Yushchenko: “Ukraine Is Facing Serious Threat Of Isolation”

KIEV, Ukraine -- “Ukraine is facing a serious threat of isolation as some local political forces want to put an end to democracy and democratic reforms in the country,” Ukrainian President Yushchenko said during his meeting with Foreign Minister Boris Tarasyuk.

Boris Tarasyuk

He stressed that he would not allow this. The presidential press service reports the sides to note that Ukraine’s foreign policy “will not be changed.”

Yushchenko instructed the Ukrainian diplomatic missions to make this position known to the world countries. “The policy of European and Euro-Atlantic integration will not be changed because it serves the national interests of Ukraine.

I am going to actively exercise my constitutional powers to supervise the country’s foreign political activities. I hope that all political forces in Ukraine realize that,” Yushchenko said.

Yushchenko said that he will promulgate his decision on the fate of the parliament and the government by the constitutional deadline. “This decision will be based on the Constitution and will consider all the factors of the present complicated situation,” Yushchenko said.

He said that the Supreme Rada must also comply with the Constitution and laws of Ukraine, must refrain from undertaking the functions of the other government branches and “must refuse even to think about usurping power.” “This will not be accepted by either Ukrainian society or the world,” Yushchenko said.

During the meeting Tarasyuk reported to Yushchenko on the results of the CIS informal summit. Yushchenko instructed him to consider the proposals made by the acting CIS chairman, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Tarasyuk also told Yushchenko about Ukraine’s talks with the EU for simplified visa regime for Ukrainian citizens.

Source: Regnum