Foreign Ministry calling on European People's Party not to come down to Tymoshenko's fan club

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June 23, 2011, 7:20 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has called on the European People's Party "not to come down to a club of supporters" of the leader of the Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Union and the former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. "We'd rather such a powerful and respected European political structure, as the European People's Party, did not come down to a club of supporters of Yulia Tymoshenko, but were more of a union of friends of Ukraine as a whole," Director of the Information Policy Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleh Voloshyn told Interfax-Ukraine.

According to him, the Foreign Ministry hopes that the EPP will publish statements "not only to benefit the BYT," but to express themselves more clearly with regard to Ukraine's European prospects.

"We would really like to see the EPP take the best of the fact that its leaders include representatives of the leading European states, the European Commission and other EU agencies, to see it make efforts to ensure that both Brussels and other capitals stop voicing the signals disappointing the Ukrainian people that Ukraine should not count on the guarantees of the EU membership in the near future," Voloshyn said.

If the EPP assists Ukraine in its rapprochement with the European Union, then the Ukrainian people's attitude to it will be much more positive, Voloshyn opined.
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Anonymous June 23, 2011, 7:25 p.m.    

The foreign minister sounds very desperate. Terrible PR for Yanuclownych and the Party of Russians.

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Anonymous June 23, 2011, 7:28 p.m.    

It's not just the EPP coming foward to help Tymoshenko. The Ukrainian people are ready to express their disgust at whats going on in our country. And your lies are not going to sway foreign or domestic opinions!

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Anonymous June 23, 2011, 7:48 p.m.    

here in eu is not a question of tymoshenko club,is a question of human rights,democracy and justice,what is going on in ukraine against opposition is terrible and unbeliveble for a country that what to have to do with eu,this is a lukashenko and putin system,never and ever eu shall close the eyes about what are you doing to your opposition,is exactly the contrary of freedom,respect and we shall never accept it,going ahed against opposition don't be surprise of the nagative reaction of eu,this is a dictator system and you see what happened in belarus the eu closed all the contacts and help.the eu formula is democracy,respect of human right,freedom of speech,to help poor people,respect,to work together the opposition for a better country,welfare for the people,help to factories,help to small and medium business for increase place of job for people if you really want continuing discussing and helps from eu,think well what yuo are doing,tomorrow this terrible things against opposition shall cost to you much more,losing eu and west contact

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Anonymous June 23, 2011, 8:54 p.m.    

The EPP is a club of rightwingers. Stupid people get fooled by the european flag and the word &quot;people&quot;. Rightwing means: steal from the populace to give to the corporations. Tymo fits in the scam.

Yanu steals aswell? Of course, but he is less sold to western corporations. So EPP goes for Tymo.

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Anonymous June 23, 2011, 9:24 p.m.    

dear guest at 20:54,you are an ignorant,eep party has the majority in eu,second the eu popolation received a lot of money to develope their business and not as you say that are stealing from people,read eep on internet.....bye bye from europe

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Anonymous June 25, 2011, 6:59 p.m.    

Thanks, i come from Europe.

Please find in the EPP agenda the line: &quot;the eu popolation received a lot of money to develope their business&quot;. That would be breaking news. Plz find it.

&quot;read eep on internet&quot; Thanks for letting me know there is such a thing as internet where one can look things up. Good to have Europeans around who come up with such valuable and up to date information. Maybe you should consider opening a consultancy company for stone-age Ukraine.

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Anonymous June 23, 2011, 9:42 p.m.    


&quot;Please ignore the fact that Ukraine has a stalin show trial system. Please ignore the fact that Ukraine is a huge ball of corruption. It's not nice to point out the reality in Ukraine, because we mafiosi at this Ministry don't like it. Don't live up to your EU reputation as clean, just and honorable. Just take us in, and let us rob you blind, and be friendly about it. And please ignore the stalin show trials.&quot;

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Anonymous June 26, 2011, 9:16 a.m.    

Elmer, as clever as ever, failed to notice that Tymo and the gang communicate with a party and not with elected officials. Sure some EEP members are in power now, but not all.

Using the &quot;party&quot; resources was a maybe smart but a bad move. Yes, she'll get more barking out of the EEP, and her highly paid PR people in Brussels can exploit the cracks of the European system to sneak trough. But people are not that stupid, except of course Elmer.

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Anonymous June 24, 2011, 4:23 p.m.    

And surely it will improve the image of Ukrainian leadership to insult members of EPP, that include prime ministers of Germany, Great Britain and France, with such stupid statements as that of Mr Oleh Voloshyn. What an idiot.

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