The president told Kommersant-Ukraina he supported the proposal since he wanted to recognize those who had fought for freedom.
"These events set the whole world in turmoil," Yushchenko said.
In late November 2004, protests by millions of Ukrainians against rigged presidential elections led to Yushchenko's victory in a run-off.
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Vladimir Putin Meets with Members of the Valdai International Discussion Club. Transcript of the Final Plenary Session
Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 11th meeting. The plenary session summed up the club’s work over the previous three days, which concentrated on analysing the factors eroding the current system of institutions and norms of international law.