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Lukianov: Tymoshenko's US spin-doctors trying to keep attention on her through 'Hollywood thriller-style inventions'

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July 16, 2012, 6:30 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The US spin-doctors of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko are trying to keep public attention on the ex-premier by inventing stories in the style of Hollywood thrillers, Regions Party MP Vladyslav Lukianov has said.
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The US spin-doctors of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko are trying to keep public attention on the ex-premier by inventing stories in the style of Hollywood thrillers, Regions Party MP Vladyslav Lukianov has said.

"The stories made up by U.S. spin-doctors about the secret operations of security services and the recruitment of minor relatives of the Tymoshenko family are reminiscent of Hollywood thrillers, which surprise a Ukrainian audience and make them laugh," he said, while commenting on a statement by Tymoshenko’s husband, Oleksandr, that the government is allegedly pressurizing the relatives of the former prime minister, the press service of the Regions Party reported on Monday.

Lukianov said that people who "know nothing about the mentality of the Ukrainian people" were working on statements for Tymoshenko's lawyer and her husband.

"I think that all this nonsense has only one goal – to prevent Ukrainian society from forgetting Tymoshenko. But believe me, all citizens of our country will remember her for a long time, as they are now forced to pay three times more for gas, and there are even more people who became the victims of manipulations organized by her UESU company in the 1990s," he said.

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blueriver July 17, 2012, 1:03 a.m.    

Lukianov is afraid of Yulia

Party of Regions = Party of Babies.....their solution to Ukraine..uh put people in prison and keep Russia happy...uh..lets Give Russia Creimea and maybe Putin will make us win in October...

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cedrik July 17, 2012, 7:54 a.m.    

Do try to stick to the article subject, 'blueriver'. Nice try, by the by, but FAIL.

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carl July 17, 2012, 6:12 p.m.    

With population dropping Ukraine is in need of a party of babies.

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elmer-елмер July 17, 2012, 5:27 p.m.    

So - Lukyanov surfaces once again.

To talk about unnamed "US spin doctors."

That sounds a lot like it came from Burson-Marsteller, the PR spin doctors just hired by the Party of Regions.

No matter how hard he tries, on every talk show where he appeared, Lukyanov looked like he was suffering from a very bad case of hemorrhoids and constipation - it showed on his face - always a perpetual grimace.

And there it is again - "being forced to pay three times more for gas."

As if Yushchenko's Magic Chalk and Magic Blackboard on the Savik Shuster show could dictate a price of $150 to Putler.

As if the Party of Regions could dictate a price to Putler and Gazprom of $150.

The idiots in the Party of Regions have been trying to dictate a lower price to Putler for 2 years now - and still haven't done it.

Yet they claim that Tymoshenko should have been able to do what they themselves have not been able to do with the "friendly country" - дружньой народ - Rasha/Putler/Gazprom.

What he and his fellow sovok mafiosi are really pissed about is that Firtash was cut out as a middleman, thus depriving the Party of Regions of a huge source of funding from commission-for-nothing from the gas trade.

Firtash was generous not only with the Party of Regions. But that all depended on Firtash getting a huge cut as a middleman through RosUkrEnergo.

Not that arrangement is gone.

No wonder Lukyanov still looks like he's badly constipated.

seig heil
der fuhrer fascist Governor yanukonvikt - serving at the whim and pleasure of Putler

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carl July 17, 2012, 6:11 p.m.    

Yushchenko blew it. Firtash is not the real problem the real problem is naftogaz is state enterprise and gov't contracts worldwide attract corruption.

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elmer-елмер July 17, 2012, 7:42 p.m.    

carl, carl, carl, carl, carl

Firtash flourished in a system which encouraged and allowed his corruption and corruption in government.

So you are partly right.

Where there is competitive bidding for government contracts, with appropriate oversight and accountability, government contract are not really a problem.

The problem is not merely that Naftohaz is a state enterprise.

The overall problem is that there is a sovok mafia system in Zookraine - which allows and encourages corruption.

There was no competitive bidding for contracts for Euro 2012.

Hence - contracts were steered to Kolesnikov entities, and to other oligarchs.

And, yes, Tymoshenko did her share of steering contracts to "appropriate" oligarchs.

But Kolesnikov made a ton of money from firms closely related to him from Euro 2012 contracts.

Lykyanov still looks like he's in pain from being constipated.

On talk shows, he has a hugely lousy demeanor - he doesn't even try in the least to be nice.

That lack of money from Firtash aggravates his constipation.

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elmer-елмер July 17, 2012, 8:05 p.m.    

carl, I'm going to put this to you a different way. I see we have some partial agreement.

Lazarenko, the former Ukrainian PM now in a US jail for breaking US laws with respect to money laundering, operated under Kuchma.

He figured out that he could "hand out" monopolies as to various services - for a 50% cut of the profits.

That evidence came out in his criminal trial in US Court - not in a Ukrainian court, even though everyone in Zookraine knew it.

So, yes, United Energy Systems (of Tymoshenko fame) was one of the beneficiaries in the gas trade between Ukraine and Gazprom..

Was it just the government contract that enabled this, or was it a bad system of government that allowed Lazarenko to do that?

He got too big for his britches and too big for Kuchma's liking, and Parliament removed his immunity in preparation for criminal charges. But he fled Zookraine, with millions of dollars.

Don't you think it would have been better, under Kuchma and Kravchuk, and for all these 20 years, to have a system of government that did not allow that?

Hrytsenko, former Defense Minister, got on the Savik Shuster show, and stated that the president at the time should have said to FIRTASH, the self-proclaimed "savior of Ukraine":

"Dima, you've stolen enough, it's time to stop stealing."

Діма, вже досить понакрадав

Do you think that FIRTASH was going to stop stealing, stop taking his cut, to the tune of millions and millions of dollars, out of the "goodness of his heart" - even if he is the self-proclaimed "savior of Ukraine"?

Or is there something wrong with a system of government that allows that?

Lukyanov still looks like he's badly constipated.

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carl July 18, 2012, 12:28 a.m.    

Yes it would be great to have honest gov't . The point i was trying to make is people do steal from themselves if energy sector was private like in Germany there would be less corruption more efficiency.

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carl July 18, 2012, 12:29 a.m.    

i meant to write people do not steal from themselves

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elmer-елмер July 18, 2012, 4:01 a.m.    

But in Ukraine, the government steals everything in sight.

Which is due to a dysfunctional system of government.

Which means the system of government must be changed.

In addition to getting rid of the thieves, starting with yanusvoloch and the Party of Regions.

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bernardh July 18, 2012, 5:20 p.m.    

And don't forget, Lukyanov was one of the PoR thugs using his fists in parliament to secure the 236 "votes" to pass the Kharkiv agreement, where the price formula for gas now applied was actually appoved. At that time (april 2010), the PoR even boasted about how many billions they would save by the cheap gas from Russia.

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blueriver July 17, 2012, 8:25 p.m.    

it's very easy when the party of babies has power to put people in Prison and then blame them for everything.

party of babies including lukianov continue to lick putins Arse

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