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You're reading: Yushchenko deserves achievement award

Once again, on Sept. 9, the Kyiv Post editorial board ("Bad choice") has demonstrated their Pavlovian response to the name “Yushchenko” by penning a graduate school-like diatribe criticizing a recent award received by former President Viktor Yushchenko.

The Kyiv Post editorial board refers to the decision by the University of Kansas Senator Robert Dole Institute of Politics to award Viktor Yushchenko with its annual “Leadership Prize” as “puzzling” and a “bad choice.”

The editorial attempts to make the case that since Yushchenko was a one-term president (just like Lech Walesa in Poland), that he is not deserving of the award.

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