Sobolev: Seven MPs from BYT bribed to vote for Tymoshenko's resignation

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March 3, 2010, 5:46 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

"I think there was a direct motive that concerned both money and positional advantages," Sobolev said.

Seven MPs from the BYT faction were bribed to vote for the resignation of Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, MP from the BYT Serhiy Sobolev claimed on Mar. 3. "For one person it concerns the title of Hero of Ukraine, for others, it concerns political bids, and for others it was thirty pieces of silver for which they were bought. For this reason, this morning in the faction we uncovered those who whished [to vote for Tymoshenko's resignation] and these wishes were confirmed by the relevant motives about which we learned beforehand," he said.

Asked who exactly voted for Tymoshenko's resignation, Sobolev said: "I would call them representatives of the business branch, although each of them has their own business."

"I think there was a direct motive that concerned both money and positional advantages," he said.

As reported, a total of 243 MPs backed a resolution on a vote of no confidence in the Cabinet of Ministers after the parliament considered this issue put forward by the Regions Party. Those who voted for the resolution included 172 Regions Party MPs, seven Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko MPs, 15 Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc MPs, 19 Bloc of Lytvyn MPs, 27 Communist Party MPs, and three MPs representing no faction.

From the BYT faction the following MPs supported Tymoshenko's resignation: Vitaliy Barvinenko, Hennadiy Zadirko, Volodymyr Kaplienko, Hryhoriy Omelchenko, Ihor Savchenko, Oleh Cherpytsky and Yuriy Poluneyev.
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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 6:04 p.m.    

Of course, Tymoshenko and Sobolev have never bribed any deputies themselves, so they obviously have a clear conscience on this matter.

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 7:06 p.m.    

Come on, then, Mr. vague, name some names. Who and when?

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 7:13 p.m.    

Good. Ukraine is now getting closer to rejoining Russia. Now if we could just annex directly to Russia and change the language to entirely Russia. Now with Yulia gone wages and pensions will increase.

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 7:17 p.m.    

Yeah, good idea.


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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 3:10 a.m.    

Russia should be annexed by Ukraine, then Ukaine should give freedom to Kazan and everything East of it. And introduce Ukrainian- as it is the original place of RUS. Then there would be no Russia to trouble the world with.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 3:31 a.m.    

Russians are genetically mutated mongoloids, so is theyre language.

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 7:28 p.m.    

The once pretty Sobolev has become one of the BYuT junkyard ugly dogs.

He can't come to terms that people don't need money to do the right thing. Those BYuT MPs were sick and tired of the egomania within BYUT and the complete lack of realistic thinking of its leaders.

More BYUT members will jump ship just you wait and see.

No rational thinking Member of Parliament will want to be associated with the losing strategy and proposing of the BYUT party and its loser leadership.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 3:29 a.m.    

Theyre all on the take, Byut, OU, Por, Commies, Lytvin, the whole government is corrupt. Need something to go your way? Pay em off, and pass a law, legal or not. The sooner Ukraine gets itself out from under this bastardized version of what they call democracy, the better off it will be. This &quot;parliament&quot; (I use the term lighty) is an embarassment to the free world. Shame on all of em.

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Anonymous March 3, 2010, 9:39 p.m.    

It seems tymu had asked her party to vote against her governement as she already booked her holydays..

It would have been sucpicious if it was all made known, tymu wanted to do nothing with the presidency, nothing with politics, just to take a hike and live up the money she had syphoned out of Ukraine, through kick backs, scams, and other illegal dealings,,,,

The rest is a show.

With tymu, she always creates paranoia to confuse people reading her motives..

Tymu was ready to go, she asked to be released, the Kiev Post carried her plea to &quot; Oust me f yu can please, as I have booked my holidays already&quot;

Finally her party members agreed to vote her government out,,,

All win, at the end

Ukraine kicks the thief out of the tresury, Yanu gets a chance to create a strong massive state, and the people have no more enemies in their parlament,,, the rarasites are being dumped dily,,,

America is happy as it wishes to withdraw from the regions, and Europe is happy the Great Ukrainian circus is over...

Back to work every one, have a shot of vodka, a coffee, and ease off on politics,,, enjoy life,, health and family,,,

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 3:51 a.m.    

I am all for getting rid of the Russians in Ukraine and making room for all those Ukrainians who were sent in exile to Siberia and resettling them in the Crimea and East Ukraine. And while we are kicking out the Russians please take their sycophants with them like Yanukovich and all those misgided souls who voted for him. Only then can we really start to heal from all the insults and misdeeds that have been heaped on us by the Ugro-Finns (Russians) who originally emigrated from Siberia and were slavonized by Ukrainians. They should have been driven out instead.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 9:01 a.m.    

Yeah, when Russians were &quot;slavonized&quot; the word &quot;Ukrainian&quot; didn't exist.

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Anonymous March 4, 2010, 11:48 a.m.    

Remember one thing all Ukraine. When the breakeup of Soviet Union the document wich was signet say that if Ukraine is going out of CIS then Crimera should be handet over to Russia again. Crimera IS RUSSIAN PROPERTY and no Ukrainian facist can do something about that.

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