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Old 11th October 2014, 23:57
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Automaidan videos the Prosecuter General of Ukraine’s estate by drone plane (video + photos)
Posted on October 11, 2014 by chervonaruta
By Vitaly Umanets and HromadskeTV post
10.11.2014 Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Social activists posted a video captured during a visit by Automaidan to the estate of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Vitaly Yarema.

The video from a radio-controlled drone, as the authors of the video claim, shows the house and a 1 hectare division of land with its own lake, belonging to Yarema.

“Well, how do you like the piece of land with houses on it of the honest policeman-prosecutor, Vitaly Yarema in the luxury cottage area of Zoloche with its own lake on the property? If you look at a satellite map of the area, then this little “scrap piece” is almost 10,000 square meters. The price for a hundred square meters here is $15,000 UAH. You can calculate yourself how much he paid for the land [Editor: approx. $11,578,544 USD]. And that’s just for the land …

Maybe that’s why Mr. Yarema says the lustration law is “unconstitutional?”
–wrote activist Vitaly Umanets, on his Facebook page.

From Voices of Ukraine:
Mr. Umanets wrote in a slightly earlier post: “Our demands to him [Yarema] are simple: to punish the police employees and judges who were involved in the repression against activists during Maidan and not to close their cases, as Mr. Yarema has done.

But rather than comment on the law on lustration as ‘unconstitutional,’ it would be better if the Prosecutor took care of his primary responsibilities! More than 7 (!) months have passed since the shooting down of people in broad daylight in the heart of the Ukrainian capital! No one has been PUNISHED for this crime! No one! But activists who ‘lustrated’ Shufrych in Odessa within a week have all been found and brought in for questioning! Dear ones, it’s for this kind of a country that we fought on Maidan?”

Automaidan videos the Prosecuter General of Ukraine’s estate by drone plane (video + photos) | Voices of Ukraine
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Old 13th October 2014, 03:57
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It's quite a confusing list. I guess they don't have to try or publicize too much as he'll get the votes anyway.
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Old 13th October 2014, 18:58
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Seven parties enter parliament, Poroshenko Bloc gets third of votes - survey
Oct. 13, 2014, 8:34 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

If the elections for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine were held next week, the largest number of votes would be garnered by the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (33.5 percent), Oleh Liashko's Radical Party (12.8 percent) and People's Front (8.9 percent), according to a survey conducted by the Rating Sociological Group on Oct. 1-8.
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Old 14th October 2014, 14:32
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Baloha family trying to win four seats in Zakarpattia Oblast
Oct. 14, 2014, 1:29 p.m. | Politics — by Anastasia Forina

It’s again a Baloha family affair in Zakarpattia Oblast, where in four out of six districts Viktor Baloha, a former emergencies minister, his two brothers, Ivan and Pavlo, and a cousin, Vasyl Petiovka, are running as self-nominated candidates. Three of them are seeking re-election, while Ivan Baloha lost his race in the 2012 parliamentary election.

While this family run is often criticized as another example of nepotism in Ukraine’s politics, Viktor Baloha says Zakarpattia is loyal to him and his brothers.

“Maybe it’s not right that all three brothers are running. I’m ready not to run but there is a responsibility before the community, there is credibility with the voters in Zakarpattia,” Viktor Baloha told the Kyiv Post.

Zakarpattia is the home base of the brothers whose voters sent three of them -- Viktor Baloha, Pavlo Baloha and Vasyl Petiovka – to parliament in the 2012 election in single-member districts 69, 71 and 72, respectively.

Viktor Baloha, 51, one of the most influential persons in Zakaprattia, is seeking re-election in district 69, which includes the city of Mukachevo.

Baloha was in charge of the Ministry of Emergency Situations for two presidents, Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovych. After Yushchenko was elected president in 2005, Baloga also illegally combined two jobs – as member of parliament and head of Zakarpattia Oblast administration, according to local election watchdog Opora.

Pavlo Baloha, 37, is also a member of the current parliament. He is nominated in district 71 (Khust city and Khust district, part of Irshavsky and Tiachivsky districts). Pavlo Baloha joined the Party of Regions faction after he was elected in 2012, but left it. He was deprived of his mandate in 2013 after the High Administrative Court of Ukraine cancelled the results of 2012 parliamentary elections in two constituencies, including his. He was, though, granted it back in 2014.

The cousin, Vasyl Petiovka, 47, is a member of the current parliament. He runs in district 72 (city of Tiachiv, part of Tiachiv district and Rakhiv district). Chesno, a public movement that has been analyzing candidates since 2011, suspected him of indirect buying of voters and noticed him casting votes on behalf of other members of parliament in 2012, which is illegal.

Ivan Baloha, 48, is a head of Zakarpattia regional administration. He runs in district 73 (cities of Beregove and Vynohradiv). In the 2012 parliamentary election, Ivan Baloha lost to Party of Regions candidate Ivan Bushko who is running again this year.

The major aims of the brothers, according to their agendas published on the Central Election Commission website, are the same. They want Ukraine to apply for NATO membership and revitalize the national army. Aside from that, they also want to give more powers to local communities and liquidate regional and district state administrations, among other plans.

On Oct.11 all four brothers signed memorandum of cooperation with Chesno, Zakarpattia online, a local Zakarapttia Oblast news website, reported. They agreed to disclose their full biographies and 2013 property declarations by Oct.12, publish a financial report on the money spent on the election campaign five days before voting and disclose the sources of the money.

If elected, the brothers say they will follow the rules: vote personally, attend parliamentary sessions and committee meetings, follow the will of the voters and stick to legislative requirements regarding human rights protection and anti-corruption legislation, according to the memorandum.

Chesno hasn’t received the full biographies and property declarations of brothers yet, representative of the movement told the Kyiv Post. They hope to get those from all candidates running for parliament by Oct.15. Baloha family trying to win four seats in Zakarpattia Oblast
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Oleksandr Turchynov: Provocateurs who created a picture for Russian propaganda by attacking the Parliament, should be liable to the law
( Press Secretary of the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine )

Provocateurs, who created a picture for Russian propaganda by attacking the Parliament, should be liable to the law and should be condemned by the society. Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said this in his comment.

According to him, today, during the final session day, the Parliament has adopted a lot of important decisions and laws. Particularly, a new Defence Minister was appointed “on the day that since today has become an official day of Ukrainian army.”

“Apart from this, the law on the prosecutor’s office was adopted that ended the stalin-brezhniev repressive sockdolager which the prosecutor’s office was until today,” said Oleksandr Turchynov, explaining that this law has opened the way to democratization of main institution of the law-enforcement structures.

Apart from this, he noted, the following laws were adopted: on the anti-corruption bureau, on the principles of state anti-corruption policy, on corruption prevention, on determining ultimate beneficiaries of legal persons and on counteraction to legalization (laundering) of the proceeds from crime.

According to the Chairperson of the Parliament, the decision on strengthening responsibility for violating citizens’ electoral rights is of extreme importance. “From now on, those guilty of election fraud and bribery will bear strict criminal responsibility,” he stressed, emphasizing that despite everything, lots of decisions necessary for the society remain unadopted.

Oleksandr Turchynov explained that these are the issues on protection of deposits of natural persons in the banking sector; securing transparency of electoral process organization; as well as amendments to the budget, particularly in the part of social protection of the disabled, veterans and ATO participants; the issues pertaining to energy security; ratification of interstate agreements; the law that simplifies the procedure of coming into inheritance; the block of issues on maintaining programmes on HIV and AIDS counteraction; the issue of switching to the EU technical rules of procedure; and on volunteer activity and lots of other laws.

“These issues were not considered due to the provocative actions of young people near the building of the Verkhovna Rada,” noted Oleksandr Turchynov.

“Unfortunately, despite of my yesterday’s appeal regarding preparation of provocations around Verkhovna Rada, they were held,” said Oleksandr Turchynov, adding that stones were thrown at law-enforcers and an attempt was made to attack the building of the Parliament using explosives.

Chairperson of the Parliament stressed that such actions disrupted further work of the Verkhovna Rada and adoption of the laws necessary for the country. “Russian propaganda instead received another “picture” humiliating the Ukrainian state,” he added.

“Provocateurs hoped to receive political dividends during the electoral campaign, however, I am convinced, they should be condemned by the society and bear responsible for their actions to the law,” summed Oleksandr Turchynov.
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Old 15th October 2014, 04:01
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“Russian propaganda instead received another “picture” humiliating the Ukrainian state,”

So very true.

Hannia, you said in another thread that it is not right to judge their actions. I feel that they are committing crimes, and these actions should be condemned. This is not judgement to say that what they are doing is criminal; assaulting and harassing people is not an acceptable way to protest.
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Old 15th October 2014, 14:26
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Farrieress. You are putting words in mouth. I did say that people, who live in la-la land cannot begin to comprehend what Ukrainians have had to endure. I am not sure that civility will get the Ukrainian govt to pay attn to the needs of its citizens. That does not mean that I automatically advocate violence. That is fallacious logic. I am only an observer and not a judge and I think as foreigners that is all we can be.
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