Skip to comments.Ukraine protests after Yanukovych EU deal rejection [ Cites Reasons; from Nov 2013]
Posted on 02/20/2014 7:26:14 PM PST by PieterCasparzen
Some 10,000 Demonstrators in Independence Square carried Ukrainian and EU flags late on Friday and chanted "Ukraine is Europe".
Mr Yanukovych, who attended an EU summit in Lithuania on Friday cited pressure from Russia for his decision.
"The times of limited sovereignty are over in Europe," said European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso after a summit in Lithuania, at which provisional accords were reached with Georgia and Moldova.
"We will conduct massive protest actions in all of Ukraine. They must witness our strength," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk, an ally of Yulia Tymoshenko.
"If we had signed, we would have opened our borders and killed our own manufacturers," Anatoliy Bliznyuk, an MP from Mr Yanukovych's Regions Party, told the Reuters news agency.
EU leaders said in a statement that they "strongly" disapproved of Moscow's pressure on Ukraine not to sign - while Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the EU of "blackmail".
"I see this as a defeat for Ukraine," said Lithuania's President, Dalia Grybauskaite. "The current choice of the Ukrainian leadership means putting limits on the Ukrainian people's chances of achieving a better life."
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How Much Money Did Ukraine Lose When It Nixed The EU Deal?
which has a link to a pdf of a document describing the actual trade deal.
Putin is pumping money into Ukraine to keep them out of the EU. Soon he will be pumping troops in to destroy any protestors
>>>Putin is pumping money into Ukraine to keep them out of the EU. Soon he will be pumping troops in to destroy any protestors<<<
There won’t be any Russian troops. Any possible development in this crisis plays for Russia’s hand right now.
yeah right just like no Russian troops went into Georgia
>>>yeah right just like no Russian troops went into Georgia<<<
Situation is indeed very different. Ukrainian army is mostly pro-Russian, unlike the Georgian military.
Join the corrupt Statist Beast System EU or the Oligarchy of Putin.
The EU isn’t going to attack any army in the Ukraine. The Russians have a fairly loyal army in house already.
Nonsense. Anything to support this?
>>>Situation is indeed very different. Ukrainian army is mostly pro-Russian,
Nonsense. Anything to support this?<<<
Interior troops and police are all backing this toad Yanukovich so far.
Depends where they’re from. For ex. Berkut from W. Ukraine stayed home
Also, you can’t start calling Yanek a toad, you picked him over the protesters, so stick to it.
>>Depends where theyre from. For ex. Berkut from W. Ukraine stayed home<<
For reasons mentioned above.
>>Also, you cant start calling Yanek a toad, you picked him over the protesters, so stick to it.<<
To be honest I never liked him too much, but the way he is handling this crisis is just awful, so I don’t like him at all right now.
You would have liked him to take a tougher stand, instead of a hundred dead, you’d like to see 1000, is that it?
Don’t troll me, Mazepa, I still like you, yet.
In my opinion a qualified president is not the one who allows this mess to start in the first place, let alone to develop it into a bloodbath.
Yanukovich is certainly tried to take both seats at once.
Translation for those not familiar with the language: a pro-government news site reported that there was widespread looting in Lviv, accompanied by pictures. When they were called out that this is false and that the pictures used were stock photos from 2009 Moldova, the editor shrugged it off, saying that time will tell.
The article then describes the reaction of government supporters (that yes, the report is false but the Banderites are capable of that) and wonders if it's even possible to counter this type of indoctrination.
Both sides are wagging the dog. What makes this story any special? Are you in Lviv yourself?
Love the name of the news site - The Facts, lol