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Ukraine Facing Civil War: Lviv Declares Independence from Yanukovich Rule
International Business Times ^ | February 19, 2014 12:49 PM GMT | Gianluca Mezzofiore

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.

A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv
Reuters
A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv

"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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 02/20/2014 9:33:24 AM PST by Blackyce
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To: Blackyce

Are they doing this deliberately during the Olympics?


2 posted on 02/20/2014 9:34:47 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Blackyce

Did Evitra retire or something?


3 posted on 02/20/2014 9:35:43 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Blackyce

Yugoslavia in 321


4 posted on 02/20/2014 9:36:20 AM PST by Viennacon (M)
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To: Blackyce

It is not an independence in common sense of the word, they just declared refusal to follow unlawful orders from criminal regime.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 9:36:48 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Blackyce; MeganC

So does this mean the die is now cast?

I pray we don’t see a book called “The guns of February”


6 posted on 02/20/2014 9:37:07 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Blackyce

ping for later


7 posted on 02/20/2014 9:37:09 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Yaelle

Possibly. If it wasn’t for the Olympics, there’d probably be Sov, er, Russian troops in the streets already.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 9:37:25 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Blackyce
the People's Rada – claimed control over the region.

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?

9 posted on 02/20/2014 9:40:07 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Viennacon

Yugoslavia in 321


Yep. East/West split. This is going to get real bad, real quick.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 9:40:15 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

They were appointed by George Soros. /s


11 posted on 02/20/2014 9:41:47 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Blackyce

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 Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and confirmed at Yalta. It is the region of Ukraine, Galicia, with the most Western influence.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 9:41:55 AM PST by C19fan
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I was being sarcastic. And infowars.com is not welcome here. LOL


14 posted on 02/20/2014 9:43:19 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Blackyce

Putin is sending in “mediators”. Yanukovich is using snipers. This isn’t looking like it’s winding down.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 9:43:50 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Blackyce

I smell a Ceaucescu outcome..


16 posted on 02/20/2014 9:43:59 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Blackyce

“Facing Civil War” nothing. It is civil war.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 9:44:16 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Blackyce
Whatever ethnic Poles remain in Ukraine, are in the Lviv area.

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.

18 posted on 02/20/2014 9:44:24 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Viennacon

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.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_of_Ukrainian_statehood,_1941


19 posted on 02/20/2014 9:46:04 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Yaelle
I don't even know if our SCM is covering it that much since I don't watch that stuff...

to be sure the American people are as deliberately ignorant as they usually are....

20 posted on 02/20/2014 9:46:53 AM PST by cherry
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To: KC_Lion

Ooooh. This is now a civil war. Ouch.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 9:47:26 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL
I was just waiting for somebody to post that, thanks for beating them to the punch


22 posted on 02/20/2014 9:48:33 AM PST by Ivan Mazepa
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To: 1rudeboy

I wasn’t being sarcastic. This from 2004:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1108874/posts

This from 2011: http://rt.com/politics/leading-party-soros-prepares/#.UwQrz_qNB8k.twitter


23 posted on 02/20/2014 9:49:17 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Mariner
"This will not end well and the people of the far West Ukraine will soon be battling with the Ukrainian Army."

I've seen no reason to believe the Ukrainian army is on board for that.
24 posted on 02/20/2014 9:49:42 AM PST by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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To: Blackyce
A partition of the country along the Dnieper river, as is the historical NORM, appears to be the only solution.

Only the Soviets ever thought this could be one country.

25 posted on 02/20/2014 9:50:01 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Lviv is pretty close to Krakow and Warsaw. Only a couple hundred miles I believe.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 9:50:14 AM PST by lodi90
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To: 1rudeboy

There’s a bunch of those types being outed. Here and elsewhere.

Amazing how similar the wording is they are using.

You read about it. You want to believe it’s just peoples imagination getting the better of them. But then you see the concerted messaging in action from multiple sources and you realize how big the scope really is.

This ain’t gonna end well.


27 posted on 02/20/2014 9:51:16 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: Billthedrill

...and Obama is sending a strongly worded “time-out” letter.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 9:51:48 AM PST by madison10
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“I wasn’t being sarcastic. This from 2004:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1108874/posts

This from 2011: http://rt.com/politics/leading-party-soros-prepares/#.UwQrz_qNB8k.twitter";

So your sources for the anti-russia conspiracy angle are Pravda and Russia Today? I’ll take that under consideration.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 9:51:50 AM PST by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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To: Blackyce

What’s the Muslim population like in Ukrain?


30 posted on 02/20/2014 9:53:03 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I understand that the U.S. media is almost completely an arm of the Democrat party. I don’t go running to Russian state-owned media to get my news (nor do I trust 9/11 Truther websites).


31 posted on 02/20/2014 9:53:04 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Mariner

It is one country for Ukrainians. East-West divide is imagined and promoted in Kremlin. They are trying to pull out the Georgian scenario to get some legitimacy for coming invasion.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 9:53:25 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: lodi90

No velvet here. It will be a sandpaper revolution.


33 posted on 02/20/2014 9:53:56 AM PST by Viennacon (M)
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To: Usagi_yo
According to the CIA World Factbook:

Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 50.4%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 26.1%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%, other 3.2% (2006 est.)

34 posted on 02/20/2014 9:54:41 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Blackyce
"I've seen no reason to believe the Ukrainian army is on board for that. "

The Ukrainian Army is culturally, if not ethnically, Russian. If ordered to "exert national control and suppress the criminal gangs" THEY WILL DO SO.

35 posted on 02/20/2014 9:55:36 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Blackyce
ZeroHedge summed this up pretty nicely..


36 posted on 02/20/2014 9:57:14 AM PST by Daus
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To: 1rudeboy

I don’t rely on the AJ website, I just saw it linked on another forum. What interested me is the ‘connecting of the dots’ in the article.

The video that was recently released seemed strange to me the way it was edited and had a ‘too professional’ smack to it.


37 posted on 02/20/2014 9:59:15 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Blackyce


38 posted on 02/20/2014 9:59:35 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Blackyce

Snipers (on both sides), 100 dead, Ukrainian athletes withdrawing from Sochi.


39 posted on 02/20/2014 10:01:07 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Blackyce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6ypE3G_pgE

Ukrainian protestors singing their National Anthem during yesterday’s violence.

They’ve been doing this on the hour, every hour, for months.

God’s Blessings on these freedom fighters.

Lyrics in English:

Ukraine’s Glory Has Not Perished

Ukraine’s freedom has not yet perished, nor has her glory,
Upon us, fellow Ukrainians, fate shall smile once more.
Our enemies will vanish like dew in the sun,
And we too shall rule, brothers, in a free land of our own.

CHORUS
We’ll lay down our souls and bodies to attain our freedom,
And we’ll show that we, brothers, are of the Cossack nation.

We’ll stand together for freedom, from the Syan to the Don,
We will not allow others to rule in our motherland.
The Black Sea will smile and grandfather Dnipro will rejoice,
For in our own Ukraine fortune shall flourish again.

CHORUS

Our persistence and our sincere toils will be rewarded,
And freedom’s song will resound throughout all of Ukraine.
Echoing off the Carpathians, and rumbling across the steppes,
Ukraine’s fame and glory will be known among all nations.

CHORUS


40 posted on 02/20/2014 10:01:16 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Daus

Yep. Love ZH.

That pretty much sums up the Syrian situation as well. Pipelines.


41 posted on 02/20/2014 10:01:39 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Blackyce

Soros is behind the faux rebels.


42 posted on 02/20/2014 10:01:57 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Samogon
They are trying to pull out the Georgian scenario to get some legitimacy for coming invasion.

I was reading through the comments waiting to see how long before Georgia was brought up. Ironically that was during the last olympics.

I would suspect that all over Eastern Europe generals are making surprise inspections to check readiness just out of instinct.

43 posted on 02/20/2014 10:03:13 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: grumpygresh
"Do I look like a 'faux' protestor to you a**hole?"


44 posted on 02/20/2014 10:04:54 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: Dead Corpse

you knew before release of info ... Good Hunting.


45 posted on 02/20/2014 10:05:18 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Blackyce

courtesy ping.


46 posted on 02/20/2014 10:06:03 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Blackyce

Putin want’s to reoccupy the former Soviet footprint, and China eye’s Taiwan. Meanwhile in the White Hut, it’s an early tee time, and another meaningless “line in the sand” soundbite.


47 posted on 02/20/2014 10:06:20 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Usagi_yo
"What’s the Muslim population like in Ukrain?"

Mostly dead.

48 posted on 02/20/2014 10:06:31 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: grumpygresh

Clearly, there must be some mastermind pulling the strings. Why else wouldn’t the peace-loving Ukrainians welcome the loving embrace of Mother Russia?


49 posted on 02/20/2014 10:06:32 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: grumpygresh

Hurray, the Soros Fan Club is here!


50 posted on 02/20/2014 10:06:41 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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