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  • UN climate change body suffers mammoth European carbon fraud [Russia, Ukraine]

    09/08/2015 11:01:00 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 September 08 | George Russell
    The United Nations body that oversees greenhouse gas reductions is reeling from another cap-and-trade scandal that may have put 600 million tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere — roughly speaking, the annual CO2 output of Canada or Britain — while the emissions were ostensibly suppressed, according to an independent study. In the process, the fraudsters, largely in Russia and Ukraine, were likely able to transfer credits for more than 400 million tons of their apparently bogus greenhouse savings by April 2015 into Europe's commercial carbon trading system — the largest in the world — thereby undermining that continent's ambitious...
  • Ukraine always at war with tyrants

    07/16/2015 8:58:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/16/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Ukraine is at War, states Herman Pirchner, Jr., President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, D.C. The AFPC is a much needed Conservative alternative to the Council on Foreign Relations, which although much larger, exhibits too many Globalist themes and aims while diminishing Americas presence on the world stage. President Pirchner explains in his just released treatise that sanctions by the Obama administration and the EU have done little to tamp down Vladimir Putins campaign of aggression known as hybrid warfare. (1) Russias persistence in its Ukraine offensive is deeply rooted in the bloody history of the Ukraine...
  • Saakashvili: 20 Years Needed to Reach Social Level of Yanukovych's Ukraine

    06/16/2015 6:49:30 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 7 replies ^ | June 15, 2015
    We know not what is good until we have lost it: Mikheil Saakashvili, who actively supported the Euromaidan turmoil that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych, now asserted that it will take 20 years to reach the social level of Yanukovych's Ukraine. Ukraine has slid into such poverty that it will take 20 years to reach the level of 2013, if the country develops in favorable conditions, Odessa region governor Mikheil Saaksshvili said, local Timer reported Sunday. "Now Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe. If the collapse of the economy suddenly stops, and Ukraine develops by four percent annually, we will...
  • Putin: Russia Was Ready for Nuclear Confrontation Over Crimea

    03/16/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 28 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Mar. 15 2015 19:16 Last edited 08:39 | Reuters
    Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday
  • English-language translation of Russian 'road map' for annexing eastern Ukraine

    02/25/2015 7:20:05 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Feb. 25, 2015, 11:27 a.m. | Novaya Gazeta
    Editor's Note: This is an English-language translation done by the Kyiv Post of a leaked analytical note published by the Russian online newspaper Novaya Gazeta on Feb. 24. According to sources of Novaya Gazeta, one of Russia's last independent newspaeprs, this document was written and provided to the President Vladimir Putin's office for consideration between Feb. 4-12, 2014, the same month that the EuroMaidan Revolution drove President Viktor Yanukovych from power on Feb. 22, 2014. The following is the Novaya Gazeta introduction: Novaya Gazeta is publishing the plan for alienation by Russia of some territories of Ukraine, composed in the...
  • Bidens Son, Polish Ex-President Quietly Sign On To Ukrainian Gas Company

    05/14/2014 11:03:39 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 9 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 13, 2014 | Max Seddon
    Revelations that Hunter Biden and Aleksander Kwasniewski serve on the board of a company controlled by a Yanukovych ally raise serious conflict of interest questions for Western countries Ukraine policy. DONETSK, Ukraine U.S. Vice President Joe Bidens youngest son has joined the board of a gas company owned by an ally of Ukraines fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych and a key European interlocutor with Kiev who was previously president of Poland. The move raises questions about a potential conflict of interest for Joe Biden, who was the White Houses main interlocutor with Yanukovych while the latter was president and has...
  • BBC News - Profile: Ukraine's ultra-nationalist Right Sector

    04/30/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 79 replies
    BBC News Europe ^ | 4/28/2014 | Staff
    <p>The Right Sector played a leading role in January's violent anti-Yanukovych protests in Kiev.</p> <p>The Right Sector is the most radical wing of Ukraine's Maidan protest movement that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych in February.</p> <p>Activists claiming to be Right Sector members were involved in Kiev's Maidan protests [link at URL] from late November but the group did not attract much attention until violent clashes with police in central Kiev on 19 January, in which it played a leading role.</p>
  • UKRAINE: Pres Yanukovych associates in jail and give evidence

    GOOGLE TRANSLATION: Head of SBU: Yanukovych associates - in jail and give evidence Approximate Viktor Yanukovych gave evidence against the former president and uncovered the scheme of embezzlement of public money. This was during the assembly on Independence Square , said the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaychenko. He also said that all detained separatist leaders who have tried to undermine state power in the region. Nalivaichenko Valentin , head of the Security Service of Ukraine: " All of our war criminal investigations against former President Yanukovych against his gang Kurchenko - these accomplices sitting in jail...
  • How the UK helped Viktor Yanukovych loot Ukraine

    03/11/2014 6:54:15 PM PDT · by managusta · 11 replies
    Private Eye ^ | 03/07/2014 | Staff
    THE sight of Ukraines corrupt leadership taking to the skies in private jets has finally focused attention on how the oligarchy led by former president Viktor Yanukovych looted the country for so long, necessitating the bail-out that Europes taxpayers will be asked to pay for. Before complaining too loudly, though, we might ask how our own leaders allowed it to happen. The Eye first reported the staggering scale of corruption routed through UK limited liability partnerships (LLPs) in 2012, documenting the millions flowing out of Ukraine, usually via Latvian and Austrian banks. These corporate vehicles were created by the last...
  • McCain, Manafort, and The Ukraine (GOPe behind Putin's Ukrainian lackey president?)

    03/07/2014 1:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mark Musser
    In October of 2008, Sarah Palin was mocked as being too far-fetched by foreign policy media elites for predicting that if Obama won the presidency, Putins Russias might indeed invade Ukraine. "Saturday Night Live" had fun with Palin by lampooning her statement when she said one could see Russia from Alaska. Yet late last week, Palin got the last laugh when Putin invaded the Ukrainian Crimea, Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I'm usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as an extremely far-fetched scenario by the high-brow Foreign Policy magazine....
  • Ousted Ukrainian president Yanukovych seriously ill suffering heart attack: Russian press

    03/07/2014 6:10:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2014 | By Will Stewart In Moscow and James Rush Read more:
    Deposed president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych is in a Moscow hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack, it was reported in Russia today. His condition was said to be 'grave', Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, known as MK, has claimed, citing unofficial sources. Vladimir Putin dismissed a report earlier this week that Yanukovych had died from a heart attack in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. On Tuesday, the Kremlin leader said his former ally was 'alive and healthy', and that he had met him several days earlier. However, Yanukovych has not been seen in public since giving a press conference in Russia...
  • Pravda: Viktor Yanukovych dies from heart attack, unconfirmed reports say

    03/04/2014 12:31:41 PM PST · by thesearethetimes... · 147 replies
    Pravda.Ru ^ | 04/03/2014 | Pravda.Ru
    Viktor Yanukovych dies from heart attack, unconfirmed reports say. 52305.png Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has died tonight, Ukrainian media report citing Facebook oppositionist Mikhail Lebed. According to him, he received the information about the death of the ousted Ukrainian leader from a friend of his, who works at the heart center in the city of Rostov, Russia. "Yanykovych was brought there at around 11 PM on March 3 after suffering a heart attack, and an hour later he died," Lebed said.
  • Hillary (2010): US Position= Guarantee Ukraine's Territorial Integrity/Inviolability of its Borders

    03/04/2014 7:39:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
     I guess that was easy to say when Moscow's toady Viktor Yanukovych was doing just as the Kremlin told him to- she made this hollow promise to him -and all other Ukrainians- at a press conference in Kiev just 3-1/2 years ago...   Other BS laid on them by Lil Ms Whatdifferencedoesitmake:   "We support European Union integration"   "...we... support a relationship with Russia that is in Ukraine’s interest that helps to further what President Obama has called the resetting of relations with Russia."   "Some have tried to force Ukrainians into a choice between aligning your country with Russia or with the...
  • Viktor Yanukovych: I'm still Ukraine's President, will fight for its future

    02/28/2014 9:37:04 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | February 28, 2014 | Laura Smith-Spark and Diana Magnay
    Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych gave a defiant performance Friday in Russia, as he insisted that he remained the country's legitimate elected leader and was not giving up yet. "I intend to continue the fight for the future of Ukraine against those who, with fear and with terror, are attempting to replace the power," he said, speaking Russian, not Ukrainian. "Nobody has overturned me. I was compelled to leave Ukraine due to a direct threat to my life and my nearest and dearest." Yanukovych, making his first public appearance since his ouster Saturday, said the newly...
  • West warns Russia amid rising tensions in Crimea

    02/27/2014 7:22:09 PM PST · by Red6 · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 February 2014 | BBC
    Western nations have called on Russia to ease tensions in Ukraine's Crimea region after armed men seized the local parliament and raised the Russian flag. Russia also scrambled fighter jets along its borders as part of military exercises it announced a day earlier. Moscow said it was willing to work with the West on averting a crisis, but warned foreign powers against taking decisions on behalf of Ukrainians. Meanwhile, the ousted Ukrainian president is reported to be in Russia. Viktor Yanukovych plans to hold a news conference in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Friday, Russia's Ria news agency...
  • Fugitive Ukrainian president shows up in Moscow

    02/27/2014 12:11:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2014 3:06 PM EST | Lynn Berry
    Ukraines fugitive president surfaced on Thursday in Moscow, where he was said to have been seen at an opulent five-star hotel and a Kremlin country retreat once favored by the late Boris Yeltsin. Viktor Yanukovych reportedly was granted protection in Russia, but he has not received a warm reception. Although Russia still considers him the legitimate president of Ukraine, the Kremlin has treated him cautiously and portrayed him as a coward who betrayed those who stood by him.
  • Ukraine issues arrest warrant for missing leader

    02/24/2014 11:29:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 2/24/14 | Maria Danilova and Yuras Karmanau-AP
    SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) Ukraines acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for months against his rule. Russia sharply questioned its authority, calling it an armed mutiny. Yanukovych himself has reportedly fled to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a pro-Russian area in Ukraine. Calls are mounting in Ukraine to put Yanukovych on trial, after a tumultuous presidency in which he amassed powers, enriched his allies and family and cracked down on protesters.
  • UKRAINE: Liberty's Victory- in Pictures

    02/24/2014 3:30:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Ukrainians got rid of a corrupt, delusional tyrant? Color me jealous... If you didn't see the pics of Yanukovych's tacky mansion, that's-here- It's already been nationalized, and there's talk of turning into a'Museum of Corruption'. Nobodyknows where the deposed/impeached president is at still,most likely back in his power base of eastern Ukraine- anarrest warranthas been issued in his name. Tellingly,Yanukovych delivered his last, desperate TVaddressin Russian. And Ukrainian expats wereroamingthe streetsof Londonyesterday, looking for a majorYanukovychally (Rinat Akhmentov)they expect to see arriving at his extravagant Londonflat soon. Akhmetov hadreceivedover 30% of government tenders...up until this last weekend, anyway....
  • Ukraine Parliament Moves Swiftly to Dismantle Presidents Government

    02/23/2014 10:39:13 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 103 replies
    NYT ^ | FEB. 23, 2014 | By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    KIEV, Ukraine A day after President Viktor F. Yanukovych fled the Ukrainian capital and was removed from power by a unanimous vote in Parliament, lawmakers moved swiftly on Sunday to dismantle the remaining vestiges of his government by firing top cabinet members, including the foreign minister. With Parliament, led by the speaker, Oleksandr V. Turchynov, firmly in control of the federal government if not yet the country as a whole lawmakers began an emergency session on Sunday by adopting a law restoring state ownership of Mr. Yanukovychs opulent presidential palace, which he had privatized. Parliament voted to...
  • Shocking Opulence Revealed as Ukraine Leader Flees Home

    02/23/2014 8:18:05 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 2/22/2014 | unknown
    A vast country estate, marble-lined mansions, a private golf course and zoo: the unimaginable luxury of the private residence of departed Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych flung open for all to see. As parliament voted to oust Yanukovych Saturday and he fled to a pro-Russian bastion in east Ukraine after months of bloody protest again his rule, thousands of Ukrainians wondered awestruck around the breathtaking luxury of his abandoned property some 110 miles from Kiev after it was taken by demonstrators. "I am in shock," said retired military servicewoman Natalia Rudented, as she looked out over the manicured lawns studded with...
  • In Russia, All Our Justices Are Belong To Us.

    02/23/2014 7:44:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-23-2014 | MOTUS
    I dont know about you, but I cant make heads or tails out of whats going on in the Ukraine. Butt if you squint, it looks just like another Arab Springonly in Ukraine. All I know is that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forced to flee Kiev, leaving his swanky chateau open for public tours to view how their betters live: They came to see the awesome crystal chandeliers, the collections of cars, boats and motorcycles, They also enjoyed visiting the on-site zoo housing everything from exotic peacocks to the more traditional farm-to-table fare. and playing a round of...
  • Parliament impeaches Yanukovych, even as he defiantly promises not to resign or leave Ukraine

    02/22/2014 4:18:15 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 78 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 2/22/2014 | Kyiv Post
    Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem. Parliament on Feb. 22 voted overwhelmingly to impeach embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lawmakers applauded as the votes came in - 328 in all - to oust the president. Following the vote, parliamentarian stood and sang the national anthem. Rumors swirled earlier in the day that he had resigned, but in a pre-recorded video interview, the defiant president said: I am...
  • Ukraine crisis: Lenin statues toppled in protest

    02/22/2014 9:33:25 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    B.B.C. ^ | February 22, 2014 | No Attribution
    Protesters have toppled statues of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in various Ukrainian cities. The latest footage shows protesters destroying statues in Bila Tserkva, Khmelnitsky and Zhytomyr. When anti-government protests erupted in Kiev in December, protesters toppled a Lenin statue in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
  • With reports that Yanukovych has fled Ukraine, parliament seeks to take charge today (live updates)

    02/22/2014 3:02:14 AM PST · by Trapper6012 · 49 replies
    Kievpost ^ | Feb. 22, 2014, 12:30 p.m. | Kyiv | Kyiv by Kyiv Post
    Ukraine's parliament is seeking to take charge, appoint new leaders and schedule a new presidential election by May.
  • Ukraines Leader Flees Palace as Protesters Widen Control

    02/22/2014 7:20:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 110 replies
    nytimes ^ | FEB. 22, 2014 | By ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER 4:33 AM ET
    KIEV, Ukraine An opposition unit took control of the presidential palace outside Kiev on Saturday, as leaders in Parliament said Ukraines president, Viktor F. Yanukovych, had fled the capital a day after a deal was reached aimed at ending the countrys spiral of violence.
  • Ukraine President Yanukovych office seized by protesters

    02/22/2014 3:26:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Euronews ^ | Sat, February 22, 2014 | Euronews
    Ukraine President Yanukovych office seized by protesters, residence abandoned, whereabouts unknown. Video
  • Apocalypse soon: Ukrainian president reportedly flees Kiev

    02/21/2014 8:04:53 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2014 | Allahpundit
    If what The Interpreters hearing is true, Yanukovych has left Kiev for the city of Kharkiv. Maybe thats because hes lost control of the capital or maybe, as the State Department claims, hes gone to Kharkiv to, ahem, shore up support. Either way, though, theres no scenario where the government simply abdicates and the opposition takes over. Russia wont relinquish the country that easily. So either things are about to get even rougher in Kiev as Putin fills the power vacuum or Yanukovych is planning a new move. What does that mean? Naval War College prof John Schindler fears the...
  • Tymoshenko, ex-Ukraine PM, to go free after 30 months in prison

    02/21/2014 9:17:46 AM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 38 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | February 21 2014 | Katya Gorchinskaya, Mark Rachkevych
    Parliament voted to free ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from prison by decriminalizing the article in the criminal procedural code under which she was convicted. A constitutional majority of 310 lawmakers from a cross-section of different parties, including the Communists, voted for the measure. This makes the legislation veto-proof, preventing President Viktor Yanukovych from blocking the move. Yanukovych is widely blamed for ordering the imprisonment of his political rival. The bill that parliament passed included other articles of the criminal procedural code that were decriminalized. Batkivshchyna Party lawmaker Oleksandr Turchynov, a close ally of Tymoshenko and her former deputy prime minister,...
  • Putin offers ombudsman as mediator to Ukraine

    02/20/2014 5:29:58 PM PST · by mac_truck · 11 replies
    Moscow News ^ | 2/20/2014 | Ria Novosti
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is sending an envoy to Ukraine to try to mediate talks between the government and the opposition, the Kremlin said Thursday. Russias outgoing ombudsman Vladimir Lukin will travel to Kiev after Putin suggested the initiative in a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Lukins second and final term as presidential ombudsman expired Tuesday. Vladimir Petrovich [Lukin] is known for his diplomatic savvy and enjoys recognition with human rights activists. He also used to head a major opposition party, Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
  • The "Ukraine Situation" Explained In One Map

    02/20/2014 4:34:22 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2.20.14 | Tyler Garn
    Sadly, everything you need to know about the crisis in Ukraine in one worrisome map which summarizes all the relevant "red lines." Given this - is there any doubt this will not end with peaceful resolution. As Martin Armstrong warned this morning: BOTH the USA and EU will now fund the rebels as Russia will fund Yanukovych. At the political level, Ukraine is the pawn on the chessboard. The propaganda war is East v West. However, those power plays are masking the core issue that began with the Orange Revolution corruption. Yanukovych is a dictator who will NEVER leave...
  • Ukraine Police Back Off After Failing to Stop Protest

    12/11/2013 11:48:26 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 11, 2013 | JAMES MARSON
    Crowd of Protesters Appears to Be GrowingSecurity forces pulled back Wednesday from the Ukrainian capital's main square and government buildings after a failed effort overnight to end the weekslong protest that has left the country in its worst political crisis in nearly a decade. Riot police wearing black helmets and carrying shields had pushed through makeshift barricades early Wednesday and were met by hundreds of protesters, some wearing orange hard hats, who had hastily gathered to defend the encampment. While scuffles broke out between police and some demonstrators and opposition lawmakers, the security forces kept their clubs at their sides...
  • Russia Takes Control of Ukraines Security Forces

    03/19/2012 11:58:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza (March 1) provided details of Russia’s growing grip over Ukraine’s security forces. According to Gazeta Wyborcza, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin only dropped his support for Yulia Tymoshenko in mid-2011. This came about as a consequence of two factors. First, the criminal case against Tymoshenko removed her as a political actor and counter-weight to President Viktor Yanukovych, whom Putin did not have a high regard for. According to a US diplomatic cable, Prime Minister Putin “‘hates’ Yushchenko and has a low personal regard for Yanukovych, but apparently sees Tymoshenko as someone, perhaps not that...
  • EU neighbours are 'mafia states,' US cables indicate

    12/04/2010 8:16:04 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | December 2, 2012 | ANDREW RETTMAN
    EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Belarus, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine are already or are swiftly becoming 'mafia states' according to a senior Spanish prosecutor cited in US diplomatic cables. The appraisal, given by Spanish prosecutor Jose 'Pepe' Grinda Gonzalez to US diplomats in Madrid in February this year, noted: "He considers Belarus, Chechnya and Russia to be virtual 'mafia states' and said that Ukraine is going to be one. For each of those countries, he alleged, one cannot differentiate between the activities of the government and OC [organised crime] groups." Mr Grinda added that Georgian citizens play key roles in criminal...
  • Ukraine leader to visit EU on Monday-EU's Barroso

    02/23/2010 1:08:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 94+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 23, 2010
    BRUSSELS/KIEV, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Viktor Yanukovich will meet European Union leaders next Monday on his first foreign trip as Ukraine's president, opting to visit Brussels before Russia, EU officials said on Tuesday. "I will receive the President of Ukraine here in Brussels next Monday; I think it's the first visit he makes outside his country after his election," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told a news briefing. There was no immediate confirmation by Yanukovich, who has been closely linked with Russia but has been careful to avoid appearing too close to Moscow and has called for gradual integration...
  • Tymoshenko calls Ukraine vote rigged

    02/13/2010 1:19:51 PM PST · by UAConservative · 7 replies · 378+ views
    AP via Google ^ | February 13, 2010 | SIMON SHUSTER and YURAS KARMANAU
    KIEV, Ukraine Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, apparently narrowly beaten in last week's presidential vote, ended six days of silence on a defiant note Saturday, saying the vote had been rigged and she would challenge the result in court. Preliminary results from the Feb. 7 ballot gave her rival, opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych, a lead of just 3.5 percentage points. International observers called the elections free and fair, but no official winner has been declared, and Tymoshenko has refused to concede defeat. She said Saturday she had evidence of fraud and would fight the result, for which the final...
  • Yanukovych headed towards Ukraine win

    01/30/2010 6:40:59 PM PST · by Princeverdi · 10 replies · 553+ views
    Former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych could secure a victory in Ukraines upcoming presidential run-off, according to a poll by the Kyiv International Sociology Institute. 55.9 per cent of respondents would support Yanukovych of the Party of Regions (PR) in next months ballot, while 40.7 per cent would vote for current prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A series of public demonstrations took place in Kiev after the November 2004 presidential run-off. The Ukrainian Supreme Court eventually invalidated the results of the second round, and ordered a special re-vote. Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenkowhose supporters wore orange-coloured clothing at events and ralliesreceived 51.99 per...
  • Ukraine frontrunner says democracy not worth it

    12/29/2009 5:55:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 506+ views
    AP ^ | December 29, 2009
    Viktor Yanukovych, whose Kremlin-backed election victory in 2004 was overturned by the Supreme Court amid allegations of fraud, said the pro-Western Orange Revolution that brought his rivals to power in 2005 has led to political chaos, corruption and a dismal economy. .... Democracy is "above all rule of law," which the Orange Revolution has failed to bring, he said. "So what did this Orange Revolution give us?," Yanukovych asked in an interview with The Associated Press. "Freedom of speech? That's very good. But what price did the Ukrainian people pay for this? For the development of this democratic principle in...
  • Ukraine government teeters amid President Yushchenko 'coup' claim

    09/04/2008 1:52:13 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies · 124+ views
    The Times ^ | 9/4/2008 | Tony Halpin in Moscow
    The shock waves from the Russian invasion of Georgia sparked a new crisis in Ukraine yesterday as the pro-Western Orange coalition fell apart in acrimony. President Yushchenko accused his former ally, the Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko, of forging a pro-Russian alliance to curtail his powers, claiming that a coup was under way a day before Dick Cheney, the US Vice-President, was due to visit Kiev. Mrs Tymoshenko countered with the allegation that the President had destroyed the Government himself after deputies from his party withdrew from her ruling coalition. Mr Yushchenko threatened to call a snap election unless a new...
  • McCain aide linked to Russian billionaire

    02/20/2008 4:10:21 AM PST · by Man50D · 31 replies · 393+ views ^ | February 19, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Sen. John McCain has asserted his opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin a number of times, going so far as joining with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., in 2005 to introduce legislation calling on President Bush to suspend Russian's membership in the Group of Eight. That opposition, however, is being called into question by links that have been established in various reports between McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, and Ukrainian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who is suspected of having ties to organized Russian crime. Davis even arranged for McCain to meet Deripaska at a time when Davis' lobbying firm was working under...
  • Yuschenko Dissolves Parliament

    04/02/2007 12:40:45 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 2 replies · 628+ views
    Flame of Freedom ^ | 04/02/07 | Andrew Surprise
    Ukrainian President Victor Yuschenko has dissolved the parliament which was controlled by the opposing partys coalition. The Party of Regions, is controlled by Yuschenkos arch nemesis Viktor Yanukovych, and is a pro-Russian party, made up largely of ethnic Russians. Yanukovych successfully blunted the momentum of the Orange revolution, which brought Victor Yuschenko to power following rigged elections. This pro-Russian parliament has been slowly usurping Presidential authority, and President Yuschenko has essentially become a lame duck. The UK Guardian recently reported the assassination of the Russian oligarch Maksim Kurochkin, in Ukraine. UK Guardian (Apr. 1st, 2007):a sniper shot the Russian businessman...
  • Yanukovych calls for boost in defense sector cooperation with Russia

    03/14/2007 1:31:56 PM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 211+ views
    Interfax-Ukraine ^ | March 12, 2007
    Yanukovych calls for boost in defense sector cooperation with Russia Kyiv, March 12 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian Premier Viktor Yanukovych has called for the acceleration of cooperation between Ukraine and Russia in the defense sector. Russia is Ukraine's main partner in the defense industry, but Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in the sector is decreasing steadily, Yanukovych said at a meeting on the Ukrainian defense industry on Monday, ordering his cabinet to seek ways to reverse the trend. "We are well aware that to date, our main partner [in the defense industry] has been Russia," Yanukovych told a conference in Kyiv on the current...
  • Yanukovych: U.S. missile defense plans in Europe could hurt Ukraine's relations with neighbors

    02/27/2007 10:51:40 AM PST · by lizol · 5 replies · 286+ views ^ | 02/27/2007
    Yanukovych: U.S. missile defense plans in Europe could hurt Ukraine's relations with neighbors 02/27/2007 13:32 U.S. plans to deploy a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic could hurt Ukraine's relations with its neighbors, the premier's office said Tuesday. "We believe that deploying a missile defense system in Poland and Czech Republic will not benefit relations between our countries," Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych told the German newspaper, Handelsblatt, according to his press service. Washington said in January that it wants to put a radar system in the Czech Republic and a missile interceptor site in Poland plans that...
  • Political crisis deepens in Ukraine

    10/06/2006 11:03:07 AM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 07.10.06 | Halyna Pastushuk
    Political crisis deepens in Ukraine Representatives of the western orientated Orange revolution Our Ukraine bloc drop out of negotiations with pro-Russian politicians. Report by Halyna Pastushuk, Kyiv 07.10.06 This week the electorate of Our Ukraine Bloc, at least those who have not got disappointed in their orange idols, have sighed with relief. Our Ukraine is not longer going to be in coalition with those against whom it was fighting during the legendary Orange revolution. Roman Bezsmetny said that Our Ukraine Bloc is ready to start negotiations with the representatives of oppositional powers regarding common plans for future actions. Although, I...
  • Multi-vector Yanukovych [Janukowycz wielowektorowy, my translation]

    09/29/2006 6:03:15 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 9 replies · 484+ views
    Wprost Online ^ | Wednesday, 27 September 2006 | Grzegorz Sadowski
    It was enough to forget for a moment about NATO, and "difficult gas negotiations" picked up the speed. Victor Yanukovych, after one month in office, radically antagonized Ukrainian political scene. To be exact the term "antagonized" does not fit completely, as majority of parties, starting with the left, post-Communists, ending with the Blue and Orange are very suspicious one toward another. Indeed, there is a real hatred present. They act together because they have no way out. But Yanukovych breached the agreement, the so called Universal of National Unity, which was at the foundation of the coalition. In the...
  • Yanukovych pledges to carry out 'pro-Ukrainian' policy

    09/06/2006 12:41:14 PM PDT · by lizol · 5 replies · 139+ views
    Interfax-Ukraine ^ | 06.09.2006
    Yanukovych pledges to carry out 'pro-Ukrainian' policy Krynica-Gorska (Poland), September 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian Premier Viktor Yanukovych has said his government will protect Ukrainian interests rather than the interests of other countries. "I think Ukraine will always realize a national program and protect its national interests, and I personally will be carrying out a pro-Ukrainian policy," Yanukovych said at a joint press conference with Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Krynica-Gorska (Poland) on Wednesday. Yanukovych is taking part in the economic forum there.
  • Ukraine's Orange Revolution undone?

    08/04/2006 4:09:14 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 33 replies · 443+ views
    MOSCOW President Viktor Yushchenko reached across the Orange Revolution's barricades Thursday and nominated his arch rival to lead Ukraine's government out of nearly five months of political paralysis. The deal, reached as a constitutional deadline that expired Wednesday night, creates a "grand coalition" between the pro-Western Mr. Yushchenko's Our Ukraine movement and Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, which favors closer ties with Russia. Ukraine's parliament, the Supreme Rada, is expected to elect Mr. Yanukovych as prime minister on Friday. Critics suggest the accord has betrayed the Orange Revolution and played into Moscow's hands. Some, including Yushchenko's former ally Yulia...
  • Yushchenko Chooses the Less Evil

    08/04/2006 2:13:10 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Kommersant ^ | August 4, 2006 | Vladimir Solovyev and Mikhail Zygar
    Ukraines Supreme Rada is to endorse Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister on Friday. President Viktor Yushchenko has given in, agreeing to nominate his long-standing rival for prime minister. Yanukovichs comeback in office means not only the defeat of the Orange. Ukraine is also in for a new redistribution of property that the White and Blue will certainly launch.
  • Ukraine: Yanukovych Confirmed As Prime Minister

    08/04/2006 1:40:17 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 5 replies · 329+ views
    RFERL ^ | 08-04-2006 | RFERL
    After four months in deep freeze, Ukraine has a new government. But some fear the new government will deal a fatal blow to the spirit of the Orange Revolution. KYIV, August 4, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Lawmakers in the Ukrainian parliament have finally put an end to Ukraine's four-month political impasse, voting to approve Viktor Yanukovych as prime minister. Speaking just before the vote, Yanukovych -- who has experienced a remarkable political comeback since his defeat to pro-Western Viktor Yushchenko in the 2004 Orange Revolution -- vowed to work to unite a Ukraine riven by discord: "I am confident that this...
  • PM Yanukovych: what now for Ukraine and Poland?

    08/04/2006 10:46:16 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 04.08.06 | Agnieszka Bielawska
    PM Yanukovych: what now for Ukraine and Poland? Russian backed Victor Yanukovych, who lost the 2004 Orange Revolution election in Ukraine, has been nominated as Prime Minister. How does the situation in Ukraine affect Polish Ukrainian relations? Report by Agnieszka Bielawska 04.08.06 Yanukovych will share power with president Viktor Yushchenko who had no other choice but appoint him as prime minister in view of the looming threat of the dissolution of Parliament and new elections. The Yanukovych block which holds a majority in Parliament is known for its pro Russian sentiments and reluctance towards western integration. Poland watched the events...
  • Yushchenko Has Deadline to Accept Rival

    08/02/2006 2:32:58 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 355+ views
    The Tribune Democrat ^ | Wed, Aug 02 2006 | Mara D. Bellaby
    KIEV, Ukraine After four months of wrangling, Ukraine's pro-Western president faced a midnight deadline Wednesday to decide whether to accept his chief political rival as the country's next prime minister. President Viktor Yushchenko can also dissolve parliament and call new elections, but doing so would prolong the political turmoil that has seized this ex-Soviet republic since March's indecisive parliamentary election. A return to power for Viktor Yanukovych, a former prime minister, would complete a startling comeback. His attempt to win the presidency in the 2004 election was marred by fraud and triggered the mass protests known as the Orange...