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It was not my intention to accredit Saakashvili as an honourable source. But what he says is consistent with what is known about Yanukovych from other sources.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 12:25:30 PM EST
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What he said is consistent with what we know about Timoshenko too and her predecessor and a lot of others in power all over the world.Corruption is world wide phenomenon (it is just hidden better in west world) and there is no one who "loves money" more then Americans.
Trouble is when money starts to "evaporate" then those tugs start to fight each other. Poor people have nothing to do with that fight, they are just used and will never see money. As one criminal (now dead but at the time of wars "employed" by DB (our CIA))  famously said explaining why Balkan wars started:
"Swamp is too small and there is too many crocodiles".      
With no intention to save anyone let alone Yanukovych but it hurts my brain when they say " he enjoyed luxury while people earn 100 Euros a month". No one cares when Obama makes party and spends enormous amount of tax payers money and Americans that are lucky to still have job are working for $4/hour and have to work two jobs just to feed themselves even if they have university degrees (and loan to pay for it). Hypocrisy is nowhere worse then in western media...    

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 09:28:09 PM EST
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What we call corruption they call tradition.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 26th, 2014 at 01:43:48 AM EST
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