Much of our focus is on Ukraine lately due to our connections to this country and the events that are transpiring there. One of us had even grown up there, so it is deeply personal to us. This revolution of sorts touches and worries us and excites us.
We have known for awhile how corrupt this government is and have even blogged about its distasteful actions from the jailing of a previous prime minister for political reasons, statements such as how women don’t belong in politics, and so much more.
And now the people are standing up. Depending which paper you read you get a different number. Russians claim its only thousands, though they’ve recently been “considerate” in increasing this to 10,000. But keep in mind, there has also been some rather strange anti-EU statements from the government.
Here is a quote from the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:
“Ukraine exerted its sovereign right for now not to sign an agreement that Ukrainian experts and officials considered disadvantageous,” Lavrov told reporters in Kiev, Russian news agencies reported.
“To scream: ‘You did not join our economic structures, therefore we will support peaceful protests against your decision,‘ is, to put it mildly, strange,” he said.
From Europe Online Magazine
Putin has also chimed in saying how the protest was less of a revolution and more of a pogrom. A pogrom is, by the way, an organized massacre which had historically been against Ukrainian jews. Last I checked this was a peaceful protest against the government. Even the idea of not signing is just the final straw.
This is a government that has been beating protestors. They’ve been trying to bring in thousands of more police and military to drive away these protestors… but I must say, the russians are wrong.
There isn’t 10,000 people standing against this. Even papers saying there are hundreds of thousands are wrong.
There are millions. I’ve seen the videos. I’ve seen the live feeds personally. There are MILLIONS of Ukrainians standing up to their government. Not just in Kiev, but in cities throughout Ukraine.
And in my opinion this protest is quite possibly one of the most important protests in history… if you take into account the size, the persistence, and the integrity of the people. These people are extraordinarily nice. Some women even gave soup to the police that beat them!!
These same police whom also beat some Ukrainians to death. These same police that have kidnapped journalists. These same police that continue to come into the camps late into the night then proceeding to beat and kidnap the people. This is a government of goons that simply wants to be the overlords to their people that must simply behave.
Well. To all Ukrainians: don’t behave. Continue to resist. This is about your future. Stand up to the injustice, and always persist against this evil government that has for a long time held you down.
To close off, I will include numerous videos to show you in the english world what is going on. You don’t need to know Ukrainian to understand what is going on either. These videos speak for themselves…