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Opposition pushes for immediate meeting with Yanukovych

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Sept. 22, 2011, 5:34 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Ukrainian opposition is pushing for an immediate meeting with President Viktor Yanukovych to discuss the political crisis in Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada deputy Arseniy Yatseniuk of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense faction has told reporters in Kyiv. "The opposition is demanding an immediate meeting with the president on three key issues of the internal political crisis in Ukraine," he said.

The opposition wants to discuss the 2012 parliamentary elections.

"We are demanding that attempts to falsify the election law be stopped," he said.

The opposition accuses the Regions Party of "rewriting the law so that the president could secure a majority in the next Verkhovna Rada."

Another issue the opposition intends to bring up during a meeting with Yanukovych is a Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.

The president and the government must say clearly what shape this agreement will take, Yatseniuk said.

The opposition also intends to clarify when the charges brought against ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and ex-interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko will be decriminalized, he said.

The opposition demands that Tymoshenko and Lutsenko be allowed to participate in the 2012 elections.

Yanukovych, who was in the United States on a working visit from September 19 to 22, is planning to visit Russia on September 24.
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Anonymous Sept. 22, 2011, 5:40 p.m.    

I will meet with you after the next parliamentary elections.

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Anonymous Sept. 22, 2011, 5:48 p.m.    

Here he goes again. The boy wonder politician trying to be seen as relevant. Which party does he belong to? Yatseniuk Front for Change or the defunct Our Ukraine - People's Self Defence? Our Ukraine has less then 2% support.

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Anonymous Sept. 22, 2011, 8:12 p.m.    

Yatseniuk is doing his job as a memeber of the opposition.Are you suggestion that all these issues he has raised should be ignored and the crooks in power should do as they wish? And for your information, Yatseniuk has between 7-9% support. He is the 2nd largest party in opposition and will definitely be part of the next parliament.

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Anonymous Sept. 22, 2011, 5:51 p.m.    

1. Do not worry about the election, the votes have already been totaled and you lost.

2.There will be an agreement with EU, but it will not go into effect as it will not be ratified by the EU nations. Because:

3.Julia...

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Anonymous Sept. 22, 2011, 8:18 p.m.    

Precisely! The opposition must start working towards gaining a majority in the next parliament, and must find a way to deal with the vote rigging that is sure to take place.

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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 10:46 p.m.    

I am a Canadian......my father came to Canada in the early 1900's to seek a better life,,,

The bullsh-t the people put up with YANUK is mindblowing........

Ukraine has a Constitution....and they let Yanuk sh-t all over it, and the people........wake up

It appears I care more about what happens it Ukraine, then the people....why is that...........

People get off your asses and throw Yanuk out of office,,,,,it is your right ,,,and your duty..........

Bless Ukraine!!!

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