[laughs] As my dad put it this weekend, "Your country made the front page of the paper". For all of you who may not know, this past summer I went to Kyiv, Ukraine on a mission trip and plan on returning next summer. So... to me, this news is quite interesting. [b]Newsweek (World News)[/b][i]Flowers for Freedom[/i]Protesters in Ukraine sang a new anthem: 'Vstavay! Rise up!' But Moscow didn't like it, and some warned of a new cold war.The verdict on Ukraine's presidential election was nearly unanimous. "Fraud" was the word most often used. "We cannot accept this result," said Secretary of State Colin Powell. European leaders were no less blunt; their chief observer likened the vote as the sort that would be held in North Korea. And then there was Russian President Vladimir Putin. He called the vote "open and honest," and congratulated the purported winner on his "convincing victory."... The lines could not be more clearly drawnwithin Ukraine, but also between Russia and the West. On one side is the candidate of the country's ruling elite: Viktor Yanukovych, the current prime minister heavily backed by Moscow. On the other: Viktor Yushchenko, who pledges to crack down on corruption and take the country toward membership in NATO and the European Union. When the government completed its official count and narrowly awarded the election to hard-liner Yanukovychdespite exit polls showing a decisive victory for his liberal rivalconfrontation was inevitable. Diplomats on both sides spoke darkly of a new "cold war" splitting Europe into increasingly hostile camps...entire article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6597179/site/newsweek/today's article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6374820/
Yes there are alot of problems with Ukraine as of late. The undecidedness of the election is quite a large problem in which even the United States has gotten involved in some respects. Also I saw on CNN this morning the president of Ukraine said that the economy could fail and he told the people of the country not to blame him. Prayers are definetly needed for this country and that the gospel would go out and touch many.
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Hi YodiI don't know whether you saw my earlier posting on schizophrenia in the Ukraine?
Oops! No, I hadn't seen your post before I posted... but I just got done taking a look. I did scan the topics to see if someone else had posted a similar topic. I should've been more observant. I also haven't been on here for awhile.I'm curious to hear what my Russian teacher is going to have to say about this tonight in class. She's originally from Odessa, Ukraine. She [i]loves[/i] to talk about history and politics.Yes, I am definitely praying because, well, I know people over there. I know orphans and street children. It's so crazy to think that the square I walked in this past summer, is where protests are being currently held!And I am pleased to say that the gospel [i]is[/i] being shared over there. There are [i]many[/i] workers going to harvest the Ukrainian fields! Praise the Lord!
Yes, I am definitely praying because, well, I know people over there. I know orphans and street children. It's so crazy to think that the square I walked in this past summer, is where protests are being currently held!