This is the html version of the file http://www.taraskuzio.net/elections2004/officials_opposition.pdf.G o o g l e automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web.To link to or bookmark this page, use the following url: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:jkNJtDeq89IJ:www.taraskuzio.net/elections2004/officials_opposition.pdf+ukrpravda&hl=en&client=firefox-aGoogle is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its content.These search terms have been highlighted: ukrpravda Page 1EURASIA DAILY MONITORVolume 1 Issue 96 (September 30, 2004)UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS INCREASINGLY DENOUNCE OPPOSITION AS "EXTREMISTS"AND "TERRORISTS"ByTaras KuzioOn the third anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovychremains convinced that his country should take an active role in combating terrorism (UNIAN,September 11). However, Yanukovych's call to combat "terrorism" has a different domesticmeaning, as Ukrainian leaders equate "extremism" with "terrorism" to disparage the opposition.The Ukrainian authorities began to routinely refer to opposition activities, especially mass civicaction, as "terrorist" in March 2001. As in the Soviet era, "extremists" and "terrorists" areunderstood as western Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars, both of whom strongly support ViktorYushchenko, Yanukovych's main presidential rival.Stereotypes against "bourgeois nationalists" were widely inculcated in the Soviet era and continueto play a role in both Russia and Ukraine. For example, on September 10 the online newspaperNezavisimoye voennoye obozreniye listed nine lessons from the Chechen terrorist attack on Beslan.Lesson six was for the Russian security forces to "recall the experience of fighting bandits in westernUkraine and the Baltic republics after the Second World War, which was undertaken with majorsacrifices, and get down to creating a network of subversive anti-terrorist agents."The nationalist stereotype was further developed during Yanukovych's September 24 visit to thewest Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk, where he was pelted with an egg. The incident wasimmediately used to condemn Yushchenko and his western Ukrainian supporters as "extremists"practicing "political terrorism." A government statement (kmu.gov.ua) charged that Yushchenkoencouraged the incident. "I now understand that nationalism is an evil," the statement continued,clearly referring to Yushchenko and the Our Ukraine bloc that he leads. However, the 17-year oldstudent who threw the egg is not a member of any political party (Ukrinform, September 25).A statement by Yanukovych's Party of Regions was even more critical. The egg-tosser, it claimed,was allegedly from "a group of extremist-inclined young nationalists who were shouting "YesYushchenko!" Yanukovych's press secretary blamed the egging on "radically orientedrepresentatives of Our Ukraine who were acting so aggressively that the premier's security detailwere forced to defend him" (temnik.com.ua, September 24). Regions of Ukraine parliamentarydeputy Mykola Kruhlov went further, describing the incident as Ukraine's first "terrorist attack"(temnik.com.ua, September 25).Viktor Medvedchuk's Social Democratic United Party (SDPUo) was even blunter in its dire warningsto Yushchenko: "Provocative, extremist, and destabilizing actions on the part of the supporters of"nashism" [a play on Nasha Ukrayina (Our Ukraine) that resembles "Nazis"] will, if the need arises,be rebuffed forcibly and severely" (sdpuo.org.ua).The egg incident has prompted more snickers than fears. Yanukovych is a rather formidable-lookingindividual and his collapse to the ground after the egg made contact looked highly stage-managed(ukrpravda.com/archive/2004/september/24/video.shtml). Although pro-presidential media claimedYanukovych had been hospitalized because of the attack, he was in fact back at work later thatsame day. Both the Ukrainian and European press found the incident amusing. The French-languageversion of Euro News said on September 25 that the Ukrainian election campaign, "has assumed thecharacter of a real comedy del'arte, with Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych playing the main role."Euro News's English-language version pondered whether Ukraine's chicken's eggs were "especiallyheavy" or else what is taking place are "dirty machinations."The egg toss was exaggerated to deflect attention from the recent attempted assassination ofYushchenko by poisoning, (see, EDM September 20). The melodramatic event in Ivano-Frankivskprovided an opportunity to portray both Yanukovych and Yushchenko as victims of attacks. Yet, it isdifficult to see how an assassination attempt, possibly using ricin, can be equated with a singletossed egg.Page 2Finally, the egg incident adds to the ongoing efforts to portray Yushchenko as an "extremist" and"nationalist." Ukrainian voters are being in effect warned not to vote for Yushchenko as this couldlead to civil war and inter-ethnic conflict. During an address to an Interior Ministry (MVS) spetsnazunit in the Crimea, President Leonid Kuchma threatened the opposition with unspecified measuresfor plotting to come to power in a "revolution" during the ongoing election campaign. Kuchmacomplained that the opposition was involved in an "artificial, deliberately created atmosphere withinsociety" using "Trotskyist phraseology" such as "revolution, uprisings, coups, and so forth." Hewarned the opposition that it would not be allowed to undertake "any kind of uprising or revolutionin Ukraine" and reminded his audience of their duty to prevent chaos and "not allow an uncontrolledevolution of events" (Ukrayinska pravda, September 7). Three days later the government issued itsown statement denouncing "radical political organizations" bent on destabilizing Ukraine(kmu.gov.ua).By portraying Yushchenko and the opposition in such terms, Kuchma, Yanukovych, and thegovernment deny them legitimacy within Ukraine's political system. Ukraine's ruling elites areessentially saying that only centrists (i.e. themselves) should be allowed to rule Ukraine becauseotherwise there will be chaos.
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