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Ukraine Crisis: Protesters Declare Donetsk 'Republic' (ruled by Supreme Soviet)
The BBC ^ | Monday, April 7, 2014

Posted on 04/07/2014 5:31:32 AM PDT by kristinn

Pro-Russian protesters who seized the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine are reported to have declared a "people's republic".

Footage online showed a Russian speaker telling the assembly "I proclaim the creation of the sovereign state of the People's Republic of Donetsk."

The rebels are reported to have called a referendum on forming a new republic.

Earlier on Monday, protesters seized state security buildings in both Donetsk and Luhansk.

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From the Wall Street Journal:

On Monday, the occupying protesters proclaimed the creation of the "Donetsk People's Republic," ruled by the self-declared "Supreme Soviet," the Interfax news agency reported. The protesters later voted to call a referendum in the next month on declaring independence, Interfax said. It wasn't clear whether they had enough support to impose their demands, however.

Russia's state-run Rossiya-24 news network covered the event live, while Interfax reported that Ukrainian media were kept out of the building. One of the protest leaders read an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying, "We appeal to you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, as our only defender. Without your support, without the support of Russia, it will be difficult for us to hold out against the junta on our own."

The crowd chanted, "Putin, Putin," according to the Russian broadcast. Russian officials, as well as opponents of the government in Kiev, refer to it the "junta."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: agitprop; antifascistprotests; banderas; donetsk; ikraine; ntsa; obama; obamao; olehtyahnybok; pravysektor; putin; rightsector; russia; stepanbanderas; svoboda; tyahnybok; ukraine

1 posted on 04/07/2014 5:31:32 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

So, which of the state capitols will the 0bama-commie-zombies seize first? I think they’ll pick an easy target first, like California.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 5:39:15 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: kristinn

Putinism is malignant and spreading fast. We have multiple occurrences even here on FR.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Samogon

Current events bring out surprising points of view, and yet they should not be surprising.

We are looking at our own sin. Don’t trust princes.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 5:59:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Oh, it’s all our fault? Umm, I don’t think so. Don’t be a fool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_measures

https://www.iwp.edu/news_publications/detail/divide-and-conquer-the-kgb-disinformation-campaign-against-ukrainians-and-jews

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/how-the-russians-practice-disinformation/


5 posted on 04/07/2014 6:13:06 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa

Oh, all of us have faults. That’s why we get Putin fans and other fans of weird things from time to time.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 6:14:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kristinn

Who started this mess anyways?


7 posted on 04/07/2014 6:19:48 AM PDT by McGruff (Want to hurt Mozilla? Don't use Firefox's search bar. That is their money maker.)
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To: kristinn

“Pro-Russian protesters who seized the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine are reported to have declared a “people’s republic”. “

LOL ! Buddies of “Christian”, “conservative” and what’s not, Vlad I the shirtless. I’m sure the shirtless is going to “liberate” them from Monsanto Nazis/neo-cons/sodomite EU/CFR and all.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 6:24:00 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: McGruff

Rothschilds ?


9 posted on 04/07/2014 6:24:38 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: McGruff
Who started this mess anyways?

The Ukrainians, for overthrowing Putin's stooge, Yanukovich, for trying to install himself as dictator-for-life. After all, an elected official should be able to abolish freedom of speech and freedom of assembly - isn't that what elections are all about, to select the lifetime dictator of one's choice, once? (sarcasm alert)

10 posted on 04/07/2014 7:03:04 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Samogon

Blame me for it... but you have to ask yourself why the Kiev regime is fast losing ground in the eastern half of the country. Its considered illegitimate.

And it and its Western partners have a big problem. One that won’t be overcome by blaming Russia and it won’t be solved through the use of force.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 7:44:24 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kristinn

Ukraine trusted western liberals.

Sucks to be them. :)


12 posted on 04/07/2014 8:54:32 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Samogon
Putinism is malignant and spreading fast. We have multiple occurrences even here on FR.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: Tzimisce
Ukraine trusted western liberals.

"You f'd up, you trusted us."

14 posted on 04/07/2014 9:03:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

The Soviets relocated native Russians to Ukraine/Crimea. Who does the Soviets send to the most sensitive areas, the border, nuclear plants, research areas...etc? => They send the most zealous communists and these are their sons.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 9:17:32 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: McGruff
Who started this mess anyways?

the disease

the cure

16 posted on 04/07/2014 9:26:33 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: kristinn

Oh and of course we need to get involved, yes? Because we`re broke when it comes to Obozo but flush with funds for policing the world?


17 posted on 04/07/2014 10:34:47 AM PDT by nomad
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