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Ukraine Government-Opposition Truce Announced

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With the Hryvnia at near-record lows (9.08 to the USD) and 3-month bill yields at 42%, we get a glimmer of good news from Ukraine:

  • *UKRAINE PROTEST CAMP WON'T BE STORMED TONIGHT, OPPOSITION SAYS
  • *UKRAINE GOVT, OPPOSITION AGREE ON TRUCE, YANUKOVYCH SAYS
  • *UKRAINE TALKS AIMED AT STOPPING BLOODSHED, YANUKOVYCH SAYS

Though sadly we have seen this before...

 

 

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych held a meeting with Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak and members of the Working Group on the Settlement of Political Crisis.

The meeting was attended by Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andriy Kliuyev, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andriy Portnov, Acting Minister of Justice Olena Lukash and leaders of opposition parties Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, Oleh Tiahnybok.

Following the meeting, the parties declared:

  1. Truce
  2. Beginning of negotiations aimed at cessation of bloodshed and stabilization of the situation in the country for the sake of civil peace.
 

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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:22 | 4454302 pazmaker
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Give Peace a chance?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:26 | 4454315 onelight
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Get out the marshmallows, will be songs around the campfire, for tonight anyway. They did this across the trenchlines over Christmas during WW1 too. Let's hope cooler heads prevail, agreed.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 21:29 | 4455071 Cult_of_Reason
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Police and "titushki" (police officers dressed as civilians pretending to be the demonstrators) killing real demonstrators. All the violence is to preserve the corrupt regime of Yanukovytch.

This goes straight to the International Court of Justice as evidence to charge and convict Yanukovytch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7jVEF9AZOI

Someone fled to Vienna on a private Gulfstream jet, got rejected and fled back to Kiev. Was it Yanukovytch?
https://twitter.com/mintparanoiac/status/436249168445968384/photo/1

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:06 | 4455396 mjcOH1
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"Get out the marshmallows, will be songs around the campfire, for tonight anyway. They did this across the trenchlines over Christmas during WW1 too. Let's hope cooler heads prevail, agreed"

 

"Si vis pacem, para bellum."  - "If you expect peace, pull my finger."

 

 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:24 | 4455758 Dr. Destructo
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..And the generals prevented such a truce from happening again.

With that said, I wonder what the U.S./E.U./Russia will do to get the fires roaring again.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:35 | 4454364 Renewable Life
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If we are going to fixate on the Ukraine today, I'm going to continue to harp on the same shit too!!

What I posted below is as relevent this minute, as it was an hour ago!

While my gut emotional reaction is to cheer the images of "the people" moltov cocktailing the Government APC and all the rest, once I come down from my rush and realize all thses people are doing is rioting for the "right" to "join" the second most corrupt currency on the planet and MOST corrupt government entity (the EU) on the planet, my excitement is over!

The reason they are rioting in Thailand, Chavezland, and Argentina, is the same as why they are rioting in Ukraine and Bosnia, don't let these propaganda sociopaths in the US and EU tell you otherwise!! The people have lost all of their wealth or most and their toliet paper currency is almost worthless, they can't eat, work, or prosper, and their scared as hell about what they should do about it!  

The answer is NOT the EU or the US, Russia or China, its have a revolution that demands "the people" are paid in something that is going to hold value and protect their wealth, and establish the right to bear arms for all citizens, in order for the average citizen to protect that wealth and value!

2 steps, problems solved, bankers start to commit suicide, rioting stops, people go back to work, economy explodes to the up side, because 75% of economics, is persepction and sense of well being! When you feel safe and secure, you spend and take risks, simple fucking human nature, but these ivy league fuck offs, think there is a PHD needed to explain shit! So enjoy your slavery and servitude, and continue to believe in fairy tales and toilet paper dreams, as we descend into the abyss! I'm sure Yellen and Draghi will save us all. right??

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:46 | 4454406 john39
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problem, reaction, solution...  don't worry, the NWO will make everyone double extra happy happy.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:52 | 4454882 TahoeBilly2012
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Sorry about that currency collapse...here we have some free Miley Cyrus video's for you (the news ones) and your kids (the old Disney ones).... compliments of our Hollywood Zio-tainment industry....there there. Now how would you like an introductory bronze level credit card?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:21 | 4454781 marriedgeordie
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To quote Mrs Nuland, "FUCK THE EU". This is the attitude in Ukraine now. Nobody gives a shit about the EU any more, nobody wants to join this club. All the people want is to get rid of the criminal gang that call themselves the government of Ukraine, and of course of their armed, dangerous and brutal henchmen.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:00 | 4454907 El Tuco
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Here is some of the shit the criminal gang pulled in the last day....I know there are a lot of cunts on ZH that support these fucks...Fucking Judas bunch, they would probably sell their own mothers as whores for a shekel....

 

  • Vladimir Naumov found dead on the bank. Protesters says that he was kidnapped and killed by police. The version of police that this was suicide. Photo NSFW
  • Journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy shot dead in Kiev. He was dragged from the car, beaten and shot in the chest. He died from a gunshot wound in BSP. Vyacheslav worked in the newspaper VESTI. Photo
  • Michael Zhizdnevsky citizen of Belarus was shot in heart by sniper. Protesters move his dead body to ambulance (Probably NSFL)
  • Sergei Nigoyan was shoot by sniper.
  • Yuri Verbitsky was kidnapped from the hospital. A day later found dead near Kiev with signs of torture.
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:36 | 4454838 Paveway IV
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I'm kind of surprised no Ukrainians said anything to your post yet, RL. You grossly mis-characterize the last three months of what's been going on there.

1. Ukraine doesn't want to 'join' the EU any more than they want to 'join' Russia. This is about trade agreements, not the cold war.

2. East and West Ukraine (and Kiev and Crimea) all have their own take on what kind of arrangement would be best. The protests were originally about making their voice heard, not about bullying other parts of the country to do something. You know... democracy. That was what the last three months of peaceful protests were about.

3. Ukranians have largely forgotten about the trade issues and have (very rightfully) turned their rage on the corrupt government. Lviv didn't declare independence from Ukraine and isn't joining the EU. They just threw the current local rats out of their region's administration and said they will not follow the current corrupt national administration. 

4. There's plenty of thug groups on either side that have their own adgendas and are pretty visible in the protests. They don't represent most Ukrainians - they're just looking for their little hunk of cheese in the chaos.

5. The Ukrainians first and foremost want a democratic republic. They're not stupid - none of them want to be an EU, US or Russian lapdog (or doormat). That's the exact opposite of why they're taking bullets in the head right now. They're not getting shot simply to rotate blue team/red team crony politicians.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:02 | 4454905 TahoeBilly2012
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Great native perspective and listen but, sorry, we are all a little fed up with our own politician's and economic situation and corruption over here (US) and the EU (speaking from my US view of) and this has made us all a bit jaded when we think maybe some foreign nation is all lathered up on getting in on our good tidings and way of life. It doesn't help to hear that our sociopathic State Dept. is out giving dictates on who will form what Government where, when we desparately want these people out of our own lives and aren't evil enough to wish them on you!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 21:21 | 4455212 Paveway IV
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TB: I'm from your FEMA regions. That's my take on what is going on there now based on numerous accounts from the Ukrainians on social media.

They had almost a Morsi-type problem with Yanukovych. People disagreed with him on a lot of things, but what really got them pissed is when he took his narrow election win as a wholesale license to stuff every last political office with his cronies (kind of like a certain red team/blue team tactic you and I may be familiar with).

I admire both the Ukrainian's class and will. Generally civilized and polite for three months as they protested against Yanukovych's 'Exectutive Order' style of heavy-handed leadership regarding trade and his unwillingness to address their concerns. Things were deteriorating, but what's the worst we saw... Fireworks? Lasers? Then Yanukovych's version of the DHS started visiting hospitals holding injured protestors and started dragged off the one's they thought were 'leaders'. Those protestors later turned up on the banks of the local river.

Then the cops (or their thug pals) started putting bullets in the protestors. Ukrainians are not nearly as pussified as the U.S. - the f'king gloves came off and they acted. Now it's a war between average Ukrainians and Yanukovych's Crony Administration. That's the most dangerous kind of war - psychopaths don't like to be confronted directly. They go bonkers. The regular Ukraine military isn't going to fire on average Ukrainians and the government knows this. The average cop probably doesn't either. Most of them look like they don't want to be there at all. 

Despite wishful thinking by many outsiders with their own adgendas, Ukraine has little desire to destroy their government or split up the country. They DO have a desire to assert themselves and decide their own future. Corrupt, crony government doesn't fit in to that picture - Yanukovych's, or any one elses version. 

I envy them. We use to live in a country like that a long time ago. 

 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 09:02 | 4456731 kralizec
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I hope and pray you are correct and Ukraine can chart a truly independent course.  But they've been betrayed more than once by corrupt officials, and it will be hard to keep the foreign interlopers from meddling.  And this truce has me a bit nervous.  What do we really know is going on?  Are the cronies and adventurers using this time to gather information and concentrate their influence when the truce breaks?  How do they get cronies to agree to give up power let alone expect them to deal honestly with anyone.  This is far from over.  Pray for the people of Ukraine.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:23 | 4454308 Meat Hammer
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Too late!  I saw someone cross the red line.  I just know it.  

I warned you bastards!  Don't try to talk about peace now, cuz you ain't gettin none.

 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:23 | 4454309 Cult_of_Reason
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After yesterday's Police Berkut pogroms in Kiev

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hYvM_aIc4Y

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:35 | 4454362 ThirdWorldDude
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Wrong, dickhead, your errand boys were invited to peace talks and offered key positions in Ukraine .gov a month ago. I'm afraid it's far from over, they've just agreed to a truce in order to regroup and recieve new orders from their Zio-overlords.

Fuck you and the McStain that rides you!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:46 | 4454407 dcj98gst
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I guess America's for fathers should have just accepted positions of king george.  You fucking idiot.  People are fighting for their freedoms.  Go live in North Korea if you like the Totalitarianism of Yanakovich.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:01 | 4454466 john39
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Ukraine is not a colony.  The government was lawfully elected.   King George, on the otherhand, was not.   kinda like the EU and the central banking system.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:09 | 4454935 El Tuco
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John are you a fucking idiot. That cunt Yanukovych stole the election. He fucking paid for it threatning half of Eastern Ukraine with unemployment. Fuck are you retarded...Get some help.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:27 | 4455000 ThirdWorldDude
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Which kinda reminds me of another cunt, currently in a Ukraine prison, that not only stole the "orange" elections of 2004, but also successively robbed the country...

They are all corrupt, fullstop. The only difference between Yanukovich and Yushchenko is who they're proxies for and what is their ultimate goal.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:45 | 4454869 Bagbalm
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for fathers ? Perhaps we'd still speak English.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:46 | 4454408 dcj98gst
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I guess America's for fathers should have just accepted positions of king george.  You fucking idiot.  People are fighting for their freedoms.  Go live in North Korea if you like the Totalitarianism of Yanakovich.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:00 | 4454458 Nex
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"Freedom" with neonazis freedom

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-Ukrainian_Union_%22Svoboda%22

 

 

 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:52 | 4454594 Cult_of_Reason
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Are these the "neonazis" too?
https://twitter.com/mikeybbq/status/436262409477435392/photo/1

According to RIA Novosti this is a coup d'état in Ukraine! So much for KGB/FSB myth of "nazis" VS regime propaganda.
https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/status/436230083968528385/photo/1

Or these Hungarians who remember 1956 & Soviet tanks rolling in to crush their uprising?
https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/status/436213783262793728/photo/1

Or Ukrainian Olympic alpine skier quits Sochi, blames Yanukovych for deaths on EuroMaidan
http://www.kyivpost.com/content/sport/ukrainian-olympic-alpine-skier-qui...

Everyone is a "neonazi?"

Sigh... The brainwashed Putin's sheep will never understand why scientists, engineers, and doctors have taken to the streets in Kiev.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:08 | 4454734 ThirdWorldDude
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Easy to pick cherries, huh? 

I've posted here on multiple occasions about the deep east/west, catholic/orthodox, division of Ukraine. What is going on there now is Zbig playing his book as envisaged in his "The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives" (1998). The failed EU-Ukraine contract was but a motive to ignite the fire fueled with neocon joobux. Those stupid protestors have no bloody idea that they're being played like puppets in fulfilling someone elses goals. To wit:

"Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifice (casualties, even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization." (p.35)

"For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia... Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia - and America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained.” (p.30)

"Henceforth, the United States may have to determine how to cope with regional coalitions that seek to push America out of Eurasia, thereby threatening America's status as a global power." (p.55)

 

You don't need to do the math, your pals at AIPAC have already done that for you. 


http://www.globalresearch.ca/euromaidan-uprising-and-the-grand-chessboar...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:42 | 4454796 Cult_of_Reason
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Sorry, but "the DEEP east/west, catholic/orthodox, division of Ukraine" is an exaggerated and promoted by KGB/FSB RIA Novosti propaganda myth.

Viktor Yanukovych threatened by first protests in Russian-speaking heartland

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10598876/Ukraine-Viktor-Yanukovych-threatened-by-first-protests-in-Russian-speaking-heartland.html

Ukraine Chief Loses Support in Stronghold

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/world/europe/ukraine-chief-loses-support-in-stronghold.html

 

So much for all that Putin's sheep religious believes that the solution is to divide the country.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:28 | 4455769 TheReplacement
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You being the tool here.  Those people want their freedom for themselves.  It doesn't matter who is helping them.  They are not motivated to bleed for AIPAC.  They bleed for themselves.  It sounds like you would deny someone his freedom because you hate a third party.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:23 | 4454788 marriedgeordie
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????? ? ????, ??????? ?????????

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:58 | 4454902 El Tuco
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Hey Thirdworlddick....

You must be one of those cunts that prays to Putin. He's your Zionist overlord. His Government is made up of about 80 % of them. Just look at Yanukovych's party...all Zionists.

Fuck are you ever stupid....You can even tell who is who....stupid fuck....

 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:48 | 4454414 EverythingEviL
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Crazy...thanks for the link

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:29 | 4454337 NOTW777
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people died/were killed

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:34 | 4454359 Skin666
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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ... God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion; what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?  Let them take arms." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:30 | 4454343 Uber Vandal
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:30 | 4454344 Seasmoke
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Pass the Vodka.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:30 | 4454345 Ignatius
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"We gotta keep our heads down till this peace craze blows over."

Recently overheard comment at EU HQ.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:32 | 4454351 Spastica Rex
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What would that pretty piano playing lady from a few years ago have said about all this, "The birth pangs of a new Ukraine?"

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:48 | 4454412 Ignatius
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Eloquently phrased by 'a piano lady' who never had her head kicked by an iron boot.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:32 | 4454355 stant
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Rocky to bullwinkle Natasha is pissed over.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:36 | 4454368 NOZZLE
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Now if they can only get the leaders of Ukraine to agree on special rights for the fudgepacker and bulldyke clamlicker brigade.  Then and only then will the countries problems be solved if only the tenderloin division can get its way.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:36 | 4454373 newsguy68
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Soldier, ‘We Can’t Trust Each Other, Obama’s Divided Us, We’re Dangerously Close to Civil War

http://govtslaves.info/soldier-cant-trust-obamas-divided-us-dangerously-close-civil-war/

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:14 | 4454949 lakecity55
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It's coming.

I do not want to see it, but the Nazobamunists will soon make their move.

Stay low.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:39 | 4454388 NoWayJose
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Truces always benefit the side with the best communications and the best mobility...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:48 | 4454415 swmnguy
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This will last until the last planeful of reporters leaves Sochi.  Then Ukraine will get back into its more typical history; a bloodbath.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:50 | 4454427 Atomizer
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Again, the few controlling interest groups are in a Chaos Theory approach in recovering a bad investment vehicle in UKRAINE .

Q2 of 2013 on OTC derivatives.

http://www.bis.org/publ/qtrpdf/r_qt1312b.pdf

Consolidated Banking Statistics.

http://www.bis.org/statistics/rppb1401_detailed.pdf

Book them a flight to Ukraine and watch them dodge a hell fire of bullets.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:54 | 4454440 goldhedge
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OBAMA CLAIMING HE DONE IT YET ?

 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:00 | 4454461 Darksky
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They didnt build that truce, I did!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:01 | 4454453 dontknowcrapabo...
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What most here on ZH don't understand is that the Ukrainian people are just tired of corruption and cronyism (yes I have inside scoop). Moving towards Russia guaranteed the status quo, at least, and I doubt anyone here has any clue what it is like to live as an average bloke with zero connections to the folks in power in a place like Ukraine. You get nada. You get your face beaten to a pulp for getting into a fender bender with a government stooge. The police don't give a crap, they're paid off. It's that kind of everyday living that makes these people go out and throw molotov cocktails at anything related to the government. These people have nothing to lose, it is that kind of desperation. Imagine the only way you can climb the success ladder is to become one of them, because you will not get anywhere unless you do. It takes a special person to be a psychopath, one that will sell their mother to get a break on the latest model BMW and a cushy 4 bedroom apartment in Kiev. Well, majority of people in Ukraine do not want to be one of those people. They want fairness and accountability. Is Europe the answer? I have no idea, but it sure ain't Russia. And anyone who praises Putin for being a "chess master" hasn't a clue what a crude manipulative hillbilly he really is. Anyway, it isn't about him, it's about wanting something different than scraping for a living.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:03 | 4454473 john39
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ask the Spanish or the greeks how the EU saved them from corruption and cronyism.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:22 | 4454551 dontknowcrapabo...
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I said that I don't know if Europe is the answer, you have obviously not read my post well. This euro-bashing is getting a bit tiresome and is irrelevant to what is happening in Ukraine, and why.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:59 | 4454697 john39
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I think your question about whether Europe is the answer has a pretty obvious answer.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:50 | 4454664 Irene
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You think Putin with his "let me turn off the energy to the Ukraine in the middle of the winter to teach them a lesson" or his "let me open up a credit line for $2billion to keep Ukrainian politicos in my pocket" is better than the EU?

Wait until the olympics are over.  At least the EU doesn't have tanks to roll.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:01 | 4454705 john39
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>>you think putin

yes.  there is a war raging, and Putin has chosen his side, against the zionist central banker run system.  he is no saint, but these days do not call for saints.  A fight is coming, and if you can't see who the real slave master is by now, well... good luck.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:11 | 4454741 semperfidelis
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Putin is just a tool, like all the faces you see on TV.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:03 | 4454916 El Tuco
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It's easy to keep saying that B.S. but you go live in Ukraine for a fucking day and you'll fucking be begging to get into the EU.....

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:05 | 4454486 jm
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Somebody gets it. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:08 | 4454488 Nex
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Like in Romania and Bulgaria:)

On contrary, there is import crisis because Yanukovich see better offer from Russia than EU. In that moment chaos start supported by western goverment, which is proven with video tape. And in fist line of protestors are mostly neonazis from Svoboda and hooligans from football stadiums.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:26 | 4454568 dontknowcrapabo...
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Yes, "Yanukovich see better offer from Russia than EU" because Yanukovich really cares about the well being of his people. That's what Yanukovich really cares about, not himself, no.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:54 | 4454677 negue
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Don't rush! This member of the "vocal minority" did not claim Yanukovich cares about Ukrainian people. Without knowing, he said the truth, Yanukovich got a better offer (money, keeping him in power, ect) from Russia. The EU did not promise him billions of dollars (to taper off), like Putin did.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:04 | 4454921 El Tuco
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Hey NEX, finished your shift with Berkut? How many old ladies did you beat today Judas....

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:16 | 4454532 smacker
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The only difference between the Ukraine and most western countries is one of scale. And yes, the EU is almost as bad in its own way. Not one of the chief apparatchiks in Brussels was ever elected by anyone and corruption is so rampant that the EU accounts have not been signed off by auditors for close to 10 years.

Like the Ukraine, the EU is rotten to the core. In fact most countries have political systems which are rotten to the core and stuffed full of psychopathic, criminal slimeballs.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:22 | 4454553 fuu
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I think most of us get it. It's only a vocal minority saying otherwise.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:58 | 4454690 negue
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I think we get it. Hell, I live in a country that used to fit to what you described. The difference is we're already in the EU.

Unfortunately there are some trolls/paid internet shills/honest commenters (I feel sorry for those) around here. The good thing is we can spot them a mile away. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:06 | 4454928 lakecity55
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Hey, your description sounds just like Amerikkka!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:08 | 4454501 bearish1
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I'm surprised this is not happening here with our Dictators.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/danielle-ryan/2014/02/i-am-a-ukrainian-this-ne...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:15 | 4454526 swass
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I have a feeling this truce won't last long if Lviv doesn't reunite and return control to the former regional government.  Also, when the Yanukovych fails to step down, they will be right back where they started.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:17 | 4454535 thtmnbhndthecrtn
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God bless our fearless, red-line-drawing leader....

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:34 | 4454559 swass
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What is funny is how little other countries care about what Obama or Biden say.  Yes, it is reported often and sometimes you get some that have the misconception of the US being a white horse and knight coming to the rescue, but most people see US beurocrats as being the opinionated neighbor down the street with the McMansion that wants to tell them how to run their life.

Since their other, closer, neighbor with a big house happens to be Russia, I don't think anyone really could take Obama seriously on any tough language.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:03 | 4454918 lakecity55
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Backdoor Barry: "Blah blah blah ukraine blah blah blah ukraine, blah Blah! Blah blah blah, ukraine, etc etc"

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:01 | 4454909 lakecity55
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Bath House: "Curses! Foiled again!"

Reggie: "Honey, it's those supernational bank men on the phone again, they seem upset. Want me to tell them you're on the golf course?"

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:02 | 4454707 Son of Captain Nemo
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Somebody blinked and "shit their pants" and it wasn't Putin and Yanukovych.

Pretty certain Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry were told that the annointed ones looking out for America's interests saw something out there they didn't like both on (land and sea)!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 21:47 | 4455139 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Neither the Russians or the EU/US want the plebs to get any ideas that they can beat a military force by themselves without an intervening force of equal strength and weaponry firepower. It might give other plebs elsewhere ideas.....

That the plebs were this successful without guns for the most part probably has the US Marxist factions of the government spooked considering how much press and details of tactics the protestors were getting on places like reddit and here. If US citizens ever decide they have had enough they could easily make short work of the DHS and militarized police forces and their clown carriers without guns if anyone was paying attention. Now the protestors are arming themselves with the same militarized police force's weapons and ammo in a very public fashion no less. That had to have been too much for the control freaks on both sides of the proxy battle here. Neither side wants their human fidos getting any ideas that they might be able to function just fine without one of the 2 holding their leash.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:16 | 4454763 Kirk2NCC1701
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Ukraine protest camp won't be stormed before end of Olympics.

Come Monday, Feb. 24... the sparring gloves come off.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:25 | 4454798 Son of Captain Nemo
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Wouldn't want to be in the U.S. Navy trolling the Black Sea "before", "during" or "after" the Sochi games.

If the U.S.S. Taylor is any indication of how prepared we are for that kind of a fight -might want to think about it some more!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:16 | 4454764 semperfidelis
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Ok, lets see now, do you want to be slaves to Gazprom or Chevron ... let me think ...
Ukraine=1848. Actually 1848 started in todays Ukraine. I believe next they will go after the rich, french revolution style.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:11 | 4454943 TahoeBilly2012
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Even the Israeli's have had it with their own Government....man maybe this is the Armagedeon just a future of gullitiones and anarchy until the the oil stops flowing and then mass starvation. NO ONE IS HAPPY ANYWHERE, maybe Sweden and Bali.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:21 | 4454964 magpie
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I was always waiting for the moment the EU turns overtly anti semitic...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:26 | 4454994 lakecity55
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The USG needs to be OUT of Ukraine.

Fuck it, we are spending money on these bullshit color  revolutions with our own people on the ropes.

I do not know Who the "USG" is, but I do know it is NOT American. It is crushing Americans the same as it is killing by proxy in Syria.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 20:46 | 4455063 Westcoastliberal
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Ukrainain youth speaks out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvds2AIiWLA

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