Ex-minister Ivashchenko’s son: ‘This is about revenge’

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Sept. 2, 2011, 1:31 a.m. | Ukraine — by Will Fitzgibbon

Former Acting Defense Minister Valeriy Ivashchenko

Authorities deny political persecution.
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Anonymous Sept. 2, 2011, 8:45 a.m.    

Бог помагає Українії !

Orange One did not spark until end of November.

Orange Two will spark at the end of November.


Ukrainians are practical, Ukraine is agrarian, Ukrainian is distinctively us.

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Anonymous Sept. 2, 2011, 10:15 a.m.    

Current detention rules restrict family visits to one every month. Valeria saw him on a recent Friday. “But if I will visit him once in a month, he will not be allowed to see my mother or my brother in that same month,” Valeria said.

Visits last for one hour and Ivashchenko’s children and wife may only communicate with him through a glass partition and speak via telephone.

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Anonymous Sept. 2, 2011, 11:01 a.m.    

It’s about time to stop talking about political repression and revenge and consider just how corrupt the last administration actually was. May Yanucovitch serve as many terms as is required to bring to justice all those that abused the trust of the Ukrainian nation with their stealing and lies.

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Anonymous Sept. 2, 2011, 12:47 p.m.    

Doesn't the new administration claim to 'improve' over the last one? This then would also imply 'improving' corruption, etc.

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Anonymous Sept. 2, 2011, 6:01 p.m.    

None of these cases against the opposition are classified as corrupt.They call them abuse of power because there is no corruption involved.In a democratic society, all these matters will be dealt with as political decisions.It's only in Yanukonvicts corrupt world are they called criminal.You're obviously part of his criminal world and you're trying to protect it!You blue pigs are low down thieving scums!

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Anonymous Sept. 2, 2011, 2:24 p.m.    

It is time to consider just how corrupt the present administration is and has been throughout the years. Yanukovych has yet to present clear cut evidence of how he obtained his mansion. He has failed to present proof that is not questionable as to how he obtained his degrees. He has failed to fully give evidence that he did not have 2 prior felon convictions. The abuse of power from the current government is beyond acceptable norms in the international community. The government position in the denial of medical assistance is depriving the political prisoners of their constitutional rights as well as human rights. Repression in Ukraine has increased under the Tyrant and the path of democratic norms has decrease. He envisions a Ukraine under absolute power and his Party of Rats in complete control of all facets of government. The international community has to begin putting meaningful pressure on the current government. It is well understood now that the concerns of the EU and West are falling on deaf ears. The time for less words and time for action has come. The cancellation of EURO 2012 must be taken into consideration and all talks a visa free regime must come to a complete halt. EU integration talks must slow down and that includes trade agreements as well. The IMF should continue delays the funds for Ukraine because most of it will never reach the citizens of Ukraine but will go into the pockets of the mafia regime. The international community needs to step in and protect the rights of all political prisoners. The world is tired of all the lies and justifications coming the Party of Rats.

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Anonymous Sept. 2, 2011, 6:16 p.m.    

Yanukonwitch believes he is above the law and answers to no one.Everything about his background and education was made up, and it shows in the way he presents himself.He looks and speaks like a thug rather than an educated intellectual.And the most corrupt president ever!He is a disgrace to our country.

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Anonymous Sept. 3, 2011, 4:39 a.m.    

It is time to consider more seriously removal of power and authority for the presidential office. Ukraine's presidential system has failed Ukraine. Ukraine must adopt a full parliamentary model of democracy. The opposition must seize the moment and call for Ukraine to adopt European models and European values.

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