No invitation needed: Journalist scales Mezhyhirya fence to get peak at president’s palace

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Aug. 28, 2012, 12:51 p.m. | Ukraine — by Svitlana Tuchynska

The main palace-like house of Mezhyhirya residence near Kyiv.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych received an unwelcomed guest on Aug. 24's Independence Day. Tetyana Chornovol, a journalist running for parliament in the Oct. 28 election, sneaked into his luxurious Mezhyhirya residence outside of Kyiv, climbing over afence. 

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Harry Yellando Aug. 28, 2012, 3:02 p.m.    

no good to him when he is dead....

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dave Aug. 28, 2012, 4:48 p.m.    

Looks like a publicity stunt. Young, sexy female "journalist" climbs fence to get access to presidential estate? And, she just happens to be running for Parliament as well.

Those security guards could have stopped her immediately if they had wanted to, instead they let her roam around for an hour taking photos? Come on.

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K G Aug. 28, 2012, 6:35 p.m.    

This place will be there years from now for others to use and enjoy. Ukraine is richer because of it. This happens in every country on earth. Get over it. Get over yourself.

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Matei B Aug. 29, 2012, 11:05 p.m.    

The opposition should really make sure the poor public knows about this and really hammer it into their heads what a lavish life he leads at their expense

It should be enough to sway POR voters, how can they possibly vote for such a thing when the economy is so poor?

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