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Ukraine Risk Soars To 4 Year High As Opposition Offices Raided, Protests Continue - Live Feed

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As the country's leaders search the world for funding, and in spite of the seemingly acquiescent removal of barriers from the government buildings by the police, the situation in Ukraine appears to growing more out of control:


As we warned previously, the nation's funding situation remains "precarious" and headlines will crow of consiliatory discussions, this action appears to be anything but - as perhaps the Ukrainian elite fear the same kind of "success" that the people's coup in Thailand appears to be having. Ukraine's CDS has reached its highest in 4 years.




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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:33 | Link to Comment VD
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proverbial [Ukrainian] black swan or just yet another variable in the dragon king.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:36 | Link to Comment frankTHE COIN
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You mean The Lion King.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:37 | Link to Comment VD
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i wouldn't fuck with Disney right now: they're one of largest QE beneficiaries...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:54 | Link to Comment BaBaBouy
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A Preview OF US OmbamaNation ...

NSA ... "Ready To Roll"...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:58 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Obligatory YULIA TYMOSHENKO photo...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:59 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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I'd dip a hot slice of that in a bowl of salt!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:04 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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Thailand and the Ukraine where there are two Milfs in leadership roles. Oddly, this causes tension and unrest. The USA will be just fine. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:12 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:12 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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It's uncanny, isn't it?  First time I saw her picture "Princess Leah" was my first thought, too.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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She makes me think of a new interrogation technique. 





Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:05 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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Innocent face but I wonder how innocent she really is.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:33 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Pure as the Chernobyl snow.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:02 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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In addition to the notion that NATO wants to limit Russia's reach within the Black Sea as well as moar "defensive missile" shield to protect it and the Ukraine from a future potential incoming missile strike from Iran.  This gem has probably more to do with the EU pressure as it not only protects Russian military interests but oil interests as well. 

Wonder if joining NATO is still on the table for Russia as bargaining chip as G.W. made available in first term when they were helping us in Afghanistan and we were helping them with Chechnya -should this all go South for the EU?  I hear this is going to be a particularly cold winter this year in Germany especially if you have no electricity!



Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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"Mission Accomplished"!

The American taxpayer should be asking how much this USAID II misadventure will wind up costing them.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:06 | Link to Comment El Tuco
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Please...the only President that ever gave anything was Bush to the tune of 45 million....It's America that will be sticking out its hand soon.....

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Yea the Ukraine has Yulia but we have Michelle Obama to put a face on America.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:22 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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Both are pieces of shit.

Same pile, different face.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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It looks like twitter is the safety trade today.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:38 | Link to Comment VD
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where do you think Tylerz cull most of their articles from¿¿¿

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Stock Jobber
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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:37 | Link to Comment bigdumbnugly
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maybe kramer was wrong.

ukraine is strong!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:47 | Link to Comment Sizzurp
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Fall of 56 Russian tanks rolled through Hungary. Will they roll again, this time in the Ukraine?  I think they will, probably about the same time China rocks Japan's world.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:48 | Link to Comment czarangelus
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???. Think about it. Let Ukraine go European for a few years; let the Brussels lunatics manage the country's finances for awhile. Then Russia can step in a few years from now and pick up the whole country for kopeks on the ruble.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:01 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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The Ukrainian people are muppets. They want to exchange one master for another. Why don't they stand on their own two feet and use their own resources? Or are they admitting that they can't govern and improve their situation without outside help.

Perhaps they aspire to Euro entry simply so they can leave the Ukraine with a Euopean passport.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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perhaps you simply have no clue about their country, their history and their aspirations? go on, call them "muppets". btw, it's roughly a third of them that want a path to the EU

as Putin recently commented, their are heavely aided by "forces" from Sweden, Latvia, Poland and other EU countries with a long history of relations with Russia

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:42 | Link to Comment ThirdWorldDude
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You make a good point about a part of Ukraine (the western) historically being anti-Russia and longing for some kind of authonomy so they can "go west", but don't downplay foreign influence in recent events (Otpor! is back in Ukraine, bringing a new colorful revolution).

None of your abovementioned countries have in the past 20 years had better ties with Russia (and in the case of Sweden - never) than Serbia, but there you have Srgja Popovic, funded by Soros, IRI and Stratfor among others, running around and manufacturing protests. Putin was right when he stated that it's "forces" in the named states, not the states themselves, that are fueling the fire. Even Russia itself wasn't spared of these crooks until Vlad impaled their activities earlier this year.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:30 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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so I'm suppose to be cheering on the tanks rolling in then? and "Latvian influences" represent some type of "mortal danger"?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:59 | Link to Comment johny2
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Muppets they are, and you with all your knowledge are too, if you believe in EU being a good choice for Ukraine.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:14 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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And if that should come to pass game over for the "Oligarchs" running this show of engineered chaos and likewise for the rest of us.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:31 | Link to Comment optimator
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They rolled in East Germany '53 and Czechoslovakia in '68 too.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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soros gives you cash 2 riot.

his boss rothschild rubs his fagin hands.

nice work my boyz soon we will all be fema free.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:43 | Link to Comment Haus-Targaryen
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Wait, they want to go from Moscow to Brussels?  


Stupid, stupid people.  

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:45 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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They are hoping another pimp will beat them less. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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would you have asked the same question in let's say 1987? but of course you probably were not even born. good for you that you are well suited to comment on how stupid people are

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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I'd crack down on fellow countrymen who wanted to join the fascist EU too, no sympathy for the Western NGO funded and directed "demonstrators".

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:50 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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We're staying with the "Fukuppy option" and we don't care who we hurt, maim or kill...  Cause we gotta have it all.

Ramming speed!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:51 | Link to Comment bugs_
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Ukraine needs a Boris Yeltsin.  Tank Surfing!!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Why do these people want to become like Greece? I thought the EU debt program was one to avoid.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:35 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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you don't see Russia coming to the aid of Ukranian paper, yes? I highly doubt you'll see "euro tanks" rolling in either. masked men? really? I America those are called bank robbers. just shoot the phuckers.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment commercial paper
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If Ukraine heads into the EU, it will be forever condemned to obscurity, playing second fiddle to the Poles in Brussels. It was a supplier of leaders in the Soviet Union e.g. Gen Sec Brezhnev. Irks me when the pro-Western opposition opines about 70 years of lost development or living under the Russian yoke since to a great extent their countreymen were the ones forming the policies of the USSR. Ukraine would never have had the Crimea and its beautiful ports on the Black Sea if they werent unilaterally given from the RSFSR to the Ukrainian SSR in the 1950s.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:17 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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second fiddle to the Poles or second fiddle in Brussels? and what about Latvia, Lithuania, etc.? memories in Europe can be very long, sometimes, and all those countries were united, from 1569 to 1795

see Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (yes, it included most of Ukraine)

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:42 | Link to Comment commercial paper
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2nd fiddle to the Poles in the EU as Ukraine would be a new member with a similar population to Poland but with a smaller economy. Not sure what your point exactly is here. Baltics are very much part of the discussion, but they at any rate will have smaller economies and populations at the end of the day and are also closely economically linked with the Nordic countries. I don't think the multi-ethnic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth has anything to do with these current events given 20th century soviet history wiping the slate pretty much clean. 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:18 | Link to Comment Meat Hammer
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Protesting is so unpatriotic.  If you tell your fellow countrymen that things suck, they might believe you and then things will suck.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:26 | Link to Comment kurzdump
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EU/USA calls check. Putin is forced to act. A smart (and powerful) move is needed.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:07 | Link to Comment JR
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Enter the word “George” on Google and you get George Washington as your first entry (for now).

But Number Six is George Clooney and his first news item is his support for overthrowing an elected government in Ukraine.

He’s the pretty face for progressives in the United States and the self-elected moralist for the world. The son of parents who were for George McGovern, Clooney has never wavered in his liberal philosophy and now that he is an award-winning Hollywood actor and director, he uses the support and worship of the movie mob to push these leftist views on the peoples of the world.

Why would his opinion and the CIA-produced mobs in the streets of Kiev be a more important decision factor for the people of Ukraine than elections?

In 2012, George Clooney's high-profile fundraiser for President Barack Obama sold out, raising an estimated $12 million for the president's re-election campaign. According to the Hollywood Reporter, 150 Obama supporters paid $40,000 each to dine with the president at Clooney's Los Angeles home on May 10, 2012.

The dinner was co-hosted by DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who has given millions to Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action.

During the 2008 presidential election season, according to DiscovertheNetworks,  Clooney publicly voiced "his support for presidential candidate Barack Obama, stating, 'I'd love him to be president, quite honestly.' During the campaign season, Clooney was in almost-daily contact -- via text messaging, emails, and phone calls -- with Obama, even offering the candidate advice on foreign policy. Clooney also took part in an overseas fundraising event for Obama."

Now it appears Clooney is helping out the European Union bankers in Ukraine. Russia Today has the video:

“12:25 GMT: US actor George Clooney has recorded a video message in support of the anti-government protesters in Ukraine. The message was sent to Ukrainian heavyweight boxers Vitaly and Vladimir Klitschko. One of the brothers, Vitaly, leads the opposition Udar (Strike) party.”

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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hey I got no problem with you walking into a crowd of 500,000 and screaming "you're all a bunch of worthless phucks now die!" don't forget your mask of course.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:02 | Link to Comment JR
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Isn’t it enough proof that the media-led non-information mobs in the United States have turned the country to socialism? That’s mob-directed decisions – Saul-Alinsky style.

Thousands in the streets do not signal justice, especially when they are heavily financed and directed by a banker-backed opposition with the full force of the EU empire behind it.

I have been in demonstrations of a million people (including street after street of more than a million people protesting the Iraq War in downtown San Francisco) – basically unreported (and what was reported down played) in the media because of the unpopular cause. In that our socialist, banker-controlled media loves this one should give you a clue.

And you may have no problem walking into this power-directed protest by some of the world's wealthiest and meanest people to seize economic and political control over the Ukraine's human and natural resources, screaming you're all a bunch of whatever, but, brother, it's not for me.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:09 | Link to Comment El Tuco
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Here's the almighty Putin that ZH'ers love so much......unbelievable that so many folks promote freedom here but ridicule others that want the same thing. Putin is a fucking tyrant and the Russian people and freedom has suffered enormously under him.

Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media



Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:32 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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And of course the msm isn't under government control in the US.

You are just another dupe.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:57 | Link to Comment bluestaq
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Spoke to an Ukrainian immigrant today and he echoed what El Tuco said, mainly that the ruling elite in the Ukraine are KGB loyal to Putin that do nothing but subjugate the Ukrainian people to ruthless tyranny.  Corruption rules, and a large number of Ukrainians want to permanently sever themselves from Mother Russia.  

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:51 | Link to Comment johny2
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Russian people know that they were nearly robbed of their own country, much like USA has been. At least Russia knows who rules them, while in EU and USA, the rulers are kept out of the spotlight, by censure of the media.

As for Ukraine, EU is offering some travel vizas and loans in exchange for everything of value that at the moment exists in Ukraine. When it suits EU, it is quite willing to play the nationalist card as well. Why, I am quite sure Albright would say that lives of all of these demonstrators would be a price worth paying for getting Ukraines land and minerals

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:43 | Link to Comment novictim
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Now, now, Tuco!  Don't waste your breath on the ZH goon squad...just sit back and laugh as their biased analysis favoring oligarchs and dictators head-plants on reality.  

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 16:58 | Link to Comment johny2
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reality is more than you can handle.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:21 | Link to Comment Flammonde
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Russia is a great power and it has interests in the Ukraine that conflict with the West.  The Ukraine is a prize that would benefit those groups in the West opposed to Russia remaining a great power.  Russia, like the Ukraine, is not a poster child for freedom and democracy.  On the other hand, nor are the EU and the USA.  There are no good guy oligarchs and bad guy oligarchs, simply rival oligarchs.  Just as in the EU and USA, oligarchs utilize all expedients to gain and maintain power-and if blood in the streets cements the power, this is a small price to pay for power. 

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 09:50 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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Russia should establish their own redline when the EU rats are getting involved openly in stirring up the protests in Ukraine. They should keep their guts against the ZATO bandits!

I look forward to seeing sterner actions from Ukraine rulers soon to neutralize the organized revolt, infiltrated by those familiar perpetrators such as Freedom House; and George Soros's Open Society Institute; the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); OTPOR!; CANVAS; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; etc etc etc

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