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Reefa posted a topic in General NewsIn February of this year, Ukraine underwent a revolution as the result of being “mired by years of corruption.” Due to the revolution, an interim government was put into place, and elections are being held in May of this year. In what is perhaps one of the most expensive internet-based political pranks, Ukraine’s Internet Party (UIP) — which claims to be the world’s first internet political party, and has the goal of creating an “electronic government” — has paid around $225,000 to have their own candidate run for president in the upcoming elections. That candidate? Darth Vader. The $225,000 i
By SPIEGEL Staff, BENJAMIN BIDDER, CHRISTIAN NEEF, VLADIMIR PYLYOV and MATTHIAS SCHEPP January 27, 2014 – 04:40 PM Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich appears bent on crushing the protest movement but the opposition won't go quietly. A right-wing nationalist party is seeking to benefit from the growing violence and has begun warning of a civil war. Dressed in jeans and a down jacket, the parliamentarian who wants to overthrow Ukraine's president by any means necessary is standing in Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square, where a struggle for power has played out over the last
Turk posted a topic in General NewsPublished time: January 23, 2014 04:12 Edited time: January 23, 2014 05:37 A huge crowd of demonstrators has surrounded the US embassy in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, protesting against Washingtons meddling in the countrys internal affairs. Follow RT's live updates. The event was organized by Kievans for Clean City, a new pro-government activist group which has spoken out against the rioters and violence in downtown Kiev. Several thousand demonstrators are taking part, urging the US to stop sponsoring mass unrests, local media reported. The US is behind everything that is happening in Kievs
Turk posted a topic in General News19 January 2014 Last updated at 22:02 GMT The BBC's Daniel Sandford in Kiev says ''wave upon wave'' of attacks have been carried out on the police line Clashes have taken place after large crowds of pro-EU demonstrators rallied in Ukraine's capital Kiev against new laws restricting public protests. Stun grenades and flares were thrown as protesters tried to reach parliament, their way blocked by police and buses. Opposition politician Vitali Klitschko later said President Viktor Yanukovych had agreed to set up a cross-party commission to resolve the crisis. The US appealed for an end to the