Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Don't Forget About Ukraine!

(From RFE/RL newswire, I'm too lazy to find a link. Y'all trust me.)

Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko has announced that immediately after becoming president he would sign a decree on pulling out the Ukrainian military contingent from Iraq, Interfax reported on 18 October. "Our servicemen will be withdrawn from Iraq in a quiet way, without rush," Yushchenko said. "They will be replaced by politicians, diplomats, and businessmen. Ukraine is ready to participate in the restoration of Iraq's economy." Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, Yushchenko's main rival in the 31 October elections, said at a meeting with voters on 18 October that he foresees a gradual pullout of the Ukrainian troops from Iraq in 2005.

Yushchenko stressed that the contingent cannot be withdrawn immediately as such a move would only add impetus to international terrorism.

I especially like this plan: Our servicemen will be withdrawn from Iraq... They will be replaced by politicians. Can we try that one?


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