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Russia Slams EU's Reaction to Ukraine Protests

World | December 14, 2013, Saturday // 11:53| Views: 1012 | Comments: 14
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Bulgaria: Russia Slams EU's Reaction to Ukraine Protests Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has strongly criticized the European Union over its reaction to the ongoing pro-Western protests in Ukraine.

“The sovereign decision of the legitimate government of Ukraine brought about astonishment bordering on hysteria,” Lavrov has said, as cited by RIA Novosti.

“What has the government of Viktor Yanukovych done? Maybe it has withdrawn from an agreement on nuclear weapons proliferation? Or declared it is making an atomic bomb in contravention of its obligations? Or shot someone?”

“A rabid reaction – there aren’t any other words for it – has followed an absolutely normal event: a declaration by a government that after studying an agreement, it thinks it is not very advantageous to Ukraine, and they don’t want to sign now but want to consider it further. Demonstrators are taking to the streets on such a scale and with such fierce slogans as if the country had declared war against a peaceful state against the wishes of the Ukrainian people. It doesn’t stand up to normal human analysis. There can be no doubt that provocateurs are behind this,” he said.

Ukraine was expected to sign an association treaty with the EU at the end of November, but declined to do so. The move triggered massive protest rallies in the country.

Pro-EU protesters in Ukraine remain defiant and say they were ready to stay outside in downtown Kiev until Christmas or as long as needed.

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sa-sha - 17 Dec 2013 // 10:52:13

Thanks for clarification, Peter. What on earth "sense of humour" ;-)!? I'm white and fluffy as Vova ;-)

peterperfect - 17 Dec 2013 // 09:47:34

I see Sa-Sha, devious or what? and there was me thinking you had a sense of humour.

Yane - 16 Dec 2013 // 20:39:47

I noticed that too, name is different, and it clearly was formulated as a troll post.

sa-sha - 16 Dec 2013 // 10:27:37

"our country [Bulgaria] is now sucking up to Westerners"---no, Joppy, I'd never allow myself to express like that.
But Bulgarian leaders have to "follow", Bulgaria "are stuck in the alliance", I share Your idea. And, sure, my remark about "indifference" of Bulgarians is far better formulated by You: "[Bulgarians] prefer to avoid confrontation".

Peter, probably You (and some other forumers) are mislead by that clon/clown "sa-sha.", see the "." at the end of the nick? Or do You really turn to me? ;-)

peterperfect - 16 Dec 2013 // 09:50:56

Sa-Sha, you comedian I would try and get into the UK and get a billing at the "London Palladium" you'd be a great hit. (Mind you the fame and fortune might go to your head and you may even become a capitalist and imperialist pig)!!

mavro from australia - 16 Dec 2013 // 06:46:19

I love the Ukraine , I can become the President of the Ukraine even though I don't speak Ukrainian. I'll just go there and speak English all the time. Everyone there would have to learn English or be told they're illiterate

sa-sha. - 15 Dec 2013 // 18:45:00

Yes Joppy.....But alas...Serbia was not microchipped...I was in Belgrade and Novi Sad taking water samples 8 months ago and in my tests discovered that the CIA has not put in their nano-chips that you drink and immediately they can manipulate your brain and then shape your opinions...The Narodna Voda Compania in Belgrade is of course still state owned......I know where Bg was heading after they sold Sofiiska Voda to Veolia...Our frogs are the modern vassals of the Langley boys and freely distribute the chips in the Sofia water and all the other countries where they have concessions.....If you look at polls at Bulgarians views towards the devils and the EU 'apres' et 'depuis' the see the numbers Joppy.....It's all in the water my dearest Joppy...........

joppy - 15 Dec 2013 // 18:35:32

I would say Bulgarian people are passive, they prefer to avoid confrontation, avoid war and make compromises if necessary, provided they don't become too large to make. That's why we joined the EU and NATO, we didn't want to end up like Serbia, and now we are stuck in the alliance. It is unfortunate that you received that kind of treatment, that our country is now sucking up to Westerners who don't even respect us and going against our brothers. Hopefully this will change in the future.

sa-sha. - 15 Dec 2013 // 18:11:06

Btw Joppy...Last time I was in Bulgaria after passing passport control I was stopped by some customs men (normal for me usually get stopped in all airports because of my appearance)....but this time was different..After inspecting mon cul they tried to microchip me on behest of the CIA...I resisted (la resistance) and left with some pain from the ordeal (literal and figurative)......I must say that the indifference in Bg dissapoints me and also to see how subservient Bulgarians have to become to the CIA/EU.....When I came in Bg during the good 'red' times I was given free vino and one time a customs lady even gave me a jar of pickled (les pickles) vegetables...enough to last for the looong Russkie (a la CIA) winter......

sa-sha - 15 Dec 2013 // 15:23:58

Thanks for Your remark, Joppy. I visit Bulgaria 2-3 times a year. I love this country and people. Bulgarian people are not brainwashed, absolutely agree with You, they are, imo, a bit indifferent, though I may be wrong.

joppy - 15 Dec 2013 // 13:48:24

@sa-sha It is of interests because we are not brainwashed like the Western and even Ukrainian public.

peterperfect - 15 Dec 2013 // 09:46:41

Well he would wouldn't he???

Yane - 14 Dec 2013 // 23:21:34

it's a "tad excessive" to put it mildly...

sa-sha - 14 Dec 2013 // 16:44:07

At last. Western public was, is and will be brainwashed by "Russian pressure on Ukraine" fairy tales on a permanent basis. The herds of EU/USA politicians will continue pasturing in Kiev with the only one goal: to drag Ukraine into... And the silence of Moscow becomes already stupid......Btw, contrary to its officials, Russian people ardently discuss the situation in Ukraine. Probably it will be of interest to some Bulgarians:

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