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European parliamentarians: Elections without Tymoshenko, Lutsenko are disgrace to Ukrainian government

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Aug. 20, 2012, 9:57 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

European parliamentarian Charles Tannock believes parliamentary elections in Ukraine not involving opposition leaders Yulia Tymoshenko and former interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko are a disgrace to the Ukrainian administration, Yulia Tymoshenko's official website has reported.
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European parliamentarian Charles Tannock believes parliamentary elections in Ukraine not involving opposition leaders Yulia Tymoshenko and former interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko are a disgrace to the Ukrainian administration, Yulia Tymoshenko's official website has reported. 

Tannock made the statement commenting on the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission's refusal to register Tymoshenko and Lutsenko as candidates to the parliament.

Tannock also said he intends to initiate a separate report by the European parliament on the "undemocratic climate" of the parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, a European parliamentarian and vice-president of the European People's Party, added the Central Elections Commission's refusal to register the opposition leaders as candidates to the parliament is in line with the Ukrainian administration's policies.

"By denying Tymoshenko and Lutsenko registration the Central Elections Commission violated the Ukrainian Constitution. This text distinguishes between the right to be registered as a candidate and the right to take part in elections: it says that a conviction can be grounds for denial of the right to become a member of the parliament, but it specifies that a conviction cannot be grounds for denial of the right to be registered for parliamentary elections. The Central Elections Commission's decision in this case confirms the intention of the Ukrainian administration and President Yanukovych to get rid of political opponents and opposition leaders," the European parliamentarian said.

Saryusz-Wolski believes this decision will further complicate the relations between Ukraine and the European Union. "It's hard to imagine that this decision will not further complicate the relations between Ukraine and the European Union. It will probably become even more difficult for the Ukrainian authorities to get easier dialogue, which, in turn, will reflect on ordinary citizens of Ukraine," he said.

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Harry Yellando Aug. 20, 2012, 11:16 a.m.    

So what !!!!! the Ukraine people are happy with what they have and will vote for Yanko and his mafia again.....the EU do not understand Ukraine people thinking.........

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AL BALA Aug. 27, 2012, 4:45 a.m.    

The food at exorbitant prices

http://tsn.ua/video/video-novini/yizha-vtridoroga.html?page=1&items=52315&type=0

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 20, 2012, 11:19 a.m.    

Despite their multiple violations of the Constitution of Ukraine and their criminal harrassment and attempts to intimidate the Opposition Vitya and his Party of Reprobates will be unsuccessful in cowing the general public of Ukraine. The illegal detention of Yulia Tymoshenko, Yuriy Lutsenko and others has also proved to be of no benefit to the ruling oligarchs. If anything it has haunted them like an unwanted boomerang that keeps coming back. Ultimately, there will be a heavy price to pay by the POR in their attempt to rape Ukraine of its natural wealth. This will not end in just jeers and catcalls, clucks and meows. Their removal from power is their destiny.

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Harry Yellando Aug. 20, 2012, 12:44 p.m.    

Khvylia !!! I am affraid you are partly wrong ......the Ukraine people are happy with the current mafia and they will vote for them again...Yanko has done evreything to make this happen BEFORE the vote. He will be 20 years in power, do you not understand old friend......you underestimate Yanko and his cronies.

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blueriver Aug. 20, 2012, 2:18 p.m.    

Yes, Yanukovych and his men are afraid of a Lady...Yanukovych pays millions in tax payers money for a PR Public Relations company to make his image look good.
Yanukovych has his men 24/7 looking for ways / reasons to jail the opposition....its sad that these tough soviet minded men can not sleep at night thinking of a free Yulia.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 20, 2012, 11:52 p.m.    

My dear Harry, I can understand your pessimism but it is unproductive to the forces of change. It is one thing to understand the serious obstacles at play in Ukrainian politics but it is another to work hard for a better future. Only those who do not stand up for what is right and refuse to vote because of complacency deserve whatever they get.

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carl Aug. 20, 2012, 5:20 p.m.    

After election it will be business as usual. EU needs Ukraine not the other way around. Do not forget it was the EU that chose to court Ukraine as a future member.

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cedrik Aug. 20, 2012, 10:39 p.m.    

Very true, Carl. In the end it is business and money, pure and simple. In short order the 'political prisoners' will be forgotten, simply another number in the prison colony....as they were in the past administration, when over 1000 where imprisoned and/or fined. The silence from EU at that time was deafening.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 21, 2012, 12:01 a.m.    

Spoken like two wishful thinking sovok peas in a pod. There is absolutely no indication that the EU and other true democracies will let up on their pressure against the current criminal regime in Ukraine. However, it is true that business and financial dealings will resume with Ukraine. This will happen when Yanukovych's reprobates are tossed into the sewer.

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AL BALA Aug. 25, 2012, 6:58 p.m.    

Representatives of Udar and Svoboda parties not included in constituency commissions

Aug. 25, 2012, 2:31 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Gee ?

Putin's Interfax "press release" forgot to mention the details of the parties that will be on the election commissions throughout Ukraine !

"Ukraine - Russia only" - "Україна – Русь єдина",

In the formation of DEC 221 participating representatives of "Russian unity" in 223 - "Ruses bloc" in the 219 -

У формуванні 221 ОВК братимуть участь представники партії "Руська єдність", у 223 – "Руський блок", у 219 –

http://tsn.ua/vybory_2012/lyudey-klichka-i-tyagniboka-v-okruzhnih-viborchih-komisiyah-ne-bude.html

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PS

Gee ?

Anti-Ukrainians are are placed on Election commissions throughout Ukraine, but Ukrainian Patriots are not allowed ? ?

http://www.kyivpost.com/content/politics/representatives-of-udar-and-svoboda-parties-not-included-in-constituency-commissions-312041.html

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PPS

Gee ?

I wonder if they speak Ukrainian ?

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PPPS

Pathetic ! !

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