Yanukovych refuses to resign, marshals Khrakiv against opposition in Kiev

DEBKAfile Special Report 

Defying attempts by protesters in Kiev to force him out, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych went on the air Saturday, Feb. 22, to say he has no plans to resign. Apparently speaking from the eastern town of Khrakiv, he accused ”armed extremists and gangsters” of a coup against him, comparing it to the Nazi putsch in Berlin of 1933.

Brzezinski: Finland role model for Ukraine

DW: The situation in Ukraine is very volatile and has gotten increasingly violent over the last few days. Do you fear an outright civil war in the country?
Zbigniew Brzezinski: I think that is in fact threatening Ukraine.

The Ukraine Story the Media is Missing

Nikolas K. Gvosdev, The National Interest

The attention of the world's media is squarely on the denouement of events in Kyiv—whether the protest movement in the Maidan is crushed by force or whether the opposition can force the resignation of the government of Viktor Yanukovych.

Viktor Yanukovych’s Last Throw in Ukraine

By Gwynne Dyer,  "Information Clearing House 

When a government announces that it is going to launch an “anti-terror operation,” that generally means that it has decided to kill some people. That was what the police said at 6 p.m. local time Tuesday (February 18) in Kyiv, as they launched their assault on the protesters who have occupied the main square of the Ukrainian capital for 11 weeks—and sure enough, people started to die.

The new US-Russia Cold War


original post date 14/2/14 THE ROVING EYE, By Pepe Escobar

Meet the new (cold) war, same as the old (cold) war. Same same, but different. One day, it's the myriad implications of Washington's "pivoting" to Asia - as in the containment of China. The next day, it's the perennial attempt to box Russia in. Never a dull moment in the New Great Game in Eurasia.

Russia Under Attack

By Paul Craig Roberts, "Information Clearing House -


In a number of my articles I have explained that the Soviet Union served as a constraint on US power. The Soviet collapse unleashed the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony. Russia under Putin, China, and Iran are the only constraints on the neoconservative agenda.


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