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Ukraine’s Leader Flees Palace as Protesters Widen Control
nytimes ^ | FEB. 22, 2014 | By ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER 4:33 AM ET

Posted on 02/22/2014 7:20:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: flexible0bama; obamaforeignpolicy; russia; soros; sovietreunion; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; ukrainepresident; ukraineriots; ussr2; yanukovych
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1 posted on 02/22/2014 7:20:45 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ukraine parliament just voted Yanukovich out 299 votes, 34 not voting. Parliament members look very happy, watching live. vote said yanuk not there doing his job.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 7:23:28 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: usual suspect

Ya beat me to it!

*shakes fist*

:)


3 posted on 02/22/2014 7:24:24 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: usual suspect

Also, Yanukovich resigned. He is gone. Now about that little matter of the sniper being ordered to kill Ukranians. You should see Yanuks palace


4 posted on 02/22/2014 7:25:13 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

IB4TMS/GSNJ

In before the Michael Savage/George Soros Nut jobs.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 7:27:49 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It looks like the revolt may turn into a revolution.

We’ll see what Putin does.

And what obama doesn’t.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 7:28:59 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: usual suspect

You should check out the digs Yanukovych is currently building. It makes his “dacha” look like a cardboard slum-shack.

http://qha.com.ua/yanukovychjunior-is-building-a-new-palace-in-crimea-129111en.html


7 posted on 02/22/2014 7:29:12 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: usual suspect

Like many I have not followed the thing except the recent violence. I have no idea who is the good guys if there are any.
I just hope we DONT get involved.

We have our own despot to depose.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 7:30:13 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: P-Marlowe

OK!


9 posted on 02/22/2014 7:30:55 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Tyrants everywhere, take note, you only have as much power as the people allow.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 7:31:06 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Corrupt bunch of SOBs.

Pols in Russia, pols in America........all of the same stripe.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 7:31:58 AM PST by FAA
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To: usual suspect

Got a Link?


12 posted on 02/22/2014 7:32:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Wonder if any US stimulus money went that way !


13 posted on 02/22/2014 7:34:02 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Vaquero

One of the corrupt bad guys just left, but we’ll have to see who steps in to fill the void.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 7:34:07 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What are the odds that he ends up in Moscow? Repeat of 1956 Hungary?


15 posted on 02/22/2014 7:35:57 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: FAA

add pols in the EU and you are complete.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 7:37:03 AM PST by roofgoat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Gotta dig, My wife is from Ukraine and we watched the proceedings live while she translated for me.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 7:38:55 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: usual suspect

here’s the link; http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/02/22/ukraine-crisis-parliament-idINDEEA1L04L20140222


18 posted on 02/22/2014 7:40:56 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: FAA

I’m watching this on Czech TV; they’re covering it live. The political commentators here are saying it’s an unprecedented slap in the face to Vladimir Putin; a major blow to his prestige.

The Czech commentators are noting this with what I can only describe as barely concealed glee, lol.

The Russian are HATED here. You’ll find many still alive who remember the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, and Czechs will tell you that Putin is nothing more than the reincarnation of Josef Stalin.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 7:42:41 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: All

BBC - Ukraine MPs vote to oust president: Ukrainian MPs vote to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 7:42:47 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: usual suspect

Also, newly released former PM Julia Tymoshenko to address or speak at the Independence square where the protests have been going on. (Also gleaned from the streamer on the Ukranian Channel and translated for me.)


21 posted on 02/22/2014 7:43:56 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: null and void

Putin is waiting for the Olympics to end before he makes his move(invasion)


22 posted on 02/22/2014 7:44:25 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: All
Earlier FR story with much detail:

With reports that Yanukovych has fled Ukraine, parliament seeks to take charge today (live updates)

23 posted on 02/22/2014 7:45:57 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: molson209

I don’t think he will. The bloodshed required to put Yanukovych back in power now - especially now that the Ukrainian Rada has dismissed him as President - would be horrific.

And it would also be met with massive armed resistance from the Ukrainians themselves, who have no desire to become a Russian vassal state. They, like the Czechs before them, want the Russians to **** off back to Russia and stay there.

This is major slap in the face to Putin, and for that, I say, “Well done, Ukraine.”

Putin is Stalin 2.0, nothing more.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 7:48:08 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Private Zoo, incredible car museum, golf course, and a trail of burned and half-burned documents left behind as Yanukovych fled Kiev.

Russia's Black Sea fleet at Sevastopol in Crimea and the Caspian Sea-west Siberian oil and gas lines under control of the EU?

Minute by minute live blogging : http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-5-yanukovych-topples/

25 posted on 02/22/2014 7:49:35 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OUTSTANDING! Screw the pro-Putin oligarchs who terrorized and continued to impoverish the Ukraine.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 7:50:55 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Good one. When did the loons get so common here?


27 posted on 02/22/2014 7:51:57 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free USA.)
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To: roofgoat
add pols in the EU and you are complete.

The corrupt pols of the EU were looking a little weak in recent years compared to the corrupt pols here in the US, Putin in Russian and the jihadists in the ME. But with this EU power play in the Ukraine the corrupt pols of the EU are back in the game.

Also understand that just because the EU got their way with the revolution in the Ukraine, doesn't mean that the revolution was entirely theirs.

It wasn't.

28 posted on 02/22/2014 7:53:51 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: usual suspect
"Ukraine parliament just voted Yanukovich out 299 votes, 34 not voting. Parliament members look very happy, watching live. vote said yanuk not there doing his job."

I thought the parliament was 450 members. Did the rest of them flee, too?

29 posted on 02/22/2014 7:55:41 AM PST by Truth29
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To: molson209
Putin is waiting for the Olympics to end before he makes his move(invasion)

I don't think that will happen.

But I do think that the revolutionaries waited until the Olympics started.

30 posted on 02/22/2014 7:56:55 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Truth29

Apparently they have fled the country. There were close to 100 flights on charter jets out of Kyiv a couple of days ago, so it looks like they either flew the coop, switched sides, or went into hiding or exile in Russia.


31 posted on 02/22/2014 7:57:22 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Prospero
...incredible car museum...

Need pics.

32 posted on 02/22/2014 7:57:51 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: usual suspect

Peays for the folks!


33 posted on 02/22/2014 7:58:27 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: usual suspect
Thanks,

This is a HUGE DEAL!

34 posted on 02/22/2014 8:01:27 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Revolting cat!
Yanukovych, had fled the capital

(file photo)

35 posted on 02/22/2014 8:03:59 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: usual suspect

The tribe has spoken.


36 posted on 02/22/2014 8:04:32 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thanks for the update!


37 posted on 02/22/2014 8:04:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: FreeReign
As much as I personally detest the word "pics," which is my problem, not yours, here's the only one I've seen thus far, At first glance, it looks like a veritable museum showcasing the best in east European automotive technology.

Surely others can identify what's visible here better than I can:

38 posted on 02/22/2014 8:18:42 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Here’s a good pic. Sniper forced to kneel to memorial of Ukranians he shot. I’ll bet he is Russian speaking not Ukranian. https://twitter.com/Revolutionpic/status/437247482456965121/photo/1


39 posted on 02/22/2014 8:21:03 AM PST by usual suspect
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To: Vaquero
This is the third revolution in about ten years. These people really can't handle independence.

They still think Russia is run by Stalin...and Krueschev...and Gorby...and that it's still a communist country.

All I've been hearing lately IN THE PRESS is a lot of stories about "Bad Russia".

It's almost as if Obama owns the media. ;-)

40 posted on 02/22/2014 8:26:06 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: molson209

Russia won’t invade the Ukraine. That’s ridiculous.


41 posted on 02/22/2014 8:29:06 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Truth29

All the members of Parliament from the East and Crimea, and from the party of regions, fled.


42 posted on 02/22/2014 8:30:05 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is a pic off Twitter of one of Yank's toilets, found after the opposition got into his palace....


43 posted on 02/22/2014 8:35:07 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Prospero
...it looks like a veritable museum showcasing the best in east European automotive technology.

Then it can't be a very large collection. ;)

44 posted on 02/22/2014 8:37:33 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s also being reported (although kinda lost in the shuffle) that the chief rabbi of Kiev is telling Jews to flee the country. There is apparently a LOT of anti-Semitism going on and it could get very dangerous for Ukrainian Jews.


45 posted on 02/22/2014 8:41:28 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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“You’ll find many still alive who remember the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968...”

And you will find many if not all Ukrainians who grew up hearing stories of the atrocities from the Holodomor. Those people have long memories and hold grudges. I wouldn’t F with em!

I used to work with a Czech gentleman. Your description was very accurate.


46 posted on 02/22/2014 8:46:52 AM PST by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: Sacajaweau
This is the third revolution in about ten years. These people really can't handle independence.

Actually I only count two revolutions. Both against those who want close ties to Putin.

They still think Russia is run by Stalin...and Krueschev...and Gorby...and that it's still a communist country.

Putin runs(interesting term) Russian now. Apparently folks in Ukraine don't want to be "run" Putin and Russia.

I don't see what's wrong with that (lol).

47 posted on 02/22/2014 8:47:54 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; maggief

Ernest

Vlad will not give up control of the pipelines. This is the most important thing to him and his country. I would not rule out any action by him or his interior minister.

Crosslink


48 posted on 02/22/2014 8:48:27 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: yldstrk

I have to give kudos to the Ukrainians - most people will put up with a lot more crap before they rise up.


49 posted on 02/22/2014 8:51:16 AM PST by aquila48
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To: crosslink

When thinking of Ukraine, I always think of farming and it being the breadbasket. I guess the pipelines are more important in today’s world.


50 posted on 02/22/2014 8:53:57 AM PST by TBall
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