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All cases against former minister Lutsenko merged

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Jan. 27, 2011, 2:10 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Three criminal cases earlier opened against former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko have been merged into one, Lutsenko's lawyer Ihor Fomin told Interfax on Thursday. "All of the three cases have been merged into one. A pre-trial investigation has already been completed," he said.

Lutsenko and his driver Leonid Prystupliuk were charged with the misappropriation of 360,000 hryvni in state property and fraud on December 13.

Lutsenko was also charged with abuse of office.

The former interior minister, who is currently being held in a detention facility, was detained near his home on December 26 2010. On December 27 a court ordered his arrest on the grounds that he had been dodging questioning in violation of his written pledge not to leave Kyiv.

Fomin said earlier that Lutsenko's charges of involvement in the poisoning of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko and on the embezzlement of budget funds had been merged into one case.

The former minister is also suspected of misusing the budget of the Police Day ceremony at the Ukraine Palace, the lawyer said.
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Anonymous Jan. 27, 2011, 4:38 p.m.    

I wonder how come they never prosecuted anyone for election fraud by the Party of Regions in 2004.

And how come Zarazov Zarazovych is not being indicted for his role in acquiring public lands in Crimea, as reported on TVi.

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 3:25 a.m.    

I have a suspicion that all this has been planned.

Yushchenko did nada....that was a plan. Let things get so bad that the population will tire of it and 'elect' yanuk.

At the moment Yush is very very quiet because he is just another betrayer in the history of Ukraine.

The 'orange' rev was a fake rev controlled and manipulated from the top.

All these leaders...yanuk, yulia, yush are all sovoks...just belong to different and competing clans. There is not a true Ukrainian amongst them.

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 5:39 a.m.    

X.x.

Believe it or not I followed you...

Believe it or not it would make a good movie script...

Believe it or not what do you think is in the outcome?

&quot;Best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley.&quot; (&quot;To a Mouse&quot; Robert Burns)

(Best laid plans of mice and men often goes astray...)

If history repeats Ukraine survived the Golden (central) Horde and Poland, German, Muscovite crowns. Carpatho Rusia, White (north) Ruthenia, Red (west) Ruthenia, Black (south) Ruthania and Green (east) Ruthenia and Rusia (little) Minor united over the last century.

When the mafia runs themselves out the playground's grassroots will again bloom.

positive Ukrainian presentation is up to you...

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Anonymous Jan. 27, 2011, 4:43 p.m.    

Now they're after Lustenko's son - he's been hauled in for questioning.

I wonder if Yushchenko and Tymoshenko and all the other members of the current so-called &quot;opposition&quot; now realize what a HUGE mistake it was not to implement true reforms in 2004, instead of squabbling?

I wonder if the so-called opposition will finally realize that not only they, but their families, are targets of the current mafiosi stalinist &quot;government&quot; regime of Yanustalin/Firtash/Boyko/Kolesnikov?

I wonder if the so-called idiots in the opposition will finally unite for the sake of Ukraine, instead of for their own egos?

Or is it going to be another typical Chernobyl - let Yanustalin put everyone in jail, shut down the TV stations he doesn't like, and then everyone can cry and moan about it?

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 2:44 a.m.    

The governments day will come and it won't be very pretty. Does this brillian president not know that what goes around, comes around??

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