Saturday, August 13, 2005
Ukraine, Georgia to form pro-democratic alliance
The Ukrainian and Georgian presidents today called for the setting up of a new regional alliance that would champion freedom and democracy in their countries and throughout the region.
Ukraine's Viktor Yushchenko and Georgia's Mikhail Saakashvili said in a statement that the Commonwealth of Democratic Choice will become a powerful tool for promoting human rights.
They said the new alliance would be inaugurated at a summit in Ukraine this fall and invited the United States, the European Union, and Russia to attend as observers. The two said that the new grouping would unite democracies of the Baltic, Black Sea, and Caspian regions, but wouldn't elaborate which specific nations could join.
Civil Georgia has more details.