Thursday, March 16, 2006

Ukrainska Pravda has posted audio/transctipts (in Ukrainian) of parts of Mykola Melnychenko's story on how at first he was on Yevhen Marchuk's payroll (as early as spring 1999), and how he began working for Oleksandr Moroz after the 1999 election (and well before Georgy Gongadze's disappearance).

Ever since the tape scandal broke out, Marchuk has been denying ever meeting Melnychenko, and Moroz has been claiming he had no knowledge of the tapes' existence prior to Gongadze's disappearance.

Don't ask me how the revelation's gonna affect Ukraine's political scene - I've no idea and don't care enough to try to make any guesses: after seeing Brent Stirton's photos today I'm even more disgusted with our pointless politics. But I'd love to see it all spelled out for me by someone else, still.

P.S. Oh, it's pretty much spelled out at Abdymok, here:

this means, of course, that volodymyr savchenko and mmm were first working for marchuk, then for moroz. it means that moroz is a liar. it means that melnychenko and the savchenko’s should be arrested, at least for their own protection. it also means yushchenko is a shmuck, obviously now in league with the u.s. administration, who during 2002 and 2003 used kolchuga during their pr campaign to forge the so-called “coalition of the willing” to invade iraq.

1 comment:

  1. well, one of the reasons of marchuk and moroz denying melnichenko working for them could be that taping (and helping to tape) an acting president is a crime whatever asshole that president is. in a more normal country such evidence of participating in an illegal action would put an end to their careers. probably.