The new President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, has appointed multi-millionaire “dual citizen” Yevgeny Chervonenko communications minister. The 45-year-old holds an Israeli passport and is vice president of the All-Ukraine Jewish Congress. As communications minister he will exercise complete control over the development of Ukraine’s media. His department will issue all operational and frequency licenses for radio, television, Internet and satellite communications.
After privatization, Chervonenko gained control of a variety of businesses, including two large bottling plants, supermarket chains and a pharmaceutical firm. In 2004, in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, he complained of “anti-Semites” in the opposition coalition, noting that he accosted one of them, Vassily Chervoni, in a washroom in the Parliament building. Chervonenko said, “I put his head in the sink and told him, ‘One more bad word about Israel and I’ll really mess you up.’ ”
(Chervonenko was head of candidate Yushchenko’s security detail, and bragged to the AP that he personally tasted all of Yushchenko’s food when asked about the alleged poisoning. He blamed the poisoning on the “anti-Semitic” opposition who fed his man during a private government meeting to which he did not have access.)
Media mogul Pyotr Poroshenko, also a Jew, has been appointed secretary of National Security and Defense, despite having no experience whatsoever. Not even Ukraine’s heavily Jewish Communist Party can believe it. After hearing of Poroshenko’s appointment, they issued this statement: “When national security and the activities of law-enforcement are entrusted to a businessman whose actions have often contradicted the law, and who has been caught falsifying State budgets, one can hardly believe in pre-election promises that all the criminals would be jailed.”
Oligarch Poroshenko owns Channel 5, the television channel that during the “Orange Revolution” turned from a relatively objective news source into a fountain of opposition propaganda.
Billionaire Jewess Julia Timoshenko, 44, has been appointed prime minister, the nation’s second most powerful position, despite an international arrest warrant. Timoshenko is under criminal indictment in Russia for fraud and bribing government officials. In 1996-97 Timoshenko sucked billions from the Ukrainian economy through the re-sale of gas under the protection of her robber-baron patron, former prime minister Pavel Lazarenko.
(Pavel Lazarenko is serving a prison sentence in California after being convicted of extortion, money laundering, conspiracy, fraud and the transportation of stolen property. Lazarenko was also convicted of money laundering in Switzerland and is wanted for murder in Ukraine. His American criminal defense lawyer is well-known television legal commentator Daniel Horowitz. During his San Francisco trial, Horowitz introduced secret recordings of former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma that include anti-Semitic cursing and rants against Lazarenko. The idea was to convince the jury that Lazarenko was the victim of an anti-Semitic political vendetta by Kuchma. It didn’t work.)
The new prime minister’s native language is Russian, not Ukrainian. Timoshenko admits she only learned the Ukrainian language in 1999. She has absolutely refused to provide a biography, and even her maiden name is a mystery. However, local Jews have repeatedly boasted of her Jewish ancestry.
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