With the intensification of protests at the eastern Ukraine by Russian speaking Ukranian citizens, specially in the Donesk region, & subsequent crackdown by self appointed government at Kiev, Ukraine is on the verge of potential civil war.
Excerpts from Russia Today (RT.com) report:
“Blood was spilt today,” Yankovich told journalists referring to the events in the eastern city of Slavyansk. “Now our country finds itself in a totally new situation – with one foot in the door of a civil war. The Kiev junta has issued a criminal order to use armed forces and the army against the protesters.”
In the event of a mass crackdown on protesters and use of force, the “new rulers” of Ukraine will carry full responsibility, the ousted President said, adding that the people of Ukraine will never accept “dictatorship” and “especially nationalists’ dictate.”
He has urged the country’s security forces not to obey “unlawful orders” and restrain from shooting at “people of Ukraine”.
Ukraine is now “inexorably” heading towards bankruptcy and chaos, Yanukovich also warned in his speech. Holding a referendum is the only one way to avoid splitting Ukraine, the coup-deposed leader stressed.
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