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Kuchma: Yanukovych-Tymoshenko contest a choice between 'bad and very bad'

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Dec. 3, 2010, 7:49 p.m. | Ukraine — by Staff reports

Former Ukraine's president Leonid Kuchma (L) attends the state funeral of former Lithuanian president Algirdas Brazauskas in Vilnius July 1. Brazauskas died on June 26 at the age of 77 after losing a long battle against prostate and lymphatic cancer.
© AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS

Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma didn’t think much of Viktor Yanukovych ahead of the Feb. 7 runoff presidential election, according to a U.S. State Department cable obtained by Russian Reporter through WikiLeaks.
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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 8:53 p.m.    

Thank you Julian Assange

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 9:56 p.m.    

Jullian Assange for President of the World !

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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2010, 4:19 p.m.    

Julian Assange will be dead in weeks.

Do any of you really believe what he has &quot;leaked&quot; is the truth? Where did he get all this information? You believe he just came upon it? Could it be that these so called leaked documents were not leaked at all? I think this guy is being played like a fiddle and eveyone else is falling for the scam. Use your brains people, this crap just didn't suddenly appear out of nowhere.

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 9:38 p.m.    

The most disturbing thing about this article is the fact that the US ambassador was casually talking to a murderer.

Why is Kuchma not in prison?

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 9:43 p.m.    

Usa is biggest murderer in the world. 54 wars since end of ww2 costing tens of millions of lives. So no surprise that talk to Kuchma.

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 10:29 p.m.    

The Soviet goverment and its sucessor the Russian government are the greatest killers in the history of the world.

The Soviets have killed or imprisoned more of their own people than any country in the world including the mass genocide of 10 million Ukrainan

men women and children...the Checkists continue to terrorize the freedom loving people of Russia and Ukraine , Chechnya Georgia,Hungary during their revolution and Czechoslovakia in 1968.

The checkist -KGB Putin maintains total dictatorship of these nations and has installed his puppets and poodles Kadyrov and Yanukovitch who this morning dealt democracy another blow by tearing down the maidan and will be killing more journalits like his pal Putin.

We will be working effectively to carry on the tradtion of terrorizing our peoples ...these clowns are worse than Hitler at least he didnt kill his people

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Anonymous Dec. 6, 2010, 3:22 a.m.    

The soviet government was jewish so they didnt kill their own people.

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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2010, 12:58 a.m.    

It is laughable how the Russians think they are so wonderful and should rule the world. They don't like to hear the truth of how murderous their history is. The world knows!!

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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2010, 3:19 a.m.    

Compared to the murderous US regime who started their history with genocide and slavery and still commit mass murder and torture around the globe, Stalin was a choir boy.

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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2010, 6:52 a.m.    

who murdered millions of Ukrainians?

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Anonymous Dec. 6, 2010, 3:24 a.m.    

zionists.

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Anonymous Dec. 6, 2010, 3:23 a.m.    

The americans murdered 112 milion native people and 80 million black people from africa. That just the beggining.

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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2010, 2:09 a.m.    

“the big business interests who back Yanukovych will force him to protect Ukraine’s interests.”

WRONG again, Kuchma!

“the big business interests who back Yanukovych will force him to protect their -- BIG BUSINESS -- interests.”

They could care less about Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2010, 7:33 a.m.    

Ya gota luv Kuchma! He's such a weasel.

But he knows when too much is too much, and when

history will not be forgiving. Can't he run in 2015?

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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2010, 2:51 p.m.    

The pot calls the kettle black...wasn't Yanukovych his choice as premier and successor in the first place?

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Anonymous Dec. 4, 2010, 9:44 p.m.    

How true!!! Quite frankly, they're all bad. The nation is in desperate need of new faces, laws, policies, not to mention democratic processes to realize economic prosperity.

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2010, 3:38 a.m.    

if kuchma didn't force changes to the constitution after his reign in power then the last 4 years might not have been so bad. kuchma left the country in legal shambles.

someone shoot the dog

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