Today president Yushchenko sacked Constitutional Court judge Syuzanna Stanik (see photo) about whom I have posted previously. It's the Piskun effect..
I've translated parts of an instant response to Stanik's sacking, signed by VR coalition leaders Yanuk. Moroz, and Symonenko, and addressed to: 'The Ukrainian nation, PACE [council of Europe], the EU, all international organisations, and ambassadors acredited in Ukraine', from Yanuk's official website:
"Viktor Yushchenko by his anti-constitutional acts is pushing Ukraine along the road to anarchy and chaos...
We are convinced that the president is realizing an anti-constitutional rebellion. The next step of the president could be an ukaz ordering tanks onto the streets..
The actions of the president of Ukraine are becoming dangerous for the state and the nation. Ukraine is threatened by legal disorder and civil war.
We appeal to the Council of Europe with a call to support us in our demand against the return of authoritarianism in Ukraine. We call upon the world to remind president Yushchenko about democratic principles, about the supremacy of law, and that Ukraine should remain a region of peace and stability in the centre of Europe."
Quite melodramatic..Will kompromat against Stanik be now produced?
Have the coalition, in the words of George Bush, misunderestimated Yushchenko?