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  • Parliament impeaches Yanukovych, even as he defiantly promises not to resign or leave Ukraine

    02/22/2014 4:18:15 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 78 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 2/22/2014 | Kyiv Post
    Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem. Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem. Rumors swirled earlier in the day that he had resigned, but in a pre-recorded video interview, the defiant president said: “I am...
  • Ukraine protesters take Kiev (Yulia Tymoshenko released from prison, headed to protest camp)

    02/22/2014 9:07:00 AM PST · by rawhide · 15 replies
    The Big Story ^ | 2-22-14
    Parliament arranged the release of Yanukovych's arch-rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who was on her way to Kiev to join the protesters. Asked by crowds gathered at the hospital where she was released about her further plans, Tymoshenko said, "I will run for president," news agencies reported. She said she will "make it so that no drop of blood that was spilled will be forgotten." Tymoshenko, the blond-braided icon of Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution, was heading from prison in the eastern city of Kharkiv straight to the protest camp, her party said.
  • Ukraine crisis: Lenin statues toppled in protest

    02/22/2014 9:33:25 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    B.B.C. ^ | February 22, 2014 | No Attribution
    Protesters have toppled statues of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in various Ukrainian cities. The latest footage shows protesters destroying statues in Bila Tserkva, Khmelnitsky and Zhytomyr. When anti-government protests erupted in Kiev in December, protesters toppled a Lenin statue in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
  • Tymoshenko, ex-Ukraine PM, to go free after 30 months in prison

    02/21/2014 9:17:46 AM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 38 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | February 21 2014 | Katya Gorchinskaya, Mark Rachkevych
    Parliament voted to free ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from prison by decriminalizing the article in the criminal procedural code under which she was convicted. A constitutional majority of 310 lawmakers from a cross-section of different parties, including the Communists, voted for the measure. This makes the legislation veto-proof, preventing President Viktor Yanukovych from blocking the move. Yanukovych is widely blamed for ordering the imprisonment of his political rival. The bill that parliament passed included other articles of the criminal procedural code that were decriminalized. Batkivshchyna Party lawmaker Oleksandr Turchynov, a close ally of Tymoshenko and her former deputy prime minister,...
  • With reports that Yanukovych has fled Ukraine, parliament seeks to take charge today (live updates)

    02/22/2014 3:02:14 AM PST · by Trapper6012 · 49 replies
    Kievpost ^ | Feb. 22, 2014, 12:30 p.m. | Kyiv | Kyiv — by Kyiv Post
    Ukraine's parliament is seeking to take charge, appoint new leaders and schedule a new presidential election by May.
  • Ukraine’s Leader Flees Palace as Protesters Widen Control

    02/22/2014 7:20:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 110 replies
    nytimes ^ | FEB. 22, 2014 | By ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER 4:33 AM ET
    KIEV, Ukraine — An opposition unit took control of the presidential palace outside Kiev on Saturday, as leaders in Parliament said Ukraine’s president, Viktor F. Yanukovych, had fled the capital a day after a deal was reached aimed at ending the country’s spiral of violence.
  • At least 26 killed in Ukraine protests, while pressure mounts on government to end violence

    02/19/2014 9:47:57 AM PST · by wideawake · 50 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2/19/2014 | no byline
    Another day of deadly clashes between Ukraine dissidents and police drove the death toll up to 26 Wednesday, as pressure mounted on the government -- from the United States and the European Union -- to pull back security forces and start discussions with the opposition to quell the violence. Ukranian riot police clashed with protesters occupying a square in central Kiev Wednesday morning, spraying water cannons at crowds who hurled back Molotov cocktails in response, according to Reuters. The White House, hoping to reduce the escalating tensions, said it would like to see Russia become more involved and support efforts...
  • A Lesson From Ukraine On Cell Phone Metadata

    01/24/2014 2:40:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Jeremy Hobson
    Today, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych promised to reshuffle his government and release protesters from jail. It’s a big step forward for protesters in Kiev who have filled the streets since November 21, when the president’s cabinet announced that it would abandon an agreement to strengthen ties with the European Union, and instead seek closer cooperation with Moscow. The protests have been mostly peaceful, but after violent clashes on Sunday that killed several protesters, something strange happened on Tuesday. A chilling text message showed up on cell phones in Ukraine earlier this week. “Dear Subscriber,” it read, “you are registered as...
  • TRAGEDY a view from Ukraine missing in American (also conservative) media

    01/24/2014 9:47:32 AM PST · by se99tp · 10 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | Jan 24th, 2014 | Jurij Andruchowycz
    If dictatorship prevails in Ukraine, the country will become a prison for its citizens and the new North Korea for international community – warns Jurij Andruchowycz
  • Ukraine: You Better Pay Attention - It’s Eventually Going to Play Out in North America.

    01/24/2014 9:58:46 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 35 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | January 23, 2014 | Ann Barnhardt
    Now, let me post a quote from a piece published today about Ukraine titled “Bloodlands”, and I will put in red brackets substitutions in the U.S. context -snip-: …It is far more a criminal syndicate than a classic totalitarian regime. The tactics Yanukovych {the Obama regime} has employed as president — forging alliances with oligarchs (who have funded the president’s political party and also made him vastly wealthy personally); hiring gangs of brutes to cow potential opponents; assassinating opponents who didn’t get the message from the thugs or who refused to kowtow; aggregating power in the hands of a single...
  • Live Feed Ukraine Protestors--Kiev

    01/24/2014 11:14:48 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 97 replies
    Ustream ^ | 1/24/14 | EuroMajdan
    Looks like a scene from a medieval siege.