"THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY" - YUSHCHENKO'S OPEN LETTER TO YANUKOVYCH

Ukraine
22.09.10


Former President of Ukraine, Viktor YushchenkoFormer President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko has written an open letter to his successor, Viktor Yanukovych, “about the future of our country”.

Citing the words of Taras Shevchenko and recalling Ukraine’s turbulent past as a lesson for the future, Yushchenko accentuates the importance of Ukraine’s independence being retained and strengthened.

“The society needs to remain free, the state needs to be democratic, and the nation needs to be aware of its own history”, he said.  “Freedom of speech, freedom of choice and development of free enterprise – these are the key prerequisites for the development of a free Ukraine...” 

Yushchenko also speaks out against the recent heavy-handed activities of the security services and points out that these play directly into the hands of those who want to put a stop to the democratic development of Ukraine.

For the full text of the letter see:  http://www.razom.org.ua/news/9369/

 



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