Skip to comments.Ukraine’s Leader Flees Palace as Protesters Widen Control
Posted on 02/22/2014 7:20:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
KIEV, Ukraine An opposition unit took control of the presidential palace outside Kiev on Saturday, as leaders in Parliament said Ukraines president, Viktor F. Yanukovych, had fled the capital a day after a deal was reached aimed at ending the countrys spiral of violence.
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Also, newly released former PM Julia Tymoshenko to address or speak at the Independence square where the protests have been going on. (Also gleaned from the streamer on the Ukranian Channel and translated for me.)
Putin is waiting for the Olympics to end before he makes his move(invasion)
I don’t think he will. The bloodshed required to put Yanukovych back in power now - especially now that the Ukrainian Rada has dismissed him as President - would be horrific.
And it would also be met with massive armed resistance from the Ukrainians themselves, who have no desire to become a Russian vassal state. They, like the Czechs before them, want the Russians to **** off back to Russia and stay there.
This is major slap in the face to Putin, and for that, I say, “Well done, Ukraine.”
Putin is Stalin 2.0, nothing more.
Private Zoo, incredible car museum, golf course, and a trail of burned and half-burned documents left behind as Yanukovych fled Kiev.
Russia's Black Sea fleet at Sevastopol in Crimea and the Caspian Sea-west Siberian oil and gas lines under control of the EU?
Minute by minute live blogging : http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-5-yanukovych-topples/
OUTSTANDING! Screw the pro-Putin oligarchs who terrorized and continued to impoverish the Ukraine.
Good one. When did the loons get so common here?
The corrupt pols of the EU were looking a little weak in recent years compared to the corrupt pols here in the US, Putin in Russian and the jihadists in the ME. But with this EU power play in the Ukraine the corrupt pols of the EU are back in the game.
Also understand that just because the EU got their way with the revolution in the Ukraine, doesn't mean that the revolution was entirely theirs.
I thought the parliament was 450 members. Did the rest of them flee, too?
I don't think that will happen.
But I do think that the revolutionaries waited until the Olympics started.
Apparently they have fled the country. There were close to 100 flights on charter jets out of Kyiv a couple of days ago, so it looks like they either flew the coop, switched sides, or went into hiding or exile in Russia.
Peays for the folks!
This is a HUGE DEAL!
The tribe has spoken.
Thanks for the update!
Surely others can identify what's visible here better than I can:
Here’s a good pic. Sniper forced to kneel to memorial of Ukranians he shot. I’ll bet he is Russian speaking not Ukranian. https://twitter.com/Revolutionpic/status/437247482456965121/photo/1
They still think Russia is run by Stalin...and Krueschev...and Gorby...and that it's still a communist country.
All I've been hearing lately IN THE PRESS is a lot of stories about "Bad Russia".
It's almost as if Obama owns the media. ;-)