Ukraine's Own Worst Enemy

Ukraine's Own Worst Enemy

There are 30 comments on the Foreign Affairs story from Jul 31, 2014, titled Ukraine's Own Worst Enemy. In it, Foreign Affairs reports that:

TOM KEATINGE is a former investment banker at J.P. Morgan and an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.

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Oliver Cromwell

Bangor, UK

#22 Aug 4, 2014
George wrote:
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They did, you were just too stupid to understand. Almost all posts say that for the last 20 years the Ukrainian governments have been corrupt, that would include Yanukovich's time, now that Poroshenko is there the situation is changing
Situation changing,leave it out clown,he is another big fat Oligarch.
Pro Ukraine

UK

#23 Aug 4, 2014
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
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Yanukovych served as Prime Minister for a second time from 4 August 2006 to 18 December 2007, under President Yushchenko.he also served under Kuchma. Idiot.
Yes he had a short disaterous spell as PM, he wasn't in the government for the full term of Yuschenko's presidency though and he wasn't in Kravchuk's government, so it's still not true to say he served in every Ukrainian government.
Pro Ukraine

UK

#24 Aug 4, 2014
*disastrous
Oliver Cromwell

Bangor, UK

#25 Aug 4, 2014
Pro Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>Yes he had a short disaterous spell as PM, he wasn't in the government for the full term of Yuschenko's presidency though and he wasn't in Kravchuk's government, so it's still not true to say he served in every Ukrainian government.
OKmbut he was in several,so when did he become a criminal when he first served under those others or when he didn't sign the EU deal?
Pro Ukraine

UK

#26 Aug 4, 2014
You want to know when Yanukovych became a criminal Crummy? It was back in 1967, in his youth he was a violent thug.

"On Dec. 15, 1967, Yanukovych (then 17 years old) was sentenced to three years in prison for robbery and sexual assault. He was back in prison three years later, convicted of manslaughter. But, for reasons that remain unexplained, the Soviet courts expunged his criminal record in 1978, shortly before he joined the Communist Party.But in 2006, Yanukovych was charged with falsifying the very documents used to expunge his earlier convictions. Two key documents used to overturn his conviction for rape and robbery had been forged. Moreover, the signature of the judge in his case was also forged.It is mind-boggling that an unrepentant, twice-convicted violent felon, a man who had sought to steal a presidential election — and who advocated a violent crackdown on the men and women peacefully protesting against his electoral fraud — should be a candidate for any office, let alone the presidency of a country of nearly 50 million people. Yanukovych’s candidacy thus reveals much about the nature of the people who back him — and also about the fragility of Ukraine’s democracy."
Oliver Cromwell

Bangor, UK

#27 Aug 4, 2014
Pro Ukraine wrote:
You want to know when Yanukovych became a criminal Crummy? It was back in 1967, in his youth he was a violent thug.
"On Dec. 15, 1967, Yanukovych (then 17 years old) was sentenced to three years in prison for robbery and sexual assault. He was back in prison three years later, convicted of manslaughter. But, for reasons that remain unexplained, the Soviet courts expunged his criminal record in 1978, shortly before he joined the Communist Party.But in 2006, Yanukovych was charged with falsifying the very documents used to expunge his earlier convictions. Two key documents used to overturn his conviction for rape and robbery had been forged. Moreover, the signature of the judge in his case was also forged.It is mind-boggling that an unrepentant, twice-convicted violent felon, a man who had sought to steal a presidential election — and who advocated a violent crackdown on the men and women peacefully protesting against his electoral fraud — should be a candidate for any office, let alone the presidency of a country of nearly 50 million people. Yanukovych’s candidacy thus reveals much about the nature of the people who back him — and also about the fragility of Ukraine’s democracy."
If he was a long time criminal what the Hell was he doing in several Ukrainian Governments?and why was the West happy to do business with him for a long time?

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

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#28 Aug 4, 2014
Live Free or Die wrote:
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After getting a good look at Ukraine, the Europeans have finally come to their senses and declared "No way we want this abomination in our midst, thank you."
'No way are we getting into a war with Russia over this'
Zeppelin

Knoxville, TN

#29 Aug 4, 2014
Pro Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>He didn't serve in Yuschenko's government you idiot!
Quote:

"Yanukovych served as Prime Minister for a second time from 4 August 2006 to 18 December 2007, under President Yushchenko."

Now, who is the idiot?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Yanukovyc...
Pig Sticker

United States

#30 Aug 4, 2014
Pro Ukraine wrote:
<quoted text>The Kyiv government is still cleaning up the mess left by Yanukovich.
The Kiev 'government' is busy cleaning up the mess in its pants because the two days it said it'd take to bring the East to heal expired two months ago.

Pampers is a big seller in Kiev these days, I hear - with no supply problems since Porko's killed enough babies and their mothers in the East now to free up demand.
Pig Sticker

United States

#31 Aug 4, 2014
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>'No way are we getting into a war with Russia over this'
McCain may blow another gasket out of his neck over the news.

Blow, baby, blow.

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