` With 99.42 Percent of Votes Counted Petro Poroshenko Has 54.71 Percent Official Results ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE- KIEV, May 28 – With 99.42% of electronic vote protocols counted, billionaire businessman and politician Petro Poroshenko is leading in Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine with 54.71% of the vote, the Ukrainian Central Election Commission (CEC) reported on Wednesday.

Poroshenko’s closest rival, ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, has 12.81% and Radical Party leader Oleh Lyashko is in the third place with 8.32%.

CEC Chairman Mykhailo Okhendovsky said the commission, for the first time in Ukraine’s history, cannot obtain 100% of electronic data as connection with two district election commissions has been lost.

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` Ukraine’s Presidential Election Poll Reveals Petro Poroshenko would have Won the First Round ‘

#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE – May 16 – If Ukraine’s presidential election had gone ahead two weeks earlier than planned, candy company owner Petro Poroshenko would have won in the first round, a recent poll shows.

Press Release

If presidential elections were held two weeks earlier, from all Ukrainian citizens aged 18 years –
33.7% would vote for Poroshenko,
5.9% – for Yulia Tymoshenko
4.1% – for Sergei Tigipko
4.0% – for Anatoly Gritsenko,
3.3% – for Oleg Lyashko
2.6% – for Mikhail Dobkin,
2.4% – for Peter Simonenko
2.1% – for Bohomolets,
1.0% – for Oleg Tyagniboka
14 other candidates – just 2.4%
13.0% – have decided not to participate in voting
and 25.4% – have not decided who to vote for.

Thus, if presidential elections were held two weeks earlier, and everyone who was not identified, would not come to the polls, the number of votes was submitted to about 62% of all voters and candidates among these voices would be distributed in the following rank:
54.7% – for Poroshenko,
9.6% – for Yulia Tymoshenko
6.7% – for Sergei Tigipko
6.5% – for Anatoly Gritsenko,
5.4% – for Oleg Lyashko
4.3% – for Mikhail Dobkin,
3.9% – for Peter Simonenko
3.5% – for Bohomolets,
1.6% – for Oleg Tyagniboka.

Poroshenko, a parliament member and former trade minister who also owns the Roshen confectionery giant, was the candidate chosen by 33.7 percent of those who took part in a poll by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology.

Ace Related News:
1. Moscow Times – 16/05/14 – http://tinyurl.com/ksplze4
2. Press Release – Poll Results – http://tinyurl.com/m75oq3b

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` Yulia Tymoshenko has Addressed the `US Congress ‘ asking them to Provide Military Assistance to Ukraine ‘

#AceWorldNews – KIEV – April 18 – Ukraine’s presidential candidate, leader of Batkivshchyna party Yulia Tymoshenko has addressed the US Congress asking to provide military assistance to Ukraine. The relevant statement has been made public by the political party’s press service.

“I am calling on the members of US Congress with a request to take every possible step towards supporting Ukraine, protecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Tymoshenko says.

According to Batkivshchyna’s leader, “Ukraine needs comprehensive assistance, including military and technical aid that should comprise air defence and anti-mechanized equipment, as well as assistance in personnel training”.

In addition, Tymoshenko regards the final document of the four-party meeting between representatives of Ukraine, USA, EU and Russia as “the first step in the right direction”.

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` Klitschko `Ukraine’s UDAR Party ‘ Appeals to ` Timoshenko ‘ to Support a United Candidate in Presidential Election ‘

#AceWorldNews – KIEV – March 29 – Vitali Klitschko, an international boxing star presiding over Ukraine’s rightwing UDAR party, has appealed to former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko to support a united candidate for presidency in the May 25 presidential election.

A statement made at an UDAR congress earlier Saturday suggested that the role of the united candidate might be tried on by oligarch Pytro Poroshenko, a confectionery industry tycoon – Tass

Timoshenko, a former controversial prime minister and an ex-convict, made public her own presidential ambitions last week.

In the meantime, Klitschko and Poroshenko signed a ‘declaration on unification’ at the congress that envisions, among other things, the pooling of efforts during the election campaign

Klischko also unveiled his own plans saying he was going to run for the post of Kiev’s mayor.

Russian and Media Sources

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`Maiden Protest was the influence of the Rich getting Richer whilst the Poor remain Poor’

#AceNewsServices says that Kiev has appointed two of the Ukraine‘s richest `Oligarch’s to govern the Industrial Regions. 

Oligarch's Pro-Russian activists shout slogans during a rally in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on March 2, 2014. (AFP Photo / Alexander Khudoteply)Pro-Russian activists shout slogans during a rally in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on March 2, 2014. (AFP Photo / Alexander Khudoteply) 

The self-proclaimed government in Kiev has appointed two of Ukraine’s richest men to govern large industrial regions in the defiant east.

One of the reasons for the Maidan protest was the influence of the rich have on politics in the country.

The appointments of new governors of Donetsk and Dnepropetrovsk Regions are among 18 made on Sunday by Kiev, which is struggling to consolidate power after the coup which ousted President Yanukovich last month.

The newly appointed Dnepropetrovsk governor is Igor Kolomoysky, Ukraine’s third-wealthiest man, with an estimated fortune of $2.4 billion. He co-owns the informal commercial group Privat, which includes Ukraine’s largest bank Privatbank, which Kolomoysky heads, as well as assets in the oil, ferroalloys and food industries, agriculture and transport.

A former ally of Yulia Tymoshenko, Kolomoysky reportedly had a falling out with her and refused to finance her election campaign in 2010, which the ex-prime minister subsequently lost to Yanukovich.

Kolomoysky was reported to be a principal sponsor of the UDAR party, which is one of the three fueling the street campaign to oust Yanukovich. Kolomoysky has a dual Ukrainian-Israeli citizenship and controls his business empire from Switzerland.

The new governor of Donetsk Region is Sergey Taruta, who is estimated to worth around $2 billion, putting him among the top-10 wealthiest people in Ukraine. He heads ISD, one of the biggest mining and smelting companies in the world, and also own Donetsk-based Metallurg Football Club.

Not a stranger to politics, he used to sponsor Viktor Yushchenko, who came to power in Ukraine after the Orange Revolution of 2004. Among his personal habits is a reputed love for luxurious jewelry and ostentatious gold statues, reports RT’s Peter Oliver.

The appointments will have “a positive effect on the regional aspect,” believes Vladimir Groisman, who was appointed vice-president for regional development in the self-installed government.

“They are well-known and wealthy people. They had a choice – they could by a plane ticket or fly their own plane and go to another country and wait for the developments there. Or they could take responsibility. I respect their choice,” he said.

Among the accusations mounted on Yanukovich by protesting crowds in Kiev was the charge that he used his presidential power to take over assets of Ukrainian businessmen and make an illegal fortune for himself and his allies. Some Ukraine observers suggested that the oligarchs, threatened by presidential greed, financed the Maidan protests, seeing them as leverage on the government.

After his ouster, photos from Yanukovich’s opulent residence of gilded furniture and a private zoo in suburban Kiev made headlines worldwide. There is little doubt that many of those who sought to topple him for being corruptly enriched would eye the appointment of affluent businessmen to offices of power with a deal of suspicion.

The feeling is palpable in many comments in Ukrainian media.

“That’s good news. I’m tired of those businessmen in power,” said one sarcastic commenter at the site of the Ukrainskaya Pravda a leading online news service.

“It’s OK. The oligarchs have controlled the regions anyway. I think they will provide order, because only they have the authority, unlike some middle-rank appointees,” soothes another one.

“Are they handing out fiefs? I’m sick of it. Is that what the people died for at the Maidan?” another commenter says.

There is also the regional aspect, which Groisman mentioned.

The better-developed industrial east of Ukraine depends on business ties with Russia and would be hurt badly by the EU association agreement, which the new government wants to sign as soon as possible.

Mistrust towards Kiev is growing in the east, with several regions already declaring they would not be taking orders from the capital.

The defiant regions seek greater autonomy from the central authorities.

Having the right to elect their own governors as opposed to have them appointed in Kiev, is one of the demands regularly voiced at the protest rallies in eastern and southern Ukraine.

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When the people of a country come together to take over greed and lies magic can happen, and the Ukrain people showed THE WORLD this week that the people do have the final say. This is a message to all Governments around the World, WE THE PEOPLE WILL WIN. This is a message to humanity, and a strong one. Expect us, you have been warned

THIS IS THE MOMENT UKRAINE WAS FREE, THE PEOPLE WON, STALIN STATUE DESTROYED!

The Ukraine Army helped it’s people ~ Parliament in Ukraine has named its speaker as interim president. Oleksandr Turchynov takes charge following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday. Mr Turchynov told MPs they had until Tuesday to form a new unity government. Yulia Tymoshenko, who was freed from jail on Saturday, has ruled out becoming prime minister again. Her release was one of the conditions of the EU-Ukraine trade pact that Mr Yanukovych rejected last year. The move triggered the protests that led to the current crisis. The health ministry says 88 people, mostly protesters, are now known to have been killed in clashes since 18 February

Thousands of opposition supporters remain in Kiev’s Independence Square, heeding opposition calls not to disperse. In response to reports that her name was being mentioned as a possible candidate, Yulia Tymoshenko issued a statement reading: “No-one has agreed or discussed this with me. ”Thank you for your respect but I would like you not to consider my nomination for the post of the head of government. Mr Turchynov, a close associate of Ms Tymoshenko, described forming a unity government as a “priority task” ”We don’t have much time,” one of the opposition leaders, former world champion boxer Vitaly Klitschko, said as parliament began its debate. Speaking to the BBC, he also suggested a bid for the presidency in elections scheduled for 25 May. ”I want to make Ukraine a modern European country,” he said. “If I can do that through the president’s position, I will do my best.”

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#Ukraine : “How the President of the Ukraine has lived whilst his People pay the Price”

#AceNewsServices says `Yanukovich’s Opulent Residence opens to public as president leaves Kiev (PHOTOS)

Published time: February 23, 2014 04:28
 
People look through windows of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich  in the village Novi Petrivtsi, outside Kiev February 22, 2014. (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin) People look through windows of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich in the village Novi Petrivtsi, outside Kiev February 22, 2014. (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)
The public received an inside view of the never-before-seen private, lavish residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich after he left Kiev for Kharkov on Friday and parliament voted to strip him of his powers.

Pictures show a luxurious estate with a private zoo, exotic gardens, ships, and a garage full of Rolls Royces. The luxurious home is located in Mezhyhirya, Kiev region.

The 140-hectare property had previously never been seen by the public; only family members and a small number of others have ever had the privilege of being invited inside. The compound has always been heavily secured with high walls and security personnel.

The main building of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's residency near Kiev on February 22 (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov) The main building of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s residency near Kiev on February 22 (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)

The detailed photographs show neatly labelled cages housing Australian and African ostriches, hares, deer, and billy goats.

A small private lake, statues of Graeco-Roman lovers, a golf course, and a forest surround the opulent estate.

Thousands of people arrived at the private residence on Saturday to get a glimpse of the home, not knowing exactly what to expect. Security personnel were still guarding the grounds, but the public and media were free to enter and leave, local media reported.

(Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin) (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)

Yanukovich has occupied the premises since 2002, when he was given a free of charge building from the Fund of State Property. According to Reuters, he then purchased a small house on the plot at the start of his presidency in 2010. The big transformation came later, when he acquired full control of the entire estate which exists today through a chain of companies he had close ties with.

After Yanukovich left the capital on Friday night, the Ukrainian parliament voted to strip him of his powers, capitalizing on his absence and calling for snap elections to be held in May.

Anti-government protesters and journalists look at ostriches kept within an enclosure on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)

Anti-government protesters and journalists look at ostriches kept within an enclosure on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)

Yanukovich has called the latest developments in Kiev a coup d’etat, and has denied speculations of his resignation. He also accused international mediators of not fulfilling their obligations.

“I’m always threatened with ultimatums. I’m not going to leave the country,”Yanukovich said in an interview with local UBR TV channel. “I’m not going to resign. I’m a legitimately elected president.”

(Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin) (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)

On Saturday, Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) held a new emergency session, during which it passed a law on a return to the 2004 constitution without the president’s signature, saying that the president had removed himself from power.

It also appointed a new head of the Ministry of Interior and a new head speaker of the Rada. In addition, parliament ruled to free former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from prison and set early presidential elections for May 25.

A golf bag featuring the name of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin) A golf bag featuring the name of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)

 

A man sings karaoke in one of the rooms of the abandoned "Mezhigorye" residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych near Kiev. (RIA Novosti / Andrey Stenin) A man sings karaoke in one of the rooms of the abandoned “Mezhigorye” residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych near Kiev. (RIA Novosti / Andrey Stenin)

 

An interior view shows the residence (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin) An interior view shows the residence (Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin)

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#Kiev: ” The`Ukrainian Opposition` Urges Snap Elections ‘ Even Though `Promises and Review of Constitution”

#AceNewsServices says ” The`Ukrainian Opposition’ urges snap elections, continues protests despite `PM Position Offer’ on table”

Published time: January 25, 2014 20:29
Edited time: January 26, 2014 02:19
Heavyweight boxing champion and UDAR (Punch) party leader Vitaly Klitschko (C), head of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda (Freedom) Party Oleg Tyagnibok (R) and Ukrainian opposition leader Arseny Yatsenyuk (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
Vitali KlitchskoOpposition leaders called for an early presidential election following a Saturday meeting with the government, where top government posts were offered to protest leaders and a review of the constitution was promised.

The proposal to offer positions within the Ukrainian government to opposition leaders will be considered by all three parties and discussed with the people, Batkivschina leader Arseny Yatsenyuk said.

“We are not rejecting the offer, nor are we accepting it. We are in the midst of serious consultations between all three opposition parties. This is our mutual decision,” he said. “We are ready to take on the responsibility for the country’s future, but only under the conditions that will be set by us.”

No deal @ua_yanukovych, we’re finishing what we started. The people decide our leaders, not you. #Євромайдан

— Arseniy Yatsenyuk (@Yatsenyuk_AP) January 25, 2014

The opposition is ready to head up the government and bring Ukraine into the EU, Yatsenyuk added.

“Our task – is a new Ukrainian government ... We accept that responsibility and we are ready to bring Ukraine into the EU, which calls for the release of Yulia Tymoshenko,” he continued.

“Our country is put by those at power to the brink of falling apart...We demand that Yanukovich relieves the position of Ukraine’s president and we need a new constitution.”

Yatsenyuk: “draconian laws must be abolished in parliament on Tuesday. this is our priority, and we will not back down”

— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) January 25, 2014

Following the talks, the head of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform party, Vitaly Klitschko, said that Yanukovich agreed to many demands. “But we do not step back and demand elections this year,”he told protesters.

“What is Yanukovich ready for? For release and amnesty of all those detained. To work on getting back to the constitution of 2004. Dismissal of government on certain conditions. [He] still does not agree to abolish dictatorial laws, but only to amend them,” Klitschko added.

“Our demands: get rid of those laws…have presidential elections this year. Negotiations are continuing and we must hold on. And we will not succumb to any provocations.

Leader of the nationalist Svoboda opposition party, Oleg Tyagnibok, told protesters that those in power are backing down and changing their tune from two days ago.

The government’s negotiations with the opposition have so far yielded no results, which could signal that the standoff between the two sides will continue for the next couple of days, RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky explained.

Rioters storm convention center in bid to oust police

Rioters have stormed the Ukrainian House international convention center. The siege of the convention center by protesters in Kiev is now over, RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reported. The head of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform party, Vitaly Klitschko, played a key role in negotiating the policemen’s retreat.

An anti-government protester prepares to throw a molotov cocktail towards riot police as he tries to enter the "Ukrainian house" where riot police were located during a rally in Kiev January 26, 2014. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)An anti-government protester prepares to throw a molotov cocktail towards riot police as he tries to enter the “Ukrainian house” where riot police were located during a rally in Kiev January 26, 2014. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

There were around 200 riot police inside the building at the time of the siege, all of whom exited through a side window.

Protesters threw small bombs and Molotov cocktails into the convention center. Police did not retaliate.

Ambulances have been seen coming and going from the center, and numerous reports have emerged that several interior ministry troops are injured inside the building.

“Tensions are far from dying down in Ukraine’s capital Kiev. We do now know that the opposition has refused to meet proposals of the president about withdrawing protesters on the street in exchange for constitutional reforms for tweaking the laws described as draconian in the country, the anti-riot laws that were passed on January 16,” Yaroshevsky said.

Anti-government protesters try to enter the "Ukrainian House" where riot police were located during a rally in Kiev January 25, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)Anti-government protesters try to enter the “Ukrainian House” where riot police were located during a rally in Kiev January 25, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Demonstrators were trying to force police out of the convention center, fearing they will use the building as an outpost to attack the protesters’ barricades from behind.

The mood of the protesters has become increasingly aggressive. After speaking to the core group on Independence Square, Yaroshevsky said that rioters “indicated that they would not be willing to move away from this position regardless of what the opposition or any other politician says.”

Anti-government protesters try to enter the "Ukrainian House" where the riot police are located during a rally in Kiev January 25, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)Anti-government protesters try to enter the “Ukrainian House” where the riot police are located during a rally in Kiev January 25, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

“Their main goal right now is to topple the government, topple the president. That is what they stand for. We also heard that the opposition leaders speaking on the stage were often booed by the protesters at Independence Square,” he added.

During the Saturday meeting, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich offered top government posts to protest leaders and promised a review of the constitution – a move aimed at giving more power to parliament.

Police spray water at anti-government protesters trying to enter the "Ukrainian House" where the riot police are located during a rally in Kiev January 25, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)Police spray water at anti-government protesters trying to enter the “Ukrainian House” where the riot police are located during a rally in Kiev January 25, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Yanukovich proposed the post of prime minister to Arseny Yatsenyuk, justice minister Elena Lukash said after the president’s meeting with opposition leaders.

The president offered the post of prime minister to Arseny Yatsenyuk. In the case of the latter’s consent to take the post, the president of Ukraine will decide on the resignation of the government,” Lukash said.

Vitaly Klitchko was offered the post of deputy prime minister for humanitarian affairs.

The president’s offer came as the government struggles to cope with the protests and violence that continue to grip the entire country.

 

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