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You're reading: Volatile appointment for the Crimea

If, back in March 2010, responsibility for some quite scandalous ministerial appointments could be shared with the prime minister, in November of this year President Viktor Yanukovych stands alone.

And the burden of responsibility for appointing Anatoly Mohyliov as head of the Crimean government is serious. Response from Crimean Tatars was understandably swift and angry, given Mohyliov’s track record as head of police in the Crimea and author of at least one anti-Crimean Tatar article.

The Internet publication Glavred may be right in saying that the appointment of another man from Donetsk Oblast, Yanukovych’s home turf, to replace Vasyl Dzharty, who died in August, came as no great surprise.

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