Ukraine Spirals Out of Control

Truce? No Truce?

CNN:About 100 killed, 500 injured in violence in Ukraine since this morning, protesters' chief medical coordinator says.

A shaky truce crumbled Thursday as gunfire erupted at Independence Square, the center of anti-government protests and an increasingly violent crisis that has left dozens dead and hundreds injured in recent days.

At least 100 people have died and 500 have been injured since Thursday morning, the head of the protesters' medical service told CNN.

The Ukrainian government has not released an updated figure, but the interior ministry said earlier that one police officer was among the dead.

It's unclear what prompted the gunfire just hours after the government declared a truce. But CNN crews at the scene reported that as security forces were moving away from the area, a group of protesters pursued them, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails.

I included that last video because it claims to be the latest views and shows at least some areas to be fairly calm.

There are a lot of very recent uploads at Ukraine Live.

Live Feeds below the fold.

Posted by: Howie at 09:34 AM

Comments

1 What's with these communist/socialist countries like Venezuela and the Ukraine? They are supposed to be full of peace, good will and equal plenty for everyone.
Our "intelligent elite" and actors, tell us we should be like them.
I guess some are more "equal" than others and the peasant rabble have had enough.

Posted by: Kafiroon at February 20, 2014 11:46 AM

2 Not enough guns. Or an unequal distribution of guns. I think it's better for society if we spread the guns around.

Actually that 13 second video is informative: half the city is just trying to go to work and keep the kids fed. Revolutions rarely involve more than half the population they affect.


Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at February 20, 2014 12:56 PM

3
The
Yanukovich government is finally cracking down on the
protesters/occupiers/saboteurs. If these protesters actually were
Ukrainian nationalists who wanted to keep Ukraine independent and free
of outside influences, they might have had a point, but that’s not who
they are. Instead they are dead set on dragging Ukraine into the EU,
without any consensus in Ukraine to that effect, and without any
guarantees on the part of the EU. Involvement with the EU is the antithesis of national freedom and independence.

These protests have been covertly funded via US-backed NGOs
and supported by the EU. The demonstrations are led and staffed by a
disreputable and violent assortment of leftists with ties to George
Soros (as with the previous “color revolutions”), the Occupy movement,
professional anarchists, fascists, neo-Nazis, and other rabble-for-hire.
Soros has a personal grudge here: he ousted Yanukovich in a previous
“color revolution” (namely, the “Orange Revolution”) and no doubt is furious that Yanukovich was voted legitimately into office once again.

The EU is an evil organization that would strangle freedom in Ukraine and allow an influx of Muslim immigration,
just as it has in the rest of Europe. Ukraine doesn’t need to be swept
up into the EUSSR. (Nor does Serbia, for that matter.) By the time these
Slavic countries get admitted into the EU (if ever), there will be no
money left for economic development, debt relief, or anything else. - See more at: http://1389blog.com/#sthash.7YhCDCmv.dpufThe Yanukovich government is finally cracking down on the protesters/occupiers/saboteurs. If these protesters actually were Ukrainian nationalists who wanted to keep Ukraine independent and free of outside influences, they might have had a point, but that’s not who they are. Instead they are dead set on dragging Ukraine into the EU, without any consensus in Ukraine to that effect, and without any guarantees on the part of the EU. Involvement with the EU is the antithesis of national freedom and independence.

These protests have been covertly funded via US-backed NGOs and supported by the EU. The demonstrations are led and staffed by a disreputable and violent assortment of leftists with ties to George Soros (as with the previous “color revolutions”), the Occupy movement, professional anarchists, fascists, neo-Nazis, and other rabble-for-hire. Soros has a personal grudge here: he ousted Yanukovich in a previous “color revolution” (namely, the “Orange Revolution”) and no doubt is furious that Yanukovich was voted legitimately into office once again.

The EU is an evil organization that would strangle freedom in Ukraine and allow an influx of Muslim immigration, just as it has in the rest of Europe. Ukraine doesn’t need to be swept up into the EUSSR. By the time these Slavic countries get admitted into the EU (if ever), there will be no money left for economic development, debt relief, or anything else.

The
Yanukovich government is finally cracking down on the
protesters/occupiers/saboteurs. If these protesters actually were
Ukrainian nationalists who wanted to keep Ukraine independent and free
of outside influences, they might have had a point, but that’s not who
they are. Instead they are dead set on dragging Ukraine into the EU,
without any consensus in Ukraine to that effect, and without any
guarantees on the part of the EU. Involvement with the EU is the antithesis of national freedom and independence.

These protests have been covertly funded via US-backed NGOs
and supported by the EU. The demonstrations are led and staffed by a
disreputable and violent assortment of leftists with ties to George
Soros (as with the previous “color revolutions”), the Occupy movement,
professional anarchists, fascists, neo-Nazis, and other rabble-for-hire.
Soros has a personal grudge here: he ousted Yanukovich in a previous
“color revolution” (namely, the “Orange Revolution”) and no doubt is furious that Yanukovich was voted legitimately into office once again.

The EU is an evil organization that would strangle freedom in Ukraine and allow an influx of Muslim immigration,
just as it has in the rest of Europe. Ukraine doesn’t need to be swept
up into the EUSSR. (Nor does Serbia, for that matter.) By the time these
Slavic countries get admitted into the EU (if ever), there will be no
money left for economic development, debt relief, or anything else. - See more at: http://1389blog.com/#sthash.7YhCDCmv.dpuf
See: http://tinyurl.com/llbjocx

Posted by: 1389AD at February 20, 2014 02:41 PM

4 Sorry that my last comment became garbled...This is what it should have been:

The Yanukovich government is finally cracking down on the protesters/occupiers/saboteurs. If these protesters actually were Ukrainian nationalists who wanted to keep Ukraine independent and free of outside influences, they might have had a point, but that’s not who they are. Instead they are dead set on dragging Ukraine into the EU, without any consensus in Ukraine to that effect, and without any guarantees on the part of the EU. Involvement with the EU is the antithesis of national freedom and independence.

These protests have been covertly funded via US-backed NGOs and supported by the EU. The demonstrations are led and staffed by a disreputable and violent assortment of leftists with ties to George Soros (as with the previous “color revolutions”), the Occupy movement, professional anarchists, fascists, neo-Nazis, and other rabble-for-hire. Soros has a personal grudge here: he ousted Yanukovich in a previous “color revolution” (namely, the “Orange Revolution”) and no doubt is furious that Yanukovich was voted legitimately into office once again.

The EU is an evil organization that would strangle freedom in Ukraine and allow an influx of Muslim immigration, just as it has in the rest of Europe. Ukraine doesn’t need to be swept up into the EUSSR. By the time these Slavic countries get admitted into the EU (if ever), there will be no money left for economic development, debt relief, or anything else.

See: http://tinyurl.com/llbjocx

Posted by: 1389AD at February 20, 2014 02:43 PM

5 Putin is the new Hitler. Obama is the new Chamberlain, And Ukraine is the new Sudetenland.

Posted by: nadadhimmi at February 21, 2014 12:58 AM






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