President Victor Yushchenko believes a democratic coalition “can give the Ukrainian nation a chance”, according to the President`s press-office.   

“I want the democratic forces to have unambiguous relations. It is necessary to learn lessons from what we have had and start coalition talks immediately after the election,” he said during a regional teleconference in Lviv on Wednesday.

Yushchenko said his bloc, Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense, and BYuT had already signed a cooperation agreement this year and added that the document contained “the key principles of coalition formation.”

The president called on the democrats to unite. He believes their unification will “bring political stability” and help them to preserve national unity, promote European integration, make all citizens equal before the law and protect the Ukrainian language.

Yushchenko urged the democratic forces to “draw conclusions” from their conflicts. “I want us to forget the betrayals and incidents concerning the weakness of our behavior and the purity of our relations, shake hands with one another, form a coalition, formulate an agenda for Ukraine and ensure its implementation for the nation, the Ukrainian state and each Ukrainian,” he said and added that their arguments had been caused by “very high private ambitions.” “I see only one prospect. This is a coalition of democratic forces. Full that there should be no fantasies and legends.”