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Yushchenko attributes his low popularity ratings to adherence to his principles

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Nov. 28, 2009, 8:50 p.m. | Politics — by Ukrainian News
President Viktor Yushchenko, who is a candidate in the 2010 presidential elections, has said that his popularity ratings are currently low compared with his popularity ratings at the beginning of his presidency because of his adherence to his principles. Yuschenko was speaking during the "Big Politics" program on the Inter television channel on November 27.

Yuschenko said that he was not one of those politicians that betrayed their convictions because they cared about their popularity ratings.

In particular, he said that he has remained loyal to his conviction that it is necessary for Ukraine to participate in the European collective security system, in the country's language policy, his commitment to creation of a single local church, and issues of history throughout his presidency.

Yuschenko also said that the proportion of Ukrainians that support accession of the country to NATO has increased from 14% to 33% during his presidency.

Yuschenko said he believed that that the country would be thrown back if he was not reelected as president and if his policies were not continued.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, 35.6% of the respondents in a poll that the Research & Branding Group conducted from November 17 to 25 said they would vote for the Party of the Regions' leader Viktor Yanukovych, 17.9% said they would vote for Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and 3.9% said they would vote for Yuschenko if presidential elections were held during that period.
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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 8:58 p.m.    

I agree with him. The history will show that he was a good president for Ukraine. But for now, people will elect someone who will promise a quick fix, not a long-term reform.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 10:28 p.m.    

Yes, all other politicians are corrupt populists but our President is a true patriot and visionary who should be reelected. He has done mistakes as all of us have but he is still the only honest and people-serving politician in Ukraine. If he only was able to fulfill his vision we would live in a much better country. Shame on Tymoshenko and Yanukovych and to people who follow and vote them like sheep. Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy!

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 10:42 p.m.    

Are you kidding? Yushchenko hates Ukraine. He is a paid agent of CIA. He works for Banderovskie "diaspora" in Canada and the U.S. He has ruined Ukraine and wasted his time and country resources on inflaming the nationalism.

I am ashamed of having such president. Timoshenko and Yanukovich certainly are not angels, but they would be better for me and my family than Yushchenko. Cannot wait for that "padonok" to go away.

Yush = Durak

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 1:46 a.m.    

Exactly what time and resources were "wasted" on inflaming nationalism... Opening up the FSB's archives to expose the truth about the holodomor? Pointing out the fact that the UPA were the ONLY force fighting for an independant Ukraine during WW2? If these facts are too uncomfortable for you to handle then I supppose any reference to actual history vs the usual KGB spin would be viewed as a waste of time. But that would make you the durak, not him.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 3:27 a.m.    

UPA fought for Nazis, let's not forget this one simple fact. Heil Hitler, banderlog!

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 4:26 a.m.    

UPA fought to rid Ukraine of its red oppresor.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 6:29 a.m.    

Yeah, good one. Go tell it to the prosecutors of John Demjanjuk. That's why he tortured all those people to death. All in the name of freedom.

The most tyrannical and brutal things in the world are often done in the name of "freedom". Al Qaida, UPA, Kommisars, etc., etc. They are all evil.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 6:41 a.m.    

Nationalism is an evil force. Anti democratic institutionalized hatred. It not difference then the US KKK or the SS

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 4:22 p.m.    

It's an evil force to those who try to suppress national identity and subjugate freedom.

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Anonymous Nov. 30, 2009, 5:46 p.m.    

Yeah, your buddy Demjanjuk, really tried to upheld the 'national identity' when he threw people in the gas chamber. So did the rest of the banderlog dogs who licked Nazis' asses and served the Third Reich.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 7:14 a.m.    

Demjanjuk was a Red Army Soldier, he did not belong to UPA. Your ignorance is really showing on this one.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 6:39 a.m.    

UPA are war criminals and should be charged as such. They were not fighting to defend Ukraine they were fighting against Ukraine and for the Nazis. They were anti semitic racists who regually went on Progams killing sprees

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 7:11 a.m.    

Is that why he was aquited by the Israeli Supreme Court? Durak!

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 7:12 a.m.    

Nuremburg trials found no quilt on the side of UPA soldiers. The real crimes commited have been brushed under the carpet by the Kremlin.

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Anonymous Nov. 30, 2009, 8:05 p.m.    

Indeed lets not forget. Instead lets ask ourselves what would inspire Slavs to take up arms against their own government alongside Teutonic invaders? The answer is that their government was WORSE THAN THE NAZIS. Which explains whay the germans were greeted as liberators across the ENTIRE territory of Ukraine. UPA fought to rid Ukraine of the Genocidal regime imposed on it from the Kremlin.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 4:22 a.m.    

You shouldnt be ashamed, chornyvolk, you're a Russian from Toronto.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 4:25 a.m.    

A true patriot, who in 6 months time will be missed by Ukraine and Ukrainians. The man truely cares for his country above all else.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 11:05 p.m.    

Obviously he is a man with very few principles. Yushchenko is a failed president and has only himself to blame for his own policies and actions. His fall from grace could not be so dramatic. He has betrayed Ukraine and all those who supported him. He espouses the words of democracy yet his policies and actions are undemocratic.

in 2005 he commanded the support of 52% of the Ukrainian people. Today he has less then 4%. Where as before he was the toast of the "free world" and nominated for a Nobel Prize, now the US President, Barack Obamaa would not meet with him when he visited the United states

He was the main catalysts for the collapse of the Orange revolution.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 6:44 a.m.    

Yushenko is already noted in the h9istory books as the worst president in Ukraine's history. in less then two months time Ukraine will be free from his antidemocratic policies. At less then 4% Yushenko is the worlds least supported head of state. The fact that there is four candidates from his own party running against him says a lot.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 8:06 p.m.    

History books printed in Moscow im sure.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 11:42 p.m.    

Most Ukrainian books are actually published and printed in Moscow. Ukraine must develop its publishing industry in order to fix this problem

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2009, 11:12 p.m.    

Correction:

Yushchenko is listed at 3.5% (November 17 to 25) according to Research and Branding. (Where did KP get their data from)

В. Янукович 32.40

Ю. Тимошенко 16.30

А. Яценюк 6.10

В. Литвин 4.50

С. Тигипко 4.40

П. Симоненко 3.80

В. Ющенко 3.50

http://www.rb.com.ua/rus/politics/polls/5558/source.html

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 4:21 a.m.    

R&B, the Donetsk, pro Yanukovich sociological research center. Yeah, I believe that bunch of crap.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 6:35 a.m.    

LOL It neverd cease to amuse how quick Yushchenko supporters are to claim that all polls are rigged. I have news for you the R&B poll reflects the same results that all other polls including the President's own think tank.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 5:22 a.m.    

Yushchenko wife Kateryna is US citizen and "former" employee of the US State department (read current CIA operative). The whole Yushchenko clan is sold and bought to present the interests of their US handlers and not the interests of the Ukraine people. The only "principles" Yushchenko persues is growing a brown nose on the US behinds and THIS IS WHY he is the most despised politician with popularity even lower than Bush had, heh, heh, heh :D

Kateryna Mykhaylivna Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Катерина Михайлівна Ющенко) (born Katherine Chumachenko on September 1, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois; father: Mikhailo (1917-1998); mother: Sofia (1927- )) is the current and second wife of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko. She is Ukrainian who was born in the U.S. and a former official with the U.S. State Department.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 7:33 a.m.    

start the Bolshevik revolution!..

oops...

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 7:46 a.m.    

I guess many do not realize that under Mr. Yushchenko many of you now have to right to express your opinions openly. Maybe it should be back to a muzzled press and populace. I suppose the Russian intruders in the country do not like to be reminded of their brutal history. And the Ukrainians cannot forget it.

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Anonymous Dec. 1, 2009, 12:26 a.m.    

A great example of that is what happened to the prosecutor in Yushchenko's 'poisoning' case. When she spoke out against pressures from president's staff to fabricate the case, of the total lack of any evidence, suggesting that Yushchenko in fact has been poisoned by a third party, and his complete manipulation of this whole entire story, she was fired from her job. She is not alone. Yushchenko has used it as a witch-hunt against his political opponents all through his presidency. It's easier now to name the people who have not been accused of it, rather than naming all the 'suspects' that have been named at different periods. They all differ, based on Orange thieves' political preferences. Right now, it's not surprising at all that Yushchenko, hoping to raise his pathetic approval ratings is trying to accuse a bad old Mother Russia of poisoning him. What a miserable, pathetic, lying, cheating, scumbag.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 8:52 a.m.    

What are Yushchenko's principles: nationalistic hate, thievery, lying, and incompetence?

Good riddance, orange lenin!

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 3:48 p.m.    

Even Yushenko knows he isn't going to win the presidency, so I find it very amusing that the KGB still insists on paying trolls to post anti-Yushenko diatribes. It's even more hilarious when those trolls are posting their rubbish on a site whose visitors are mostly non-Ukrainian and cannot vote anyway.

Russian trolls: you practice propaganda like your country builds cars. You are the Volgas of political rhetoric. Heh heh heh.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 11:53 p.m.    

As a neutral bystander, it does not make any sense that anybody on here is being paid to "troll" (Especially by the Russian govermnent that can not even afford to adequately equip its military). People posting on here are mostly wasting their time getting into pissing contests when they should be doing things more productive. Now please excuse me, my wife is yelling at me to take out the garbage.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 6:10 p.m.    

Lenin bolshevic revolution was financed by the USA, so does the Yushchenko orange revolution. His CIA operative wife makes sure that the orange traitot toes the line of his masters, while the Ukraine rots in thievery and corruption. No wonder orange orange Ukraine is worse even than Albania in terms of poverty, corruption and lack of democracy - the orange kleptomaniacs follow diligently their US masters in lies, hypocrisy, crash & burn and much like their US beggar masters need handouts to survive, heh, heh, heh :D

Kateryna Mykhaylivna Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Катерина Михайлівна Ющенко) (born Katherine Chumachenko on September 1, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois; father: Mikhailo (1917-1998); mother: Sofia (1927- )) is the current and second wife of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko. She is Ukrainian who was born in the U.S. and a former official with the U.S. State Department.

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Anonymous Nov. 29, 2009, 8:04 p.m.    

Almost too stupid to respond to..Bolshevik revolution financed by USA?... Wow, what have you been smoking? Repeating a stupid diatribe only increases it's stupidity. Ukraine, even in it's current economic crisis, ranks highter than KGBstan in terms of corruption.

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Anonymous Nov. 30, 2009, 6:09 p.m.    

Since the early 1920s, numerous pamphlets and articles, even a few books, have sought to forge a link between "international bankers" and "Bolshevik revolutionaries." Rarely have these attempts been supported by hard evidence, and never have such attempts been argued within the framework of a scientific methodology

Fortunately, the State Department Decimal File, particularly the 861.00 section, contains extensive documentation on the hypothesized link. When the evidence in these official papers

is merged with nonofficial evidence from biographies, personal papers, and conventional histories, a truly fascinating story emerges. We find there was a link between some New York international bankers and many revolutionaries, including Bolsheviks. These banking gentlemen — who are here identified —

had a financial stake in, and were rooting for, the success of the Bolshevik Revolution.

http://www.jrbooksonline.com/PDF_Books/WallStreetCommieRevolution.pdf

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Anonymous Nov. 30, 2009, 7:40 p.m.    

To say that "New York International Bankers", which are private entities, supported the bolsheviks is quite a different statement than to say that the "USA" did so as a matter of state policy... Put down the crack pipe and get a job, you'll be happier for it.

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Anonymous Dec. 1, 2009, 2:15 a.m.    

LOL, think again :D

Dear Mr. President:

I am in sympathy with the Soviet form of government as that best suited for the Russian people...

Letter to President Woodrow Wilson (October 17, 1918) from William Lawrence Saunders, chairman, Ingersoll-Rand Corp.; director, American International Corp.; and deputy chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Anonymous Nov. 30, 2009, 2:46 a.m.    

The facts speak for themselves. Yushenkso support has slimed from 52% in 2005 to below 4% today. Where as once he was the toast of town and nominated for a Nobel prize today not been the SU president will meet with him when he visited New York. 83% of the Ukrainian population will not vote for him. He is unelectable. A real loser. He claim to fame now being the worlds least supported head of state up there with idi armin

Yushchenko has nooone to blame but himself

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Anonymous Dec. 1, 2009, 5:52 p.m.    

The orange US quisling Yushchenko is very popular with the Ukraine people because his US-made "principles" created the worse corruption and daylight robbery of the Ukraine people wealth by the orange cabal.

Yushchenko's Ukraine produced massive number of immigrants running out of the orange craphole abroad to sell themselves in order to support their impoverished families. Almost 7 MILLION ukrainians fled the country.

Europe > Ukraine > Immigration

UKRAINIAN IMMIGRATION STATS:

Immigrants as percentage of state population 14.7%

Number of immigrants 6,833,000

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/up-ukraine/imm-immigration

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