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Deposed Ukrainian President: 'I Was Wrong' to Ask Russia for Help
National Journal ^ | Morina Koren

Posted on 04/26/2014 11:55:06 PM PDT by elhombrelibre

Deposed Ukrainian President: 'I Was Wrong' to Ask Russia for Help

A month ago, now-ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia to send troops into Crimea. Now, the politician says that was a mistake.

"I was wrong," Yanukovych said. "I acted on my emotions."

Yanukovych's remarks were reported Wednesday by the AP's Caro Kriel and Vladimir Isachenkov, in the politician's first interview since he fled Ukraine in late February in the face of opposition forces.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Russia
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Putin, in bad faith, took advantage of this dupe. But at least he's not praising second generation secret policeman, former careerist and KGB Colonel, Russian President for Life, world's richest man, and gangster czar statesman Putin.
1 posted on 04/26/2014 11:55:06 PM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre

There are some things in life where you just don’t get a mulligan. What’s done cannot always be undone. Still, everybody knows that Putin is ex-KGB. Sneaky behavior is their specialty. The KGB, Mossad, and the CIA have pretty much turned spying and lying into an art form, performance art. The Chinese have also become quite skillfull at extracting useful data.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 12:06:55 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: elhombrelibre

I’m not ready to let Yanukovych off the hook.

The Ukrainian election that brought him in was marred by “voting irregularities”, aka Russian meddling.

He broke an arrangement to tie Ukraine’s economy to the EU, instead radically lurching it towards Russia - and never giving the people a chance to vote on such an important change.

Then when they protested, he ordered troops to fire on them, killing many. All this reeks of KGB dirty tricks and interference in the sovereign affairs of another country.

But then, we are talking about Putin’s Russia, where investigative journalists get poisoned.


3 posted on 04/27/2014 12:12:10 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: elhombrelibre

21st century Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, meet 12th century Irish King Diarmait Mac Murchada of Leinster.

12th century Irish King Diarmait Mac Murchada of Leinster, meet 21st century Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.


4 posted on 04/27/2014 12:18:11 AM PDT by Yossarian
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To: canuck_conservative

Oh, I agree. He’s dirty and guilty of turning the state’s guns on his own people. I posted this since Putin’s supporters, apologists, dreamy-eyed admirers, and bootlickers here have used Yanukovych and his deposing by the Ukrainian government as a way to demonize those who want Ukraine to be free and independent. After all, as their minds reason, only a Nazi would overthrow Yanukovych. Yet their poor fellow Yanukovych has now seen and said that Putin used him to get Crimea. And there is at least one good thing about Yanukovych. He did eventually realize he’d been used. I suspeect the gullible here will be calling Putin Charlemagne, Charles Martel the Hammer, and Constantine no matter what Putin does.


5 posted on 04/27/2014 12:24:38 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre
"I was wrong," Yanukovych said. "I acted on my emotions."

Dude!!!! Like No Way! Totally Crimea River!!!

This is awesomely ridiculous. To bad people had to die for this cosmic farce of immense puppetry, or this would be a supremely ROTFL moment.

6 posted on 04/27/2014 12:51:44 AM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: elhombrelibre
Most likely cause isn't a sudden pang of conscience or buyer's remorse. More likely, Pooty-Poot made him promises that haven't been kept. So what did he expect from the KGB? He's not useful anymore [Surprise.] Wonder when the FR Putin boot lickers will come to their Yanukovych Moment?
7 posted on 04/27/2014 1:05:08 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

Putin/Ukraine ping.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 1:41:44 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: no-s

I know. What a buffoon. And the fact that we’ve diehard supporters of him on here is bizarre.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 3:26:24 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: FredZarguna

Interesting isn’t it that these opportunist are so much alike, Milosevic, Putin, and this clown.


10 posted on 04/27/2014 3:28:13 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre

It would be usefull if a pix were posted to show the conditions where this took place.


11 posted on 04/27/2014 3:54:32 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Oh, okay. Never mind then. I am sure Putin will take his troops out and reset the clocks.


12 posted on 04/27/2014 4:26:00 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: elhombrelibre

“Viktor Yanukovych” is Russian for “Vidkun Quisling”.


13 posted on 04/27/2014 4:33:35 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: lee martell

> The KGB, Mossad, and the CIA have pretty much turned spying and lying into an art form, performance art

You forgot executive office of the president and Congress...: )


14 posted on 04/27/2014 5:00:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yes, that he is.


15 posted on 04/27/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: mosesdapoet

He’s in Moscow, and his comments were with a news reporter. Do you mean to suggest that he was under duress when he said that he’s no longer a Putinista?


16 posted on 04/27/2014 7:41:41 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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And the fact that we’ve diehard supporters of him on here is bizarre.

On this thread they are hiding.

LOL.

17 posted on 04/27/2014 8:03:53 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Yeah, his recent comments and behavior has proven that they’ve been championing a corrupt, murderous, fool without any of the merits they’ve been claiming for him.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 8:11:15 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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