Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yuschenko slams Medvedev for improper attitude to Ukrainian famine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko believes that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has shown "an improper attitude towards the tragedy of the Ukrainian people" of 1932-1933, and sees this position as disrespectful to the millions of people who died.

He said this in an interview with Spain's El Pais newspaper and other European newspapers, the presidential Web site reported.

In the interview, Yuschenko said that he is reluctant to comment on the statements by his Russian counterpart, who is showing "an improper attitude towards the tragedy of the Ukrainian people," which could be explained as "a historical misunderstanding." The president of Russia humiliates millions of people killed without conscience, Yuschenko said.

As reported, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sent an address to Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko in which he said that the tragic events of the 1930s are being used in Ukraine to achieve political goals.

Source: Kyiv Post

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