Sounds like Bush's policy of spreading freedom has some admirers in Europe.... Oh sorry, I meant NEW Europe, not the old French one.
ABC News: Yushchenko Sworn in As Ukraine President: "
Viktor Yushchenko was sworn in as president of Ukraine on Sunday, calling his inauguration "a victory of freedom over tyranny," two months after massive protests over his loss in a fraud-plagued election plunged the ex-Soviet republic into political crisis.
"None of that would have been possible without our partners who share the same democratic values as we do, in which I include President Bush and you" Yushenko told visiting Secretary of State Colin Powell (Dr. Rice's nomination is still being held up by obstructionist Democrats in the Senate.)
Bush called Yushchenko on Saturday to congratulate him on his election and on 'democracy's victory' in Ukraine, White House spokesman Brian Besanceney said in Washington.
'The two leaders also discussed their support for the people of Iraq and for democracy in that country,' Besanceney said.
Ukraine has 1,650 troops in Iraq, the fourth-largest contingent in the U.S.-led military operation. "