Thursday, May 29, 2014

There Was A Time When US Diplomats Called Newly-Elected Ukrainian President Poroshenko A 'Disgraceful Oligarch'

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US Diplomats Call Newly-Elected Ukrainian President Poroshenko 'Disgraceful Oligarch' – WikiLeaks -- Voice of Russia

US diplomats called the newly-elected president of Ukraine, Petr Poroshenko, a "disgraceful oligrach," according to WikiLeaks. The new Ukrainian leader is a well-known figure for the US government. WikiLeaks website contains 100 references to him, including uncomplimentary ones.

Billionaire Petr Poroshenko has been holding high-status positions in Ukraine for a long time, Kommersant newspaper says. The newspaper's journalists have found, what American diplomats wrote about Poroshenko in their dispatches, which were made public by WikiLeaks. Poroshenko was mentioned in the documents of the US Department of State 100 times during the period from 2006 to 2010. At the same time, part of these references was negative.

The majority of negative commentaries about Poroshenko were made during the period from 2006 to 2009.

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Update: WikiLeaks show turnaround in US attitude to 'discredited' Poroshenko -- ITAR-TASS

My Comment: He is not an angel .... but as I had mentioned in a post after his victory .... of all the choices he was the "least bad".

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