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Yushchenko: Ukraine's independence, sovereignty currently jeopardized

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Nov. 21, 2009, 6:43 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Kryvi Kolina (Cherkasy region)– Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko has said that Ukraine's independence and sovereignty are currently more jeopardized than five to ten years ago. "The fate of our independence and sovereignty could currently be at greater risk than five to ten years ago," he said at a meeting with residents of Cherkasy region on Saturday.

Yushchenko said that the only way of retaining independence and sovereignty is to retain democracy.
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Anonymous Nov. 21, 2009, 7:42 p.m.    

After the last election I was quite excited for Ukraine. I thought that finally they had enough power to do something good for Ukraine. Instead of working for the coalition, Yush used all his power to undermine Yulia rather than to work for Ukraine...even when it could have been good for Ukraine. Yulia is no angel, but it is difficult to read this kind of bs from Yush. He had a chance to work for Ukraine, but instead chose to let his extreme hatred of Yulia force him to undermine her rather than work for Ukraine. Now, Yanu has a chance to win and he has no love for democracy or a free press.

It is too bad that the media doesn't work together to promote an honest man like Hrytsenko.

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Anonymous Nov. 21, 2009, 8:09 p.m.    

Tymoshenko never went with the orange program from the get go. She is one selfish politician who cares only about her amassed fortune and her lust for power. This weeks incident with Putin characterizes her best. She has no respect for Ukraine, Ukrainians nor its allied neighbors. Good for Yush, he's known what a vulture she is from the beginning. Tymoshenko work for the good of Ukraine? now there is a real joke.

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Anonymous Nov. 22, 2009, 12:08 a.m.    

Yushchenko is the biggest joke.

Yulia gave him much more support and loyalty then he deserved.

Yushchenko was the cause for the collapse of the orange revolution. First in 2006 when his party failed to form a governing coalition within days of winning the Parliamentary election. Yushchenko undermined stability at the time refusing to share power. His part Our Ukraine's constant infighting and desatbilization took its toll. Yushchenko at first tried to oust Yulia from the PM position, when that look liked failing he then went after Moroz and teh Socialist party. Time was running out and Moroz/SPU was left with no other alternative but to put an end to Yushchenko's destabilization.

In 2007 Yushchenko unconstitutionally dismissed Ukraine's democratically elected parliament and illegally interfered with the operation and independence of Ukraine's Constitutional Court. His actions resulted in seven months of political instability and caused untold economic damage and a loss of confidence in the democratic processes.

In 2008 he then again tried to undermine Ukraine's stability be seeking to dismiss the parliament. His actions resulted in the collapse of his own party along with his rapidly declining support. Recent polls have shown that 83% of Ukraine will not vote for Yushchenko.

Yushchenko was previously nominated for a noble prise, today he is the worlds least supported head of state. Even US President Obama would not meet him or be seen with him when he visited the UN in New York to say his farewells.

Democracy is based on rule of law and representative government. Yushchenko has failed on all cases.

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Anonymous Nov. 22, 2009, 12:17 a.m.    

All horseshit fabricated in the mind of a would be Aussie blogger. Take a trip outside of your fantasy world, it might wake you up.

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Anonymous Nov. 22, 2009, 1:41 p.m.    

I think the above comment is fair and correct. Yushchenko has done nothing for Ukraine except undermine its stability and democracy. hey 83% of Ukraine will not vote for Yushchenko what more needs to be said. We trusted and put our faith in Yushchenko and he betrayed all those who supported him.

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Anonymous Nov. 21, 2009, 9:19 p.m.    

They are both lousy. If Viktor Fedorovich manages to get faily elected this time I think it may work out better than under orange government. Let's give the "proffessor" a chance!

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Anonymous Nov. 21, 2009, 11:45 p.m.    

Yushehnko is the greatest threat to Ukraine's independence and sovereignty. He has undermined Ukraine's stability and democratic development at every turn. Yushchenko is a failed president. He espouses the words of democracy yet his actions and policies are far from democratic. He has betrayed Ukraine and all those who supported his election, Back in 2004 he held 52% support now he has less then 3.5%. Thankfully he will not be re-elected.

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Anonymous Nov. 27, 2009, 12:31 a.m.    

The same anti-Yushchenko kremlinoid comments are repeated.

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Anonymous Nov. 22, 2009, 6 a.m.    

All three are a bunch of goofies. Kravchuk destroyed our nuclear arsenal. Kuchma sold our military technology,vehichles, prodcution. and Yushenko continued to let it rot.

Our Military has been heading south since 1991. We should heavily invest in modern technology. Imagine if Ukraine kept its nuclear arsenal..maybe it would have had a strong voice since 1991.

The Past three Presidents have dishonored Ukrainian territory by destroying its only source of Protection.

Shame!!

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Anonymous Nov. 22, 2009, 10:50 a.m.    

Yushchenko - you are the past. Bye-bye!

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Anonymous Nov. 22, 2009, 3:05 p.m.    

the only reason our sovereignty is being hurt is putin, he continues to undermine us, he has to learn the meaning of свобода. Yushchenko saved us and bought democracy home. if Yanukovych or Tymoshenko are elected they will surely ruin democracy and take us back to the ussr.

слава Україна i слава Ющенко

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Anonymous Nov. 22, 2009, 7:26 p.m.    

Sure, blame it Putin. Why not!? Of course it's all evil Putin's fault. Otherwise Yushchenko is a great leader and Orange farce was such a wonderful idea! Shame on Mr. Putin for causing Yushchenko's disastrous rule and abyssal approval of his 'demo(clepto)cracy'.

Bye-bye, yush! :)

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