Friday, September 21, 2007

PoR pot calling orange kettle black

On May 27th 2007, President Yushchenko, PM Yanukovych, and VR speaker Moroz signed a statement, portions of which I include below:

"Joint Statement by the President of Ukraine, the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Ukraine on Urgent Measures Aimed at Resolving the Political Crisis Through Early Parliamentary Elections

Being fully aware of the responsibility for the country’s social,
political and economic situation, guaranteeing that there will be no escalation of the political crisis, seeking to resolve it as quickly as possible through exceptionally peaceful means on the basis of talks involving the leading political forces, guided by the Constitution of Ukraine and wishing to uphold the nation’s interests and preserve the country’s unity, the sides have agreed to:

1. for the purpose of creating proper conditions enabling the citizens to exercise their constitutional rights, ensure that there are no attempts to
aggravate the conflict in society and prevent all possible actions provoking the use of force;

2. hold an early parliamentary election on September 30, 2007..."

Now PoR are threatening to 'take their bat and ball away and sulk in their tent,' by not participating in the September 30th elections, because the other side are.... cheating...

Also today Moroz told representatives of accredited diplomatic institutions that, "Yuliya Tymoshenko is paying 700 hryven each to members of polling station commissions in order to provide the 'required' result..and $1,000 per month to those who will agitate in territories for this political force."

Part of a co-ordinated plan to scupper the election, or its results, if things don't go well for the anti-crisis coalition?

And Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, the head of the political council of the NUNS bloc, is forecasting that parliamentary deputies elected from the Party of Regions' list of candidates will not recognize any new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers by refusing to attend next sessions of the new parliament.

In the words of Irving Berlin: "There may be trouble ahead..

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