To all the people who are wondering (or not yet wondering) WHY Ukrainians are protesting
When I see the articles and comments in the foreign mass-media, it seems to me that not all are aware of the real reasons and motifs of Ukrainians that are protesting in Kyiv. Yes, at first it all started as a rally in favor of Ukraine’s collaboration with the EU. However, nowadays it is not about EU integration, it is not about simplified visa applications or visa abolition; it is not about us dreaming to become part of the EU and wishing for so-called European life. We do understand that EU is not a magical place, where Ukrainians will have everything we can wish for. Do not be mistaken by the name Euromaidan. Now, the protests in Ukraine are not pro-EU, they are, in fact, pro-Ukraine.
As for this day, our government and the President Yanukovych, have clearly shown their position – they are against its own citizens. On December 1st, 2013 the peaceful protest rally was broken up by the police. The main square of the country is now stained with the blood of its citizens. I guess, this was the last straw that, in fact, broke the camel’s back. We have been so patient and we have been so indifferent, but no more.
We are protesting because we are fed up with this mafia government and current situation in our country. We are fed up with them throwing our motherland into chaos.
Did you by any chance know that our president was imprisoned twice? He was accused of robbery and assault when he was 17 and was incarcerated. At the age of 20 he was imprisoned for the second time for assault. Years later, Yanykovych claimed that his deeds were nothing more than the ‘mistakes of youth’, and, after he became a president, his imprisonment was claimed to be unlawful. Of course it has.
The majority of politicians in Ukraine, whose job is to represent support and protect Ukrainian citizens, don’t even speak Ukrainian language and surely are indifferent towards our needs because they have their own to take care of. We have corrupted courts and governmental institutions. Every single screw in the governmental machine works for mafia and the president. In Ukraine, the needs of few oligarchs overweight the needs of the entire country.
Did you know that in Ukraine policemen can rape women and get away with this? http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/02/ukrainian-protesters-storm-police-station-after-authorities-refuse-to-arrest-cop-implicated-in-brutal-gang-rape/
Did you know that the precious children of our politicians and the politicians themselves commit crimes that they are never imprisoned for? We are living in a corruptive system that we now want to change.
Did you know that when our president and prime minister go to work, police blocks all the streets on their way until they pass by? They are severely guarded and ordinary people are stuck in traffic jams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eoa_6L-Osp8
Maybe you would like to see where our president lives? Amongst other real estate properties, he has fresh and new house built not far away from the capital. http://mignews.com.ua/ru/articles/106801.html
this small shed is equipped with several pools, a lake, a golf course, and a separate highway that leads from this shed to the capital. Who in the sound mind would need that?
Yet, there’s more. Our president has been buying and selling the territories of Ukrainian national parks. According to the constitution, national parks and reserves are property of Ukrainian people, and can not be taken away. But who cares about constitution, right?
They are stealing money from the budget and not even try to conceal it – that’s how shameless and barefaced they are. You would not believe how quickly Ukrainian laws are changing to suit the needs of the politicians.
Now, they are organizing provocations in Kyiv in order to be able to isolate Ukraine from the world. They are bringing police from different regions and sportsmen. They pay them money for provocations and fights. They want to sell our sovereignty to Russia. We can not allow that to happen. We are fighting. We are not Russian. We are not Belorussians. We will not tolerate this.