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Disappointed with corruption, EU holds up aid to Ukraine

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Feb. 25, 2011, 2:54 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych (L) greets the European Commission's Stefan Fuele in Kyiv on Jan. 11.
© (Andriy Mossienko)

Yuriy Onyshkiv

The European Union temporarily froze plans to give more than $100 million dollars in financial assistance to Ukraine, citing failure by the nation’s leadership to curb corruption in state procurements and adopt legislation establishing more transparency in purchases worth billions of dollars.
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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 6:15 a.m.    

When will the Ukraine people wake up and relaise what is going on, i guess they are being kept busy by the difficulties of dayd to day life to get food on the table than fighting the corrupt gouvernment, I urge the Ukraine people to look to the middle east and what great changes can be made if you unite and make your voices heard collectively.

As for this article it is a step in the right direction and i will be forwarding the details to the IMF perhaps if they cut off the corrupt gouvernments prive wealth funds things could get a little interesting in the halls of power.

Stand up and be heard act Now before it is too late!!!!

You are not alone.

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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 10:05 a.m.    

good messages!!!

but, Ukrainian are still afraid of sbu!!

busy with too much of show biss on tv nd holidays.

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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 3:04 p.m.    

Shut up you dirty rioter/ protester. Ukraine does not need a revolution. Your stupid amerikkka needs a revolution. Ukraine is backed now by a Ukrainian president. Ukraine is East Slavic, we are with Russia and Belarus. We do not like NATO,(arab killers)

take your western ideas and shove them up your arse you evil snake

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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 6:43 p.m.    

Intelligent and well spoken, obviously a true Russian intellectual.

I agree with you 100%. And also think the US (a major provider to the IMF), and the EU should should cut all gifts of money to Ukraine and let their brother criminals in Russia support them.

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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 6:59 p.m.    

Medication....Medication, please remember to take the pills

every morning

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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 12:10 p.m.    

WHY IS EU AID TO UKRAINE BEING DEFINED IN US DOLLARS IN THIS ARTICLE? PLEASE USE THE CORRECT &quot;EURO&quot; DESCRIPTION.

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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 6:57 p.m.    

Because the dollar still rules

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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 5:25 p.m.    

Ukraine is a cesspool of corruption with common criminals and rapists running the country. It's people, specifically those in the east of the country are morons who continue to vote for the communists and Russians they continually support. The West should not waste it's time or resources on this blight on the map of Europe. Let the western part of the country break off, form their own republic and let the east join Russia, where they will fit in well with the idiots who inhabit that land.

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Anonymous Feb. 25, 2011, 7:35 p.m.    

Guest 15:04 - Go back to Russia and it's mafia government! Russia is still the evil empire. Western Ukraine is the real Ukraine. Eastern Ukraine is full of Russified retards like you.

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Anonymous Feb. 26, 2011, 6:06 a.m.    

Destroying the economy of Ukraine while pointing the finger of blame at Yanukovych will bring the people out into the streets by then tens of thousands and the hundreds of thousands. The Ukrainian army will be even more reluctant to fire on the protestors than the Egyptian army was. No Ukrainian jets will strage the demonstrators. The howitzers will sooner be pointed at Yanukovych than at the people.

This will not be a picnic, but it is the only way of getting rid of a cancer that will otherwise eat away at Ukraine for the rest of our lives.

At last the EU has begun to act in the interests of the Ukrainian people and not in the interests of the gangsters who rule them.

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Anonymous Feb. 26, 2011, 6:12 a.m.    

Make that &quot;No Ukrainian jets will STRAFE...&quot;

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Anonymous Feb. 26, 2011, 6:18 a.m.    

And the stability that the Yanukovych boot-lickers keep giving Yanukovych credit for having brought Ukraine? Where is that stability? Does anyone fail to see that Yanukovych has made Ukraine into a powder-keg at which sparks are flying? Is there anyone left who fails to understand that imposing dictatorship on a people yearning for freedom does not bring stability?

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Anonymous Feb. 26, 2011, 6:24 a.m.    

If Egyptians had the courage to overthrow Mubarak, will it be said that Ukrainians lacked the courage to overthrow Yanukovych? He does not hold power legitimately, he is a tyrant who has usurped power. He will not leave in response to words of reason, or any words at all. He will leave because ten thousand protestors are advancing on him, and the army refuses to fire on them.

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Anonymous Feb. 26, 2011, 11:50 a.m.    

Ukraine is one of most riches country in the world and beautifull woman.

Ukraine no need foreign country money.

Ukraine is most richest.

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Anonymous Feb. 26, 2011, 8:46 p.m.    

Ukraine will never be in EU with Yanukovych! STOP soviet mafia in Ukraine!

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Anonymous Feb. 26, 2011, 8:48 p.m.    

Is Nikolai Azarov Ukraine's most smart politician? I don't think so ...

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Anonymous Feb. 28, 2011, 2:31 a.m.    

It seems strange on the one hand there are many people in the Ukraine who have little or nothing and then you have a few politicians and normal People maybe 150 in total who have the accumulated wealth which is privately held in the Billions and yet the average Ukrainian has nothing?

Time to wake up before it is too late.

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