Yanukovych: National interest should be the same for all politicians

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June 17, 2011, 8:49 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Bratislava, June 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that he will not allow opposition members to pose obstacles to the country's EU integration aspirations. "If it is European integration, then how can it be so that the government is trying to speed up EU integration processes and make them better and more effective, whereas the opposition is preventing this movement? This won't happen," he said at a Slovak-Ukrainian business forum in Bratislava on Friday.

Yanukovych said that the national interest and the principles of national pragmatism in international relations should be the same for all politicians.

He noted that the public policy would also be the same for all regions in the country.

Yanukovych said that such a policy would create equal conditions for all regions, giving them an opportunity and motivation for development.

"Denationalization and the decentralization of power in favor of the regions is also the policy that we will hold in the near future," he said.
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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 9 p.m.    

When did Yanukonvict become an advocate for European intergration!It was never his policy and became interested only when he realised that no aid will be forthcoming from Europe if he doesn't adopt this path. European intergration has always been the porogative of the opposition which they maintained when in power and still do today. Yanukovich is lying and making excuses when blaming the opposition for lack of progress!Who's believing him anyway!

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 9 p.m.    

Yanu has right, Tymoschenko and her people try to sabotage the EU-integration of our country.

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Anonymous June 18, 2011, 7:15 p.m.    

No, that's the truth. The oppposition can only protest.

We need the Agreement with Europe to be more independent from Russia. In my opinion, the people of tymoschenko try to sabotage our Integration into the E.U.

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Anonymous June 19, 2011, 4:13 p.m.    

What has she done to impede integration? This is charge without substance. Typical administration lie.

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 9:12 p.m.    

national interest should be the same.......OK CANCEL THE KARKHIV AGREEMENT, this is a national interest and ask the right price for the factories selled from you to russia,like the locomotive factory etc. etc.

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 9:39 p.m.    

In the national interest, Ukrainians should vote Yanukovych out of office.

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Anonymous June 18, 2011, 8:54 p.m.    

How are they going to be accepted into the EU with their current level of corruption?

Not only are they in speed mode to prosecute anyone who threatens this corrupt leadership, but they have no honest and fair judicial system.

I keep wondering why he keeps talking about integration with the EU. He knows that at the current level of corruption, the EU will not move forward with them...and I don't see him or this illegal and corrupt govt doing anything to change that...or their hold on power.

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Anonymous June 19, 2011, 5:26 a.m.    

How long are the Ukrainian people going to listen to the lies of Yanuk.

His gov't is so corrupt, the EU will never accept Ukraine.......and now he tries to blame the opposition.......

People wake up,,,,,how much sh-t does he shove down your throat before you react???



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Anonymous June 19, 2011, 7:35 a.m.    

Dear Mr President,

If the 'national interest' should be the same for all politicians - then fair and equal treatment under the law should also be the same for all politicians.

Europe has already negatively judged you on this issue - and will never allow Ukraine to integrate with the EU while your Government continues to play politics with the law and system of justice in Ukraine.

Your empty words are not credible, and it is you - not the opposition who sabotage Ukraine's ongoing integration with the rest of Europe.

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Anonymous June 19, 2011, 6:08 p.m.    

dear president national interests are no to enrich your son with imf money,that money are for make a better ukraine and not only to enrich your friends,and the ukrainians people has to pay the debt for the money that you stolen,you have to explain to the ukrainian people where your son found the money for to be so rich

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Anonymous June 19, 2011, 11 p.m.    

For someone who is nominally pro-Russian Yanu has sure benefitted from the seizing the heights of the

Ukrainian state. If he wants to maintain his gains he'll have to keep his Ukrainian cloak on to the point of becoming Ukrainian in fact because he's reached the point of no return in terms of claiming his European

democratic intentions. An about face in this regard would be very hard to explain and he'd have no where

else to turn to but Russia.

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