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Parliament impeaches Yanukovych, even as he defiantly promises not to resign or leave Ukraine
Kyiv Post ^ | 2/22/2014 | Kyiv Post

Posted on 02/22/2014 4:18:15 PM PST by Dallas59

Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem.

Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem.

Rumors swirled earlier in the day that he had resigned, but in a pre-recorded video interview, the defiant president said: “I am not planning to leave the country. I am the legitimate president and I am not going to resign.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; ukraineparliment; ukraineriots; viktoryanukovich; yanukovych; yanukovychimpeached
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1 posted on 02/22/2014 4:18:15 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

“I am not planning to leave the country. I am the legitimate president and I am not going to resign.”

Don’t you know that’s what Obama would say...


2 posted on 02/22/2014 4:21:04 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dallas59
That's not how the impeachment process works.

This was a coup.

They're making up their own rules.

3 posted on 02/22/2014 4:21:56 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Dallas59

Can we get the GOPe give a consultant contract to those guys in the Ukraine rather than Rove?


4 posted on 02/22/2014 4:22:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Dallas59

Fascinating.

Makes me wonder if a high profile political figure would make similar statements in the November 2016-January 2017 time frame.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 4:22:36 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Sacajaweau

Save yourself some time next, and simply type “waah.”


6 posted on 02/22/2014 4:25:03 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Yanukovych was a corrupt Kremlin toady; that he’s gone should be a cause for celebration to anyone that has even the tiniest modicum of a desire for freedom.

Is some of the Ukrainian opposition perfect? Untainted by corruption? No, they’re not. They’re not perfect, and no one could say they are by any stretch of the imagination.

But what’s forgotten is that the Ukrainian people have no desire to live under the heel of the Russian boot. The majority of them want to be free of any direct Russian control. Does that mean they wish to be in the EU? I’m sure quite a few of them do; but that matter will be settled by the Ukrainian people. They are a sovereign and free nation, and their future is their own to decide.

Living as I have for a decade in what was a former Soviet satellite state, the opinion of the people here regarding the Russians is exceedingly low. It is quite fair to say that the Russians are universally despised. While most Czechs are quite amenable to the idea of trade and good relations with the Russian government, at the same time they view them as what they are - imperialists with ravenous ambitions.

Goodbye to Yanukovych, and good riddance to bad rubbish. I pray that the Ukrainian people will have the wisdom to carefully contemplate their future and their place in Europe, and decide accordingly.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 4:36:05 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Sacajaweau

You work for Putin or Kenyan?


8 posted on 02/22/2014 4:38:36 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Of course there’s a significant probability that the new boss will be the same as the old boss. What should be mystifying is the preference for the old boss by people who nominally are expressing their opinions on their way to a Tea Party rally.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 4:43:50 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Sacajaweau

Concurring bump.

The neo-liberal presstitutes will go to great lengths to explain it away, but the facts are what was done wasn’t legal or constitutional.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 4:44:45 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I appreciate your first hand knowledge in this post. Thanks.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 4:45:57 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: tet68

Had the same thoughts ,


12 posted on 02/22/2014 4:47:47 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: mac_truck

Revolutions are rarely “legal,” on this planet.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 4:49:54 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: piroque

At least Nixon loved this country enough to resign,
I wouldn’t bet on Obama, his loyalties are elsewhere.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 4:51:34 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I am amazed, too, that there are quite a few Putin’s fans lurking here. The Ukraine developments sure made some people show their true colors. that or a complete ignorance of the region and the fact that Putya is pure KGB and the KGB never really went away.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 4:52:44 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: Dallas59
listen stooopid, that's no longer your call to make... buh bye


16 posted on 02/22/2014 4:54:06 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks
They've been here all along. You only get to see their true "colors" whenever something doesn't break Russia's way, or Russia does something questionable (e.g., the invasion of Georgia).

Factor into the mix that Putin (recently) learned how to play some people for suckers, and it's an interesting mix.

17 posted on 02/22/2014 4:57:02 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Of course there’s a significant probability that the new boss will be the same as the old boss.
_____________________________

The cynic in me long ago to the conclusion that sadly, that’s the way of the world. I simply cannot fathom the ‘Putin-love’ I see. If someone were to go to a pub in Prague, or Brno or elsewhere and say, “I think Putin is the best leader ever! I wish I lived in Russia!” that person would most likely be mercilessly mocked as an imbecile, or find themselves being served a knuckle sandwich by an enraged Czech who lost a loved one to the Russians during the 1968 invasion.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 4:57:11 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Sacajaweau

With the direction Russia is moving in, versus the direction western Europe is moving ( gay right, Muslim appeasement, abortion, etc., it seems to be a tough call here for me. I know history is against the Russians in terms of the horrible atrocities they committed in Ukraine.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 5:00:23 PM PST by power2 (JMJ)
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To: power2
With the direction Russia is moving in, versus the direction western Europe is moving ( gay right, Muslim appeasement, abortion, etc., it seems to be a tough call here for me.

Well, it's hard for me to root against the guys smashing the Lenin statue. Maybe Ukraine can go it alone, or at least ply'emoff against each other.
20 posted on 02/22/2014 5:02:41 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yeah...I guess I’ve got to support that too. Hopefully the western European down word spiral will not infect them if they are successful breaking away. Poland seems to be standing strong for traditional values while in the EU sphere.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 5:06:26 PM PST by power2 (JMJ)
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks; AnAmericanAbroad
Both of you are relatively new here (he says, leaning on his cane), but the group of FReepers I fondly refer to as the Borscht Brigade came into their own during Clinton's bombing of Kosovo during the late 1990's. For obvious reasons, they found a sympathetic ear here. These guys are Russian revanchists, pure and simple. You just have to wait for an event such as this one to see it.

It's gotten to the point where I can guess the author of a comment before seeing who wrote it.

22 posted on 02/22/2014 5:09:22 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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23 posted on 02/22/2014 5:09:33 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: mac_truck

Neither was what your buddy Yanukovych was doing...

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but this act of Parliament corrects at least one wrong.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 5:10:53 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: 1rudeboy

“Borscht Brigade”....I love it!

Thanks for the info.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 5:12:05 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: power2

I don’t think Russia is moving in any direction. It is stuck where it has always been. They did the homo propaganda thing right but it reminds me of the broken clock being right twice a day.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 5:12:32 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: 1rudeboy

As the saying goes they haven’t forgotten anything old, and have not learned anything new. BTW, it goes for any old Eastern European commie, not just the Russian variety.


27 posted on 02/22/2014 5:16:09 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: Dallas59

7 Cool Political Maps That Show How Old Historical Events Still Haunt The World Today
http://www.businessinsider.com/seven-maps-that-prove-that-history-is-forever-2013-9

Take a look at the Ukraine map. It looks like the political divide that exists there today dates back to the Kievan Rus of 882-1283.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kievan_Rus%27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etmRI2_9Q_A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5zskHDjp8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47kW2SAtdSE


28 posted on 02/22/2014 5:16:48 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

I heard that it’s a brigade sent here by some obscure blabbermouth radio host by the name of Alex Jones, but whoever is the source or the leader, they all recite and parrot the laughable mantra about evil conspiracies by George Soros (who is unknown in Ukraine) and the EU.

They gave a revolution and the fools missed it!


29 posted on 02/22/2014 5:18:55 PM 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: Sacajaweau

Are you a George Soros/Michael Savage conspiracy nut jobber?


30 posted on 02/22/2014 5:24:40 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Bump


31 posted on 02/22/2014 5:26:25 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

But he did try to leave, didn’t he, from Donetsk, attempting to bribe border guards, as you reported earlier.


32 posted on 02/22/2014 5:29:22 PM 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: Revolting cat!

That one there is funny. On some Eastern European forums the paid communist trolls call anyone who does not worship Putin and Mother Russia a sorosoid.


33 posted on 02/22/2014 5:33:09 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

Interesting. So, depending on the source of the parrots’ text Soros is either a Putinista or anti-Putinista.

It’s so easy to recruit useful idiots.


34 posted on 02/22/2014 5:37:00 PM 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: Revolting cat!
Is it possible that Alex Jones is pulling George Soros' strings?

Or maybe Jones is under the employ of Soros, and delivered to us in order to distract from what Soros is really up to?

/tinfoil nutjob

35 posted on 02/22/2014 5:41:07 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Dr. Sivana
Maybe Ukraine can go it alone, or at least ply'emoff against each other

Another notion is that the eastern half of Ukraine secedes over this attempted coup and is quickly recognized by Russia who sends in troops and cash. The western half of Ukraine falls into chaos as the main opposition parties fight over power, which leads the ultranationalists in the west to set up their own government in Lviv. Who knows maybe other countries like Lithuanaia and Poland pick up some of the remaining pieces.


36 posted on 02/22/2014 5:49:29 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck
Who knows maybe other countries like Lithuanaia and Poland pick up some of the remaining pieces.

Restore the Commonwealth!

37 posted on 02/22/2014 5:50:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy

If Soros is the Emperor who rules the world from behind the curtain, then I’ll certainly sign on with his forces. ‘Cause that’s where the money is, to quote a bank robber.


38 posted on 02/22/2014 5:50:27 PM 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: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Dallas59.


39 posted on 02/22/2014 5:57:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 1rudeboy

Alex Jones is actually Bill Hicks, who was secretly hired by George Soros in late 1993; after faking his death, Hicks went on to develop his “Alex Jones” persona, which itself is merely a way to distract us all from Soros’ machinations by making us all think that conspiracy theorists are raving wacko loons.

/tinfoil

Actually, there is a conspiracy theory out there that says that Alex Jones is, in reality, the late comedian Bill Hicks; that Hicks faked his 1994 death and became Alex Jones, and that it’s all some kind of meta-comedy.

Somewhat similar to the urban legend that Andy Kaufman faked his death.


40 posted on 02/22/2014 5:58:22 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: tet68

Just reported on FOX that he was hanging out in the Russian friendly section of the country. Olympics are over tomorrow. Paralympics start next week. Then Russia will get involved


41 posted on 02/22/2014 5:58:32 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes, but he was apparently unsuccessful in doing so.

Heh....maybe the bribe wasn’t big enough. :)


42 posted on 02/22/2014 5:59:26 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Sacajaweau

That’s an interesting assertion you’ve made.

How does the impeachment process work in Ukraine?


43 posted on 02/22/2014 6:01:53 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 1rudeboy

ROFL


44 posted on 02/22/2014 6:16:42 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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45 posted on 02/22/2014 6:20:23 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: Dallas59

“I am not planning to leave the country. I am the legitimate president and I am not going to resign.”

There must be a school where they teach all the little tyrants thisn phrase to use just before they flee the country.


46 posted on 02/22/2014 6:58:53 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dallas59

Why a new Ukraine is the Kremlin’s worst nightmare: The domino effect of democracy on Russia’s border threatens the entire system Putin has built since 2000 - and he will not let it go lightly
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-a-new-ukraine-is-the-kremlins-worst-nightmare-9146751.html


47 posted on 02/22/2014 7:01:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

If you think Ukraine is better to be under the failed EU, George Soros, Obama cronies, and every left-wing Free Trader Communist nutjob...

But, hey, the liberal media in this country thinks its OK...so I guess its OK, amirite?


48 posted on 02/22/2014 7:08:36 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Boy, you must be really steamed that the Ukrainians toppled all those Lenin statues.


49 posted on 02/22/2014 7:10:01 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I see our Free Republic resident Pinko Communist is at it again...


50 posted on 02/22/2014 7:11:49 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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