By the end of next week the EU will most likely put sanctions on Ukrainian politicians. This is different than what the US did when it put sanctions on Ukraine... those sanctions do nothing to deter the politicians, it just hurts the economy that average people depend on.
The sanctions the EU will put will be targetted only on those politicians who the EU deems responsible for the protests and for usurping the democratic process.
The 2 most prominent of these sanctions are:
1. travel bans. The EU will not permit anyone who gets these bans (yanukovych and friends most likely) to enter EU territory. This may seem... like nothing... but it will make it so that politicians can't escape justice in Ukraine (if democracy wins there) by going to an EU country... though most may flee to Russia really...
2. Freezing all international assets. If they can pull this off... it'll be great. This will really punish the corrupt politicians.
This is a really powerful picture.
Picked off reddit.
This is exactly why the public should have the right to bear arms. It would look a lot different out there if the government had a million rifles pointed at them all over the country.Ukraine in Flames
I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
EUobserver / EU and US co-ordinating Ukraine sanctions list
EU and US co-ordinating Ukraine sanctions listAlso.US and EU officials are working together to decide which Ukrainian officials to blacklist when EU foreign ministers meet on Thursday (20 December).
Ben Rhodes, a US national security advisor, told press on Wednesday: “We are in consultation with the European Union on the questions like which individuals should be held responsible for the violence, and in consideration of issues like imposing sanctions related to the ongoing violence.”
BBC News - Ukraine President Yanukovych sacks army chief amid crisis
Ukraine President Yanukovych sacks army chief amid crisisUkrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has sacked the head of the armed forces, Col Gen Volodymyr Zamana, according to the president's website.
The move comes after the most intense violence in Ukraine's three-month crisis turned Kiev into a battle zone.At least 26 people died, mainly in Kiev, as protesters wielding petrol bombs and paving stones tried to defend their encampment in the central Independence Square from police using rubber bullets and stun grenades.
Predator Banks Enter Brave New World of Epic Scams and Public Hasn't Got a Clue
"“Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge quantities of coal, natural gas, heating oil, electric power and precious metals. They likewise can now be found exerting direct control over the supply of a whole galaxy of raw materials crucial to world industry and to society in general, including everything from food products to metals like zinc, copper, tin, nickel and, most infamously thanks to a recent high-profile scandal, aluminum.”"