Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ukraine stops for 43 days?

Hanna Herman, Deputy Head of the Pres's Administration, was asked recently about her boss's motorcade which regularly passes through central Kyiv at maniacal speeds. The roadblocks which enable its passage cause great disruption [and occasional death] to other road users. Herman's nonchalant response was: "When President Yanukovych stops, the country stops".

Even though the country is the depths of a severe economic crisis President Yanik has packed his bucket and spade and is currently on a 43 day [!] summer holiday - after only four months at the job.

Luckily the saps at the IMF will be lending Ukraine almost $15Bn soon, so why not spend a bit of it on a nice long holiday with the missus?

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