Though it has received minimal press attention in the U.S.(its not about Kim and Kanye,Football or Mandela the New York Times reports on the situation in the Ukraine. Mass crowds singing and flying Ukrainian flags erected barricades and tore down the cities large statue of Lenin.
In rejecting Yanukovych's rejection of increasing ties with the European Union and the west, the people of the Ukraine are reasserting the independence they overwhelmingly voted for when declared independence from the Soviet Union. Putin, who no doubt yearns to bring the Ukraine, the former jewel in the crown of the Soviet empire has done everything in his power to bring it back into the Soviet Empire. He has help corrupt the electoral process and attempted to strong arm Ukraine by cutting off its natural gas supplies.
Today millions of Ukrainians of All ages and classes are in the streets asserting their desire to retain their countries independence from Putin and His revanchist dreams of empire. They should have the prayers and goodwill of freemen everywhere. Having defeated both Nazi and Soviet oppression they have earned the right to retain their freedom. The victory of The Ukrainian people over Putin and his sock-puppet Yanukovych will be a hammer blow to Putin's dreams of empire.