Protesters call for Tymoshenko release

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Dozens of protesters rallied at the office of Ukraine's president Monday to demand freedom for imprisoned ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, officials said.
Yanukovych sworn in as Ukraine president

Yanukovych sworn in as Ukraine president

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Victor Yanukovych was sworn in Thursday as president of the Ukraine in Kiev, vowing to lead the country out of turmoil as a bridge between East and West.

Atlantic Eye: As the cookies crumble

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko -- the leader of the 2004 Orange Revolution and a darling of the West -- is not-so-surprisingly ousted in the first round of presidential elections by two corrupt pro-Russian candidates. In Massachusetts, a Senate seat held by the Democratic Party for 40 years goes unmistakeably Republican. Ouch! Now comes the tough part, choosing between political cholera and typhus.
MARC S, ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Ukraine, close to default, bankers say

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Ukraine may be headed for default on its national debt, which would have domestic and international ramifications politically, observers said.
Ukraine coalition government collapses

Ukraine coalition government collapses

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Ukraine's ruling pro-Western government coalition has collapsed, making way for possible early elections, the parliamentary speaker said Tuesday.

Yushchenko accuses foes of 'coup' try

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko says opponents are trying to stage a "constitutional coup" as the country's government seemed on the brink of collapse.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008.
By United Press International

Ukrainian president visits Canada

OTTAWA, May 27 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko told a joint session of the Canadian Parliament Monday his country is making Democratic reforms.

Yushchenko pushes broad energy measures

KIEV, Ukraine, May 23 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko opened the Kiev Energy Summit with a broad list of proposals including developing the Eurasian Odessa-Brody oil pipeline.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Aug. 3, 2007.

Yushchenko: Ukraine sold missiles

KIEV, Ukraine, April 1 (UPI) -- Ukranian President Victor Yushchenko told NBC the previous regime sold missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads to Iran and China.

Yanukovych election appeals being denied

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian Supreme Court turned down two appeals Thursday from presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.

Ukraine adopts new set of election laws

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Ukraine's Rada, or parliament, Wednesday passed a set of election reform laws in the run-up to the Dec. 26 run-off presidential vote, Itar-Tass reported.

Kiev protesters shivering, but stubborn

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters demanding a new election in Ukraine began their ninth day of stubborn huddling in sub-zero temperatures in Kiev Tuesday.

Yanukovych won't ask rival to be PM

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Ukrainian presidential candidate Victor Yanukovych has ruled out asking his chief rival to work with him if he wins, the Moscow Times said Monday.
Victor Yushchenko
Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko (L) attends a ceremony at the World War II Museum on Victory Day in Kiev on May 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian President's Office)

Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Ющенко (help·info) Viktor Andrijovyč Juščenko) (born February 23, 1954) was the third President of Ukraine. He took office on January 23, 2005, following a period of popular unrest known as the Orange Revolution. He failed to secure a run-off spot during the 2010 Ukrainian Presidential Election. He has been praised for his democratic instincts

As an informal leader of the Ukrainian opposition coalition, he was one of the two main candidates in the October–November 2004 Ukrainian presidential election. Yushchenko won the election through a re-vote of the runoff between him and Viktor Yanukovych, the government-supported candidate. The Ukrainian Supreme Court called for the run-off election to be repeated because of widespread election fraud in favor of Viktor Yanukovych in the original voting. Yushchenko won in the revote (52% to 44%). Public protests prompted by the electoral fraud played a major role in that presidential election and led to Ukraine's Orange Revolution.

An assassination attempt was made on Yushchenko through dioxin poisoning in 2004 which left him severely disfigured.

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