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Azarov hopes next year will be easier and better for Ukrainians

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Dec. 30, 2011, 5:23 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has extended his Christmas and New Year's greetings to Ukrainians. "2011 was very difficult for the country and at the same time it was filled with creative work, the adoption of crucial decisions in the country which determine its fate for years ahead. You are to judge how well the government worked for the benefit of Ukraine in 2011," the prime minister said in a statement, published on the Web site of the Cabinet of Ministers on Friday.

He assured that the government had made every effort to ensure the development of the country.

"Together, we, the people, have finally overcome the deepest economic decline, which many people in our country and abroad considered to be Ukraine's doom. Neither the lack of financial aid from the West, nor the crashing price of Russian gas was able to break us. We relied on ourselves, we didn't dance after anybody's piping, and this turned out to be right," Azarov said.

The prime minister reminded that roads, bridges, airports, subways, stadiums, kindergartens, schools and hospitals, wholesale markets and factories have been built this year. "That will continue. Because only hard work, only economic growth will ensure the welfare of all citizens," Azarov said.

"I strongly believe that the launched transformation will soon enough turn our country into a modern European state. 2012 will be easier and better, because the country has overcome the inertia of the recession, and despite all the pessimistic forecasts, despite the unfavorable internal and external factors, we have achieved real momentum," the prime minister added.
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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 5:27 p.m.    

The only way it will be easier if he and Yanukovych are out of office.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 6:35 p.m.    

When the fuck are the people going to rebel ?????

Syrians have more guts than Ukrainians........

Sadly..........

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 7:27 p.m.    

Big talker...

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 5:31 a.m.    

No .....facts.......

How many Syrians protested yesterday......? thousands, in many cities..

How many Ukrainians protested??? Nema!

When a leader fails his country, as Yanuk has done, it is the PEOPLES DUTY to remove him.......

Do you see any of this being done????

Nema!!!

.I am on your side......!

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 7:54 a.m.    

Keep your foul language for your mother, sonny.

As for rebellion, what, you want 10 or 20 or 30 thousand dead in Ukraine? My, my, my, how much we 'love' our Ukraine. With that kind of love, we'll take hate instead.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 6:35 p.m.    

So ,,,,,you are ready to sit and do nothing.....while Yanuk takes our country back to Soviet times......

We have democracy,,but have a dictator as a leader...

The longer you sit and do nothing ,,,,the worse life will become for us and our children......

Is this what you want??

We have democracy,,,,,but we HAVE TO FIGHT the current dictator to get it back....

You would rather sit, do nothing and 'hate'.......

How sad.....

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 6:52 p.m.    

You are to judge how well the government worked for the benefit of Ukraine in 2011,&quot;

Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/119858/#ixzz1i2OPomA0

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 10:05 p.m.    

&quot;Easier and better&quot; for WHICH Ukrainians?????? Akhmetov? Yes. Firtash? Yes. Boiko? Yes. Pinchuk? Yes. Kuchma? Yes. Yanukovich? Yes.

&quot;Easier and better&quot; for the ordinary Ukrainians? A Big Fat NO!

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 12:03 a.m.    

With PoR in charge, next year will probably be a far worse year for Ukrainians as this illegal party of corruption continues its control over the people, imprisoning those whose only crime is to oppose PoR.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 5:29 a.m.    

Azarov, Yanukovych and their Party of Regions are undeniable habitual liars, violent thugs and fraud artists. They are devoid of any conscience, scruples or moral values. They have no religion. Their raison d'etre is wealth and power. The only real benefactors are the oligarchs and their minions that are allied with the POR. The only hope for Ukraine to crawl out of this abyss lies in the upcoming elections next October. Come hell or high water the bandits must be crushed in the interest of a free and truly democratic Ukraine.

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Anonymous Jan. 2, 2012, 3:09 a.m.    

That is pure bs Azarov. You care nothing for the people.

If you did you would n't be so paranoid about the people.

If you did, you would give them enough so they'd forget Yulia and you could release her and the other opposition you've imprisoned, and the people would love you.

You won't Azarov because you don't care, nor does anyone in this illegal and corrupt govt.

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