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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
Ukraine, Russia restart talks on gas supplies following Poroshenko's inauguration

Ukraine, Russia restart talks on gas supplies following Poroshenko's inauguration

BRUSSELS , June 9 (UPI) --A new round of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia over natural gas supplies begins Monday evening in Brussels, aided by the European Union.
Ed Adamczyk
Euromaidan leader and former professional boxer now mayor of Kiev

Euromaidan leader and former professional boxer now mayor of Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine, June 5 (UPI) --UDAR party leader Vitali Klitschko was sworn in as mayor of Kiev on Thursday morning.
JC Finley
Hunter Biden joins board of Ukraine gas company

Hunter Biden joins board of Ukraine gas company

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --Bursima, Ukraine's largest private oil and gas producer, has appointed Hunter Biden to its board of directors.
Kate Stanton
Former Ukrainian president's art collection on display in Kiev museum

Former Ukrainian president's art collection on display in Kiev museum

KIEV, Ukraine, May 9 (UPI) --The National Art Museum of Ukraine's newest exhibit involves artwork taken from the extravagant residence of former President Viktor Yanukovych.
Ed Adamczyk
Gas pipeline targeted in Odessa clashes

Gas pipeline targeted in Odessa clashes

ODESSA, Ukraine, May 5 (UPI) -- A natural gas pipeline running from the Ukrainian city of Odessa was set on fire curing clashes in the city, local officials said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Britain hosts talks over looted Ukrainian assets

Britain hosts talks over looted Ukrainian assets

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- A two-day meeting has convened in London, aimed at recovering assets believed to have been looted during the regime of deposed president Viktor Yanukovych.
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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