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Journalists coddle in lame, tame interview at Mezhyhiria estate

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July 1, 2011, 2:33 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

President Viktor Yanukovych walks with journalists at his Mezhyhiria estate.
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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 3:41 a.m.    

Nice digs for a formerly humble communist. One guesses he never really dreamed of a socialist paradise

but rather a personal one.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 11:33 a.m.    

Nice place. I like it.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 5:23 p.m.    

Rules for admission to the devils luxury residence! See no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 7:11 p.m.    

It looks like Yanukovych is more interested in serving himself instead of Ukraine.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 7:38 p.m.    

OK, guys, journalism is a job. You do your job and you are paid. Lucky people who are paid by West-sponsored foundations are allowed to say some truth about the Ukrainian government and they are paid for this. Good for them!:)) How can Ukrainian journalists tell the truth if they are not paid for this? This is their job, they must feed their kids and pay for their tutors of English in order to send their kids in a couple of years out of this country forgotten by God. :((( It is very easy to criticize people who are just doing their job. A teacher of history cannot say what he thinks, but only follow the current government-approved textbooks.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 8:06 p.m.    

Not true. Only 40% of the voting population participated in the last election which was won by a couple of percentage points. This means that Yanukovych won through nothing more than a combination his voting base and voting fraud. This was because Yushenko requested people not to vote. Yanukovych does not represent at leats 80% of the country.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 9:16 p.m.    

All the more reason to have an INDEPENDENT media.

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