President promises no political changes

11:06, 10 July 2006
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In Ukraine`s domestic and foreign policies

In a Saturday radio address, Victor Yushchenko said Ukraine’s domestic and foreign policies would not be reviewed, according to the President’s press-office. 

He promised that the country would not change the road it had chosen two years ago: “We will not change the chosen course. Our politicians are now learning to do what they have never been able to do. They are learning to compromise honestly, openly and responsibly.”

“My position is firm: there will be no revival of Kuchmism [Kuchma’s regime] and Ukraine will proceed to the European Union.”

The President also said recent events in parliament showed that “Ukrainian democracy is really vulnerable. It is susceptible to political games and intrigues.”

“For three months, we have been formulating fundamentals of a new democratic political culture. Now, it is time they become a rule for Ukrainian politicians,” he said.

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