Mass protests in the Ukrainian capital — the largest since the 2005 Orange Revolution — have paralyzed the country, with protesters calling on Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych to not jettison his nation’s move towards integration with the European Union. The President’s unwillingness to release a political rival from prison in late November led to demonstrations and sit-ins that have spotlighted Ukraine’s awkward place on the geopolitical map, split between the influence of an expanding Europe and neighboring Russia.
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Paralyze Ukraine ??!! What a stupid headline, totally wrong. Outside the protest area, it's business as usual. The protests are about freedom, removal of corruption and the ability to trade with the rest of the world under a workable judicial/legal system.
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It is amazing to see that both Ukrainians in Kiev and Thais in Bangkok have risen simultaneously to oppose what they believe are very oppressive regimes. Politicians and dictators do not listen to the people till they get overthrown and killed like street dogs. First the Lenin statue and then President Yanukovych will get pulled down. I think he just has'nt learn his History lessons.
I just wrote about this earlier today. It is a powerful time in Ukrainian history! www.teachingsocialjustice.com