Yanukovych’s new education minister believes Western Ukrainians ‘practically have nothing in common with the people of the greater Ukraine’

Last week, Yanukovych’s hand picked parliament appointed a new education minister Dmytro Tabachnyk from the Party of Regions. Many are worried because of Tabachnyk’s xenophobic Russocentric comments he’s made in the past: The appointment of Dmytro Tabachnyk as education and science minister of Ukraine became a downright shock – he is a politician who doubts […]

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Yanukovych brings oligarchs back to close down archives – no more Holodomor research and other refutes of Soviet propaganda

Last Friday, Yanukovych promptly dismissed his predecessor’s appointed head of the SBU security service Vasyl Hrytsak. Surprisingly he was conspicuously replaced not by another qualified individual but rather media magnate & television network owner Valery Khoroshkovsky. It seems to have worked well for Italy! From the Kyiv Post via Steve Bandera’s site: One of Yushchenko’s […]

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Anti-Defamation League (ADL) going after Ukrainian politics again, attacks Heroes

From the ADL press release: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called on Viktor Yanukovich, the recently elected president of Ukraine, to withdraw the “Hero of Ukraine” title awarded to two partisans who fought alongside the Nazis against the Soviets in World War II and who had direct involvement in atrocities against Jews and Poles. “The […]

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Yanukovych offers to undo Orange Revolution for Russia – gets nothing for Ukraine in return (Updated)

In a few words: Ukraine’s new president Viktor Yanukovich soothed Moscow Friday by suggesting he would reverse key policies of his pro-Western predecessor, but won no public promise that Russia will lower Kiev’s onerous gas bills. Yanukovych is already bending over backwards for Russia. First he removed a Holodomor memorial from the Presidential website the day […]

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European Parliament denounces Ukraine for Russian gas (Updated)

On the day of Yanukovych’s Presidential inauguration, the European Parliament had already suspiciously prepared and presented a resolution on the situation in Ukraine. Some of them were nominal decrees to establish Ukraine as a neighbour (ie. not European or within the EU) and validating the recent questionable elections, but clause #20 took aim at former […]

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