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  •  Yarosh (1+ / 0-)
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    is consolidating power.  
    Also in the news, the Defense Minister resigned today.   It will be a tell to see who replaces him.

    •  I don't really buy into that (1+ / 0-)
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      remember Yarosh never actually took that position offered to him. On the other hand, former PM Tymoshenko  is apparently upping the rhetoric:

      A leaked audio recording of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and a former deputy secretary on the country's National Security Council purports to listen in on a conversation in which Tymoshenko advocates taking up arms against Russia.

      In the recording from March 18, reported by Kremlin-backed television channels RT and Rossia 1 Monday night, Tymoshenko tells Nestor Shufrych that Ukrainians should kill Russians and particularly their leader, presumably President Vladimir Putin.

      by ManfromMiddletown on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 05:02:33 AM PDT

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      •  Yarosh (0+ / 0-)

        might be eliminating rivals.  He is trying to hammer the movement into a political party and has declared he will run for president.  

      •  It's wise to fact check everything related to the (2+ / 0-)
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        Russia-Ukraine dispute thoroughly.

        The Alexander Muzychko episode checks out via the Ukraine Minister of Internal Affairs website.

        The Parliament also released Igor Tenyukh from his post and approved Mikhail Koval (Коваль Михайло Володимирович) as the new Acting Defense Minister.

        He's a lifelong career military guy. His claim to fame came on March 5 2014. He was serving as the Colonel-General with the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, in Crimea, when he was kidnapped by unidentified hostiles. The news reports said he was released after negotiations.

        He doesn't seem to have a party affiliation he wears on his sleeve. Tenyukh was Svoboda.

        I wouldn't go near that Moscow Times story.

        There is no existence without doubt.

        by Mark Lippman on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 05:52:04 AM PDT

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    •  He's been replaced already. (2+ / 0-)
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      Not sure what conclusion one can make from the replacement. Another general.

      •  The conclusion I would draw (1+ / 0-)
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        is that the government felt someone who had actually been in Russian captivity (as Gen. Koval was earlier in the month) might be more motivated to oppose them.

        The Stars and Bars and the red swastika banner are both offerings to the same barbaric god.

        by amyzex on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 08:38:00 AM PDT

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