Government authority appeared to melt away Saturday, leaving protesters in control of the capital's center. President Viktor Yanukovych left the capital for a city in the country's Russian-speaking east and said he would work to prevent the country from splitting up.
In a television interview Saturday afternoon in Kharkiv, where Russian-speaking supporters had gathered, Mr. Yanukovych denounced the events in Kiev as a "coup d'etat" that he blamed on "bandits." He said he wasn't stepping down and vowed to remain inside the country. He said parliament's decisions today are "illegal" and that he would refuse to sign them. Asked about his plans, he said he will travel in the Russian-speaking south and east of the country, "where for the moment it's less dangerous."
Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko earlier had called on parliament to vote to oust Mr. Yanukovych and announce presidential elections...
Penny, yes I do realize there are more than just Jews who are in danger in the Ukraine. There are nominal Christians such as the Catholic and Orthodox groups. It has been pointed out of course there are Protestants in the Ukraine also, though not in nearly as great as numbers as in the past. See Russian Mennonite.
The incidences of violence are true. Just so you you'll calm down a bit, Penny, I'm not suggesting any military intervention into the Ukraine. If Russia goes much farther, Europe would probably cut off their oil and gas purchases that is fueling the Russian military machine with money. Putin, would have to give up his position as Czar, something that he would loath to do. However, I'm not certain how far Russia will go, to get back territories they consider part of their motherland. It's going to be an uncomfortable time for all. I would suggest you read Wikipedia article on pogroms, which I have conveniently put in a couple of messages back. Jewish persecution was a major happening in the Ukraine. The Jews have something to worry about.
Jim, you want to stir everyone up with rumors? rabbis (I quote because they are the only ones you will take seriously) openly say the forced registration was a hoax... its like Peter who cried wolf, will people listen if its the real thing? the real thing is going on in Syria.
A USA Today article as you can see. I checked out the link on that, as you can also, and even see from the URL that it matches the thread. The last one, I was looking for a handy place to put the article, and this thread keeps popping up when I do my search. I have to look on a map but I assume Odessa is in the Ukraine. If you read the article about pogroms en Wikipedia, Odessa has a bad history about them also. So, in many ways I think this article links with the thread, but probably even the later one about Russian airplanes flying over the Crimea, would have served just as well.
I listened to a sermon on Judges 20 it indicated that the battle went to the fierce upholders of sodomy until the 11 tribes repented of their independence of God, and depending on their own strength and not His, that is until He humbled them, then the victory was theirs but the loss was great.
Yes, news reader Back into an embrace with the Russian bear does show that Russia can do more than one thing at a time. Israel is going to have to learn to form some alliances that don't depend on the U.S. as much, sadly to say.
In the Middle East the U.S. can and should assert itself more. I don't know if there is much the U.S. could do even if it had more military muscle if the Russia decides to take back what it gave to Ukraine in the 1950's. But, considering the oil intrerests in the U.S., one would think the U.S. would take a more proactive role.