... In my humble opinion, I can tell you who symbolizes all the best and most beautiful in your nation, as well as the force for it potential. It is Yuri Khymych, my great friend. All his life he traveled throughout the former Soviet Union. He knows each corner not only in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic’s, but the Czech Republic as well. Khymych pained landscapes as well as urban views. However to say that Khymych is a landscape painter is as if to say that Van Gogh is a portraitist. Natural beauty in his paintings shows Ukraine as a country it can be. It seems to me he will be recognised to be a great painter not only of Ukraine, but of our times.