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Ukraine in Revolt (livestream/vids)

Discussion in In The News started by dillinger, Jan 21, 2014

  1. Feb 1, 2011
  2. Mar 4, 2012
    Not too familiar with Ukraine's situation but there is no one else to blame here but the government.

    When you take away the people's right to peaceably voice their opinion they are forced to resort to violence.

    I mostly just feel bad for the riot police. They're just doing their jobs.
  3. Feb 1, 2011
    (つ ◕ _ ◕) つ give world peace
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    • Feb 3, 2012
      Pretty intense and terrifying. Also feel bad for the riot police as well. :sidefrown:
    • Mar 29, 2012
      If you want piece prepare for war
    • Feb 1, 2011

      via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuO53xeZkm8&feature=share

      This is some serious shit, and I'm surprised it hasn't been given more attention by the media. Looks like US news agencies are putting out some stories in the past few hours since it has turned deadly with several protesters being killed. NY times did a pretty good write-up:

      I really feel like this is important and relevant to the times we live in, it's history in the making.

      Livestream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/euromajdan/pop-out#
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        dillinger, Jan 23, 2014 Last edited by dillinger, Jan 23, 2014
      • Mar 4, 2012
        I intend this to be a keeping everyone "up to date" so to speak on the ongoing events in Ukraine.

        For those of you unaware,

        Ukraine recently went through massive protests against their own government because the people of the country want to grow closer to the rest of Europe rather than Russia.

        Since the government of Ukraine could not handle the protest Russia has sent troops into Crimea (S. Ukraine). While the troops there are wearing no insignias or patches it is heavily evident that they are indeed Russian troops.

        Russia has mobilized troops along its border and has given Ukraine an ultimatum to give up Crimea by 5:00 pm tomorrow or suffer the consequences. Ukraine in turn has mobilized its military and it appears it will defiantly force Russia's hand.

        That's pretty much it in a nutshell if there's anything wrong with that someone tell me and I'll edit it.

        Some articles

        http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26421703 -- compares the two nation's militaries.

        So anyone that is interested post in this thread whenever something new occurs and I'll edit it into the OP to make it easy for everyone to follow.

        Also when I get back from the gym I will go into the events leading up till now in more detail.

        LATEST NEWS: Russian forces fully "in control" of Crimea according to CNN.
        Benvolio, Mar 3, 2014 Last edited by Benvolio, Mar 3, 2014
      • Apr 9, 2007
        I'm pretty confused.
      • Mar 4, 2012
        If you want this to be one thread that is fine but I think there is a clear distinction in what is going on now compared to what has been going on the past couple of weeks.

        Major protests are one thing but the possibility of an actual war occurring with global implications is on a whole new level.
      • Jun 11, 2012
        It's slowly getting to a war but now it's a invasion being shielded as "Protection Detail for Russian natives living in Ukraine due to no stability of Ukraine government". And it gets scarier when Ukraine warship and submarine are asked to surrender by Russians ships and given a deadline of a hour.

        It's a escalation of geopolitical madness that could maybe lead to EU v Russia.
      • Mar 4, 2012
        Possibly but I doubt it. Not for Ukraine.

        I don't think the European governments have the stomach for a real war against Russia. Ukraine is not Poland pre-WWII. I also think Russia is smart enough not to attack a NATO country and THAT is the only situation in which I see the US getting meaningfully involved.
      • Jun 11, 2012
        To add http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...3af2c2-a2c9-11e3-a5fa-55f0c77bf39c_story.html

      • Feb 25, 2014
        People forget something here, East Ukraine is a subsided piece of land, totally worthless to Putin. While the krim is an island with a big network of criminal activities, drugs, human trade and all other shady things. Putin is the head of this criminal maffia, the only reason why he wanted the krim was because of the drugs trade prior. Putin has no intention on taking anything else, people misjudge the whole situation and are 2/3 steps behind putins real motive. he just a maffia boss, he has like 140 billion dollars. I doubt Putin will ever go for a piece of land which is worth nothing to him.
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