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Mass media: President pushes for Ukraine's European choice

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Oct. 17, 2011, 7:09 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has confirmed that the country's European integration is a constant priority of state policy. He stressed this during an interview with foreign mass media – Bloomberg, Corriere della Sera, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, the presidential press service reported.

"The European choice is the choice of the Ukrainian people," he said. "Ukraine's integration into the European Union has been continuing for many years. Much has been done to come closer to this goal, because for us this issue is very important," he said.

Among the questions brought up during the interview were Ukraine's legal procedure legislation reform, the case of Yulia Tymoshenko, and cooperation with Russia, cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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Anonymous Oct. 17, 2011, 7:35 p.m.    

Yanukovych says one thing but does another. EU values are democracy and freedom. Yanukovych has created a police state where he has iron fisted control of the government, courts, police and media.

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Anonymous Oct. 17, 2011, 10:13 p.m.    

Thats what it has taken to fix the mess the Orange theives left behind

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 4:37 a.m.    

Yanukovych is the biggest thief in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 6:12 a.m.    

Actually. It is Yanukovych and in particular Mr. Firtash who have an agenda to bury Tymoshenko and all serious political opposition. Why Firtash? he wants to settle score for RusErgo and Tymoshenko exposing corruption of his pocketing millions or billions as middleman for transfer (along with cooperation from Yushchenko who had score to settle with Tymoshenko over this).

The political system in Ukraine is corrupt and the constitutional system needs revision. But Yanukovych is the LAST person to lead Ukraine forward. He is a thug and autocrat who buddies up with the Eastern Ukrainian oligarchs (Akhmetov and Firtash in particular) who run the show.

Ukraine needs to look west to Europe for future (economy, exports) and not East. Yanukovych sells out his people because he is a small minded apparatchik of Soviet days stuck in the past. And he is no democrat which is what Ukraine needs

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 1:22 a.m.    

The President says the one, and does the other, e.g. he says &quot;The European choice is the choice of the Ukrainian people,&quot;

but he does not care what the Ukrainian people wants to have ...

The time of empty words is over, proven facts and real action is requested to the benefit of the people of Ukraine.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 3:50 p.m.    

No the EU Agreement is over, we will look at intergration with the Russian Union, according Tigipko................till that of course also will collapse.

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Anonymous Oct. 19, 2011, 8:43 p.m.    

He cannot sit with one arse on two chairs at the same time. Typical hohol! Ahahahahahahaaaa!

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