Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko
— Jon Ward, White House correspondent, The Washington Times
During their press conference, Mr. Bush and Mr. Yushchenko both mentioned Ukrainian communist protesters in Independence Square, who greeted Mr. Bush upon his arrival with red Soviet flags bearing the familiar gold hammer and sickle, as well as a prominently displayed sign with a four-letter expletive.\
Mr. Yushchenko, still bearing signs of the attempted assassination by poisoning during the 2004 “Orange Revolution” election, tore into the protesters.\
“These were the flags that caused totalitarianism … that caused deaths of millions of people,” the Ukrainian president said.