and 11 protesters were killed and hundreds more were injured during clashes in Kiev on Tuesday.
Many were killed by gunshot and hundreds more were injured, with dozens of them in a serious condition, police and opposition representatives said.
Despite Western demands for restraint and dialogue, the state security service first set a deadline for the demonstrators to end disorder or face "tough measures", and then the police advanced into Independence Square, the center of the protest campaign.
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In the meantime, Obama is refusing to take charge of foreign policy.
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The police aren’t taking this seriously. Superior firepower wins the day.
Seven dead policemen indicates that the “freedom fighters” are armed... similar to Syria, actually.
I read that there are 500,000 Ukrainian citizens with firearms licenses. Think that was in the WSJ.
Let’s look at the usual suspects when it comes to eastern European revolutions...
They’ve got a lot of funding from the US government.
I suspect they are hoping to avoid even more serious violence. Already a number of police officers have been killed as well as protesters. I doubt the rest of them want to be in a no holds barred firefight with thousands of their fellow countrymen. Particularly those that were or are presently in the army.
The strife in the Ukraine is more like the precursor to a civil war than the typical kind of protest against a government. Hopefully the situation can be resolved quickly without more violence.
The Berkit is outnumbered. Badly. Both sides have been playing nice...
Up until now...
It would laughable were it not so sad.
There is nothing the U.S can do. Unless you want a ground assault.
Get used to a world with a hegemon, it’s here. And China is watching this closely.
I would put snipers on the buildings. When they tried to kill a policeman, a bullet through the skull
Pray for brave Ukrainians!
They had suffered under soviet/Russian empire for too long. Latest push into Russian KGB empire pushed them to raise and resist oppression.
While America is being herded to commie coral by Kenyan, step by step, electing commie NYC mayor, etc., Kenyan is silent. Remember his comment to Medvedev? “Wait for my second term.....”
I just sent this link to Barry “Stroke” Obama, so he should be there shortly. (Now I REALLY feel sorry for Ukraine!)
and yes, its pretty amazing that no one has moved one iota to impeachment...
I despise a good portion of the American public...
I don't think you understand what is going on over there. Their government is corrupt and wants to turn Ukraine back over to the Russians. They are rebelling against fraudulently elected president who has rewritten the constitution illegally to basically give himself dictatorial powers.The corrupt president has just accepted another several billion dollar loan from Russia. They are fighting for the last scraps of freedom that are about to be taken away from them.
I am so confused by all the Russian Drama.....
I know that some of the dissidents in the former Soviet Union are muslim radicals. I thought the Ukraine had had some modicum of freedom but then their last elections put some of Putin’s buddies back in power (at least I think that’s what happened....since news doesn’t cover it much anymore I may be wrong).
I guess my question is this: am I cheering for the rebels in this case or not?
I think there’s no going back now. Everyone will pick a side and it’ll snowball from there.
I have no idea what is going on
Soros is a billionaire getting government handouts...
See now that’s what I thought but I am having a hard time finding anything news wise (even foreign press) that gives me a hint as to who the rebels are.
Maybe that’s my clue though huh? Since the lefty press (and pretty much all of them are) doesn’t want to talk about the uprising in the Ukraine it must be because the good guys are doing the uprising
I’ve read several accounts of “protestors” being hired and bused in, and there are accounts of merceneries on the protestors’ side now. THe protestors want EU so that is commie stuff.
There doesn’t seem to be a “good” side. The protestors are sort of like Occupukes. But maybe not all are. The protestors are getting very violent. They think they can get violent and no one will hit ‘em back?
What do you mean no one??? The only people who can sit in Congress. Articles of Impeachemtn have been drawn; now the trick is to get them introduced and voted upon
The EU is involved and the EU is commie. So where is the “good” side?
The history of the Ukraine is a difficult one. The only reason they fell under Soviet rule is because they were starved to death until they submitted. There has always been a dissident’s heart in the Ukraine. Many managed to escape during the Hungarian uprising in 56. After the fall the Ukraine should signs of being a stabilizing and somewhat democratic influence in the are.
They want the EU because they think it will bring them economic outlets AND more importantly (and unrealistically) defense by those in NATO
Just exactly where and how is the EU involved?
And to be factual the EU is not communist.
Where were you when those same police were randomly targeting opposition leaders and torturing them to death?
The actual real people, who are mostly at home, going to work, raising their children, etc.
They’ve been enslaved to the new world order “team” called the Eastern bloc.
Now the new world order “team” called the Western block is covertly trying to take this neighborhood as its territory.
It’s like the Gambinos fighting the Bonannos over who will get a “cut” of everybody’s paycheck.
The good guys are not part of either outfit; the bulk of the population who really have no real voice.
He doesn’t understand
The Scoboda types hate Commies.
Very doubtful they’d cotton to that for long.
The protestors want the EU, the government wants closer ties to Russia.
Pos autocorrect... Svoboda...
Svoboda is known for its anti-Communist stance, and several party activists over the years have been accused of trying to destroy Communist-era statues.
On February 16, 2013, police in Ukraine opened a criminal case on charges of hooliganism against nationalist activists lead by Svoboda Supreme Rada deputy Ihor Miroshnychenko for the dismantling of a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Okhtyrka, Sumy Oblast. There is no place for Communist symbols and ideology in European Ukraine and if the authorities cannot get rid of them, we will do it ourselves, said Miroshnychenko. According to police, Miroshnychenko climbed the statue and put a rope around Lenins figure, which was then pulled down by a truck.
That’s what I figured.
Its the Sluzhba Bezpeky Ukrayiny - SBU - Ukraine’s version of Russia’s FSB that is the successor to the Soviet era KGB. The authorities can also call out the Internal Troops to suppress riots and disorders.
I have difficulty accepting Russia Today as a valid source of my information. They are about as reliable as the NYSlimes
I do not see where Soros is connected. What am I missing?
That's the kind of escalation the police are apparently, for now at least, trying to avoid. Because there are enough people on both sides, with weapons, including potentially members of the police and armed forces, that it could end up with snipers on the buildings from both sides - and lots of them.
Nobody should advocate that kind of thing. Take a look at the news and videos from Syria to see where that kind of violence ends up. What is necessary is for both sides to calm down and move away from further violence.
Right, agitprop procedure is to agitate, elicit a forceful response, then propgandize to make maximum use of the response.
You try to gain the implied position of being in the right.
The big bad government did ___.
Of course, you don’t include your agitation in your propaganda report.
The line of fire is a novel technique, it certainly creates a spectacle and stops traditional massed riot police tactics.
check out what happened in Venezuela:
They arrested the opposition leader for murders carried out by government backed colectivos, and everyone knows it
Shame on you to suggest that protesters losing their lives are doing it for money
No Muslim in sight. Corrupt Russian puppet president in place thought he could intimidate people with kidnapping and tortures, backfiring now
Perhaps your English comprehension is not great. This article merely says some people say...
That is not proof
That is what I thought