As promise-laden Ukrainians hobble back to the salt mines, the braided lady comes out of her bunker and lays out her war plan.
In her long-awaited address to the nation she
- Thanks everyone
- Compares 2010 to 2004 in terms of fraud
- Argues that her rival knew he wouldn’t win in a clean fight
- Recalls working around the clock to get all the legal paperwork done
PM Tymoshenko: And today I can firmly tell you that the election in Ukraine was rigged, and this is not a political declaration anymore but a clear legal assessment. Let me cite just one example and you will understand everything. We have managed, by a court ruling, to open the polling stations in Crimea for disclosure so that the votes may be recounted. We were shocked to find out that, at all polling stations without exception, there was a legally established fact of fraud from 3 to 8 percent to the benefit of Yanukovych. Overall in Ukraine, the volume of probable fraud exceeds one million votes, by various technologies. These votes are quite enough for our common victory. My conviction that the struggle must continue is also supported by the latest accounts of individual OSCE observers. They have expressed their willingness to testify in courts on our side with videos and their assessments that during the election in Ukraine there was systemic fraud. I understand that you are tired of tough political battles. And I, together with you, want stabilnist and quietude in our state. But if today we don’t defend democracy, the right of honest choice, then tomorrow we will wake up in a different country, one where dictatorship and lawlessness rule.
She then promises to contest the election results in a court of law, despite the rampant corruption. Driven by her sense of responsibility, she has no other option but to go all the way.
PM Tymoshenko: Not going to court today means surrendering the country to the criminals without a fight. I will not be arranging Maidans and I will not allow public civil confrontation. As never before, Ukraine needs stabilnist and quietude. And that is why we will be acting via legal avenues only and in court only. But I want to state it clearly: Yanukovych is not our president. And no matter how the events unfold, he will never become a legitimately elected president of Ukraine.
You don’t have the credibility to arrange genuine protests. Otherwise, you would have already arranged them.
If he did what you say he did, show us how he did it. Don’t show us how you can make a virtue out of necessity in what looks like a self-righteous crusade. The OSCE denies knowledge of any videos that would support Tymoshenko’s claims.
No matter what Yanukovych says or does before he assumes office, it will not automatically restore your street cred.
If you want my support, forget stabilnist. Try spravedlyvist.
Stabilnist: “Don’t rock the boat, don’t stop the party.”
Spravedlyvist: “Do the crime, do the time.”
That’s a tall order, isn’t it?
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Original source: http://www.1tv.com.ua