“Viktor Yushchenko has demonstrated this courage, this spirit, and this commitment in challenging corruption and election fraud, and winning his nation's mandate to lead after the Orange Revolution. Today, his continuing vigilance in the service of liberty is guiding Ukraine's transformation to become a truly free and democratic society, and a prosperous nation.” The Liberty Medal Citation
"We have a unique chance to implement noble ideals of human dignity, justice, freedom and democracy stipulated in the Constitution."
Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko
Liberty Medal acceptance speech, July 4, 2005