Skip to comments.Ukraine Facing Civil War: Lviv Declares Independence from Yanukovich Rule
Posted on 02/20/2014 9:33:24 AM PST by Blackyce
Ukraine's western region of Lviv has reportedly declared independence from the central government.
Hours after protesters seized the prosecutor's office in central Lviv and forced a surrender by interior ministry police, the executive committee of the region council - also called the People's Rada claimed control over the region.
"The regime has begun active military action against people. Dozens of people have been killed in Kiev and hundreds have been wounded. Fulfilling the will of society, the executive committee of the Lviv region's council, the People's Rada, is assuming full responsibility for the fate of the region and its citizens," read a statement.
The executive committee was led by Petro Kolodiy, chairman of the Lviv region's council.
Lviv lies close to the border with Poland and was one of the venues for the Euro 2012 football tournament. Over the past months, the city has become a powerful engine driving the insurgency against president Viktor Yanukovich.
The region, which is traditionally hostile to the easterner Yanukovich and favours closer ties with the European Union, has a population of 2.5 million.
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Are they doing this deliberately during the Olympics?
Did Evitra retire or something?
Yugoslavia in 321
It is not an independence in common sense of the word, they just declared refusal to follow unlawful orders from criminal regime.
So does this mean the die is now cast?
I pray we don’t see a book called “The guns of February”
ping for later
Possibly. If it wasn’t for the Olympics, there’d probably be Sov, er, Russian troops in the streets already.
Is the People's Rada the legitimate local government or is it a bunch of nobodies that declared themselves the exclusive representatives of the people?
Yugoslavia in 321
Yep. East/West split. This is going to get real bad, real quick.
They were appointed by George Soros. /s
Lviv was part of Poland, called Lwow, until as part of dismemberment of Poland it became part of the Hapsburg Empire rename Lemberg. After WW I and the Polish-Soviet War it became part of Poland again. It became part of the Soviet Union under the MolotovRibbentrop Pact and confirmed at Yalta. It is the region of Ukraine, Galicia, with the most Western influence.
I was being sarcastic. And infowars.com is not welcome here. LOL
Putin is sending in “mediators”. Yanukovich is using snipers. This isn’t looking like it’s winding down.
I smell a Ceaucescu outcome..
“Facing Civil War” nothing. It is civil war.
This will not end well and the people of the far West Ukraine will soon be battling with the Ukrainian Army.
The bloodshed will increase significantly.
I believe the central government will survive as they have the support of at least 1/2 the people, most business, and the Russians.
Declaration of Ukrainian Independence, 1941
The Declaration of Ukrainian Independence of June 30, 1941 was announced by the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) under the leadership of Stepan Bandera, who declared an independent Ukrainian State in Lviv. The prime-minister was Yaroslav Stetsko, and the head of Council of Seniors was Kost Levitsky.
The OUN intended to take advantage of the retreat of Soviet forces from Ukraine. Some members thought that they had found a new powerful ally in Nazi Germany to aid them in their struggle against the Soviet Union. Days after the Nazi invasion of Lviv, however, the leadership of the newly formed government was arrested and sent to concentration camps in Germany. Within two years of the declaration, the Nazis had imprisoned or killed 80% of OUN-B leadership.
to be sure the American people are as deliberately ignorant as they usually are....