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Western Information Agency: Yushchenko and Yanukovych are playing ball

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Dec. 4, 2009, 11:22 p.m. |

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych

President Yushchenko and opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych are coordinating their actions in their attempts to topple the Tymoshenko cabinet, Vice Premier Oleksandr Turchynov told The Profil Dec. 4. “All the moves of Yushchenko and Yanukovych in the past 6 months have been coordinated. Look, how in unison they vote in VR. Their provocations and digs against the cabinet are completely synchronized,” Turchynov stressed. Click here to read more.
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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2009, 11:36 p.m.    

A great picture showing two of the criminal elite of Ukraine.

Why aren't they both in a hard labor camp for the next five years where they might finally do some good for the country?

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2009, 12:32 a.m.    

Dude, this is 2009. There aren't ant hard labor camps anymore.

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2009, 4:13 a.m.    

Dud,

With thieves such as these two, don't you think there should be? Throw in Timoshenko, the Council of Ministers, the presidential secretariat and of course the criminal Rada and hard labor camps of the gulag-type for them is the only option.

By the way, there are "Corrective-Labor Institutions" still in Ukraine or don't you know that? They are not gulags but they are also not pleasant places.

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2009, 9:13 p.m.    

Who doesn't steal in Ukraine??? It's embedded in the culture.

Of course nobody wants to think of him or herself as a thief, but in order to fix the problem one has to recognize that the problem in itself exists.

In no way I want to paint Yushchenko as a perfect leader, but he is the best Ukraine has had so far. Do you truly think that among those who are running for a post today is not going to steal (which also needs to be defined because what is stealing for one, is the rightful gain for another).

That's why I think that people's mentality needs to change. It's a gradual process. It takes generations, not some miserable 5 years...

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2009, 12:44 a.m.    

Yushchenko has been working against Ukraine's best interest from day one. He was the wrong choice and the wrong man for the job. His on.y achievement was to destabilise Ukraine destroy the hopes and aspirations of the Ukrainian people and undermine any effort towards Ukraine becomming a democratic state., He espouses the words of democracy but his actions and policies are anything but democratic.

Yushenko betrayed the orange coalition and all those who supported his election.

In 2006 following the March Parliamentary election Yushchenko was actively pursing a governing coalition with Party of Regions.

In 2007 when he dismissed the previous parliament his intention and aim was to remove the then governing coalition from power and again try and win sufficient number of seats where Our Ukraine with Party of Regions could held the balance and could enter into a coalition agreement with Party of Regions. Problem was Our Ukraine did not again support and they fell short of holding the balance of power.

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2009, 2:29 a.m.    

I maybe biased, but compared to any other previous Ukrainian leader Yushchenko is the hero. He doesn't go and dance in front of his Big neighbor who obviously wants to see that from a Ukrainian leader.

Yushchenko has raised a good issue about Ukrainian identity, patriotism, and history. Look at any economically and politically advanced country and you'll see that this is in the core of any of these countries' success.

Yushchenko may not be popular, but he works for a long-term success, not some quick fix that some Ukrainian politicians offer.

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Gene Nelson Dec. 5, 2009, 4:12 a.m.    

I agree with you that Yush did do some things such as a free press and more democracy. For many, yes, he is a hero. Sadly, I don't believe he did them for the good of Ukraine. I believe he did them because he had to to have good relations with the West...and for him and his oligarchs to gain financially. If you look at the requirements for good relations with the West, it usually involves the minimums that Yush gave Ukraine.

Free press...it is much better than it used to be and no democracy thrives without it. However...and sadly...the president's family is kept out of it, even when they shouldn't.

Democracy...he showed me his thoughts on democracy when he sent the secret service to invade the corporate offices of Naftgaz with men in black, armor and face mask...not to mention automatic weapons. Of course, we shouldn't forget how hard he tried to protect the very corrupt gas intermediaries. There's more...not to mention Vanco...but that's enough for now.

Yush does not work for the long-term success of Ukraine. He is like the rest of those corrupt soviet type leaders in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2009, 5:11 a.m.    

Your absolutely correct Petrik, its refreshing to see that there are indeed other Ukrainians who have the intelligence to separate the fact from Himno.

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2009, 7:28 p.m.    

Ukraine needs new, young and honest politicians! Tymoshenko included!

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2009, 8:03 p.m.    

Whatever, Turchinov is Yulia Tymoshenko Jr. Like Tymo, his arguments lack substance, and he has nothing to say that has not already been said.

But if Yuschenko is indeed supporting Yanukovich, then i say, good for him. Faced with a choice between two evils, Yuschenko, who only the most deluded individuals would deny is a true patriot of Ukraine, has made his choice in what he believes to be the best interest of the nation.

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Anonymous Dec. 8, 2009, 2:11 a.m.    

Yushchenko has caused more harm then good the negatives have outweighed the positives. His policies were divisive not constructive. Be betrayed Ukraine and tall those that supported his election. If they were positive he would not be on 3.5% support.

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