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Vox Populi with Olena Goncharova: What is the biggest achievement and biggest failure during Ukraine’s 21 years of independence?

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Aug. 22, 2012, 7:50 p.m. | Vox Populi — by Olena Goncharova


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Olena Goncharova has been a Kyiv Post staff writer since January 2012. She is a graduate of Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. To contact: email goncharova@kyivpost.com, Twitter @FlyToSun.

What is the biggest achievement and biggest failure during Ukraine’s 21 years of independence?

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 25, 2012, 8:18 p.m.    

It's greatest achievement was the constitutional amendments made post Orange revolution. (although hey did not go far enough they were a step in Teh right direction) It's gayest failure was electing Yushchenko. MYushenko betrayed Ukraine and opposed Ukraine becoming a full Palirmenatry democracy,

Ukraine unlike other former Soviet States, retained he presidential system.z a presidential system by deisgn is not democratic but autocratic and authoritarian.

Ukraine has struggled since its independence to adopt a parliamentary model. States such as Estonia, Lativia and Hungary by contrast all adopted a parliamentary system of governance.

In 2092 a proposal was put forward for Ukraine to become a Parliamenatry democracy, it lost by five votes. 2004 was a compromise but be that saw Ukraine take an important step forward.

the Orange revolution failed in 2006 when Yushchenko and Our Ukraine refused to support the formation of a Oranage governing coalition.

I 2007 Yushchenko once again betrayed Ukraine and democracy by illegally and unconstitutionally dismissing Ukraine's previous parliament. his actions caused seven months of political instability and loss of confidence in te political process. Yuzhchenko having roughen country close to collapse forced a fresh Parliamenatry election. the resuts of Thsi Elction further destabilised Ukraine. Our Ukraine failed to secure support and Yushchenko was sidelined. Yushenko continued to actively undermine Ukraine Parliamnet. in 2008 proposals one again were considered to e,brave constitutional reform.

The Parliamentary Assemble of the Council of Europe and the Venice Commission both advocated that Ukraine adopt a Parliamentary model of government.

in 2010 Yushchenko seeking revenge against Tymoshenko supported the election of Viktor Yanukovych as president. in October 2010 Yanukovych sought to overturn the democratic constitutional reforms and reinstate presidential authority and concentrated power in the hands of Teh office of the President.

Yushenko as a result of his policies has set back Ukraine,s democratic development and independence decades if not genaperatio.

As long as Ukraine remains beholden to presidential rule it will NEVER be a free open democratic state.

Yushchenko will be remembered in the foot note of History as the man who betrayed a nation and a revolution.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 25, 2012, 8:18 p.m.    

It's greatest achievement was the constitutional amendments made post Orange revolution. (although hey did not go far enough they were a step in Teh right direction) It's gayest failure was electing Yushchenko. MYushenko betrayed Ukraine and opposed Ukraine becoming a full Palirmenatry democracy,

Ukraine unlike other former Soviet States, retained he presidential system.z a presidential system by deisgn is not democratic but autocratic and authoritarian.

Ukraine has struggled since its independence to adopt a parliamentary model. States such as Estonia, Lativia and Hungary by contrast all adopted a parliamentary system of governance.

In 2092 a proposal was put forward for Ukraine to become a Parliamenatry democracy, it lost by five votes. 2004 was a compromise but be that saw Ukraine take an important step forward.

the Orange revolution failed in 2006 when Yushchenko and Our Ukraine refused to support the formation of a Oranage governing coalition.

I 2007 Yushchenko once again betrayed Ukraine and democracy by illegally and unconstitutionally dismissing Ukraine's previous parliament. his actions caused seven months of political instability and loss of confidence in te political process. Yuzhchenko having roughen country close to collapse forced a fresh Parliamenatry election. the resuts of Thsi Elction further destabilised Ukraine. Our Ukraine failed to secure support and Yushchenko was sidelined. Yushenko continued to actively undermine Ukraine Parliamnet. in 2008 proposals one again were considered to e,brave constitutional reform.

The Parliamentary Assemble of the Council of Europe and the Venice Commission both advocated that Ukraine adopt a Parliamentary model of government.

in 2010 Yushchenko seeking revenge against Tymoshenko supported the election of Viktor Yanukovych as president. in October 2010 Yanukovych sought to overturn the democratic constitutional reforms and reinstate presidential authority and concentrated power in the hands of Teh office of the President.

Yushenko as a result of his policies has set back Ukraine,s democratic development and independence decades if not genaperatio.

As long as Ukraine remains beholden to presidential rule it will NEVER be a free open democratic state.

Yushchenko will be remembered in the foot note of History as the man who betrayed a nation and a revolution.

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Mykhayl Aug. 29, 2012, 11:08 p.m.    

Слава Ісу~

The best was regaining independence for Ukraine after 70 years of being "The Ukraine". You have to work at Democracy. It gives you the government you deserve.
The sadist is Ukrainians are like their own spoiled Mazhory adolescence. They don't remember hunger or terror. They are entitled so they don't believe in saying thank you even to patron saints. They are always finding someone else to blame the repercussions of their arrogance on.
Wait until next year when the Machiavellian Church come for repossession of their souls.

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IvanovPetrovSidorov Sept. 3, 2012, 7:06 p.m.    

Biggest achievement since gaining independence for the first time is the Orange Revolution. Biggest failure - the failure of the Orange Revolution in no small measure attributable to the selfishness of the orange leaders themselves.

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