Yushchenko on the Orange Revolution
Ukrayinska Pravda offers Yushchenko's reflections from his interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
With every year, my feelings will get stronger and stronger in their substance, ideology, and morality.Speaking of Ukraine’s post-revolutionary progress, the President stated:
Gone are illusions, gone is naivete, gone are declarations, for there is being formed a more pragmatic vein of values — one for which I, for one, came to politics.
The Revolution showed that our nation has a colossal opportunity. The Revolution does not do all the work. The Revolution gives an opportunity. Our country, our nation, is using all these opportunities.
I’m not ashamed to speak from any rostrum of the world, based on our budget deficit, debt, currency reserves, economic growth, and prices.What about our purchasing power? What about our average life expectancy? What about the AIDS epidemic? What about the casualty rate in the mining industry? What about human trafficking? As always, not a shred of self-criticism.
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