Parliament refuses to dismiss interior minister

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June 16, 2010, 2:57 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has refused to dismiss Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohyliov. A draft resolution on the dismissal of Interior Minister Mohyliov was supported by 141 out of 408 MPs registered in the hall on Wednesday, with 226 votes needed to pass the decision.

Mohyliov's dismissal was supported by 109 MPs of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko faction and 32 MPs of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense faction.

During his speech, the author of the resolution, Borys Tarasiuk, said that the grounds for the minister's dismissal were his cynical statements in mass media justifying the crimes of Stain's rule, including the deportation of Crimean Tatars.
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Anonymous June 16, 2010, 3:45 p.m.    

Majority in the Rada is not capable of condeming the genocidical deportations of Crimean Tatars. Shame on those neo-Stalinists. A person like Mohyliov should hold no public office.

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Anonymous June 16, 2010, 10:55 p.m.    

he has no shame...a typical brute...simple apparatchik...don't expect an intelligent conversation with his type unless you are as drunk as he is and at THAT point won't matter

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Anonymous June 16, 2010, 5:13 p.m.    

A healthy degree of cynicism in his job is probably crucial, any attempt at justifying deportations would be a struggle in my opinion however, in a debate, supporting an impossible position can sometimes be 'character building'....given the circumstances he has probably discredited himself so standby for early retirement on health grounds.

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Anonymous June 16, 2010, 7:37 p.m.    

When russian commies returned to rule Ukraine you can expect them to justify stalin.

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