SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS LINKS AND VIDEOS: Rioters and police are fighting again as the crisis  grips the capitol of the Ukraine. The death toll is rising as opposition is asking the president to resign. Russia has accused the US of meddling in the affairs of the Ukrainian government and has labeled the rioters terrorist. The reason for the protest is that they demanding the constitution be changed and want to pull closer to the European Union. Check back for more Updates on These Christian Times

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RT NEWS: Rioters and police in central Kiev are exchanging smoke and stun grenades, as a fresh wave of violence is gripping the Ukrainian capital. While the rioters have no clear demands, the opposition keeps pushing for the president’s resignation.

Wednesday, February 19

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 READ MORE: http://rt.com/news/kiev-clashes-rioters-police-571/

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BBC.COM: Police are storming the main protest camp in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, which has been occupied since November. Explosions are taking place, fireworks are being thrown and large fires have broken out in Independence Square.

On Tuesday at least 18 people were killed, including seven policemen, in the worst violence seen in weeks. President Viktor Yanukovych blamed the violence on opposition leaders, but said it was still “not too late to stop the conflict”.

He was speaking after a late-night meeting with opposition figures Vitaly Klitschko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Exactly a month ago, the nation was shocked by the deaths of protesters during clashes with riot police in central Kiev. On Tuesday Ukrainians again saw dead bodies strewn on the city streets, dozens of injured people.

Despite the shock, many came to the main protest camp, the Maidan, to support activists trained to defend barricades from the riot police READ MORE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26249330

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CNN.COM: For three months, they’ve staked their claim to Kiev’s Maidan, or Independence Square, and to Ukraine itself. We will leave only when you pull closer to the European Union, when you change the constitution, when you alter the government’s power structure, they have loudly insisted.

But why?

Why have thousands of protesters staked their lives, seemingly, on their desire for political change? And why has the government resisted their calls so vehemently?

Questions that relate to human nature, of people with strong interests or passions refusing to budge READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/18/world/europe/ukraine-protests-explainer/

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Comments
  1. Harley says:

    I wonder if this will happen in our streets one of these days.

    • joecruzmn says:

      I am curious if and when it hits the fan if these things will happen here. There is always someone behind the curtains that motivates people emotions. I heard George Soros had his grubby little hands in this incident

      • Harley says:

        I’ve heard the IMF does as well. All these behind the scenes string pullers just infuriate me. The young woman in the video touched me. All the ordinary people want is a more free, less oppresive, and prosperous country and they are willing to fight for it.

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