Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes

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Looks to me like western Ukrainians don’t like the fascist Obama/NATO/IMF/Monsanto coup in Kiev any more than eastern (so-called pro-Russian) Ukrainians.

They’re especially unhappy about a recent decision to drastically increase prices for energy, water and other basic necessities. Protesters set up a mock gallows near government buildings in downtown Kiev this weekend. The protests follow a march on May 16 of an estimated 5,000 people in Kiev to protest the price hikes.

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By Alex Lantier

25 May 2015

Protests are mounting against decisions by the NATO-backed regime in Kiev to drastically increase prices for energy, water, and other basic necessities. Protesters reportedly set up a mock gallows near government buildings in downtown Kiev this weekend. The protests follow a march on May 16 of an estimated 5,000 people in Kiev to protest the price hikes.

The right-wing government in Kiev is slashing spending on subsidies to basic goods to funnel the money to the Ukrainian regime’s Wall Street creditors and boosting military spending on the war against Russian-backed forces in east Ukraine. As a result, consumer prices for basic necessities are skyrocketing.

On May 1, hot and cold water prices rose by 71 percent. A month before, natural gas prices had increased by 285 percent, passing from just over 1,000 hryvnia (US$48.20) to over 4,000 hryvnia per thousand cubic meters of gas.

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7 thoughts on “Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes

  1. One Of The great challenges today is to De-escalate the current world wars.
    Which is why I consider it very likely the Kiev regime will attempt to escalate the armed conflict and enforce their control over government and the citizens byway of the gun.

    Other regions on Earth are facing armed conflicts too, as the rising profits are in the military arms industries.

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    • I sense a clear de-escalation in the rhetoric around Ukraine. Obama seems to have expected this and the Russian sanctions to be a quick win, but it seems to have backfired on him. There is clearly declining support in Europe and elsewhere for his anti-Russian agenda – if only for the only reason that it hurts the EU. I’m starting to get the feeling that a lot of the military stunts are mainly posturing. The US doesn’t have the manpower nor the borrowing power to engage on 15 fronts simultaneously.

      The agenda I see behind strategy (if there is one) is to make a lot of noise and if the designated opponent doesn’t immediately capitulate to back away.

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      • Let’s hope it continues to this way!

        I agree. It appears, in many ways, that the powers that be are panicking. They seem to be boxing themselves in a corner in many ways, including their hold on the people. Stats are beginning to reveal that not only are the people dissatisfied with the government but they also no longer trust it.

        It’s about time!

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