Ukraine Updates

by Nathan Hamm on 11/24/2004 · 4 comments

A Fistful of Euros keeps putting together excellent collections of blog and news links. See this post and this one, the latter of which notes that the election is causing tension in the EU-Russia relationship. From yesterday’s edition of The World comes a story on how the election could impact US-Russia relations (WMA).

The Kyiv Post reports that troops are moving into the capital from the eastern regions of the country. Maidan has short reports to the effect that police units have pledged to protect the protesters. Meanwhile, the Russians refuse to confirm or deny the presence of Russian special forces among Ukrainian police forces.

Heavyweight boxer Volodymry Klitschko (the younger brother of the better know Vitaly) addressed protesters, saying that as in sports, those who cheat in politics should be disqualified.

Check out the International Support for Ukrainian Democracy site. Also, be sure to visit Le Sabot Post-Moderne, Tulip Girl, Foreign Notes, and the invaluable Periscope often. The comments from Viktor at The Periscope are incredibly valuable. Here are a handful of the latest. Sueandnotu, who I seem to remember linking to last year during the Rose Revolution, is covering things too (and she gets special attention for mentioning Georgia).

And down in the Caucasus… Georgia has pledged its support to the people of Ukraine.

A couple more pictures in the extended

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TulipGirl November 24, 2004 at 2:44 pm

Thanks for the photos.

James R MacLean November 24, 2004 at 3:57 pm

Pardon, but the link for “Le Sabot Post-Moderne” leads to this site. Also, there’s Neeka’s Backlog (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; very well written, by someone actually participating in the protests in Kiyev)

Nathan November 24, 2004 at 4:07 pm

Thanks, I left out a “=” in the code.

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