Ukraine injuring domestic integrity

‘Ukraine injuring domestic integrity’

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:40:20 GMT

The unconstitutional Ukrainian government will fundamentally injure the “integrity and constitutional structure” of the country, a political analyst tells Press TV.

This issue that the new Ukrainian government is blaming Russia for causing unrest in major cities in the east and south of the country will certainly not help the ongoing situation, said former US Senate policy analyst, James Jatras.

“…This shows just the incredible level of hypocrisy of these people in Kiev who claim to be the new government, themselves having taken power unconstitutionally, with violence from the streets,” he added.

The analyst noted that the new Ukrainian government can hardly be surprised that people in the east and south of the country “now feel that they have no choice but to take the law into their own hands.”

The Ukrainian people in these areas have no trust in the new government and believe that their votes have been stolen “in effect by their overturning of the government by violent and unconstitutional means.”

“So, I think this is part of a further crumbling of the structure of Ukraine that was caused by these very people in Kiev,” Jatras added.

The commentator’s remarks came after Ukraine’s Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Monday blamed Russia for instigating unrest in major cities in the eastern part of the former Soviet state.

Speaking at an emergency cabinet meeting, Yatsenyuk alleged that Moscow was behind seizures of several government buildings in eastern Ukrainian regions.

The demonstrations in eastern part of Ukraine gained momentum after Crimean territory declared independence from the former Soviet state and formally applied to become part of the Russian Federation following a referendum on March 16, in which 96.8 percent of the participants voted for rejoining Russia, with a turnout of 83.1 percent.

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