1. Biden announces Kiev visit as war of words continues over Ukraine
Russian news agencies reported Sunday that U.S. CIA director John Brennan had a secret meeting with Ukrainian officials in Kiev before they began operations against separatist forces that had taken over buildings in the country’s east.
3. Sunday April 13 2014 – UKRAINE Clashes between pro- and anti-govt activists in Kharkov
4. SUNDAY April 13 2014 – Ukraine: Mariupol activists prepare for battle for seized city hall
Pro-Russian activists seized the city hall building in the south-eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Sunday.
Activists prepared Molotov cocktails other materials, while hundreds of locals stood outside the seized building late into the night.
One of the activists at the scene said, “we are scared for our families, for our homes, because, for that little we have, we have paid with our own sweat and blood.”
5. SUNDAY April 13 2014 – Ukraine: City Council building seized in Mariupol
The building of the Mariupol City Council was seized in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Sunday. Protesters barricaded themselves in with rubber tyres, chanting “Russia, Russia, Russia” and then unfurled former Soviet and Banner of Victory flags out on the landing.
Funny how, at least it seems, that when the Muslims rioted, murdered, raped and burned stuff to create an Islamic caliphate the Western press called it, ‘The Arab Spring’. And as far as I can see, and I do stand to be corrected, but this appears to be huge groups of actual free people who desperately want to be independent of a corrupt Ukraine and/or reunited with Russia proper of their own free will and nearly totally without violence. Yet this is not called an ‘East European’ spring. I wonder why. Again, I could be reading it way wrong.