President Viktor Yanukovych has thanked representatives of the Ukrainian intelligentsia for supporting his policy of reform and fighting corruption, according to the Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych.

"It is very important for me to hear your words of support as the moral leaders of the nation. Through your life, your position and your doings have always been an example of honesty, responsibility and faithful service to the Ukrainian nation. So your position and your support are of great significance for me. I have felt a firm and reliable shoulder of allies in the establishment of democratic principles, law and order in the state. I have received evidence that my efforts in fighting corruption are understood and supported by the Ukrainian elite. So are they by the nation. I truly appreciate it," President Yanukovych said responding to an open letter by the Ukrainian intelligentsia supporting the President`s course of reform and fighting corruption.