"Unfortunately, there is no national leader in Ukraine, and there has not been any. This is our destiny," he said during an open debate titled "Ukraine Referendum on December 1, 1991: Lessons of History for Future," adding that now everyone has their own hero and own interests.
The ex-president called on the Ukrainians to think about how and around what to join forces.
Read alsoSaakashvili tells protesters in Kyiv he is ready to become Ukraine's prime minister – media"Those who call for unification ony do not say one thing – unite around me. One does not utter this word, but it can be heard. Another puts it bluntly: You [should unite] around me. But we should unite around Ukraine," Kravchuk said.
To this end, it is necessary to clearly agree on what Ukraine should be like: authorities, mechanisms, forces, national and spiritual values, he added. "I think that only dialogue through such unity and high culture can save us," the ex-president said.