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Nine Ukrainian police officers died of gunshot wounds in clashes, the Interior Ministry said, as quoted by Itar-Tass.
Radicals are blocking the checkpoints at the Ukrainian border, the country’s border control said, as quoted by Interfax news agency. In particular, about 40 people blocked the road near the Ukrainian-Polish border, placing tires and other objects to interfere with the passing of vehicles.
Radical protesters have announced the mobilization of their forces on the Kiev’s Independence Square, to prepare for new clashes with law enforcement authorities. The radicals demand to “bring to the barricades everything that will burn and can reinforce them,” as quoted by Itar-Tass news agency.
“This is not a rally, this is an organized military confrontation,” the organizers added.
Among those killed in the rioting in Kiev were three employees of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry from the southern Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Polish PM Donald Tusk has called for sanctions against Ukraine’s government following deadly clashes between police and protesters.
The blood was spilt in Ukraine due to the criminal activity of radical opposition forces, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said in a statement. Russia demands the opposition leaders stop the bloodshed and immediately renew negotiations with the legitimate government without threats or ultimatums.
European Union foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Ukraine in Brussels on Thursday, an EU official said.
The ministers are expected to discuss imposing sanctions on people responsible for violence and the use of excessive force during protests in Ukraine, which killed at least 25 people. (Reuters)
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich announced on Thursday, February 20, a day of mourning for those who have died in the Kiev insurgency. The latest reports from Ukraine suggest that 25 people, including nine police officers, have perished in clashes. Over 70 law enforcement officers suffered gunshot wounds. The number of injured in the riots is measured in the hundreds
Bravo to these people.
Can't wait to see all the moral crusaders come in here and place blame on the protesters and sympathize with the police.
You push so far, we're going to push back.
Once again, bravo to these people. About time people began say we have had enough, and act upon that sentiment.
I love you fellas across the pond.
blame on the protesters and sympathize with the police.
I was born and raised in western Ukraine and this situation is both necessary and inevitable in a country plagued by extreme corruption. Most politicians are puppets for the mafia families running the show in the background. The country is also kept on a leash by Russian interests. Most of Ukraine does not particularly like Russia for the atrocities that it has committed (Holodomor, suppression of Ukrainian literature in 1800s, etc,) so the frustration is understandable when we had opportunity to join EU (lesser of two evils sadly) and the puppet president squandered it.
I think this article sums up the situation the best:
so the frustration is understandable when we had opportunity to join EU (lesser of two evils sadly) and the puppet president squandered it.
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
You're about the only poster who knows what's going on, So sad. What if Russia paid a bunch of "Rebels" to "Protest" in America?
Power to the people? or power to the Puppetmasters controlling the people?
You're about the only poster who knows what's going on in Libya, So sad. Your Wrong about the Rebels they are moderate and Libya would be better off without Gaddafi
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Power to the people?
So the fascist protesters are people?
The events in the Ukraine continue to deteriorate. Moments ago Lawmakers in Ukraine’s Lviv region, declared independence after backers evicted appointed governor overnight. Lviv’s parliament formed executive committee with department heads in Governor Oleh Salo’s administration that will take over functions of regional government, Oksana Dmetryv, a spokeswoman for Speaker Petro Kolodiy, said today by phone from Lviv. Protesters also seized headquarters of security services in Lviv, a region of 2.5 million people bordering Poland. Elsewhere, there were reports of more military vehicles crossing through Kiev: if there are any more Molotov Cocktail video follow ups we will be sure to capture them.
According other sources than RT ( Russia today ) tells us that police is using guns against the protesters. I wouldn´t count on RT as a reliable news source in this issue, it wouldn´t be the first time for RT to have their mouths shut or stories pretold.