Just what are the Ukranians angry about?

johnboy 19 February 2011 9

Well done to our Ukranian friends, you can stop traffic in Canberra.

Now… why?

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9 Responses to Just what are the Ukranians angry about?
pcvcolin pcvcolin 11:05 am 01 Mar 11

Hello – for those who were wondering what the Ukrainians have been protesting about lately (as of Feb 28 2011), the following tweets I have provided give some insight:

There is a protest in Kiev #Ukraine today against draft law No. 7468-1 “On education” http://bit.ly/gncWLV #ua #ukraine2 #kat_ua

Protest to occur in Kiev #Ukraine today #ua #_ua #ukraine2 #u2 #ukraine #novosti | #kat_ua organizing since 11/2010 http://bit.ly/fscV6V

Protest against ‘educational innovations’ in #Ukraine today includes #Kiev #Kharkiv #Lviv &others http://bit.ly/hNoeJR @Vergolyas

#Ukraine protests build on arrival of NATO Sec General, BP picketed http://bit.ly/hjMopG #_ua #novosti #kat_ua

All twitter tweets shown above are copied or partially copied from tweets that I posted today, Feb 28 2011 – my twitter ID is pcvcolin
A footnote: Much organizing seems to have built naturally from tax code protests in the Ukraine which were very strong and active near the end of 2010 and which are still a matter of discussion on hashtag #kat_ua and on Russian and Ukrainian language blogs.

aduma aduma 10:35 pm 22 Feb 11

this coould help people. This official media alert as to why WE demonstrated on the weekend.
May i point out, it was not towards the people of Russia, rather the government and regime in the country.


* Rally to protest President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych’s Regime defying the Constitution of Ukraine which is impacting on rights and freedoms
* Respond to call from Ukrainians in Ukraine seeking support to highlight their plight
* To protest the Russian Federation’s Medvedev -Putin Regime violating rights of Ukrainians in Russia
* Closing down of Ukrainian NGO’s , Cultural centre and Library
* Kangaroo courts being applied


* Rally at Embassy of Ukraine to show support for Ukrainian people and deliver Memorandum from Australia’s Ukrainian community to President of Ukraine to be presented to Ambassador of Ukraine
* Demonstration outside Russian Embassy to protest violation of human and national rights against Ukrainians in Russia
* Memorial Service and Lighting of International Candle of Remembrance ( visited over 20 countries and most parts of Ukraine ) for victims of the 1932-33 Famine -Holodomor – Genocide


Members of Ukrainian community from throughout Australia, Clergy ,Members of Parliament

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:58 pm 21 Feb 11

If ever there was a pointless exercise, this would have to be it.

Pandy Pandy 7:44 pm 21 Feb 11

Muttsybignuts said :

Ukrainians are dirty

Just what the Belorussians would say!!

nyuck nyuck nyuck

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 3:24 pm 21 Feb 11

Ukrainians are dirty that they have spent the last however many years fighting for their Independence from Russia and now, the new President is keen to kiss Ruski arse and put the country back where it was. I imagine the protest was in Canberra since this is where their Embassy is ( and the Russian Embassy, which is where they ended up).
I know this because they were all out in Civic on Saturday night, proving that they could drink Vodka and sing at the top of their lungs with the best of them.
Seemed like a decent bunch ( well they shouted me a Vodka).

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:18 pm 19 Feb 11

Might have something to do with this, I guess:


Mr Evil Mr Evil 7:50 pm 19 Feb 11

And protesting in Canberra is going to do what?

2longinthistown 2longinthistown 1:12 pm 19 Feb 11

From the signs, perhaps seeking to get this guy out of gaol – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuriy_Lutsenko

Chaz Chaz 1:11 pm 19 Feb 11

I think the Ukrainians are protesting against discrimination & lack of women in the gov. I’m sure are is a whole list of other things on the agenda too

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