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Does this have more to do with Yushchenko fending off leadership challenges from the likes of Tymoshenko?
Yushchenko to 'Tackle Corruption'
DAVOS, Switzerland -- Businesses should stop paying bribes to Ukrainian officials, the country's new president Viktor Yushchenko has said.
Calling Ukraine a "deeply corrupt country", he promised to tackle this "complex... but not incurable" problem.
He said it was a disgrace that 50% of the country's economy was "in the shadow" - failing to "pay a penny" in taxes that could be spent on social programs and infrastructure
Kiev Ukraine News Blog
Speaking in Germany, Mr Putin described the political situation in Ukraine as part of the process of establishing a way forward for the country.
"I've talked with Viktor Yushchenko and I believe that the situation in Ukraine is under his control," he said.
Yushchenko became seriously ill in early September 2004. He was flown to Vienna's Rudolfinerhaus clinic for treatment and diagnosed with "acute pancreatitis, accompanied by interstitial edematous changes", said to be due to "a serious viral infection and chemical substances which are not normally found in food products", which Yushchenko claimed to be the work of agents of the government. After the illness, his face became heavily disfigured, bloated, and pockmarked.
This theory had already been suggested by British toxicologist John Henry of St. Mary's Hospital in London, as the marks on Yushchenko's face are chloracne, a characteristic symptom of dioxin poisoning.
Originally posted by psyopswatcher
You know that Kathy Yushenko (the wife) is an American girl from Chicago, right?
Your Sweetness's homepage, in russian.
I know, you just want to look at the pictures.
[edit on 8-9-2005 by psyopswatcher]
BBC News: Ukrainian Ex-PM Slams Dismissal
"Today we are two different teams," she said. "I think these two teams will go their own way.
"I will not go to the elections with those people who have discredited Ukraine so much. I do not mean the president, but his closest circle," she said.
However, she criticised Mr Yushchenko, saying he had "practically ruined our unity, our future, the future of the country," and added: "I think this step is absolutely illogical."
Originally posted by subz
Tymoshenko is not happy