Powell to attend Yuschenko inauguration
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says he is looking forward to attending the inauguration of new Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko on Sunday, describing it "an historic moment for the Ukrainian people."
Ukraine "has come through some difficult times, especially through the last three months, and I think the international community is pleased that it has been resolved in a peaceful manner and resolved in a way that the will of the Ukrainian people has been determined, and was the defining force for the resolution of this political crisis," Powell said Saturday en route to Kiev.
Yushchenko was elected in a December 26 vote after the country's first runoff, on November 21, was annulled by the nation's Supreme Court because of massive vote fraud.
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