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Regions Party declares current government corrupt

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Jan. 4, 2010, 7:55 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The growth of the level of corruption in Ukraine is one of the achievements of the current government, the Regions Party has said. According to Regions Party deputy leader Hanna Herman, Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko could be one of those to suffer if the mechanisms for fighting corruption the government has proposed are applied to the premier herself.

Earlier, Premier Yulia Tymoshenko, speaking live on the Black Sea Television and Radio Company, called for stronger penalties against corrupt officials, up to and including imprisonment for life.

"Sometimes I envy China, where they put people to death for corruption," Tymoshenko said.

According to various studies, over the last five years Ukraine has become one of the world's most corrupt countries.
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Anonymous Jan. 4, 2010, 11:31 p.m.    

That is so funny that PoR calls someone more corrupt than they are.

While there are few honest angels in leadership positions in Ukraine, PoR is the most corrupt...and people who believe PoR will improve democracy and the free press in Ukraine, must have their heads buried in the sand.

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 12:33 a.m.    

There is nothing funny about living in one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Thank Yushchenko and the orange lackeys for fostering one of the most miserable states we have been in the last 50 years!@

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 12:39 a.m.    

where have YOU been 50 years? USSR was the most corrupt! Where is Yuschenko's GULAG? Kravchuk and Kuchma's reigns were far more corrupt and Dangerous than Yuschenko's tenure - no comparison -just do the body count!

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 5:08 p.m.    

Look at the population drop during Yushchenko. Look at the decay, backwardness, and stagnation in economy, society.

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 5:37 p.m.    

Wake up, Tymoshenko has been in charge of the economy, not Yushchenko. LOL

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 5:37 p.m.    

Wake up, Tymoshenko has been in charge of the economy, not Yushchenko. LOL

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 9:56 p.m.    

Who is the President? And why is he not responsible?

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Anonymous Jan. 6, 2010, 1 a.m.    

thank YOUR RUSSIAN COMMUNIST LEGACY!!!!!!

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 12:36 a.m.    

LOL yes,yes, yes ...you are SO correct! Imagine Yanukovych complaining about corruption! LOL !! The only corruption he would ever complain of would concern his % of the cut!

This has to be the JOKE of the Year 2010 ! How can you top this?

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 2:52 a.m.    

Kyiv Post classic: Will work for salary

Yesterday at 18:46 It may be hard to believe now, but many Ukrainian employers abused and exploited their employees badly in the 1990s and even in the last decade, as this April 13, 2000, installment of "He Said, She Said" indicates. Two women actually squared off in this Kyiv Post debate, Diana Elliott and Olga Kryzhanovska, over how Ukrainians should respond to employers who don't pay wages. Unfortunately, labor rights are still lagging and labor unions are still not powerful in this nation, meaning that employers still call the shots with their generally low-paid workforce.

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 3:51 a.m.    

What do you expect when you have a head of state who is lawless and acts unconstitutionally.

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 9:02 a.m.    

you have ONE example?

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Anonymous Jan. 5, 2010, 9:54 p.m.    

come on.... is it not clear? Let's see. He's married to a CIA wife, he likes bees more than the people of the country which he is a president of (for only few more short days!), he is a talented liar, and it's a shame that his alleged "poisoning" was just scam designed to shift the attention and bring him more popularity. Who could that be??? hmmmm......

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Anonymous Jan. 6, 2010, 12:58 a.m.    

you have ONE example? His wife is NOT CIA and it seems YOU are the liar!

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Anonymous Jan. 6, 2010, 7:13 a.m.    

Typical clueless teenage nashi press release rebroadcast from the kremlin, which constantly pollutes most of the articles on Kyiv Post - blame USA/CIA for everything.

Just like Hitler blamed the Jews for everything in the 1930's and the kremlin gave Jews to the Nazis in the 1930's because of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact - Hitler and the kremlin started WWII as allies. {The kremlin blamed kulaks and enemy of the people, and killed them.}

Or they blame President Yushchenko for everything with their kremlin disinformation, or make inane anti-Ukrainian comments.

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Anonymous Jan. 7, 2010, 6:06 a.m.    

UKRAINE, Kiev. (Our Correspondent). Prime Minister of Ukraine, presidential candidate Victor Yanukovich, assaulted Transportation Minister Georgi Kirpa because he allowed the arrival of several trains of demonstrators from Western Ukraine to Kiev, and also because he was unable to force all railway workers to vote for Yanukovich.

A medical worker at one of Lvov’s hospitals, who asked that his surname not be used, informed a correspondent of PRIMA-News on December 6th, that Kirpa was in hospital. According to the medical worker, “Victor Yanukovich took out some of the minister’s teeth”. Other sources assert that Yanukovich “knocked out two of the minister’s teeth”. According to physicians, George Kirpa said of Yanukovich and his followers: “In all my life, I’ve never seen such gangsters”.

Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma once awarded Kirpa the title of “Hero of Ukraine” for his “outstanding contribution to the development of railway transportation”.

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