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Chesno movement representative says Korolevska's party financed by Oleksandr Yefremov

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Aug. 4, 2012, 2:33 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Natalia Korolevska's Ukraine- Forward! Party could be financed by chairman of the Party of Regions in the parliament, MP Oleksandr Yefremov, a member of the coordination council of the Chesno (Honestly) movement, Oleksiy Kliashtorny, said.
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Cherkasy –Natalia Korolevska's Ukraine- Forward! Party could be financed by chairman of the Party of Regions in the parliament, MP Oleksandr Yefremov, a member of the coordination council of the Chesno (Honestly) movement, Oleksiy Kliashtorny, said on August 3, 2012 being in Cherkasy at the presentation of the Chesnometr.

"Korolevska's party is a private 'pocket' party of Yefremov, which has been created using Kremlin money. This is my right to share these suspicions with you that the party of Natalia Korolevska is promoted using money received by her close friend Yefremov for the promotion of the law on the principles of state language policy," he said.

The press service of the Chesno movement told Interfax-Ukraine that "the only platform for expressing the position of the movement on certain issues is the official Web site of the movement."

"The position towards the financing of Ukraine- Forward! Party expressed by Kliashtorny is his personal position and does not have relation to the official position of the Chesno movement," the press service said.

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Толік Тошу Триниті Aug. 4, 2012, 6:09 p.m.    

no surprise here, this is exactly what Putin did in ruSSia....create "shadow" parties to weaken the opposition and fool the people

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Andrew Olexander Aug. 5, 2012, 5:43 a.m.    

So at every election, the opposition is to be split up with fake front shadow parties to deliver PoR with victory from a divided electorate... remember Tihipko and Strong Ukraine??? same strategy, different face.

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cedrik Aug. 5, 2012, 11:23 a.m.    

Divide and conquer. Oldest trick in the book.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 7, 2012, 6:21 a.m.    

How can Oleksiy Kliashtorny feel justified in expressing an inflammatory allegation without any evidence concerning a current political Party and Leader while at the same time serve as a member of a co-ordinating council of a supposedly neutral NGO? On top of that, This NGO, Chesno, has disavowed his comments as a personal opinion. Would this not be similar to a Chief Returning Officer at a polling station publicly expressing a view that a certain Party or individual is corrupt? Would this not be considered as a violation of neutrality? How unbelievably stupid!

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