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....
Ooooh. This is now a civil war. Ouch.
I was just waiting for somebody to post that, thanks for beating them to the punch
I wasn’t being sarcastic. This from 2004:
Only the Soviets ever thought this could be one country.
Lviv is pretty close to Krakow and Warsaw. Only a couple hundred miles I believe.
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.
...and Obama is sending a strongly worded “time-out” letter.
“I wasnt being sarcastic. This from 2004:
So your sources for the anti-russia conspiracy angle are Pravda and Russia Today? I’ll take that under consideration.
What’s the Muslim population like in Ukrain?
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).
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.
No velvet here. It will be a sandpaper revolution.
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.)
The Ukrainian Army is culturally, if not ethnically, Russian. If ordered to "exert national control and suppress the criminal gangs" THEY WILL DO SO.
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.
Snipers (on both sides), 100 dead, Ukrainian athletes withdrawing from Sochi.
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.
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.
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.
Yep. Love ZH.
That pretty much sums up the Syrian situation as well. Pipelines.
Soros is behind the faux rebels.
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.
you knew before release of info ... Good Hunting.
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.
Clearly, there must be some mastermind pulling the strings. Why else wouldn’t the peace-loving Ukrainians welcome the loving embrace of Mother Russia?
Hurray, the Soros Fan Club is here!