Yanukovych: Danylyshyn ordinary official involved in corruption

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Jan. 28, 2011, 3:59 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that the prosecution of former Minister of Economy Bohdan Danylyshyn is not politically motivated. "Danylyshyn is not a politician, he has never been engaged in politics. He was a civil servant, who was in charge of granting permissions in the licensing system, he was minister of economy, and he introduced the corrupt schemes. He is being prosecuted for this, there's nothing political here," the president said in an interview with BBC published on Friday.

Yanukovych also said that the former minister was given an opportunity to defend himself and to explain his actions.

"He has never been engaged in politics, so I do not understand why he needs political asylum, the president added.

Yanukovych said that the former minister would go to trial for his criminal actions.

While commenting on the criminal charges brought against members of the Ukrainian opposition, Yanukovych noted that law enforcers are opening criminal proceedings against everybody who violates the laws of Ukraine, irrespective of party affiliation.

"Each of the defendants is given the opportunity to have legal counsel - it's their right to defend themselves and prove their innocence in court," the president said.
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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 4:54 p.m.    

How can Mr. Danylyshyn not be a politician and be a minister of economy? Are ministers not appointed from those elected?

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 5:04 p.m.    

The imbecile has spoken: Danylyshyn was minister of economy in the Tymoshenko government, but &quot;he has never been engaged in politics&quot;.

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Anonymous Jan. 28, 2011, 5:07 p.m.    

There we go again - &quot;it's their right to ... prove their innocence.&quot;

Yanustalin consistently has it bass ackwards, which is to be expected of a stalinist homo sovieticus.

In civilized countries, one is innocent until proven guilty - not the other way around.

If the government is going to deprive a person of his liberty and freedom, then it is the GOVERNMENT's burden to prove the guilt - not the other way around.

Apparently, Yanustalin thinks that stalinist show trials are OK, and that all Ukrainians ought to go to the gulags until they can prove their innocence.

Let's see - Yanukonvikt took part in falsifying 2004 presidential elections - he needs to prove his innocence.

Yanukonvikt stole Mezhihirya, very clearly - he's not going to be able to prove his innnocence on that one.

Ukraine is a mafia sewer, with an IDIOTIC DOLT as president.

It is a dysfunctional government, with a dysfunctional system.

Just to make it even more BIZARRE and INSANE:

enjoy these 2 videos of Sergiy Kluyev's (you know, of the Party of Regions Kluyev clan) pregnant daughter getting married in the Lichtenstein palace in Vienna - of course, so noone in Ukraine will see:

With dysfunctional homo sovieticus &quot;people.&quot;

How can people continue to ignore the fact that Ukraine is an insane asylum?

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Anonymous Jan. 29, 2011, 1:35 p.m.    

If Yanucretin really believes in fair and independent legal process, he should immediately sack Ghanna German for publicly accusing Danylyshyn and his family members of wrongdoing which has not been proven or even legally tested.

She did this as a Senior politician!!!

This is totally political beyond any doubt.

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Anonymous Feb. 1, 2011, 6:13 a.m.    

will not propose stripping former speaker of the Crimean parliament Anatoliy Hrytsenko of immunity from prosecution or expelling him from the party yet.

Read more:

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Anonymous Jan. 29, 2011, 4:40 p.m.    

Well, lookie, lookie here - just like Yanukonvikt's criminal records, spending records from when Yanukonvikt was Prime Minister have ------ DISAPPEARED.

Yanukonvikt and his mafiosi are trying desparately to propagandize themselves as being on the side of the angels, because they're fighting corruption.

They're &quot;fighting Yanukonvikt's corruption&quot; in the usual homo sovieticus way - by making records and documents DISAPPEAR!

Satan/Lucifer is closer to the angels than Yanukonvikt and his mafia government thugs.

RFE/RL: Can you explain the charges the Ukrainian government has made against you?

Bohdan Danylyshyn: I've been accused of approving government purchases involving the Defense Ministry and the Boryspil international airport through a single agent. The years 2008 and 2009, during the global financial crisis, were difficult ones for Ukraine. I was doing everything I could to reduce the number of deals through that one broker.

In 2007 [before I took office], deals worth 133 billion hryvnia ($16.5 billion), or 52 percent of all government procurements, were made through him. In the first quarter of 2008, it was 61 billion hryvnia, or more than 77 percent of all deals.

When the Economy Ministry began dealing with the issue [after I took office], the amount dropped to 21 percent in 2008, and around 30 percent in 2009. In those years, especially in 2008, I had conflicts with the former managers of the agency overseeing tenders, especially members of the Regions and Communist parties from the former government led by Yanukovych.

I want to stress that there wasn't a single criminal case launched into activities during the period 2007 to 2008 [when President Viktor Yanukovych was prime minister]. We don’t even have documents showing spending from that time because they’ve disappeared and law enforcers aren’t even interested in them. It shows Ukraine has a system of selective justice.

In any case, the Economy Ministry could only approve procedures and issue permission letters. It didn’t make final decisions about deals. That was taken by other ministries or executive agencies -- in my case, the Defense Ministry.

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Anonymous Jan. 29, 2011, 8:36 p.m.    

Sooner or later Czechs will have to release Danylyshyn to the justice of Ukraine.

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Anonymous Jan. 30, 2011, 7:01 a.m.    

1) There is no justice in Ukraine - only a stalinist show trial sewer

2) Why would the Czechs &quot;have to&quot; release Danylyshyn?

The Czech Rebublic is a free country, unlike Ukraine. They know exactly what is going on in Ukraine.

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Anonymous Jan. 31, 2011, 4:02 p.m.    

2) Czechs will release Danylyshyn once they receive the extradition request.

1) Democratic elections by EU and US standards (according to their observers!) took place in Ukraine and Mr. Yanukovich was elected President by a very large margin.

0) Ukraine is undergoing a vast reform process trying to recover the country from the devastation produced by Timo and her accomplices. Justice shall be applied on time.

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Anonymous Jan. 31, 2011, 8:33 p.m.    

Typical bass ackwards PoR operative, who even puts numbers backwards.

Let's try bullet points instead, so that the PoR operatives don't have to count.

- The Czech Republic had already received an extradition request. In response, they granted political asylum, because they see what is going on in Ukraine.

- Yanukonvikt was elected 48%-45% - NOT a large margin, except for homo sovietici PoR who can't count.

- What reform? What &quot;justice&quot;? Firing hundreds of people so you can get your own cronies in is NOT reform. Politically appointed judges are NOT a sign of reform.

&quot;Applying&quot; stalinist show trials &quot;on time&quot; is NOT justice.

It is a circle of hell, and Ukrainians ought to be ashamed.

Why do members of Parliament have immunity? Because they KNOW what the criminal justice system is like in Ukraine - and they themselves DON'T TRUST it. They are trying to protect themselves from the evil that they created.

Manafort may have given you some lessons - but when your underlying message is LIES, all the spin in the world, not even what little Manafort taught you, is NOT going to help you PoR homo sovietici.

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Anonymous Jan. 31, 2011, 3:58 p.m.    

I am sure PACE and OSCE will suggest them to do so once Czechs receive the extradition request.

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Anonymous Jan. 31, 2011, 9:38 a.m.    

Danylyshyn used his position in the government to steal, and Ukraine is right to try to prosecute him.

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Anonymous Jan. 31, 2011, 8:34 p.m.    

What did he &quot;steal&quot;?

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Anonymous Jan. 31, 2011, 12:56 p.m.    

Bastard president,he doesnt know his father thats why he didnt get any childhood training and now hes a gangstar

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