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Yanukovych says good governance depends on involvement of civil society

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Sept. 23, 2011, 1:44 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that efficient governance depends on the involvement of civil society in this process. Yanukovych said this in an interview with reporters in New York on Thursday, according to the president's press service.

"We went down this road. The efficiency of public administration also depends on the degree of involvement of the civil society into this process," the president said.

The president recalled that Ukraine supported the U.S.-Brazil initiative Open Government Partnership.

Yanukovych said that the initiative involves the development of civil society, engaging citizens in the state administration.

Besides, the Ukrainian president said the authorities needed to timely inform the public of its intentions and plans, and then report about their implementation.
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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 2:12 p.m.    

Just a bunch of talk coming out of the mouth of the Tyrant because he does just the opposite in the way he runs the regime. He tries to make himself look good with spitting out a bunch of lies but the international community knows him too well to believe such words. This is why there is civil unrest starting to take place in Ukraine today. His Party of Looters are very secretive as to how they pass bills on reform that the public never gets an opportunity to have some input. He has no understanding of what efficient government is because his government is based on fraud and corruption.

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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 2:54 p.m.    

Civil society requires freedom of press, freedom of speech. When people are denied the right to assembly and journalists are hustled away, Ukraine has neither. Yanukcockroach is a liar. What is really astounding is that he stands up there thinking people believe him.

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Anonymous Sept. 24, 2011, 2:04 p.m.    

One question, do you believe that spitting on Russian speaker in western Ukraine conveys that BYUT supporters believe in freedom of speech, knowing the fact that POR doesnt do that either? Either accept your brother Ukrainian as he is or just drop dead.The problem is not from Yanuk only, it is from Tymo. I always say this hoping I get a positive feedback from someone. Democracy is based on leaving a person as he is, Yanuk does not respect that, neither does Tymo.

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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 8:19 p.m.    

There is no such thing as Freedom of press. It is an invention of the media. The issue is freedom of speech. The mdies has no special rights above and beyond that of the people. They are not elected officals. They are ofetn self appointed otr empolyer appointed acting on instructions of those who pay thier bills.

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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 9:43 p.m.    

Freedom of the press deals with the government's authority to control the press. It prohibits state monopoly and censorship.

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Anonymous Sept. 24, 2011, 2:55 a.m.    

The concept of freedom of the press is built on the right of Free speech. There is no right of freedom of the press.

Freedom of the Press does not even get a mention in the UN declaration of Human rights.

The press have no additional rights above and beyond that of every individual. The press are not elected representatives of society. Just because someone claims they are a member fo the press does not grant then and additional rights or privilege.

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Anonymous Sept. 24, 2011, 10:01 p.m.    

No,,,,whats really astounding, is that he keeps spouting lies,and sh-ting all over the Constitution and the people ,,,and the people sit and do nothing!!

Wake up......people

Does Ukraine need someone from Libya to show them how to get rid of a corrupt leader????

WAKE UP!!!

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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 6:59 p.m.    

Good governance depends on how fast we can send the dictator to jail!

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Anonymous Sept. 24, 2011, 2:51 a.m.    

Good governance and democracy is dependent on the states ability to provide effective representation and its ability to act in the interest of the people of Ukraine. Ukraine has to take collective resoponsibility for its won actions and ogvedrnance. It must stop being subject to the good will and actions of a single individual.

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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 7:30 p.m.    

He reminds me of a criminal when he gets out of jail or is up for parole. They always know what they have to say to make a good impression. They know the talk but will they walk the walk? Very unlikely, Yanukcockroach is too criminally minded to change. We need roach kickers and as it is in real life with roaches it won't be easy.

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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 8:16 p.m.    

Good governance depedns on te ability of the government to represent the people. Ukraine needs to remove presidential power and authority. Only under a parliamnetray system of government can Ukraine achive good representative governance

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Anonymous Sept. 23, 2011, 10:26 p.m.    

Yanukalin keeps peddling his lies,,,,,,,and the people of Ukraine sit on their asses and do nothing.......

If the people don;t protest......then they deserve YANUKS Style of governance .......which is Stalins style........no one complainss.......then don't complain when YANUK sends you to Sibera......as Stalin did with your parents........

PROTEST AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP OF YANUK......

IF YOU DON'T.....THEN YOU WILL BE LIVING IN SIBERIA...........

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Anonymous Sept. 24, 2011, 2:48 a.m.    

REMOVE POWER AND AUTHORITY FROM THE PRESIDENT

ADOPT A FULL PARLIAMENTARY MODEL OF GOVERNANCE IN LINE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE AND THE VENICE COMMISSION

AS LONG AS UKRAINE REMAINS BEHOLDEN TO PRESIDENTIAL RULE AND ATHOURITY IT WILL NEVER BE A FREE INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC STATE

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Anonymous Sept. 24, 2011, 4:30 p.m.    

Translation:

&quot;We will keep sending our paramilitary police, Berkut, to confiscate t-shirts, so that people don't see the slogan that criticizes me, Yanukockroach - СПАСИБО ЖИТЕЛЯМ ДОНБАССА ЗА ПРЕЗИДЕНТА АНАНАСССССА.

We will keep arresting people and putting them in jail if they criticize me, Yanukockroach.

That way, the civil society will be involved in jail, while I can walk around my stolen $300 million mansion, Mezhihirya, and efficiently fly around in my heliopters and jets.&quot;

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Anonymous Sept. 24, 2011, 9:54 p.m.    

This moron called Yanuk , has it ass backwards, (the idiot) as does IntUkr, they have their head so far up Yanuks backside,,,they can't even get this right, the sovoks......

A civil society depends on good governance.

Yanuk has no idea what good governance is. To him it means &quot;How much can I steal before they shoot me&quot;

It is governments duty to lead and provide good governance, as is done in the west.

How much longer are the people going to let this moron sh-t all over them.????

Please people.....WAKE UP!!!

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Anonymous Sept. 25, 2011, 9:49 a.m.    

I wonder if he shows that finger to civil society. I would not be surprised.

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