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Viktor Yanukovych: From partner to violent kleptocrat

Viktor Yanukovych: From partner to violent kleptocrat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Over the course of four years the international image of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has evolved from partner to violent kleptocrat.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator

Ukraine to end military conscription after autumn call-ups

LVIV, Ukraine, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Ukraine's military draft will end with this week's round of autumn call-ups as the country moves to an all-volunteer force, President Viktor Yanukovych says.

Outside View:Cub helps Ukraine seek energy independence

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- If Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma then Ukraine must be even more so.
TARS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator

Washington consultants and opaque Ukrainian government tenders

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Questions have been asked regarding why Ukraine is spending so much money for lobbying firms in Washington.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator

Ukraine: Police official sentenced to life

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A Ukrainian court has sentenced a top police official to life in prison for the slaying of journalist Georgy Gongadze in September of 2000.

Official links Kuchma to Gongadze slaying

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A top Ukrainian police official Tuesday said former President Leonid Kuchma and a former parliament speaker ordered journalist Georgy Gongadze killed.
Ukraine’s election as dirty as in 2004

Ukraine’s election as dirty as in 2004

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Ukrainians have never been as estranged from their state institutions and politicians as currently and only 3 percent of Ukrainians asked say there will be a free election.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Operation stop Orange Revolution-2

Operation stop Orange Revolution-2

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Political situations in Ukraine point to a fundamental problem that the United States and Europe faces of Ukrainian leaders not upholding democratic values.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Ukraine’s business class and Viktor Yanukovych

Ukraine’s business class and Viktor Yanukovych

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Ukraine's big businessmen and oligarchs are beginning to distance themselves from President Viktor Yanukovych only two years into office.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Ex-Ukrainian leader to be questioned

Ex-Ukrainian leader to be questioned

KIEV, Ukraine, April 11 (UPI) -- Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma says he has been ordered to appear before a prosecutor in the slaying of a journalist in 2000.

Official accused of killing journalist

KIEV, Ukraine, March 23 (UPI) -- A former Ukrainian president suspected of ordering the death of a prominent journalist said Wednesday the accusation is causing him "psychological stress."
Ex-leader rips current Ukraine government

Ex-leader rips current Ukraine government

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ukraine's former president blamed the country's current leaders for the strained relationship between Ukraine and traditional ally Russia.

Former leader calls for global outlook

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The former Ukrainian president said his country should have a more global outlook and not focus only on the West.

Old, new Europe clash

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- President Bush's two-day visit to Kiev on the eve of NATO's April 2-4 summit in Bucharest, Romania, is his first visit to Ukraine and therefore long overdue. His predecessor, Bill Clinton, visited Ukraine on three occasions. Bush's visit to Ukraine ahead of the NATO summit is seen as a strong show of U.S. support for NATO enlargement to Ukraine and Georgia.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator

3 Ukrainian cops get prison for killing

KIEV, Ukraine, March 15 (UPI) -- Three former Ukrainian police officers have been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for killing a reporter eight years ago.
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Leonid Danylovych Kuchma (Ukrainian: Леонід Данилович Кучма) (born August 9, 1938) was the second President of independent Ukraine from July 19, 1994, to January 23, 2005. Kuchma took office after winning the 1994 presidential election against his rival then-President Leonid Kravchuk. Kuchma won re-election for another 5-year term in 1999.

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