Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Ukraine : Maidan of Discord: Ukraine coup comrades brawl, fight for votes
The Maidan activists in Ukraine may have achieved their goal of overthrowing the government - but they say they have no plans to remove their tents from the city center, at least until May's presidential election.
However, their leaders are looking increasingly divided - throwing harsh accusations at each other. Traitors, bandits, snakes... these just some of the insults being hurled at former allies.
The Right Sector does not want to fade away like other Eastern Bloc European Fascist Militants and want some power an will not let Arseniy Yatsenyuk run the show.
The Right Sector will not give up power now they have tasted blood and want the blood of Arsen Avakov.
Backgrounder on Arseniy Yatsenyuk
The present Prime Minister is Arseniy Yatsenyuk. He has formulated himself very similarily to the the acting president.
He has warned of "extremely unpopular" financial steps ahead, and has grimly referred to new cabinet members as "kamikaze" posts. Yatsenyuk is one of the leading members of Fatherland party. He formerly served as economy and foreign minister.
Yatsenyuk was elected to the parliament from Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc in 2007 and later the same year he was elected the Chairman of the Parliament. During the Ukrainian political crises of September 2008 he resigned. Yatsenyuk announced plans to create a political party on basis of the Front of Changes public initiative.
According to Wikipedia has he often been referred to as a political clone lacking differentiating policies of Ukraine's President, Viktor Yushchenko. On April 5, 2009, Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his candidacy for President of Ukraine in the next presidential election.
During the election campaign fellow candidate Serhiy Ratushniak repeatedly insulted Yatsenyuk because of his alleged Jewish roots, among others Ratushniak called Yatsenyuk an "impudent little Jew" who was "successfully serving the thieves who are in power in Ukraine and is using criminal money to plough ahead towards Ukraine's presidency".
According to Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Yaakov Bleich Yatsenyuk is not Jewish.
Yatsenyuk stated in November 2009 that Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko and Party of Regions were "almost a single whole".
In April 2010 Yatsenyuk was officially chosen as party leader of Front for Change; by that time the public initiative had become a political party also.
During the October 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election Yatsenyuk competed on a party list based on the party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland.Yatsenyuk headed this election list; because "Fatherland"-leader Yulia Tymoshenko was imprisoned after a trial were former president Yushchenko witnessed against here on charges of corruption.
Yatsenyuk was elected leader of the parliamentary faction of "Fatherland" on 12 December 2012.
In late 2013 he became one of the three main opposition figures during Euromaidan together with Klitschko, from the UDAR party Tyahnybok leader of the Svoboda party.
He lost some public appeal after negotiating compromise deal with now-ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, leader of the Party of Regions.
Yatseniuk wants European Union membership for Ukraine.
Yatseniuk is against privatization of state property and wants to simplify the civil service. In November 2009 he saw as his most difficult task if elected President "to break the political clan system that has been built up over the last 18 years".
Yatsenyuk wants to create a common energy company with European Union countries and Russia. Yatseniuk has opposed participation of Ukrainian troops in peacekeeping operations abroad.
Yatseniuk opposes same-sex marriage, because it contradicts his personal beliefs as a Greek Catholic
Posted by nickglais on 3/26/2014 02:12:00 AM
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