Yushchenko calls nation's law-enforcement chiefs mediocre and corrupt

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Dec. 9, 2009, 12:32 p.m. |
President Victor Yushcheno on Dec. 9 accused the chiefs of Ukraine's law-enforcement agencies of involvement in corrupt activities during a meeting with the chiefs of the nation's Interior Ministry, Justice Ministry, State Customs Service and Prosecutor General's Office. "Let me tell you that you are mediocre ministers and agency heads. You have denegrated the nation with your work and incompetence," said Yushchenko. He added that the heads of the country's agencies are all participants what he called "this awful process."

Interior Ministry Yuri Lutsenko, who has pledged allegience to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the upcoming presidential poll, left the meeting after the president's remarks.
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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 2:07 p.m.    

This coming from a mediocre President who term of office has been n the worst in the history of Ukraine/. A president who has himself acted corruptly breaching Ukraine's Constitution and the path oath he took when he was sworn into office. A president who has sold out Ukraine's health and welfare in order to protect the interest the international tobacco lobby who is bankrolling his bid for a second term.

A president who has cause more harm/division and betrayal then any other. A president who once commanded the support of 52% if Ukraine and now holds less then 4%.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 7:26 p.m.    

Completely agree. Yushchenko has been a complete disgrace. The Tsar of Incompetence & Corruption - this is what this Orange king is all about.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 2:19 p.m.    

Yuschhenko must disclose who is funding his campaign and if he or his family, associates and or party have received any payments, offer of support or other inducements to veto the proposed increase in taxation on Tobacco products.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 9:30 p.m.    

why ask such a question?

are you an NGO?

is bloomberg funding yulia?

who funded obama?

it is all backroom money all over the world

take a nap junior

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 10:19 p.m.    

What about all the other candidates? Whose funding their campaigns?

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 10:29 p.m.    

same, same spewing your veto on tobacco tax again ehh?

get over it you lost!

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 3:12 p.m.    

Well at the end of the day, what he says is right, althjough it is a bit late. The fact is that corruption is a normal and an accepted way of life in Ukraine. Ushchenko could do something about it but probably he is part of the same corrupt system.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 4:19 p.m.    

Everybody in Ukraine, including this great "genius" Yushchenko, has always known this fact. This was the case five years ago, this was the case for a long time now.

Why is it that only now, with the elections, this fool is just bringing this issue up? He had a chance to do something about it over the last five years and has done nothing.

He is a totally hopeless embarrassment to himself and the country. At least the poll numbers show that the people of the country agree and he will go back to his bees in January.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 9:27 p.m.    

he's bringin it up because yulia should have fixed this

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 5:06 p.m.    

A new poll released today has Yuschenko tripling his support to almost 10 percent. What's going on?

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 10:45 p.m.    

The "poll" showing Yushchenko with such amazing numbers was conducted by a branch of the president's secretariat. In other words, don't believe one single percentage point above 3%.

More lies from Yush. Good riddance to him.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 11:26 p.m.    

A poll of Our= Ukraine memembrs or the Yushchenko family. LOL. No link provided.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 11:27 p.m.    

A poll amongst smokers or tobacco executives.

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Anonymous Dec. 10, 2009, 12:33 a.m.    

I used to be a supporter of the orange revolution, but Yushchenko has shown himself to be petty, greedy, power hungry and incompetent. The only ones who have prospered are his family and the tobacco industry.

Time to give someone else a chance. Hopefully Yulia or Yanu will only be petty, greedy and power hungry. Neither care about ordinary Ukrainian people so we are all in for more of the same.

I might check out Tigipko.

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Anonymous Dec. 12, 2009, 4:20 a.m.    

Wasn't Tihipko the henchman of oligarch at his time of chairing Labour Ukraine, who created "Team of Winter Generation" and some more pseudo-party's? At least that is what I read about him. The only reason for voting for him I can think of is cause the name "Team of Winter Generation" sounds great!

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