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Pro-Russian protesters remove emblem from government building in Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters remove emblem from government building in Ukraine

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine, April 15 (UPI) -- Pro-Russian activists who are occupying government buildings in Sloviansk removed the Ukrainian coat of arms and flag from the front of city hall Tuesday.
Aileen Graef
Factions of Ukraine's parliament trade blows

Factions of Ukraine's parliament trade blows

KIEV, Ukraine, April 8 (UPI) -- Members of the Ukrainian parliament traded blows during a tense session in which nationalist and separatist factions blamed each other for the recent unrest.
Aileen Graef
Protests reignite in Ukraine

Protests reignite in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, April 7 (UPI) -- Protests reignited in Ukraine after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in eastern Ukraine on Sunday.
Aileen Graef
Kiev standing up to Russia's Gazprom

Kiev standing up to Russia's Gazprom

KIEV, Ukraine, April 7 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian government won't bow to pressure from the Kremlin by accepting a rise in natural gas prices, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Ukraine zoo animals at risk of starvation on ousted president's estate

Ukraine zoo animals at risk of starvation on ousted president's estate

KIEV, Ukraine, April 4 (UPI) -- Animals at the zoo on Yanukovych's estate are at risk of starvation after zoo staff fled when anti-government protesters stormed the grounds.
Aileen Graef
Yanukovych: 'Crimea is a part of Ukraine'

Yanukovych: 'Crimea is a part of Ukraine'

April 2 (UPI) -- Former President Viktor Yanukovych said that the Russian annexation of Crimea is a "tragedy" and he hopes the peninsula will one day rejoin Ukraine.
Aileen Graef
Anti-annexation Crimeans resigned to Russian rule

Anti-annexation Crimeans resigned to Russian rule

April 2 (UPI) -- Crimeans who opposed annexation to Russia seem resigned to occupation, with no indication of protest or opposition.
Ed Adamczyk
Regal Petroleum dinged, but operating normally in Ukraine

Regal Petroleum dinged, but operating normally in Ukraine

April 1 (UPI) -- Regal Petroleum said Tuesday its operations in Ukraine are operating normally despite the political turmoil, though audits of its assets produced mixed results.
Daniel J. Graeber
Learn energy lessons from Ukraine, North Dakota Sen. says

Learn energy lessons from Ukraine, North Dakota Sen. says

March 28 (UPI) -- Energy security threats in Eastern Europe are indicative of how important it is for North America to develop its own reserves, a North Dakota senator said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Energy company JKX unfazed by Ukraine's troubles

Energy company JKX unfazed by Ukraine's troubles

March 28 (UPI) -- Despite recent political turmoil, JKX Oil & Gas, a company focused on Ukraine, said its shale gas production was in line with expectations.
Daniel J. Graeber
Yulia Tymoshenko, former prime minister, to run for President of Ukraine

Yulia Tymoshenko, former prime minister, to run for President of Ukraine

March 27 (UPI) -- Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Ukrainan prime minister and polarizing opposition leader, announces plans to run for president Thursday.
JC Sevcik
IMF to provide Ukraine with $18 billion over next two years

IMF to provide Ukraine with $18 billion over next two years

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Ukraine reached an agreement with the IMF to potentially access $27 billion, with the lender agreeing to provide $18 billion in support over the next two years.
Ananth Baliga

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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South Stream good for Europe, Gazprom says

South Stream good for Europe, Gazprom says

March 25 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it placed a high priority on developing the South Stream gas pipeline network for the benefit of European consumers.
Daniel J. Graeber
EU, Ukraine sign historic political association agreement

EU, Ukraine sign historic political association agreement

KIEV, Ukraine, March 21 (UPI) -- Leaders from the European Union and Ukraine signed a landmark political pact Friday symbolizing the bloc's support for Ukraine as it emerges from revolution.
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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.

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