Re: Moskow Buying Ukrainian Traitors
- From: WattsamattaYu <lorad474@xxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 13:07:52 -0700
On 8 Apr, 06:46, lorad...@xxxxxx wrote:This is what I meant (vello) when I said that unlawful and
undemocratic means were being used by moskow puppet Yanukovich. And,
no, this is not how democracy is supposed to work.
How can you trust British papers?
For educational purposes:
"April 8, 2007
Ukraine MPs 'bribed' to back Russian party
Askold Krushelnycky and Ivan Lozowy, Kiev
A CONSTITUTIONAL crisis that threatens to reverse Ukraine's orange
revolution and draw the former Soviet state back into the Russian
orbit was triggered after huge bribes were offered to Ukrainian MPs to
switch party allegiance, it was alleged this weekend.
The pro-western President Viktor Yushchenko, who announced last week
that he was dissolving the Ukrainian parliament, claims that millions
of pounds have been made available by supporters of Viktor Yanukovych,
the pro-Russian prime minister.
Yanukovych refused to accept the dissolution and demonstrations by
rival groups of supporters have prompted warnings of possible
According to the president's supporters, the amounts offered to MPs to
defect to Yanukovych's side have ranged up to £2.5m.
Eleven opposition MPs have been recruited in a development the
president has branded unconstitutional, although there is no proof
that any has accepted bribes.
Yanukovych's coalition is aiming for a total of 300 seats that would
give it the two-thirds majority it needs in the 450-seat assembly to
change the constitution and strip the president of most of his
According to Yulia Tymoshenko, the main pro-democracy parliamentary
opposition leader, Yanukovych's ruling Party of the Regions paid £150m
to the Socialist party to secure its support.
Tymoshenko was the glamorous firebrand of the orange revolution in
2004, when millions of Ukrainians took to the streets to overturn
Yanukovych's victory in rigged elections. When Yushchenko won a rerun
of the election, he made her prime minister but later fired her,
splitting the pro-western political forces. He was forced to replace
her with his arch foe, Yanukovych.
Russia, which sees Ukraine as pivotal in its attempt to bounce back to
superpower status, is desperate to reassert its authority in the
bitterly divided country through Yanukovych.
His refusal to accept the dissolution of parliament is backed by many
MPs who made fortunes from a chaotic sale of state enterprises after
Ukraine's independence in 1991. A seat in parliament gives them
immunity from prosecution and opportunities to expand their business
Yanukovych and his cronies would prefer not to risk fresh elections
because while his party would be expected to do well, its communist
and socialist allies would probably be badly bruised.
This weekend Tymoshenko finally patched up her differences with the
president and pledged that her party and Yushchenko's Our Ukraine
would cooperate if the elections, scheduled for May 27, go ahead.
Ukraine's constitutional court must now rule on whether Yushchenko's
decree dissolving parliament is valid. A source close to the president
admitted: "We know that the constitutional court is not ours and we
don't expect a favourable judgment."
"ok we all know UK politics is run from Washington, but Ukraine still
is making up its mind at least. I ve been there tens of times, and
people are fed up by being governed by oligarchs etc. Their lives have
somewhat improved over the last 10 years, but still they suffer from
the aftermath of communism. give them another 10 years, preferably
without Yanukovich, and it will start ... The UK needed how many years
to get to some semblance of democracy?
mark, alicante, spain
Orange revolution - yes it was CIA (Ushenko's wife is also working for
and now Orange with a little Red in it - FSB style
But nothing will change, Life will be hard and People will suffer
Was,nt the orange so called revolution financed by the CIA nd their
george robson, Auckland, newzealand"
Add you comment there, lorad. Don't be shy.
Imbecile, I have no desire to add anything for you.
More importantly, I posted the news article which explains matters sufficiently well.
What you or moskow agents might have to add as comment is equivalent to dog doo-doo.
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