January 29, 2001

Letters to the Editor
Globe and Mail
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Dear Editor,

The cynicism of the Ukrainian people (Popular Cynicism benefits Kuchma, Globe and Mail Jan. 26/01) is synonymous with the real issues in Ukraine:

  • Ukraine's independence from Russia - a key element for global peace and security
  • distancing from communism and the oligarchs (former communists) - a condition of market reforms;
  • the integrity of the President's office - a prerequisite of good government focussed on the well being of its people

    Only a strong President can address these. Mr. Kuchma needs to clear his name now and get on with it. The whole world is watching.

    With warm regards and apologies for not typing as in travel status.

    Oksana Bashuk Hepburn
    Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Federation