Ukraine needs to improve its image abroad, President Victor Yushchenko said during a teleconference with students on Saturday, according to the President`s press-office.

Yushchenko said his aides were now formulating a strategy for this. “Today we are cooperating with three international agencies which could join the project to improve Ukraine’s international image,” he said.

“It is Ukraine’s top priority to restore its good name, popularity, international and regional status and so I am working single-mindedly to make sure Ukraine participates in all regional projects,” he said, adding that such projects “benefit the nation.” “This is why I insist that they must be implemented.”