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Yanukovych: Opposition shows ideological and political emptiness

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March 18, 2012, 9:09 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
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The opposition's actions have showed its emptiness, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych has said. Explaining the need for fundamental reforms to his party members at the 13th congress of the Regions Party in Kyiv on Mar. 17, Yanukovych noted that reforms should not been delayed.

The president said the previous government left the devastated economy, huge debts, as well as the threat to the holding of the Euro 2012 European Football Championship in Ukraine.

"The main political conditions for modernization are efficient power and stable situation in the country. Today we have both," he said.
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harley March 18, 2012, 4:07 p.m.    

Sorry, mr. president, but there are a couple other things necessary for modernization; of course first you must have rule of law, not rule by oligarchy. 2nd you must have a commitment to democracy and 3rd you need to actually want to better the lives of the average person. Also you need to actually have an understanding of how a well-functioning government and economy work; you can't rely on old ideas that didn't work for the soviet union either.

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Roman Dawydiak March 18, 2012, 6:47 p.m.    

Well said Harley. There are also a few other key attributes that could be added. The demonstration of honesty and integrity by the Head of State shoud set an example for others to follow. Nepotism and self aggrandizement must be avoided. Political vengeance carried out in a criminal fashion against one's opponents only underlines a primitive character. Arrogance and the unwillingness to listen meaningfully to other points of view only exacerbates resentment. I am very sorry Vitya, but you have been a tragic failure. You have unwittingly written a poor epitaph.

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David Willcox March 18, 2012, 11:21 p.m.    

Leader of the Nation?...or a scared little mouse...talk is cheap fatboy...as you try to use what little money Ukraine has left to bribe the people you call fools....As with Gadaffi,you will feel the peoples anger of a once mighty warrior nation....yOUR CORRUPT OFFICIALS DAYS ARE NUMBERED...JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED UKRAINE STYLE

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AL BALA March 19, 2012, 4:33 a.m.    

Yanukovych promised to make Russian the second official language

This was stated in an exclusive interview with Russian news agency ITAR-TASS President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych's upcoming visit to Moscow.

http://tsn.ua/politika/yanukovich-poobicyav-zrobiti-rosiysku-movu-drugoyu-derzhavnoyu.html

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AL BALA March 19, 2012, 4:45 a.m.    

Rep of Russian Church Can See Good Changes in Ukraine Under Rule of Yanukovych

http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/orthodox/moscow_patriarchy/45801/

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