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Friday, August 12, 2011

After Deadly Mine Accidents, Riot Police Drills

Every stick has two ends.

Mess with the bull, you get the horns.

Sooner or later.


Friday, August 05, 2011

Tymoshenko Arrested As Supporters Clash With Police

He's working!

You wanted that grand coalition with Yanukovych, ma'am?

You got it!


Thursday, August 04, 2011

'Expendable' Coal Miner Speaks Out After Accident

“They used people as expendables, you understand?

No safety, no shower, no heating. 2 accidents, 38 dead, millions in profits.

Welcome (back) to Ukraine!

Bazhanova mine, Makiyivka, Donetsk oblast: 11 dead
Sukhodolska-Skhidna mine, Luhansk oblast: 27 dead

The latter belongs to Ukraine's richest man/MP Rinat Akhmetov, a supporter of Yanukovych and a neighbor of Tymoshenko.

Fighting back tears, the miner who works at Akhmetov's mine identifies himself as Smetanin Ihor Volodymyrovych. He says he makes $162/month, cried all night helping recover the bodies and will most likely quit after 3 years on the job.