19:32 GMT +3 hours26 May 2016

Ukraine to make "Orange Revolution" a national holiday

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MOSCOW, September 1 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko wants to make the day the "Orange Revolution" began a new national holiday, a Ukrainian daily reported.

The president told Kommersant-Ukraina he supported the proposal since he wanted to recognize those who had fought for freedom.

"These events set the whole world in turmoil," Yushchenko said.

In late November 2004, protests by millions of Ukrainians against rigged presidential elections led to Yushchenko's victory in a run-off.

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