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...
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.