Skip to comments.Kyrgyzstan Says Yanukovych Not Ukrainian President
Posted on 03/11/2014 7:46:35 PM PDT by FreeReign
Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry says ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych cannot be considered the legitimate leader of the country...
The statement from Kyrgyzstan is the first from a member of the Russia-led Commonwealth of Independent States that largely contradicts the Kremlin's view of the situation.
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It doesn’t really contradict. Putin has said Yanukovych is finished.
Really? You got a quote on that?
Though he says Yanukovych is still legally the head of state, claiming he has no future is pretty open and shut
Translation: “Votes schmotes. The street mobs will decide.”
Yes Putin says Yanukovich is legally the head of state a.k.a the legitimate leader.
Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry says Yanukovych cannot be considered the legitimate leader of the country.
That's a contradiction.
Didn’t Ukraine’s Parliament impeach Yanukovich. He is no longer legally president.
However, Putin doesn't agree that the impeachment was legitimate.
Of course, because they don’t want to rejoin the Soviet Union either. Who could blame them?
The Parliament was under duress. Reportedly, some MPs were robbed of their voting cards and then those cards were used by strangers to cast a vote. Generally speaking, legitimacy of this Parliament is very much in doubt. Impeachment of Yanukovich is further legally debatable because the Parliament had no own plans to impeach him, up to the very day when the mob broke in - and then all of a sudden such plans materialized out of thin air. Perhaps presence of enraged men with guns within the building had something to do with it.
But that's mere formality, though. Even if Yanukovich is still legally the President, it hardly matters - he has no power, and he has no country. (Even Ukraine doesn't have a country anymore.) He is finished as a politician. Probably he never even was a politician, judging by the results of his reign. Can anyone give an example of just one of his wise decisions, besides running away?
The way it works, in order for the Ukrainian President to be removed, he must be convicted in a trial after being impeached, and the result of the trial upheld by the Ukrainian Constitutional Court.
Sort of like the US - even though Clinton was impeached, he wasn't convicted in his trial before the Senate, so he couldn't be removed.
Remember, Putin plays chess. He is setting up for sanctions busting, thus why he is having his closest allies (eg Belarus and Kazakhstan) keep their distance from this issue. Putin also does not want us going into Belarus or Kazakhstan trying to overthrow those governments.
Anarchy always benefits tyranny. That’s why it always ends in tyranny.
Ukraine wants a trial. Yanukovich left the country.