World Leaders Condemn Ukraine Bloodshed

E.U. considering sanctions on government of President Viktor Yanukovych

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The European Union has called a rare meeting of the group’s 28 foreign ministers for Thursday in response to the deteriorating crisis in Ukraine.

The anti-government protests descended into bloodshed Tuesday, with at least 25 killed and hundreds injured as protestors clashed with police forces in Kiev’s main square. The day of fighting was by far the bloodiest since protests against the Ukrainian government of President Viktor Yanukovych began in November. Clashes were expected to resume Wednesday.

The emergency E.U. meeting called on Wednesday is expected to consider sanctions against the Ukrainian government, with Poland, France and Latvia calling for immediate E.U. action, reports Reuters. “We…expect that targeted measures against those responsible for violence and use of excessive force can be agreed by our member states as a matter of urgency,” said the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

Other western governments have called for restraint. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Yanukovych to urge him to push back government forces and address the “legitimate grievances” of protestors. British foreign minister William Hague tweeted that “violence against peaceful protestors is unacceptable” and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was “deeply saddened” by the violence.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry also said in a statement on Wednesday that Ukrainian opposition leaders should “stop the bloodshed.”

President Yanukovych posted an online statement on Wednesday accusing the opposition of trying to usurp him. “Without any mandate from the people, illegally and in breach of the constitution of Ukraine, these politicians—if I may use that term—have resorted to pogroms, arson and murder to try to seize power.”

He declared Thursday an official day of mourning for the dead.

[Reuters]

12 comments
vladimir-ulrich
vladimir-ulrich

Well, try this in Washington, then you may see a true democratic response. 

azmalhome
azmalhome

it's truth that all people of Ukraine are not going to The anti-government protests. E.U decision is not pretty. but it's fancy disgusting. the violence will increase more worse. http://azmalhome.wordpress.com/



BillPearlman
BillPearlman

This is actually a big deal. Something that possibly might have big geopolitical implications. I know Obama is on the golf course and Kerry is busy leaning on Israel but maybe they could give it a thought

Sibir_Russia
Sibir_Russia

Ukraine: Destabilization Know-How Put into Practice

Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

Marcus Papadopoulos, editor-in chief of British Politics First, claims that protests in Kiev have been organized by the European Union and the United States. Former UN Ambassador John Bolton contended «that tectonic plates are being realigned in Europe» and that Ukraine is «the great prize». Pogroms and blood are the ultimate argument of the West exerting pressure to make Ukraine swing to the «European choice»

Oleh Tyahnybok, he has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" rule Ukraine and that "Germans, Kikes and other scum" want to "take away our Ukrainian state". He is one of the leaders of the Euromaidan protests - who along with Vitali Klitschko has been negotiating with President Viktor Yanukovych.

Reed more: http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/01/26/ukraine-destabilization-know-how-put-into-practice.html


Sibir_Russia
Sibir_Russia

Gunshot wounds of 18 police officers, 22 hospitalized in serious condition, they say in the Ministry of internal Affairs.

Sibir_Russia
Sibir_Russia

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Today radical forces in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities who pretend to be participants of peaceful protests have initiated an unprovoked outbreak of violence and lawlessness.

The so called protesters are conducting armed attacks on government offices, putting buildings on fire, severely injuring law enforcement officers, using firearms and inciting others to illegal acts.    

These unlawful activities that endanger the lives and safety of Ukrainian citizens and threaten Ukraine’s constitutional order, require proper assessment and adequate reaction on the part of the authorities within the limits of current legislation aimed at restoring public order.

We call on the Foreign States and International Organizations to be objective and unbiased in assessing the internal developments in Ukraine. We also expect that they will strongly condemn the unlawful activities of the radical forces.

http://mfa.gov.ua/en/press-center/news/17942-zajava-ministra-zakordonnih-sprav-ukrajini-leonida-kozhari

teren
teren

By order Zaharchenko ( and Yanukovych? ) In hospitals of the wounded cops / Photo /

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v_n_zb

February 19 , 14:19

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Police are trying to take out the wounded activists from Kharkiv to Kiev hospital Highway 121.


So , activist Alexander Kravtsov said on FB : "In the Red Farm trafficked children ! Will Fight ! .. Kharkiv highway 121 ."


Diana Twitter user wrote : " That was the BSP . Crying doctors and all the staff . Cops prooperovannyh all night to swap from life-support systems - like cattle ."


" Cops all patients after surgery threw in beads and taken in an unknown direction ," - she added later.

Sibir_Russia
Sibir_Russia

@BillPearlman

Jewish Victoria Nuland not hasmoral principles, she easy smiles fascist Tyahnybok and pays him a huge sum of money from the pockets of American taxpayers.