The Daily Tar Heel: Ukranian ambassador talks international relations at UNC

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Oct. 11, 2012, 9:04 a.m. |

Olexander Motsyk, Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S., speaks at the Ambassadors Forum.

Ukrainian Ambassador Olexander Motsyk likened the internal tension between Western and Eastern Ukraine to that of the tension between the political parties of the United States.

Motsyk, who spoke on Wednesday at the Ambassadors Forum, said with parliamentary elections quickly approaching on Oct. 28, the two regions of the country are vying to have their ideals represented in the government.

“This makes Ukraine a very politically interesting country,” said Robert Jenkins, director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

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