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Yanukovych: Talks with Tymoshenko possible only if she apologizes

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Feb. 12, 2010, 4:42 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Yanukovych does not rule out talks with current Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko provided that Tymoshenko publicly apologizes to him for the accusations.

Regions Party leader Victor Yanukovych does not rule out talks with current Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko provided that Tymoshenko publicly apologizes to him for the accusations she made during her election campaign. "Anyone, who refuses to negotiate with a politician who has millions of voters supporting her, would be stupid. [But] anyone beginning such negotiations without a public apology from Tymoshenko for what she said would have no honor," Yanukovych told Interfax-Ukraine on Feb. 12, when asked whether he would talk to Tymoshenko if she were to approach him.
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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 5:01 p.m.    

As usual Ukraine politics are back to where they were! Since none of the people concerned can get on with each other, it is virtually impossible to see how any government can work. Meanwhile, the country slowly sinks whilst the politians argue amongst themselves.

Since both sides were mud slinging and name calling pre election, I am not quite sure how Yanu really expects Yulia to apologise - and he knows she would never do that anyway, because he does not want to talk with her and vice versa....

Ukraine needs new political leaders who are more interested in the country than themselves.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 5:08 p.m.    

what, is Yanu 12 years old? That's politics boy... grow up.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 7:16 p.m.    

That is NOT European politics. Maybe US politics, but then don't come whining about joining the European Union.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 8:49 p.m.    

well, since EU looks to be falling apart at the seams, that's probably good advice.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 8:55 p.m.    

... and old allies seem to enjoy Europe (in thier opinion) going down. Ukraine, take some lessons from this: your super &quot;ally&quot; does not care. He will use you and forget you. Eh... but this has happened already. After the Orange regime change the US suddenly forgot about going to the bank to wire some money.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 9:44 p.m.    

two words... Marshall Plan.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 9:56 p.m.    

And that entitles you to invade countries illegally? The guys who died on European soil would be ashamed if they saw what is being done in their so called memory.

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Anonymous Feb. 18, 2010, 11:56 a.m.    

I guess Russia must have also gotten lost along the way to the bank also. They claim to want to help and to make mutually beneficial plans when really russia just wants to exploit Ukraine and take everything for itself.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 6:30 p.m.    

Timoshenko needs to bend down and kiss Yanukovich's boots for all the mean things she said about him. Realistically, she needs to get out of politics and back into the kitchen. Or since the idiotic diaspora loves her so much, she can get on the boat and join them.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 9:37 p.m.    

Did the West ever starve millions of Ukrainians, or send them off to Siberia. Check your history. Russians are a great people, its just that its government is based on thuggery and criminality. Historically Ukraine has always been desired for its assets. And whatever your background, if you like to be part of a cynical and corrupt system, then knock yourself out. The Diaspora has nothing to do with it. Millions fled the killings and wretched reality that was Ukraine in the past. And they are still leaving for a better life in the West. I don't see them running off to Moscow or the Russian countryside for a better life for themselves and their children. Hell if it was paradise there, more would immigrate than emigrate. Both T&amp;Y are old school corrupt types. Get some new blood in there and get some good governess for a change. It could even become a great country someday when all the thieves are gone behind bars. Its idiotic to support corrupt public servants who steal from the public purse, then live the good life at the expense of the Nation. Any Nation!

Oh yes and another point: If you are so down on the West, why did most of your so called Presidential candidates spent millions on Western and American Advisers, so that they could win the election. Whatever happened to the local brain trust. And why do your leaders hide their money in the West if its so messed up. Im simply for people anywhere on this dust bowl. Everyone deserves a good life devoid of political thieves sticking their hands in everyones pocket to simply enrich themselves. Ukraine deserves better

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2010, 12:52 a.m.    

Man do you have it right on the Russian government.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 7:24 p.m.    

Well, given that Yanu is both stupid and without honor, he should just get on with negotiations and move forward.... As cherkasy5 has previously asserted, there is little substantive difference between the two in terms of policy, so they should have no problems implementing some useful programmes.

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2010, 1:12 a.m.    

The western thieves and their orange slaves created the worst case of child alcoholism, prostitution, rampant corruption and worst economy slump unseen in any other former USSR country. All this under kleptomaniac oligarch Timoshenko corrupt reign of orange thievery and thuggery.

The braindead canukistan/yankistan disapra being traitors loved to see their compatriot fall too low and cheap, because the marauders exploited the Ukraine weakness to plunder and steal all they can with the help of the orange scumbags in power.

Now that the Ukraine people trashed the oranges and their western masters, the western thieves shed crocodile tears.

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2010, 9:30 a.m.    

And who act chilish now? Please act like an adul and use language like one.. No need to step in others path if you do not like their behaviour

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 10:12 p.m.    

Tymoshenko's taunts and gross personal insults against Yanukovich in the final days of the campaign were an embarrassment. She behaved literally like a 3rd grader. Tymo needs to be force-fed some common decency and dignity, since she will obviously never learn any on her own.

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Anonymous Feb. 12, 2010, 10:51 p.m.    

The games continue while the people watch and wait.

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2010, 9:47 a.m.    

the &quot;west&quot; made communism. Lenin was a Jew from Germany and Karl Marx is also a Jew from Germany. The Germans were westerns that killed million of Ukraine people in brutal ways. None of the communist dictators were Russian. They were mostly jews and georgians. Facts are facts

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Anonymous Feb. 13, 2010, 10:09 a.m.    

and clown is clown

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