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Even without this (and many other) warnings, the living experience
under two governments of Viktor Yanukovych – in 2002-2004 and 2006-2007 –
should have been sufficient to understand what his ultimate victory
would mean for the country. Sapienti sat, but Ukrainians seem to
be incurable optimists. This might seem paradoxical in view of all the
ordeals they suffered throughout their history. But maybe some resilient
optimism is exactly what they need most to survive under unfavorable

Even today, three years after Yanukovych’s victory and the complete
destruction of state institutions, any warnings about the most probable
steps to be undertaken by his devious team usually fall on deaf ears.
Even seasoned experts typically respond: “No, they would not go that

But they do. And there are no signs they are going to stop anywhere
due to some legal, or moral, or merely technical reasons. If any rule,
or law, or even the constitution restrain the usurpers, they easily
change them, bypass, misinterpret, or ignore. This is how they created
the illegitimate government, reshuffled the Constitutional Court,
abandoned the Constitution, changed the electoral law, falsified local
and, then, national parliamentary elections, imprisoned political
opponents, subordinated the entire judiciary to the unconstitutional
body called the Supreme Council of Justice, a mere handmaiden of the
presidential administration, and more

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