First, the newly-installed interior minister declared that the police were now behind the protesters they had fought for days, giving central Kiev the look of a war zone with 77 people killed, while central authority crumbled in western Ukraine. Then despite yesterday's latest anti-crisis "agreement" which we said would last at best hours, the protesters continued their pressure against embattled president Yanukovich, demanding his outright and unconditional resignation, leading to his fleeing Kiev by airplane overnight to the far more pro-Russian city of Kharkiv located in the Eastern Ukraine, even as his arch rival, Yulia Tymoshenko, who is held in prison in the same city, was rumored to have been released on her way to the far more anti-Russian city of Kiev - it turns out those rumors have so far been incorrect.
Then there was a plethora of rumors that he has or is about to either escape the country and/or resign, sparking celebrations in Kiev, only for him to appear on TV subsequently and not only deny a resignation is coming, but that he accused the current leaders in Kiev of staging a coup d'etat and that all parliamentary decisions today have been illegitimate, saying "I did all I could to avoid bloodshed" while comparing recent events in the Ukraine to the "Fascist Revolution" in Germany. This was promptly rebutted by the Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski who tweeted there is no coup in Kiev and President Viktor Yanukovych has 24 hours to sign re-adopted 2004 constitution into law.
Ukraine's leader flees Palace as Protesters Widen Control ~ link ~ My guess is that this 'IS NOT OVER'!!! Stirling
Mr Yanukovych's spokeswoman said he did not accept the decision.
In a televised statement on Saturday, he said he had no intention of resigning or leaving Ukraine, comparing the country's political crisis to the rise of the Nazis in the 1930s.
Russia angered at Ukraine "government" vote to remove President after "I won't resign" comments ~ link ~
Remember that (laughable) agreement that was signed less than 24 hours ago and was grandly endorsed by all European nations, and which delineated the next legal presidential election sometime between September and December? Good times.
With 328 (of the 450 seats) voting in favor, the Ukraine parliament has agreed to removed President Viktor Yanukovych:
- *UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO REMOVE PRESIDENT YANUKOVYCH
- *UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO HOLD EARLY ELECTIONS ON MAY 25
Ukraine - Live Updates - with photos ~ link ~ All the globalist controlled nations are approving the Coup...that in and of itself is very telling!!! Stirling
Ukraine - Opposition Leader Tymoshenko Freed ~ link ~
The former Prime Minister was given a seven-year sentence in 2011 for abuse of power, but now she is reported to be on her way to the capital Kiev to join the protesters who have forced altered the country's political landscape through months of protests.
Ukraine's President declares a Coup, Tymoshenko released ~ link ~ - President Yanukovych declares a coup, and compares situation to the Nazis taking power in 1930s Germany
- Opposition lawmakers vote to oust the president, and call elections on 25 May
- Jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is released from jail
- Oleksandr Turchynov, an ally of Yulia Tymoshenko, is elected as the new parliament speaker
- 77 people are dead after days of violence in Kiev
Ukraine ex-Prime Minister Tymoshenko Freed - with photos ~ link
Ukraine ex-PM released on Parliament order - with video ~ link ~ Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been released from jail following President Victor Yanukovych’s departure from Kiev amid calls for him to relinquish power.
Ukraine Crisis: Opposition asserts authority in Kiev - with video ~ link ~ MPs have replace the parliamentary speaker and attorney general, appointed a new pro-opposition interior minister and voted to free jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
Police appear to have abandoned their posts across the capital.
Israeli involvement in Ukraine Coup - video ~ link
The EU association agreement with Ukraine is widely resisted by many EU member states with deep economic problems of their own. The two EU figures most pushing it—Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski—are both well known in the EU as close to Washington. The US is strongly pushing the Ukraine EU integration just as it had been behind the 2004 failed “Orange Revolution” to split Ukraine from Russia in a bid to isolate and weaken Russia. Now Ukrainians have found evidence of direct involvement of the Belgrade US-financed training group, CANVAS behind the carefully-orchestrated Kiev protests.
The Truth About the Ukraine - A US Coup - video ~ link
CIA agent captured in Ukraine helping protesters ~ link ~ A CIA agent has allegedly been captured in the Ukraine, as shown in the video. The Special Activities Division (SAD) is a division in the United States Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) National Clandestine Service (NCS), responsible for covert operations known as "special activities". Within SAD there are two separate groups, SAD/SOG for tactical paramilitary operations and SAD/PAG for covert political action. Special Operations Group (SOG) is the department within SAD responsible for operations that include the collection of intelligence in hostile countries and regions, and all high threat military or intelligence operations with which the U.S. government does not wish to be overtly associated. As such, members of the unit (called Paramilitary Operations Officers and Specialized Skills Officers) normally do not carry any objects or clothing (i.e., military uniforms) that would associate them with the US government.
The Road to World War III: Ukraine, Russia and American Imperialism - video ~ link ~ Stefan Molyneux speaks with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts about the violent protests in Ukraine, evidence that the United States is fueling the conflict with taxpayer dollars and the dangerous game that is being played in the attempt to install military and missile bases on the Russian border. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under Ronald Regan and is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal.
Ukraine faces default as Russia stalls ~ link ~ Ukraine's plans to tap Russia for $2 billion in emergency funding have fallen apart, leaving the country sliding towards economic disaster.
Russia said earlier this week it was ready to buy Ukrainian government bonds -- part of a $15 billion financial aid package agreed in December -- but appears to have got cold feet as anti-government protests escalated. The Ukrainian finance ministry canceled the planned bond sale late Thursday.
Ukraine President vows not o resign and denounces Coup ~ link ~ Ukrainian channel ICTV broadcast a pre-recorded address by the President, in which he says he needs to "protect the people" and end bloodshed. He said he was legitimately elected and will not leave Ukraine or resign, describing events of the last week as “vandalism, banditry and a coup”.
Mr Yanukovich also claimed his car had been shot at, although no injuries were visible. "I am not afraid. I feel sorrow for my country," he told UBR television.
White House insists Ukraine not about the Cold War ~ link ~ No, it is about the Third World War and the New World Order!!! Stirling
Yanukovich slams Ukraine events as Coup - with video ~ link ~ Pay attention to what he is saying...this is NOT over!!! At the least, it will see the Ukraine split into two nations, but I suspect that Putin and Russia will NOT take this lying down!!! Stirling
Speaking in a televised address from the northeastern city of Kharkov on Saturday, Yanukovych stressed that he has no intention of resigning or leaving the country, saying the events resemble the rise of Nazis in the 1930s.
Yanukovych said a coup was underway against him after he left Kiev and the country's parliament debated a motion calling for his resignation.
The president rejected parliament’s recent moves as illegal.
His remarks come after a lawmaker from the Western-backed opposition camp said Yanukovych would step down.
But, Yanukovych reiterated that he had no intention of resigning or leaving Ukraine.
Earlier in the day, parliament voted to speed up the release of former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, from jail after it picked Oleksandr Turchynov, a close ally of Tymoshenko, as its new speaker. The parliament has also appointed a new interior minister.
Pro-Yanukovych authorities in eastern regions, meanwhile, challenged the parliament's legitimacy and said they were taking full control of their territories.
Regional leaders meeting in Kharkov adopted a resolution declaring the central state organs "paralyzed." "Until the constitutional order and lawfulness are restored...we have decided to take responsibility for safeguarding the constitutional order, legality, citizens' rights and their security on our territories," the resolution said.