Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Clearly Canadian reactions to the situation in Ukraine: Compare and Contrast

"The preliminary reports that you're referring to are certainly disturbing. And if they are found by the OSCE to be accurate, then clearly I think that the international community will want to examine its options."
-- Prime Minister Paul Martin, yesterday, during his official visit in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"It's quite clear to me that Viktor Yushchenko is, in fact, president of Ukraine."
-- Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, international observer, on stage at Independence Square in front of 10,000 to 100,000 protestors yesterday.

[Both quotes taken from reportage by The Globe's Mark MacKinnon, who is having a very eventful last few days in his Eastern Europe assignment.]

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