” Kalashnikov appears to be the best argument in a debate for `Aleksandr Muzychko', an `activist of the nationalist' of `Pravy Sektor' movement"

#AceWorldNews says that according to RT News the Regional parliament members in a Ukrainian city held a session at gunpoint when one of the radical nationalist opposition leaders came to them, armed to the teeth, as the law of power seems to be prevailing in the tumultuous post-coup country.

A Kalashnikov appears to be the best argument in a debate for Aleksandr Muzychko, an activist of the nationalist “Pravy Sektor” (Right Sector) movement and one of the Maidan’s most prominent and controversial leaders.

On Tuesday he came to the Rovno regional parliament, where he threatened the regional MPs with a machine-gun and a number of other weapons as he demanded a decision on granting apartments to the families of protesters who were killed during last week’s violent clashes in central Kiev.

“Who wants to take away my machine-gun? Who wants to take away my gun?

Who wants to take away my knives? I dare you!” Muzychko said.

His lobbying methods have apparently been imported from Chechnya, where the man, aka Sashko Bilyi, was fighting alongside separatist forces in the 1990’s.

He now boasts of having demolished Russian tanks and killed Russian soldiers.


#chechnya, #kiev, #maiden, #pravy-sektor, #rovno, #rt-news, #russian, #ukrainian

#UKraine : Agreement between `President Yanukovich & Opposition brokered by `EU’ – Constitutional Reforms by September`

#AceWorldNews says Friday, February 21 – courtesy of RT, Reuters

09:58 GMT:
The agreement between President Yanukovich and the opposition,brokered by the EU, suggests constitutional reforms to be carried out by September and cutting presidential powers, a senior EU diplomat told Reuters.

09:17 GMT:
#Drone view of Maidan on morning after deadly Kiev clashes. http://t.co/8QIpPurp6g#ukraineprotests
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) February 21, 2014
09:16 GMT:
The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Vladimir Rybak, said he had signed the resolution condemning violence in the country and prohibiting a counter-terrorist operation in the country.

The resolution supported by 236 MPs out of 238 registered in the session yesterday evening “strongly condemned” the use of force that ended in multiple deaths of people on both sides of the conflict and demanded to “immediately stop the acts of violence against the citizens of Ukraine.” To that effect, parliament banned the anti-terrorist operation previously announced by the Ministry of Interior and the Security Service of Ukraine.

09:12 GMT:
Police have been forced out of the Ukrainian parliament, the deputy speaker told Reuters.

09:05 GMT:
Just passed the Maidan, people say they would not accept the new peace treaty. They demand Yanukovich’s immediate resignation and trial
— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) February 21, 2014
09:04 GMT:
I did hear loud banging sounds coming from the parliament area half an hour ago
— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) February 21, 2014
08:52 GMT:
Radicalized insurgents have broken the truce and started shooting at law enforcers in Kiev, according to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry.

“They are targeting the Interior Ministry troops, stationed at Institutskaya Street. It’s yet to be clarified if anyone was hurt. Their intention is to try and break a route through to the Verkhovna Rada (parliament),” said the head of the press-office of the Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior, Sergey Burlakov, according to Interfax.

#Ukraine interior ministry claims rioters have broke a ceasefire and fired gunshots at the police, attempted to storm parliament
— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) February 21, 2014
08:50 GMT:
“It’s been really calm so far, the night has been relatively peaceful, without gunfire. I just passed through Independence Square. The protesters there are peaceful, and they are waiting,” RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reported from Kiev.

The question is whether this will be a real truce, because we have been through this before, he added.

#eu, #kiev, #maidan-square, #maiden, #president-viktor-yanukovych, #reuters, #rt-news, #viktor-yanukovych

#AceNewsDesk says meanwhile the fire raging in the…

#AceNewsDesk says meanwhile, the fire raging in the House of Trade Unions has apparently gone out, but the smoke keeps issuing from several charred floors.

Latest updates on front page at:http://wp.me/p165ui-3JN

16:06 GMT:
The United States and the European Union are discussing the possibility of imposing sanctions on Ukraine “to try create conditions for compromise,” Reuters reports citing US Secretary of State John Kerry.

15:45 GMT:
Nearly 800 people have been injured in violent clashes in Kiev, including 392 law enforcement officers, the deputy chief investigator of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, Oleg Tatarov, told foreign ambassadors at a Wednesday meeting. He added that 83 of the injured officers have been hospitalized with serious gunshot wounds.

15:29 GMT:
The US imposed sanctions on Ukraine on Wednesday, having canceled visas for several officials, who supposedly were connected with the use of force in central Kiev, according to the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt.

15:29 GMT:
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says he is heading to Ukraine on Wednesday on behalf of the European Union.

14:33 GMT:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the imminent threat of sanctions against the Ukrainian government was meant to show Kiev that the European Union is serious about the need for a return to political dialogue.

“When (EU) foreign ministers meet tomorrow in Brussels they must talk about which specific sanctions should be imposed to show we are serious that the political process must resume…,” she told a news conference with French leader Francois Hollande, adding that it was necessary to talk to both the opposition and Viktor Yanukovich’s government to help bring peace to Ukraine. (Reuters)

14:23 GMT:

The responsibility for the deadly riots in Ukraine lies not with extremists alone, but also with the leaders of the Ukrainian opposition and some Western politicians, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

14:12 GMT:

Rioters have captured and beaten the governor of the western Volyn Oblast, Aleksandr Bashkalenko, and are demanding that he resigns. According to reports in Ukrainian media, Bashkalenko was handcuffed to a stage in front of a crowd of about 10,000 people and was doused with cold water but refused to sign his resignation. Earlier, he was beaten for refusing to kneel before the people, but a group of organized rioters averted a lynching by the angry mob by taking the governor into a police station.

14:04 GMT:

Ukraine’s security service has announced it is launching a counter-terror operation, RIA Novosti reports. The service that said radicals have seized over 1,500 firing arms and 100,000 bullets in the last 24 hours.

13:56 GMT:
In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, people are lighting candles to commemorate the victims of the deadly clashes in Kiev.

13:45 GMT:

Smoke is covering no man’s land between the crowd of protesters on Independence Square (Maidan) and the police cordons. Protesters are burning tires as riot police constantly regroup behind the lines of interior troops surrounding the square. A spurt of water can be seen firing in the direction of the barricades.

#independence-square, #kiev, #maiden, #reuters, #ria-novosti, #ukraine