Saturday, January 22, 2005

I'd rather be writing about something else, but it's hard to ignore the negative publicity that C. J. Chivers' stories keep getting: this time, from Kuchma himself!

Everyone - RIA Novosti,, Obozrevatel, Ukrainska Pravda, - are now quoting this little paragraph posted some four hours ago at Kuchma's official website:

Leonid Kuchma, president of Ukraine, has sent a letter to the editor of The New York Times, in which he expressed surprise at the use of twisted facts and incorrect commentaries not supported by the quotes from the Head of the state, by the author of the article based on the materials of an interview with Leonid Kuchma.

I can't wait for the New York Times to publish this letter - I'm very curious about the specifics of Kuchma's discontent.


  1. If somebody will be interested in the "lame duck" after tomorrow? Well, the comments weren't too nice for Mr. Kuchma, but the citations - boring as expected. Posted the case in my german weblog, too:

    Best wishes, (how I wished to be in Kiev tomorrow, too)

  2. Interesting item. You don't have trackbacks so I thought I'd let you know I linked it at my odds-and-ends blog nadya's basket.

    Always enjoy checking in here since I found you during November! Also, thanks for the euro.correspondents link.
    chez Nadezhda