A Businessman can’t run a Country

There is a War in Ukraine This is the result but the government is still making a profit
The system needs to be changed not the toilet the government is sitting on
People died when they tried to change the system in Ukraine in 2014 in Kyiv
A war broke out and a businessman was elected president of Ukraine and so was his whole staff …
A man and his family return from abroad after being shot in Kyiv. His family was struggling, and is struggling with a businessman as President.
This is a kitchen . This family lost their father and husband in the WAR with Russia. They aren’t compensated accordingly. A businessman is president.
This is what Kiev looked like when there was no President from February to May 2014

A Businessman can’t run a country.


I arrived in Lviv about a week ago.  As I was talking to the people around me and while visiting friends it  became clear to me, that there is a distaste for government and politicians who really aren’t politicians but greedy money grabbers who insist on profiting from the people they were elected by, and robbing the nation they run.  There is no interest on the part of government to represent anyone but themselves.  They are businessmen.  They are billionaires.


Ukraine has been experiencing this for a long time. One might say nonstop since the Tsars ruled over Eastern Ukraine and the Austrians and other neighbors afterwards until August 24th, 1991.   What really happened that day?  They say hindsight is 20/20 funny we are about three years away from 2020 we should see perfectly by then.


On August 24, 1991 Ukrainian proclaimed its independence at noon.  From that moment on there were people who immediately became part of the government and immediately started robbing, plundering and leading Free Ukraine down a path of no return for its inhabitants.   Russia was well aware of what was happening and that is why they held Gorbachov hostage.  They were preparing for the major regrouping of themselves,  and there was no way they would let go of Ukraine.  For them this meant get rid of Gorbi, change their name and continue down the imperial path.  For them freedom  was all a hoax.


During Maidan, the Revolution of dignity where the young people of Ukraine almost a quarter of a century later, said enough of this , we want Ukraine. Not a hybrid Ukraine, not a crime ridden Ukraine, simply a dignified European Nation.   For this  they were beaten and killed.  Because Russia could not contain them, they marched in Krym, annexed it to Russia and invaded Donbass and Luhansk….. They had no alternative.  The new post-Soviet generation had spoken.


On November 21, 2016,  I attended a funeral mass for all those who have perished and are fighting for this free and independent European State they wish to live in called Ukraine.  The prayers included statements such as, we needed angels to watch over what was to come after February 19th 2014 and we got them.  We got 100 of them called the heavenly hundred.   We needed to understand we have nations on our borders who don’t want to coexist with us, they want to simply march in and take a piece of us.  The Ukrainian people in east, west south and north realized it is in no one’s interest for Ukraine to exist.

The Ukrainian people came to realize that there are global forces who are coming up in the world, that will control the new governments in different countries, and no matter who gets elected where, Russia will stay on the Eastern front and be responsible for world chaos and turbulence.   They often refer to the Malaysian airplane M-17 that was brought down by Russian Turbulence, and no one cares about,  not the European Dutch and not the Asian Malaysian…as a prime example of how  Russia is in power and can do as it pleases.


Isis was born during the period of the Ukraine Revolution of dignity the Euromaidan 2014. It was at this time that Russia started to annex new lands and take charge in Syria and Iran, yet no one seemed concerned.  The battle was named a battle on terrorism from the Middle East.  Russia walked away from this chaos clean as a whistle. Does anyone pay attention to the fact that Russia was in Afghanistan before the USA?    Does that not mean anything to anyone?  There are elections taking place. People are voting, but there is no change.


There was a very meaningful sign at Maidan that read we need a system change not a toilet.  In Ukraine as the Russians were in the process of invading, Poroshenko was elected President.  I ask people about it.  The response is brilliant.  The response has been experienced in Ukraine since the so called fall of the iron curtain in 1991.


A businessman is out for his own pocket. In this case out for his chocolate factory. He has no interest in running a country.  I ask so what can be done.  The answer is nothing, we are at war.  We are in a war with a super power that the rest of the world calls Hybrid, but we are dying. We elected him and we are busy fighting.  His term is four or five years and we have opportunity then, to elect someone who isn’t a businessman surrounded by his buddies who are, all looking to fill their pockets at our expense.  We shouldn’t elect a businessman again.


In conclusion again, the Ukrainian people are way ahead of this world game.  They were ahead three years ago when they stood at Maidan.  They are ahead now.  They know a businessman can’t run a country……


Halyna Klymuk X

Lviv  November 23, 2016

Ukraine and Turkey; Roksolana and Suleiman the Magnificent

Ukraine and Turkey; Roksolana and Suleiman the Magnificent

My thought about Turkey on this day of Thanksgiving Eve 2015. Long ago when I was a student in New York I had friends from Turkey who were students too. I was a young whipper snapper who knew little about the world and had so much to learn. I was asked to go to the Public library on 42nd street with Ali and Mehmet to read to them.

Read meaning there were books and papers written by Tatary in Cyrillic and they couldn’t read it. I read it, but had no clue about what I was reading. There were no computers or cell phones at the time. They wrote down what they needed for their research paper and then asked me to edit their translation into English. That is how my going to Ukrainian school all my life, helped that day.

We have a lot in common with Turkey. Professor Prycak of Harvard, was a Turkologist and went on to be the first Chair of the Ukrainian Studies Chair at Harvard. He used to say alot of our history is in Turkish archives.

Both Turkey and Ukraine have been snubbed by Europe, even though Ukraine saved Europe from invasion in Vienna by the Turks and Tatary, and Turkish workers rebuilt Germany because it was bombed flat during WWII.

Ukrainians Turks and Tatars in New York during the Crimean Invasion by Russia in 2014
Ukraine, the Black Sea, and Turkey are all neighbors and share ….

Today if Turkey and Ukraine became partners wouldn’t that be nice. The Black Sea would be ours just about, and we could say FU to the Putin and his Russia . Turkey managed to improve economically without Europe and so can Ukraine.

Let Merkel and Hollande melt in their VW ‘s and BMW’s and Mistrals.

Halyna Klymuk
Naples Florida
November 25, 2015

Holodomor “to the dead, living and unborn (words by Taras Shevchenko)

washington dc union station holodomor dedication november 7, 2015
Lithuanian Ladies support Ukrainian Holodomor commemoration in Washington DC Nov. 7 2015
Mrs. Poroshenko Speaking in Washington DC at Holodomor dedication ceremony
Taras Shevchenko monument dedicated in Washington DC July 1964
300 year old Kozak flag from Zaporizhzhya
holodomor dedication union station washington dc 11/7/2015
5000 people at Union Station honoring those who starved in 1932-33 because of Stalin’s man made famine in Ukraine
young girls learning about holodomor at union station

Holodomor; Genocide because of a man-made famine
Ukrainians have been immigrating to the United States for over a hundred years. A very determined
group arrived after WWII. They were Europeans without a homeland, because Ukraine had been
consistently occupied for the last 200 years or more, so they arrived in the USA as Poles, Austrians,
Russians, Byelorussians, Hungarians and whatnot.
The group that came from the American DP camps in Germany were convinced that Stalin’s wrath and
genocide tactics would surely destroy Ukraine this time, so their mission was to preserve everything Ukrainian;
the language, the music, the art, the crafts, the traditions, the religion and family ways because the idea
of Ukraine not being was a possibility in their eyes.
They arrived between 1949 and 1964. By 1964 they had raised enough money to build a Shevchenko
monument in Washington DC. Shevchenko to the Ukrainian language is like Shakespeare is to the
English language. This was a writer, a poet, a painter who was persecuted by the Russian Tsars yet wrote
in such away that even today, at a concert in Washington’s Georgetown University Lisner Auditorium,
when the Bandura Chorus sang “the Testament” by Shevchenko 1500 people in the audience stood up
and joined in the singing.
These were people who remembered the Great Famine of Ukraine, as it was called then, and then saw/witnessed
the Stalin purges and executions of the 40’s and they were terrified of what would happen to Ukraine.
They were the builders. In every community of the USA where Ukrainian people lived, there were two
churches, Orthodox and Catholic, and a Ukrainian School, and a Ukrainian national home, for meetings,
dances, dinners and social events. They bought land and built resorts, so that during the summers they
could enjoy and exchange their cultural creativity and vacation together.
After the Shevchenko monument was built and dedicated with Dwight Eisenhower attending, they
raised money for the Ukrainian Studies Chair at Harvard, and then proceeded to have the Great Famine
of the 30’s acknowledged as a genocide and a name was given to this horrendous event, it became
known as the Holodomor. Around 2012 the Ukrainian people realized that 80 years have passed, and
soon there would be no survivors to testify to this event. So a committee was formed to have a
Holodomor monument built in Washington DC in order to commemorate the over 10 million who
starved that year between 1932-33.
At the time the committee did not know that Russia would invade Ukraine in 2014. Ironically almost 80
years after they tried to starve the Bread Basket of Europe , systemically and consistently. They did this
so as to empty the Ukrainian Eastern Provinces. Once this was accomplished Stalin sent in the Russian
delinquents, and unwanted citizens into exile. This newly emptied land was filled up with these strange,
foreign people who were not familiar to Ukrainian ways of farming and cultivating life. They didn’t want
to farm. They began to form gangs and violent communities.
It is in these lands, populated with the descendants of those exiled Russians, who no one wanted, not
the Russians, and not the Ukrainians who were left, that Putin sent in his troops. It is in these lands, that
Ukraine is fighting the Russians This memorial is not only a memorial to the starved and dead of the 1930’s. This memorial is to the
living, the not living, and the not yet born Ukrainians (Taras Shevchenko). It is a memorial to their plight.
Five thousand Ukrainians, and their friends gathered at Union Station in Washington, DC, this past weekend
to dedicate the Holodomor Memorial. Just about 50 years after the Shevchenko dedication. Five
thousand people prayed, held funeral masses, and sang their National Anthem, in the presence of their
church leaders, the first Lady of Ukraine Mrs. Poroshenko, and Representatives Sandy Levin of
Michigan, and Marcy Kaptur of Ohio who spoke live on the screen.
The dedication culminated with a “walk” down the street past the monument to the White House where
people continued to gather and express their sorrow. On Sunday services were held in all the Ukrainian
churches, and in the afternoon there was a wonderful concert. Three generations of Ukrainians,
descendants of immigrants, and new immigrants celebrated their plight in song and art as Ukrainians
know how. They can best express themselves in poetry, music and art. The haunting “Melodia” of
Skoryk a living composer resonated throughout the program.
Halyna Klymuk
Washington DC
November 8, 2015

Nadiya means Hope in Ukrainian (Українською Мовою)

Цього стерпіти не можна. Та й мені не годиться мовчати…
Кажуть – Бог помагає. Добрим людям “засвітитись” добром. А підлим дурням, набродові всякому, хоч би й “ідейному” – показатись перед світом своєю підлістю й дурістю. От і задумали жбурнути ще один камінь в Україну…
Але якими ж треба бути ідіотами, щоб жертвою міжнародного кіднепінгу зробити жінку, та ще й з іменем Надія?! 

Для українців жінка – “як сонце і повітря довкола нас”. Вона Матір – та, яка народжує; й Дружина – та, яка чоловіка робить людиною. А Надія Савченко – ще й Захисниця-Берегиня, яка не злякалася станути проти цим, які Україну розривають та кров праведную точать! Це як би над Божою Матір’ю поглумитись. Та й фотографія Надії у шоломі летуна – як ікона.
Цього жоден українець не може простити – злочинців за це нахабство й блюзніство під ганебний стовп має привести й перед всім світом посоромити, таке перед світом розповівши:
Сотнями років дикі орди рвалися через степ в Україну, щоб нищити й грабувати, щоб вбивати й викрадати те, що в українських чоловіків найдорожче – рідних та коханих жінок і дітей.
Зараз ця орда вже нібито то й не така дика, але так само з усього найбільш їй цікава зброя – для вбивання. Вбивання не лише тіла, але й людської думки, людської душі. Вона й надалі так само жадна й нахабна. Ненавидить нас і нашу свободи.
Ось черговий ординський подвиг – вивезли в Росію й намагаються судити, за вигаданим звинуваченням, не кого іншого, а – нашу НАДІЮ!
Все ясно. Хочуть цим способом відмити себе, звести наклеп на нас.

Що робити їй родині й що робити державним діячам – їм відомо. А що робити нам – всім українцям? Стояти поряд з нею!

Нас не повинно цікавити, що їй інкримінують і що їй “світить”, адже це все брехня й нечуване нахабство! Нас не повинно цікавити, хто в них “суддя”, а тим більш, хто “прокурор”. Бо то ми маємо бути прокурорами, вони – звинуваченими. Суддями-ж – всі чесні люди широкого світу, а ще – Бог та Історія!
Надія Савченко не полохлива Надя, вона воїн. Вона пішла туди, куди побоялися піти інші. Вона і в тюремній камері воїн. Воїн, який лезом своєї хоробрості не вбиває, але вказує. Помагає всім зрозуміти – де добро, а де зло; де темрява, а де – світло!

Бог нам послав НАДІЮ!

Й всі ми маємо стояти поряд з нею.
Всі ж ми – сестри й брати НАДІЇ!
Весь світ має знати: Всі українці – брати і сестри НАДІЇ!
Весь світ має одним голосом кричати: Всі українці – брати і сестри НАДІЇ! Й всі ми, чесні люди – сестри й брати НАДІЇ!
Це має лунати в усіх телевізорів, з усіх радіоприймачів, з усіх газетних і журнальних сторінок, з усіх сайтів, аккаунтів у соцмережах, з усіх футболок, з усіх бігбордів, з усіх уст…

Бо всі ж розуміють:
Ці, хто викрав НАДІЮ – терористи й кіднапери!
Ці, хто лживо оскаржує НАДІЮ – брехуни і злочинці!
Ці, хто поневолює НАДІЮ – людиноненависники й кати!

Бо всі ж знають:
Ці, хто з НАДІЄЮ – переможуть!

Юрій Гаврилюк

Більськ Підляшшя
11 липня  2014

Nadiya means Hope in Ukrainian (English)

Hope for Freedom! Freedom for Nadiya!
This will no longer be tolerated!
Therefore I can no longer remain silent…

Ці, хто з НАДІЄЮ – переможуть!

Юрій Гаврилюк's photo.

They say “God will Help us”; they say “the light of benevolence and virtue will shine upon good people”; they say that low down scoundrels and vagrant tramps even if they have ideals, will be exposed and brought out into the open for the world to see their maliciousness and their vicious stupidity.

And look at what they have sought out this time! Yet another stone to throw at Ukraine. But what fools they be, to choose someone to be a victim of international kidnapping who is a woman; and a woman with the name of Nadiya, which means “Hope” in Ukrainian.

For the Ukrainian people, a woman has a likeness to the “sun and wind that surrounds us”. She is the mother who gives birth and nurtures her offspring and her spouse. It is she that transforms a man into a person. And now, Nadiya Sawchenko is a defender and a keeper of virtue, who was not afraid to stand against those who are tearing Ukraine to shreds and churns her sacred blood. It is as if they mean to dishonour the Blessed Mother. Nadiya’s image flying in her helmet has become a holy icon.

No Ukrainian can forgive the evil-doers of their violent impudence and blasphemy. They will be brought to the pillars of shame for the world to see, and then dishonour and belittle them. They will then tell the world what really happened.

For hundreds of years savage hordes charged and tore through the steppes into Ukraine. They did this so as to rape and plunder the land and take what was most dear from the men of the steppes, the men of Ukraine, their loving wifes and children.

At this time, Ukraine is experiencing a similar situation. A similar destructive horde in encroaching onto Ukrainian soil, and invading Ukraine with a curious new weapon. It is a weapon of choice. It not only kills the person, but takes away his thoughts and soul. It is a greedy selfish invader. It is a group who hates the free thinking Ukrainians. This is what they are now doing; they’ve captured, kidnapped and taken by force into Russia our “Hope”, our “Nadiya. They are now planning to try her in their Russian court and find her guilty. They plan on sentencing her to life in prison.

It is clearly understandable what her family needs to do and what government officials have to do, but what are we Ukrainians to do? We have to stand by her, that’s what we have to do!

We should not be interested in the fact that they are incriminating her, for what s there in store for her ?! We should not be interested in who their judge or prosecutor is. Why? Because we are the ones who should be the prosecutors and they are the ones who are guilty and should be tried. The real judges are the virtuous people of the world, and in addition to God, history will prove her innocence. We are well aware that even if she were sentenced to life imprisonment, this savage prison will changet and move sooner than we know. Nadiya Sawchenko is not a timid Nadya, “Hope”, she is a warrior. She has gone where others dare not go. She is a warrior even in her prison cell. She’s a warrior who doesn’t use the blade of her sword to kill, but uses it to courageously guide the virtuous. She helps all of us to understand where good can be found and where evil lurks in the darkness; but where is the light? Where is it?

God has sent us “Nadiya” “Hope”. It is our duty to stand by her. We are all “Hope’s Nadiya’s” sisters and brothers.

The whole world needs to know that all the Ukrainian people are “Hope’s Nadiya’s brothers and sisters.

The whole world needs to stand together and shout unanimously in one loud voice
“All Ukrainian people are “Hope’s Nadiya’s” brothers and sisters; we the world, are all Nadiya’s sisters and brothers!

This should echo throughout the mass media so that everyone will understand that…….
Those that took “Hope Nadiya” away from us are terrorists they are kidnappers…

Those who willingly fabricate lies in order to discredit “Hope Nadiya” are the liars and criminals.

Those who incarcerated “Hope Nadiya” are the haters of humanity and murderers themselves.

And of course we all know
Those who stand by Nadiya, those that stand with Nadiya will overcome….

says Yuri Havrylyuk Юрій Гаврилюк
translated into English by Halyna Klymuk