Friday, April 17, 2009

All the king's horses, and all the kings men*..

"Ukrainska Pravda" today reveals that the European People's Party, the "largest European-level party on the continent", have been trying for some time to act as peacemaker between president Yushchenko and premier Tymoshenko.

EPP president, Wilfried Martens has even suggested assembling a heavyweight crew comprising former British PM Tony Blair, former Spanish PM Jose Maria Asnar, and former Polish president Alexander Kwasniewski to help bring Yush and Yulka together into some kind of working relationship again. Yushchenko has been against the idea all along, whilst Tymoshenko has been agreeable.

Maybe its because just over a year ago, Martens, at a meeting with Yushchenko, [according to the UP article], blamed the president's secretariat of criminal acts against the Tymoshenko government. Martens allegedly declared: "Mr Baloha is a criminal!" To which Yushchenko apparently replied, "Look into my eyes! Do you consider these to be the eyes of a criminal?" "No, you are not a criminal - but the head of your secretariat is!" continued Martens.

"Financial Times" reports that the Yulia Tymoshenko government had unilaterally adopted initiatives needed to unlock an International Monetary Fund loan after MPs failed to adopt the required conditions in parliament.

It seems that the IMF Ukrainian mission head was OK with this, but, NUNS deputy, Ksenya Lyapina, who is one of Yushchenko's closest confidantes, says lawsuits against the cabinet from entrepreneurs will follow and the resolutions will be eventually cancelled by the cabinet.

* From an English nursery rhyme about a character normally portrayed as an egg sitting on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses,
And all the king's men,
Couldn't put Humpty together again


Unknown said...

Yushenko hatred of Yulia is more than his love for Ukraine and its' people and he has shown it time and time again with his attempt to undermine everything she does. I do not understand such hatred and hope I never do.

elmer said...

Gene, it does indeed appear to be absolutely psychotic.

Yushchenko has never given any sort of coherent, cogent clear explanation of what he is trying to accomplish.

And it is unbelievable that not only Yushchenko, but others, would severely and deliberately torpedo Ukraine, their own country, just for the sake of undermining Tymoshenko.

Well, in any other country, it's unbelievable.

In Ukraine, it's par for the course to torpedo your own country.

They have learned absolutely NOTHING from history.

And the oligarchs like it that way.

Too bad the people can't seem to figure out how to get rid of the whole mess.

Anonymous said...

Yushchenko has never been a true advocate of democracy. His polcicies are anti-democratioc. He and his pet money grinder Baloha are irrelevent. They have lost all support and respect. Eevn Yushchenko's party Our Ukraine is set to be relgrated to the history books as a failed politicial force. Yushchenko and his suporters have betrayed Ukraine and Ukraine will never forgive him for that betrayal. Yushchenko has only himself to blame for his down fall. I doubt that Humpty dumpty will survive this fall. He fell off the wall a long long time ago. See Ukrtoday's post on that same subject