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They are potential candidates right now. The actual people in charge are the protestors on the ground.

Did you even bother to read the OP's article ?

"Oleksandr Turchynov, a leading opposition lawmaker, was elected speaker of parliament, which under the constitution makes him acting head of state" . Excerpt from said article

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Why do people call Ukraine 'the Ukraine'

Some of us are from the Cold War. Old habits...

Remember, it wasn't a country not too long ago, just a region.

I grew thinking of saying 'the Ukraine' in the same way we say 'the Prairies.'

"Ukraine" versus "The Ukraine"[edit]

In English, the definite article was, in the past, usually used with the name of the country, that is, the Ukraine (as in the Crimea, or the Appalachians).[36] This is a common usage for a geographical area or feature, like a group of islands, river, or mountain range, but rare for the name of a country.[37] Since the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine the English-speaking world has largely stopped using the article.[38][39][36][40] Since November 1991, several American journalists started to refer to Ukraine as Ukraine instead of the Ukraine.[36]The Associated Press dropped the article 'the' on 3 December 1991.[36] This approach has become established in journalism and diplomacy since (others examples are the style guides of The Guardian[41] and The Times[42]). In 1993 the Ukrainian government requested that the article be dropped.[43]

The use of the definite article is standard in some other languages such as French (l'Ukraine) or German (die Ukraine), but this is not a marked feature, since the article in French is required for all countries, and in German, for all non-neuter countries.

Conventional name[edit]

Ukraine is both the conventional short and long name of the country. This name is stated in the Ukrainian Declaration of Independenceand Constitution. Before independence in 1991, Ukraine was a republic of the Soviet Union known as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

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Some of us are from the Cold War. Old habits...

Remember, it wasn't a country not too long ago, just a region.

I grew thinking of saying 'the Ukraine' in the same way we say 'the Prairies.'

Yeah, I visited "The" Ukraine in 1990. Before independence. I have to stop myself every so often from using "The" anymore. Old habits.

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The president was democratically elected, but certain factions (Far right nationalists, opposition groups) within Ukrainian society want greater EU integration and less reliance with Russia. The president has also been labeled corrupt because of his ties with Russia and will it just mess really. The West have their hand in this just like Russia.

Its kinda similar to the Syria situation in regards to Western interests. Yanukovych abused his power no question of that, but in my opinion this is just another black mark to so called western democracy. The proper thing would have been to wait till February 2015 elections and then settle this through diplomacy and elections. The opposition don't even have a true leader yet...

Isn't one of them Yulia Tymoshenko, who today was released from house arrest? Or the boxer Vitali Klitschko?

The problem is that Yulia Tymoshenko, the former PM was also corrupt, thus her being imprisoned up until recently.

Even the guy Victor "Orange Revolution / I was poisoned by the Russian" Yushchenko is tainted by allegations of corruption.

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Interesting one of the politicians involved in the transitional government is Oleh Tyahnybok, who is a Neo-Nazi!

How come the western media didn't even mention the guy? The media seemed to side with the protestors without any analysis. It was only how evil the outgoing president was.

Some people on this forum said the protest was instigated by the right wing. They were right.

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Interesting one of the politicians involved in the transitional government is Oleh Tyahnybok, who is a Neo-Nazi!

How come the western media didn't even mention the guy? The media seemed to side with the protestors without any analysis. It was only how evil the outgoing president was.

Some people on this forum said the protest was instigated by the right wing. They were right.

No they weren't. Presence of a neo-Nazi faction among the protesters does not mean the faction instigated the protest itself. There are numerous factions among the protesters in Ukraine, none of them controls the revolution.

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Interesting one of the politicians involved in the transitional government is Oleh Tyahnybok, who is a Neo-Nazi!

How come the western media didn't even mention the guy? The media seemed to side with the protestors without any analysis. It was only how evil the outgoing president was.

Some people on this forum said the protest was instigated by the right wing. They were right.

Tyanybok was already an elected member of the government before the demonstrations began.

The protestors are composed of a bizarre mix of factions. The far right and far left are both heavily represented. They formed an alliance to oust the former government, which was moderate conservative (still very right wing by Canadian standards).

I do agree that it is alarming that so many neo-nazi parties are gaining ground across Eastern Europe though. I think things are only going to get worse as the EU gains more ground. There's always massive backlash to that kind of change.

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Could anyone tell me exactly what is going on in the Ukraine? Who is behind the protests? I thought it was leftists who want closer ties to the EU is behind the protests. Or is it the USA and the West who is encouraging it? The Western Media seems to take sides with the protestors.

No matter, the president who was overthrown WAS democratically elected wasn't he? So why is this not called a coup?

The western media is not actually as reliable as people think look at the type of news they have reported out of india since it snubbed the US in 2012. And all the fake japanese reactor stories? I seriously don't trust them with international news anymore.

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Interesting one of the politicians involved in the transitional government is Oleh Tyahnybok, who is a Neo-Nazi!

How come the western media didn't even mention the guy? The media seemed to side with the protestors without any analysis. It was only how evil the outgoing president was.

Some people on this forum said the protest was instigated by the right wing. They were right.

As you get older you learn not to trust them for international news stories....

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As you get older you learn not to trust them for international news stories....

mhmm tons of alternative media available, but the sad things they are bias too! No such thing a true media anymore all have hidden agendas.. I guess if you want real news you would have to go to the place yourself

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