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Press TV: Ukrainians protest on independence anniversary

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Aug. 24, 2012, 11:55 p.m. |

Supporters of Ukrainian opposition parties hold flags as they take part in a demonstration rally marking the country's Independence Day, in downtown Kiev, on August 24, 2012. Over a thousand pro-opposition protesters took part in the demonstration and expressed support for jailed ex-Prime Minister Ioulia Timochenko, who is currently serving a seven year jail term after having been convicted of abuse of power. AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOV
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 Ukraine marks Independence Day, which occurred 21 years ago after the Parliament declared independence, following a failed secret plan attempt to remove the government in Moscow. Over the past 5 years, the festive mood during the celebration has been overshadowed by protests, rallies, and discontent.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 25, 2012, 12:41 a.m.    

Just to be more specific on the poll released by the Razumkov Center-Democratic Initiatives Fund on August 23/2012, the drift of public opinion continues to indicate a major slide in Government popularity. In the poll which was conducted equally in every region of Ukraine including Crimea, Kyiv and Sevastopol, the approval rating for Viktor Yanukovych has slipped to 12.6% (somewhat reminiscent of his predecessor Viktor Yushchenko). The approval for Prime Minister Azarov and his Cabinet has fallen to 7%. Finally, the approval rating for the POR dominated Verkhovna Rada has sunk to 4%. All of this is certainly tantamount to more than just a spanking of the Yanukovych regime. It could very well be the beginning of the end of an authoritarian dictatorship.

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Harry Yellando Aug. 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m.    

Khvylia !!! I share your opimisim but Yanko and the regions will win....,,,they have it in the bag already....the vote can be videoed but the clonning has been done.......

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