Skip to comments.Russia reportedly sending mediators to Ukraine as truce falls apart
Posted on 02/20/2014 8:12:09 AM PST by Navy Patriot
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly is sending an envoy to Ukraine to try to mediate discussions with anti-government protesters at the request of the countrys president after violence flared up again Thursday in Kiev, leaving 33 more people dead.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the announcement after Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych talked over the phone, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported, according to Reuters.
On Thursday morning, a truce called by Yanukovych and opposition leaders fell apart as government snipers fired at protesters, who hurled Molotov cocktails and rocks at lines of police in response.
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‘Mediators’...embedded in a convoy of storm troops?
Not much we can do with that mess.
We can do a lot for Americans by staying the Hell out with everything, threats, money, sanctions, support, advice and rainbow lines.
So they’re sending mediators *and* snipers? Boy,that Vlad Putin really *is* a student of Uncle Joe.
Once again, Putin has it right. And like it or not, the Ukraine is more Russian than not.
And they did elect their President.
Russian mediators? It’s like sending cannibals to mediate some tribal dispute - they will ensure themselves very nutritious meals.
"Video footage on Ukrainian television showed protesters apparently leading some of the captured policemen around the sprawling protest camp in the area. One opposition lawmaker says the police are being held in Kiev's city hall, which is being occupied by protesters."
The only winning move is not to play.
Machiavelli said to the Prince that it is better to occupy a country than to conquer. 7 million Ukranians were killed or starved to death in the winter 1932-33. They call it Holodomor. Mothers were eating their babies to survive. http://www.holodomorct.org/
By necessity, empires must enforce their authority to keep and hold a hegemony, from time to time, else they fast become a toothless tiger.
The “mediators” shall soon enough be followed by “military advisors”, as the “nation-building” of the Ukraine proceeds.
And do not disregard the “invisible (?) hand” of George Soros, who profits handsomely with civil unrest.
Mediators...Ovechkin, Malkin, Varlomov, etc. ?
Someone has to defend Germany and the EU so they can fund their social market economy. Might as well be the US taxpayers.
Just a reminder...It is not 1932 and Stalin is not in power.
So did we, which hasn't turned out very good either.
Well, in that case...
Try reading the article. Seek first to understand; it’s that approach that will win open minds to the conservative side, too.
Soros needs the money to buy US politicians, shut down US energy production, impose carbon taxes, and impose UN taxes and control of US Law.
Can't tell who is who or what is what in this video but for sure it is not good. Need somebody who speaks the lingo to tell us what is happening.
Police and civilian mercenaries beating protesters. Just an episode...
My wife is from Ukraine. I have been there 6 times. Kiev is rife with the reminders of a very recent communism. The Soviets tore down the beautiful St Sophia and replaced it with a giant government building. The people have since built a replica across the street. When I first went there in 1999, I had to bribe the airport inspector as he x rayed my luggage and sneered the word “cassettes”. In Kherson, 4 policemen armed with ak-47’s shut down a small disco I was in, ordered the house lights on, and started frisking every man in the place. I have many many stories about the Police state there from my brief visit there. It is a police state, even now. Why is Julia Tymoshenko in jail? Yanukovich poisoned the last man who ran against him. Policeman is a well paying corrupt career and the Ukrainians hate them. Policeman is authorized by the socialist state of Ukraine to make people disappear.
My friends in Kiev would be surprised to hear your descriptions.
I would imagine, these days and times that life might be better under the Russian sphere. Russia has an oil industry. I’ve been to Kiev. I’ve seen the communists marching and protesting for communism with loudspeakers standing under a statue of Lenin. Make no mistake, these people miss the power of belonging to the party. The native Ukranians speak Ukranian and are proud of there heritage. The Russians are occupiers left over from the Soviet days. Native Ukranians want them out, but the party still has a stranglehold on the government and they control elections.
You are correct, it was the adjacent St Michaels Golden Domed Monastary that was destroyed and rebuilt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Michael%27s_Golden-Domed_Monastery
When I was there I was refrering to the monastary as St Sophia.