Friday, November 13, 2009

Who is who in the Circus of clowns: Anatoliy Hrytsenko

Kyiv Post profile of performers

Hrytsenko, 53, a 20-year military veteran from Cherkasy Oblast, was elected to parliament in 2007 on the Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense bloc ticket backing current President Victor Yushchenko. He is currently an independent, but chairs the Rada’s National Security and Defense Committee and served as defense minister from 2005-2007. From 1999-2005, he ran the Razumkov think tank based in Kyiv. He is married to one of Ukraine’s most influential women, Yulia Mostova, deputy editor of Zerkalo Nedeli weekly newspaper.

1 Comment:

UkrToday said...

Hrytsenko is one of four members of President's Our Ukraine faction that has nominated to run against Yushchenko, demonstrating the level of division that exists with the President own party.

Hrtsenko is a capable and rational candidate in in other circumstances would have made a reasonable choice to be appointed head of state.

The nature of the winner takes all first past the post election system means that each of the our Ukraine faction nominees are competing against each other for their share of the same bone.

United they stood a chance of winning 14% not enough to win second place or survive the overall election.

Hrytsenko support rating 2 to 3.5% is expected to equal Yushchenko's