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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" ~ President John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Is Yushchenko Selling His Soul?

It certainly looks that way according to this article at the Kiev Ukraine News Blog. The gist of the story is, once more Yushchenko has made concessions to the Party of Regions (that's failed Presidential candidate and one-time Kuchma puppet Viktor Yanukovych's party) in exchange for his own agenda being furthered.

Unfortunately this time the Prez may have gone too far, nominating Oleksandr Medvedko, a long-time law enforcement official from Donetsk, for the post of Prosecutor-General. The deal was struck in order to pass WTO bills necessary to assure Kiev's accession to the group by the end of the year.

Returning to the nomination however, it begs several questions. Is someone with ties to the region of Yanukovych likely to investigate the shady dealings of the ex-PM or Leonid Kuchma himself? Whats more will the case of Georgiy Gongadze ever be solved? The joy of the Orange Revolution is fading fast


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