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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.

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