Ukraine’s Protesters Face Violent Crackdown in Kiev

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A new round of violence broke out in Kiev on Tuesday as anti-government protesters clashed with police outside Ukraine’s parliament and the nearby headquarters of President Viktor Yanukovych’s ruling party. Opposition medics told AFP at least three protesters were killed and more than 150 were injured, including dozens of police officers. The body count has gone up to at least nine reported deaths. The flare-up comes about three months after demonstrations began when Yanukovych spurned a long-anticipated E.U. association deal in favor of closer ties with Russia. The opposition continues to demand a new government headed by its leaders and sweeping reforms that put Ukraine back on its path toward greater integration with the E.U.

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Perfecto Pagaduan
Perfecto Pagaduan

states policy shall prevail ,no matter what freedom they would assert, a sacrifice of blood and limbs to topple a states was futile. start somewhere else the weak points of the state ,and its all yours...

Sibir_Russia
Sibir_Russia

Vladislav GULEVICH

21.02.2014
West Woos Maidan’s Fascists of Convenience
The West has used all its diplomatic and propaganda potential to influence the legal government of Ukraine while vigorously giving signs of approval to its agents operating in the country. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has put all the blame on Victor Yanukovych. US Vice President Joe Biden has told President Yanukovych in a phone call to take police and troops away from the streets and give rebels a free hand. Foreign Minister of Canada John Baird has said his country was ready to give medical aid to wounded Euromaidan militants. The mayors of some Polish cities have expressed their willingness to take care of those who received injuries taking part in the bloody riots. In Wrocław they’ll make recover five members of radical right group Tryzub (Trident) of Stepan Bandera (the backbone of Pravy Sector – Maidan’s assault units). In Peremyshl (Przemyśl) local authorities launched a campaign to gather donations for Maidan fighters while Ukrainian Consul in the city Alexander Leszek Baczyk took the side of armed rebels – he openly opposed the Ukraine’s government and called on Polish people to help Ukrainians in their fight for «better future». According to Polish media reports, Baczyk is involved in transferring aid from Poland to the rebels in Ukraine. He is affiliated with the Association of Ukrainians in Poland - a radical neo-Bandera group which will head the process of gathering aid for Maidan. 
Lithuania, Germany and Great Britain have let the key figures responsible for the disorder into their territory giving them refuge from justice - Dmitry Bulatov, the leader of Automaidan movement, and Alexander Daniliuk, the leader of the «Spilna Sprava» (Common Cause) movement. The first is already giving interviews in Germany; the second one is in London calling on his brothers-in-arms to grab power. 

Romania is not standing idle; it has a lust to gobble Bukovina and Bessarabia. Romanian President Trojan Basesku made Victor Yanukovych remember the fate of Nicolae Ceausescu. The statement was dissipated by Ukraine’s «pocket opposition». Vitaly Klitschko has also called on the Ukrainian President not to repeat the mistakes of Ceausescu and, assuming an important air, even remembered Muammar Gaddafi. 

The information war has been unleashed encompassing the whole Europe. Many editions have started to compare Bashar Assad, the President of Syria, with President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych. The both are blamed for refusing to cede power to those who the West wants to see at the helm...  


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WilfTarquin
WilfTarquin

The rifle in picture 4 is an airgun. It's not lethal, except to the user if he points it at someone with a real gun.

azmalhome
azmalhome

violence is the easiest thing to create a good business manner. All superpower nations have the first option is to develop a weapon. Trading with weapons has become the most lucrative jobs for all time in this world, to the leaders of the world gets more and more attention to the wonders of technology growing arsenal than cultivating food. The world is not any war, who would buy this gun from superpower countries. Mostly war created terror in the country nowadays. If violence is not in the country then it will be someday developing countries, and they must try to make their own weapons technology.  more on    http://azmalhome.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/islamic-terrorism/

Olga Rbl
Olga Rbl

Nothing can justify mass killing of citizens by other citizens. They should've WAITED till lawful elections and do this in CIVILIZED manner!

Tom Bradley
Tom Bradley

Looks more like the police are facing a violent crackdown from protesters.

Orysya Lavrin
Orysya Lavrin

During almost three months already the Ukrainian people defend their right for freedom, democracy and own dignity. Today, this fight caused blood again. The ruling regime reinforces repressions. Tensions have reached their limits. A new, more powerful explosion of people's anger is possible. The consequences might be unpredictable. Under these circumstances "the policy of non-interference" of the EU and the US feels like an obvious betrayal, especially in the light of Russia's political pressure, economic blackmail and direct involvement of mercenaries in fight against the Ukrainian people. Your governments adopt all the right declarations. Your politicians make nice statements. But for our authorities and Kremlin it is an empty sound. They only understand the language of power and real actions. Your inaction under these circumstances unleashes their hands. They are not going to compromise. They will continue to torture Ukrainians. Or do you maybe follow this goal? Why don't you impose, at least, targeted sanctions against those who gave orders to beat students, to adapt dictatorial laws, to shoot peaceful demonstrators, to chase and torture those, who stand for European values in Ukraine. Or do you maybe have already other values? Or have you maybe reached secret agreements with Moscow about its protectorate over Ukraine? If so, you should know: this will not happen. Instead you will get a new source of danger in Europe against which the former Yugoslavia was a minor problem. You even do not imagine what Ukrainians are capable of! Then we will have two results: a real collapse of the European dream and a new terrifying East Asian Empire that will eventually swallow you. Wake up! Think about your moral commitments to the Ukrainian people during the Russian Genocide – Holodomor of 1932 – 1933, when your fully aware predecessors kept silent; to the millions of Ukrainian victims of the World War II when two despots burned the Ukrainian land twice, but "somehow" your politicians forgot to convict and punish communism; for appeals of your politicians in the late 1980s to stay in the new Russian Empire; for your reluctance to act against current threats from the East. Do you feel comfortable this way? Ukrainians will not remain silent anymore. We will tell the truth how bitter it might sound to you. Maybe this will wake up your lulling conscience. Your actions or inaction will proof: whether you have true values you are willing to fight for or whether it is just bluff and immorality. What is now the price of the "European dream"? Or should one ask Kremlin? Maybe now you will understand that it is time to act!

Matthew Alexander Bacchus
Matthew Alexander Bacchus

Violence against the people leads to rebellion and potentially UN involvement, hasn't Ukraine learned from Syria/Libya? #savetheworld #jointherevolution

Helg Forester
Helg Forester

Ukraine is ruled by a minority, a small group of the bandits who plunder state, lives in palaces and does not observe the law. In Ukraine there is no a fair judicial system. Police and officials are totally corrupt. There is a whole criminal hierarchy with criminal bosses, criminal controllers in each cities and regions and their ‘laws’.

Garance du Boisjoli
Garance du Boisjoli

Obama pls stop putting mess everywhere in the planet ! stop killing ppls

Anastasiya Kononenko
Anastasiya Kononenko

Sportsman - please stop to take a part in Olympics as a protest against bloodshed in Kyiv! Olympics or War! Ukrainians leave Sochi please!

Det Dumagat
Det Dumagat

this is just so sad, i dont know so much about this but as part of the international community it is obvious that both sides suffer, the commanded security people and the freedom fighters. although international community leaders know this, progress must be seen

Fatma Magdy
Fatma Magdy

The protesters are treated just as they would in the US if they were protesting violently !! Why the double standards ??!!

Dejan Pavlovic
Dejan Pavlovic

Svi zvaničnici u vrhovima evopske birokratije, utrkuju se ograđujućim izjavama u dušebrižničkim pozivima ka smirivanju „situacije“ u Ukrajini, i pokušavaju da operu svoju ulogu u tim izazvanim nemirima, zato što znaju da su i oni „debelo zasr..i“ pružajući podršku ukrajinskoj opoziciji, koja im se otrgrla kontroli. Odjednom svi “ïzražavaju zabrinutost” bojećí se da bi se odnekud pojavio kakav snimak ili informacija koja bi kompromitovala njihovu skrivenu ulogu u rušenju jedne države. Doduše, nije im to prvi put…

Tellcom Viettell
Tellcom Viettell

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Id Pafos
Id Pafos

Europe betrayed Ukraine! where sanctions

Colin MacKinnon
Colin MacKinnon

Ukranian Spring here we come. The international community must not tolerate the violent crackdown on the peace loving democracy fighters.

Pillay Tag
Pillay Tag

It's a 3-way battle for this dwarf planet, The Annunaki Rothschilds versus Muslims versus Communists. Venezuela, Ukraine, etc, unrest by paid protestors. Soros, NGOs Oil, Uranium, Gold!!!

Michalina Meller
Michalina Meller

so true, eu won't help ua also because of russia, polish politicians are scared too, it is all about the gas

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Jen Masters
Jen Masters

I hope Yulia Tymoshenko will be freed.

Billy Smith
Billy Smith

About time someone started this !! It has to happen the government are getting away with to much !! The people are tired and need to revolt amazing ! Much respect to Ukraine people! Keep up the fight !

Niky Zhimo
Niky Zhimo

the real imperialists are the us and eu

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Keti Anka
Keti Anka

Mohamed do u live in Egypt right now?

Keti Anka
Keti Anka

If Ukraine give up Soviet Union will come back becose Ukraine is biggest country in ex Soviet Union. That is putin dream to be strongest country in the world

Wayne Larsy
Wayne Larsy

Im surprised TIME is allowed to show civil discontent in other countries in the news! Watch out Uncle Same might make you take this down!

John Hodges
John Hodges

You are a typical American hating Muslim.. What Keti says is true..

Roberto Reyes
Roberto Reyes

Quick, publish something by michael crowley. He can write that nothing happens at Ukraine

John Hodges
John Hodges

All part of Putin's diabolical master plan to recreate the New Soviet Union... He is behind this unrest so he can "annex" Ukraine and begin descending the Iron Curtain back down on Eastern Europe. All in the name of "stability"..

MeenaHanna
MeenaHanna

you missed one important part, the elitists (Rothschilds et al.) use the extremist muslims as their enforcers and want a communist/neo-feudalism society for us. The muslims think they are getting a piece but are just pawns. The real alternative international powers asides the Anglo-American technocrats are the Russians and then the Chinese. Brzenzski's technocracy is too sophisticated to consider anything other than the Anglo-American technocrats a threat. America has been hijacked and is an effective proxy. I feel sorry for every sovereign state watching all this unfold from Australia - and people just can't come out of their comas. 

olenbaranasalat
olenbaranasalat

Hitler will arise and all people will be dead. Nice joke :)