Thursday, April 8, 2010

President Kravchuk writes open letter to President Yanukovych

April 08, 2010 (UNIAN). Former President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk has written an open letter to the incumbent President Viktor Yanukovych. Here are the main outlines of this letter.

“Dear Viktor Fedorovych,
Soon Ukraine will mark the 20-th anniversary of its independence. This is a sufficient stretch of time to allow to make some conclusions. We have to admin that the Ukrainian powers that be have failed the expectations of Ukrainians for a better life. Today, Ukraine is at the crossroads amid an extremely grave political, social, economic and spiritual situation.

Ukraine is among Europe’s poorest countries with highly corrupt government, with wavering foreign policy course. It is divided along historical, political and ideological lines. The nation is not formed, same as the country’s political elite.

As regards our political leaders, in the conditions of Wild-West capitalism, brutal political practices, they have degraded, flouting the nation’s interests and dreaming only about cushy seats and money. Ukraine is ruled today by immoral fat cats...
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Leonid Kravchuk is a former second secretary of the Commnist Party of Ukraine. He is the first President of Ukraine serving from December 5, 1991 until his resignation on July 19, 1994, a former Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament).