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    Yatsenyuk’s Counsellor Resigns, Accuses Parliament of Wrecking Ukraine

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    The chairman of the Entrepreneurs Council at the Cabinet of Ministers and Chairman of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAG) Leonid Kozachenko accused Yatsenyuk’s parliament of jeopardizing the mere existence of Ukraine, before resigning from his duties.

    Kozachenko, Verkhovna Rada Deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc, published his announcement on the UAG official website.

    "Summarizing the results of one and a half years of work, there's a serious threat not just to the country's economy, but to the mere existence of the state," he said.

    According to Kazachenko, the government took no concrete steps to implement reforms and to fight corruption and there was also not enough interengagement with the business community.  

    "We requested $3 billion in technical assistance and drew plenty of foreigners for work in the government, but received nothing in return," he noted.

    Between 2001 and 2002, Kozachenko held the position ofDeputy Minister of Agrarian Policy in Ukraine.


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      Yats should be hung
    • Ivan Buckeye
      What's ridiculous is Ukraine being run by Americans. It was too easy for the American government to overthrow the elected government in Ukraine and insert Americans and Ukrainian sell-outs into a fake government. What the U.S. officials celebrate as a victory in Ukraine, minus Crimea, is also what will be the downfall of Ukrainian coup leaders. The ease that people in Ukraine could be bought into siding with the U.S. will likely work against them in the future because the corruption that allowed this to happen isn't going away and will one day cause a reversal.
    • Natasha Haas
      The crown jewel in Ukraine was Crimea. Despite every effort made to hand it to the US and NATO the coup instigators failed. Nothing else of much interest is left. The EU isn't really interested, Russia certainly should be happy to have one less headache. It is doubtful the US will pump billions into Ukraine because the corruption is as bad as in Afghanistan.
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      lianasammartinoin reply tochrrev(Show commentHide comment)
      chrrev, yes, and with him porky as well, and those US, Canada, EU officials who helped stage the coup to overthrow a legitimate elected president.
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      how many have jumped ship now?
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      "Summarizing the results of one and a half years of work, there's a serious threat not just to the country's economy, but to the mere existence of the state," he said.
      I can't imagine how much worse it looks with insider information. It's looks bad enough from here.
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      Ukraina is free to join Crimea if they like. As long as they promise to send Yatz to Brussel or US together with Shaskivill. Let them do damage there
    • choticastile
      Mr. Deer in the Headlights himself..... Jeez, what a travesty of an absolute court of imbeciles, Ukraine's illegally installed government was from day one... Yeah, Yanukovich's government, is beginning to look like "the good old days", as whether corrupt or not, it was a more orderly run government and most importantly, it was a legally elected government.
    • choticastilein reply toIvan Buckeye(Show commentHide comment)
      Ivan Buckeye, Wherever ask e nazi's get a foothold, pandemonium and destruction of what could have remained civilised countries with futures, happen as per their global agenda ... if you get my drift.
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