February 25, 2014
The good news here is, if the occupation tries to move into Crimea, this will almost certainly trigger the Wrath of Tsar Putin.
The first order of business, of course, is to lynch the democratically elected president, who was ousted by the Jews.
The Interior Ministry’s acting head, Arsen Avakov, wrote on his Facebook page that Mr. Yanukovych is believed to be in Crimea, a southern region dominated by ethnic Russians that serves as home to Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet. A ministry official who declined to be named verified the post.
“As of this morning, a criminal case has been opened based on the mass murder of civilians. Yanukovych and some other officials have been put on the wanted persons list,” Mr. Avakov wrote.
He said Mr. Yanukovych is believed to have left his native Donetsk late Saturday and arrived in Crimea on Sunday, where he stayed in a privately run sanitarium, avoiding state-run facilities and his presidential dacha.
Upon learning that the acting parliament had ousted him from the presidency, Mr. Yanukovych hastily left the sanitarium and headed to a regional airport but never arrived there, Mr. Avakov said.
Instead, he decided to stay at a private home with his security detail. He then asked his guards whether they wanted to leave or stay with him, and some left with their weapons. Mr. Yanukovych and the remaining guards then piled into three cars and drove away, switching off all forms of communication. His current whereabouts is unknown, Mr. Avakov said.
The transformation of Mr. Yanukovych from the country’s elected leader to a hounded fugitive has been stunning in its speed. On Friday night, he joined with opposition leaders and European Union representatives to sign an accord aimed at bringing an end to several days of violence. He had agreed to early elections and changes to the constitution to limit his powers, but the next day fled the capital as his loyalists broke ranks with him and his support crumbled.
Borrow money from the United States and the IMF.
Separately, Ukraine’s Finance Ministry said Monday that it will seek a loan from the U.S. and Poland within the next two weeks and will need to raise around $35 billion by the end of 2015.
“The situation in the financial sector is generally complicated but manageable,” the ministry said in the statement, signed by the acting finance minister, Yuri Kolobov.
The ministry suggested holding an international “donor” conference with the U.S., the EU and other International Monetary Fund members. The financial aid will be used to revamp the economy, carry out reforms and fulfill an agreement with the EU, the ministry said.
Rush as fast as possible into the EU.
Ukraine’s interim president, Oleksandr Turchynov, has said he wants to move Ukraine onto a European path as soon as possible.
But European Union officials said Monday that the bloc will hold off on advancing talks on an economic agreement with Ukraine until after elections are held in May.
“The treaty is still on the table, [and] we will discuss it with the next legitimate government that comes from the next elections in Ukraine,” said Olivier Bailly, a spokesman for the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm. “We should let the transition process that has started leading to elections…continue.”
Thank you, Ukrainian nationalists, for bringing about this great National Socialist revolution in the Ukraine. It has turned out wonderfully. You are a beacon of light for the rest of the world.