Yevhenia Tymoshenko: Idea to impeach Yanukovych could unite Ukrainians

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July 21, 2012, 3:06 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine


Eugenia Tymoshenko, the daughter of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, believes that the collection of signatures to impeach President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, initiated by the united opposition, could unite Ukrainians.

"I think that the prospects of this initiative are not very optimistic now. But we must try. The opposition should use every opportunity to make it clear to Yanukovych and the entire world that the president's actions, including political repression, persecution of journalists and social activists, are unacceptable," she said in an interview with the Voice of America broadcasting company.

"Therefore the opposition appealed to the people calling to sue the president for his anti-state and anti-national actions for nearly three years of his presidency. I think this initiative could bring people together. If they are not ready to go out to the streets, they can protest this way," she said.

"The level of support is still high and continues to grow. People perceive her as a victim of unfair trial. It is obvious for Ukrainians that it is a case of political repression, and they start supporting her even more," Eugenia said, when talking about how her mother's nearly one-year stay in prison influenced her support from the side of the population.

As reported, in early July the united opposition announced the campaign "Ukraine against Yanukovych," within which started preparing a suit against the head of state and collecting signatures for his impeachment.

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blueriver July 21, 2012, 4:35 p.m.    

Yes impeach Yanukovych, nail him to the cross and send him to Vladivostok Russia.

When he's impeached drag him through the streets of Kiev and throw tomatos at the him that would be fun then send him by train to Jail in East Russia :)

Yulia is respected worldwide, she had her chance / opportunity to leave, run from Ukraine before the silly dump stupid police arrested, buts she didnt she wasnt afraid of Yanukovych although he is terrified of Yulia.

Yanukovych can not sleep at night he has nightmares about a free Yulia...the poor big dump Yanukukovych is so afraid he phones Putin for advise and help...

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elmer-елмер July 21, 2012, 4:55 p.m.    

However, when Governor Yanusvoloch phones Putler for help - Putler keeps him waiting for 4 hours.

After all, Putler is the Fearless Dictator and Master Biker Lover of all "friendly" sovok, er, Rooshan nations.

Yanusvoloch is only Governor of the Province of Zookraine.

seig heil
der fuhrer fascist Governor Yanusvoloch - serving at the whim and pleasure of Putler

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Charles Spencer July 21, 2012, 5:17 p.m.    

Right on brother

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Charles Spencer July 21, 2012, 5:19 p.m.    

well said sir, I agree. That man is only good for himself...not the people of the Ukraine...The EU cannot stand the man, his party, or what they stand for.

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cedrik July 21, 2012, 5:18 p.m.    

Someone needs to give this child a brain. Yes, the 'loyal opposition' is collecting signatures. And as of yesterday eventide they had every bit of 8000 of same, if you can believe them. That, for the math challenged, is .0002% of the population. Way to go! What a ground swell of support.

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Charles Spencer July 21, 2012, 5:20 p.m.    

it is 8000 signatures more than he has got.

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cedrik July 21, 2012, 6:41 p.m.    

Really? You live here? Last time I looked he ain't gathering signatures.

Taking in to account the roughly 30 million Ukrainians of voting age, they now have the princely sum of .0003% of the voting population. Again, not much of a ground swell of support.

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elmer-елмер July 22, 2012, 3:58 a.m.    

They may not all be signing.

And that could be due to a variety of reasons, including fear of physical beatings from the sovok mafia.

But I think Charles Spencer is right.

Everyone, even the sovok mafia Party of Regions admits that there is total disgust with and distrust of government.

They are fed up.

An avalanche can start with just a small, little tiny push.

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David Willcox July 22, 2012, 6:38 a.m.    

Syria came up with the best form of corrupt official removal last week!

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cedrik July 22, 2012, 9:40 p.m.    

And that is what you are advocating for Ukraine? Your compassion for the Ukrainian people knows no bounds.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the true face of the 'loyal opposition'. "If we can't win at the election box we'll just kill them".

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Mykhayl July 23, 2012, 2:36 a.m.    

Слава Ісу~

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Who's filling the void?

Idealist to pragmatist to democrat to soviet to... communist?

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Mykhayl July 23, 2012, 2:38 a.m.    

Good Lord deliver us!

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kpxoxol July 23, 2012, 4:57 a.m.    

The thing to unite Ukraine is to bring justice to the THIEF OLIGARCH Tymoshenko about her murky past as head of the United Ukraine Energy System.

She badly need STIFF prison sentence and she will get it soon, heh, heh, heh :D

"Tymoshenko scandals

In August 2000, Olexandr Tymoshenko, a member of the board of the UESU and the husband of Yulia Tymoshenko, was arrested by the Ukrainian police. Together with Valery Falkovych, first deputy general director of the corporation, Tymoshenko was officially accused of embezzling US$800,000 in public funds through the export of rolled metal to Asia during the 1990s.[3] Yulia Tymoshenko served from 1995 to 1997 as the director of the company. Like her husband, Yulia Tymoshenko was arrested and she staid under arrest for several weeks on forgery and gas smuggling charges.[4] Kiev's Appeal Court canceled lodging of criminal proceedings against her and her husband in May 2004 [5] and in September 2005 Russian prosecutors canceled her arrest warrant.[6]

Former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Valentyn Nalyvaichenko claimed in 2010 that a document detailing the role of FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Semyon Mogilevich in the gas trade in the mid-1990s including ties with top officials close to Tymoshenko was destroyed by his predecessor Oleksandr Turchynov. Turchynov called such claims an "elaborate ruse engineered by Yushchenko" to discredit his close ally, Tymoshenko.[7]

The company was dissolved in 2009.[citation needed]

The Ukrainian security service opened a criminal investigation into the embezzlement of $405 million by Energy Systems of Ukraine early July 2011.[8]"

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IvanovPetrovSidorov July 23, 2012, 1:32 p.m.    

She is deluding herself. Most people don't care about Tymo, but they do care about not going back to the Yushchenko years of lost hope and Tymo's divisiveness and igoism or, some may say, greed and voracious appetite for power to serve her own interests regardless of consequences for the Ukraine.

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