Journalists celebrate with trek to Yanukovych’s luxury estate

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June 10, 2011, 1:13 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Kyiv journalists chose the morning of June 6, the professional Day of Journalists holiday in Ukraine, to pay Yanukovych a visit and remind him of his year-old, unfulfilled promise to open the doors to Mezhyhirya.
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Yuriy Onyshkiv

Sixty journalists refuse Journalist Day gifts from the president's press secretary demanding instead to see President Viktor Yanukovych's posh residence.
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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 2:05 a.m.    

Robin Hood, Nottingham - "Steal from the rich to give to the poor"

Oleksa Dovbush, Pechenizhyn Kolomyia - "Steal from the rich to give to the poor"

Proffffeesssor Yanukonvikt, Donetsk Oblast - "Steal from Ukrainian Nation to give to the PoR"

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 1 a.m.    

Were is the commie LES on this one. No check from papa putin?

You are a traitor LES to the UKRAINE PEOPLE.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 11:08 a.m.    


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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 5:10 a.m.    

Very embarrassing for the clown president.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 8:01 a.m.    

Yabnukovych is more than a clown. He is an idiot that does not have any idea of his surroundings. Yes, he is impulsive, insincere, and a thief. The journalists did the right thing by not accepting gives from a criminal, for a habitual criminal does not know how to relate in normal society. He has a moral obligation to give back the monies he stole from the Ukrainian citizens. The international community has no respect for an idiot and when they give respect it is to the nation of Ukraine and not to your so call leader. The day is near when Yanukovych and his cronies in the PGO will have to face a court of law which will be completely independent of the party in power. There will be no place to seek refuge for no one will take criminals and that includes Russia. First you will be tried in a court of law within the European judicial system, which is taking place very soon when Yulia takes them to court. The Yanukovych government and judicial branch will find the government of lack of control constitutional laws in the prosecution of the members of the opposition party. Than, they will be required to pay a large sum of restitution to Yulia. The money will not come from them but the poor Ukrainian citizen.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 9:54 a.m.    

Yanuk and Azarov launder state budget funds on largest scale. Latest example: circa 16 mln.hryvnas are financed to the Russian orthodox church male monastery at the museum of Kiev-Pechersk national reserve for anti-landsliding construction next to the Watch (Southern) Tower. Question: i)why not to the state museum?ii) why not to specialized construction company, known in Kyiv for its antisliding construction?iii)why the monks are refirbishing everything around the Tower, with small amount of work in antisliding?

Hey, yanuk, return back our wages and pensions, do not launder it via greedy russian chief monk bishop pavel lebed and unknown construction company Agro!!!

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 2:27 p.m.    

Whatever the reason these printable coupons or &quot;Printapons&quot; exist and it is valid to use them, although it can skew the marketing research for which they were intended.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 3:37 p.m.    

The journalists were very clever - in response to questions from the &quot;militia&quot; they stated that they had come to see whether anyone was violating the court ban that had been issued against journalist demonstrations at Mezhihirya on &quot;Journalist's Day.&quot;

The reporter from TSN actually started hitchiking - TSN has been looking for Akhmetov, who has been Missing In Action from his post as a member of Parliament for - forever.

Needless to say, the reporter did not manage to hitch a ride from anyone coming out from behind the tall, guarded walls and fences and gates of Mezhihirya.

The mayor of the little village of Novy Petrovsti (New Peter, roughly translated) where the Mezhihirya giant mansion estate is located came by to talk to the journalists. He and a female nearby resident were the ones who instigated the proceedings which led to the court ban against the journalists.

The mayor said he was &quot;protecting the rights of Yanukovych.&quot;

The journalists immediately asked him whether he would also act to protect their rights, as a defender of their individual rights.

No reply from the mayor - needless to say.

In Firtashia, Yanustalin's and Firtash's rights get protected.

The people can pound salt and eat cake.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 5:09 p.m.    

Europe = Dictatorship

Europe = No Freedom of Speech

European Revolutions in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Belgium,...

More information about the anti EU action: The financial crisis has caused the substantial increase of public debts. Though, instead of sending the bill to the banking and financial industry, European governments and the European Commission plan to make ordinary citizens, like you -workers as well as unemployed or pensioners pay.

For at least the last ten years, I have listened to a few Ukrainian wishing to give up the Independence of Ukraine and become a member of the EU controlled in most aspects by Brussels , the Capital of the EU and it

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 5:34 p.m.    

Fortunately....even morons like Yanuk have a limited shelf life.

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Anonymous June 10, 2011, 7:04 p.m.    

Yanu the convict is the first Ukrainian president to live such lavish lifestyle.Only a corrupt dictator can afford to live like that in a county like ours.

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Anonymous June 11, 2011, 7:06 p.m.    

Yea he is so busy doing nothing

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Anonymous June 11, 2011, 8 p.m.    

No way! Don't you look over all the articles on this site on any given day? Yanukovych is always

proposing and initiating government policies. He's on top of things like no other leader save France's

Sarkozy. Yushchenko didn't do half of what Yanukovych has done in his one year as president.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 12:56 a.m.    

What the kind beer are you drinking?

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 11:07 a.m.    


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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 12:40 p.m.    

Ahhhh... you've been asleep for a year.

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Anonymous June 12, 2011, 4:49 a.m.    

I propose Yanukovych step down.

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