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Deutsche Welle: How Ukraine takes a page from Russia's book

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Aug. 3, 2012, 9:52 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Deutsche Welle

Opposition party activists hold a giant national flag as riot policemen stand guard during a protest in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv on July 30, 2012.
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Observers say Ukraine is becoming more and more like Russia - less democracy, more authoritarianism. President Viktor Yanukovych seems to be inspired by President Vladimir Putin - but the comparison only goes so far

This Sunday, Aug. 5, Yulia Tymoshenko will have spent one year in jail. That was when the former Ukrainian prime minister was arrested, before she was later sentenced to seven years in jail following a controversial trial. The Ukrainian judiciary convicted her of abuse of office for signing gas contracts with Russia.

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kpxoxol Aug. 3, 2012, 6:34 p.m.    

"Observers say Ukraine is becoming more and more like Russia"

Good for Ukraine - Russia wealth and power grew significantly, while the western idiots are BROKE & STAGNANT, heh, heh, heh :D

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from eu Aug. 3, 2012, 8:43 p.m.    

dear kpxoxol YOU ARE COMPLETE BLIND AND STUPID,if russia wealth and power grew.....why we still have hundreds thousands of russia working in eu and russia seamen sailing on eu ships??'????the day that russia has motorways,railways,schools,hospitals,roads etc etc than ok but to be like eu russia need 100 years lol lol lol ah ah ah to your stupid face,and before to say western idiots, clean your mouth, because if you are so informed,the other day at brussels meeting advice the world that eu is stronger and much powerfull in all fields,in sepiember BCE present an act to adjust all eu countries in difficulty in a way to restart strong with all the eu countries together

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kpxoxol Aug. 4, 2012, 7:27 p.m.    

EU?

What EU?

This bunch of BROKE BEGGARS who rot in DEBT are on their way to disintegrate while RICH & POWERFUL Russia holds the forth largest FOREX reserve in the World, heh, heh, heh :D

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