Victor Yushchenko has nominated Victor Yanukovych as prime minister early morning today.
Funny how they keep readjusting themselves to the country. When Kuchma came to power 12 years ago, he didn't speak Ukrainian and everyone thought Ukraine would join Russia real soon; but instead he learned Ukrainian and everyone, including Western Ukraine, voted for him in 1999, because at that point he seemed like the lesser evil, compared to Symonenko, a Communist.
Considering the way he came to power, it was hard to imagine that Yushchenko would end up doing a similar trick.
In three years, we'll probably be choosing between Yanukovych and Tymoshenko - and Yanukovych's platform would really resemble that of Yushchenko in 2004, thanks to his Republican advisors.
Oh, and I don't think that "readjusting themselves to the country" is the same as "uniting" it. I think that all the talk about uniting Ukraine's East and West is abstract bullshit.
Mishah doesn't agree with me here; he says he believes it's a step toward the creation of the modern Ukrainian nation. He also says Yushchenko would now have many ways to manipulate Yanukovych, especially if there is a Regions of Ukraine/Our Ukraine coalition that excludes the Communists.
As for the morality of it all, Mishah thinks that like everything else in politics, it's all immoral, of course.