Emergency Situations Minister Nestor Shufrich, commenting in the VR on the recent [photo opportunity?] participation of President Yushchenko extinguishing a forest fire:
"Putin on a destroyer, Bush on an aircraft carrier, even Lukashenko on a tank. But our president - on a shovel".
Former Internal affairs minister and NUNS leader Yuriy Lutsenko's response, on Shufrich: "[he] is incapable to running anything. He can't even catch the two crocodiles that ran away from the Kyiv and Mariupol zoos."
When asked by journalists if he saw Nestor Shufrich as a possible successor to the post of minister minister of Internal Affairs, he replied: "Write this: in the time of the anti-national administration of Yanukovych, the number of crocodiles that ran away from zoos increased by 200%."