Skip to comments.Ukraine's Divisions Extend to East Itself
Posted on 04/25/2014 9:06:01 AM PDT by FreeReign
...But Donetsk, one of the largest cities in eastern Ukraine, is missing one element that proved vital to the success of the Kiev protests in toppling Ukraine's pro-Russian president: people.
Thousands of activists lived on Kiev's central square for three months, rising to tens of thousands at weekend rallies in the capital. By contrast, the movement here has never attracted more than a few thousand. Nowadays, the square in front of the assembly building often has only a few dozen stragglers.
...The west was the driving force behind Kiev protests that led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, a Donetsk native, in February. The majority in Donetsk reject the new government and want closer economic and cultural ties with Russia. But that doesn't mean they want to become Russian.
A recent poll showed that only about 28% of people in the Donetsk region want to become part of Russia. Just 18% supported the seizure of the regional assembly, according to the survey, which the Kiev International Institute of Sociology, one of the country's most respected, independent pollsters, conducted from April 8-16.
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YAVORIV, Ukraine -- More than 200 Paratroopers completed the first multi-national airborne operation of Exercise Rapid Trident 11 at the International Peacekeeping and Security center here, July 26. The U.S. paratroopers of Battle Co., 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army Europe were joined by soldiers from Ukraine, the U.K., Moldova, Poland and Canada.
I'm shocked I tell you shocked. And he wasn't even replaced by a Muslim.
"A few dozen stragglers".
That's pro Russian demonstrators in Donetsk.
Was in Hdq Co 2nd bat 504 ABN Inf 82nd. Which is a specialized unit, pathfinders, pioneer, intelligence,communication etc.Which they didn’t send. But a line company leastwise according to the report which is interesting.
I once worked with an American Indian ironworker who told me he was a boxer in the 82nd Airborne.
I asked how WW2 was and he called me every curse name... but we laughed.
Good thing he didn’t knock me out! - LoL!