06.12.2012

Viktor Yushchenko speaks at the Ukrainian Institute in London


Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (2005-2010) held a talk at the Ukrainian Institute in London on December 4, 2012 during which he focussed on Ukraine?s democratic progress, where it currently stands and where it is headed. President Yus

Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (2005-2010) held a talk at the Ukrainian Institute in London on December 4, 2012 during which he focussed on Ukraine’s democratic progress, where it currently stands and where it is headed.

President Yushchenko spoke about the current risk of Ukraine’s international isolation and the threat of the country becoming a “second Belarus”, cut off from the west. The former president stressed the need for continuous dialogue and not permitting a ‘political pause’ in the discourse between Ukraine and the EU.

The event attracted wide interest from a distinguished audience, including students and lecturers from Oxford and Cambridge University, London School of Economics, banking professionals and lawyers from the Ukrainian British City Club, journalists, business leaders, representatives from the Association of Ukrainians in GB, Ukrainian Youth Organisation, Ukrainian women’s organisation, Ukrainian literary club, Plast, Ukraine Charity, Ukrainian Medical Association of the UK, consistory of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, priests from the Ukrainian Catholic Church and diplomats from the Ukrainian Embassy. The talk was followed by a Q&A session.

The leader of the Orange Revolution also laid a wreath to the monument of St Volodymyr, located next to the Institute in Holland Park.

To view photos of the event click here

hchenko spoke about the current risk of Ukraine?s international isolation and the threat of the country becoming a ?second Belarus?, cut off from the west. The former president stressed the need for continuous dialogue and not permitting a ?political pause? in the discourse between Ukraine and the EU. The event attracted wide interest from a distinguished audience, including students and lecturers from Oxford and Cambridge University, London School of Economics, banking professionals and lawyers from the Ukrainian British City Club, journalists, business leaders, representatives from the Association of Ukrainians in GB, Ukrainian Youth Organisation, Ukrainian women?s organisation, Ukrainian literary club, Plast, Ukraine Charity, Ukrainian Medical Association of the UK, consistory of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, priests from the Ukrainian Catholic Church and diplomats from the Ukrainian Embassy. The talk was followed by a Q&A session. The leader of the Orange Revolution also laid a wreath to the monument of St Volodymyr, located next to the Institute in Holland Park. To view photos of the event click here




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