Our Ukraine: Yanukovych should be impeached

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April 21, 2010, 8:07 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Our Ukraine Party has said that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych should be impeached for violating the Ukrainian Constitution. "Any president who violates the norms of the Ukrainian Constitution (Article 17) regarding a ban on the deployment of foreign military bases in Ukraine should be dismissed through impeachment," the party said in a statement published on Wednesday.

The document says that "there can be only one way out of the current political situation – fresh parliamentary elections."
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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 8:10 p.m.    

So that's Yushchenko's 2 cents (or should i say, his 1.5 cents) on the issue.

Bottom line is, they haven't got the votes.

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 8:14 p.m.    

But didn't Yushenko continually state he would not extend the lease?

I am sure I heard him say it hundreds of times.

If he wouldn't extend it, then it meant that he could.

If he could they Yanukovych could as well and subsequently did.

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Anonymous Feb. 22, 2010, 1:28 a.m.    

Yuschenko stated he would not extend the current lease which is due to expire in 2017.

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 8:24 p.m.    

Yuschenko should be convicted and thrown in prison for his corruption and bring the Ukraine's economy to its knees.

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 9:11 p.m.    

Yanuk doesn't understand the word 'Constitution' hence his Donetsk Court would overrule his IMPEACHEMENT!

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 9:17 p.m.    

Yushchenko, should be sitting in jail for faking his poisoning and illegitimately taking over the power in 2004.

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 9:37 p.m.    

The constitution is not worth the paper it is written on. Demonstrated by all governments and presidential administrations since 1991. This is no difference - get over it. Ukraine has no constitution that works - aside - it has no laws working in a constitutional manner anyway.

As demonstrated through all presidencies and prime ministers in Ukraine since 1991, there has been violation after violation and inconsistencies in court decisions from supremen courts to local court levels.

It is hard to take any of these discussions serious when you see how law is working (read not working) in Ukraine.

People get away with murder, traffic accidents, drunk driving, land stealing, corporate stealing etc etc.

Just try to look beoynd this now, and find out how you want Ukraine to enforce the laws written down in thousands of pages on all aspects of life in Ukraine.

As long as courts and police do not enforce the laws in a rightful manner, corruption and its like will continue to flourish in Ukraine.

There needs to be looked into some fundamental changes in law enforcement and how laws are written by the legislators.

DO not blame existing authorities to exploit this system, since the predecessors have done the same (the whole lot of them).

Do not point fingers to any specific but the whole political crowd and its appointed administration both central, regional and local ones.

Start to look for the fundamentals, and make changes - start with finding the politicians that are willing to stick their head out and be different from the crowd existing in VR at the moment. I guess you will not have to many candidates in Ukraine at the moment - if any at all.

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 9:53 p.m.    

you lose Nazis again :)

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 9:59 p.m.    

Yushchenko cry you evil man. My sister is no longer in this world because of you and your supporters. I used to be pro west back in 2004 but have changed after seeing the truth. The communists were wrong about communism and socialism BUT they were right about the west and Capitalism but are super evil. Capitalism is all the bad things of communism. The suppression and extermination of culture and everything but at least communism after Stalin helped the poor. I will vote for you Yanukovych next election i didn't vote for no body this year but i will vote next time. I will try and live in Ukraine now and abandon my plans of leaving. Maybe Ukraine does have a future after all :)

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 7:15 a.m.    

Capitalism is great! It provides freedom to express and innovate ideas and build wealth for a higher standard of living while helping others. Capitalism works when rules are followed and entrepreneurship is encouraged, not when crony politicians and mega corporations are in bed together acting on their own interests.

Socialism and the welfare state do not promote self realization, individual responsibility or wealth generation.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 5:55 p.m.    

What drugs are you on?

the main reason why Ukraine has so much trouble today was because of Stalin and the communists.

Suppression and extermination of culture and language?? look what happened to the people in western Ukraine when the soviets moved in, over 750,000 people deported and for what reason.. non payment of taxes? not having a job?.. please tell me Mr knowledgable why were these and many other people sent to gulags.. it was not for their health.

Go and spread your lies elsewhere Nashi

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Anonymous April 21, 2010, 10:09 p.m.    

Yushchenko you ruined Ukraine. What nightmare you have been - you have no right to lecture. You could not have done anything better.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 11:55 a.m.    

This is a Joke.

Our Ukraine has less then 1.55 support. Yushchenko transgression against Ukraine's constitution was much greater then the transgression that has been authorised by Ukraine's Constitutional court

In 2007 Viktor Yushchenko, leader of Our Ukraine Party,constitutionally dismissed Ukraine's previous Parliament. , He then illegally and unconstitutional interfered with independence of Ukraine's Constitutional Court. Yushenko Is illegal actions destabilized Ukraine's economic and democratic development. Yushenko should have been impeached for his actions and he should have face the people of Ukraine in early Presidential elections.

The call by Our Ukraine for Yanukovych impeachment is laughable and pales into insignificance in comparison to Yushenko's transgressions.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 11:57 a.m.    

LOL Yushchenko was the main cause and reason for Yanukovich election. Our Ukraine should have thought about these issues before they s stood by and supported Yanukovych election.

Impeachment is impossible. It requires the support of 300 or more members of parliament/. Our Ukraine are blow wind out their backsides again as usual.

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Gene Nelson April 22, 2010, 4:54 p.m.    

Amen're right Yush played a major role in Yanu winning.

Interesting that he was so foolish to think he could be a major player in the new PoR administration.

Yats also played a role in Yanu winning.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, noon    

There is no breach of Ukraine's Constitution. Ukraine's Constitution allows the continuance of the existing lease which also includes the option for extension of the lease period.

Chapter Xv (14)

The use of existing military bases on the territory of Ukraine for the temporary stationing of foreign military formations is possible on the terms of lease, by the procedure determined by the international treaties of Ukraine ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 12:03 p.m.    

Our Ukraine were advocating the establshment of a NATO base on Ukraine. No doubts if they got their way they would claim that if Ukraine joined NATO then it would not be a foreign base. Such hypocrites. It a good thing that Yushenko is no longer in Office.

Fresh Parliamentary elections would see and end to Our Ukraine's divisive policy and representations. bring it on.

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Gene Nelson April 22, 2010, 4:52 p.m.    

Our Ukraine wasn't advocating a Nato base in Ukraine.

While no fan of Yush, he made it quite clear that he wasn't interested in any foreign bases in Ukraine and that it was contrary to Ukraine's constitution.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 2 p.m.    

The gas deal is going to make you very dependant on cheap gas. Ukraine needs to learn to stand on its own two feet and that means facing international comodity prices, this will make your businesses strong and succeed. All you are doing now is making yourselves dependant the Russian teat. Pay the costs now or pay the higher price later. There is NEVER a free lunch. The Russians are weakening your position by getting you acustomed to cheap gas. Its like a drug dealer selling you your first few fixes of heroine cheap because he knows you will be back later when the price goes up. Fools.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 3:23 p.m.    

In 1991 the Czech and Slovak Federal Republics passed the Lustration Law, which provides that

&quot;. . . high-ranking Communist Party functionaries, personnel of the former communist State Security Service, graduates of Soviet KGB institutions of higher education, and several other categories of individuals, are forbidden to hold top positions in the state service and the army, to run in elections at any level, and to carry out any other electoral functions. The Law does not extend to citizens who were born after 1 December 1971.&quot;

There is, unfortunately, no such Lustration Law in Ukraine. What we are seeing today is the logical and inevitable result of this fatal national negligence.

Ukraine will never become an independent country until the entire rats' nest of KGB operatives, Communists, and Kremlinophiles in the Ukrainian government is similarly cleaned out, as had been intelligently achieved at the very outset in the Czech and Slovak Republics through their Lustration Law:

Ukraine desperately needs Lustration. To achieve that, a real democratic Orange Revolution is required. It will obviously not happen overnight. Until and unless that happens, we have what we have and it will only get worse.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 4:38 p.m.    

The Czech/Slovak states had enough power to carry out lustration. The Ukrainian state possessed no such power, thus the country has had to travel a much longer path to independence. But it is slowly getting there.

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Anonymous April 22, 2010, 6 p.m.    

Why not solve all of this by seperating the court system from the elected officals....Like in the west....Oh I forgot now it is YES Mr puting anything you want Mr. Putin..nothing like being the Kremlins dog again...

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Anonymous April 23, 2010, 4:27 a.m.    

Western Ukraine and its imbecile backward diaspora are the only ones making a big deal about this. But as usual, they will look like fools when this is all over. Take Note: NATO does not have a problem with this agreement.

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Anonymous April 23, 2010, 10:45 a.m.    

Thank goodness there is some resistance and intelligentsia in the west of Ukraine. The anti diaspora writer is obviously incapable of accepting this.

Yuschenko might have been bad news in some respects but he did not attempt to start a police state, eliminate journalist, buy judges, police and military.

I still prefer the previous regime compared to a convicted criminal and donetsk thugs ruling the country and taking Ukraine back 50 years into the past

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