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Tymoshenko still ready to run for president

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Dec. 10, 2010, 4:18 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Leader of the Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko says she has not abandoned the idea of becoming the president of Ukraine. "I would like to leave behind something that cannot be counted in money, positions, or powers. This has to be my contribution to development of my country. As for the presidency, it depends on the state's decision," the opposition politician said in an interview with the Korrespondent Magazine.

She added: "A person should not make positions, money or something else the aim of his or her life. Because there are important moments when you think: what do I leave behind? Is my family happy and reliable? My family is reliable and beloved, but it never was happy, because we never see each other."

Tymoshenko said she felt sorry her family was deprived of attention due to her political activity.

"We never were together for real, because my life was always connected with political and public activity," she said.

At the presidential election in 2010 Tymoshenko was the main rival of the current Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Today she is a leading opposition figure.

The next presidential election is to take place in 2015.
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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 4:22 p.m.    

Well, so far, as Prime Minister you left behind a disaster.

Do us all and you family a favor and spend all the time you have left with them and make them very happy in your company and make us very happy without it.

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 4:27 p.m.    

&quot;Yulia Tymoshenko says she has not abandoned the idea of becoming the president of Ukraine.&quot;

Fortunately, Ukraine has abandoned the idea of Yulia Tymoshenko as president of Ukraine.

Yatseniuk seems like the only realistic opposition party leader left worthy considering voting for.

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 5:31 p.m.    

&quot;poor&quot; &quot;poor&quot; woman....

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 6:39 p.m.    

julia go ahed west is with you,you are the only good future for ukrainian people and ukrainian sovereignity,all eu want you president of ukraine,for freedom and wellness and development of your people and your beautiful country,west is ready to invest money but not with russian occupation........force julia and force ukraine

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 8:02 p.m.    

Thankfully the west doesn't vote in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 6:47 p.m.    

Sometimes a nation has to make a decision between bad or worse....

Would Ukraine be better off with Yanuk being re-elected,,,,,or giving Yulia another chance.?

She and Yushchenko did blow it, ....but the consience of the Ukrainian people has changed,,,,and they are not putting up with any more authorotarian rule,,,,,,,,so she knows,,,that she must produce positive results for the nation.

Her ego is big,,,,so big that she doesn't want to go down in history as a failure.......but rather as someone who brought Ukraine into a workable democracy, that is respected in the world communtiy.

Maybe she should be given another chance.?

BLESS UKRAINE!!

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 8:01 p.m.    

No. Her time has been and gone.

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 7:01 p.m.    

Yulia can't be any worse than Yanuk with his merry band of russophiles.

Hopefully within the next year or so....a person will emerge that doesn't have the baggage that Yanuk and Yulia are burdened with.

Ukraine desperately needs fresh and independent minded faces who want to work for the good of the country. That may be a tall order...but both Yanuk and Yulia are disasters. I'd like to see both Yanuk and Yulia take a permanent vacation.

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 8 p.m.    

Yatseniuk or possibly Tigipko are the only two with any form of drive, new idea and relevant experience in top level jobs when it comes to the next generation.

Both of these have &quot;issues&quot; as well, however of them all, I would say Yatseniuk would be the best option. Unfortunately he stands very little chance of being anything other than an opposition force in in a shaky coalition in the future.

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2010, 8:45 p.m.    

Tigipko is just a clone of Yanukovich!

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Anonymous Dec. 11, 2010, 9:12 a.m.    

The best with Yulia is that she is from true UKRAINIAN family and only a REAL UKRAINIAN must be president of the best country.

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Anonymous Dec. 11, 2010, 1:17 p.m.    

Not a hope.

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Anonymous Dec. 11, 2010, 9:13 p.m.    

If she is 'not a hope'.....

then who.....Yanuk again???

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Anonymous Dec. 16, 2010, 4:26 p.m.    

Wow - there are quite a few Ukranians from true Ukranian families. That's a lot of candidates for President.

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