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Melnychenko, fearing for his life, flees to United States

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Oct. 18, 2011, 12:32 p.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Mykola Melnychenko, the former bodyguard to Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma at a press conference in Warsaw, Nov. 2004.
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Yuriy Onyshkiv

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Mykola Melnychenko, the former presidential security guard who claims to have secretly recorded conversations that implicate Leonid Kuchma and other top officials in serious crimes, is back in the United States again.
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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 12:53 p.m.    

lytvyn may be running out of time

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 1:42 p.m.    

the article and interview completely ignore witness tampering by pinchuk. http://bit.ly/rp7J2i yet one more example of awful misleading reporting and shabby, irresponsible editing.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 1:53 p.m.    

nothing out of the ordinary. it represents what kp says is 'investigative journalism.' ignorance is bliss for the truly inept. http://www.day.kiev.ua/217425 fyi.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 2:12 p.m.    

Is there any way to prevent these clowns from continuing to publish such misleading stories?

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 2:24 p.m.    

no. it's hopeless. they experts of case. http://www.kyivpost.ua/ukraine/article/timoshenko-yanukovich-skryivaet-uchastie-kuchmyi-i-litvina-v-ubijstve-gongadze-485.html

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 1:52 p.m.    

Melnychenko position could be right. Lytvyn's has a lot to lose based on the fact that he is implicated along with Kuchma in the murder of Gongadze. Lytvyn could take care of two foes at the same time by killing Melnychenko and placing the blame on Yanukovych. I am surprise that Melnychenko spend that much time in Ukraine knowing that he was a target by either by Kuchma or Lytvyn. Yanukovych needs to pay more attention to those around him for they cannot be trusted just like himself. There are traitors full of ambition all around Yanukovych and he is the creator of the evil around him.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 3:10 p.m.    

Come on KP. Don't stop with investigative journalism, sooner or later we will now ho is guilty.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 4:07 p.m.    

I just hope the CIA has thoroughly investigated Melnychenko to make sure that he is not a Russian double agent... the rumors were always that Melnychenko was being paid by Berezovsky.

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Anonymous Oct. 21, 2011, 9:01 p.m.    

I get the imopression he was bought by the US long ago.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 4:17 p.m.    

http://gijc2011.org/?p=390 hilarious.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 4:35 p.m.    

Probably not a good idea to translate this article and post to kyivpost.ua. The laughter wud be deafening.

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Anonymous Oct. 18, 2011, 6:54 p.m.    

even there he is not safe from the Putin/Kuchma/Yanukovych long arm...

remember Trotsky; or Sudoplatov?

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Anonymous Oct. 21, 2011, 4:24 a.m.    

KP MUST BE BEING HEARD! POR SCHILLS HAVE BEGUN TO POST COMMENTS...

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Anonymous Oct. 21, 2011, 5:30 a.m.    

what's an &quot;incriminated crime&quot; and who are the &quot;secret curators?&quot;

does the author have volodymyr savchenko in mind? much more informative to google translate the article appearing about same in fakty on oct. 14.

why should or would anyone believe melnychenko about death threats? he has used the same excuse dozens of times since 2000.

why should anyone take him or this newspaper seriously?

more bad work, courtesy of kyiv post &amp; co.

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Anonymous Oct. 21, 2011, 5:37 a.m.    

Very sloppy article, indeed.

But what do expect from the Killer Kuchma KP crowd?

Impartiality?

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Anonymous Oct. 21, 2011, 5:54 a.m.    

http://fakty.ua/news/54641-obihod-tajny-kassetnogo-skandala-mog-by-raskryt-vladimir-savchenko-soratnik-majora-melnichenko

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Anonymous Oct. 21, 2011, 8:59 p.m.    

How i it that Kychma is being charged with a serious offence and he is not in detention, yet Lutsrnko is deyained pending the outcome of his trial. And whay i9s it that Yushenko is not being charged with misuse and abuse of his office when he was President of Ukraine?

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