Hunger strike ends, protests go on

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July 18, 2012, 6:29 p.m. | Politics — by Svitlana Tuchynska

Leonid Brovchenko, 63 is the oldest hunger striker. He came to Kyiv from his native Vinnytsya and went on hunger strike on July 10. (Ganna Bernyk)
© Ganna Bernyk

Svitlana Tuchynska

Roman Lakuda spent six days on a hunger strike outside Ukraine House in central Kyiv. He is pale, moves and speaks slowly and often loses his train of thought.
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blueriver July 19, 2012, 12:16 a.m.    

Well done keep up the good work, it will be difficult to push the Party of Babies out of power becuase they have support from Putin in Russia....remember the Party of Babies allowed Russia to keep Sevestopol Crimea for another 25 Years...It's obvious the Party of Babies love everything Russian.

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Roman Dawydiak July 19, 2012, 6:55 a.m.    

Once again the Party of Regions has extended their interference into the Ministry of Health and the SBU. These people have absolutely no right morally or legally in preventing anyone to be provided basic health care. Such individuals who conduct themselves in this type of repugnant manner not only discredit themselves as human beings but they and their Party also clearly demonstrate a ruthlessness that can be very closely identified with tinpot dictatorships or other authoritarian regimes such as Iran or North Korea. It also highlights the ongoing question as to how the current Government in Ukraine can possibly expect to be treated on an equal basis with other countries in the European Union or other democratic nations of the world. This Neanderthal type of behaviour exhibited by the Yanukovych Administration is not only a prescription for disaster but it can also be viewed as the highway to "Dante's Inferno".

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cedrik July 19, 2012, 7:41 a.m.    

Yeah yeah yeah. One of the organizers of the 'hunger strike' made a bit of a slip on Channel 5 last PM.

"We're going to move on from the hunger strike something more active because people are ignoring us and not listening to our message".

Says it all.

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Roman Dawydiak July 19, 2012, 10:45 a.m.    

Your commentary is out of context from the previous article. It typifies the same repugnant views of the POR. The only value for human life that these butchers have are their own.

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Roman Dawydiak July 19, 2012, 10:51 a.m.    

P.S. Any reader can easily notice how many times you have criticised others for making commentaries that might be considered to be out of context and here you go doing the exact opposite of what you preach. This is commonly known as hypocrisy.

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cedrik July 20, 2012, 8:50 a.m.    

Simply posted comments from an interview on Channel 5 about this exact event. This article on KP is clearly about the end of the hunger strike and the desire to move on to other forms of protest, ergo my comment stands.

What I wrote is EXACTLY what the main organizer of this event stated clearly and distinctly on Channel 5 interview, the exact same article that all the photos in this KP article came from in total.

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IvanovPetrovSidorov July 23, 2012, 12:40 p.m.    

Why don't they continue with the hunger strike? They said "to the end" or something to that effect, so why don't they keep their word? If they really believe in their cause, then they should stick to it to the DEATH. Otherwise, their cause or "fight" is farcical and lacks all credibility.

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