"War of words continues between Ukraine president, prime minister; Crisis occurring as tensions rise with Russia" by Maria Danilova, Associated Press | September 4, 2008
KIEV - Ukraine's president called for a new governing coalition yesterday and threatened fresh elections, accusing his rival prime minister and opposition parties of attempting a constitutional coup.
Premier Yulia Tymoshenko in turn charged that President Viktor Yushchenko was seeking to undermine her ahead of a presidential vote and vowed that her government would continue working. The events marked the biggest battle to date in a tug-of-war between Yushchenko and Tymoshenko, which has been going on since she returned as prime minister late last year.
But the latest crisis between Yushchenko and Tymoshenko is occurring as the country faces growing tensions in its ties with Moscow after Yushchenko condemned Russia's war with Georgia. Some Ukrainians are concerned that the Kremlin might seek to squeeze this strategically located former Soviet republic of 46 million people, whose pipelines carry Russian gas to Western consumers and whose Black Sea port hosts a key Russian naval base.
Yeah, the pipeline is what is all about.
And what exactly does "some" mean, readers?
Please see: U.S. warship leaves Sevastopol after protests
"The ship's arrival was met by thousands of anti-NATO protesters chanting "Yankees go home!" and waving banners with the slogan "NATO Stop!""
Not those people!
The crisis comes on the eve of a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney of the United States, who is expected to express Washington's support for Ukraine's Western-leaning government.
Yeah, their government is "west-leaning" all right, you lying shitters!