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Ukraine Parliament Moves Swiftly to Dismantle Presidentís Government
NYT ^ | FEB. 23, 2014 | By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

Posted on 02/23/2014 10:39:13 AM PST by 1rudeboy

KIEV, Ukraine — A day after President Viktor F. Yanukovych fled the Ukrainian capital and was removed from power by a unanimous vote in Parliament, lawmakers moved swiftly on Sunday to dismantle the remaining vestiges of his government by firing top cabinet members, including the foreign minister.

With Parliament, led by the speaker, Oleksandr V. Turchynov, firmly in control of the federal government — if not yet the country as a whole — lawmakers began an emergency session on Sunday by adopting a law restoring state ownership of Mr. Yanukovych’s opulent presidential palace, which he had privatized.

Parliament voted to grant Mr. Turchynov authority to carry out the duties of the president of Ukraine, adding to his authority to lead the government that lawmakers had approved on Saturday.

Beyond that, Parliament did not take any further action to appoint interim leaders, but speculation about an immediate major role for the freed former prime minister, Yulia V. Tymoshenko, was squashed on Saturday afternoon when she issued a statement asking not to be considered for the post again.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: oleksandrturchynov; revolution; russia; tyranny; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; ukraineparliment; viktoryanukovich; yanukovych; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 02/23/2014 10:39:13 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; STARWISE; ...

And that, my friends, is a pretty good example of how the people overcome tyranny.

Resist!! Do not submit!! Do not comply!!

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!

We are the resistance!!


2 posted on 02/23/2014 10:45:30 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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3 posted on 02/23/2014 10:48:32 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jim Robinson

AMen!

“.... Mr. Yanukovych’s opulent presidential palace, which he had privatized....”

Id hope that our own tyrant...in chief..would not at any point consider “privatizing The Whitehouse.

Who knew that such inspiration could from such a place.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 10:49:57 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: RedMDer

When the people fear the government, you have tyranny.

When the government fears the people, we have Liberty!!


5 posted on 02/23/2014 10:50:03 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Amen.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 10:50:53 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 1rudeboy
I don't know about all of this.

I was all in favor...and then this morning I saw that John McCain had been over there in the middle of the protests.

I do not trust that man or his puppet masters.

7 posted on 02/23/2014 10:50:59 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

We’ll see what ultimately shakes out.

Remember, the Bolsheviks didn’t immediately take power after the Tsar abdicated. We have yet to see who the real winner will be.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 10:52:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson
and that is a pretty good example of how a people overcome tyranny

I hope and pray that the people of the Ukraine can establish a democratic, stable, independent country. I would think one of their biggest challenges will be to rid themselves of those elements that have other agendas.

9 posted on 02/23/2014 10:54:28 AM PST by grania
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Could go either way, as almost always is the case. McCain will have little to do with it.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 10:54:51 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Jim Robinson
100%!!!
11 posted on 02/23/2014 10:58:39 AM 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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Are you saying you are in favor of the Ukranian rebels? Or are you simply saying that civil unrest sometimes yields results?

I tend to be against the protestors as I think if I were a Ukranian I would want my home heated by real Russian natural gas as opposed to the non-existent natural gas that the EU can provide. Of course memories of the 1920s might take a while to fade away...


12 posted on 02/23/2014 11:02:50 AM PST by impimp
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To: ponygirl

McCain was confused. There is no Muslim Brotherhood in the Ukraine.


13 posted on 02/23/2014 11:06:42 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
There is no Muslim Brotherhood in the Ukraine.

Yet.

14 posted on 02/23/2014 11:07:15 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you, and thank God for the United States.

Now if more of the U.S. (the people in it) could better recognize what we have here in comparison to most other places (and I'm not speaking of material wealth) and how and why it came to be (and what the alternatives really are) I'll be not so inclined towards praying "beam me up-- I'm surrounded by IDIOTS!"

15 posted on 02/23/2014 11:07:24 AM PST by BlueDragon (they are wearing me out...I'm getting tired.)
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Yanukovych hiding in a bunker?...
with 650 million dollars in cash.
http://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/viktor-janukowitsch/versteckt-sich-janukowitsch-in-einem-bunker-wenig-fluchtmoeglichkeiten-34804660.bild.html
16 posted on 02/23/2014 11:08:25 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: impimp

Obviously we don’t know where this is going to lead, but step one was getting rid of the corrupt government. Appears to me the people took this on themselves. Don’t know if foreign powers are involved, but no doubt Russia, Europe and the US are not disinterested parties. I’m praying the people and independence win out.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 11:08:45 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Exactly right, sir!


18 posted on 02/23/2014 11:09:09 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: impimp

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little [heat] deserve neither liberty nor [heat].”


19 posted on 02/23/2014 11:09:13 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: impimp
I tend to be against the protestors as I think if I were a Ukranian I would want my home heated by real Russian natural gas as opposed to the non-existent natural gas that the EU can provide.

That's the freedom loving spirit. The comfort of natural gas from a tyrant.

20 posted on 02/23/2014 11:11:10 AM PST by FreeReign
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