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Tymoshenko moved to prison in Kharkiv (updated)

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Yulia Tymoshenko has been moved to prison from a detention centre where she has been held since early August.
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Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of office, has been moved to prison from a detention centre where she has been held since early August, the state penitentiary service said on Friday. The move indicated she was unlikely to go free any time soon despite pressure from the European Union, which considered her trial politically motivated and put off the signing of key agreements with Ukraine because of her sentence.

Tymoshenko is the fiercest opponent of President Viktor Yanukovich, who narrowly beat her in the presidential run-off in February 2010 after losing his earlier bid for the presidency because of the 2004 "Orange Revolution" protests, which she helped lead.

A local court sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years in prison in October, saying she had exceeded her powers when forcing through a 2009 gas deal with Russia. Tymoshenko, who denies any wrongdoing, lost an appeal against the verdict one week ago.

"Tymoshenko has been moved to a prison in the Kharkiv region," the state penitentiary service said in a statement.

The European Union, which had planned to initial agreements on political association and free trade with Ukraine at a summit this month, put off the signing and cited Tymoshenko's case as an example of selective justice in the former Soviet republic.

"The EU reiterates its concern about the risks of politically-motivated justice in Ukraine, of which the Tymoshenko trial is the most striking example," a spokesman for EU Foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Friday.

"Given the strong international concern already surrounding this case, we call on the authorities to ensure that decisions on the detention conditions of Mrs Tymoshenko are taken transparently and in line with relevant international standards. The EU is urgently seeking further clarification from the Ukrainian authorities."

Yanukovich has refused to intervene and the parliament, dominated by his supporters, has turned down several proposals to remove her alleged offence from the criminal code.

On Friday, Yanukovich issued a decree cancelling Freedom Day celebrations on November 22, a holiday introduced in 2005 to mark the "Orange Revolution" anniversary, provoking angry reaction from Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna party.

It said in a statement that moving Tymoshenko to a prison and cancelling the holiday on the same day was "an act of final, cynical and public destruction of the ideals of democracy, freedom and independence."

Tymoshenko's lawyers say she hopes the European Court for Human Rights, where she has filed a case against Ukraine, will exonerate her. The court said this month it would fast-track the case.

Tymoshenko, 51, has been suffering from back pains in the last few weeks and cannot walk, according to her lawyers who have said she should not be moved from the detention centre because of this.

But the penitentiary service said she was fit to move.
"Before departure, Tymoshenko was examined by doctors who stated that her health allowed her to be moved," it said, adding that Tymoshenko travelled in a "comfortable" van.
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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 1:31 p.m.    

Has she moved in the stolen Mercedes officialy used by the so called 'Minister of Justice'?

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 1:37 p.m.    

No, it was a stolen Volkswagen Transporter.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 11:04 p.m.    

Not young but not too old Econoline custom job. Nice inside too, and plush ride.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 1:33 p.m.    

We all know that the Ukrainian Government is doing what they can to become a Member of the European Union, and we all know that Russia is offering Ukraine the Membership

I want to say that I do not support or oppose any Political Party in Ukraine, but as a Serb and a Fellow Slav, I support Ukrainian People’s wishes for Good Government.

I want to give my opinions on this matter, that I believe that they are based on Facts and on Realities.

The Reality is that America and its Puppet the European Union are falsely accusing Ukraine of having Political Prisoner, and this in reference to the former Prime Minister of Ukraine.

They are doing this because the European Union does not want Russians in the European Union, but they are not honest enough to tell this to the Ukrainian People, and this applies to Moldova which has Russians, but they do not want to tell this to the Moldovan People.

It was America and the European Union that caused another Election in Moldova with their Sponsoring of a Colour Revolution based on the lies of Election Fraud, because the Communist Party of Moldova won that Election in a Free and Fair Manner.

The matter of Election Fraud was later disproved to the satisfaction of all Political Parties in Moldova who won Seats in that Parliamentary Election, and to America and to the European Union.

However, the legitimate Government of Moldova took advise from its Enemies, who said that a repeat Election would show Moldova’s Democratic Credentials, and the Government of Moldova held a repeat Election, and they lost it, because the Neo Nazis of Europe went back on their word as they Always do, and they interfered in that repeat Parliamentary Election in Moldova, and the Puppets of the European Union won that stolen Election.

The Neo Nazis of Europe promised the People of Moldova a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, if they did not vote for the Government, but the Nazis of Europe have not kept their promise as usual.

Moldova has Russians in their Country, and the Neo Nazis of Europe promised Moldova a Free Trade Agreement if they held another Election, and Voted to Candidates who wanted to join the European Union, rather than the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

America and the Neo Nazis of Europe do not want Ukraine and Moldova to join the European Union, and so my advice to them is to join the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

I think that Ukraine and Moldova should join the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, but in such a way that if a better offer comes along, then they can join another Economic Union.

The European Union could have initialled the SAA Agreement with Ukraine, but Ukraine needs to be certain that it will only be Very Slowly Implemented if Ever, and Only on the Condition that the Opposition becomes the Government.

Of Course, the Neo Nazis of Europe will not tell you this, because they are dishonest in nearly all their dealings.

The Neo Nazis of Europe did the same thing with Serbia where after the SAA Agreement was signed with Serbia 4 years ago to help the Puppets win the Election to give away Kosovo, and it will be kept for the next Election soon, to help their Puppets who are now putting on an Act of being Patriots.

This is because they know that Multi Millions in Bribe Money awaits each of them from America and the Neo Nazis of Europe for being Puppets by Betraying their own People.

This is the Standard Secret Procedure of America and the Neo Nazis of Europe, and so whoever they support ti Rule a Country will be Puppets and Traitors to enrich themselves at the expense of their fellow Citizens.

This has nothing to do with favouring one Political Party over another Political Party, or of favouring one Coalition of Political Parties over another Coalition of Political Parties.

This things are just Facts, and this is why I suggested that the Ukrainian Government joins the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, and then negotiate with the European Union from there.

The Neo Nazis of Europe want to the SAA Agreement with Ukraine Only on the Basis that Ukraine is Controlled by their Puppets just like in Serbia, and this means that the Ukrainian Government can take the SAA Agreement, but it will not be implemented because Ukraine has Russians, and the European Union does not want Russians in the European Union.

If I were in that position, I would want the SAA Agreement signed and Fully Implemented before I went to an Election, or I would sign up to the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 3:18 p.m.    

Freedom, Democracy and economic transparency is the way to go. Russian CIS is just an attempt to rebuild Russian Soviet Union and perpetuate Russian colonialism.

AND I didn't waste valuable commentary space to state my opinion.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 3:59 p.m.    

Its not about Russia versus the west. It is about Ukraine and its right to self governance. A focus on citizenship not Nationalism is what is required. Ukraine needs to be united not divided.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 6:56 a.m.    

The Only way that small Countries like Ukraine and Moldova can even hope to compete with the European Union in the bargaining process is to be be Members of the Customs Union of Belarus, Khazakhstan, and Russia first.

They should join on the basis that they can leave at any time, if they find a better offer with another Economic Union.

It is always better to have something rather than nothing, and please read my comment again, and realize that the European Union does not want Ruusians in the European Union, but they will only exploit Ukrainians like they did in the past with theie Bribed Puppets, unless Ukraine joins the Customs Union of Belarus, Khazakhstan, and Russia.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 3:52 p.m.    

First of all I do not think Ukraine is doing all it can to become a member of the EU.

Nor I do not see the EU as being a puppet of the US. At times they are its Vitsn but its more the US being the loudest and then dictating to Europe what to do (Mainly though Britain and to a lessor extent Germany and then France - I Think this is going to be less likely in the not too distant future)

I also do bot favour any one political party but want Ukraine to embrace democratic values and good governance. That does not mean embracing the US far from it. The US is most certainly not about democracy or good governance. They espouse the words of democracy but their actions and their system of government is not democratic.

HOWEVER I do think that Tymoshenko is a political prisoner. The charges that were brought against her by Yushchenko do not and should not warrant a prison sentence. The mere selectivity of her and other members of the oppositions persecution is evidence of this fact.

It certainly not about good governance or strategic political maneuvering. (Taras Chornolvil summed it up when he said that had Yanukovych Government not attacked the opposition as they has done they would be in a very strong position today.

The real issue is democracy, good governance and the need for Constitutional and judicial reform. Without a focus on these issues the rest is just playing around trying to paint over what is major structural flaws in the system.

Moldova is a totally different case., It is a country that really has no basis to remain a country unless it is merged into the EU (Economically geographically and demographics - it has less then 1 million people)

Yet its system of government is more representative then Ukraine's

Ukraine greatest problem is the fact that it retained Presidential authority and a Presidential system of government. A system which is not democratic and leads itself to autocracy.

Had Ukraine followed in the footsteps of Estonia, Latvia and other former Soviet states and adopted a European parliamentary system of government Ukraine would most likely be a candidate for EU membership. It certainly would not be in the state that it is now.

The Orange revolution greatest achievement was the Constitutional reforms of 2004. They were a step in the right direction. But as we have seen they did not go far enough.

Yushchenko undermined Ukraine's democratic development and opposed Ukraine adopting European values and European models of governance.

Yushchenko's term of office was a complete disaster His policies and actions have set Ukraine back decades if not generations. Yushchenko divided Ukraine and betrayed all those who had place hope and trust in him. He was the worst possible choice for a head of state. If there is any one person to blame for Ukraine's downfall right now it is and remains Yushchenko., Ukraine is still paying for his stupidity and betrayal.

It was Yushchenko who initiated Tymoshenko's imprisonment.

Sure Yanukovych has not lived up to his promises and expectations and he has dismantled the reforms introduced as a result of the 0range revolution. He along with his advisers has also failed Ukraine. He has place faith and importance in authoritarian rule not democracy. His is most likely going to be a one term president.

Buit the real question and underlying structural flaws remain.

Ukraine will NEVER be an independent democratic state under Presidential rule.

The Opposition have no plans or polices to rebuild and restore confidence, hope and trust in government. They have no policies of reform or direction. All the focus still remains on the Presidential figurehead.

Absolute power should not be held in then hands of one individual.

Ukraine must take collective responsibility for its own governance.

It is only through a democratically elected representative government can confidence and trust be restored.

Ukraine must adopt European values and European models of government and as recommended by the Parliamentary Assesmbly of the Council of Europe and the Venice Commission adopt a full Parliamentary system of government. (as did Estonia and Latvia)

Government must be formed from and by the democratically elected Parliamentary representatives. The judicial system also needs overhaul but this can only be done by a democratically elected parliament.

The adoption of the Westminster and Common law system is worthy of consideration.

But the main issue still remains the need first and foremost for Constitutional Parliamentary reform.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 3:56 p.m.    

If you value freedom and democracy and transparency in government then you should support the calls for Constitutional reform and the removal of Presidential authority and the establishment of a Full Parliamentary system of government.

The other option is Presidential autocracy or anarchy.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:01 p.m.    

Ukraine has to choose. Democracy or Autocracy? Presidential or Parliamentary? Europe or Russia?

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:12 p.m.    

My beloved Ukrainia has followed the Russian model and not the western or American model. Amerika does not have both a prime minister and president. Russia has such. Ukraine needs to adopt the british model of a prime minister as the head of state or follow the USSA model of president as head of state but noth both. As long as they have both a president and prime minister they will continue their present state of wanting to join the EU, but on their own terms and not on the EU terms.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 9:26 p.m.    

Er.... the United Kingdom's Head of State is her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and NOT the prime minister.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 3:56 p.m.    

blah blah blah more of the evil Americans have cvonspired against poor little Serbia, the whole world has misunderstood Serbia all they wanted to do was engage in ethnic cleansing much like the Fascist did. it is funny if you wish to do the same work the Nais tried, then you are a patriot, but if you oppose ethnic cleansing then you are a fascist. Go join Moscow or join with whoever you want to join with.

No one in the west really cares but until you release Yulia, there will be no EU Visa program. It is ironic that Yanu put revenge above the interest of the people of my beloved Ukrainia. God bless the good people of Ukraine, but Yanu will fall becuase of the petty revenge that he has participated. Yulia will remain standing after all other have gone by the wayside.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 8:07 p.m.    

Timoshenko wanted to control the Central bank to buy Credit Default swaps and take positions at the Fed Reserve. Read the published commincate from US Embassy in Kiev.

Deriliction in Economic Duty is one thing, but taking part to collapse the Ukraine economy by political design is quite another.

Then there was the land sell off and Monsanto, followed by Eugenic engineering as well as violating consumer privacy.

Truth is fact where Timoshenko was a puppet of the Administration.There were conflicts of interest like similar to here in urope where appropriations were to her vested private corporation.

PR and Government through spin and lies is different to listening to authenticity.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 12:26 a.m.    

Didn't realize that folks could make up such tales .

You're conspiracy scenario proves you have much to much idle time on your hands.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 7:01 a.m.    

If you did not realize that folks make up tales, then you LIED by the way you repLIED to my comment.

It is your reply that proves that you have much too little time on your hands, because you are busy spreading lies against honest comments, because you could be a Secret CIA Agent, or a Foreign Paid Fifth Columnist who is working along with the Anglo-America and Neo Nazi Conspiracies against Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 6:46 a.m.    

It is not blah blah blah, as you have tried to misled People either in your Ignorance, or because of your CIA pay packet, but it is truth, truth, truth, that Evil Anglo-America and the Evil Neo Nazis of Europe Conspired, and continue to Conspire against poor little Serbia.

A readily available example is Iraq, where Anglo-America lied in order to steal Oil, and lies were made up to try to steal Serbian Land, because America has the Largest Military Base there that is call Camp Bondsteel.

I know that there will be excuses and lies that Slobodan Milosevic was a Dictator, but why is America supporting the Kosovo Albanian Dictators, and besides Britain and America are the Greatest Dictators in the History of the World, regardless of the Fact that they are more subtle and refined than others.

With most things that the uniformed People have heard of Serbia is if they believe the opposite on most things, then they will have the true Facts.

Yes, much of the World has misunderstood Serbia, because of the lies that the Western Media who are Puppets of the Euro-American Plutocracy have Lied and Slandered, and Continue to Lie and Slander Serbia.

Serbia never wanted to and never did engage in ethnic cleansing of Kosovo Albanians, but it was the other way around with the Albanians who will not live with any other Race, simply because they are another Race of People.

Albanians have publicly declared since the 1878 League of Prizren Declaration, that they will not live with any other Race, and that they will steal land from others to do this, even if it means with the help of the Greatest Mafia in World History, which is the American Government, and check these things on

The Kosovo Albanians wish to do the same work the Nazis tried, of ethnical cleansing Kosovo of all Non-Albanians, and they have nearly accomplished their Evil Mission.

If Viktor Yanukovych was the Prime Minister who did the gas deal with Russia at the time, instead of Yulia Tymoshenko and he was charged and convicted of the same because of actions initiated by Viktor Yushchenko, then America and the Nazis of Europe would have said that Justice was done.

America and the Neo Nazis of Europe certainly not be making all this fuss over the same matter, but different People, because the difference it is a matter of Puppets and Patriots.

As you correctly said that No one in the Callous West really cares but until Viktor Yushchenko releases Yulia Tymoshenko there will be no European Union Visa Free program, because to a Nazi Might makes Right.

There are certain Principles of Natural Justice at work here, and that is that in a Democracy like Ukraine, there must be no Political Interference by the Government in the Judicial System.

Other Principles of Natural Justice are that Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to have done, and that there Must Not be one Law for us, and another Law for them, neither should there be Retrospective Laws, in a Democracy.

After realizing these things, we can clearly see that the Ukrainian Government did not put revenge above the interest of what you the People of my beloved Ukrainia, but you sound like an Albanian, or a Secret CIA Agent, or a Foreign Paid Fifth Columnist, and if this is true, then you are incapable of loving Ukraine or its People, and you know better than if you hate Ukrainia and its People.

The short Video Titled: History of Kosovo, can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-_QHbUGW6Y , unless the CIA changes the Location or Contents of that Video, in order to discreet what I am saying, about the total lack of Democracy in NATO Countries.

The only Democracy America and the Neo Nazis of Europe practice is TheMockercy of Democracy, and Anglo-America and the Neo Nazis of Europe are in Fact Dictatorships, because they are a Mockery of Democracy.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 10:07 a.m.    

The rise of Kosovo became a reality after Serbia tried to exterminate them in much the same manner that the Nazis tried to do to those they considered inferior. One could say that it is all your own doing.Other things you say are just blah blah Oh poor little misunderstood Serbia...

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Anonymous Jan. 3, 2012, 11:19 a.m.    

The Albanians have been planing to steal Land from other Countries for a long time, and even the Western Biased Wikipedia says this of their 1878 League of Prizren Declaration.

It needs to be understood that Anglo-America are Cunning, and they know how to trick People, and they needed to trick People to build Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo.

It is true that the Albanians of Kosovo did flee Kosovo and went to FYROM and Albania temporarily, but this was not because of Serbia.

The Albanians of Serbia’s Province of Kosovo fled because of NATO Bombing, and because the Terrorist Organization Euphemistically known as the Kosovo Liberation Army, or KLA told those other Albanians that if they did not flee Kosovo, then the KLA would murder them.

Anglo-America and the Modern Day Nazis of Europe which includes Many Kosovo Albanians, needed the films to deceive the People that the Bombing of Serbia was needed and justified, and because they need those Albanians who considered themselves as Serbian Citizens, to want independence, by lying to them that Serbia will do it again, when in Fact Serbia never did it in the first place, even though the event did occur.

Kosovo began as 100% Serbian Ethnicity, and was nearly all Serbian Ethnicity hundreds of years ago, and there were only a few Albanians who no one to this day knows for sure where Albanians came from, but today, Kosovo is nearly all Albanian Ethnicity with only a few Serbs, and so it was always the will of the Overwhelming Majority Albanians to drive away all Non-Albanians, because they are essentially a Race of Nazis, just like Germans are essentially a Race of Nazis.

It is not blah, blah, blah, but it is the truth, and you callously probably know all of this, or you could discover this to be true if you were honest enough, and Yes, poor little misunderstood Serbia, because of Evil Anglo-America, the Modern Day Nazis of Europe, and their Lying Secret CIA Agents, and Foreign Paid Fifth Columnists, along with their Lying Puppet Media and Lying Puppet Journalists.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 3:10 p.m.    

“If they had left her free, she would quarrel with everyone, and eventually turn into a marginal old lady in politics. This would mean an end of the project. But now she is a political project again. She can again win elections. We sympathize for the insulted and humiliated, and her ratings, which had plummeted, are now steadily climbing.

Under such circumstances nothing will make Yanukovych release her. The threats of being banned from Europe, or having to face his worst nightmare, Putin, are not the reason. He will not release her as long as he knows that she is a rival. Therefore the only way for her to be released is Europe giving up demands that Tymoshenko continue her political career. Amnesty or pardon, as an act of humanity, that is all.”

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:05 p.m.    

Yulia will never bend but she may break. She will never ask for or accept anything from Yanu of the PoR. She would rather wither away in prison and become a martyr then to give an inch to Yanu. If that happens then the EU will ban Yanu or anyone from his government from the EU including freezing the assets they have stashed away. They will end up like that tyrant from Belarus.

Putin is alot smarter than Yanu, he knows there is a limit to his powers. He is not afraid of trouble with the west, but is willing to show some constraint provided his restraint does not threaten his power. Putin may in fact be the one to rein in Yanu. But Yanu is afraid of Yulia and see this as his chance to bury her as a political opponent. But the EU is just as adamant to have her return as a political opponent.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:18 p.m.    

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 5:41 p.m.    

Wanker!!

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 3:51 p.m.    

She'll enjoy it. Dungeon fetish runs in the family. Her daughter even built a dungeon under her restaurant!

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:30 p.m.    

On Friday, Yanukovich issued a decree cancelling Freedom Day celebrations on November 22, a holiday introduced in 2005 to mark the &quot;Orange Revolution&quot; anniversary, provoking angry reaction from Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna party.

It said in a statement that moving Tymoshenko to a prison and cancelling the holiday on the same day was &quot;an act of final, cynical and public destruction of the ideals of democracy, freedom and independence.&quot;

Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/politics/detail/119832/#ixzz1i1oylakR

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 5:05 p.m.    

Yanuconvict thinks taking her out of Kyiv and into eastern Ukraine will dampen her popularity... But he doesn't realize that it will merely serve to bring eastern Ukraine closer to the rest of the country. He's slitting his own throat... hee, hee!

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 6:46 p.m.    

This is standard procedure she will be given treatment in accordance with all laws,regulations.She will also be better protected from western agents seeking to undermine the gov't by causing her harm.The main threat comes from within her own supporters who seek advantage by making her a martyr,they are liable to try anything and prison staff must be alert.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 7:20 p.m.    

The government is undermining Ukrainian sovereignty and culture. As for a martyr she is one

already, not just in the eyes of nationalist Ukrainians but in the eyes of the civilized world.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 7:47 p.m.    

Vitali Klitschko: Yanukovych spurns history

By issuing his decree to cancel Freedom Day which marks the start of the 2004 Orange revolution, Pres Yanukovych indicated that in 2011 Ukraine has become a country where little freedom is left, UNIAN quotes the Klitschko-led UDAR party Dec. 30 statement.

The Day of Freedom remains a symbol of the struggle of Ukrainians for their human rights, honest elections and free assembly, UDAR statement goes on. “The attempt to coincide the Freedom Day with the Unification of Ukraine Day on Jan. 22 indicates the regime’s disrespect to the Ukrainian history and the attempt to pull the plug on the 2004 Orange revolution and Maidan uprising,” the statement continues.

“It is symbolic that the Freedom Day was cancelled on the same day when Yulia Tymoshenko was moved to a penitentiary in Eastern Ukraine.

Just 2 days before the New Year the authorities have again humiliated a sick woman to show the brutal force of their coercive apparat – despite assurances of the regime’s officials that Tymoshenko will stay in Kyiv.

Every step, every statement of this regime is another lie and disinformation,” the UDAR says. Ukraine will enter the year 2012 as a country where human rights are infringed, humiliation of Ukrainians become routine, and oppression of the opposition becomes the regime’s strategy, UDAR stressed.

http://zik.ua/en/news/2011/12/30/326836

Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/119851/20/page/1/#comments#ixzz1i2cD66Ce

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 1:20 a.m.    

I wish Kiev Post would report on Klitschko because to be fair, he is the future. He or someone like him is the future. He earned his money the honest way, he pays his full taxes, and he is at least as qualified as anyone else in government mentally. Ukrainian politics have always been about strong rule and common sense, not astro physics anyway.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 10:48 a.m.    

He's a boxer for God's sake. What has he ever done in politics? He's proved he can punch but what's that got to do with running a country,

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 7:51 p.m.    

He has a PhD. Yanukovych has a prison record.

Which is better?

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 12:38 p.m.    

Klitchko ha a Ukrainian PhD

You should know what that means

This guy has never seen a university from inside

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 6:21 a.m.    

Thanks LES. For the record, do you live in Canada? How many months of your life have you spent in Ukraine?

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 10:44 p.m.    

Let Yanuko_idiot come to one of my many countries. He will be jailed until he can prove he is not one of the most egotistical rapists in the world.He cares more about himself than the people in the country he now resides in.What a shameful person people voted into office. I feel very sad for the people that did not vote for him,but still have to listen to his ignorance and feel as though they have been raped by him once again. People never change,they only change how they show themselves to other people. We are what society made us to be,even if we try to run away from it.Hire a criminal to do a job and they will use what they have learned in their life to screw up everyone else while making themselves richer.If there is to be any justice or truth in Ukraine,let an European court and judges see all evidence against Yulia and evidence that might prove her innocence .Everyone in the world,including many lawyers outside of Ukraine know how unjust the courts are in Ukraine and will not work there if they have anything against buying a judge and police.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 12:12 a.m.    

This is nothing more than a horrible crime against independence and democracy in Ukraine...jailing the opposition on trumped up charges.

There are many things the West should do, but first they should disallow any visas to any who belong to this illegal and corrupt govt.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 1:23 a.m.    

Maybe Vitali K will get her out someday. Hope to god he wins the mayoral election. Her way isn't working at all, and Yanuk does not seem to care much about Western reactions.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 2:26 a.m.    

Everybody in Kharvok call the city Kharkov. Foreign spelling is not necessary.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 6:17 a.m.    

Be careful, matey. The demented diaspora may start a riot if you try to introduce such logical ideas into their small brains.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 5:30 a.m.    

&gt;70% of Ukrainians living IN UKRAINE do not care or they believe Tymoshenk was correctly convicted. Only the cheesehead Lviv diaspora who do NOT live in Ukraine are still howling about this. The longer she is silenced, the better. Hopefully a crackdown will occur if any protesters dream up a new color 'revolution'. It is high time some people are sent to the gulag or shot for their bourgeois &quot;nationalism'

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 6:56 a.m.    

Really sad that you have such a superiority complex, but most of the people who actually do not belong in Ukraine feel that way. We created a holodomor to get this land so we can tell the true Ukrainian people that we are now boss. Maybe try to help straighten out the mess in your motherland.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 5:31 a.m.    

&gt;70% of Ukrainians living IN UKRAINE do not care or they believe Tymoshenk was correctly convicted. Only the cheesehead Lviv diaspora who do NOT live in Ukraine are still howling about this. The longer she is silenced, the better. Hopefully a crackdown will occur if any protesters dream up a new color 'revolution'. It is high time some people are sent to the gulag or shot for their bourgeois &quot;nationalism'

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 5:57 a.m.    

Ukraine, the only country where nationalism or love of country is not allowed.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 9:40 a.m.    

She'll enjoy her spanking when she's naughty.

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