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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Parliament Sacks Ohryzko (Updated)

The Verkhovna Rada Tuesday fired Volodymyr Ohryzko, Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister, who had recently reprimanded Russian ambassador Viktor Chernomyrdin for meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs.

The move gathered 250 votes: 174 from the Party of Regions, 27 from the Communist Party, and 49 from the increasingly pro-Russian BYuT.

“First, let them think and then talk, and not wag their tongues,” Ambassador Chernomyrdin was quoted as saying, reflecting on Ohryzko’s note of protest.

Tymoshenko resented Ohryzko’s direct reporting relationship with President Yushchenko.As Minister, Ohryzko radically did not suit me. It's a person that is not professional, a person who systemically engaged in provocations against the government.

To hell with political correctness! It's about time Tymoshenko appointed Сhernomyrdin Ukraine's foreign affairs minister!



Marta Salazar said...

few minutes ago this new was commentes on the radio (in Germany)...

German journalists said that the minister was pro West and this was the cause.

Best regards!

Taras said...

You heard it right, querida Marta!

Unfortunately, Tymoshenko has become a geopolitical daughter of Putin, Merkel and Sarkozy.

She’s courting the pro-Russian vote, pampering the Paris-Berlin-Moscow axis, and offering her plaited hairdo as a steering wheel for the Kremlin.

elmer said...

Only in Ukraine could a minister who stood up for Ukraine, who stood up to a bully scumbag rooshan "diplomat," be labeled as "anti-government."

In other countries, Chernomyrdin would have been kicked out.

In Ukraine, the guy who stood up for Ukraine is labeled a goat, and the bully skunk from roosha is labeled a hero.

The skunk fight between Yushchenko and Tymoshenko goes on.