Attempts on Thursday by Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko members to place signs on the walls of Verkhovna Rada stating, “Stop Political Reprisals!” resulted in an attack by Party of Regions members. The melee resulted in emergency services being called in to bandage the wounded and five MPs being carted off to hospital for further treatment. Anyone who thought the existence of a Regions majority in the parliament might mean an end to the body’s traditional dustups seems to be facing disappointment.

"The authorities continue to systematically terrorize the opposition without any respect for the law or Constitution. I just learned from the investigator that a criminal case has been opened against me personally for allegedly spending environmental funds on pensions during the crisis, for committing a serious crime and paying pensions when the country was in a serious crisis," former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Wednesday after questioning at the Prosecutor General’s Office.

The Toronto Star’s award-winning columnist Haroon Siddiqui penned a very balanced and insightful commentary on the visit to Canada of Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemiliev. The visit was in part the handiwork of Canadian MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, a member of the Ukrainian-Canadian Diaspora who has been very active in supporting human rights causes in Ukraine and other parts of the former Soviet Union.


Increasing prices of Ukrainian agro stocks and growth in commodity futures provide fuel for a significant one-day jump in the Index

MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, a Liberal from Etobicoke Centre, welcomed to Canada the legendary human rights figure and Chairman of the Mejlis (Parliament) of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemiliev. Wrzesnewskyj paid tribute to Dzhemiliev who is also a member of Ukraine’s Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) and a recipient of the UN Nansen Prize recognizing his outstanding contribution to the cause of refugees. Dzhemiliev led the return of the Crimean Tatar people from Central Asia to their ancestral homeland in Crimea during the 1990s.

UAIndex up slightly 2010/12/15 12:05:50

Stock prices, commodity futures, and oil quotes all moved in directions to support the UAIndex

Lebid says his goal is the break the African hold on long distance running titles. He recently told the UK’s Daily Telegraph that he will attempt to become the first non-African winner of the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country on Jan 10.

One U.S. Embassy/Madrid cable revealed a statement by one source to the effect that he considers “Belarus, Chechnya and Russia to be virtual ‘mafia states’ and said that Ukraine is going to be one.”

The book is the result of years of research in Paris and in Ukraine by Vita Susak of the Lviv Gallery of Art.

UAIndex makes modest recovery 2010/12/14 15:27:04

Up trend based on small gains in stock values and commodity futures

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