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In the closing days of 2016, ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko vowed to be a political force to reckon with in 2017. The member of parliament and head of the 19-member Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) Party faction held a YouTube conference on Dec. 23.

While she answered some questions, even from critics, the event was mainly her monologue on the issues of today.

So far, performances like these have been enough – along with dissatisfaction with President Petro Poroshenko – to keep the 57-year-old polling as one of the most popular politicians. Her staying power – through scandals over how she became wealthy, two terms as prime minister and a politically motivated jailing by ex-President Viktor Yanukovych – ranks her as one of the most durable politicians in independent Ukraine’s 26-year history.

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Tymoshenko's comments are reasonable, but politics is dirty business. Times changed so she may have too. But my principal concern is that politicians from Communist era have different perception, which may have an advantage or a disadvantage. Saakeshville seems to have the right approach, and since he can not be president, not being born in Ukraine, some one in his party could. There is plenty of gallant around.

good to hear her words. Ukaine needs to talk about their current problems voices must speak up! Continue to put pressure on leadership until it is changed.

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