An Update on the Situation in Ukraine

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
February 22, 2014
Protesters Gather in Kyiv, Ukraine on February 22, 2014

The United States is closely monitoring developments in Ukraine.  In a statement on February 22, 2014, the White House Press Secretary said, "We have consistently advocated a de-escalation of violence, constitutional change, a coalition government, and early elections, and today's developments could move us closer to that goal.  The unshakeable principle guiding events must be that the people of Ukraine determine their own future.  We welcome constructive work in the Rada and continue to urge the prompt formation of a broad, technocratic government of national unity.  We welcome former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from a prison hospital today, and we wish her a speedy recovery as she seeks the appropriate medical treatment that she has long needed and sought.

"We continue to urge an end to violence by all sides and a focus on peaceful, democratic dialogue, working pursuant to Ukraine's constitution and through its institutions of government.  Going forward, we will work with our allies, with Russia, and with appropriate European and international organizations to support a strong, prosperous, unified, and democratic Ukraine.  Going forward, the Ukrainian people should know that the United States deeply values our long-standing ties with Ukraine and will support them as they pursue a path of democracy and economic development."

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LJ Y.
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Virginia, USA
February 22, 2014
The correct spelling is "protesters" not "protestors." Come on US Government!
Bernard C.
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Pennsylvania, USA
February 23, 2014
Why does Russia have to be involved in Talks to Support a Democracy in Ukraine? Democracy is no where near Putin? And Ukraine does not trust Russia and their one way Dictatorship.
Halyna M.
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Pennsylvania, USA
February 23, 2014
I am a Ukrainian American Citizen,and I was born in Ukraine. I am concerned with,why the US, has to involve Russia with Talks of Ukraine's Democracy ? This compromises a Ukrainian Democracy rather than help build it.?
John G.
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France
February 23, 2014

Wishing the best luck for this country

Patricia L.
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New Jersey, USA
February 24, 2014
This is a nice post.
Ellen W.
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California, USA
February 28, 2014
The State Department may publicly "urge an end to violence," but the violence never would have started without huge injections of funds and propaganda from the US. You fellows sponsored a violent coup d'etat, and now you are "urging an end to violence."

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