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Yanukovych allies: Tymoshenko trying to pressure court

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March 30, 2010, 11:47 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The leadership of the majority coalition in Ukraine's parliament on Monday slammed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for allegedly trying to put pressure on the Constitutional Court in a bid to make it declare the coalition illegal. Tymoshenko had claimed at a briefing on Monday that Constitutional Court judges "get summoned one by one to representatives of Yanukovych" and are told to either give the go-ahead to the coalition or resign "with a decent pension and less significant posts."

"Today's statements by Yulia Tymoshenko, which she made on the eve of the first meeting of the Constitutional Court to consider the legitimacy of the coalition formed in parliament, amount to direct pressure on the judges. In her habitual manner, Tymoshenko slung mud on judges and politicians, injecting her regular share of lies and conflicts into the general atmosphere," the coalition leadership said in a statement released by the Party of Regions.

For the several weeks it has been in office, the administration of President Viktor Yanukovych has shown coordination and unanimity, the statement said. "Tymoshenko is making an attempt to ruin this unanimity," it said.
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Anonymous March 30, 2010, 4:38 p.m.    

"Tymoshenko is making an attempt to ruin this unanimity,"

That is so funny.

Is it an honest "unanimity" or is it a coup?

This coalition appears to me to have no concern for "constitutional" issues.

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Anonymous March 30, 2010, 4:41 p.m.    

No all Yanocovytch has shown is that he is very good at manipulating the rules. If it is legal he should have nothing to worry about of the courts outcome. Yulia is out of power now so the POR should have nothing to worry about her unless they know what they have organized is illegal.It seems POR is very worried. So they might be illegal.

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Anonymous March 30, 2010, 5:41 p.m.    

***slammed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for allegedly trying to put pressure on the Constitutional Court in a bid TO MAKE IT DECLARE the coalition illegal*** --- IT IS ILLEGAL : among different prominent experts and observers as A.J.Motyl, Taras Kuzio, Anders Aslund who in their articles bring world's attention to this matter, here is another example &quot;from within&quot; -- proUA proves that on March 11 when new coalition was announced, it didn't even have claimed 235 signatures - but only 213 as Rada itself by its resolutions on March 11 and 12 stopped 22 mandates so, no, they didn't even have &quot;majority&quot; to start with!!!

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Anonymous March 30, 2010, 10:33 p.m.    

Relax Ukrainians!! If you vote a criminal into power what do you expect? He can use your money to buy any-one he wants. Judges are cheap! There are not many who are opposed to yanyk.... They will either resign, accept a healthy bribe or fall under a truck. Life is not complicated under a muscovite led mafioso government!

The problem now is how to get rid of the filth that has invaded the government....

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