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Putin shows no respect for Yanukovych, U.S. cable says

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March 11, 2011, 1:42 a.m. | Ukraine — by Peter Byrne

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) rides on a Harley Davidson motorcycle decorated with the Russian and Ukrainian national flags as he arrives for a meeting with motorbikers at their camp at Gasfort Lake near Sevastopol on Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula on July 24, 2010. The poster behind Putin of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanykovych, who, according to U.S. Embassy documents leaked by Wikileaks, the Russian leader does not respect, reads “Yanukovych is our hope.”
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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 1:49 a.m.    

Russia is not really a country. It's a collection of barbarians held together by a common criminality.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 8:05 a.m.    

And ruled by midgets...

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 2:20 a.m.    

Putin can't even ride a real motorcycle! His little legs can't reach the pedals. He has to ride a tricycle. LOL!!!!

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 3:07 a.m.    

&quot;But Gryshchenko reportedly told Taylor that Putin saw then-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko as someone perhaps not that he can trust, but with whom he can deal. &quot;

It is well known fact that thief oligarch Tymoshenko was the Putin choice at the Ukraine Presidential elections 2009. Because Tymoshenko kissed Putin arse during their meeting in Moskow where she sold the Sevastopol base extension way before Yanukovish did.

It is funny to watch how the orange xoxol dumbos cry about Putins marionette Tymoshenko, HA HA HA, gasp, HO HO HO :D

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 6:21 a.m.    

whatever happened to your moronic heh,heh,heh:D ??? the HO HO belongs to Santa and you're no Santa!

Are you trying to confuse us heh,heh,heh:D ?

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 10:47 p.m.    

Best to ignore the village idiot. If he want's to think he's Santa, let him. Giving attention only incourages idiots like him.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 5:46 a.m.    

No ONE respects Yanukovych!!!!!!

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 11:32 p.m.    

Even I know that !! :(

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 12:36 p.m.    

Since Taylor was the Ambassador at the time, every single cable will go out under his approval/signature, whether it is a cable such as this (probably written by a political section official) or a cable requesting funds to buy new cups with the Embassy seal on it.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 3:02 p.m.    

Russia learned a lesson from the previous elections and did not overtly support Yanukovych. Russia poured tens of millions of dollars into voter payoffs, bribes and falsification to get Yanukovych &quot;elected&quot;.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 10:12 p.m.    

&quot;Taylor also noted that Gryshchenko, then ambassador to Russia, told him that Putin “hates” then-President Viktor Yushchenko and has a low personal regard for President Viktor Yanukovych.

But Gryshchenko reportedly told Taylor that Putin saw then-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko as someone perhaps not that he can trust, but with whom he can deal.&quot;

The US are so BROKE &amp; SINKING, they were not able to keep their orange pets in power by subverting the Ukraine election process the way they did with the 2004 orange putsch.

So finally the Ukraine people succeeded to elect THEIR President Yanukovych. And they did this despite Putin support for his marionette Tymoshenko, or the US support for the orange thieves.

This fact drives the orange losers and their xoxol diaspora cronies bonkers for great laughs of the civilized humanity, heh, heh, heh :D

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Anonymous March 12, 2011, 7:42 a.m.    

What's great is the fact that you start sweating all over your keyboard at the mere mention of Tymoshenko... Just proves that she scares you. Best possible endorsement for her... Thanks!

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Anonymous March 13, 2011, 7:57 p.m.    

Ahhh...Guest...you show a serious lack intelligent commentary.

Foolishly you give the US all credit for the 2004 Orange Revolution, while dismissing how much more the Russian govt tried to influence Ukraine. The truth is that Russia had troops in Ukraine, dressed as Ukrainian troops and offered Kuchma to use them to quell the revolution. Your hero Yanu wanted to use them, but Kuchma did not want a civil war of Ukrainian killing Ukrainian. But...your hero Yanu...did!

The issue was not the US influence. The issue in the Orange Revolution was a hope for democracy. Supporting an autocratic leader like Yanu and PoR only shows that you care nothing about how Ukraine will suffer under this ruthless and illegal govt.

Fools like you only make up lies or twist truths, while ignoring the serious corruption from this current illegal and very corrupt govt.

Yes, the Orange Coalition failed thanks to the incompetence and greed of Yush.

But, for you to call the Orange Revolution losers, only shows your complete lack of humanity.

It is you Guest who is the loser and your comments only radiate that fact.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 11:13 p.m.    

Guest - heh heh heh:D - You are a Russki Durak. That's what the &quot;D&quot; stands for. Everyone thinks you are a Moscow moron.

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Anonymous March 12, 2011, 7:32 a.m.    

Correction... everyone KNOWS he's a moron. It's just a daily reminder of why russians aren't respected by anyone... drives them batty! hee, hee

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Anonymous March 12, 2011, 4:40 p.m.    

Putin is a half educated midget! For all of them in Moscow, real ukrainian president Yuschenko was a doctor of science! Russia is no friend of Ukraine and will never be! Free Ukraine!

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Anonymous March 13, 2011, 7:42 p.m.    

You make a mistake to think Putin is not intelligent, much like many thought of Yanu.

While I disagree completely with them, make no mistake...neither are half educated midgets. They may at times sound like that, but you make a serious mistake to underestimate them.

Yush a doctor compared to Putin? Maybe Yush was intelligent, but he was incompetent and impotent.

Far too many made the mistake of believing Yanu was too incompetent to gain the control he now has, which he consolidated faster than even Kuchma. You need to understand who you're dealing with before you can find a way to remove them from power.

The sad thing is that Yanu is totally ruthless, as is PoR. Knowing that and thinking of Lukashenko in Belarus and Gadahfi in Libya, if you hope to overturn this govt, you need to know their capabilities. Yanu and PoR have no intentions of ever letting the opposition gain control again. The political persecution of people like Yulia and Lutsenko is only the start.

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Anonymous March 12, 2011, 4:42 p.m.    

Russia is fast backward for Ukraine! When will Ukrainians understand that fact?

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Anonymous March 13, 2011, 7:31 p.m.    

...and so is Yanu!

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Anonymous March 14, 2011, 4:29 a.m.    

Putin was 10 when he went into first grade. He was so small and stupid that they changed his birth date from 1950 to 1952, so it appeared that he was only 8. No one noticed. Putin is a ruthless gangster. He's not an educated man. He's not someone to be admired.

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Anonymous March 14, 2011, 9:21 a.m.    

Ukrainians should know that they are much better nation than the Russians! In the West, they look on Ukrainians like they are real Europeans! For Russians, this is not the case!

Nobody cares what Putin thinks about Ukraine, it is important that Ukrainians think about their self as independent and proud nation! Completely independent Ukraine will be successful!It simply can not be otherwise, and Putin knows it and he is afraid of it!

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Anonymous March 14, 2011, 7:42 p.m.    

The Russians will never have any respect for Yanukovich because he is a convicted brainless criminal. There is only one way to treat criminals! Use them, abuse them and ultimately, return them to where they belong!And thats precisely what Yanukovich is getting from the Kremlin!

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