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Viche 2012 №3

№3, 2012

On the agenda is the question of the country’s image

From the speech of the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn during the opening of the tenth session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the Sixth Convocation on February 7, 2012

On the agenda is the question of the country’s image. Under no circumstances we should allow lowering it to the level of the pariah countries, driving it in isolation, no matter if anyone wanted so. We should not allow the reducing of its sovereignty to a formality that is largely dependent on external circumstances.

So to begin with we should abandon our internal gloating, rubbing hands with satisfaction and saying how we manage to cope with them. Not with them but with the country! We should also abandon from complacency. Again, they say, that recommendations are still recommendations. And we should do our own business. And stop pretending that what we have is a victory form all sides. The country did not win.

The main thing is to put this work on a serious basis. Do not let regular imitations. Decide to take difficult decisions. Show a real movement and real time frames for solving every problem.

Volodymyr LYTVYN