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The 60 journalists came, looked, nearly got run over by a speeding presidential motorcade and then left – all without succeeding in their mission to see the inside of President Viktor Yanukovych’s Mezhyhirya luxury estate.

Kyiv journalists chose the morning of June 6, the professional Day of Journalists holiday in Ukraine, to pay Yanukovych a visit and remind him of his year-old, unfulfilled promise to open the doors to Mezhyhirya and let the public see how he lives.

Yanukovych made the promise – perhaps impulsively and perhaps insincerely, as events have shown – during a press conference at which he was trying to deflect questions about how a multi-million-dollar state-owned estate ended up under his private control for his private use.

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