Regions Party lures young members by giving them discount cards for purchases

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June 17, 2011, 12:50 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Members of the organization “Young Regions,” affiliated with the pro-presidential Party of Regions, hand out flowers in Kyiv.

Yuriy Onyshkiv

Members of the youth organization “Young Regions,” a youth branch of President Viktor Yanukovych’s ruling Party of Regions, are being given exclusive discounts on purchases for various goods and services in Ukraine.
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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 1:58 a.m.    

“Young Regions” = "Peter Puffer"

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 11:09 a.m.    

Where do I collect my Adidas tracksuit and pointy white shoes???

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 5:04 a.m.    

No vodka like on election day?

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 9:13 a.m.    

are the company free or not to give discount, or is it a political racket organised by Party of Regions with pressure on the companies for giving these discount?

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 9:20 a.m.    

They've already bought many of the members that form their coalition; it's not a surprise they would also buy normal party members.

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 9:34 a.m.    

Party of Regions is a party of monstrum people! Ukraine is not Russia!

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 5:37 p.m.    

Desparate situations calls for desparate means! This is a desparate attempt by the party of thieves to drum up support by bribing the young with cheap discount cards financed by their party's stolen funds!We are not easily fooled anymore and it wont help them! Their days are numbered and they know it!

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 6:01 p.m.    

This is the problem with the system of politics in Ukraine. Corruption and bribery are built into a severely flawed political system. Unless major changes are enacted(which are unlikely), I see Ukraine slowly heading towards a dictatorship much like Belarus!!!!

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 6:16 p.m.    

Sure its bribery, but I wouldn't be too worried about it.

For one thing, at least people are getting some free stuff. I'm sure people in Ukraine are smart enough to take the discount without being politically swayed. As soon as people stop getting free stuff, they're going to turn against the PoR.

Again its bribery, its pathetic but ultimately pointless.

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Anonymous June 18, 2011, 12:44 p.m.    

This is a nice case for putting these people into prison and make a court case against them for selling the party to the people, for only one reason to get votes in the next election.

first of all, election laws should ban this practice with all its efforts possible.

If you cannot argue your case without prostituting yourself, you are no better than the FEMEN. Or maybe we shuold state that the youth organization is just a part of FEMEN now?

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