75682 - Viktor, the warrior

Ν. Lygeros

In September 2004,
Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned with dioxin.
His blood dioxin level was
more than one thousand times the normal.
The aim was to kill him.
But his robustness permitted him
to become the third President of Ukraine.
He was poisoned at a dinner
he had with Ukrainian officials
who had ties with Russian officials.
We had the privilege to meet him in Athens in 2017.
We had seen him for the first time in Kyiv in 2008.
At that time he was the President.
But even after years,
He’s still a warrior of Mankind.
His contribution to the recognition of the genocide
was not only impressive but also historical.
He was the first to say clearly
that the Holodomor
was also geopolitical.
Russia has targeted him.
But he did his duty.
He stayed alive and showed the example
of the resistance against barbarity.