Foreign Policy May be Changed After Elections in Ukraine: Expert
Ukraine, Kiev / Trend corr. Z.Novosvitski / The Ukraine's foreign policy may be adjusted in case a traitor government will be established against President Yushchenko as a result of the parliamentary elections, Alexander Pali, an expert of the Foreign Policy Institute, considers.
The special parliamentary elections in the Ukraine will be held on 30 September.
"Foreign policy is a complicated system and not focused only on by the Foreign Ministry, but affects the economy and other mechanisms. In any case, the President remains the main conductor of foreign policy but the real powers held by the government, which allows the government to conduct its foreign policy differ from the President's. The Ukraine will increase its attention on such organizations as GUAM and many other international organizations in case the ' Orange' government is to be established in the country.
According to Pali, unlike current President Yushchenko, Viktor Yanukovich, the presidential-hopeful, holds foreign policy similar to that of Moscow. Yanukovich's dependence on Moscow is evident. In such a case, it is impossible to hold a self-governed or independent foreign policy, Pali said.