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NEWS ITEM: Citing German officials, former President Viktor Yushchenko's onetime chief of staff Oleh Rybachuk said this week that President Viktor Yanukovych offered to let German Chancellor Angela Merkel pay $7 billion to win ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's freedom from prison. Merkel and other European leaders have pressured Yanukovych to release Tymoshenko, describing her conviction for abuse-of-office in October as a politically motivated attempt to sideline his main rival. According to Rybachuk, the president said: “So, if you want Tymoshenko, pay up, because she stole $14 billion, and we'll give her to you half-price.” Rybachuk said high-ranking officials close to Merkel told him about this offer, which angered the chancellor so much that she has ended contact with Yanukovych.


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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 17, 2012, 8:10 a.m.    

Can there be any doubt that Yanukovych and Brezhnev are directly related? They look the same (except Yanu parts his eyebrows). Both are grossly obese and opulent. Both are equally corrupt (like swine at a trough). Both sound the same (especially when drunk). Both emerged from East Ukrainian mafia clans. Both have the same unique brain disorders. What other evidence is necessary other than DNA testing? (Mind you Yanu would probably refuse because if brother Yushchenko can do it so can he.)

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