During a Moscow-Kiev-Chisinau-Tbilisi satellite link-up, he said there was no alternative to "a multi-vector policy."
"If somebody denies this, consider what Ukraine has achieved with a uni-vector policy," he said, referring to President Viktor Yushchenko's pro-U.S. and EU stance, and tensions with Russia.
He said Ukraine sees Russia virtually as an "enemy."
Kuchma was the second president of independent Ukraine, from July 1994 until January 2005.
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