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Tigipko: No talks held with Yanukovych on premiership

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Feb. 17, 2010, 10:56 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Kyiv, February 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The winner of Ukraine's presidential election, Viktor Yanukovych, has not offered Sergiy Tigipko the post of prime minister. "There were no talks on certain posts and on premiership," Tigipko said on the Fifth TV Channel on Tuesday evening.

He said that he had met with Yanukovych twice after the election to discuss issues of the country's development.

Tigipko said that he had reached no agreement with the parliamentary faction of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc regarding their support of his candidacy for the post of prime minister.

"I'm not very pleased with the situation in Our Ukraine, as there are little talks on reform and what needs to be done in the country, but instead a lot of deputy groups. I'm afraid that there will be a lot of talks on posts, some ministries and departments," he said.
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Anonymous Feb. 17, 2010, 11:05 p.m.    

Tigipko would do better to bide his time. The PMs post in the short term is a poison chalice. The reforms that must be done to get the country into the black will be brutal over the next 12 to 18months. The assumption being that the Rada will want to improve the situation and get into the black of course

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Anonymous Feb. 17, 2010, 11:25 p.m.    

This comment is an astute observation that Tigipko, if sincere in his concern for the welfare for Ukraine, would well heed.

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Anonymous Feb. 17, 2010, 11:53 p.m.    

He seems to be one of the more honest and astute of the politicians in Ukraine at present and i am sure he is also biding his time to make sure he can bring influenence into the new government (whoever will lead it) to bring the reforms needed to erradicate corruption and lots of infighting,,,,unfortunaltley i dont this either of the two top politician Yulia and Yanukovych have the metal to do these drastic changes that are needed....one is an oligarch the other is the puppet of iligarches and they have lots to loose if a main aim is combatting corruption and making life better for the average Ukrainian citizen.

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 10:18 a.m.    

Tigipko is not an oligarch too?

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 11:16 a.m.    

Tigipko did never look honest during the Kuchma period and he still looks an oligarch (at least he is very rich...). Tigipko does not look like the solution of Ukraine but more like one of the problems of Ukraine too me. Apparently some readers of Kyiv Post have a very bad memory or are badly informed about this mans past. A good read on his past is: VIRTUAL POLITICS: FAKING DEMOCRACY IN THE POST-SOVIET WORLD By Andrew Wilson (Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2005). Not for one moment he looks “honest” in this book…

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, noon    

He did make a lot of money in a very short time which he spent promoting his poltical career. A bit like Yulia.

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 11:59 a.m.    

Surely the opposite. If he really cares about the country than he should be the man to implement the necessary but unpopular measures. Or he cares more about his political career?

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 12:02 p.m.    

Bide his time? For his sake or the country's. (If he's really the reformer he makes himself out to be)

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 11:06 a.m.    

there is nothing you could do in th country, we just move,move to east and move to west, the game is forever, we are moving and moving .........and moving, in every 5 years without building something in the country.

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 12:45 p.m.    

This guy has just as big of a inflated self image as Julia,,,

The making of a male Tymuchenko is in the works..

He is for the Russians, he is for the Americans, ge is for big money to the rich..

Just like Julia, another spoiled kitten....

and just like Julia, knows nothing about politics, no education, yet all of a sudden billions fell on gim...

And now he wants to be the center of it all..

Like Julia he supports no one but himself,

Like Julia he wants to start as premier,,

But he helped nothing when Yanu asked him,,and was flirting with Julia,,

Another opportunist self worshipping clown...

Get Anna Gherman as Prime Minister, she has the brain, the education, the looks, the class,,, Get Hannah Gherman as new PM of Ukraine...

All will be pleasantly pleased for a change..

Enough of these arrogant rich thieves...who only care about their own pockets, and looking at themselves in the mirror the rest of the time, thinking no one is as smart and as good looking as them...

Yulia, here comes your twin in male version, another disaster to happen, but could be avoided...

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 12:54 p.m.    

I agree with the last comment.

here comes another BEAUTY PEAGANT FINALIST,

Tigipko is another fashion show maniac, he thinks life is a soap opera and he is the only star in it,

The rest of the cast members worth nothing know nothing and are nothing...

Get him out of the picture before another self admiring loonotic wracks havoc on Ukrane...

Enough of this &quot;beggar yesterday billionaire today&quot; specialists... who can not do anything proper or legal, otherwise they would not be billioneires in a country that is world famous for poor economic prospects...

Perhaps Hannah from the regions party is not interested to be the next pm,, in that case yanu should install a public servant, not a thief of the public like these rich crooks...

Perhaps a communist would be the best,,, they care for the masses and are known to live within their means...

Any one else would share these views???

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 1:17 p.m.    

Is he jew like the 4 th runner up in the prez elections?

Seems like the mossad has their men back in power in Ukraine even before their agent Julia is thrown out..

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 2:54 p.m.    

Shouldnt his name be spelt TYHIPKO ? and not Tigipko ?

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