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November 24, 2004

Evening Roundup. . .

Our phone has been on the fritz again today. I'm not sure whether it's just our line being tempermental, it's the weather, or it's the Kyiv circuits. The mobile phone circuits have been overloaded from time to time, too. and though the webcam doesn't show it, we've had snow flurries off and on all day. It makes me all the more thankful for those at the rally who place freedom and democracy over comfort.

So, I've finally been able to call Hubby and skim around online to see what's going on in the center.

Lots of reports of unstability, in spite of the peaceful energy the protests have had so far. To this point, the Ukrainian police and military have been very "friendly" towards the people at the rally, as Neeka puts it, and the Ukrainian Marines have declared for Yushchenko. However, are many reports of Russian troops, some in Ukrainian uniforms. Ukraine, Oh my! has further details about this.

Hubby, who is currently helping at one of the media centers to get news into English, including the latest reports, "Authorities have begun violent action against peaceful protesters near the Presidential Admin building. 2 buses of special ops police units drove up and have moved on the demonstrators. . . Provocateurs planted an "explosive" device in our tent city. Snipers were called in."

Victor continues to get news into English as well, translating from radio and tv reports.

PORA It's Time, is updating its English news site frequently. Included are reports of troops being flown in and plans for Yanukovich being sworn in today. I haven't verified whether this has happened or was just planned. More on that here, too.

Oh, and I just read that some internet services have been terminated in Kyiv. If you don't hear from us, that may be why. . .


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Woah, I don't know what to do. Your website looks completely different! Looks great though! We are praying for your situation in Ukraine and for the safety of its people. Are you anywhere near the center of all this mess? Stay safe!!

Posted by: Jennifer at November 24, 2004 04:53 PM

our prayers are with you.

please be careful

Posted by: Lynn Carrier at November 25, 2004 12:38 AM

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