Source Pravda.Ru

Ukrainian elections: Two Viktors but only one victory

Pro-Western opposition leader &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/20/92/370/14719_Yushchenko.html ' target=_blank>Viktor Yushchenko was headed for victory in Ukraine's presidential election, exit polls showed, after a vote to decide whether the ex-Soviet republic breaks with the past and aligns itself with the West or remains under Russia's sway.

Three independent nationwide exit polls published after voting ended gave the 50-year-old Yushchenko a lead of at least 15 points over his pro-Russian rival, &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/ 20/91/368/14722_multipolarity.html ' target=_blank>Viktor Yanukovych. Early official returns were expected to start being released late Sunday with more complete results due Monday, wrote the Turkish Press.

Ukrainian community leaders living in Britain talked of their hopes the country was about to enter a new era of democracy and openness.

Modern languages teacher Stephen Moroz, 49, of Oldham, Greater Manchester, who has relatives living in Kiev, said: "I feel Mr Yushchenko offers a major step forward for the Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in general.

"There is a real opportunity for the country to advance and I feel a true sense of democracy is really within the people’s grasp.

"There is the chance to look out at a future beyond the interference of Russia", reports the Scotsman.

Yanukovych ridiculed the exit polls, calling them "political technologies supported by the same money that financed the orange coup d'etat." The prime minister has charged that the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/101/399/14216_threat.html ' target=_blank>Bush administration and European governments have given millions of dollars to groups supporting Yushchenko.

The campaign was bitter and divisive, and election day violence was widely expected. But the Interior Ministry, the election commission and numerous observer groups reported no serious incidents at the country's 33,000 polling stations.

Years of diplomatic conflict resolution efforts in Syria produced no breakthroughs. Washington and its imperial partners want endless war and regime change, not peace.

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine and Britain

The British public made a mistake two years ago, easily led by a campaign of false promises and lies. Today REMAIN would win 60%-40% at the very least.

We, the People of Britain, do not want Brexit

Years of diplomatic conflict resolution efforts in Syria produced no breakthroughs. Washington and its imperial partners want endless war and regime change, not peace.

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine and Britain
Comments
Macron Regime at War on Social Justice
We, the People of Britain, do not want Brexit
We, the People of Britain, do not want Brexit
Fascist Ukraine Backed by US-Led NATO Might
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Fascist Ukraine Backed by US-Led NATO Might
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine and Britain
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Syria Thwarts Israeli Air Attacks?
Syria Thwarts Israeli Air Attacks?
Syria Thwarts Israeli Air Attacks?
Syria Thwarts Israeli Air Attacks?
How I became a revolutionary and internationalist: André Vltchek
Syria Thwarts Israeli Air Attacks?
Syria Thwarts Israeli Air Attacks?