Images From Ukraine Clashes After Three Killed Overnight - Live Feed

Tyler Durden's picture

Following the deaths of three protesters (two from gunshot wounds) after the government crackdown overnight instigated by the increasingly hard-line President Yanuckovich, the streets are becoming markedly more tense and violent. The uprising in Ukraine is not simply one of a youthful population dismayed at not joining Europe. Similar in vein to Thailand's protests, Ukrainians have become disgusted with the corruption in government (and increasingly enraged at Yanuckovich's repressive laws against the protesters). As Martin Armstrong warned recently, "welcome the ticking clock measuring how little time we have until this whole things just goes bust." As the following images of the war-torn-looking streets of Ukraine show, perhaps that clock is closer than many think...

 

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Via Reuters,

Azarov said earlier on Wednesday that police deployed on the streets did not possess firearms and the interior ministry has denied that police have used guns during the crisis.

 

In the worst violence that anyone can remember in Kiev, a 200-metre stretch of the city center close to government buildings has been turned into a battle zone as hard-core protesters, ignoring opposition leaders' pleas for calm, have bombarded police with petrol bombs and cobblestones.

 

Riot police have replied with rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas.

 

Wednesday's violence erupted ironically as Ukraine marked 'National Unification Day' - the day in 1919 which brought together that part of the country that had been under Russian rule with that which had been in the Austro-Hungarian empire.

 

In a Unification Day message, Yanukovich expressed the conviction that 2014 would be a year of "mutual understanding and frank discussion about our common future".

The President calls for Compromise...

 

As Martin Armstrong noted:

The protest in Ukraine are getting really out of hand. Even the Russians have now said this is too much. Over 100,000 people have responded with violence as the President ignores the people and the corruption is simply our of control. This is turning into war on the city streets.

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The President Viktor Yanuckovich comes from the East where they speak Russian, not Ukrainian. When he tries to speak Ukrainian on TV, he does not even get the accent down correctly. This is primarily about corruption. However, his repressive laws against the protesters have only brought out more people who see the country headed back into Communism.

 

But the following images are stunning...

 

Pro European protesters holding a rally this morning...

 

Interior Ministry members take cover behind shields as pro-European protesters erect a barricade during a rally in Kiev

 

Pro-European protesters launch a pyrotechnic pistol towards riot police during clashes in Kiev

 

Pro-European protesters take cover behind a burnt bus, with a demonstrator seen on fire, during clashes with riot police in Kiev

 

Pro-European protesters take cover behind a burnt bus as a demonstrator throws a stick during clashes with riot police in Kiev January 22, 2014. Two demonstrators were on Wednesday reported killed in new anti-government unrest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, inflaming protesters who confronted police shouting "Murderers" and "Glory to Ukraine!"

 

Pro-European protesters take cover during clashes with Ukrainian riot police in Kiev

 

Pro-European protesters throw stones during clashes with riot police in Kiev

 

 

and Kiev this morning...

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Dr. Engali's picture

Damn it's a good thing we have a global recovery going on or people might be pissed.

Slave's picture

As soon as the government takes care of these unruly protestors everything will be just fine.

kaiserhoff's picture

They are still suffering from what Stalin did to them.

Some nations have well earned enemies on all of their borders.

Volkodav's picture

Stalin was not a Russian.

From 1917 thru Stalin was never Russians in control.

Russians were murdered in greater numbers

Russians suffered more than any.

NoDebt's picture

Is the Ukranian President's house in this "200 meter stretch in downtown Kiev"??

If not, you're protesting in the wrong place.  If you want him out, then GO THROW HIM THE FUCK OUT.  Does burning down the center of a city get him any closer to the exit?

 

JoeSexPack's picture

Catapult!

 

@ 0:21 of vid #2.

dcj98gst's picture

They already did that.  The Berkut blocked his residence.

mc225's picture

seems like the 'west' is really good at getting agents into that part of the world, in order to create the desired 'result'.

we saw it 100 years ago and we're seeing it again today.

El Tuco's picture

@Volkadav

Your so full of shit.... Kurvie Sin...

Unknown User's picture

Everything will be just fine as soon as the "protestors" get their pink-slips. 

Renewable Life's picture

Time to get those people bigger welfare and entitlement payments, Jesus don't they accept EBT in Kiev????

Plus, how can we capture Snowden, if we don't control the Ukraine?? So riots are good there right, but bad in Egypt.......or was it good in Egypt but bad in Bahrain????? Wait they are bad in Thailand but good in Syria????

The NSA needs to gets its sht together on their riot messages, it's confusing as fuck, and how can we know which "team" to be on or cheer for???

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Their Government's true adversary are not the "student" or "unruly protesters" -- who are just the unwitting paws -- but TPTB in the US and the EU, who are hell-bent on encircling Russia like a boa encircles its prey and tightens the hold with each exhale.

It might also help them to offer an Alternative & Better Vision for Ukraine than that which the EU 'promises'. 

The Ukraine and Russian governments need to "out" the Central Banksters of the 'West' (i.e. UK, US) with copious "truthiness", repeated endlessly via a counter-culture.  D&C (dive & conquer) the student/protest movement with their own message & movement.  Statements and cameo/guest-appearances on RT won't do, sorry to say.  That mode is way to passive, for it to sink in and stay in.

slotmouth's picture

Good luck to Franklin Templeton on their recent purchase of Ukraine bonds in August. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9c9ed01c-48a0-11e3-a3ef-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2r2IwMb8I

matrix2012's picture

KIEV should smack the dangerous TIGERS not the helpless flies of the rioters.

Those provocators holding DUAL citizenship or PR in other countries are especially venomous, treacherous, must be dealt outright!

 

If you don't get me, just look at the citizenship of AIPAC members  for some idea :-)

monkeyboy's picture

Is this the winter version of Burning Man?

 

therevolutionwas's picture

It's great to see our CIA is still out there getting things done.

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

Sure hope this doesn't disrupt the Ukraine hooker trade!

Sudden Debt's picture

They thought everybody would get a free Obama phone... even foreigners...

they forgot they actually needed to be in America for that...

rsnoble's picture

This is what DC needs to look like.  Before the assholes jet off.

Rusty Diggins's picture

"And lately one or two have finally paid there dues for working for the clampdown"

fooshorter's picture

<-- Eastern Spring

<-- Eastern Winter

 

 

samsara's picture

Nice Martin Armstrong quote, His cycle puts 2014 as turning point for conflict like we are seeing.

Thailand & Ukraine – The Common Link

http://armstrongeconomics.com/2014/01/21/thailand-ukraine-the-common-link/

"As we look ahead, 2014 will begin the rise in Civil Unrest that will also begin to turn more violent. There remains a serious risk of World War III as the economy turns down after 2015.75."

http://armstrongeconomics.com/2013/12/31/year-end-closing-numbers/

gwar5's picture

Why can't we be more like Ukraine and Egypt? 

 

Those guys know what the fuck is going on and having none of it. No re-Sovietization for the Ukraine. No Shariah fundamentalism for Egypt. Those are things worth fighting for.

 

How about no fascism for the US?

Slave's picture

There's still enough free shit coming here that life isn't uncomfortable enough yet. Just wait until the free shit parade ends. They know they need to get the guns first...

SDShack's picture

The gun grab has been tried numerous time and failed. Fast & Furious, Sandy Hook, Colorado, etc. TPTB know that they have to engineer something much bigger to try to pull this off, but the bigger the black swan, the greater the internet uncovers the truth and communicates the lie, and the bigger the likely blowback. Blowback with pissed off gunowners is NOT what TPTB want. They will keep trying, but it will be more Sandy Hook type events, one after the other, or a Gabby Giffords type event with a much bigger politician. Be vigilant and prepare for it.

As to the FSA, if the free shit parade ends, the only violence you will get is from the FSA to reinstate the free shit parade. No revolution, just expanding the welfare state. The real revolution will come from where it always comes from. The disaffected youth. The urban teens to 20-somethings that are saddled with unpayable college debt, living at home, no job and no prospects, but with lots of unrealistic desires. TPTB understand this too. That's why they are trying to control the youth by keeping them addicted to weed and mindless reality tv and video games. Take away something that is near and dear to them and that will be the spark. Take away their cellphone and icrap and watch them explode. That's why the NSA issue is such a big deal. These youths are starting to understand that connection. Teach them, and exploit it.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Nope.

You certainly won't see Americans fighting for their liberties or sovereignty like the Ukraine or Egypt which is why these two Countries are in the condition they are in.

If we were to have a revolution it would keep the "Orange Projects" to a minimum because our police state would be too busy at home to fuck with anybody else abroad!

Not only are Americans by in large incompetent and ignorant, they are cowards!!!

tip e. canoe's picture

more like either lazy or directing their industriousness towards strengthening the invisible chains that bind them.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

tip e. ...

Well said and I concur.

shovelhead's picture

Does this include yourself?

Just asking.

silvermail's picture

Color revolution in America - it is impossible.
Because America is the only country in the world, in the territory of which there is no U.S. embassy.

halfawake's picture

we have ebt mcdonalds and american idol is on!

djsmps's picture

Shut up and smoke your joint.

Jason T's picture

"It's just time"

Martin Armstrong

 

GumbyMe's picture

Please notice that none of the people protesting in the streets of Kiev are morbidly obese. The US rhyno population will never rise up, since it physically doesn't have the stamina to "fight", unless there's an app for that.

DontGive's picture

There are "fighting" apps.. I'm sure of it!

X_mloclaM's picture

" Why can't we be more like Ukraine and Egypt? "

Get invaded and riled up to join banker unions ?

Been done fool

X_mloclaM's picture

granted, the fiat sys does need 1mo reset for the global version, when all is properly placed

Dr. Engali's picture

"This is primarily about corruption. However, his repressive laws against the protesters have only brought out more people who see the country headed back into Communism."

 

Don't worry the rest of the world isn't too far behind you.

22winmag's picture

Green shoots... everywhere!

Confundido's picture

Just like after WWII, the Russians have time on their side and the Europeans, like the Americans when they still had the monopoly of the atomic bomb, do not realize the opportunity passing before them to put a final mortal touch to Russian expansion. The Americans are also to blame, because they seem only to look at the perils of a stronger European Union and do not see the longer term problem a pro-Russian Ukrain will face them with.

Jason T's picture

Armstrong is all over this 

Corruption is culprit and youth "not gonna take it anymore" 

self interest folks, tis why history repeats

youngman's picture

Corruption is king there..I was in a restaurant one time..I was kicked out....becuase the Government employees wanted to take it over for their free lunch....every month they did it...there were also many buildings under construction that were stopped..because some government employee shut them down until they paid the bribe....electrical...plumbing..building inspectors all required a bribe...and you never know how much it is...let alone the politicians...and then throw in the Mafia there..and its a tough place to make an honest living...people were trying...I feel sorry for them...one half of the Population is Russian...from when they killed the Ukrainians off in the 30s...the other half are Ukranian..speak a different language..the older folks want to go back to Communisim as they paid a monthy stipend....the young people want Capitalism to get a job and do something...

disabledvet's picture

"meat grinder for History." Joining might be the "spark" but it sure looks like self-determination is the goal. Once the Flag goes up what else can you do? How can anyone be surprised this has meaning?

esum's picture

and obama urinates in his trousers and TURNS HIS BACK ON FREEDOM.......AGAIN...... draw and quarter Yanuckovich. Putin, the man with a plan, is reeling in the lost empire using $5 billion cash for the crooks and energy policy.... 

F em all but 6's picture

Now we know what downtown Chicago will look like once entitlements are cut off due to an insolvent treasury.