Sunday, December 8, 2013

Διαδηλωτές στο κέντρο του Κιέβου αποκαθήλωσαν το άγαλμα του Λένιν. -Συνεχίζονται οι μαζικές διαμαρτυρίες για την απόρριψη της Ουκρανίας από΄την Ε.Ε.



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Το άγαλμα του Λένιν στο κέντρο του Κιέβου, που φέρει συμβολική σημασία καθώς υποδεικνύει την κοινή ιστορία της Ουκρανίας με τη Ρωσία, έριξαν διαδηλωτές οργισμένοι με την κυβερνητική στροφή στη Μόσχα και την απόρριψη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. Διαδηλωτές έσπασαν με σφυριά κομμάτια του αγάλματος, λίγες ώρες αφότου η πλατεία Ανεξαρτησίας του Κιέβου είχε «πλημμυρίσει» ξανά με δεκάδες χιλιάδες πολίτες που ζητούσαν την παραίτηση του προέδρου Βίκτορ Γιανούκοβιτς.


Ανταποκριτής του Reuters μετέδωσε πως διαδηλωτές αποκαθήλωσαν το άγαλμα χρησιμοποιώντας μεταλλικούς μοχλούς και σκοινί, και στη συνέχεια άρχισαν να σπάνε με σφυριά τα κομμάτια στέλνοντας μήνυμα στον Ουκρανό πρόεδρο και το Κρεμλίνο, το οποίο πιέζει το Κίεβο να ενταχθεί στη δική του τελωνειακή ένωση με πρώην σοβιετικές δημοκρατίες.



  • Από τις Βρυξέλλες ανακοινώθηκε σήμερα ότι ο πρόεδρος της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής Ζοζέ Μανουέλ Μπαρόζο συμφώνησε με τον πρόεδρο της Ουκρανίας Βίκτορ Γιανουκόβιτς για την πραγματοποίηση την ερχόμενη εβδομάδα αποστολής συμφιλίωσης της επικεφαλής της ευρωπαϊκής διπλωματίας Κάθριν Αστον στο Κίεβο.

Το αντικείμενο της επίσκεψης της κας Αστον συζητήθηκε κατά τη διάρκεια τηλεφωνικής συνομιλίας στην οποία ο κ. Μπαρόζο "επέμεινε στην ανάγκη εξεύρεσης πολιτικής λύσης στην ένταση στην Ουκρανία με την έναρξη διαλόγου με την αντιπολίτευση και την κοινωνία των πολιτών", αναφέρεται στην ανακοίνωση της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής.

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  1. 'Parade of losers': EU delegation to Kiev threatens democracy....

    Far from promoting EU values and democracy the European delegation to Ukraine threatens democratic process, Professor Mark Almond told RT in his extensive analysis of the events in Kiev.


    RT: The German chancellor and the French foreign minister say they want to meet with Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko - and support his presidential ambitions. Do they see an exit for Yanukovich as a done deed, then?

    Mark Almond: Well I think they hope so, and I think this is what is deeply problematic because in addition to the double standards that the EU leaders are showing when very little has taken place in Kiev that could remotely justify foreign intervention there. There have been no deaths. There have been a few heads hit with truncheons. But when we think about the deaths that took place in other countries where the European leaders ignored or even colluded with regimes that did this - Egypt for instance this summer, when perhaps 1,000 people were killed - it’s very striking the double standards and I think this is also a threat to our democracy domestically.

    In the EU countries, if crowds on the street are to determine that the government that may be unpopular in the midterm should fall, where does that stop? If that crowd is stimulated with foreign support, foreign cash; I’m afraid to say that in my misspent youth I use to help take money and computers and all sorts of equipment to dissidents in Eastern Europe, so I know that perhaps the fairytale picture of just the people rising up rather looks how the people were stimulated to rise up, how there is a media campaign, how there is support base system that requires money for instance. And that comes I am afraid from the EU countries, in major part. ..............http://rt.com/op-edge/ukraine-mep-delagation-threat-920/
    9/12/13

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  2. Protesters fell Lenin statue, tell Ukraine's president 'you're next'....

    (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.

    The gesture rejecting Moscow's historic influence over Ukraine came after opposition leaders told hundreds of thousands of demonstrators on Kiev's Independence Square to keep up pressure on Yanukovich to sack his government.

    The protesters are furious that the government decided last month to ditch a landmark pact with the European Union in favour of closer economic cooperation with Moscow, Ukraine's Soviet-era overlord.

    Yanukovich's sudden tack towards Russia has provoked the biggest street protests since the 2004-5 Orange Revolution, when people power forced a re-run of a fraud-tainted election and thwarted his first run for the presidency.

    "Yanukovich, you are next!" read a poster stuck on the plinth where the red granite statue of Lenin had stood. People hacked off chunks of the prostrate - and now headless - leader of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution to take home as souvenirs.

    Cheered by the crowd, a woman planted an EU flag on the pedestal where the 3-1/2 metre (11 feet, 6 inch)-high statue had stood since 1946.

    Opposition leaders denied any link to its removal, clearly concerned that such an act could harm their cause. The spokesman of Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov called the felling of the statue "barbarism", Interfax news agency reported........http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/09/us-ukraine-idUSBRE9B60DH20131209?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
    9/12/13

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  3. Staatsanwaltschaft spricht vom „Versuch eines Staatsstreichs“.......

    09.12.2013 · Die ukrainische Opposition besetzt das Regierungsviertel in Kiew. Nun ermittelt der Inlandsgeheimdienst, der staatsanwaltliche Befugnisse besitzt, gegen führende Oppositionelle wegen des Verdachts, „einen Staatsstreich zu planen“.

    In der Ukraine haben die Sicherheitsbehörden Ermittlungen gegen die Opposition wegen angeblichen Umsturzversuchs eingeleitet. Auslöser der am Sonntag verkündeten Maßnahme könnte der Aufruf des früheren Außenministers Arseni Jazenjuk zur Blockade des Regierungsviertels in Kiew gewesen sein.

    Der mit staatsanwaltlichen Befugnissen ausgestattete Inlandsgeheimdienst SBU teilte nach Angaben der Agentur Interfax mit, dass ein versuchter Staatsstreich mit fünf bis zehn Jahren Gefängnis bestraft werden könne. Es wurden keine Angaben darüber gemacht, gegen wen die Justiz ermittelt.

    Bei den nunmehr seit knapp drei Wochen andauernden Massenkundgebungen protestieren Regierungsgegner gegen den prorussischen Kurs der ukrainischen Staatsführung. Auslöser war die Entscheidung von Staatspräsident Viktor Janukowitsch, auf Drängen Russlands ein Abkommen zur Annäherung an die EU vor der geplanten Unterzeichnung platzen zu lassen.
    Europäische Union will vermitteln

    Die Europäische Union kündigte erstmals eine Vermittlungsmission in der Hauptstadt der früheren Sowjetrepublik an. Die EU-Kommission kündigte am Sonntag an, dass die EU-Außenbeauftragte Catherine Ashton in Kürze zu Gesprächen nach Kiew reisen werde. Sie wolle dort helfen, nach einem Weg aus der politischen Krise zu suchen, hieß es in Brüssel........http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/protest-in-der-ukraine-staatsanwaltschaft-spricht-vom-versuch-eines-staatsstreichs-12701670.html
    9/12/13

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  4. Ukrainian Security Services Open Coup Attempt Investigation....

    KIEV, December 9 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine said late Sunday that its security services are investigating a forcible attempt to seize power in the former Soviet nation that has been convulsed by anti-government protests.

    “We are investigating the fact of illegal actions. During the course of the investigation we will clarify the circumstances and gather additional information,” Ukrainian security services spokesman Vlad Safonov said.

    Hundreds of thousands of people flooded central Kiev on Sunday for the second consecutive weekend to call for snap elections and the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych, the latest huge gathering in a wave of demonstrations sparked by a government decision last month to back off from closer European integration.

    Protestors in Kiev have built a permanent tent camp in Kiev’s central Independence Square, and barricaded public buildings in recent weeks in an attempt to freeze the work of the government.

    New barricades were being erected in Kiev late Sunday and early Monday morning with materials taken from a construction shop, according to a RIA Novosti reporter in Kiev.

    Opposition leader Vitaly Klychko said that the authorities' latest move showed panic in official circles. “The government is intimidated itself and does everything in order to scare people,” he said in a statement.

    At least 10 people have been arrested in connection with violent clashes in Kiev on December 1 that broke out when a mob attempted to break through lines of riot police guarding the presidential administration.

    Ukrainian police have also opened a case under “mass unrest” articles of the criminal code after the toppling of a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, reportedly by Ukrainian nationalists, in Kiev on Sunday. Police denied reports from an opposition deputy Monday that arrests had been carried out in connection with the incident.

    Officials have repeatedly condemned protestor tactics, and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said last week that some actions by demonstrators bore all the hallmarks of a coup.
    http://en.ria.ru/world/20131209/185387968/Ukrainian-Security-Services-Open-Coup-Attempt-Investigation.html
    9/12/13

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  5. Ukraine: les politiques européens mettent de l’huile sur le feu....

    Les Etats-Unis comptent demander à leurs partenaires européens d'accorder immédiatement aux Ukrainiens un régime sans visas, selon les propos de Vilija Aleknaite-Abramikene, vice-présidente de l'Assemblée parlementaire de l'Organisation pour la sécurité et la coopération en Europe (OSCE), relayés lundi 9 décembre par le quotidien Rossiïskaïa gazeta.

    L'UE accédera sans aucun doute à cette demande pressante de Washington mais à certaines conditions, qui ne seront pas dévoilées au grand public - à la façon des banques qui cachent les informations contraires aux intérêts du client dans des clauses imprimées en lettres minuscules en bas du contrat.

    Le vice-premier ministre ukrainien Sergueï Arbouzov a récemment révélé des détails très curieux sur les négociations entre l'UE et l'Ukraine concernant leur accord d’association. Selon lui l’Ukraine se serait vue promettre à maintes reprises 10 milliards de dollars sous forme d'emprunts pour compenser les dégâts causés à Kiev après l'intégration européenne et la perte de ses anciennes relations économiques. L'Ukraine avait fortement besoin de cet argent : à quelques semaines de la signature d'un accord d'association, les échanges commerciaux entre Moscou et Kiev avaient chuté de 25%.

    Bruxelles a promis oralement d'allouer 10 milliards de dollars à l’Ukraine mais a refusé de fixer cette entente par écrit. "C'était une erreur de notre part", a reconnu Sergueï Arbouzov. Finalement, les autorités ukrainiennes ont rappelé cette promesse aux commissaires européens, qui ont feint de ne pas comprendre de quoi il s'agissait. Et ils ont accepté d'accorder un prêt de 600 millions d'euros. Sachant que l'Ukraine aurait obtenu cette somme par tranches.

    Les Ukrainiens seront forcément confrontés à ce genre de "magouilles" s’ils négocient un régime sans visas avec l'UE. Seront-ils autorisés à travailler légalement sur le territoire européen après l'annulation du régime de visas ? Non. Pourront-ils circuler librement dans les pays de l'UE ? Non. Bruxelles craint l'immigration clandestine et l'afflux de criminalité. En revanche, les débats sur l'annulation des visas pour l'Ukraine donneront à beaucoup de politiciens européens l'occasion d'améliorer leur image.

    Aujourd'hui ce n'est pas l'opposition ukrainienne qui fait descendre les gens dans les rues de Kiev et bloque les établissements publics. C’est l'UE et les institutions liées aux opposants du pouvoir actuel qui organisent en coulisses les manifestations.

    A peine la réunion ministérielle de l'OSCE s'était-elle achevée à Kiev que ses participants occidentaux, de la sous-secrétaire d'Etat américaine Victoria Nuland aux représentants de l'Europe de l'est, se sont rendus sur la place centrale pour montrer leurs "visages éclairés" aux partisans de l'opposition ukrainienne. Et pour poser devant les caméras et se faire passer pour les promoteurs des valeurs européennes. Plus tôt, Nuland avait annoncé qu'en 2013 la Maison blanche avait accordé 100 millions de dollars au soutien de la démocratie en Ukraine et allouera des sommes tout aussi conséquentes aux partisans de l'intégration européenne l'an prochain..........http://fr.ria.ru/presse_russe/20131209/199972343.html
    9/12/13

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  6. Ukraine sends interior troops to Kiev...

    Protesters still blocking entrances to key government buildings after huge rally on Sunday in which Lenin statue was toppled.

    Dozens of riot police in full gear have moved into the centre of the Ukrainan capital, where opposition activists have been occupying a city administration building and a central square.

    Kiev regional police said buses carried interior troops [uniformed force similar to gendarmerie] to the capital city on Monday, where thousands of protesters were blocking entrances to key government buildings and have seized City Hall.

    Meanwhile, police sealed the entrances to a subway station near City Hall. Police said there had been a bomb threat, the Interfax news agency said.

    President Viktor Yanukovych has faced weeks of protests after shelving a treaty with the European Union last month to focus on ties with Moscow. A rally on Sunday drew hundreds of thousands of protesters calling for Yanukovych to quit, culminating in the toppling of a statue of Lenin.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/09/ukraine-interior-troops-kiev-protesters
    9/12/13

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  7. Ashton reist nach KiewOpposition um Klitschko baut Barrikaden....

    Im ukrainischen Machtkampf verlegt die Regierung weitere Soldaten als Drohkulisse nach Kiew. Zudem leiten die Behörden Ermittlungen gegen die proeuropäische Opposition ein. EU-Außenbeauftragte Ashton will vermitteln.

    KiewNach einer Großkundgebung mit Hunderttausenden Demonstranten in Kiew hat die ukrainische Opposition mehrere Regierungsgebäude in der Hauptstadt mit Barrikaden blockiert. Die proeuropäischen Anhänger um Boxweltmeister Vitali Klitschko versperrten Straßen und Gehwege mit Holzstämmen, Privatautos und Zelten. Das Innenministerium verlegte am Montag wegen der andauernden Proteste 700 zusätzliche Mitglieder einer Sondereinheit nach Kiew............http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/ashton-reist-nach-kiew-opposition-um-klitschko-baut-barrikaden/9191888.html
    9/12/13

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  8. Ukraine police dismantle Kiev protest camps...

    Ukrainian police have begun dismantling protest camps in front of government buildings in Kiev.

    The protesters, who are demanding the government's resignation, had been given until Tuesday to leave. No clashes have been reported.

    Opposition leaders have urged their supporters to defend Independence Square, the main site of the protest.

    The tense stand-off follows weeks of demonstrations after a U-turn on a free-trade deal with the EU.

    President Viktor Yanukovych has said he will discuss the crisis with three former presidents on Tuesday to try to find a compromise.

    The protesters have given Mr Yanukovych 48 hours to dismiss the government and are demanding new elections for the presidency and government.

    They are blockading government buildings with cars, barricades and tents.

    The demonstrators have condemned Mr Yanukovych for refusing to sign an association agreement with the EU last month. He said he shelved it because it would put trade with Russia at risk.

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will be in Ukraine on Tuesday and Wednesday "to support a way out of the political crisis".
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25307255
    9/12/13

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  9. Two thousand soldiers deployed in Kiev to maintain law and order...

    Center of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev has been blocked by protesters, who since the 21st of November are continuing with their protests in reply to the authorities' decision to suspend an association agreement with the EU.

    Vehicular traffic in the city center has been virtually paralyzed; the opposition has occupied the mayor's office and the trade union building. They are demanding of premature presidential and parliamentary elections and of the government’s resignation. By Monday morning, the protesters managed to spread out their barricades, blocking a city quarter housing several government buildings. About 2 thousand interior ministry troops have been deployed to maintain law and order in Kiev.
    Read more: http://indian.ruvr.ru/news/2013_12_09/Two-thousand-soldiers-deployed-in-Kiev-to-maintain-law-and-order-1044/
    9/12/13

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  10. Ukraine's president agrees to offer of talks....Yanukovich says he will negotiate as riot police move into centre of Kiev and protesters dig in.....

    Ukraine's Russia-minded president has supported a call for talks a day after hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Kiev, strengthening anti-government demonstrations raging for weeks in the capital.

    Viktor Yanukovich's official website said on Monday that the president backed an initiative of an "all-national round-table" suggested by Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine's first post-Soviet president.

    "In his opinion, such a round-table can become a platform for mutual understanding," the website said.

    Meanwhile, the country's riot police took up position in streets near Independence Square where about a thousand protesters were still camped out near Kiev's city hall, which was occupied by demonstrators.

    Opposition activists have asked protesters to leave the city building and another building they had occupied to avoid clashes, but the police presence stoked fears that the government planned to disperse the mass protests that have gripped Ukraine's capital for weeks.

    The policemen, wearing helmets and holding shields, formed a chain across Kiev's main street outside the city building.

    Hundreds of protesters blocked several main streets in the centre of the capital, eyewitnesses told the Reuters news agency, responding to calls from opposition leaders to defend their demonstration from possible police intervention.

    "The opposition must stay here and do everything to stop the police from breaking up a peaceful demonstration," Vitaly Klitschko, an opposition leader, told Reuters.

    Klitschko called on those people who were elderly or frail to go home.

    He also said he, with other opposition leaders, was ready to hold compromise talks with Yanukovich, but feared that police crackdown was imminent.......http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/12/ukraine-president-offers-talks-amid-protests-2013129124053134716.html
    9/12/13

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  11. Kiev: la police reprend le contrôle du quartier gouvernemental....

    Les forces de l'ordre ukrainiennes ont repris le contrôle du quartier gouvernemental de Kiev, théâtre d'importantes manifestations populaires, rapportent mardi les médias ukrainiens.

    Dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, les policiers ont repoussé les manifestants des rues centrales de la capitale. Les protestataires ont reculé vers la Place de l'Indépendance (Maïdan Nezalejnosti), berceau de la "révolution orange" de 2004 et cœur de la contestation actuelle. Cinq cordons de sécurité ont été installés dans le quartier gouvernemental, et une vingtaine d'autobus de police se trouvent sur place.

    Depuis le 21 novembre, l'Ukraine connaît une vague de contestation populaire déclenchée par la décision du pouvoir de suspendre le processus d'association avec l'Union européenne. Le 1er décembre, les protestataires ont pris le contrôle des locaux de la mairie de Kiev, qu'ils occupent jusqu'à présent.

    Dimanche 8 décembre, l'opposition a organisé une vaste manifestation dans la capitale pour réclamer la destitution du président Viktor Ianoukovitch et la démission du gouvernement en place, ainsi que la tenue d'élections présidentielle et parlementaires anticipées. Les leaders de l'opposition ont alors appelé les manifestants à bloquer le quartier gouvernemental.
    http://fr.ria.ru/world/20131210/199981699.html
    10/12/13

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  12. Ukraine: Janukowitsch bietet Freilassung inhaftierter Demonstranten...

    Gespanntes Warten in Kiew: Auf dem Maidan ist es ruhig, nun beginnt das politische Feilschen. Der Präsident will einen Runden Tisch, Klitschko aber bleibt hart.

    Der ukrainische Präsident bemüht sich offenbar um eine Verhandlungslösung: Viktor Janukowitsch ist bereit, sich für die Freilassung inhaftierter Demonstranten einzusetzen. Er habe die Staatsanwaltschaft angewiesen, einige von ihnen wieder freizulassen, sagte er nach einem Treffen mit dreien seiner Amtsvorgänger. Einer der drei, Leonid Krawtschuk, bestätigte das. Es sei aber nicht klar, ob der Präsident dies einseitig anordnen könne.

    Die Freilassung der Demonstranten, die nach den jüngsten Zusammenstößen mit der Polizei festgenommenen worden waren, ist eine der zentralen Forderungen der Opposition.

    Bei der Begegnung mit Krawtschuk, Kutschma und Juschtschenko äußerte Janukowitsch seine Unterstützung für einen Runden Tisch mit der Opposition. Die aber lehnt ab. "Ein Runder Tisch passt nicht in eine viereckige Gefängniszelle", sagte der Parteiführer und frühere Außenminister Arseni Jazenjuk mit Blick auf die inhaftierte Exregierungschefin Julija Timoschenko.

    Oppositionsführer Vitali Klitschko sagte nach Angaben von ZEIT ONLINE auf einer Pressekonferenz, er sei an sich sofort bereit, mit Janukowitsch zu verhandeln. Bedingung sei aber nach wie vor der Rücktritt der Regierung. Das lehnte der Präsident bisher ab.

    Janukowitsch verurteilte die Revolutionsaufrufe der Opposition als "Gefahr für die nationale Sicherheit", kündigte gleichzeitig jedoch an, dass vermutlich am Mittwoch eine hohe Delegation aus Kiew zu Gesprächen mit der EU-Kommission nach Brüssel reisen werde. Mit welchem genauen Auftrag und Ziel, blieb zunächst offen.

    Ashton für zwei Tage in der Ukraine......http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2013-12/ukraine-janukowitsch-freilassung-demonstranten
    10/12/13

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