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    Independent MP of Ukraine's Supreme Rada Vladimir Parasyuk ripping off the Russian flag from the building of the Russian Consulate General in Lviv during a rally

    How Low Can You Go? Ukrainian MP Calls Russian Ambassador's Murderer a 'Hero'

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    On Monday, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed by a terrorist gunman in Ankara. The ambassador's murder has met with condemnation from politicians worldwide. But in Kiev, some lawmakers are actually celebrating the killing. Among them is Volodymyr Parasiuk, who called the ambassador's murderer a 'hero'.

    On December 19, the Russian ambassador was murdered by a terrorist gunman at the opening of an art gallery exhibition in Ankara; he was reportedly shot in the back nine times. Three others were injured in the attack, and the gunman, 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas, was killed by Turkish security forces shortly thereafter.

    Karlov's murder was met with shock and condemnation from around the world, with leaders and diplomats worldwide offering words of support to Moscow.  Even countries with which Russia has had difficult relations in the past have condemned the killing.

    However, in every orchard there are a few bad apples, and for some, even Karlov's reprehensible murder seemed to be no exception.

    Volodymyr Parasyuk, a Ukrainian nationalist lawmaker, who was suspected of committing war crimes in Kiev's war in the Donbass before being elected to the country's parliament in 2014, decided to try and make a name for himself by praising the murder and calling Karlov's killer a 'hero'.

    In a post on his Facebook page, Parasyuk posted a photo of Altintas from immediately after Karlov's murder, along with the phrase "when a man is ready, at the cost of his own life, to take extreme measures for the sake of an idea, for the sake of truth, then it can be said with confidence that he is a hero."

    Getting into a heated argument with some of his readers, Parasyuk kept insisting that Karlov's killer was "a hero to his people." Users countered, pointing out that Turkish social media is now filled with anything but flattering words toward Altintas. 

    Users also slammed Parasyuk for his stupidity, pointing out that every other European government has condemned the terrorist act. Some called the Ukrainian lawmaker's remarks a manifestation of extremism in its own right.

    Amazingly, even users who sympathize with Parasyuk and his radical ideas told him that "killing an unarmed ambassador is not an act of heroism, but a terrorist attack." Others also pointed to the killer's alleged sympathies for the jihadists in Syria, and asked whether Parasyuk thought that maybe "the guys who crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 were also heroes" in the lawmaker's eyes.

    Others simply pointed out that as a politician serving in the country's parliament, Parasyuk should engage in trying to solve Ukraine's many social, political, and economic problems, instead of trying to whip up scandal.

    Some Ukrainian media sources, which had at first eagerly jumped to report on Parasyuk's remarks, soon began deleting their articles, apparently understanding that the matter was embarrassing to the country's image, and deciding it was unworthy of coverage.

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      If you think you have hear are about the lowe's / scum bag / mean human bean !!! you find him as MP in Ukraine !!!
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      tobi.gelandoin reply toNightStalker(Show commentHide comment)
      Shooting in the back ..... I\only cowards so !!!!
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      The Ambassador himself has some to blamed as well. You are walking on a hot lava rock, Your nation is at war of words, at war of real war, your situation is tense, your security is high risk, yet you wondered around unprotected, unawared, no sense of danger? Take care of your cloth and it will last longer - take precautions and you will live longer.
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      This are GOOD NEWS FOR RUSSIA!!! Why?
      After Russian courts declare the take over a coup in Ukraine, Russia can declare the state, taken and run by RADICALS that rejoice in RADICAL ISLAMIC STATE acts of terror.

      As IS Ukraine is a TERRORIST STATE run by terrorists sponsored by U.S E.U NATO.

      They THINK all is OK. Let them rejoice in their STUPIDITY. They bringing the nails of the coffin.
      NO MORE GAS TRANSIT, less they sign new contract per delivery and front pay at MOSCOW'S MARKET NOT U.S. IN RUBLE.
      Time to get tough with this terrorists.
      NO NEW TRANSIT unless the new contract establishes that ALL gas in transit, once crossing Russia pipe limits, is 100% responsibility of Ukraine.
      Price should be old price , as said in contracts for transit price. NO GAS SALES to others states by E.U. This is Russian gas.
      Russia needs to tighten the bolts, NOW. IF U.S arms illegal groups in Syria, Russia should arm E Ukraine and support their cause with cash ..
      IF Ukraine attacks them directly, Russia war planes should pulverize Ukraine's military.. PERIOD.
      IF TRUMP BARKS, BARK BACK.. They attacking civilians.
    • Dar...
      Russia, please annex this shit-shed and sort it out ASAP I'm sick of hearing lunatic, Nazi rants out of Kiev.
    • BlueStarin reply toDar...(Show commentHide comment)
      Dar..., that will be a serious liability to Mother!
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      Austrian Schoolin reply tosiljvn9(Show commentHide comment)
      siljvn9, Where is the USSR now and where stands Russia?
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      Austrian Schoolin reply toDar...(Show commentHide comment)
      Dar..., Ukraine is going to be carved up into a neutral Western Ukraine and a Russian East including Odessa.
      Be patient and wait another five years.
    • choticastile
      Nothing less can in fact be expected from a bunch of common imbeciles playing at politics.
    • choticastilein reply tosapper(Show commentHide comment)
      sapper, Well said!!
    • choticastilein reply tosiljvn9(Show commentHide comment)
      siljvn9, No, no-- no offence meant, Putin plays the game straight as a dye! The main point you must never forget is that Vladimir Vladimirovich deeply cares for ordinary people-- Russia could've flattened the Ukraine in a week, had it chosen to do so-- but in the Ukraine lives many Russian people and people still closely bound to Russia-- often with relatives in Russia or Russians with relatives in the Ukraine. No Siljvn, its not weakness-- but shows Putin's formidable control, his strength of character. The US was panting for Russia to attack the Ukraine, but Putin more than any other leader in the world, knows the value of peace, in a world that is sorely in need of it. The US applies brute force all over the world and its leading it to destruction. If there are two fools and only one fool shouts, there's only one fool--! For the Ukraine fools and their putsch government the writing is on the wall-- Putin has patience and saw it coming long time ago-- when it first happened. Watch ... you'll see ...
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      why would you expect rational and mature comments from the animals in the pig sty known as the rada?
    • sapperin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, Check out Lada Ray for predictions concerning Ukraine and they are going down the path she has predicted. Bunch of fools lining their own pockets. Wonder how many chairs there will be for them when the music stops!!!
    • choticastilein reply tosapper(Show commentHide comment)
      sapper, I love her site! She's one amazing little lady! Deep as the ocean too, she really has a gift... My comment handle there is kznkid, is yours the same as here-- I somehow recall it is??? But if not let me know.
    • sapperin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, One smart cookie!!! I love reading her site. I'm surprised she hasn't been blamed alongside Putin for all the ills of the US bullies!!!
    • choticastilein reply tosapper(Show commentHide comment)
      sapper, Specifically common sense truth seeking Americans love her site-- as well as many from all over the world too... brings such clear understanding and in such a forthright, down to earth way-- she's a genuine peacemaker if ever there was one! I'll look out for you ... stay safe and have a gorgeous Christmas with your family ...
    • sapperin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, Wishing you a very merry christmas and a happy new year. Hope you find out who your president will be one day!!!
    • choticastilein reply tosapper(Show commentHide comment)
      sapper, Yes we certainly have hassles ... as the Zio's continue to hijack our wonderful country too .... Any country naturally endowed with rich and unique resources are hardly ever allowed to escape. But BRICS is there and we're a member, so who knows ... sure we're safer for being the baby member, as I don't think the big brics will ever let us go... Our location too is pretty important as its close to Antarctica.
    • Gentle Eagle
      Ukraine, Turkey; birds of the same provocateur-saboteur backstabber feather!!
    • avatar
      Ukraine is for sale to the highest bidder lock, stock and barrel.
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