Last post, written by KyivAndrew:
You know it would help if you provided some background as to the youtube video you were showing and where you got the link from.
Two weeks ago pro-Ukrainian activists were set upon and beaten violently by pro-Russian activists in Kharkiv. Kharkiv is supposed to follow Donetsk and Luhansk in the Kremlin’s strategy to destabilize Ukraine.
The Kharkiv separatist movement is supported in part by such odious figures as Yanukovych’s son who robbed Ukraine blind, as well as Oleg Tsaryov, and Viktor Medvedchuk, the latter being good friends with the unrepentant KGB man Putin and with an odious history with the KGB himself. Communists and pro-Russian bikers are also involved in the Kharkiv separatist movement.
A public march was planned for today for Ukrainian Unity through Kharkiv. 7,000 people took part, among them football fans.
The Ukrainian national anthem was sung, Ukrainian songs, and a gigantic Ukrainian flag was carried through Kharkiv. According to the official report of the Internal Affairs in Kharkiv, which remains apolitical, “as soon as the Unity March was finished” aggressive pro-Russian separatists and supporters of federalization attempted to attack participants in the Ukrainian Unity March. Rocks and sticks were thrown at them by the pro-Russian separatists and shots were heard. Nobody forced these people to attack the Ukrainian Unity March which was going peaceful up until then. The football fans then reacted.
Among the injured I’m not sure how many are from each camp but a human life is a human life, and Putin’s policies of violently destabilizing Ukraine is only leading to more bloodshed, not that Putin would care about that in my opinion. It serves his imperialistic purposes.