Escalation in Kiev
by Kiss on January 26, 2014 - 8:20pm
Opposition party leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that his country is facing one of its greatest conflicts to date. In Ukraine protests have spread beyond Kiev and up to a dozen towns all around the country. Death continues to escalate, like that of young Mikhail Zhiznevsky who, it is suspected, was killed by the police on Wednesday. The result breeds anger and resolve in the protesters hearts.
Ukraine House, a conference centre near Independence Square, was bombarded with Molotov cocktails and fireworks by the protesters. It was learned that the police was using the building as a staging area. The outcome was in favour of the protesters as 200 police officers got out alive but wounded from the fire.
Since Mr. Yatsenyuk refusal to step down from power on Thursday the protesters seemed determined on using the method of force. So long as the President Yatsenyuk is in power the violence is sure to continue. At the very least Ukrainians will decide on how their country will run. So since so much has already been set in movement and progresses to an uncertain outcome each and every person out there not satisfied with the way thing are going should stand up to the government and get their demands heard.
Original article : WALDIE, Paul. “Globe in Kiev: Opposition leader says Ukraine has reached 'most dramatic period' in its history”. Published Sunday, Jan. 26 2014. The Globe and Mail