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Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty
Henry M. Robert

Goodbye, Viktor. Thank you

21 January, 2010 - 00:00
Photo by Kostiantyn Hryshyn, The Day


“So, here we are – Ukraine, yet without Yushchenko.

We are without defense and finance ministers. Ukraine has dire finances, and no budget for 2010. What it does have is an empty treasury, horrible debt and a legally validated annual tribute to the Russian Federation, remnant of the gas war.

“The future president, constantly confusing names and expressions, promised “to restore injustice”. The present Prime Minister, who gets high either on white powder or white snow, seriously believes that we can pump gas from Saudi Arabia through the Black Sea shelf and set prices through Government directives. But we can endure all that so that the vyshyvankas won’t be eyesores, and people don't stop speaking the language that Philipp Kirkorov and Valeriy Leontiev don’t understand. So that anyone who claims that Ukraine existed long before 'Little Russia' can overtly be called a fascist.

“The President, who readily awarded and didn’t imprison anybody, who considered Ukrainians a nation and not the addressee of the pre-election buckwheat delivery, is leaving. Yushchenko knocked each door to say: without civic consciousness, national and human dignity any food, even the most sophisticated, is tasteless, and sooner or later it will be taken away.

Goodbye, Viktor. Thank you.”


“So…What can I add? The President was real, Ukrainian. Perhaps featureless, but ours… unlike the two traitors. Little was lacking, a majority in the Rada and a normal Prosecutor-General.”


“Goodbye forever.

You were a bad President, with no character.

I forgive you for everything bad you did to me.”


“But I don’t forgive. Who repents, receives forgiveness. He trampled the hopes of millions, who believed in changes for Ukraine, reverting to the same old story.”

From the dialogue at the forum of the newspaper Ukrainska Pravda (forum.pravda.com.ua)