Ukraine country update - European Forum - for Democracy and Solidarity Ukraine Massive protests broke out in Kyiv’s central square after President Yanukovych abandoned a trade agreement with the European Union, favoring closer ties with Russia, on 21 November 2013. The protesters occupied the square, the Maidan, for months and took control of several government buildings. Back to top Ukraine has a parliamentary presidential system, which means that the country elects on national level a head of state, the president, and a legislature. The parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has 450 members, elected for a four-year term. The constitution prescribes that the governmental parties must have a majority in parliament. Parliamentary elections 2012 After he won the presidential elections of 2010 from now detained Yulia Tymoshenko, the parliamentary elections of 28 October 2012 should have been the first democratic test for President Viktor Yanukovych and his Party of Regions. Elections results 2012 Voter turnout 57.99% Aftermath Presidential elections 2010
Orthodoxie, Romantik und Krieg: Warum die Krim für Russland wichtig ist - Übersicht Nachrichten Wenn Staatschefs beginnen, in Geschichte zu dilettieren, muss man misstrauisch aufhorchen. Präsident Putin rechtfertigte den Anschluss der Krim in seiner Duma-Rede vom 18. März mit dem Argument, «buchstäblich alles» sei auf der Halbinsel von «gemeinsamer Geschichte» durchdrungen: Hier habe Fürst Wladimir 988 das Christentum angenommen, hier seien die Gräber jener tapferen Soldaten, die 1783 die Krim «unter die russische Herrschaft brachten», hier habe man im Krimkrieg (1853–1856) und im Zweiten Weltkrieg das Vaterland verteidigt. Multikultureller Raum In der Tat markieren diese vier Ereignisse ziemlich genau jenes enge historische Bewusstseinsfeld, auf dem viele Russen sich bewegen, wenn sie an die Krim denken. Von Anfang an war die Halbinsel kein ethnisch homogener Raum, sondern wurde zur Heimat zahlreicher Migranten. Streit um die Rus Ebenso oft wie die frühgeschichtlichen Invasionen wechselten sich im Mittelalter die Staatsgebilde auf der Krim ab. Romantisierung und Heroisierung
Anonymous Ukrainian Hacks Ukrainian Fascists' Mail and Exposes the Nazi Network Anonymous Ukrainian Hacks Ukrainian Fascists' Mail and Exposes the Nazi Network March 1, 2014 • 1:43PM Disgusted with the neo-Nazi fascists of Stepan Bandera and his associates' role in creating a tinderbox situation in Ukraine, members of Anonymous Ukraine (AU) hacked into the fascists' e-mails and found widespread meddling by the United States, NATO, the European Union, the NSA, and the CIA into the internal sovereign affairs of Ukraine. The latest e-mails released by AU prove that the Bandera Nazis are allied with the Islamic extremists, the Voice of Russia noted. AU says it has breached the communication of Laurynas Jonavicius, advisor to the President of Lithuania, to Vitali Klitschko, the leader of the opposition party Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR). Lyndon LaRouche stressed on this, Among other interesting findings, AU discovered the nexus between the secessionist Crimean Tatars and the Uighurs of Xinjiang, China. Relevant Today Build The Real American Party Pages:
Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass Pro-Russian militants drive an armored personnel carrier near the administrative building in Slovyansk, Ukraine, April 16, 2014. The opening phase of what the Ukrainian government has called a military operation to confront pro-Russian militants suffered a setback Wednesday morning when six carriers flying a Russian flag parked in the central square. (Mauricio Lima/The New York Times) Exclusive: As the post-coup regime in Ukraine sends troops and paramilitaries to crack down on ethnic Russian protesters in the east, the U.S. news media continues to feed the American public a steady dose of anti-Russian propaganda, often wrapped in accusations of "Russian propaganda," Robert Parry reports. On Tuesday, Andriy Parubiy, head of the Ukrainian National Security Council, went on Twitter to declare, "Reserve unit of National Guard formed #Maidan Self-defense volunteers was sent to the front line this morning." Whose Propaganda? A Wounded Extremist "Ukraine's February revolution, said Mr.
Faschisten gegen Europa - konkret - das linke Magazin Mit Blick auf die Europa-Wahlen im Mai wollen sich mehrere rechtsradikale europäische Parteien zu einem Bündnis zusammenschließen. Auch die Partei Swoboda, die gegenwärtig bei den Protesten in der Ukraine mitmischt, sucht und findet Verbündete bei den europäischen Rechtsparteien. Ein Beitrag von Jörg Kronauer aus KONKRET 1/2014. Geert Wilders hat schon unpassendere Metaphern bemüht. Der gemeinsame Auftritt von Wilders und Le Pen am 13. Geert Wilders ist in den letzten Jahren auf der äußersten Rechten besonders erfolgreich gewesen. Was tun? Neben Wilders’ Prinzipienpreisgabe ist ein Strategiewechsel des Front National die zweite wichtige Voraussetzung für die politische Verschiebung in der europäischen Rechten. Marine Le Pens Strategiewechsel hat auch Folgen auf europäischer Ebene – und die ist dem FN zuletzt durchaus wichtig gewesen. Wozu das Ganze? Dabei sprengen ihre Bündnispläne geographisch längst den Rahmen der EU.
Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Declare that Power Comes Out of the Barrels of their Guns Reality on the ground in Ukraine contradicts the incompetent and immoral Obama regime’s portrait of Ukrainian democracy on the march. To the extent that government exists in post-coup Ukraine, it is laws dictated by gun and threat wielding thugs of the neo-Nazi, Russophobic, ultra-nationalist, right-wing parties. Watch the video of the armed thug, Aleksandr Muzychko, who boosts of killing Russian soldiers in Chechnya, dictating to the Rovno regional parliament a grant of apartments to families of protesters. Read about the neo-nazis intimidating the Central Election Commission in order to secure rule and personnel changes in order to favor the ultra-right in the forthcoming elections. Jewish synagogues and Eastern Orthodox Christian churches are being attacked. This is precisely what has happened. The West now faces a real mess, and so does Russia. Yanukovich is history, as are Washington’s “moderates.” No doubt.
U.S. Should Not Meddle in Ukraine Ukraine is a dangerous situation because the U.S., at least verbally, is threatening Russia and because Putin and Obama, at least in public, analyze, understand and see the situation there in very different ways. We do not know what was said when Obama and Putin recently conversed at length by telephone. The U.S. and E.U. have embraced the revolution, while Russia does not see that riots are part of a democratic process. A key problem in Ukraine is that there is a strong right-wing, ultra-nationalist and neo-Nazi type party and other similar groups that have played a key role in generating the violence that brought down the government and breaking an agreement reached in late February. The U.S. government, for reasons that have to do with its own power and dominance, supports violent revolutions of its choosing, calling them “democratic”. If there is one constant in U.S. foreign policy, it is that it meddles. To understand Ukraine, the following sources are useful.
Ukraine crisis is about Great Power oil, gas pipeline rivalry | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment Russia's armed intervention in the Crimea undoubtedly illustrates President Putin's ruthless determination to get his way in Ukraine. But less attention has been paid to the role of the United States in interfering in Ukrainian politics and civil society. Both powers are motivated by the desire to ensure that a geostrategically pivotal country with respect to control of critical energy pipeline routes remains in their own sphere of influence. Much has been made of the reported leak of the recording of an alleged private telephone conversation between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and US ambassador to Kiev Geoffrey Pyatt. While the focus has been on Nuland's rude language, which has already elicited US apologies, the more important context of this language concerns the US role in liaising with Ukrainian opposition parties with a view, it seems, to manipulate the orientation of the Ukrainian government in accordance with US interests. Nuland: Good.