For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 22, 2005
Presidential Message: First Anniversary of the Orange Revolution
I send greetings to those celebrating the first anniversary of the
One year ago today, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens stood up
to defend democracy in their homeland. Through great courage and
determination, they showed the world that the love of liberty is
stronger than the will of tyranny. Last year's revolution was a
powerful example of freedom and democracy in action and an inspiration
to those aspiring for freedom in their own land.
Ukraine's leadership now faces an historic opportunity and has an
historic responsibility to fulfill the promise of the Orange Revolution
and continue to transform Ukraine into a fully democratic state. The
United States will continue to support the efforts of President Viktor
Yushchenko in advancing a democratic, prosperous, and secure Ukraine,
and America is proud to call Ukraine a friend.
Laura and I send our best wishes on this special occasion.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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