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Whereas
Ukraine has experienced encouraging growth and reforms since it
declared its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991 and
adopted its first constitution in 1996;

Whereas
the 1996 constitution provided basic freedoms like the freedom of
speech, assembly, religion, and press, but was ultimately too weak to
contain the existing corruption-laced political culture inherited
from its communist past;

Whereas,
as a result of the electoral fraud by which Prime Minister Viktor
Yanukovych was declared the winner of the 2004 presidential election,
the citizens of the Ukraine organized a series of protests, strikes,
and sit-ins, which came to be known as `The Orange Revolution’;

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