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A good source of information can be found in Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukrainian Truth) newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda

I have monitored Ukraine during the Orange Revolution, and I have tried to stay current on Ukranian news at least weekly by checking a couple of Ukranian news sources.

In my humble opinion, the situation in Ukraine is tough to decipher.  There is a strain between the alignments of the opposition parties and the parties in power.

The uniting force of the opposition is "Pro-Russian" and ties itself to the former regime of Kuchma and the other leading party of Yanokovich --the party of regions.

Yuschenko with Yuliya Tymoshenko have a weak coalition of different parties which has a pro-reform agenda.

It is extremely difficult for the current administration to get things together -- the reforms which are necessary are also painful.  It is nearly impossible to deliver on all the goals promised to the people because the institutions in place are very corrupt.

by CJB (1350ATyahoo.c0m PREPEND USERNAME IN FRONT OF ADDRE) on Mon Jul 11th, 2005 at 10:24:20 AM EST

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