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Protesters storm governors' offices in Ukraine
FoxNews.com ^ | Jan. 23, 2013

Posted on 01/23/2014 11:04:25 AM PST by 1rudeboy

Enraged protesters stormed government offices in three western Ukraine cities Thursday, forcing one governor to write a letter of resignation, as demonstrations against the pro-Russian president and his allies intensified outside the smoldering capital.

Kiev, the capital, has been the epicenter of two months of protests against President Viktor Yanukovych that have grown increasingly violent this week. Opposition leaders had given Yanukovych a deadline of Thursday evening to make concessions or face renewed clashes there, and they quenched the barricade fires that had coated the capital in black smoke in a tenuous cease-fire.

The president responded by calling a special session of parliament next week to discuss the tensions, telling the parliament speaker: "The situation demands an urgent settlement." But there was no indication that the move represented a compromise, since the president's backers hold a majority of seats.

The protests began after Yanukovych turned away from closer ties with the European Union in favor of getting a bailout loan from Russia. They turned violent this week after he pushed through harsh anti-protest laws, rejecting protesters' demands that he resign and call new elections.

At least two protesters died Wednesday of gunshot wounds, a grim escalation that also galvanized anger in western Ukraine, where support for Yanukovych is virtually non-existent and most residents want closer ties to the 28-nation EU.

In Lviv, a city in near the Polish border 280 miles west of Kiev, hundreds of activists burst Thursday into the office of regional governor Oleh Salo, a Yanukovych appointee, shouting "Revolution!" and singing Christmas carols.

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1 posted on 01/23/2014 11:04:25 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Kramer’s and Newman’s game suddenly gets serious.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 11:12:28 AM PST by onedoug
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To: 1rudeboy

Hey that’s what we need to do to the white house


3 posted on 01/23/2014 11:18:37 AM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: 1rudeboy

Putin will have to wait another month for the Games to end before rolling in the tanks.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 11:20:05 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase
LOL--I had not considered the irony . . . normally the Russians make their move during the Olympics.
5 posted on 01/23/2014 11:22:56 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
I hope they left their cell phones at home...

Maybe the Most Orwellian Text Message a Government's Ever Sent

6 posted on 01/23/2014 11:25:47 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Rebelbase
The areas in red are regions that have been seized by anti-Yankunovych protestors - in all these, the regional governors have been forced to resign. The areas in orange are where sieges against the regional governments are underway. There are reports coming out that in several regions, the police are resigning en masse and siding with the anti-Yankunovych protesters.
7 posted on 01/23/2014 12:01:30 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: All

Make that “Yanukovych”.

Got my U and K crossed and added an extra N. Oops.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 12:05:24 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: 1rudeboy
....and in the US, we stick to hammering away at a keyboard.
We have been pacified.............
9 posted on 01/23/2014 12:25:46 PM PST by Sarajevo (Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world)
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To: 1rudeboy

I feel a powerful sense of shame. Shame that this isn’t happening here. Shame that our forefathers look down on us, wondering why we sit motionless as our leaders commit full scale treason against us.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 12:28:23 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I am thinking that perhaps Ukraine may need to split up.

But even if that happens, The Crimea is going to be a huge point of contention even if both sides agree to a split.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 12:34:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The Crimea is going to be a huge point of contention even if both sides agree to a split.
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Oh, you ain’t kiddin’! There are now reports that hundreds of people are marching on the regional capital at Sumy - that’s in Eastern Ukraine, right on Russia’s front doorstep.

Yanukovych is losing control of the situation fairly quickly; the death knell would be if the Ukrainian Army sides with the protestors against the riot police.

The worst case scenario is if half the army sides with protesters, while the other half sides with the central government.

Then it’s civil war.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 12:42:51 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: dfwgator; All

Report just came in that protesters have seized the administrative capital of Sumy in Eastern Ukraine.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 1:11:19 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

That’s Viktor Yushchenko’s hometown.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 1:13:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy

American Governors:

It happened in this land, when the title was “Royal Governor”, and it can happen, again. Take note, please.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 1:59:18 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Democracy in action is always more dramatic when accompanied by illustrations. Pootie Poo is busy with his folly (Olympics) as his dream of a new Soviet Union gets kicked in the sack.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 4:42:45 PM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: AnAmericanInEngland

LOLOL!

Yep....the Sochi Olympics. Sorta like the Winter Games in, oh, let’s say.....Miami.

Love that turn of phrase; “...as his dream of a new Soviet Union gets kicked in the sack.”

Brilliant.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 4:57:11 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Your map of the regional office takeovers matches the 2012 election results for Ukraine's national socialist party Svoboda pretty closely.

Looks like another Beer Hall Putsch is underway.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 6:23:15 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: AnAmericanInEngland

I’ve been watching the situation by the hour. It seems that the protesters are digging in and not accepting the compromise agreement signed by the leaders with Yanukovych just before midnight and giving the 300 arrested amnesty. Revolution is in the works. They are building barricades, and preparing for serious fights. “The band (Yanukovich’s regime) is using all methods to choke us. Why should we keep down?” asks Andrei Tarasenko, coordinator of a new radical movement Right Sector which refuses to negotiate with the regime. Graffiti on the walls along the main avenue in Kiev: “This is our land! Liberty or death! Long Live the Revolution!”

By the way, get ready for a poster here who is a member of the George Soros Fan Club, in the negative sense, but the obsession is the same as if he worshipped him, who will repeat this one line that Soros is behind the protests, funding them and organizing via his proxy organizations. Don’t believe it, and you’re “utterly stupid”, and of course a globalist.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 6:42:49 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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To: Revolting cat!
asks Andrei Tarasenko, coordinator of a new radical movement Right Sector which refuses to negotiate with the regime.

Are they the ones who worship Stepan Bandera? If so, I have no use for them.

20 posted on 01/23/2014 6:53:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Who said anything about Bandera?


21 posted on 01/23/2014 6:56:19 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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To: Revolting cat!

I thought I read somewhere they had a march in his honor, it could have them confused with another group.

I’m a little leery of extreme nationalists from that area given their past history. I am all for an independent Ukraine, not a Fascist one.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 6:58:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I know and understand. Bandera’s nationalism is a real sore point between the Ukrainians and the Poles. What was the number, 200,000 of Poles murdered by his people in the last years of WWII? But he is a hero to many Ukrainians. How many, I don’t know.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 7:04:07 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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To: Revolting cat!

And the Poles are nervous because if the SHTF there will be a wave of refugees pouring over the border.

Poles and Ukrainians make for good neighbors, but living together, not such a great idea.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 7:08:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Travel to Poland and ask the locals who the guys working construction jobs are.

One of the reasons young Ukrainians want the country to join the EU is jobs. Two million Poles have left Poland to work in other EU countries, which as EU citizens they have a right to. Many are washing pots and pans in London restaurants. Sure, I wouldn’t mind washing pots and pans in Bill Wyman’s “Sticky Fingers” pub myself, and this is just the dream of the Ukrainians. Can’t blame them.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 7:30:24 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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To: Revolting cat!

I think there will be a splitting of the country into two inevitably, with the West joining the EU, and the East staying in the Russian sphere of influence.

But the Crimea is going to be a real sticking point....could turn into the modern-day version of “Danzig.”


26 posted on 01/23/2014 7:38:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I thought I read somewhere they had a march in his honor, it could have them confused with another group.

No they're all part of the same group, Right Faction is their militant wing. ...15,000 Ukraine nationalists march for divisive Bandera .

27 posted on 01/23/2014 7:42:19 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: dfwgator

I think you’re right, there is a split there, visible to the naked eye.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 7:44:01 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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To: dfwgator

I recall reading that Sumy was known as “The eastern outpost of the Orange Revolution” (paraphrasal).


29 posted on 01/23/2014 11:16:27 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Sarajevo

Yes we have; we’ve become as passive as the Brits.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 11:35:32 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: 1rudeboy
Anyone interested in the Ukraine situation should look at the photos in this online blog (linked because of length):

Pictures of Kiev riots

31 posted on 01/26/2014 7:34:15 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Back to Poland with them.


32 posted on 01/26/2014 7:35:11 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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