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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