Yanukovych: 'I'm paying attention to reform in Ukraine almost all the time'

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July 1, 2011, 5:57 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is "litmus paper" that helps develop democracy in Ukraine. He said at a meeting with ECHR President Jean-Paul Costa in Kyiv on Friday that Ukraine had well-established contacts with the European Court of Human Rights, which help conduct joint work on the development of Ukrainian democracy.

"To this end, we are holding organizational work to reform the judicial system, the system of criminal justice, law enforcement, and anti-corruption legislation," Yanukovych said.

He said that he was paying attention to key reforms in Ukraine almost all the time.

"I can tell you that I spend most of my time resolving these issues," Yanukovych said.
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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 6:05 p.m.    

He is paying attention to his bank account almost all the time.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 6:54 p.m.    

I had to laugh out loud!

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 7:23 p.m.    

It may be very well that the Clown needs a a complete psychological evaluation to make sure that all the marbles are in place. He either lives in a world to himself with no reality as to what is taking place in front of him or he just does not care. Truly the PGO needs to take a serious and fair investigation into his mental abilities to function as a leader. He cannot continue to say one thing and than do it completely opposite of it's intended goal. Such a leader will never be trusted by the international community as a responsible individual and it is a reflection upon the people of Ukraine, since they voted him into office. He looks at reform but with one objective and that is, it must be beneficial to him and his cronies. Can a person truly believe that he pays attention to reform all the time? I do not think his has any concept of what real and democratic reform is all about.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 8 p.m.    

Yanukovych is slowly reforming away democracy and freedom.

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Anonymous July 1, 2011, 8:30 p.m.    

is being planned

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