Unruly Untouchables

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July 14, 2011, 10:53 p.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Roman Landik, son of an influential lawmaker close to President Viktor Yanukovych, attends a Luhansk city council meeting on Dec. 26, 2006. He was 32 years old at the time. Five years later, Landik has been expelled from the pro-presidential Party of Regions for allegedly violently beating a girl.
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Beating puts spotlight on rich kids. The video of a girl allegedly being brutally beated by Roman Landik, son of a pro-presidential lawmaker, has stunned Ukraine. But this incident is only one example of the behavior of Ukraine's mazhory, or rich brats.

They are known for often shocking behavior. Some have landed in court. Far too often they get away unpunished or with misdemeanors, critics say, because of powerful parents. Analysts say the impression of impunity creates a dangerous gap in society that could explode.

They are young, flushed with cash and irresponsible.

Because of who their parents are, critics say they get away with misdemeanors for which others would be punished harshly. They are Ukraine’s mazhory, or rich brats, the children of the country’s elite – lawmakers and businessmen.

The case of Roman Landik – the 37-year-old son of a pro-presidential parliamentarian close to President Viktor Yanukovych who earlier this month was apparently caught on video viciously beating a girl in a Luhansk restaurant – has brought into focus the lifestyles of the children of Ukraine’s rich and powerful.

On July 5, Landik, a Luhansk city councilmember, punched and dragged a girl by her hair through a restaurant in the eastern Ukrainian city. After public revulsion at a video of the incident widely posted on the Internet, police in Luhansk issued a search warrant.

A man identified as Roman Landik is seen on video beating Maria Korshunova in Luhansk’s Bakkara restaurant on July 4. (

He was apprehended in Krasnodar, Russia on July 10. He is currently in detention awaiting deportation proceedings.

In recent interviews, Landik says he can't understand why the incident is being investigated because he claims to have made peace with the girl.

Landik’s luck may have run out, although there’s a long process ahead before a potential trial in Ukraine. But the video sheds light on the way that mazhory act with disregard for the law and with a sense of impunity, much like their influential parents, be they lawmakers, government officials or children of oligarchs.

This impression – expressed widely in comments on news websites and under posts of the video – creates a dangerous divide in the country between “them” and “us,” the very gap, analysts say, that led to the Arab Spring protests in which populations in the Middle East and North Africa this year have risen up against their rulers.
This is a model of feudal capitalism which is characterized by the divide between upper and lower classes. - Vadym Karasyov, political consultant.

“Such incidents decrease trust toward the political elite at large,” said Andriy Bychenko, director of sociological service at the Razumkov Center think tank.

He added that the attention to and indignation at the incident demonstrates the low level of trust among Ukrainians of the authorities and politicians.

Political consultant Vadym Karasyov said relations between those in power and the rest of Ukraine’s population is very similar to those in Middle Eastern and North African countries, which in the last months experienced a wave of massive demonstrations that brought down local ruling clans in several countries.

“This is a model of feudal capitalism which is characterized by the divide between upper and lower classes,” he said, describing the political system in Arab countries, where ruling clans have for decades been benefiting at the expense of average citizens, as many critics believe the Ukrainian ruling classes have been.

The incident with Landik is the latest in a long line of incidents in recent years where the law has apparently been broken by mazhory, but they have got off lightly.

The nongovernmental activist organization New Citizen held a protest on July 14 in downtown Kyiv to express public disapproval on Landik and his fellow rich kids.
While the rich have been driving their expensive cars and living a life of luxury, average citizens have been shouldering an increasing burden.

Activists from Ukraine’s New Citizen organization protested on July 14 in front of Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office against the impunity that children of influential parents far too often benefit from. (Ukrainian photo)

Annual inflation has hovered at double-digit levels in the past decade. Utility prices and the retirement age are being raised to patch up stretched state finances. Meanwhile, reports and evidence build up implicating top officials of corruption that bleeds budget coffers while making their friends rich, but few are held accountable.

Karasyov said Ukraine is moving toward a feudal quasi-capitalism in which elites are formed not through social and political competition but as a result of nepotism or other close affiliation.

“This system cannot be competitive because it is economically inefficient and socially dangerous. At some point people decide to leave or change the country,” he said adding that if tension builds up, an explosive revolution is possible.

The incident with Landik is the latest of many in recent years where the children of the rich and powerful have acted badly – often criminally – and been let off lightly, critics say, because of their connections.

Below is just a short list of a few other such examples:

Does impunity apply to these children of influential parents?

Dmytro Chernushenko, son of a Kyiv appeal court judge, was reportedly intoxicated on July 7 when he got into a fight with security guards in front of an Odesa nightclub.

Chernushenko and his girlfriend, a district judge in Kyiv, refused to pass through a metal detector to enter the nightclub and attacked security guards in an incident caught on video.

When the police arrived, he allegedly began shouting that his dad is a Kyiv judge and threatened to make sure the police officers get fired. According to Chernushenko, the nightclub's security is to blame for the scandal.

Although the video of the incident posted on the Internet shows how he and his companion attacked the guards, Chernushenko says the security men were rude to them and the police detained them for no reason.

Nataliya Solovey,
a judge’s assistant, ran over and killed a woman while parking her expensive Mercedes jeep on a sidewalk in Kyiv on June 24.

Solovey, 29, was released on bail. According to the police, the car accident might have been due to the driver mixing up the brake and the gas pedal.

A criminal case was launched on charges of violating traffic rules. If found guilty, she will face from three to 10 years in jail. Solovey refused to talk to journalists.

Rodion Haysynsky,
son of Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes, boasted on online car forums of driving at 260 kilometers per hour.

Rodion, a 19-year-old student who drives a $100,000 BMW, was reportedly never pulled over by police for speeding. Haysynsky denies ever driving a BMW or speeding.

However, his classmates are reported to have confirmed to have seen Rodion frequently arriving at classes in his BMW. Video footage on the Internet appears to confirm their claim.

Dmytro Rud,
son of a prosecutor in Dnipropetrovsk, ran over and killed three women last October and drove away.

A criminal case was launched against him. Rud was detained for the duration of the investigation and trial, but has been recently released on bail. Initially Rud said he was not driving his car, because it had been stolen on the day of the accident.

Then his lawyer acknowledged that fact that his client had hit the people, but noted that he was not to blame for the accident.

The latest situation is that Rud’s lawyer says his client may face lesser punishment as he financially compensated the losses of the victim’s relatives and they have no complaints against him now.

Dmytro Karatumanov
, the 17-year-old son of a Kharkiv oblast council deputy, killed a 19-year-old student in a car accident back in 2008.

The criminal case was closed and Karatumanov was found innocent.

Serhiy Kalynovsky,
the 22-year-old former stepson of gas-trading oligarch Dmytro Firtash, was driving at high speed when he ran into a parked car, killing two people in Kyiv in 2007.

A criminal case was launched against him, but Kalynovsky disappeared and is now allegedly abroad.

Vitaliy Faingold
, son of a Simferopil city council deputy, killed a 25-year-old motorcyclist while driving a Bentley at high speed in an accident in 2008.

Faingold got a two-year suspended sentence.

Serhiy Demishkan,
the son of Volodymyr Demishkan, a close associate of President Viktor Yanukovych and head of the state roadway service, was accused by prosecutors of taking part in a brutal murder.

He spent time in pre-trial detention but was released on bail in 2010, the year that Yanukovych became president of Ukraine.

Viktor Yanukovych
, the 29-year old son of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and a lawmaker in the pro-presidential Party of Regions faction, has been caught several times in sticky situations.

As well as being videoed voting on behalf of allies in parliament, contravening the Constitution, he was also recently behind an off-road race in wildlife reserve area that activists said posed a danger to local wildlife.

In a video posted on YouTube this week, Yanukovych appeared unsteady on his feet, reportedly drunk, cursing and struggling to find his way home while his bodyguards tried to help him out. His assistant did not respond to requests for comment from the Kyiv Post.

At a recent press conference his father President Yanukovych said he is “not ashamed of [his] children and grandchildren.”
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Anonymous July 14, 2011, 11:17 p.m.    

I remind everybody of the Lutsenko- Frankfurt Airport - Scandal in May 2009.

That should not be forgotten.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 9:46 a.m.    

Afraid of the truth ?


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Anonymous July 14, 2011, 11:32 p.m.    

In Ukraine, the decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was awarded state inspector Alexei Kosyakov affected by the conflict with the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Landik. This is reported by the &quot;Comments&quot;. On the orders of Interior Minister policeman was awarded a badge &quot;For Excellence in Service&quot; II degree. As stated in the order Kosyakov awarded &quot;for the faithful performance of duties and principles manifested.&quot; The award was presented to traffic cop at the hospital. Stocks, we recall, was hospitalized after a conflict with the deputy and his bodyguard. It was reported that he received injuries of moderate severity. The incident, which resulted in the state inspector was in the hospital, occurred last Saturday in Lugansk. The car, which was the deputy from the Party of Regions, Vladimir Landik, was stopped for speeding (MP himself later admitted that the violation of traffic rules has taken place). As a source told the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, in response to a requirement to produce documents policeman heard the car &quot;choice matrix&quot;. &quot;The inspector saw the back seat of People's Deputy Volodymyr Landik. Landik turned to the guy who sits in front with the words: 'Come unto his bi ….&quot; He went out and beat the inspector, &quot;- says the source. Landik then argued that there was no beating was not

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 12:21 a.m.    

In 2007, Member of the Luhansk City Council Novel Landik, accused of committing acts of hooliganism in one of the restaurants of Lugansk, in his car drove on a 17-year-old guy and unpunished. The newspaper writes &quot;today&quot;, citing its own sources. &quot;Almost every year there was a story involving the Roma, but his dad wrapped. For example, in the 2007 novel on its cars drove on a 17-year-old guy. Witnesses who saw that he was driving. But then there's father intervened by another man, who said that he drove the car, took the blame on himself. Now with this person I don't know, but the 17-year-old boy died and the Roma-at large. Then he man jaw knocked-and also with impunity, people did not apply, &quot;reported the publication at oblUMVD. Remember, with 4 to 5 July, the Deputy of the Luhansk city Novel Landik beat girl in one of the restaurants of the city.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 2:59 a.m.    

The honesty and integrity of the current legal and judicial system in Ukraine ; regarding political interference and selective law is truly most disgusting ......

Ukraine is not a is a YANOKRACY !!!!

Yanuk and the example he and his Por members espouse are truly a disgrace; for the people of Ukraine,,,,and to the world.



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Mykhayl July 15, 2011, 5:14 a.m.    

It is refreshing, Mr. Yurly Onyshkiv referred to Ukraine's Mazhory, Ukrainian Ruling Class, etc., but at no time admitting they were Ukrainians or spoke Ukrainian. Nor Galician, Tatars, Lemky, Armenian, Kozack, Semitic, Boyko, Hellenic, Bukovenyan, Dutch, Hutzul, Romani, Volynian, or any of the aboriginal terms.

Thank you for realizing the occupying oligarchs are seldom indigenous. Seldom receptive.

Presentation is everything. Ukraine is beautiful. Ukrainians are hospitable. Ukrainian is desirable.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 11:11 a.m.    

Notice how most of the mentioned events happened when Yushchenko was president?

And if Ukrainians are so wonderful, when are they going to do something about this? Oh, I see, they're too busy clacking away on the keyboards to actually DO something!

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 3:15 p.m.    

So many words and nothing done. Wipe the place off the earth and give room for more humans, and not more animals.....

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 3:17 p.m.    

Talk, talk and no walk......

Like anything else, its all on the paper and photos, but everybody stand and look at it..

The Ukrainians gets what they deserve, animals in charge of the Zoo...

One biological test blast should give space for humans to take charge of what is left of the Zoo.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 3:21 p.m.    

Ukraine is proud of their women, which they can beat, kill or rape. Then what else is news?

Give those animals a place on the other side of the border to the east and keep them there.

Hmm, it might not be many left in Ukriane, apart from them who can not afford to pay the ticket or petrol to get there. That should be around 30% of Ukraine population, and out of them, maybe 1-2% are Ukrainians that actually would do something, and not like the &quot;men&quot; on the latest video, just standing and looking at the beating of defenceless women.

Maybe we should only leave the women left in Ukraine, and import a new batch of men (real men) to take care of their women?

I bet you, you would not like that, would you?

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 3:26 p.m.    

And people still want to do business with these animals of Ukraine?

Words, words, and nothing but words.

Maybe they have taken the Kozak words in teir national anthem to serious and only want to live like the old warriors in the true Viking style, rape and conquer........

Ukraine's glory hasn't perished, nor her freedom

Upon us, fellow compatriots, fate shall smile once more.

Our enemies will vanish, like dew in the morning sun,

And we too shall rule, brothers, in a free land of our own.


We'll lay down our souls and bodies to attain our freedom,

And we'll show that we, brothers, are of the Kozak nation.

We'll lay down our souls and bodies to attain our freedom,

And we'll show that we, brothers, are of the Kozak nation.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 3:27 p.m.    

Shche ne vmerla Ukrayiny i slava, i volya,

Shche nam, brattya molodiyi, usmixnet'sya dolya.

Zhynut' nashi vorizhen'ky, yak rosa na sonci.

Zapanuyem i my, brattya, u svoyij storonci.


Dushu j tilo my polozhym za nashu svobodu,

I pokazhem, shcho my, brattya, kozac'koho rodu

Dushu j tilo my polozhym za nashu svobodu,

I pokazhem, shcho my, brattya, kozac'koho rodu

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Mykhayl July 15, 2011, 7:17 p.m.    

Бог помагає Українії !



She lives on, our Ukraina!

Her freedom and glory-

Let us hope that once more fortune

May illume Her story.

Like the dew before the sunshine

Our foes disappearing.

We shall rule Oh, youthful brethren!

Our land, nothing fearing.

Chorus: Soul and body sacrificing

For our freedom cherished.

We shall show we are sons of

Mighty Cossacks(sic) perished!

Naliviko and Zalizniak

And Trasilo- falling-

Urge us our sacred duty,

From the grave-hills calling!

Let us keep in our remembrance

Deaths of Cossacks(sic) knightly,

For our youth, our splendid manhood,

We would not spend lightly.


Presentation is everything. Ukraine is beautiful, Ukrainians are hospitable, Ukrainian is desirable.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 8:58 p.m.    

You don't want to do business with us? Then just go and get out of our lands. We can do plenty of business with our eastern slavic brothers. We don't want your degenerate homosexualism and feminism!

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 9:52 p.m.    

yeah yeah yeah !

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 9:10 a.m.    

It appears that you are a little homophobic, possibly because both you and Les like men a little too much.

When are you bums going to pay back the IMF the money you beg every year?

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 4:13 p.m.    

What do all of these scumbags have in common? The answer is that all of them are Russian-speaking Ukrainians. You will never find a Ukrainian speaker committing such crimes. This is further evidence of why the Russian language needs to be phased out in order for Ukraine to develop.

Get rid of the Russian language = Get rid of the Russian mentality = Clean up the country!

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 4:45 p.m.    

Which language did Bandera and the other members of his killer gang speak ?

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 4:46 p.m.    

Surshik ?

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Mykhayl July 16, 2011, 3:24 a.m.    

Anti-Ukrainian bully.

Reference proof.

Soviet disinformation.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 8:55 p.m.    

How stupid can you be? I live in Lviv and see the same thing all the time.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 4:54 p.m.    

Broken German.

German- the language of their idols.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 9:50 p.m.    

More than true.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 5:34 p.m.    

Is it not a bit hyprcritical to lump Yanukovych Jr. in with these other losers whose crimes were far more serious? So Yanuk Jr. was walking around the center of Kyiv drunk &amp; cursing, well i've got news for you, many Westerners (no doubt including some of KP's editors) have been spotted in the center of Kyiv drunk &amp; cursing over the years. It's not criminal behavior as long as you don't get behind the wheel.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 6:43 p.m.    

Dont worry. Start digging into what he has stolen and you will find a lot of criminal activities there! But I guess, that will have to wait until we throw them from power!

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 6:52 p.m.    

Throw them from Power, how in the worlds name are you going to be able to do so, there will be no oppostion in the next elections, they will either be in prison, or due to technical election reasons not able to compete with POR. Election comitees will be bought as usual, and election laws will be so ompliated than only a PhD in Mathematics will be able to see the flaws within it, if ever possible to get through all contradictions in it.

Then there will be ensured regional and local dominance to provide enough purchase power amongst the electoriats in the various parts of Ukraine.

People of Ukraine will stand at the road side and look at this, as they did when this mobster attack a girl in a public place.

There will never be a change in Ukraine, because the Ukraine people have been to used to be directed and told what to do, and always only been given the truth as the power see it, through private owned TV and Radio channels and journals that ensure that power view will be told and others surpressed as much as possible without creating the illusion there is no free press.

Journalists will be threatened and told what to tell the people, or what not to tell, as the people was told how President palace looks like and what he does on this place. Select information by a select approved 'vetted' journalistic core press.

Have no illusions about a free Ukraine, have no illusion about free press, have no illusion about a fair judicial system, have no illusion of power to the people. The power will remain amongst the only 1% of Ukraine people, the millionairs and their thugs, no one else.

Why, because the Ukraine people only write in internet or some few minor press services about the truth, and do nothing about it at all when the push comes to the shuv..........

Best of luck living in the land of Illusions.....

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 7:33 p.m.    

Would you allow yourself to be drunk and behave like a street thug if your father is a president? This idiots bahaviour is a disgrace! Shows everyone what type of ugly people are running our country.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 6:48 p.m.    

And they're all kids of eastern Ukraines mafia! Namely The party of Russian criminals!

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 7 p.m.    

Allow the Russians to take over ownership of all major industries in Ukraine is the first step of creating a slave of Russia.

This is happening in Ukraine at the moment, and we have only seen the start of it, metals chemicals, farming, airplaine, airliners, food processing, oil and gas and others, a list too long to list here.

What does Ukraine want? Just to live on borrowed money till it runs out, and the GDP is ok?

What is GDP to the ordinart Ukrainian, nothing......

The Ukrainians have the worst pay in Europe, the worst health care in Europe, the most corrupt education system in Europe, food selection in shops like seen in Europe in the 70's at the latest, unless you belong to the 1% rich which can buy the food in the more expensive places of course, or pay yourself to the services and products needed, or even at the best afford to have small place abroad to spend most of your time, and come back to Ukraine to give the illusion that you live in Ukraine and suffer as the rest of them.

Russians dominate the investment arena, either directly or via offshore companies in Ukraine, which still flourish and has a good life, despite Tigipko's promise of and end to this era, yehhh, we believe him of course. Not until some other solution is found for the rich to save their forutines away from the state budget. It takes time to hide stolen money in one form or the other.

Ukraine sing in their national anthem about free Ukraine, sure, be Kozaks and plunder and fight the wars, against your own people, instead of enemies outside your country, that really want you nothing but the worst, and only think of their own fortune and future.

You can wonder why there is not any proper capital market in Ukraine, and that all the large IPO's happen either in UK or Poland, you can only wonder.......

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 9:02 p.m.    

We want to be one with Russia and Belorus. We don't want western society. If the 6 western oblasts don't like it, let them become part of Poland!

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 9:49 p.m.    

Poland doesnt want them.

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 9 a.m.    

Then why don't you bums quit begging money from the IMF and begging EU to trade with you.

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 9:17 a.m.    

That right, brilliant person, support the people that keep you in rags and beat your women. You just answered my question. How stupid can you get?

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 7:05 p.m.    

Ukraine mafia power= Italian mafia power.

Rule by dictatorship and force, then you get what you want under the illusion of taking care of your people.

Power by fear, and you will be able to do whatever you want, on the cost of the people's future.

Nothing but a removal of the culture amongst the power, corruption and use of force and judicial system to rule will you get reform in Ukraine.

Unless this happen, nothing will happen.

If Ukrainians not take to the streets as in rest of the world, then nothing will happen. If the Ukrainians think they can fight this war by attacking each others through media like this and hope all will be better by next election, then naivity is bigger than i thought.

When power say they are not ashamed of their children's behaviour when they act like drunk loonies, then i rest my case and leave it to the Zoo keeper to do his work, wip them till they are quiet and lie down and say they will never do it again.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 7:57 p.m.    

Guestbkrevel &quot;STOP PIANO PLAYER VOTING&quot;, Guest | Today at 19:30



Good governance , begins with the gov't,,,,,,,

All the so called 'majority votes' are illegal.......this means that all of bills 'illegally passed' in Rada ,,,,,are illegal !!!!!!!

Wake up..........


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Guestbkrevel,,,,&quot;TOP PIANO PLAYER VOTING, Guest | Today at 19:25

I encourage all readers and the editors of the Kyiv concentrate and spear head a movement , IN THE PRESS....

To stop the 'piano player voting',,,,,,,

Yanuk is a dictator with this 'piano player voting' ,,,,,,and no one wants to stop him ??????? He does what he wants,,,,no one can stop him......

WHY ?????????



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Guestbkrevel, Guest | Today at 19:19

Ukraine is NOT A DEMOCRACY....... it is a YANOKRACY......he does what ever the hell he wants...........

It starts with the 'PIANO PLAYER VOTING' is anything going to change,,,,,when EVERY vote is a GIVEN OF RECEIVING A MAJORITY.......even if only 100 persons are physically present.....the vote is ALWAYS A MAJORITY of 250 OR MORE..!!!!

Why is this 'illegal voting' not stopped,,,,,,,,one vote , one man is the fundamental of democracy.......

Why are not these 'illegal piano voters' arrested ?????

Where is the media exposing this barbaric actions ?????

Where is the opposition ????




WHY ???????????

Kyiv Post...........all the hundreds of stories about the judicial corruption,,,,,and Julia's unfair trial,,,,the others being politicall persecuted,,,,,,the gov't corruption,,,,,the unsafe health care ,,,,,,and on and on...........

All these stories are useless, baseless and soundless rhetoric.....mean nothing.....nothing......









Ukraine is beautiful, and the people proud......

But Yanuk has made a cesspool of this great country.......



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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 8:18 p.m.    

She assaulted him twice before he did anything. We don't want you degenerate western feminism and homosexualism. We don't want a society were strangers and police interfer in ever small problem. We have more personal freedom than in the west. We don't want to be like the big prison camp of Germany. She provoked him and got what she deserved. We are much more civilised to handle these things among friends than to have the brut force of the state enter like in the west. Strange that we got our &quot;freedom&quot; from a very powerful state an you westerners want to build another oppressive state to impose your degenerate values.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 8:39 p.m.    

Thank you for your openness - a REAL UKRAINIAN man has spoken.



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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 2:50 p.m.    

a country of Slavs not &quot;slaves&quot;... that is you and U$A. &quot;your masters&quot; are planning another &quot;war&quot; that they can not win....

so your pointless words are a reflection of the U$A which will be begging &quot;poor countries&quot; for money...

Wait a minute ...China owns America!!! So for all your &quot;mafia&quot; comments. the TRIAD owns U$A.

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 5:44 p.m.    

The only thing I am angry at our masters about is taking IMF money. But Europe and America are almost broke now and a lot of the IMF money comes from China, who are becoming your masters. If you don't like us, get out!

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Anonymous July 17, 2011, 5:17 p.m.    

You don't take IMF money you beg for it and jump through their hoops like trained bears to get it.

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 5:48 p.m.    

One day we will reestablish ourselves and become militarily strong as we were, while you are ever more broke and degenerate. We should have invaded the west last time. We will not make the same mistakes as last time we were strong. You will respect us or suffer!

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 8:40 p.m.    

when will that be ?

I wanna be there !

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Anonymous July 17, 2011, 8:24 a.m.    

Russia is growing stronger by the day while the west bankrupts itself. You may not have to wait long.

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Anonymous July 17, 2011, 5:13 p.m.    

You mean your oligarchs are getting richer and richer while you are getting poorer and weaker. Russia is a country run by the Russian Mafia and all they care about is more money and power.

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Anonymous July 17, 2011, 9:46 a.m.    

You thought you were strong. In reality the world was passing you by while you sat drunk on your collective asses, starving, while your &quot;government&quot; told you how great it was. Sound familiar?

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Anonymous July 17, 2011, 11:28 a.m.    

Gona, Would a, Should a, could a. HA, Dream on Delusional fool. Have another beer and keep your brave head down while one of your masters beats your women.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 10:23 p.m.    

This underscores the farce of the Ukrainian judicial system.

Haul political opponents to prison until they can prove that they're innocent.... whilst these brats get away with, in some cases, murder.

I wonder if this story is shown on Ukrainian T.V.?

I doubt it.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 10:28 p.m.    

Ukrainian justice is much better than western justice were a man can be hauled to prison in handcuff just because some woman lies and says she way raped, like case of Dominique Strauss Khan!

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 8:41 a.m.    

Your comment proves the articles assertion. Typical idiot thinking pull some situation from the universe to prove an invalid point. Exactly what are you trying to justify.

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 9:23 a.m.    

It is.

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Anonymous July 15, 2011, 10:37 p.m.    

Sad commentary, but not unexpected from such a brutal and illegal administration.

Never forget, this is a mafia type govt and mafia does what mafia does.

They feel they are a law unto themselves.

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 2:53 p.m.    

Mafia ? who are the ones starting wars on every front? Is U$A really that idiotic? Maybe they are doing the bidding of their masters...who might that be?

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 6:05 p.m.    

These ugly brats are a reflection of their ugly parents and the criminals running our country. They have made our country a haven for their criminal lifestyles. They can steal, kill and murder people and get away with it! And no one dares to try and correct this gross injustice! Why do we allow ourselves to be intimidated by these criminals!

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Anonymous July 17, 2011, 1:19 a.m.    

They are the new Ukrainian blue blood, descendents of sovoks commies, new classic society.......

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Anonymous July 16, 2011, 8:38 p.m.    

and that's no lie ...;-)

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Anonymous July 17, 2011, 2:13 a.m.    

Roman Landik bears a strong resemblance to the villain Loki in the recent Thor movie.

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Anonymous July 18, 2011, 11:53 a.m.    

Sticks and stones etc etc, but an idiots words are worthless.

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