Return of the Old Guard

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OLD GUARD: Yanukovych looks likely to be appointed as Ukraine's Premier

Eighteen months ago, everyone in the world in reach of a TV knew the story of Ukraine's orange revolution: people power defied a corrupt regime and triumphed. Though the heroic saga did achieve its goal of forcing fair elections, more recent developments in Ukraine's Rada, or legislature, have become a soap opera of convoluted twists and [an error occurred while processing this directive] backstabbing. According to Kiev-based independent political analyst Viktor Nebozhenko, "Treachery has reached the state of national art in this country, and gets appreciated as such."

Last Thursday morning, Yuliya Tymoshenko, head of the orange-affiliated byut party, was...

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