Yanukovych cancels three decrees on Ukrainian Cossacks

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Dec. 30, 2011, 3:32 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has cancelled a number of decrees on the Ukrainian Cossacks, which were issued by his predecessors, the presidential press service has reported. Under his decree, the head of state declared invalid three decrees, in particular, No. 1092 of November 15, 2001 on the national program for the revival and development of the Ukrainian Cossacks in 2002-2005, No. 916 of June 4, 2005 on the Council of the Ukrainian Cossacks, and No. 378 of May 4, 2007 on measures to support the development of the Ukrainian Cossacks.
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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 3:48 p.m.    

More proof that Yanukovych is anti-Ukrainian. Unashamed disrespect for anything Ukrainian.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:09 p.m.    

Clearly rule of by Presidential decree has higher value then rule of law.

The sooner Ukraine finds its feet and removes Presidential power and Presidential authority and adopts a full parliamentary model of governance the better off Ukraine will be. Sadly the opposition is lost and has no policies for change or meaningful reform


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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:11 p.m.    

Why were the decrees cancelled?

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:15 p.m.    

Good question but sadly poor journalism. At least one of the decrees (No. 378 of May 4, 2007) was made in the absence of Parliamentary debate. A time when Ukraine was in the midst of a major Constitutional crisis. A time when the president illegally usurped power over Ukraine Constitution.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:27 p.m.    

It's really very simple.

Firtash and the oligarchs don't want to pay Gazprom's price for gas.

yanusvoloch and Firtash and Boyko and the rest have robbed Ukraine blind - so there's no money left for the government's budget, and borrowing is now a very difficult proposition, because Ukraine would not implement IMF reforms, and lenders on the world market are looking at a very shaky government.

Soooo - yanusvoloch and Boyko and zArazov and that whole banda have been desparately kowtowing to Gazprom for well over 1 year now to re-negotiate the &quot;evil&quot; contract signed in 2009 under Tymoshenko - whom they have thrown in jail, because she cut Firtash out as a middleman.

But getting a discount from Gazrpom/Rasha (remember - Gazprom's majority owner is Putler and his &quot;government&quot;) involves making concession after concession to Rasha.

Sooo - first there were the Kharkiv accords.

Now, there is supposed to be a &quot;consortium&quot; - in fact, Ukraine has proposed exactly what Tymoshenko warned about - selling national asset, its gas pipeline system, to Putler.

But that's not enough for Putler - Ukraine must be russified.

For Putler, Ukraine must again become a colony of &quot;moozer rasha.&quot;

Which involves obliterating Ukrainian history and Ukrainian culture.

As part of that, yanusvoloch was supposed to declare Rashan an &quot;official&quot; language of Ukraine.

This is yet another part of it - &quot;eliminate&quot; Ukrainian cossacks, who were a symbol of fierce independence in Ukraine.

Kluyev, zArazov, Kolomoisky, Boyko, Akhmetov, Pinchuk, etc., don't care.

They've already got their mansions in Austria and England and Switzerland and elsewhere.

They sell off Ukraine to Putler, and they escape elsewhere to their mansions.

Very simple.

Except that yanusvoloch naively still thinks that Rasha is a &quot;brotherly&quot; country, just like Putler is telling him, and that he can appease Putler by obliterating Ukraine and russifying it.

Except that yanusvoloch's fat ass will end up in Siberia, along with all the other oligarchs in Ukraine who don't bail out to Austria. And he won't have a $350,000 toilet seat like in Mezhihirya.

Very simple.

спасибо жителям Донбаассаааа....

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:12 p.m.    

This is an issue that should be debated and decided by a vote of Ukraine's Parliament passing laws not the whim and direction of a head of state acting in isolation.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:12 p.m.    

Cossacks are a clear indicator and predecessor to anything resembling what the state of Ukraine is.....this guy is a traitor to Ukraine.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:16 p.m.    

Yanukovych should be executed for treason. The cancelling of the decrees proves they are the truth.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 4:45 p.m.    

May he soon meet a cossacks bullet

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 5:14 p.m.    

Is this the thanks we get for putting up with the Russian sponsored $25 million propaganda Russification garbage Taras Bulba????

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 6:44 p.m.    

When the f---k are the people going to rebel......???

How much proof is needed that he is a Stalin......???

The Libyans, Egyptians and Syrians have more guts than the Ukrainian sheep......


The only solution .......REVOLUTION !!!!!


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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 7:14 a.m.    


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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 7:13 p.m.    

More details are needed.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 7:45 p.m.    

Vitali Klitschko: Yanukovych spurns history

By issuing his decree to cancel Freedom Day which marks the start of the 2004 Orange revolution, Pres Yanukovych indicated that in 2011 Ukraine has become a country where little freedom is left, UNIAN quotes the Klitschko-led UDAR party Dec. 30 statement.

The Day of Freedom remains a symbol of the struggle of Ukrainians for their human rights, honest elections and free assembly, UDAR statement goes on. “The attempt to coincide the Freedom Day with the Unification of Ukraine Day on Jan. 22 indicates the regime’s disrespect to the Ukrainian history and the attempt to pull the plug on the 2004 Orange revolution and Maidan uprising,” the statement continues.

“It is symbolic that the Freedom Day was cancelled on the same day when Yulia Tymoshenko was moved to a penitentiary in Eastern Ukraine.

Just 2 days before the New Year the authorities have again humiliated a sick woman to show the brutal force of their coercive apparat – despite assurances of the regime’s officials that Tymoshenko will stay in Kyiv.

Every step, every statement of this regime is another lie and disinformation,” the UDAR says. Ukraine will enter the year 2012 as a country where human rights are infringed, humiliation of Ukrainians become routine, and oppression of the opposition becomes the regime’s strategy, UDAR stressed.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 8:09 p.m.    

Russia’s special services hold Ukraine in their sights

Writing for Radio Svoboda Dec. 28, Ivan Hvat describes the activities of Russian special services in Ukraine. This is an abridged version of his article.

Recently, head of Crimean Tatars assembly Mustafa Dzhemilev said Moscow is eager to drive a wedge between Crimean Tatars and ensure the election of a new leader who will be loyal to Moscow. Dzemilev said Russia’s FSB and GRU[military intelligence] are pumping money to pro-Russian organizations in the peninsula.

Moscow also has a hand in fanning separatists Rusins movement in Zakarpattya in an attempt to blow up the Ukrainian identity. The Russians are supported in Ukraine by their fifth column among the Communists and Regions lawmakers. In 2009, the Rusins separatists captured the attention of Slovakia’s Liter&amp;#225;rny (dvoj)t&amp;#253;&amp;#382;denn&amp;#237;k which stressed that their purpose is to destabilize Ukraine. Referring to the US geopolitical analytical service, Stratfor, the Slovak newspaper says,” The Rusins are not alone – they get financial help and instructions from Russia.”The source of ideological support for Rusins is in Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia.

The so-called Ukrainian Studies center at the Southern Federal University is focused exclusively on supporting the Rusins, calling them a Ukrainian minority undergoing a forceful ukrainization by Kyiv. In Sept. 2010, Russia’s consul general in Lviv Yevhen Guzeyev urged the Kremlin to give financial support to the Rusins, warning that Russia needs the Rusins and their desired goal – the Sub-Carpathian Rus state - in its orbit.

Russia’s fifth column involved in actively fanning the Rusins issue includes several Rada lawmakers: Oleksandr Holub and Petro Symonenko (Communists), Serhy Yefremov, Vadym Kolesnychenko, Serhy Kivalov (Regions). They are pushing toward giving the Rusins language the status of a regional one, forgetting that the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences deny the 10,000-strong Rusins community has its special language.

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Anonymous Dec. 30, 2011, 11:06 p.m.    

This is too much already! This a pro-Russian president who is denying Ukraine its heritage and history.

When has he ever done anything to promote or strengthen Ukrainian culture and language? Obviously

he likes taking away things from the people who are the reason that there is a Ukraine at all.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 8:10 p.m.    

You are a fool. He is simply denying your traitor views which are detriment to the good of the country. You are a hypocrite. Go and return to your hole to which you came from when you ABANDONED the country which you so 'care about'.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 12:39 a.m.    

Where's Kuchma's complaint/protest? He promoted this guy and he's invalidating his 2001 decree.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 5:40 a.m.    

The &quot;cossacks&quot; were nothing but troublemakers who murdered hundreds of thousands of jews in 1648. Mr. Yanukovych is correctly shutting out out those kholkol bums from ukrainian history.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 6:31 p.m.    

Was King David also a &quot;trouble maker and a murderer&quot; for killing Goliath and killing Philistines and their collaborators? How about Samson?

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 3:08 a.m.    

The cossacks are an immortal part of Ukrainian history, and there's nothing Yanuconvict or his minions of zionazi sovok katsaps can do about it. Soon his head will be on a pike.

Cossacks were the only defenders ordinary Ukrainians had against foreign oppressors including the jews who did the Polish schlachta's dirty work. There wasn't an innocent drop spilt in 1648 and there are no regrets whatsoever... just another reckoning on its way.

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Anonymous Dec. 31, 2011, 7:13 a.m.    

Thank you Sir for this open comment.

Happy New year from


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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 3:09 a.m.    

You don't fool anyone but yourself

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 7:48 p.m.    

And, the sourse of this disinformation from the Yevsektsiya is where?

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 6:27 a.m.    

Who needs those cossacks???:)))

We need doctors, teachers, cleaners, plumbers, etc. What are those cossacks doing?

These are all diaspora's fairy tales when they drink too much...

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 8:22 p.m.    

10. Ukrainian Cossack hetman Pylyp Orlyk in 1710 created what is now argued to be one of the first world’s constitutions. The document he published on the date of his erection as hetman was an incredible progressive document for the time.

Orlyk’s constitution was a treaty between the hetman, the Cossacks and the whole Ukrainian populations, stating rights and responsibilities, and also establishing a democratic standard for the separation of powers in government between the legislative, executive and judiciary branches.

Read more:

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 6:36 p.m.    

I gueess it's okay for Russians to have their Czarist Cossacks, but Yanukovych seems to think that it is not okay to support Ukrainian Kozaks who defended not only Ukraine, but Eastern Europe as well from the Tatar and Turk Islamic terrorists. Ukraine was in the fight against Islamic terrorism long before America ever existed or had even an inkling about Islamic terrorism.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 7:56 p.m.    

You sated, &quot;Russians to have their Czarist {AKA : Muscovy} Cossacks&quot;. Muscovy used the Ukrainian Cossacks to protect and build their &quot;empire&quot; and to depopulate Ukraine of Ukrainians.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 8:16 p.m.    

For me,

the Russian language is the crucifixion of Ukraine. It is the millions of bones of Ukrainian Cossack prisoners of war, which are literally immured in the foundations of St. Petersburg, the capital of Muscovy (1703); the all-out massacre of the Ukrainian population (over 17,000 men, women and children) of Baturyn, the capital of the Ukrainian Cossack Hetmanate, the day before the Battle of Poltava (1709); the devastation of Zaporozhian Sich Cossack outposts; and the use of Ukrainian forced laborers on the White Sea Canal and other artificial channels.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 8:26 p.m.    

Is it part of Russia?

“After 20 years in the region, I am still confronted with surprise, in the United Kingdom, when it is announced ‘are you still working in Russia… Kyiv isn’t it?” says David Payne, director of a Kyiv marketing agency, adding that even original Ukrainian borsch and Cossacks are considered Russian for many people.

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Anonymous Jan. 2, 2012, 4:32 a.m.    

Ukraine's warriors were called Kozaks, not Cossacks.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 8:50 p.m.    

Azarov is an Anti-Ukrainian from Muscovy and started this process well over a year ago.

Would Israel make a German that only speaks German as their Prime Minister?

Azarov cancels Concept of State Cossacks Development Program

Aug 13, 2010 at 14:46 | Interfax-Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has cancelled a Concept of the State Cossacks Development Program 2009-2011, approved by Yulia Tymoshenko's government.

Read more:

PS The Anti-Ukrainian government in Ukraine has been trying to destroy the Ukrainian Identity, and rewrite Ukrainian history - for years.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 9:20 p.m.    

And they will, as always... fail.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 9:39 p.m.    

The Molotov-Ribbentrop &quot;war pact&quot; had additional agreements :

On September 25, 1939 the kremlin proposed to Hitler that the Soviet Union take Lithuania. This was agreed; in exchange the Germans would take large areas of Poland formerly allocated to the Soviet Union, and a bounty of $7,500,000 in gold.

I wonder if the Putin-Azarov &quot;gas pact&quot; has additional agreements :

Russify Ukraine.

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Anonymous Jan. 2, 2012, 7:06 a.m.    

very few germans live in Israel you fool. As you know, more people in Ukraine speak Russian than Ukrainian. Ukrinian anyway is the language of country bumpkins, not fit for world-communication.

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Anonymous Jan. 2, 2012, 11:29 a.m.    

Is that the reason 12% of the people pray in Russian and most pray in Ukrainian?

PS You must be an uneducated Moskal - not to understand my analogy.

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