WAR Against the People, in Downtown Kyiv Today: Feb. 20 – Evening 21:00 to 22:00

CLASHES BECAME WARFARE AGAINST PEOPLE’S SELF-DEFENSE IN DOWNTOWN KYIV – ongoing updates.

Feb. 20: As of this evening, Maidan’s medical service reports over a HUNDRED dead. Fifty-eight of them have been identified.

Late afternoon: MPs gathered in Parliament and started work aimed at resolving the crisis. Many members of the Party of Regions are absent, a number of them are reported to have fled Ukraine.

Current events, continued from EVENTS OF MORNING AND AFTERNOON,09:08 to 10:5211:00 to 12:0012:00 to 13:0013:00 to 14:0014:00 to 15:00;15:00 to 16:0016:00 to 17:0017:00 to 18:0018:00 to 21:00.

Ongoing list of people killed at EuroMaidan, by date, name, etc.:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_killed_during_Euromaidan

Protesters carry a wounded demonstrator in Kiev. Louisa Gouliamaki: AFP: Getty Images

Protesters carry a wounded demonstrator in Kiev. Louisa Gouliamaki: AFP: Getty Images

21:00

MOST URGENT INFORMATION:
Reportedly, the head of a ministry known colloquially as «Minsdokh» [or, “ministry that died,” a Ukrainian abbreviation for the Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine], a man by the name of Kl. [abridgement of surname Klimenko], is urgently ORGANIZING EXPORT OF THE FOREIGN CURRENCY through the Boryspil Airport by a charter flight.
Information for journalists: a request regarding the proceedings, air controllers, etc. of the charter flights has to be made .
This is VERY IMPORTANT!!!
It’s also desirable to monitor information regarding the Zhuliany Airport.
(I ask for urgent repost!)
https://www.facebook.com/andrew.okar/posts/738024532898081?stream_ref=1 ЄвроМайдан –

Protesters stand behind burning barricades during a face-off against police. Bulent Kilic:AFP:Getty Images

Protesters stand behind burning barricades during a face-off against police. Bulent Kilic:AFP:Getty Images

EuroMaydan shares photo from Anna Babinets. Departure panic at the VIP-terminal at Zhuliany is confirmed.

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During these moments women with children and little dogs are departuring from Zhuliany Airport. Tens of Mercedese Benzes and Lexuses. We saw with our own eyes collectors with Kalashnikovs and money. 3 planes have taken off within the last 10 minutes. https://www.facebook.com/EuroMaydan/posts/613770108709519?stream_ref=1

Protesters gather behind barricades during clashes with police. Bulent Kilic-AFP-Getty Images

Protesters gather behind barricades during clashes with police. Bulent Kilic-AFP-Getty Images

One of the perished in this bloodbath is a unique artist Valeriy Brezdeniuk. He created unique pictures on water. Friends, there are no words to describe our sympathy and sorrow. Look at his works! A light-filled memory to a bright man!

his VK site: http://vk.com/id13932857

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/q5NAox5Xk8g

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Valeriy Brezdeniuk

VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/EuroMaydan/posts/10201500560343594?stream_ref=1

Owners of shops and cafes at Khreshchatyk and Horodetskiy Streets have handed over the keys from their facilities to the activists. Guys from the front line can now sit at the tables of  «Chateau» and «Coffee House», drink coffee, beer, eat from nice plates, watch TV. Medical clinic posts are working inside clothing stores “LTB” at Khreshchatyk Street, “Helen Marlen2″ and “Saint Tropez” at Horodetskiy Street, in Turkish Cuisine Cafe at Maidan next to McDonalds and in all fast-food booths near the hotel Kozatskiy. «Hurray! This is victory! – a man in a helmet was yelling walking by Khreshchatyk – The subway is open». I join him and yell: «Hurray, business is with us!»

Both the police force and protesters claim that snipers are operating for the opposite side. Jeff J Mitchell:Getty Images

Both the police force and protesters claim that snipers are operating for the opposite side. Jeff J Mitchell:Getty Images

Important information, though not in chronological order:

Very shortly – there is not a spare second:
1. As of 16.30 the state of emergency must have been introduced. The set of documents was on the vegetable’s table [Ukrainians call their (non)president “ovoch” colloquially, a word play from YanukOVOCH” – which means vegetable]. Moreover, a video with his statement had already been recorded. But he didn’t affix his signature, since nobody else from NSDC [National Security and Defense Council] had signed the file. I.e. everything toppled over him. Besides, the document laid on his table indicated that the opposition with joined MPs are ready to outlaw him as a usurper of authority and to order all the forces to discontinue subordination to the current administrators (plus some additional measures, in some time). This was enforced by analysts claiming that this would lead to a mass desertion and taking the side of people by forces, and all this with weapons.

2. Shooting for effect is being carried out by snipers from Russian special forces. Pros and veterans – without emotions and doubts. They’re bumping off everybody, including cops. Their task is to deepen and widen the conflict zone. They’re supplied also by theirs, who were embedded long ago and studied all the roofs in Kyiv downtown. Our specialists from Sokil [police special forces] thought this out and traced one of them. But they were not allowed to take them, and the order to stop attempts was from the highest level. They were forbidden even to notice them. The cops are furious, different structures do not believe each other. Everybody hates Berkut reckoning that these sadists are pulling all of them to hell.

3. They want to suppress the city with a blockade. There is an order to all trading networks and markets to wind up trade, and close. Bread-baking complex nr. 10 is stuffed with fresh bread, but according to our data some cars and strange persons have blocked all the exits and do not allow them to deliver it to their trading network.

4. The vegetable was warned for the last time and in a clear voice during the meeting with diplomats. They say he is not adequate and cannot make any decision. As a Furer in a bunker.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=693949557294976&id=325867127432167&stream_ref=1

Protesters carry molotov cocktails. Jeff J Mitchell:Getty Images

Protesters carry molotov cocktails. Jeff J Mitchell:Getty Images

My reliable source from the General Staff of the Military Forces of Ukraine informs me: “Troops are moving forward to Kyiv – 1500 paratroopers, 400 marines and special squad soldiers. They are re-subordinated to SSU [SBU] for antiterroristic operation holding. It is most likely that the mop-up will happen at the soonest time possible. Officers, warrant officers and contract soldiers. the mood is not that good. Around 70 per cent definitively do not want to fight against people.” P.S. These are 25th airborne brigade, 1st marines brigade, 831st antisubversive squad, 73rd marine special-purpose center.
https://www.facebook.com/natella.ivanova/posts/688875121163885?stream_ref=1

Protesters advance to new positions in Kiev. AFP/Getty Images

Protesters advance to new positions in Kiev. AFP/Getty Images

Lesia Orobets, MP, Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada [Parliament]:

AN INSTINCT PROMPTS THAT VILNIUS-2 IS HAPPENING I don’t know why exactly yanukovych and his MPs are procrastinating, either for evacuating cash in bags to Donetsk and London (it is happening now “as the forest trembles” [very intensively], or for some meanness with the shooting and killing of citizens, or just procrastinating for nothing to lead the opposition into the night, cause distress and take over the initiative. I will be happy to be wrong, but there is an impression of a directed performance, when “accidentally” we are just short of 226 [votes], just a bit, and the time passes by, opponents make more and more concessions during negotiations and discredit themselves more and more – it more and more it looks like the tragicomedy of the Vilnius summit. And the dogs keep killing the citizens outside.
https://www.facebook.com/ashnar.lynx/posts/427691657365497?stream_ref=1

Bulent Kilic:AFP:Getty Images

Bulent Kilic:AFP:Getty Images

UNICEF statement on the impact of the violence in Ukraine on children

KYIV, Ukraine/ GENEVA/ NEW YORK, 20 February 2014 – The impact of the heightened violence in Ukraine on children and their families is a matter of growing concern.

There have been reports of children being caught up and even injured in the violence in Kyiv. UNICEF is seeking information to confirm these reports and is closely monitoring the situation as it affects children.

All parties have a responsibility to keep children out of harm’s way.

Children are especially vulnerable in situations involving violent conflict, not only to violence itself but also to the traumatic effects of witnessing such violence. Among other threats to their wellbeing, children can become separated from their parents in the chaos, and basic services for children become strained. In affected areas, some schools have already been closed and health facilities are more difficult to access. In such situations special care must be taken to support children.

Art by Valery Brezdenyuk

Art by Valery Brezdenyuk

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3 Responses to WAR Against the People, in Downtown Kyiv Today: Feb. 20 – Evening 21:00 to 22:00

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  3. You’re soo right. I find out about this all the time.
    Fantastic post.

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