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Yanukovych: No pressure should be placed on Ukrainians during parliamentary elections

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Aug. 14, 2012, 4:01 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine


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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that necessary conditions should be created to hold fair and democratic parliamentary elections in 2012.

"I am calling on you to give people a chance and create conditions for people to make their choice. We should not place pressure on people," Yanukovych said at a meeting with officials in Sevastopol on Tuesday, according to the president's press service.

The president stressed that the authorities should be open to people, so that Ukrainians could trust them.

Yanukovych said that the authorities should analyze the situation in the country and sum up the results of their work over the recent period.

"People should be informed about them [the results], they have to know the truth, they are waiting for it," the president said.

The parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be held on October 28, 2012.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 14, 2012, 7:33 p.m.    

Vitya speaks with a forked tongue. He says one thing and then he proceeds to do the opposite. This fat viper's biggest problem is the total lack of any credibility.

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blueriver Aug. 14, 2012, 8:50 p.m.    

Yes Mr. Yanukovych this is what Putin tells you to do.....Oh or is it the team of experts you pay millions of tax payers money for Public Relations ?

Mr President (puke) which one is it ?

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 17, 2012, 5:22 a.m.    

Vitya conducts much of his public relations with the use of the SBU and the PGO. The people of Ukraine are more than used to these old Soviet type tactics of an attempt to intimidate voters. The biggest problem facing Vitya and his gang of POR mobsters is that the average person does not fear them as they did before. This will be crucial in the upcoming elections.

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