Quotable notes

"From time to time we in Ukraine feel that the West applies double standards [to the Ukrainian government]. This is done in the following way. First, the world declares that the regime in Ukraine is anti-democratic and that the president is being suspected of a number of crimes, including illegal arms supplies to Iraq. But as soon as the Ukrainian presidents makes one more promise (which he is not going to fulfill), he immediately becomes the best leader in the post-Soviet area."

- Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, as quoted by the Ukrainska Pravda website on May 19 and cited by RFE/RL Poland, Belarus and Ukraine Report.

Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, August 3, 2003, No. 31, Vol. LXXI

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