Posle ozbiljnih politickih previranja u Ukrajini u zadnjih desetak godina, cini se da je trenutno situacija u tacki usijanja.
Posle odbijanja Ukrajine da potpise SSP sa EU, doslo je do krvavih obracuna policije i demonstranata u Kijevu. Danasnja situacija pokazuje stotinak hiljada Uktajinaca koji zele da se okrenu EU, a ne Rusiji. Ovo naravno, moze da izazove novu krizu u regionu, moguc sukob velikih razmera u Ukrajini, ali i novu gasnu krizu. Obzirom da je Ukrajna i dalje veliki duznik za ruski gas, a to je Rusima i dalje dosta jak adut, osebno ako se i zapadni faktor umesa u situaciju u Ukrajini.
Od narandzaste revolucije zemlja nije bila u ovolikoj krizi, a kako mediji javljaju demonstranti su zauzeli vec nekoliko vladinih zgrada u Kijevu. Demonstranti skandiraju - Revolucija, revolucija...
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Mass demonstrations shake Kiev as Ukrainians call for revolution
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets of central Kiev on Sunday calling for a “revolution” to oust the president’s “bandit regime” that is seeking to strengthen relations with Russia at the expense of the EU.
By midday, the crowds in the capital had swelled to 350,000, according to a Reuters estimate, in the largest demonstrations since the 2004 pro-democracy Orange Revolution.
Most people venting their anger against President Viktor Yanukovich’s government were peaceful but eyewitnesses reported that a large group of protesters had tried to use a tractor to break through police lines around the presidential building. Security forces responded with tear gas and flash grenades. Another group broke into the Kiev mayor’s office, Ukrainian television reported.
Following the police crackdown, the EU issued a statement “strongly condemning” “the excessive use of force last night by the police in Kiev to disperse peaceful protesters, who over the last days in a strong and unprecedented manner have expressed their support for Ukraine’s political association and economic integration with the EU”.
In Kiev, huge crowds converged on the capital’s main streets, chanting “Out with the bandits, and Glory to Ukraine”.
Yury Lutsenko, one of the protest leaders and a former interior minister who was imprisoned for two years after Mr Yanukovich took over as president in 2010, addressed the crowds saying: “This is no longer a demonstration. This is a revolution. Our objective is clear now.”
“The Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine dies today,” he added. “This is its funeral.”
Crowds chanted in approval: “Revolution, Revolution”.
Arseniy Yatseniuk, former foreign minister, called for the protesters to leave the area around the presidential building saying the violence there was sparked by provocateurs allied to Mr Yanukovich.
“We know that the president wants to hold a national security and defence council meeting to call a state of emergency,” Mr Yatseniuk said.
A government spokesperson quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency said the situation in the capital was under control.
There was no information about the whereabouts and response of Mr Yanukovich, who is under fire for his centralisation of power, for jailing of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and for widespread corruption. His spokesmen did not respond to requests for comment. But speaking on condition of anonymity, several government advisers conceded he could be toppled.
“The next few days will be critical, clearly,” said Timothy Ash, an analyst at Standard Bank. “The opposition appear to now have momentum on their side and will aim to use this to their advantage. Yanukovich faces the choice of either trying to re-impose control through the use of the security services or police, or negotiation.”
The protesters in the capital were in no doubt that Mr Yanukovich should stand down.
“This is a revolution,” said 43-year-old housewife Iryna Tomashenko, standing in a massive crowd of youths, parents and pensioners in Independence Square and along Khreshchatyk, Kiev’s main avenue.
“We have a beautiful nation with good people. Yanukovich must go. He sent the police to beat our children. Shame on him. We’ll take him down,” she added.
“It’s time to oust this regime, bring our country back towards democracy and Europe,” said Denis Denisenko, a Kiev resident.
On Sunday morning, Vitaly Zakharchenko, a Yanukovich loyalist who heads the Interior Ministry, called for calm warning that instability could bring bloodshed and chaos.
“What bloody war? What, we want to go the way of Libya and Tunis? If there will be calls for massive upheaval, we will react,” Mr Zakharchenko warned.
There was no mass police presence in downtown Kiev where the majority of crowds gathered. But thousands of riot police were deployed to protect the presidential office and government buildings.
Mykola Azarov, prime minister, urged citizens on Sunday to avoid upheaval, warning that it would hurt the country’s already ailing economy and currency stability.
Stepan Havrysh, a political commentator and former deputy national security chief, said in an afternoon television interview: “The people’s peaceful demonstrations have transformed into a revolutionary state.”
“There is no more trust in the president” from the people or his political allies, Mr Havrysh added, saying that a handful of once loyal lawmakers were leaving his party.
He predicted that the president would probably lose his majority in parliament within days.
Mykhailo Volynets, leader of Ukraine’s independent coalminers’ union which has a big membership in Mr Yanukovich’s heartland of industrial eastern Ukraine, said a split in the country was unlikely.
“People in eastern Ukraine are also very disillusioned in Mr Yanukovich and his ways. They are not getting their salaries on time. They are tired of this oppression. They won’t stand up for him,” he said.
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