Ukraine today finds itself again on the global stage, working to strengthen ties with the West, while coping with the increasing strength and assertiveness of neighbor Russia. President Yushchenko has worked to improve relations with the European Union, seek NATO membership, strengthen the nation’s economic and social fabric, stabilize its energy situation, and build democracy. As the region’s environment becomes more volatile, these efforts require increasing political skill. Come hear Yushchenko, leader of the Orange Revolution and courageous survivor of an attempted poisoning with dioxin, discuss progress in Ukraine and developments in the former Soviet area since his election in 2005.
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