“It is recognized that previous elections in Ukraine were democratic
and were conducted in accordance with international standards. I’m
confident, and I assure you, that the government will create all of the
necessary conditions for the next parliamentary elections in Ukraine to
be free and democratic. The government and I, as president of Ukraine,
will do all we can [to achieve] this,” he said at the opening of the
64th World Newspaper Congress and the 19th World Editors Forum in Kyiv
on Monday, Sept. 3.
Yanukovych said that the government was taking steps to improve the elections law.