Fugitive Ukraine leader wanted for murder, Russia sounds alarm

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Paul_Giles wrote:

Like the proverbial abusive husband, Russia is shocked and enraged when the Ukraine rejects its most magnanimous offer of “I swear I won’t cave your face in again” in favor of a sober, civilized suitor.

Feb 23, 2014 9:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
YesNoMaybeSo wrote:

Sounds like another “Berlin” wall might be ‘Put in’.

Feb 23, 2014 11:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Pterosaur wrote:

That’s the price to pay when someone trusts the West?

Feb 23, 2014 11:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RobertFrost wrote:

This is the new Libya!

The world will henceforth be treated to the bloody sight of the various radicals fighting it out, with the Ukrainian Nazis already in the forefront, and the entire Easter region – populated mostly by ethnic Russians preparing for an independence from the Ukraine.

It is noted that the Eastern Ukraine is the economic heart of the country – agriculture, industry and raw materials.

In fact, already one region declared its partial independence. The announcement from Kharkov that no more remittance of tax revenue to Kiev is the first volley.

Would Britain and Germany be sending troops to keep the country together, or the US starting a Third World War when the Russian army rushes to protect its ethnic brethren in the Crimea, say?

Feb 23, 2014 11:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Verpoly wrote:

Putin must be very disappointed with this Yanukovich losing grip of his country while Russia is hosting the winter Olympic. Talk with hindsight, Yanukovich deserves his current predicament as he should have dissoleved his enemy parliament a week ago to salvage his fate of facing an inevitable impeachment and relentless ouster of his cabinet ministers one by one and stripping of all presidential properties. Putin is shameful to have this idiot puppet.

Still, Ukraine remains a divided country, with the pro-Russia Eastern part likely to be annexed by Putin or declared independent as Russia’s buffer state if the regional votes so choose.

Feb 24, 2014 12:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
CNSG wrote:

Join the EU, and Ukrain will be no more.

Feb 24, 2014 12:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
WhyMeLord wrote:

After watching Bob Costa’s tirades about Russia during the Olympics, I don’t wonder why so many people hate the Americans. Politics has no business in any Olympic conversation or venue; Costa is an idiot, and I wonder where NBC stands in all of this; have they turned GOP?

Feb 24, 2014 12:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
fbwmeyer wrote:

With the president we have and secretary of state we have I think the US should keep its mouth shut. Ukraine and Russia do not need US input. The US has made so many ‘grave mistakes’ of its own that it is in no position to lecture any other nation.

Feb 24, 2014 12:42am EST  --  Report as abuse

Russia has an interest in preserving Ukraine as a whole, not seeing it divided. Putin already has his own issues internally where many of these same types of protests are springing up within Russia. If the Russian oligarchs fold like the ones in Ukraine, Putin has no support either.

Feb 24, 2014 3:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

The “interim government” acts very quickly.

Feb 24, 2014 3:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
BigMoneyBall wrote:

Funny how no one asks the question whether the government has the right to make the decisions it makes? Can they just simply vote to dismiss the current president? Is it okay to just seize the property of Yanukovich by a government decision and make a media circus out of it?

Blind people of Ukraine.

Feb 24, 2014 4:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
WMBRIANLEE wrote:

Yes and who from the protestor ranks are going to be indicted. Ukrainian police were killed too.

Feb 24, 2014 6:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
WMBRIANLEE wrote:

Yes and who from the protestor ranks are going to be indicted. Ukrainian police were killed too.

Feb 24, 2014 6:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
tbro wrote:

Putin most likely has him bunking with Snowdon.

Feb 24, 2014 6:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
Universalist wrote:

When will the Russian and Western dividing line evolve and dissolve? The us and them mentality is not the winning formula for any state seeking modernization. This Russian-Western dichotomy is realized in the Ukraine and should be the gateway to understanding and cooperation-not bitter rivalry and bloody force of conviction. This police action taken out on people standing up for what they believe in was a huge mistake no matter the reasoning. Russia, which has recently demonstrated an interest in resolving problems through peaceful measures (Syria) should continue on that path here. Sochi, which was a beautiful display of Russian pageantry and splendor cannot be, and shall not be squandered. It was a tremendous step in the good direction.

Russia must make all appeals to peaceful settlement in the beautiful Ukraine!!!

No division in the Ukraine–just agreement through compromising negotiation……….A true adjustment opportunity for the West and Russia to work out the bugs.

Feb 24, 2014 8:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
QuidProQuo wrote:

Just make sure that every opposition fighter that killed a police officer or member of the security forces is also treated as wanted criminals. Or is that okay because fits of rage and no regard for the rule of law is the new norm these days?

Feb 24, 2014 8:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
QuidProQuo wrote:

Just make sure that every opposition fighter that killed a police officer or member of the security forces is also treated as wanted criminals. Or is that okay because fits of rage and no regard for the rule of law is the new norm these days?

Feb 24, 2014 8:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

>>I wonder where NBC stands in all of this; have they turned GOP?

was that meant to be a joke?

Feb 24, 2014 8:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
Oma wrote:

@ Uiversalist — Yes, thank you. I wish for peace and prosperity for all of Ukraine and all the Ukrainian people together, both east and west. And I wish for a good working relationship between the US and Russia. I can imagine a world in which our two countries don’t spend so many human and material resources on defence, and it is beautiful! Imagine all the schools and parks and houses, imagine how it would be if we could buy good health care for everyone.

Feb 24, 2014 9:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mylena wrote:

Any time the Pope ask for world peace, those freaks kill millions. Why you are not going all togheter to hell?

Feb 24, 2014 9:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
kitty1kitty wrote:

And when will the genocidal mass murders of the “Israeli” government stand trial?

Feb 24, 2014 9:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
kitty1kitty wrote:

And when will the genocidal mass murders of the “Israeli” government stand trial?

Feb 24, 2014 9:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
Lepetit wrote:

Judging by pictures of his mansion, he may have shared a decorator with “Shorty” Guzmán.

Feb 24, 2014 10:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
Zuhalter wrote:

So the dictator fled to Crimea? Probably hopped out on the first Russian military flight back to Moscow.

Feb 24, 2014 10:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

“Russia… declaring Russian citizens’ lives were under threat” – just wait for Russian PROVOCATIONS…

Feb 24, 2014 12:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SKYDRIFTER wrote:

So, who is going to make the arrest of Viktor Yanukovich? The commanders who carried out the alleged orders? And, good luck arresting a sniper.

With the U.S. economy in so much trouble, what do Obama or Rice have to say about Ukraine? Two million more Americans just lost their unemployment insurance – and Obama wants to fund the Ukrainians?? Seriously? Obama & the Gang just fanned the flames of the “Ukraine Spring;” to the usual effect seen in the Middle East.

The EU can’t decide or act fast enough to keep the Ukraine out of default. Between holding back the 15 billion loan and having his hand on the Ukraine fuel line supply valve; Putin has the upper hand, by far. Putin is “…. the man” – and he’s not inclined to entertain fools or take any unnecessary prisoners. Obama’s rhetoric and failing domestic and international politics are no match for Putin’s leadership.

Feb 24, 2014 12:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

“Carcass of Ukraine’s Fugitive President Sought for Food.”

Feb 24, 2014 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
westernshame wrote:

“We are looking to Europe now. We have hope. We want to join Europe”

then you have no hope, even sadder times ahead for Ukraine.

Feb 24, 2014 12:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Wildwood2000 wrote:

First President Viktor Yanukovich, signs agreements with the “peaceful protesters” now turned or admittedly termed Terrorist to give Ukraine’s parliament the old powers it had before becoming a democratic country and agreed to hold early elections. Then not good enough for the terrorist they turn an already volatile situation into a full insurgency and take control of the government. Then right away ask for a handout to save their sinking economy and government’s soon defaulted bonds due to their actions to have it now as a few weeks is not soon enough. Get real they have sent their country into a death spiral tail spin and want to point the blame away from their actions.

Feb 24, 2014 1:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Wildwood2000 wrote:

First President Viktor Yanukovich, signs agreements with the “peaceful protesters” now turned or admittedly termed Terrorist to give Ukraine’s parliament the old powers it had before becoming a democratic country and agreed to hold early elections. Then not good enough for the terrorist they turn an already volatile situation into a full insurgency and take control of the government. Then right away ask for a handout to save their sinking economy and government’s soon defaulted bonds due to their actions to have it now as a few weeks is not soon enough. Get real they have sent their country into a death spiral tail spin and want to point the blame away from their actions.

Feb 24, 2014 1:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Beethirtyjuan wrote:

check out Suriname’s President… *flies away

Feb 24, 2014 2:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

**Any time the Pope ask for world peace, those freaks kill millions. Why you are not going all togheter to hell?**

They will….

It’s the only reason I can stay sane in today’s world – my faith. I’m not sure I could ‘cope’ with humanity and it’s detestable injustice without faith in final justice in the end.

Feb 24, 2014 2:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

they should include PUTIN, on that wanted list…It was under his sly management, that this killing took place…he counted on the Ukrainians being sheep….on the USA, being sheep….he was right about Obama , Kerry and many inside the USA…But he was soooo wrong about the Ukrainians…Ukraine, for the Ukrainians…beware, PUTIN, will not stop…prepare for the worst!

Feb 24, 2014 4:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

This ‘coup’ was a Russian inside job. They wanted him gone and they cleared the way.

You think the guards at the palace just suddenly put their guns down when they saw the broom sticks in the square?

Russian job. Their problem now.

Feb 24, 2014 4:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bob9999 wrote:

It is unclear how far the Ukraine is from chaos, but it doesn’t seem to be very far from it. And it is disconcerting that this is becoming a familiar scene around the world when authoritarian regimes become dysfunctional. (Look at what’s going on in oil-rich Venezuela today.) The ordinary person usually is not better off as a result of chaos. The world cheered when the Mubarak regime in Egypt was toppled by popular protests, but the Egyptians do not appear to be better off today as a result. It’s important for countries to find ways to help other countries to muddle through times of crisis, because no one is better off when chaos descends.

Feb 24, 2014 4:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Putin’s man. Putin’s mess. Putin can clean it up.

Feb 24, 2014 5:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
adamrussell wrote:

And we should give them money why? So Russia wont?

Feb 24, 2014 6:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
adamrussell wrote:

And we should give them money why? So Russia wont?

Feb 24, 2014 6:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnLaN wrote:

Think Georgian conflict and North/South Ossetia.

Feb 24, 2014 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnLaN wrote:

Think Georgian conflict and North/South Ossetia.

Feb 24, 2014 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnLaN wrote:

Think Georgian conflict and North/South Ossetia.

Feb 24, 2014 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnLaN wrote:

Think Georgian conflict and North/South Ossetia.

Feb 24, 2014 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnLaN wrote:

Think Georgian conflict and North/South Ossetia.

Feb 24, 2014 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnLaN wrote:

Think Georgian conflict with North/South Ossetia.

Feb 24, 2014 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnLaN wrote:

Think Georgian conflict with North/South Ossetia.

Feb 24, 2014 6:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
adamrussell wrote:

AlkalineState wrote: “This ‘coup’ was a Russian inside job. They wanted him gone and they cleared the way.”

Are you kidding? Russia is the last one to have instigated this. They stand to gain nothing and lose much. If anyone had something to gain from the coup it would be the EU and the US.

Feb 24, 2014 6:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
adamrussell wrote:

AlkalineState wrote: “This ‘coup’ was a Russian inside job. They wanted him gone and they cleared the way.”

Are you kidding? Russia is the last one to have instigated this. They stand to gain nothing and lose much. If anyone had something to gain from the coup it would be the EU and the US.

Feb 24, 2014 6:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UrDrighten wrote:

Yanukovich was too kind a man to use ethnic Russian members of the Army to crush the protesters, round up and execute the ringleaders and major reactionary members of parliament, and arrange for Yulia Tymoshenko to have a “stroke” at the prison hospital.

Maybe Yanukovich thinks everyone would be better off if the western portions of Ukraine left the republic and snuggled up to Europe. That would mean that the ethnic Russians would keep the best part of the nation, the resources and industries that could continue the historic relationship with Russia.

And as far as Yanukovich being tried for “mass murder”, he’ll have to wait until the world gets around to Barak Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu first.

Feb 24, 2014 7:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jimky wrote:

We have money to give away?

Feb 24, 2014 8:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
shawnplr wrote:

Well if they’re intelligent enough to go with a Scandinavian type government i.e. Denmark etc… Which have no national debt and no GDP. they can do well. However, the USA (“The Chicago Boys” Friedmanites, and their cronies the EU.) Will never allow a system that supports itself with out even a GDP. Debt debt and more debt without representation is the status quo.

Feb 24, 2014 8:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
shawnplr wrote:

Well if they’re intelligent enough to go with a Scandinavian type government i.e. Denmark etc… Which have no national debt and no GDP. they can do well. However, the USA (“The Chicago Boys” Friedmanites, and their cronies the EU.) Will never allow a system that supports itself with out even a GDP. Debt debt and more debt without representation is the status quo.

Feb 24, 2014 8:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
shawnplr wrote:

Well if they’re intelligent enough to go with a Scandinavian type government i.e. Denmark etc… Which have no national debt and no GDP. they can do well. However, the USA (“The Chicago Boys” Friedmanites, and their cronies the EU.) Will never allow a system that supports itself with out even a GDP. Debt debt and more debt without representation is the status quo.

Feb 24, 2014 8:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
shawnplr wrote:

Well if they’re intelligent enough to go with a Scandinavian type government i.e. Denmark etc… Which have no national debt and no GDP. they can do well. However, the USA (“The Chicago Boys” Friedmanites, and their cronies the EU.) Will never allow a system that supports itself with out even a GDP. Debt debt and more debt without representation is the status quo.

Feb 24, 2014 8:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
techritter wrote:

This is SO karma for Putin just letting Syria slowly destroy itself. Now you got big problems in your backyard Vlad, hahahaha!!

Feb 24, 2014 9:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UScitizentoo wrote:

(Ras)Putin’s plan B – since his thug Yanukovich couldn’t kill enough people to stay in power – is talk of separation so Russia can steal the Crimea. Take the sea port under with the excuse of “saving” the russian speaking Ukrainians, convincing the Ukrainians they can’t have one country. You know for a smart guy (Ras)Putin is pretty stupid. All he had to do was influence Ukrainian politicians to get his way – instead he WAY overplayed his hand. Congratulations Ukraine – now watch your back.

Feb 25, 2014 12:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
BraveNewWrld wrote:

Here is an interesting founding document of those freedom-loving Ukrainian “rights” which lead the power grab in Kiev. Nazis, that is to say. Translation seems a bit awkward to me, but the spirit is clear. And Europe is going to support and embrace these guys?

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” Guidelines for the early days of public life .”

National minority policy

16. National minorities are divided into:
a) friendly to us , that the members are still oppressed peoples ;
b) hostile to us, Russians , Poles, Jews

a) have the same rights as Ukrainian, enable them to go back to their homeland.

b) Extermination in the fight, in particular those resisting the regime: expel to their land, destroy totally the intelligentsia, which is not to be admitted to any government, and generally make it impossible to reproduce intelligence, that is, no access to schools, etc. For example, the so-called Polish peasants must assimilate, aware of their place, explained that they are Latin-rite Ukrainians, forcibly assimilated. Leaders must be destroyed. Jews must be isolated, removed from governments to prevent sabotage, even more so Russians and Poles. When there is a need, for example, in the economic apparatus of the Jew, our militia man should be put to oversee, and eliminate this Jew for the least of misbehaviors.

Managers of individual areas of life can only be Ukrainian, not foreigners – enemies. Assimilation of Jews is ruled out.
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Feb 25, 2014 12:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
Alekhin wrote:

Yanukovich is ridiculous politician thats a fact. But ukrainians will never live as before. Because eastern part will become russian area (like autonomy i suppose). And the western territory will try to survive with out the eastern one.
I am not a fan of Putin’s policy (especially internal policy), but EU and US divide Ukraine by their own hands. Why they are doing such kind of presents to RF?

Feb 25, 2014 2:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
HumbleThinker wrote:

Ukaine is nothing but a puppet show. http://iforecastuk.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/ukraine-and-the-puppet-theatre/

Feb 25, 2014 3:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
Epictetus wrote:

From Moscow’s sulky response to events in Kiev, Putin’s meddling in other people’s affairs has finally been exposed for what it is – grandiose empire-building. Ukraine has shown that corrupt, power-hungry and kleptocratic dictators do not always sleep well at night. Following the downfall of Ben Ali, Gaddafi, Mubarrak, Morsi and Yanukovich, Tsar Vladimir I should be worried, very worried.

Feb 25, 2014 3:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
Epictetus wrote:

From Moscow’s sulky response to events in Kiev, Putin’s meddling in other people’s affairs has finally been exposed for what it is – grandiose empire-building. Ukraine has shown that corrupt, power-hungry and kleptocratic dictators do not always sleep well at night. Following the downfall of Ben Ali, Gaddafi, Mubarrak, Morsi and Yanukovich, Tsar Vladimir I should be worried, very worried.

Feb 25, 2014 3:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
Franklinn wrote:

I believe that democracy is the key to happiness and I see no hope for those in power right now in Ukraine to be democratic. They have no respect for laws and constitution at a time they have no power. And now they got the power.

Feb 25, 2014 4:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
Oma wrote:

@ BraveNewWorld:
Where did you find this document, “Guidelines for the early days of public life”?

@ Alekhin:
I hope for better for Ukraine. Peace, prosperity and an honest government for a united Ukraine. The honest government part will require that people keep watching them and demand transparency and accountability.

Feb 26, 2014 6:19am EST  --  Report as abuse

Check out my advisory on winklepublishing.blogspot.com for advise on Ukraine’s Economic Stimulus for 2014 and Economic Stability for Ukraine.

Mark Winkle, Founder/CEO
The Winkle Institute for
Worldwide Economic Stability

Feb 26, 2014 2:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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