Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Put It To A Vote In Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine -- The best chance for a settlement of the conflict in Ukraine lies in a dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada, the country’s parliament, to be followed promptly by new elections for both parliament and the presidency.


Protesters man their makeshift barricade on Jan. 27, 2014, at the Vinnytsya state regional administration building near Kiev after they took control and set up command.

The protesters in Kiev, and across the country, have well-founded grievances, especially against the disproportionately pro-Russian policies of President Viktor Yanukovych.

But they are not in a position to overthrow the government.

The short-lived occupation of the Ministry of Justice on Sunday and Monday is far from being a promising precedent.

Anything resembling a civil war is neither desirable nor feasible.

The opposition are right to persist in their demonstrations – including a degree of civil disobedience against the preposterously sweeping law passed last week to suppress them.

It is encouraging that the protests are now spreading; they now include parts of the eastern and southern regions of the country, much of which is Russian-speaking and from which Mr. Yanukovych has long drawn support.

Ukraine is on a fault line between East and West.

Ideally, it needs good economic, political and cultural relations with both the European Union and Russia.

But at the same time, its best hope for the future lies in a closer alignment with the democratic, rule-of-law West, not the autocrats in Moscow.

Mr. Yanukovych’s abrupt tilt in the other direction is what sparked the protests.

A fresh election would be a good opportunity to settle the debate democratically, giving Ukrainians a chance to discuss and to decide where they want the balance to be struck.

The last election of the Verkhovna Rada was in October, 2012.

In the scheme of things, that now seems quite a long time ago.

Back in early December – soon after Mr. Yanukovych’s sudden rejection of a trade agreement with the EU – Serhiy Arbuzov, the First Deputy Prime Minister, said that new parliamentary and presidential elections were “absolutely” worth considering.

They’re an even better idea now.

Source: The Globe and Mail

2 comments:

JURIS ET DE JURE said...

SVOBODA...
The apostle Paul in his letter to Christians at Ephesus calls for
believers (EPH 5:11) to reprove
the works of darkness. In the Greek
'reprove' means to expose: thus
it behooves the believer choosing to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints who take this admonition as an instruction to look beyond their congregational worship;and further follow the Lord's instruction of being salt and light. Salt as a preserver and light of course to illuminate the darkness of human nature form which come abuses.

The current event is reflective of the thousands of years of struggle in the quest for freedom.

The horror of the Thirties Quest
by Stalinistas at the hand of
Khrushchev inspired genocide:
serves to remind us on the sidelines... to further listen to
the instruction of our Heavenly Father via the Holy Spirit inspiration upon the pen of Paul to pray without ceasing.

Praying for the continual blessing upon a people of whom I only have a second hand revelation of my genetic ties and the stories of a real survivors
of just such tyranny!

Although I'm far away...I will pray even though so sadly not being able to understand the chant at the front line my soul
understands. SVOBODA SVOBODA I say...stand down you from the west and stay away you of the east. Leave my brethren alone I say and warn...cause if you think I jest realize that through my prayers I have placed you into and before mans eternal judge the Lord Jesus Christ. (This being the case I hope and pray for the Holy Spirit to descend into the core
of the oppressors. Get the shed blood of the cross for your eternal destiny now while you may) back off and go away...
one plus God is the majority.
As you can see the streets are filled with many and what you can't see is the heaven filled with a heavenly host...
SVOBODA both here and more importantly eternally.

Amen

JURIS ET DE JURE said...

SVOBODA...
The apostle Paul in his letter to Christians at Ephesus calls for
believers (EPH 5:11) to reprove
the works of darkness. In the Greek
'reprove' means to expose: thus
it behooves the believer choosing to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints who take this admonition as an instruction to look beyond their congregational worship;and further follow the Lord's instruction of being salt and light. Salt as a preserver and light of course to illuminate the darkness of human nature form which come abuses.

The current event is reflective of the thousands of years of struggle in the quest for freedom.

The horror of the Thirties Quest
by Stalinistas at the hand of
Khrushchev inspired genocide:
serves to remind us on the sidelines... to further listen to
the instruction of our Heavenly Father via the Holy Spirit inspiration upon the pen of Paul to pray without ceasing.

Praying for the continual blessing upon a people of whom I only have a second hand revelation of my genetic ties and the stories of a real survivors
of just such tyranny!

Although I'm far away...I will pray even though so sadly not being able to understand the chant at the front line my soul
understands. SVOBODA SVOBODA I say...stand down you from the west and stay away you of the east. Leave my brethren alone I say and warn...cause if you think I jest realize that through my prayers I have placed you into and before mans eternal judge the Lord Jesus Christ. (This being the case I hope and pray for the Holy Spirit to descend into the core
of the oppressors. Get the shed blood of the cross for your eternal destiny now while you may) back off and go away...
one plus God is the majority.
As you can see the streets are filled with many and what you can't see is the heaven filled with a heavenly host...
SVOBODA both here and more importantly eternally.