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Expats To Watch: Germany’s Lange immerses himself in future of Ukraine

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Jan. 12, 2012, 10:53 p.m. | Ukraine — by Oksana Faryna

Nico Lange

Oksana Faryna

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Anonymous Jan. 13, 2012, 2:46 a.m.    

Great Man for learning the language,good example for the rest of

Kyiv and Eastern Ukraine to learn. Ruski take notice.

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Anonymous Jan. 13, 2012, 4:37 a.m.    

They held him at the Kyiv airport because He spoke Ukrainian. Imagine? A German speaking Ukrainian in Ukraine - instead of speaking Russian?

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Anonymous Jan. 13, 2012, 1:09 p.m.    

go and take your medication

there was no word about his using Ukrainian

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Anonymous Jan. 14, 2012, 12:59 a.m.    

Agreed.

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Anonymous Jan. 14, 2012, 12:58 a.m.    

Herr Lange, Germany does NOT want to see the Ukraine in the EU at all. Neither do France and the Netherlands. Germany, historically, has always had a Russia fetish and will do nothing that could upset Moscow- and Moscow clearly does NOT want the Ukraine anywhere near the EU. These three countries almost completely ignore the Ukraine for this reason.

Rather ironic when one remembers that Imperial Germany supported the creation of the first modern independent Ukrainian state when it signed a separate peace treaty with a Ukrainian delegation at Brest-Litovsk in February 1918.

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