BRAMA, August 11, 2010, 9:00 AM ET|
Ukraine's Opposition Leaders Make Their Case to the Ukrainian-American Diaspora
On Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York
City, three leading members of Ukraine's political opposition held a town hall
meeting with the area's Ukrainian-American diaspora. Borys Tarasyuk, former foreign minister of Ukraine,
Yuriy Scherbak, former ambassador to the U.S. and Canada,
and Valeriy Chaly, former deputy minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine, gave presentations and discussed issues with the
audience for over two hours.
Notably, when asked about Viktor Yushchenko, Mr. Tarasyuk presented a detailed and extensive criticism of the ex-president,
expressing not only considerable disappointment but dismay at the lost time and
opportunities squandered by the previous administration.
Despite the summer's heat, the audience listened
attentively and participated enthusiastically when they had opportunities to
ask questions. The event was organized by Center for US-Ukrainian Relations (CUSUR); introductions were made by Walter Zaryckyj, NYC Bureau Chief of CUSUR.
The three individuals were in the United States meeting with Ukrainian-American
communities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, as well as holding
high level discussions with members of the Barack Obama administration and the
Audio files (MP3) of each of the presenter's remarks (in Ukrainian) are available at the following
links (click images to listen):
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