Skip to comments.UKRAINE IS UNITED: President Turchynovís address to the people of Ukraine
Posted on 04/13/2014 7:16:59 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Address of the Acting President of Ukraine, Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov to the People of Ukraine
Dear fellow citizens!
Today is a great Christian holiday the day of our Lords entry into Jerusalem. When he entered the city, all greeted him with Hosannas and threw clothing and palm branches under his feet. And in a few days, these same people demanded his crucifixion.
Unfortunately, today this celebration is marred by aggression and blood. One day ago, coordinated terrorist troops of the Russian Federation seized control of police and other administrative buildings in several cities of the Donetsk Oblast.
This event was especially dangerous in the city of Slovyansk, where professionally trained criminals dressed in Russian camouflage and armed with Russian automatic weapons did their work.
This morning they fired automatic weapons on the column of law enforcement units that were responsible for defending citizens on this festive Sunday. These criminals let out a barrage of fire while hiding behind a living shield of local residents, who had been deceived by Russian propaganda.
During this operation, the captain of the special Alpha unit of Interior Services, Hennadiy Bilichenko, was killed. The commander of the Alpha unit Colonel Kuznetsov and colonel Kuksa of the Security Services were seriously injured. Also injured was Selikhov, an employee of Interior Services.
The blood of Ukrainian heroes was shed for our land, for our one and only, sovereign, indivisible Ukraine.
Blood was shed in a war conducted against Ukraine by the Russian Federation. The aggressor does not stop and continues to organize unrest in the East of our country.
This is not a war between Ukrainians. This is an artificially created confrontation designed to weaken and destroy Ukraine itself. Eventually, however, it will weaken our enemies. Russia today is condemned by the entire civilized world. We have done everything to avoid casualties, but we are prepared to resist all attempts at invasion, destabilization, and armed terrorist attacks.
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has decided to launch a large-scale anti-terrorist operation jointly with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We will not allow Russia to repeat the Crimean scenario in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
Those who have not fired on our security forces and who agree to put down their arms and vacate administrative buildings by Monday morning, will be amnestied. I have signed a decree to give guarantees against the implementation of appropriate punishment for past actions.
We are ready to consider granting significant empowerment to the regions and to implement broad reforms for greater local self-government as well as the renewal of local government.
However, anyone who engages in armed struggle against our country in support of the aggressors will not escape punishment and responsibility.
I appeal to all fellow citizens in the East of our country. Do not become tools in a cynical and foreign war against your own country. Do not support those who wish to destroy peace and tranquility and who are thrusting your region into the abyss of economic catastrophe, the abyss of civil conflict.
I appeal to those who want to protect Ukraine. It is essential not to destabilize the situation in Ukraine and not to collaborate with the enemy and his agents, whose sole purpose is to disrupt the elections, to overthrow the government, and to create chaos and lawlessness.
I appeal to every Ukrainian. In the face of foreign aggression, we must unite. We must all do everything possible so that we put an end to the panic and stop dragging society into civil conflict. Only together, certain of each others support, will we overcome all our current problems. I believe that will happen.
May God bless Ukraine and each one of us.
April 13, 2014
Prayers, prayers for the people in Ukraine.
Sounds like he has conceded the Crimea once and for all. Perhaps I misunderstand and/or the translation if not accurate.
I love the Christian underpinnings of his argument.
I think Russia is uniting Europe against Putin.
God save Ukraine!
I think America has overthrown an elected leader again. It’s been working out so well, lets keep doing it.
There is a reason why Eastern Ukrainians speak Russian.
Yeah. Because Russia occupied that area for about 300 years, suppressed the language and culture and brought in ethnic Russians when they starved and deported the Ukrainians living there.
Russia will roll in and take the east and south of Ukraine...simply no contest against the pitiful Ukraine army.
Western Ukraine will implode and become nothing but a hopeless basket case surviving on handouts from the US taxpayers.
Russia will warn against the western part of Ukraine joining EU or allowing any foreign forces to be placed on their soil.... they will comply.
If EU gives Russia a hard time they will pay through the nose for less gas than they need to survive. The gas ration will be cut but the income for Russia will increase. This is what happens when you let enviroweenies get you into such a dependent state.
Of course, it is possible that an incompetent like Obama will do something stupid. If he does, Russia and China will retaliate by sinking the US dollar as the worlds reserve currency. Then we will all be dirt poor and pitiful :-( We are not in good shape financially. OR it could mean WW3
These are the things that will happen..they are not what I wish for. I wish we had stayed out of Ukraine’s affairs. None of this would be happening.
So allowing Eastern Ukrainians the vote on separating from Ukraine should be a shoe in to unite Ukraine. We stand for Democracy, lets show our support.
Yeah the time to have stayed out of Ukrainian affairs was when we talked them into surrendering the 3 rd largest nuclear arsenal on the planet based on OUR guarantees.
Sure. Just get all the Spetznaz and Russian agents out and we can discus it.
They were/are too unstable to have a large portion of the old USSR’s nuclear arsenal. That is why we wanted them out of Ukraine.
We had the option of sending election observers to Crimea. The US decided they didn’t have the right to hold elections and so we didn’t send observers.
Yeah, because the referendum was so wonderful. The “Prime Minister,” by the way, was a member of a fringe party with only 3 members. He became PM by walking into the Crimean Rada followed by guys carrying machine guns and grenade launchers, and then having a “vote,” and miraculously getting ‘yea’ votes from members of the rada who were not even present. Then the vote itself, which took place under the watchful gaze of Russia’s SS, with people getting carried off and beaten, one or two people’s bodies being found tortured and executed out in the forest, was accomplished through child voting, pre-filled in ballots, and total control of the media.
Yeah that’s democracy Russia style!
I think Stalin murdered 10 million Ukrainians during holmodor.
I don’t think Putin will find the world receptive to this latest expansion. His tyranny is doomed.
Russians can leave Ukraine and go back to mother Russia. No one is forcing them to stay.
So we suckered them, is that it?
Thanks for that link!
Yes, exactly...and rightly so.
Maybe because Eastern Ukrainians were not allowed to speak their own language under the Czar. And the commies imported lots of Russians speakers
This whole thing is probably a Russian false flag operation.
Nice try, the south and west are a majority ethnic Ukrainian even though the majority speaks Russian. The area that is attached to Crimea is only about 15% Russian. Putin just might lose a fair vote.
Europe is very frightened by Putin. They’re like Kerry in that they believe war is archaic. They’ve bet on that with low defense spending. So they’re shocked by Putin’s recklessness.
How many million Ukranians did the Russians starve to death in a deliberate and methodical way?
Shame. You do know that Ukraine helped us with combat troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan? We should feel so proud. We F#cked a people who were thought we were their friends. And you think it’s funny.
I don’t think it’s funny...I’m just very happy they don’t have nuclear weapons....they are way too unstable.
Anyone that wishes they had nukes is plain nuts.
Yes. But the Russians they are so stable.....lol.
That's where it's beyond belief the way the Kiev thugs have handled things. If they had a popular vote immediately after Crimea became part of Russia, I'd think they would've won. Why? All of those Crimean pro-Russian votes would be gone. Even before that, I wonder if there would've been a problem at all if they hadn't almost immediately removed Russian as an official language.
And now they're getting loans they can never pay back from the IMF and US to pay the higher prices for gas, rather than behaving like a sensible nation that could benefit economically from being the buffer between Russia and EU.
I doubt they could govern any worse than they're doing.
The can never be a fair vote because of past Soviet Russian policies of exiling Ukrainians and importing Russians into Ukraine.
This is the legacy and result of a tyrannical state. And now we sit and watch Putin slurpers, instructing Ukraine how to be “reasonable”, after Russia illegally annexes sovereign land of Ukraine.
This is a joke...as is the Russian propaganda.
That's why so many of us object to the invasion of the US. In a fair vote, those from other places can win if they become too numerous. The Ukranian reality is the people who are citizens now. From the outside, it looks like the thug gov in Kiev is doing everything wrong if they want to win them over.
Look at it this way. 400 years ago almost everyone in North America was a native American Indian. Do they have rights to run the country now? Of course not. The people who are citizens do the voting.
Yes, the slurping of Putin continues.
Russia is totally wrong, so deflect to other issues.
This ignoramus propaganda may work in information controlled places like Russia and Serbia, but not here on FR. Only the small 5 percent of useful idiots.
The Kiev government can't turn back the clock. But why did they do everything imaginable to alienate so much of the population?
None of this would've happened if (1) the Kiev thugs didn't abolish Russian as an official language or then (2) held a popular vote as soon as possible after Crimea was gone, before they messed up again.
Take the time to wipe the slurp off your face and think.
I’m sure you are smart enough to see your weak deflections.
This is pretty simple. Russia illegally annexed the land of a sovereign nation. Now, Russia is instigating the BS in Eastern Ukraine and has sent in Russian paramilitary to take Ukrainian government buildings.
That is the issue. These illegal actions.
Yah MUCH better we gave those nukes to Putin.
Your Putin slurping is obvious in your referring to the people who threw out a corrupt murdering puppet as thugs.
“Russia is the great evil because they did bad things in the past” Says the country that cleared a continent of inhabitants that stood in their way of free land. Free land that they said their god had provided for them.
Said the country that put people on trains to assist in breaking the spirit of the resistance by indiscriminately slaughtering the remaining buffalo and letting them rot in great piles. The natives deprived of food and starving looked at the piles of rotting meat and wondered at the heart of the people that were capable of this.|
Those we didn’t kill we drove to reservations with promises of food and land. Some of the promised land, we actually kept our word. The promised food didn’t come. We then allowed enterprising businessmen to poison the remaining broken survivors with alcohol.
We took the remaining children the natives had away from them. We took the children that didn’t die on forced marches or die of starvation so we could make them “civilized”.
Have you seen this video? It sheds a little light on the idea that borders will never change.
Russia is instigating the BS in Eastern Ukraine and has sent in Russian paramilitary to take Ukrainian government buildings.
It’s state sponsored terrorism. The tin pot Czar is pulling a page from the North Korean playbook. Disgusting.
Baghdad Bob wouldn't even try that line.
The Clinton Administration....The "Gift" that keeps on giving.
> One day ago, coordinated terrorist troops of the Russian Federation seized control of police and other administrative buildings in several cities of the Donetsk Oblast. This event was especially dangerous in the city of Slovyansk, where professionally trained criminals dressed in Russian camouflage and armed with Russian automatic weapons did their work. This morning they fired automatic weapons on the column of law enforcement units that were responsible for defending citizens on this festive Sunday. These criminals let out a barrage of fire while hiding behind a living shield of local residents, who had been deceived by Russian propaganda.
Russia is the great evil because they did bad things in the past
Present day. Russia annexing land illegally is supported by all conservatives...never.
Are snipers used to create a crisis for a false flag event supported by conservatives? And there was no investigation to find out who the snipers were? Really?
Wonder how much support the “appointed” leadership will have once the Ukrainians get the bill for their EU membership? When they find out the EU has enough wagon riders already and are need of more people to pull? Better get those elections done quickly before they mail that invoice.
Our government is pulling cards from the bottom of their own house of cards. They are thinking they are still the biggest and baddest country on the planet. Our foreign policy is driving China, Russia and likely India into an economy where the dollars in no longer needed. Once the house of cards goes poof, you had better hope you have converted the dollars to something you can eat, trade or items to protect what you have.
Both sides produce propaganda. Did you notice the source of this thread? PR firm needed to get the story out?
Euromaidan PR ^ | April 13, 2014 | ->>>Acting<<<- President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov
I used to know who the good guys and bad guys were. At least I thought I did until my government in the United States of America began to no longer know what the truth was and every word was a lie. Our government is busy replacing leaders and installing the ones they think are good. How would they know what good is when so many things they do are so evil?
Treasury Secretary Lew Announces Signing Of $1 Billion U.S. Loan Guarantee Agreement For Ukraine
WASHINGTON Today, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced the signing of a $1 billion loan guarantee agreement for Ukraine. This guarantee, when completed, will complement the Government of Ukraine’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) reform program and underscores the United States’ commitment to Ukraine.
(Did they pass the IMF reform to find out what was in it?)
“The Ukrainian people have demonstrated tremendous courage as they have charted an independent course for their country and demanded a government that truly reflects the will of the people. The United States has been at the forefront of building international support for Ukraine, and holding Russia accountable for its violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and destabilizing action,” said Secretary Lew in his remarks at the U.S. Treasury Department today. “I would like to congratulate Minister Shlapak on the progress he and his team have made in putting in place a comprehensive economic reform program together with the IMF. The United States very much wants to see Ukraine prosper, and we will continue to stand with the Ukrainian people as they move forward to realize their long-held aspirations.”
The $1 billion loan guarantee is part of a U.S. bilateral assistance package that also includes technical assistance to help Ukraine return to a path of economic recovery.
(We’re damned awesome when it comes to showing other countries how to do economic recoveries!)
This loan guarantee will bolster the Government of Ukraine’s ability to provide critical services as it implements reforms, while protecting the most vulnerable Ukrainian households from the impact of the necessary economic adjustment.
(Wait, there will be economic adjustments? Which way are you adjusting our economy? Up, right? Right?)
Secretary Lew and Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak held a bilateral meeting before today’s announcement to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine and Ukraine’s progress on its economic reform plan.
(This is free right?)
The United States will continue to urge its international partners to take immediate steps to bolster the IMF assistance package and move forward with bilateral aid and technical assistance.
Russian GRU shooting at a police car. One injured http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-otBa6nJ4cw
“Are snipers used to create a crisis for a false flag event supported by conservatives? And there was no investigation to find out who the snipers were? “
Only a Jack Boot licker or a total ignoramus would need an investigation to see the obvious. Which are you?
They didn’t seem to want an investigation. Not one of the snipers was caught. No pictures of the snipers.
Why is an appointed “president” deciding the fate of the Ukrainians by making deals with the EU and the IMF? Shouldn’t they have elections so that the people have some say before they are consigned into servitude to the IMF?
I think it was Lutsenko (former minister of the Internal Affairs) that gave a figure of a thousand Berkut soldiers who left the country. Very many were from Crimea, they were getting Russian passports after they fled from Kiev. Very brotherly from the Russians.
No pictures of the snipers.
Could've sworn I saw a sniper here