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The objective of the Regions Party governance is permanent detention – if not physical destruction – of Ukraine’s prominent opposition leaders, while ensuring the chokehold of the oligarchic clique on the country’s primary economic resources, which they see as their private property. Their main obstacle is the Ukrainian people’s self respect and the national consciousness.

The devastating impact of this outrage, perpetrated by President Viktor Yanukovych, cannot be glossed over or masked by fantasies of trade association with the European Union.

Remarkably, these fantasies have been embraced by well-meaning activists and some commentators.

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