`I support Yushchenko not only because he is my friend. Not only because once we worked together successfully, me in the Russian Government and him in Ukrainian. But simply because he is an honest and respectable person. Yushchenko is Yushchenko in both Russian and Ukrainian. You know that such union of chekists and recidivists is a perversion. We need democratic Ukraine. We need democratic Russia...`, this is the way a famous Russia politician Boris Nemtsov greeted the Kyiv citizens at the Independence Square.
At the present moment, there are approximately 40 000 citizens of Ukraine at the Independence Square.