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Outgoing President admits he was not sober in Kharkov
Radio Polonia ^ | 22.12.2005

Posted on 12/22/2005 11:50:00 AM PST by lizol

Outgoing President admits he was not sober in Kharkov

22.12.2005

President Aleksander Kwasniewski has admitted that he was under the influence of alcohol during his visit to the Ukrainian city Kharkov in 1999.

The president’s behaviour on a tour of the graves of Polish army officers murdered by the Soviet security police in 1940 prompted mass media comments that he was not sober. His aides blamed this on leg problems.

Interviewed by the TVN24 news channel today, Kwasniewski said he had drank alcohol. He added that he was ill at that time and was taking medicines. He said that he regretted the incident.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1940; 1999; katynmassacre; kharkov; kwasniewski; massacre; poland; poles; polishofficers; russians; soviets; ukraine; ww2
Scum! It was obvious.

Good he'll be gone tommorow.
1 posted on 12/22/2005 11:50:02 AM PST by lizol
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To: lizol
"His aides blamed this on leg problems"

This is what was once known as a "hollow leg" problem.

2 posted on 12/22/2005 11:52:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: wtc911; Apparatchik; 2right; Jimmy Valentine; Lonesome in Massachussets; nunya bidness; ...
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3 posted on 12/22/2005 11:53:48 AM PST by lizol
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To: aculeus; Senator Bedfellow; Larry Lucido; Tijeras_Slim; hellinahandcart; BlueLancer
The president’s behaviour ... prompted mass media comments that he was not sober. His aides blamed this on leg problems.
4 posted on 12/22/2005 11:54:26 AM PST by dighton
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To: lizol
Leg problems? hehe
Gotta' try that one.

Although I'm curious to see some video and determine the extent of his leg problems.

5 posted on 12/22/2005 12:02:00 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dighton

I heard the same about Khodorkovsky in Katowice. And Gen. Zhukov in Zhitomir.


6 posted on 12/22/2005 12:18:35 PM PST by Shermy
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To: dighton; Senator Bedfellow; Larry Lucido; Tijeras_Slim; hellinahandcart; BlueLancer
The president’s behaviour ... prompted mass media comments that he was not sober. His aides blamed this on leg problems.

A pretty lame excuse.

7 posted on 12/22/2005 1:08:42 PM PST by aculeus
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To: dighton; aculeus
For the European president who has everything:


8 posted on 12/22/2005 1:11:49 PM PST by Senator Bedfellow
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To: lizol
No worries Aleksander, now you've got plenty of time to drink. ;)
9 posted on 12/22/2005 1:17:36 PM PST by Heatseeker (Never underestimate the left's tendency to underestimate us.)
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To: lizol

Hung him.


10 posted on 12/22/2005 2:35:43 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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