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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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To: BlueDragon

A European Conservative commentator said yesterday: “This is the kind of uprising that the people of the West are no longer capable of!”

Because don’t forget that the corrupt oligarchy of Ukraine had been democratically elected. Just like ours.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 11:13:36 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
The price of liberty.
41 minutes (youtube video).
22 posted on 02/23/2014 11:14:52 AM PST by No One Special
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To: dfwgator
Remember, the Bolsheviks didn’t immediately take power after the Tsar abdicated. We have yet to see who the real winner will be.

Wise words.

23 posted on 02/23/2014 11:18:10 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: dfwgator
I saw a map that's going around on Facebook that shows all the pipelines that run through Ukraine. So McCain is over there for the same reason he was in Syria, which is also Putin-controlled oil reserves. He's doing his damnedest to get us in the middle of another world war. Anything to prevent drilling for our own oil!

I don't know much about Ukraine, but I remember the former President over there who was poisoned. Yushchenko. I had always assumed what with the poisoning and all that he wasn't a fan of Putin. He was ousted in 2010. Apparently, he's also on the outs with this Yulia Tymoshenko that was just released from prison. Does anyone here know anything about her?

24 posted on 02/23/2014 11:19:52 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: No One Special

“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say ‘what should be the reward of such sacrifices?’ Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

Samuel Adams


25 posted on 02/23/2014 11:19:55 AM PST by No One Special
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To: Jim Robinson; mac_truck

Hey mac_truck. Why don’t you come over here at enlighten Jim about how kind and benevent your buddy Yanukovych was. How wrong we are to support those protestors fighting against him...


26 posted on 02/23/2014 11:20:58 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: No One Special

Watched that a couple days ago. Some pretty courageous people there. Armed with nothing but homemade shields and Molotov cocktails while taking on corrupt government snipers.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:31 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I think Putin is waiting for the Olympics to be over. Then he’s going to bring the hammer. It’s not going to be pretty.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:40 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Jeff Head

Amen Boss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSvj8F_Br4M

Posted by Jeff Head:

Watch this video. It is long, but it shows brave Ukrainian people advancing and making gains in the face of heavy fire and loss. Dragging their wounded and dead comrades out of the line of fire even as more go down. Would to God they had a whole bunch of our 300 million firearms in this country to return the heavy fire they were under. But they advanced just the same. Folks...this is what liberty and unalienable rights cost...a willingness to do what these people are doing. God bless them. God rest them. God help us remember what our own forefathers taught us and be willing to stand.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 11:22:54 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: dfwgator

Yep.

Alexander Kerensky spent most of the last 30 years of his life in the USA, and died here in 1970.


30 posted on 02/23/2014 11:23:11 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: impimp; Jim Robinson

natural gas is so much more important than freedom and stuff?


31 posted on 02/23/2014 11:23:16 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: No One Special

For all those think it can’t happen here, they should watch that.

Tough to watch...


32 posted on 02/23/2014 11:23:29 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: impimp

did you cringe or tear up when they tore down the Lenin statues?


33 posted on 02/23/2014 11:23:52 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Gives us hope for America.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 11:24:21 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: Jim Robinson
Some pretty courageous people there.

Amen to that.

35 posted on 02/23/2014 11:25:13 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: dfwgator
We have yet to see who the real winner will be.

I'd be willing to bet that Putin is not "watching a movie".

36 posted on 02/23/2014 11:25:50 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: No One Special
Such a great quote!! Especially this part...

" "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” "

37 posted on 02/23/2014 11:26:22 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good afternoon. I hope you are doing well.

We are the resistance!!

Remember, Rush said we were the genesis of the TEA party movement.

5.56mm

38 posted on 02/23/2014 11:27:26 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

LOL! Rush knows his history. We were the tea party before there was a tea party.

Resist!! Do not submit!!


39 posted on 02/23/2014 11:29:51 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I was impressed by the way they worked together to take care of their injured and dead.


40 posted on 02/23/2014 11:30:24 AM PST by No One Special
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