Viktor Yushchenko

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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
Marguerite Duras
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Viktor Yushchenko (born March 23, 1954), president of Ukraine since 2004.

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  • Ukraine is facing a serious threat of isolation as some local political forces want to put an end to democracy and democratic reforms in the country
    • Regnum, July 25, 2006

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  • At the toughest times I recalled how the children and the elderly looked at me with trustful eyes. Your faith has given me strength.
  • Huge sums of money, administrative manipulation, have all been mustered to prevent the people from expressing their voice.
  • My heart, as all of yours, breaks when it sees how the government is robbing the country of its riches, how they sell out our national interests.
  • Our mothers and fathers want change. They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution.
  • The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded in the pages of its history.
  • The government is sowing the seeds of division in society. Those in power want us to struggle with one another, but not against them.
  • The regime is afraid of the people because it knows that free and fair elections will bring about its end.
  • There is only one conflict in Ukraine today and it is between the regime and the people.
  • Ukraine must once again be revered and respected by its citizens as well as the East and the West.
  • We can and must turn this page if we are friends and are prepared to look one another in the eye.
  • We cannot be divided either by the languages we speak, by the faiths we profess or by the political views we choose.
  • We want work and we want honest jobs. Our minds and our hands will be our keep!