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Aug. 2, 2012, 9:54 p.m. |
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 NEWS ITEM: Ukrainian football star and millionaire Andriy Shevchenko surprised many people on July 28 when he announced he will be joining the Ukraine Forward Party led by member of parliament Nataliya Korolevska, who was expelled from the opposition Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko in March. Shevchenko, who until recently was talking about extending his football career in America, has a history of supporting those in power, including President Viktor Yanukovych and ex-President Leonid Kuchma. After receiving criticism for these endorsements, the sportsman vowed to stay out of politics. While he says he believes in Korolevska, some have speculated that he may be attracted to her well-financed campaign. She is, after all, spending millions of dollars to get her party members elected, clearly more than some of her rivals. But Shevchenko simply said he has picked the winning team. “I know what victory is and how to achieve it. This requires a good team. I believe in Nataliya, I believe in myself, I believe in our team. Ukraine-Forward!” Shevchenko is quoted as telling party delegates.

 

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