When it comes to corruption in Ukraine, it is important to not only know how much to pay, but whom to pay. You may pay off the right person today, but tomorrow a new oligarch will come to power and demand a second round of payment or your previous favor will be revoked. This is currently most evident with the rise and fall of Yulia Tymoshenko. 

During the previous admnistration, Yulia Tymoshenko rose to the position of Prime Minister, the presidents right hand man … or lady in this case. She managed to grab most of Ukraine’s energy resources in the process, made ridiculous amounts of money through bribery and corruption, and almost rose to the position of President. Unfortunately for her, she didn’t quite make it to president.

When Viktor Yanukovich did in fact win the presidency, his arch rival Yulia Tymoshenko must have shuddered. She knew that all those that bribed her while she was in power will now need to pay Viktor Yanukovich, which in turn will shift their allegiance from her to him. Little by little Yulia lost more of her supporters, and now she is being brought up on charges of … get ready … Corruption. Yeah, I have been laughing for months now.

It seems that these charges are finally being brought to court. Yulia has been revoked all rights to travel abroad, even though she has numerous meetings this week in various countries, one of which was with the president of PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe). Viktor Yanukovich has set the preliminary trial date to this Friday, June 24th. 

Ukraine’s political arena has always been a point of global ridicule, so the ladies of FEMEN decided to take it one step further. Three ladies, dressed as Yulia Tymoshenko, armed with ample amounts of money and their luscious breasts, stormed the courthouse. 

They threw money at the police, begging for their freedom (coincidentally, this is standard operating procedure when arrested in Ukraine). They revealed their breasts hoping for a little more leniency. Lets hope with all that money, and a little bear tit, Yulia’s farcical trial may be edged her way a bit.

NOTE: FEMEN has never been much of a supporter of Tymoshenko, this is entirely meant as a joke and should not be taken as some newly found compassion towards Tymoshenko in the least.

FEMEN has released the following statement (roughly translated) to explain their motives.

We support an absolutely pure conept of Opposition. Real Opposition, not that which is currently supporting their fat asses! We will not simply sell this honorable title to the wretched gang leaders in charge!

As always, the photos have been taken directly from their Livejournal Site.

 

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