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Yanukovich, who is known for his rough language, made his outburst last Wednesday after Economy Minister Petro Poroshenko appealed to him for more active support in imposing a recycling fee on cars and machinery from Russia.

“A bad dancer is always impeded by something,” Yanukovich replied, a slightly softer version of a crude Russian expression that says a poor dancer always blames his testicles.

Clearly seeing Poroshenko’s request as a stalling tactic, he said: “I’ll tear off your heads very soon. Straight after the elections if you go on talking without doing anything.”

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