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Entire Ukraine government resigns
AFP ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Ania TSOUKANOVA

Posted on 12/04/2012 12:16:51 AM PST by Daffynition

KIEV — Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the entire government resigned Monday in a surprise move after controversial elections as the economy teeters on the brink of recession.

The presidency said President Viktor Yanukovych had accepted Azarov's request to give up his post and become an MP, a move expected to be repeated by several cabinet ministers.

It remained unclear who would fill the powerful post of premier, with some analysts speculating it could go to a member of the elite close to Yanukovych known as the "Family".

"President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, satisfying the demand of the latter," the statement added.

The move cames as a new parliament prepares to meet after October 28 legislative elections which raised new concerns about democratic standards under Yanukovych.

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1 posted on 12/04/2012 12:16:54 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Never thought I’d find myself in the rather odd position of envying the Ukrainians.

Live long enough, see everything.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 12:28:44 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Nobody knows what’s coming behind Yanukovych, it seems. Looks like since the USA is out of the picture, these states have to choose between either the European Union or Russia, which ain’t much of a choice at all.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 12:42:12 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Who knows - in three or four years, we may be going to the European Union cap in hand, too.

When a government, any government, orders its policies to the requirements and intelligence level of the Lowest Common Denominator, then the nation falls.

This is precisely what Obama has done, with results which history will document only too well.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 12:55:28 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

No such luck of it happening here though. It takes a certain honor and integrity to admit one has bitten off more than one can chew, and stepping back gracefully to let those more competant take the helm. But that wouldn’t fly in our current griftocracy.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 1:21:33 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Jack Hammer

My reply above of course rests on the assumption that what we see here is the result of ineptitude, whereas the truth is probably a bit more sinister.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 1:23:38 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Jack Hammer

May it be noted that under Ukrainian law, whenever the prime minister resigns the entire government must do so. Inch by inch, Putin extends his reach to snuff out democracy.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 1:36:43 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Jack Hammer

the same thing needs to happen here.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 3:09:50 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: television is just wrong

Putin already has his puppet in place.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 3:20:52 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Daffynition
They are going to need St. Mikhails intervention as long as Yanukovich is President.

The Ukrainian people do not deserve the corrupt politicians they have endured.

10 posted on 12/04/2012 3:23:56 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: BillyBoy; GeronL

Ping


11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:46:27 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

so is this good or bad, and for whom?


12 posted on 12/05/2012 2:17:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL; Jimmy Valentine; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Azarov has been reappointed so it turns out it’s meaningless (provided parliament votes him in which it will).

He’s of the same Russian puppet party as Yanukovych.

Meanwhile the rightful President Yulia Tymoshenko is probably being gang raped by the guards every day in prison.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 1:24:58 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

ugh


14 posted on 12/09/2012 1:27:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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