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Ukraine's Poroshenko signs anti-graft legislation

Ukraine's Poroshenko signs anti-graft legislation

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed anti-graft legislation calling for the removal of civil servants with links to Soviet or pro-Russian governments.
Ed Adamczyk
Soccer rivals' fans unite in obscene anti-Putin song

Soccer rivals' fans unite in obscene anti-Putin song

BORISOV, Belarus, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Singing an obscene song about Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Boisov, Belarus, soccer match led to the detention of about 100 fans.
Ed Adamczyk
Putin says he welcomes Ukrainian stability

Putin says he welcomes Ukrainian stability

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) --Russian President Vladimir Putin said upcoming parliamentary elections could bring stability to Ukraine, something he would welcome.
Ed Adamczyk
Lenin statue falls in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Lenin statue falls in Kharkiv, Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine, Sept. 29 (UPI) --A large statue of Vladimir Lenin, a founder of the Soviet Union, was torn down during a rally in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
Poroshenko outlines ambitious reforms for Ukraine

Poroshenko outlines ambitious reforms for Ukraine

KIEV , Ukraine, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko detailed a modernization program for his country in a press conference in Kiev, adding that he expected peace soon.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukraine's President Poroshenko addresses joint session of U.S. Congress

Ukraine's President Poroshenko addresses joint session of U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Washington Thursday, where he delivered an address to a joint session of Congress and asked for lethal aid.
JC Finley
Ukrainian President dissolves Parliament, announces early elections

Ukrainian President dissolves Parliament, announces early elections

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 25 (UPI) --Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday the dissolution of the Parliament amid political deadlock and early elections to be held in October.
JC Finley
Ukraine's prime minister resigns

Ukraine's prime minister resigns

KIEV, Ukraine, July 24 (UPI) --Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk abruptly resigned his position Thursday over Parliament's failure to pass energy and military funding bills.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By United Press International
President Poroshenko: Ukraine will talk trade with Russia on July 11

President Poroshenko: Ukraine will talk trade with Russia on July 11

KIEV, Ukraine, July 1 (UPI) --Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that he plans to meet with Russian officials on July 11 regarding the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
JC Finley
Historic Ukraine-EU agreement will benefit Russia, says Poroshenko

Historic Ukraine-EU agreement will benefit Russia, says Poroshenko

KIEV, Ukraine, June 27 (UPI) --Ukraine's new Association Agreement with the European Union should be welcomed by Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday.
JC Finley
Ukraine signs historic trade deal with European Union

Ukraine signs historic trade deal with European Union

BRUSSELS, June 27 (UPI) --Ukraine signed an Association Agreement with the European Union that would increase trade with the 28-member bloc and help initiate democratic reform.
Ananth Baliga
Ukrainian refugees housed on former president's estate

Ukrainian refugees housed on former president's estate

KIEV, Ukraine, June 24 (UPI) --Several dozen refugees from the fighting in eastern Ukraine are being housed temporarily on the luxurious estate of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
Ed Adamczyk
Russia embraces Ukrainian peace plan

Russia embraces Ukrainian peace plan

KIEV , Ukraine, June 23 (UPI) --As Russia prepares a military maneuver involving 65,000 troops, the Kremlin reversed course and signified its support of a Ukrainian peace plan.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukraine's humanitarian situation worsens

Ukraine's humanitarian situation worsens

SLAVYANSK , Ukraine, June 13 (UPI) --Tens of thousands of eastern Ukraine residents have fled fighting in the area, prompting a growing humanitarian crisis.
Ed Adamczyk
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Ukraine's Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych smiles at a wreath laying ceremony for the monument of the first Ukrainian President Mykhailo Grushevsky in Kiev on August 23, 2006. On Thursday Ukraine will mark its 15th anniversary of independence. (UPI Photo/Sergey Starostenko)
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Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych (Ukrainian:  Віктор Федорович Янукович (help·info)) (born July 9, 1950) is a Ukrainian politician who has been the President of Ukraine since February 2010.

Yanukovych served as the Governor of Donetsk Oblast from 1997 to 2002. Subsequently he was Prime Minister of Ukraine from November 21, 2002 to December 31, 2004, under President Leonid Kuchma, and he was an unsuccessful candidate in the controversial 2004 presidential election, ultimately losing to Viktor Yushchenko. Yanukovych continued to lead his party, the Party of Regions, after the 2004 election, and he served as Prime Minister for a second time from August 4, 2006 to December 18, 2007 under President Yushchenko. On March 3, 2010, Yanukovych transferred the leadership of the party to Mykola Azarov.

Yanukovych was the top vote-getter in the first round of the January 2010 presidential election, and faced Yulia Tymoshenko in the second round of the election. Yanukovych won the second round of the election with 48.95% of the vote against Tymoshenko's 45.47%. He is thus the first directly elected president in Ukraine's history to win with less than 50% of the vote.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Viktor Yanukovych."
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