Ukraine considers a throwing of boots in Yushchenko as an insult and cowardice

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The Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow condemns planned for April 1 the youth movement "Our" an action during which it is supposed to throw boots into a portrait of the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.

"We consider that in April Fools' Day the satire, including - political is certainly permissible. However such actions shouldn't offend other countries at all and the people", - declared a press - the secretary of Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation Oleg Voloshin.

It is known that on April 1 the movement "Our" intends to hold in Moscow an action, during which everyone will be able to throw a boot in portraits the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, Ukraine - Victor Yushchenko and ex-the U.S. President George Bush.

The federal commissioner of "ours" Maria Drokova reported that in an action, besides activists of movement, deputies of the State Duma Sergey Markov, Maxim Mishchenko, Robert Shlegel, Sergey Belokonev, the TV host and the political scientist Mikhail Leontyev, members of Civic chamber Alexey Chadayev and Irina Pleshcheva and many others will take part.

In this regard Voloshin noted that the similar stocks "actually offend not only politicians, but also the countries which they lead", reports "Interfax - Ukraine".

"To consider that it is possible to offend Yushchenko and not to offend thus the people of Ukraine, - it is absolutely naive", - the Ukrainian diplomat emphasized.

"We with condemnation consider such initiatives. We count that members of the State Duma won't participate in this action and won't legitimize this harmful for Ukrainian - the Russian relations an action", - he added.

Voloshin reminded that on December 14, 2008 on a press - conferences in Baghdad the Iraq journalist Muntazer Al - Zeydi threw the boots in the U.S. President. The journalist received three years of prison and a world fame, and in Iraq became the national hero.

"This act of the Iraq journalist, certainly, - hooliganism. But it made it at least personally and threw a boot in the president Bush. And it is simply cowardly to throw boots in portraits", - he considers.


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