Ukraine politician in hospital after protest clashes at Parliament

Ukraine politician in hospital after protest clashes at Parliament

Soros was one of the few billionaires to take up political office when he was jailed in December 2013 on corruption charges. The영주안마 arrest sparked a backlash against billionaire President Viktor Yanukovich for breaking with European Union law against foreign ownership of state assets. A few months later, Soros was again arrested over his role in the EU-Ukraine conflict. T여수출장샵he Ukrainian leader was forced to flee to Russia after Yanukovich refused to sign an association agreement with the EU. In 2015, the IMF awarded a $16 billion loan to Ukraine based on “structural reforms to Ukraine.” The코인카지노 Kremlin sought to undermine the EU-Ukraine deal and demanded the immediate release of Soros.

President Putin responded to Putin’s recent visit to Ukraine by launching a crackdown on freedom of speech and opinion. Pro-Kremlin lawmakers protested Putin’s announcement that authorities would begin building a “military presence” in the country. The opposition in eastern Ukraine called the move a move to militarize the region and called for Russia to pay $35 billion to the EU. The protesters in the country responded by forming the National Assembly, a government composed of mostly pro-Western elected officials. A second wave of protests followed, leading to a government collapse and violent street battles in several cities, including Donetsk and Luhansk.