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June 28, 2012, 7:25 p.m. | Editorial — by Kyiv Post

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As European ministers shunned President Viktor Yanukovych again this week by not attending Euro 2012 games, the administration brought in former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to buff up its image. There were no public events, just a presidential website statement saying that they discussed “Ukraine’s development” amid “global challenges and world economic crisis.”
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tamara wetstein June 28, 2012, 8:34 p.m.    

Good editorials this week. It's interesting how, in the other one, you seem to be implicitly calling for civil unrest after the fall elections (which will obviously be completely crooked --- zero percent chance of clean elections).

But Ukrainians won't take to the streets. The Orange Revolution was an anomaly. It's a sad fact, but Ukrainians worship the boot that kicks them. They love to lick that boot. They'll never stand up.

It's very funny that Yanukovcyh thinks that Kissinger will buff his image. In Western liberal society, especially in Europe, Kissinger is considered a monstrous war criminal. These peasant/proletarian redneck provincial idiots on Bankova probably wanted to get Khaddafi, but he's dead.

Truly, they have no idea how the West works. Typical homo sovieticus pigs.

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carl June 30, 2012, 4:39 p.m.    

You call people idiots,pigs you are perfect example of western liberal society. What war crimes did Kissinger commit?

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carl June 30, 2012, 4:27 p.m.    

Getting Craig on board was a master stroke. Obama like all other politicians is corrupt. These people can be bought and they will do just about anything to keep their dirty laundry hidden.

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kpxoxol July 2, 2012, 7:46 a.m.    

Considering the fact that in the US plutocracy the corporations can BUY a President through a so called "unlimited super pack contribution", no wonder ANY US politician is for sale.

But the funniest of all is not the fact that the US Presidential elections are farce, but the fact that the NOMINATION process is completely corrupted.

And the one who controls the nomination controls the elections.


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Mykhayl July 1, 2012, 10:45 a.m.    

Слава Icy~

In the Russian Gulag system Donetsk son Vasyl Stus was worked to death to rob Ukraine of his recognition in Literature by the Nobel Committee. A posthumous award was never granted by the Nobel Committee leaving public indignation of Mr Stus' murder avoided. Political prisoners have long been played in the East West Cold War. Mr Kissinger is a seasoned veteran of several wars. Which side is he playing on now?

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kpxoxol July 1, 2012, 9:21 p.m.    

"As European ministers shunned President Viktor Yanukovych again this week by not attending Euro 2012 games ... "

The author of this drivel is completely retarded. Even Merkel declared she will attend the Euro 2012 finals, heh, heh, heh :D

The EU is on a verge of collapse, but according to the KP moron, the EU leaders were supposed to stay in Ukraine instead of tending the most humiliation for the EU financial crisis.

The KP needs emergency psychiatric care if it allows such retarded drivel to be posted. LOL :D

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