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  • I am a citizen of the world, and also a citizen of Ukraine. -- Victor Pinchuk
  • The demonstrators in Ukraine will persevere and succeed, or grow tired, cold and fade. -- Bob Schaffer
  • There is only one conflict in Ukraine today and it is between the regime and the people. -- Viktor Yushchenko
  • Ukraine must once again be revered and respected by its citizens as well as the East and the West. -- Viktor Yushchenko
  • We must improve our lives and we will do it together - all of our citizens and myself as president of Ukraine. -- Viktor Yanukovych
  • Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States on international initiatives and a committed ally in fighting the War on Terrorism. -- Vito Fossella
  • The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents. -- Bob Schaffer
  • Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations. -- Vito Fossella
  • The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny. -- Bob Schaffer
  • Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials. -- Garry Kasparov
  • Ukraine is a vital link for Europe: our energy transportation networks; our location between the European Union and Eurasia. We're the melting pot of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. The democracy we founded with the Orange Revolution has to be an example for other post-Soviet states. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • I grew up in the Ukraine 'til I was about 7, and then I moved to L.A. -- Mila Kunis
  • Clearly, Russia has lied to the world about what's going on in Ukraine. They have clearly violated the cease-fire agreements. -- Leon Panetta
  • The Orange Revolution was a powerful example of democracy around the world. The people of Ukraine are continuing to shape their own future. -- Scott McClellan
  • Huge events like the Ukraine famine of 1933, involving the deaths of millions of people, have actually escaped the attention of the majority of English russophiles. -- George Orwell
  • Russia can be either an empire or a democracy, but it cannot be both. . . . Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be an empire, but with Ukraine suborned and then subordinated, Russia automatically becomes an empire. -- Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • Our friends can't trust us anymore. You know, Ukraine was a nuclear-armed state. They gave away their nuclear arms with the understanding that we would protect them. We won't even give them offensive weapons. -- Benjamin Carson
  • There are no Russian units in eastern Ukraine - no special services, no tactical advisors. All this is being done by the local residents, and the proof of that is the fact that those people have literally removed their masks. -- Vladimir Putin
  • In Russia there is great interethnic hatred, class hatred - I mean hatred for wealthy people - that is stirred up by official propaganda. That is why there can be no 'velvet' solution, as there was, for example, in Georgia or Ukraine. -- Boris Nemtsov
  • Putin sought to keep Ukraine weak through corruption. -- Joe Biden
  • Death solves all problems - no man, no problem. -- Joseph Stalin
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  • In Paris, everybody is in black! But you know, in Ukraine everyone wears bright colours. -- Olga Kurylenko
  • The Donetsk People's Republic is the self-declared pro-Russian government that wants to break away from Ukraine. -- Richard Engel
  • When you live in a small town in the Ukraine, you definitely want to go to Paris. -- Olga Kurylenko
  • ...Have the stresses of war been as bad to you personally as carrying through the policy of Collective Farms? -- Winston Churchill
  • I know the Russian political elite has got used to the Ukraine suffering from an inferiority complex, but I want this to disappear from our relationship. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • - Oh no, The Collective Farm policy was a terrible struggle... Ten million (he said holding up his hands). It was fearful. Four years it lasted. It was absolutely necessary. -- Joseph Stalin
  • There are hundreds of thousands of Scots who acknowledge English, Irish or Welsh parts of their very being. Lives and destinies are similarly intertwined in Catalonia and Spain, in Ukraine and Russia. -- Michael Ignatieff
  • I grew up in the Ukraine and then I went to Paris in 1996. I went there because there was a modeling agency that invited me there to work so I thought, 'Sure.' -- Olga Kurylenko
  • I ask you, people who care about the soul of Ukraine, those who want to preserve the heart, the spirit and the faith of our country for future generations, to please defend it. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • Farmers present by themselves the basic force of the national movement. Without farmers there can be no strong national movement. This is what we mean when we say that the nationalist question, is actually, the farmers' question. -- Joseph Stalin
  • My goal in politics from the very beginning has been, and will be, the goal of giving Ukraine a chance to finally secure a firm footing in the world as a competitive, independent and real European state. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • I'm of Russian-Jewish background. Like many Soviet Jews, my parents were engineers. My family migrated from Ukraine to Israel when I was six. They arrived in Israel with very little... Within a year of arriving in Israel, the Yom Kippur War happened. -- Sasha Roiz
  • My mom Marina and I were poor and hungry. We could sometimes not afford to eat - seriously. We lived together in a small town, called Berdyansk, in Ukraine. I was an only child. I don't think we would have survived if there had been more kids. -- Olga Kurylenko
  • Today in Ukraine, many people struggle to survive, older ones often see the breakdown of the Soviet system as a loss of stability and security for average people, and therefore a certain hostility to quickly acquired wealth is from their point of view quite understandable at the first look. -- Victor Pinchuk
  • They are constantly trying to drive us into a corner because we have an independent position, because we maintain it and because we tell it like it is and don't engage in hypocrisy. But there is a limit to everything. And with Ukraine, our Western partners have crossed the line, playing the bear and acting irresponsibly and unprofessionally. -- Vladimir Putin
  • Putin never wanted all of Ukraine. He wanted for historical purposes to take Crimea. He did. Then he wanted a part of Ukraine that he could always use to advance Russian interests. And he is now at a point where nobody in the West is shouting, hey, stop. Give us back Crimea. It's all accepted. And so he has won. -- Marvin Kalb
  • I wouldn't go to war over Ukraine. -- Benjamin Carson
  • I promise everyone who comes to Ukraine can see a beautiful country. -- Vitali Klitschko
  • Russia is doing all it can to promote early stabilisation in Ukraine. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • I am sure that all complaints regarding me were initiated from Ukraine. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • A cynical plan has been launched in Ukraine to destroy this administration -- Viktor Yushchenko
  • We have absolutely no intention of, or interest in, crossing Ukraine's borders. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • Nothing matters for a drastic change in Ukraine more than political transformations. -- Vladimir Putin
  • Ukraine is the instrument for Russia to test the West's 'red lines' -- Lilia Shevtsova
  • Russia can never be an empire unless it is in control of Ukraine. -- Marvin Kalb
  • Russia should recognize the freedom of countries, such as Ukraine, to choose their alliances. -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen
  • On issues like Ukraine, on issues like Syria, we've had very significant differences [with Russia]. -- Barack Obama
  • The most hopeful approach to peace in Ukraine is the Minsk Agreement, which includes Moscow. -- Garry Kasparov
  • I believe it is wrong to give Moscow a rebate on Ukraine sanctions because of Syria. -- Martin Schulz
  • Ukraine is a tinderbox, and the fuse is lit. There is no solution through violence in Ukraine. -- Frank-Walter Steinmeier
  • The Ukraine has a long history of either being part of the Soviet Union or within that sphere. -- Rand Paul
  • First, the constitution [of Ukraine] has to be reformed. Only then can confidence building and border security follow. -- Vladimir Putin
  • The Russian Dept of Tourism has declared Ukraine its most dangerous destination. Many Russian tourists have disappeared there. -- Garry Kasparov
  • Deep in my heart, I still believe that the democratization of Russia and the democratization of Ukraine will proceed. -- Milos Zeman
  • I'm too fast, too sexy and too talented to be blown away by a large, slow robot from the Ukraine. -- David Haye
  • There is an abundance of ancient place names in the Ukraine and Poland, which derive from 'Khazar' or 'Zhid' (Jew). -- Arthur Koestler
  • Hillary Clinton said her number one priority was a reset with Russia. That reset resulted in the invasion of Ukraine. -- Mike Pence
  • NATO cannot accept that the unconstitutional coup in Ukraine has not led to the subjugation of the whole Ukrainian nation. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of that nation's sovereignty and an affront to the international community. -- Rand Paul
  • My parents are from the former Soviet Union, from Ukraine, and I grew up wanting to be a professional hockey player. -- Gabe Polsky
  • With all of these strong ties to NATO, Ukraine is a mess. Crimea has been taken. Don't blame Donald Trump for that. -- Donald Trump
  • As far as the Ukraine is concerned, it's a mess. And that's under the Obama's administration, with his strong ties to NATO. -- Donald Trump
  • We're opposing Russia's aggression against Ukraine, which is a threat to the world, as we saw in the appalling shoot-down of MH17. -- Barack Obama
  • Crimea was not a non-nuclear zone in an international law sense but was part of Ukraine, a state which doesn't possess nuclear arms. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • We will fight and defend my good name in the European court. We have to be strong and defend Ukraine from this authoritarianism. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • The West's sanctions are not aimed at helping Ukraine, but at geo-politically pushing Russia back. They are foolish and are merely harming both sides. -- Vladimir Putin
  • I'm afraid Putin will kill me. I believe that he was the one who unleashed the war in Ukraine. I couldn't dislike him more. -- Boris Nemtsov
  • Ukraine is going through a difficult time. There is nothing extraordinary of the resignation of the Ukrainian government ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections -- Vladimir Putin
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  • Every nation at the end of the day must fend for itself. Sometimes, it needs help. And Ukraine deserves all the help in the world. -- Marvin Kalb
  • The image of Russian troops pouring into Ukraine and encircling military units in Crimea has been a wake-up call that will reverberate for a generation. -- Victor Ponta
  • The United States supports a strong, united Ukraine with productive and peaceful relationships with both the East and the West, with both Russia and Europe. -- Joe Biden
  • The old bastions of the post-communist regime collapsed before my very eyes. The monsters who had kept Ukraine in a criminal state left the stage. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • I do not want to return to the Ukraine of the 1990s and the time of privatization. Ninety-eight percent of Ukrainian companies obey the laws. -- Viktor Yushchenko
  • I would like to see Russia not invade Ukraine or put pressure on and threaten Baltic states. But we live in the real and existing world. -- David Remnick
  • Unlike the former Soviet Union that respected the strength of West, Putin's Russia ignores talk of sanctions, claims land, and supports rebels in Ukraine with impunity. -- Mike Pence
  • Vladimir Putin is a human rights abuser, responsible for deaths in Ukraine, Georgia and Syria, not to mention curious murders of his political opponents and journalists. -- Jake Tapper
  • People power. It has no limits. In politics, every politician in Ukraine is afraid of that. They know, if people go to the streets, nobody feels safe. -- Vitali Klitschko
  • Bankers are lynxes. To expect any gratitude from them is equivalent to attempting to move the wolves of the Ukraine to pity in the middle of winter. -- Honore de Balzac
  • We do not want Ukraine to default. On the contrary, we need an economically viable partner. However, debts should be paid, and this includes state and commercial debts -- Dmitry Medvedev
  • Hillary Clinton's top priority when she became secretary of state was the Russian reset. The Russian reset. After the Russian reset, the Russians invaded Ukraine and took over Crimea. -- Mike Pence
  • Russia and Ukraine are candidates for the entry to the WTO and their dispute would be easy to understand and tackle if they are both members of this organization. -- Pascal Lamy
  • The West appears to have decided for the Ukrainian people what their choice is. The EU does not condemn violent actions in Ukraine which are punishable in the West. -- Sergey Lavrov
  • The crisis in Ukraine is all the European Union's fault. Its leaders negotiated a trade deal with Ukraine, which essentially blackmailed the country to choose between Europe and Russia, -- Marine Le Pen
  • Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia. -- Stephen Cohen
  • There is not an inherent contradiction between a Ukraine that has longstanding historic and cultural ties to Russia, and a modern Ukraine that wants to integrate more closely with Europe. -- Susan Rice
  • Ukraine will be reforming its energy sector because we want to integrate into Europe, ... We have conducted all the talks and reached an agreement with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Poland and Georgia. -- Viktor Yushchenko
  • The key point to bear in mind is that Russia cannot be in Europe without Ukraine also being in Europe, whereas Ukraine can be in Europe without Russia being in Europe. -- Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • Kiev's attempts to exert economic pressure on Donbas (region of east Ukraine) and disrupt its daily life only aggravates the situation. This is a dead-end track, fraught with a big catastrophe. -- Vladimir Putin
  • Our stand is crystal-clear - we want peace in Ukraine, which can only be attained through broad national dialogue in which all regions and all political forces of the country must participate. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • Civil war tends to give a helping hand to the velocity of currency, Ukraine can attest to that. However, it is quite an unpleasant way to find the intrinsic value of worthlessness. -- Tom Wallace
  • I don't mind being at their side, with respect to the Ukraine. But why should we always be out front? How many times can we be out in front on these issues? -- Donald Trump
  • Around 2008 and again in 2013 NATO officially offered the Ukraine the opportunity to join NATO. That's something no Russian government is ever going to accept. It's right at the geopolitical heartland of Russia. -- Noam Chomsky
  • Donald Trump seems to be unconcerned about the Russian aggression in Ukraine. By doing this he tells them that they can go ahead and do what they are doing. That is dangerous. -- Paul Wolfowitz
  • The constitutional reform is supposed to give autonomy to eastern Ukraine and to be adopted by the end of 2015. This has not happened, and the year is over. That's not Russia's fault. -- Vladimir Putin
  • I think, clearly, we got to work closely with China to resolve the serious problems we have, and I worry about Putin and his military adventurism in the Crimea and the Ukraine. -- Bernie Sanders
  • God's intention is to transform your life, your promised land, and your nation, and to use you to bring back the earth to Himself, just as He is doing with us in Ukraine -- Sunday Adelaja
  • As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine's democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko. -- Bob Schaffer
  • But there are realities governing what they can do. And Ukraine cannot live with the false image that somehow or another the West will come and rescue her. It's not going to happen. -- Marvin Kalb
  • After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of moral indecision and equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next. -- Sarah Palin
  • The Chancellor [Angela Merkel] and the European partners would be well-advised to address the problems in eastern Ukraine more thoroughly. Maybe they have too many domestic problems of their own at the moment. -- Vladimir Putin
  • You cannot compare any leaders in America to what Vladimir Putin has done. This is a man and a regime that has taken down a passenger plane in Ukraine, killing hundreds of people. -- Amy Klobuchar
  • Russia has long recognized the borders of today's Ukraine. By and large, we have completed our talks on the border. Now we have to deal with the demarcation, but this is a technical issue. -- Vladimir Putin
  • I think Putin wants to recreate as much of the Soviet Union as he can through a variety of different means. He's invaded parts of Georgia, took Crimea, southeastern Ukraine, bases in other countries. -- David Petraeus
  • I will work for Bulgaria's strategic choice - Bulgaria's membership in the European Union and NATO. I think it is also extremely important to revive Bulgaria's relations with Russia, Ukraine and other strategic partners. -- Georgi Parvanov
  • Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire. -- Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • There are complicated processes going on in society in the Crimea. There are problems of the Crimean Tatars, the Ukrainian population, the Russian population, the Slavic population in general, but this is Ukraine's domestic political problem. -- Vladimir Putin
  • Our - our friends can't trust us anymore. You know, Ukraine was a nuclear-armed state. They gave away their nuclear arms with the understanding that we would protect them. We won't even give them offensive weapons. -- Ben Carson
  • However, if Moscow regains control over Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia. -- Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • There are exceptions of course, like for instance the Baltic States, which are members of the European Union, together with Ukraine and Moldova, as well. In those countries, the governments have been reformed as a result of elections. -- Garry Kasparov
  • It is not democracy to send in billions of dollars to push regime change overseas. It isn't democracy to send in the NGOs to re-write laws and the constitution in places like Ukraine. It is none of our business. -- Ron Paul
  • Nowhere else did repressions, purges, suppressions, and all other kinds of bureaucratic hooliganism in general acquire such horrifying scope as in Ukraine, in the struggle against powerful forces concealed in the Ukrainian masses that desired more freedom and independence. -- Leon Trotsky
  • We are living in a new ice age, and we need to apply the recipes of the Cold War to the Kremlin. That means isolation instead of offers of negotiation. And Ukraine should have been supplied with weapons long ago. -- Garry Kasparov
  • The international repercussions were shattering to some extent - there is no intention to repeat operations of such kind in the future.[Viktor] Yanukovych's electoral victory clearly demonstrated that there are no pro-Russian politicians in the Ukraine, just Ukrainian politicians. -- Garry Kasparov
  • We spent a fair amount of time on Ukraine. And I think there's a path that we discussed that we will follow up on in order to try to resolve some of the outstanding issues in order to fully implement Minsk. -- John F. Kerry
  • I would like to assure you that there is no organization or any sort of repression against people who don't agree with our actions, for example in Ukraine, Crimea, or any other external issue, no one from official government organs do this. -- Vladimir Putin
  • The G7 and former G8 group has always viewed itself as a community of values, the annexation of Crimea, which is a blatant violation of the principles of international law, and the events in eastern Ukraine are serious violations of these common values. -- Angela Merkel
  • Every other country where there's absolute chaos now, what is it? They're pluralistic without consensus. Look at almost every single country, from Syria, to Iraq, to Iran, Ukraine, no matter where it is. I just think it is totally counter to our tradition. -- Joe Biden
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