ukraine elections

Hi. I’m from Ukraine and I want to tell you something. this shit with election happened to us once. We had a strong and clever woman by the name Yulia Timoshenko running against Victor Yanukovich, the worst person ever. The Jerk actually won and EVERYONE regretted it. And he got Yulia Timoshenko in jail on false charges. Than we had the worse presidency which led to Maidan revolution. The only reason we got rid of Yanukovich it because we united and made him run to Russia with tail between his legs. Timoshenko was released from prison. Yanukovich is wanted for high treason.

“Trump can’t do all of this awful stuff, he will be checked” 

Yeah, sure. i hope it won’t take hundreds of people dead before you see, that limitations only work when people want them to.

Yanukovich’s actions’ aftermath is Russians invading Ukraine. 

I escaped from that shit, I came to America and hoped to be safe.

I guess people are not so different in different countries as everyone thinks.

UKRAINE. Kiev. February 19, 2014. Final Fight for Maidan. A deserted avenue near the Maidan after violent clashes between protesters and Ukrainian police.

Protests broke out in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in November 2013, after President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a trade deal with the European Union in favour of closer ties with Russia. Thousands of pro-European supporters gathered on the city’s Independence Square, known as the Maidan, in an occupation that would last for months.

Ongoing violence hit a peak on 18 February. Over the next three days, more than 70 people, both protesters and law enforcers, were killed by gunfire, with each side blaming the other for starting the shooting. President Yanukovych fled the country on 21 February, and the pro-European Petro Poroshenko was elected Ukraine’s new president in May.

Spot News, second prize stories at the 2015 World Press Photo Contest.

Photograph: Jérôme Sessini/Magnum Photos/De Standaard

theguardian.com
Donald Trump and Russia: a web that grows more tangled all the time
Frank Mermoud, a key figure at the recent Republican national convention, has strong business ties with Ukraine – the latest in a series of Trump staffers with worrying links to Russia and its interests, including the candidate himself
By Rupert Neate

This makes Dick Cheney’s network look like a bunch of Girl Scouts.

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Ukraine elections: Darth Vader prevented from voting

So Drumpf is now also attacking the European Union in addition to NATO, in a shift away from the policy of both prior Republican & Democratic presidents.

And I thought the Republican party was the one all about ‘renewing ties with traditional American allies’…

UKRAINE, Sartana : An elderly woman votes at her house in Sartana village, Mariupol region, on October 25, 2015, during Ukrainian local elections. Western-backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s fragile ruling coalition faced a major survival test today in local elections swiftly marred by polls failing to open in the strategic port of Mariupol.  AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLII STEPANOV