Ukraine Mourns Protest Victims, Truce Declared

World | February 20, 2014, Thursday // 09:01| Views: | Comments: 4
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Bulgaria: Ukraine Mourns Protest Victims, Truce Declared 26 people were killed in anti-government protests in Ukraine this week. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Ukraine marks a day of mourning Thursday for the 26 people killed in riots on the streets of Kiev earlier this week.

The country's President Viktor Yanukovych has declared a truce with opposition leaders and political negotiations are set to be held for ending the bloodshed, the BBC reports.

On Wednesday night, Yanukovych fired the head of the armed forces, Volodymyr Zamana, without giving any particular reasons.

"The storming of the Maidan (Independence Square) which the authorities had planned today will not take place", said the opposition leader Areniy Yatsenyuk in connection with the truce.

Meanwhile, western leaders are discussing the possibility of employing sanctions against the Ukrainian regime, for its excessive use of violence in recent days.

Despite the declared truce, several fights broke out throughout the night at Kiev's central squares, but violence was considerably less than in the previous days.

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sa-sha - 20 Feb 2014 // 16:10:58

"We now have... Moldova, Georgia and now:...Ukraine. But don't worry... we're fighting hard to get Armenia"--- just a fresh addition to Mein Kampf"! "anthropoid" is great ;-).....This poor thing openly stated the final goal of those who "are always best": World Hegemony. Though today those "bests" have to limit themselves by the
ASSiduous licking the Big Boss' ass......So, do lick, You, "the Bests from the West", Big Boss will appreciate Your efforts and allow You to lick his other "detail", may be. You deserve it!

anthropologist - 20 Feb 2014 // 12:24:12

Putting on quite a show today Sashimi.........That hockey loss really did get to you ;-)

Don't worry, it's only one more ex-slave of yours out of your orbit...We now have the Baltics, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan...and now the crown jewel: Ukraine. But don't worry Sashimi, we're fighting hard to get Armenia back too.

Soon even the Borats in Central Asia will realise that it's just better to be with us. Remember Sashimi...West Always Best. LOL.

sa-sha - 20 Feb 2014 // 11:17:35

......Western Leaders/Masters = Fascist Regime: it's a bit embarassing to accept it, right, dear Novinite?, but Right
Now, while the declared Truce period, the leaders of "peaceful protestors", after their last night' visit to EU office in Kiev, btw, yeah, after that visit and right now those "leaders" distribute the arms to all comers at Maidan......Civil war, I repeat, war, instigated by the joined efforts of that Fascist Regime' figures.

sa-sha - 20 Feb 2014 // 10:51:23

"Meanwhile, western leaders are discussing the possibility of employing sanctions against the Ukrainian regime, for its excessive use of violence in recent days"-----AT LAST, dear Novinite! Not heavily suppurted by the West Bandits, but "regime" VIOLATES the Declared Truce and CAPTURES right now, dear Novinite, right now: The Verchovnaya Rada (Supreme Council of Ukraine), The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, The Post, The TV-center, other administrative buildings, the depots of arms in Western's a snipper of that "regime"-also right now, Novinite - is shooting the policemen and, sure, it was that damned "regime" which kindly requested the "peaceful protestors" to chaine the governor of Volyn region to the post:
It's a Civil War already, War, instigated just by the above "western leaders"/"masters".....or it's a bit awkward
for You to call them "masters", sorry to ask, dear Novinite? "Regime", You wrote earlier? OK, not "Western Leaders", but "Fascist Regime", the sure friend of "peaceful protestors"...and Yours, dear Novinite?
Western Leaders/Masters, but Fascist Regime It's a bit
embarassing to

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