Ukraine: President's Son Misbehaving Again

Andriy Yushchenko, president Yushchenko's son, seems to be making trouble again: this time, he, allegedly, almost caused a car crash, verbally abused a high-ranking law enforcement official and didn't prevent his bodyguard from shooting the man in the leg with a rubber bullet. LEvko of Foreign Notes reports on this and comments on the president's reaction to his son's behavior last year: “Last time Andriy made a fool of himself, the Pres. called the journalist from ‘Ukrainska Pravda’, who ran the story, ‘a hired killer.'” Scott W. Clark points out that “anybody with connections or money will do the same thing. Life is cheap here and any consequences for risking it or taking it can disappear through the magic of money or of the right contacts. Get to the right person and pay the right fee and it will be as though it never happened.”

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