New York: Lone Demonstrator Wants UN Sanctions On Ukraine
Olga Borynetz, a Ukrainian artist in front of UN. Photo: The Black Star News
After the death of more than 26 people died this week in the ongoing uprising in Ukraine, President Viktor Yanukovych has announced a "truce" opposition leaders. The details remain unclear.
Negotiations are to start between the opposition and government according to a presidential statement.
Meanwhile here in New York City a lone demonstrator stood outside the United Nations headquarters on First Avenue and 43rd Street holding a sign asking for the UN to impose sanctions on Yanukovych's government.
"Right now they are killing people," Olga Borynetz, a Ukrainian American artist said. "The UN should impose sanctions just like it does on other countries where there is killings."
Asked why she was the lone protestor she said: "Sometimes it begins with one."
She pointed to the thousands of her compatriots back in Ukraine.