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Ukraineís parliament just threw President Yanukovych under the bus. Thatís great news.
WaPo ^ | February 20 at 5:41 pm | Max Fisher

Posted on 02/20/2014 6:28:40 PM PST by KOZ.

Late Thursday, Ukraine's parliament voted to approve a resolution that calls for the country's security services to pull back and end their crackdown on ongoing protests. The resolution states an end to the "anti-terrorist" operation against protesters and orders a release of all imprisoned protesters, as well as similar measures.

The degree to which Ukraine's security services do or do not obey this resolution is not actually the most important thing here. What makes this a really big deal is that the parliament is actually as well as symbolically undermining President Viktor Yanukovych – challenging both his handling of the protests as well as the president himself. It's a very significantly symbolic blow to Yanukovych's legitimacy.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: euromaidan; russia; ukraine
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1 posted on 02/20/2014 6:28:40 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: KOZ.

just as long as they back that up and run over him again


2 posted on 02/20/2014 6:31:57 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: KOZ.

Nope. No bias there.....


3 posted on 02/20/2014 6:32:52 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: KOZ.

Some good news out of Ukraine. The author is wrong, though. The key is whether the security forces obey parliament or not.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 6:36:35 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
The key is whether the security forces obey parliament or not.

Yep. "John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it."

5 posted on 02/20/2014 6:38:41 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: KOZ.

Soros is smiling.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 6:39:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: KOZ.

At least parliament sees the writing on the wall. Hopefully Putin knows what’s good for him.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 6:41:06 PM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: KOZ.
Address to Owners of Weapons (plus pictures and video)
8 posted on 02/20/2014 6:44:26 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: KOZ.

Significant first step in de escalation of tensions. Agree that it depends on whether security forces obey


9 posted on 02/20/2014 6:46:48 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Cicero

Putin weeps.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 6:51:28 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: RKBA Democrat

True, on a separate note, it seems like some of the gov’t forces are actually siding with protestors in the West, that’s only backed by news on Facebook, but hey, it’s something.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 6:53:46 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: 1rudeboy

Take heed, watch and learn people. Its almost ready to happen right here in American. Will our police and military turn of the Washington powers when the SHTF?


12 posted on 02/20/2014 6:54:13 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Cicero

“Soros is smiling.”

I see you are one of the few who really understand the situation.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:35 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Progov

It’s hard to say. You see a lot of tough talk on FR, but a lot of whining about George Soros when someone actually does it.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:57 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: KOZ.
Give those Parliamentarians credit for more courage than our CongressCritters.
15 posted on 02/20/2014 7:02:56 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

Ain’t that the truth.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 7:05:16 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: BenLurkin

Huh? The president of Ukraine is the bad guy. Who cares about bias?


17 posted on 02/20/2014 7:07:29 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Cicero
Soros is smiling.

OK explain to me who is the real bad guys are here???
18 posted on 02/20/2014 7:09:57 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: KOZ.

Wonder if they can help us get rid of our rino problems.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 7:10:02 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Cicero; 1rudeboy

Well, if the uprising succeeds, we’ll owe Soros and his promoter Alex Jones a great big thanks!


20 posted on 02/20/2014 7:10:47 PM 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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