Runaway Costs

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March 11, 2011, 1:53 a.m. | Ukraine — by Mark Rachkevych


Mark Rachkevych

Mark has been a reporter for the Kyiv Post since 2006, but joined full-time in 2009. A native Chicagoan where he was the co-founder of the now defunct Glasshouse Magazine, Mark currently is an editor of business news and still contributes stories on an ongoing basis. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, and fluent in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 1:55 a.m.    

The Yanukovych administration will surely screw up Euro 2012.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 9:26 a.m.    

In Ukraine, the government policy is 'Panem et circenses' but without panem...

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 9:36 a.m.    

My Lord, the IMF must be a bunch of drooling retards to keep funding Ukraine and the &quot;Orgy&quot; of theft that these Vampires are conducting.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 11:14 a.m.    

And what does the Ukrainians intend to do about it? Sit on their collective asses and do nothing but read the news and look at the TV news and shout in their houses of all this terrible things going on.

Get a grip on yourself - if you are proud of being Ukrainians and want the world to see the real Ukrainian spirit of honest and hard workers, then for all goods sake get up from your sofa and do something.

It does not help to write about this and 1000s of other examples of how inability and lack of competence apart from theft is aparent in the Ukraine leadership, both in its political and administrative sectors.

Something needs to be done, but only the people can revolt and makes something happen.

When even the Arabs can find a common cause to fight their regimes, it should be possible for the people of the Kossachs to be able to stand up for their rights - the right of not being stolen from.

If you want a better Ukraine, get rid of Euro 2012 and let Poland take it all. Let the politicians go with effect immediately, and then select another administrative power instead of the present one, governed by the people and for the people.

It does not help to pray to the higher power and he will take care of this, it does not help to sit and shout to your friends and neighbors or even only your family of how disgraced you are and being worried about how the world look at Ukrainians when they hear this.

There is a need for collective efforts and sacrifice to get a better Ukraine without these thiefes and stealers and cheaters.

Form a new political platform that appeal to the common Ukrainians, to the Ukrainians that sit at work from 8 to 18 in their offices or shops, or the farmers working 24/7 to make a yearly income of around 10.000 UAH if he is lucky.

You have 22% of your population living under 700 UAH per month. Gain their confidence and start the revolt that is needed.

Promise tax on deposits in Ukraine banks with 20%, to raise their income to a minimum of 2000 UAH per month. Promise a social contract between you and the people, to ensure schools, health and infrastructure that will support the Ukraine industry with a healthy and well educated workforce and transport media that will make Ukraine competitive when it comes to transport of produce domestic as well as internationally.

If not, good ridens and sit there on your collective asses on continue to complain, no action taken, nothing done.

Stop beating around the bush, something has to be done and we need to do it now.

There is a stop to talking, now its time for action.......

For a NEW UKRAINE......

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Anonymous March 11, 2011, 1:38 p.m.    

Besides, Kolesnikov said, the state agency that oversees tenders for government procurement projects “is a corrupt, non-transparent government institution.”

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Anonymous March 12, 2011, 7:13 p.m.    

This sort of sounds like the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics . . .

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Anonymous March 13, 2011, 5:37 a.m.    

It's pretty bad when the same individuales that would normally be looked at for private investment in theses projects are actually the ones that are benefiting from the contracts.

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Anonymous March 13, 2011, 1:03 p.m.    

lol...&quot;the taxpayer will pay&quot;...

what taxpayer, who taxpayer, lol...

wtf...ukrainians don't pay taxes...

that is one big joke in the article...

second is that all is financed by loans and gifts from all over the world...

being indeed misused by some smartasses ruling ukraine...

why nobody does something...?

because in ukraine, who has some brains, is on top of every pyramide...

they profit cause its possible to profit...

nobody stops them..

95% of the population is underdevelopped, boldly spoken : plain stupid...

so the top has free play...

simply as this...

if imf, usa and eu would freeze all aid...the country would evolve on its own eventually...

now its a breedingnest of parasites...

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