Yanukovych didn't answer a question of Khoroshkovsky's wife

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The president Victor Yanukovych calls himself the main supporter of democracy in Ukraine.

Yanukovych declared it in Berlin on joint a press - conferences with the German chancellor Angela Merkel.

The journalist of the German TV channel ARD asked Yanukovych as it estimates a situation with a freedom of speech in Ukraine and that fact that "the wife of the head of your intelligence service owns media - concern".

"Probably, I am that person who is most of all interested in that democratization processes in Ukraine not only didn't stop, and developed", - Yanukovych declared.

He referred to researches of the international organizations studying a condition of democracy.

"I won't speak about different sociological researches of various world organizations. They are quite good for Ukraine", - Yanukovych, obviously told, meaning expert researches.

"Ukraine occupies one of the best places among the former Soviet Union countries, but it isn't enough of it. Very important that this process (democratization) proceeded", - he told.

"And today one of examples that Ukraine goes on the way of democratization - that the emergency meeting of the Verkhovna Rada and at the request of the public, various parties took place today, on statements of the European politicians we considerably improved, liberalized the law on local elections", - Yanukovych told.

At the same time he called lawful norm about not admission to participation in elections of the party organizations created one year prior to elections.

"It (this norm) was lawful, but was accepted under elections. It is inadmissible. Now this norm is cancelled for the period of elections this year, then it will be entered to bring into accord with the political parties law this norm. And it will be correct and democratic... I thank for attention", - Yanukovych told.

A question that the spouse of the head of SBU Valery Khoroshkovsky owns media - holding, the president Yanukovych didn't answer.


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