My position on Ukraine.
I wrote last week that I was not sure which side to support after the Ukrainian government brought about by the "Orange Revolution" split into two factions upon President Viktor Yuschenko's dismissal of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. I have now decided to take sides.
As you may know, President Yushchenko's nominee for Prime Minister was rejected by parliament a few days ago. Not willing to accept this result, Yushchenko nominated the same man a second time. In order to ensure that his choice passed this time around, the President formed a political alliance with the "Party of Regions", led by former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich. If you don't remember, Yanukovich was Yushchenko's rival for the Presidency in last year's election. Yanucovich was the annointed successor of dictator Leonid Kuchma, and his "victory" in the rigged presidential election was the event which sparked the "Orange Revolution" in the first place! This is a step back for democracy in Ukraine, and the people should not tolerate it. I therefore emplore the people of Ukraine to return Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to power in the coming parliamentary elections.
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