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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Yushchenko Appoints Kuchma to Shevchenko University Board of Trustees

President Yushchenko has appointed former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma to the board of trustees at Taras Shevchenko National University, one of the country's top schools, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

The decision adds to a catalogue of honors bestowed by the President on controversial figures deeply resented by his supporters and the media.

During the Orange Revolution, Yushchenko publicly accused the Kuchma-Yanukovych regime of poisoning him and rigging the ballot.

Today, he trusts Kuchma to keep an eye on an educational facility that shapes Ukraine's future.



Orest said...

Maybe Yushchenko can appoint himself "Useless"

Anonymous said...

Taras - other than producers/manufacturers and distillers keeping the prices down is that the only reason why the average cost of foodstuffs rose by 47% while alcohol products only by 13%? Vegetables for ex. went up 89%.
Big difference indeed and makes NO logical sense as alcohol products depend on vegetables and foodstuffs for raw material.

"Foodstuffs prices in Ukraine went up by almost 50% during the year"


Geraldo said...

Hola Taras
I was just looking for blogs in Ukraine when I found by chance yours.
I am very enchanted with the contents of it.
I wish you success.
Kind regards from Brazil

Taras said...

Orest, such (dis)appointments make the whole country useless.

Welcome to the strangeland of stabilnist, Luida!

Maybe Ukraine “needs” alcohol more than it does other foodstuffs? Here’s an interesting article by Mykola Syvulsky of BYuT, who talks about the meat processing industry operating at 300% profit margins.

Thank you, Geraldo!

You have so many wonderful links on your site! I wish I could speak Portuguese! There are some 300,000 people of Ukrainian descent living in your country, mostly in the State of Paraná.

And by the way, there’s a unique blog about Ukraine in Portuguese: Ucrânia em África