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Leonid Kozhara: Ukraine's Orange Revolution 'a failure'


Leonid Kozhara, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Ukrainian President, has said that the Orange Revolution was a "failure", that "did not give true democratic reforms".

It has been eight years since protests forced a change of government, but leaders of that revolution have since been jailed, leading the EU to postpone its Association Agreement (a framework to increase political and economic ties between the EU and non-EU countries) with Ukraine indefinitely. International monitors have also expressed concern about recent elections.

Leonid Kozhara also told Tim Franks that the UEFA 2012 event was a success despite a boycott from some European leaders.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 12 November at 04:30 and 09:30 GMT and the BBC News Channel on 0030 and 0430 on Friday 9th November 2012

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