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In violent turn, Ukraine
fighting kills at least 20

Washington Post, by Will Englund

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/18/2014 10:05:23 PM

Deadly clashes between protesters and police in Kiev on Tuesday led to a fire-lit nighttime assault by Interior Ministry troops on the main protest encampment at Independence Square, in what may be a dramatic and irreversible turn in Ukraine’s months-long political crisis. After weeks of relative calm, trucks and tents burned, molotov cocktails smashed against police shields and banners illuminated by the flames whipped in the strong breeze. At least 20 people were reported killed in the latest flare-up of protests that began last fall after President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a trade deal with Europe and turned to Russia for

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 2/18/2014 10:25:29 PM     (No. 9737832)

During the Olympics? What a shame for Putin.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mackrand, 2/18/2014 11:13:21 PM     (No. 9737905)

Couldn´t happen here?

There are similarities between the Ukraine and the US. Both are relatively civilized and both have a government out of control. Both have turned their internal security forces into engines of repression. The civilians find themselves between submission and open revolt. Submission is not an option in either country and so you have warfare between the people and the despised government in the Ukraine. How long before it erupts here? You tell me.

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