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Zelensky nationalizes TV news and restricts
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/20/2022 1:52:25 PM

On Saturday and Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invoked his emergency powers under martial law to suppress several opposition political parties and implement a "unified information policy." In an address to the nation delivered Sunday, he announced a temporary ban on "any activity" by 11 political parties. The ban includes the Opposition Platform – For Life party, which holds 43 seats in Ukraine's national parliament and is the largest opposition party. Opposition Platform – For Life is a pro-Russia party, but on March 8, party leader Yuriy Boyko demanded that Russia "stop the aggression against Ukraine," according to Ukrainian outlet LB.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: spacer 3/20/2022 1:56:30 PM (No. 1105075)
Who does this guy think he is, A.Lincoln?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 3/20/2022 2:00:56 PM (No. 1105080)
Less Lincoln, more like adolf.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 3/20/2022 2:01:59 PM (No. 1105081)
Not cool dude! Are you a democracy or not! I think not! Yes they are fighting for freedom…or their form of it! Still not buying everything I read about Ukraine in the press!!!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Melanie 3/20/2022 2:11:44 PM (No. 1105087)
Oh! I hope that great freedom fighter Putin gives him a punch in the nose. GIve it a break... they are in a war, not a tea party. Both sides are probably battening down their opposition and focusing on the war.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Californian 3/20/2022 2:37:51 PM (No. 1105102)
Yep, and now we see the side that's been hidden the whole time behind the propaganda about poor peaceful freedom loving Ukraine vs the big bad evil bear. Yes the bear is super evil. However the bear's snack isn't all purity, innocence and light, either. Only in Hollywood are the Good Guys and Bad Guys so easily defined. You can't choose your family but you can choose your friends. Choose wisely.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: justavoter 3/20/2022 2:38:26 PM (No. 1105106)
When you are fighting for liberty and freedom, yet you are silencing any opposition, this does not pass the smell test and it is difficult to separate the good from the bad here. Not trusting either side. The poor people of Ukraine are in an awful situation.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sanchin 3/20/2022 3:02:19 PM (No. 1105120)
Maybe people will start to see that Ukraine is not a Democracy in the true sense of the word. Certainly not worth dying for!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Omen55 3/20/2022 3:06:09 PM (No. 1105126)
When you're being invaded & fighting for your lives martial law is a given in any country. Certainly Churchill would have done the same if the Wehrmacht had landed in Britain. Indeed, surprised it wasn't done sooner.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jntsrgn 3/20/2022 4:37:13 PM (No. 1105186)
I can’t believe anyone here is trying to paint this in a positive light. There’s nothing good about this. As for comments that Winston Churchill could’ve done the same, he had the opportunity but did not.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 3/20/2022 5:42:23 PM (No. 1105211)
BTW, A. Lincoln was worried about the 1864 election for good cause. The war had become a drawn out affair in which the Union with its superior resources could not defeat a confederacy that could not agree on much more than the need to defeat the Union. Lincoln had a real threat of defeat in an election during a war. And while he exercised his powers in a manner that would be questioned today, he was very aware that he served at the pleasure of the people. An excellent article on it is here - Zelensky is no Lincoln or any other Great Leader. He is a man that is being propped up by THEY, the media, the Western propaganda intelligence agencies, and morons who think that he is fighting for the Great Democracy that exists nowhere in Ukraine.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Omen55 3/20/2022 6:20:20 PM (No. 1105233)
That's because #9 the Wehrmacht was not invading Britain. It's one thing to be fighting off the Luftwaffe, but troops & panzers is martial law without doubt.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: smokincol 3/20/2022 8:50:45 PM (No. 1105312)
oh, you mean he's going to do what the United States government is already doing? it's not up to us to tell him how to manage his country during a time when he is, quite literally, on his own
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