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All these issues are extremely relevant in
Ukraine’s never-ending saga of political sandals, selective persecution, corruption,
crime and the generally deteriorating social climate.

It all started with a snowball thrown at Iryna
Horina, a frail and petite Party of Regions lawmaker, during a rally of several
thousand people on April 2. While some dispute the snowball’s existence, Horina
claims she was seriously injured and filed a complaint to Kyiv police, which
opened criminal proceedings to investigate the incident.

The next day, jailed ex-Prime Minister Yulia
Tymoshenko came out with a statement condemning the attack by masked men in the
crowd.

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