At least 100 police injured in explosion outside Ukraine’s parliament

by Systematic

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A National Guard victim of today’s clashes in Kiev. Photo Yuriy Kirnichny/AFP

At least 100 police officers and servicemen from the Ukrainian National Guard were injured after a grenade exploded outside the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev, Monday. A combat grenade was allegedly thrown towards the police and national guard officers who were trying to prevent protesters from getting too close to the Ukrainian parliament building. Anton Gerashchenko, the adviser to the Ukrainian minister of Internal Affairs, posted on social media that one national guard officer was killed after being shot in the heart, however this has yet to be confirmed.

RT reports:

[…] According to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the people who threw the combat grenades were wearing T-shirts of the Svoboda political party.

“About 30 people have been arrested. Police have detained the man who threw the combat grenade,” Avakov said on his Facebook post. […]

Drone footage of the start of the clashes:

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Francis Lee
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In fact that constitutional changes which were being debated in the Rada Verkhovna in no way corresponded to the articles in the Minsk II agreements. The Don Bas would be given no special status, there would be no consultation by the Kiev regime with the LPR, DPR representatives, prefects were to be appointed as Roman-style proconsuls to rule over these restless provinces. These decentralisation proposals in fact gave more power the the executive wing of the government – Poroshenko and Yatsuniuk. The proposals were little more than a transparent fraud cooked up by the Nuland-Pyatt-Poroshenko ruling troika. I wonder whether… Read more »

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MSM Sock Puppets

I wish someone would put together an offnewyorktimes and call Kramer on his jingoistic journalism the way you do here. He was so embarrassed over his swooning over Svoboda in past articles that he didn’t even dare mention it by name in yesterday’s article.

BlackCatte
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That would be an awesome idea. Each major mainstream news outlet should acquire its own shadow dedicated to monitoring it for agenda bias

Brad Benson
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Over at the Guardian, Nazi-loving Shaun Walker is out with his report on the trouble in Kiev. Reporting “in Moscow”, Walker as usual makes the story about Russia as much as possible, while blaming the riots in Kiev on Svoboda which, according to Walker, is “a far-right political party that was part of the Maidan movement (sic) which overthrew the president Viktor Yanukovych last year but did badly at the polls and only has a handful of MPs.” To this I would add that Walker had always reported favorably in regard to right wing Ukrainian Thugs fighting in the breakaway… Read more »

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The neo nazi went to protest against changes to the constitution. Poreshenko at the same time States that these changes are not about decentralization or more autonomy to the east. Who is right?
Ukraine is careering down the road towards its eventual break up and govt collapse. The country is too extreme to hold together.