In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside Ukraine's High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Cases in Kiev. Ukraine's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko urged her country Saturday to defeat President Viktor Yanukovych's party in next month's parliamentary election. In an emotional video appeal, Tymoshenko accused Yanukovych of turning Ukraine into a "police state." (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)
The image war between President Viktor Yanukovych and imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko continues.
Ukraine’s hapless leader suffered another knock-down punch on September 29th, when the online press published two sets of contrasting images: a video  of the imprisoned Tymoshenko enjoining Ukrainians not to submit to dictatorship and a series of photos  of Yanukovych’s lavish digs. Tymoshenko comes across as impassioned, brave, and principled. Yanukovych comes across as a spoiled brat with megalomaniacal fantasies of ruling over Never-Never Land.
She calls Ukraine “a criminal country built by Yanukovych.” As far as human rights are concerned, “the Yanukovych mafia has no regard for the law. They care only about self-enrichment and corruption.” Who could disagree?