Ukrainian quotes:

  • I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot. -- Milla Jovovich
  • I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family's faith. -- Vera Farmiga
  • I was a Ukrainian folk dancer in my teens, and I toured the country in 1991, shortly before the break-up of the Soviet Union. -- Vera Farmiga
  • The main thing is that the 'C' is silent, so it kind of starts with a 'Z.' Z-O-O-K-RIE. It's Ukrainian, on my dad's side. -- Matt Czuchry
  • Yanukovych has changed everything in Ukrainian jails - real criminals have been released, while representatives of the middle class and politically rebellious free-minded people have filled the prisons. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • I never complain. I chose the road of fighting with the Ukrainian oligarchy in 1996, and have paid for this with my freedom and that of my husband, my father and my close friends. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • I have never allowed anti-Russian rhetoric in Ukrainian policy toward such a strategic partner like Russia. This is the first point. I never went against the interests of the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian people. -- Viktor Yanukovych
  • Ukrainian business must really embrace global competition. We need to understand that competition for resources and clients is not with competitors from across the street or from another city, but with millions of businesses around the world. -- Victor Pinchuk
  • The Ukrainian opposition should adopt democratic unity as its main principle, and it also must have one leader. -- Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • The Ukrainian people should not be coerced. Make no mistake: the US stands together with the Ukrainians aspiring for democracy. -- John F. Kerry
  • I hope that the responsible figures in the Ukrainian leadership will not hinder soldiers in the Ukrainian army from putting down their weapons. -- Vladimir Putin
  • I think everyone remembers how certain Russian bureaucrats used to work against the Ukrainian opposition; I think it is hard to drop old habits. -- 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
  • The Terror-Famine of 1932-33 was a dual-purpose by product of collectivization, designed to suppress Ukrainian nationalism and the most important concentration of prosperous peasants at one throw. -- Norman Davies
  • 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
  • Do I observe holy days and holidays? Yeah, the ritual is very important to me. It's part of being Ukrainian Catholic. So every holy day we're baking pierogis and not eating meat. -- Vera Farmiga
  • I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross. -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen
  • Far too often, the Ukrainian issue is posed as a showdown: whether Ukraine joins the East or the West. But if Ukraine is to survive and thrive, it must not be either side's outpost against the other - it should function as a bridge between them. -- Henry A. Kissinger
  • We do believe the current Ukrainian authorities are illegitimate. They cannot be legitimate as they do not have a national mandate for running the country, which speaks for itself. At the same time, we do not refuse to deal with them. We stay in touch at the ministerial level. -- Vladimir Putin
  • I will get to the truth, if not in Ukrainian courts, then in international ones. I will fight to my last breath. They want to put me in prison but that won't help. My voice will be heard even louder from prison than now, and the whole world will hear me. -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature. -- Vera Farmiga
  • The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded in the pages of its history. -- Viktor Yushchenko
  • My mother is Ukrainian. She immigrated to the U.S. from Canada as a child. -- Bob Schaffer
  • NATO cannot accept that the unconstitutional coup in Ukraine has not led to the subjugation of the whole Ukrainian nation. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • I have this typical Ukrainian face. Even people who know my music don't recognize me most of the time, thank God. -- Neko Case
  • Frankly speaking, we don't see any other way for the steady development of the Ukrainian state apart from as a federation. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • I am sure that the Ukrainian nation deserves a better life. That is why I have voted for good changes and for stability. -- Viktor Yanukovych
  • The attempts to distort the truth and to hide the facts behind blanket accusations have been undertaken at all stages of the Ukrainian crisis. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation. -- Bob Schaffer
  • Russia has done more than any other country to support the independent Ukrainian state, including for many years subsidising its economy through low energy prices. -- Sergei Lavrov
  • The post-Soviet mafia wove a spider's web of dirty money around the world. Where better to attack it than to start with the Ukrainian criminal heavyweights - the 'family' and its closest circle? -- Yulia Tymoshenko
  • I don't really know what 'American' is. I know what Ukrainian is. We're happy Slavic people. We're not Dostoyevsky Slavic people. There's this sense of 'pick it up, get your hands dirty, make the best of it, celebrate.' -- Nina Arianda
  • In the Western Church to which I belong, priests cannot be married as in the Byzantine, Ukrainian, Russian or Greek Catholic Churches. In those churches, the priests can be married, but the bishops have to be celibate. They are very good priests. -- Pope Francis
  • 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
  • I have been a figure skater for so long that when I stopped that competitive day-to-day grind, I didn't know what to do with myself. I don't know how the world works outside of being barked at by a Ukrainian woman and watching my weight. -- Johnny Weir
  • I hope that the responsible figures in the Ukrainian leadership will not hinder soldiers in the Ukrainian army from putting down their weapons, if they aren't capable of taking that decision themselves and giving that order, then (I hope) that they won't prosecute people who want to save their lives and the lives of others. -- Vladimir Putin
  • I am the first prime minister of this country of neither English nor French origin. So I determined to bring about a Canadian citizenship that knew no hyphenated consideration....I'm very happy to be able to say that in the House of Commons today in my party we have members of Italian, Dutch, German, Scandinavian, Chinese and Ukrainian origin and they are all Canadians. -- John Diefenbaker
  • I didn't grow up watching film but as a Ukrainian-American, music and stories and dance are crucial. -- Vera Farmiga
  • 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
  • At least Germany and France have recently criticized that the Ukrainian central government has limited certain parts of the autonomy regulations to three years. They were supposed to last permanently. -- Vladimir Putin
  • I wholeheartedly support the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for a democratic, free and just society where the rule of law prevails without corruption or government violence directed against citizens. -- Marcy Kaptur
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • When I was a kid, my daily routine was playing make-believe, and I kind of created these stories throughout the day. And when it came time to go to preschool, my English wasn't really so great because my mother wanted me to learn Ukrainian, so she signed me up for these children's theater groups. -- Nina Arianda
  • I was an exchange student for a summer, and most of that summer was in Ukraine. I used to say 'the Ukraine' until I was there, and one of the Ukrainian college students I got to be good friends with, he said, 'Do you say I'm going back to the Texas,' and I said, 'No.' He said, 'We don't say we're going back to the Ukraine, either.' -- Louie Gohmert