Former Ukrainian president urges national dialogue

Former Ukrainian president urges national dialogue

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko spoke in parliament Monday, urging national dialogue to address the political crisis.
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Police storm protesters' camp in Kiev's Independence Square

Police storm protesters' camp in Kiev's Independence Square

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- An army of police waded into the protesters' encampment in Kiev's Independence Square early Wednesday to disperse anti-Ukrainian government demonstrators.

Ukraine's Yuschenko bounced from party

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former Ukraine President Viktor Yuschenko has been kicked out of the Our Ukraine party in a debt dispute, party officials said Saturday.
Protests recall Ukraine Orange Revolution

Protests recall Ukraine Orange Revolution

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Five people marking the eighth anniversary of the Ukrainian Orange Revolution were arrested for petty hooliganism, police said Friday.
Ukraine president wants to join NATO

Ukraine president wants to join NATO

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The president of Ukraine urges its speedy admission to NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Georgia.

Tymoshenko elected Ukraine prime minister

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian parliament Tuesday voted to back pro-West Yulia Tymoshenko for prime minister by one vote.

EU urges further Ukraine reform

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Leaders of the European Union called on Ukraine to get its political house in order so it can move forward with needed government and economic reforms.

Yanukovich: NATO not a sure thing

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Viktor Yanukovich, the pro-Russian prime minister of Ukraine, says NATO membership should be a joint decision by all the country's leaders.

H5N1 virus detected in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Russian researchers say a strain of bird flu found in Ukraine could threaten human health, Itar-Tass reported Friday.

Leader says poison made in Ukraine lab

KIEV, Ukraine, July 1 (UPI) -- The dioxin used to poison Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko while he was still a candidate was made inside the country and not in Russia.

Ukraine 'strategic partner,' WH says

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Counter-proliferation efforts and Ukraine WTO membership will feature in talks between Presidents Bush and Viktor Yuschenko, the White House said Friday.

Yuschenko to become Ukraine's head Sunday

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Ukrainian officials set a Sunday inauguration for the nation's third president, the pro-western Viktor Yuschenko who won election by 2 million votes.

Yanukovych may lead opposition

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Ukraine's defeated presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych may become opposition leader after the winner Viktor Yuschenko takes over the reins.

Woman may become Ukraine premier

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Ukraine's opposition leader Yulia Timoshenko says she will become the next prime minister after the inauguration of Viktor Yuschenko as president.

Election crisis continues in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Two members of Ukraine's Central Election Commission have withdrawn their backing of Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich's victory.
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Viktor Yuschenko
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yuschenko walk before CIS summit in Minsk, Belarus on November 28, 2006. The heads of 11 former Soviet republics on Tuesday opened a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States expected to focus on reforming the 15-year-old organization. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian:  Віктор Андрійович Ющенко (help·info)) (born February 23, 1954) is a former 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 runoff spot during the 2010 Ukrainian Presidential Election.

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 presidency through a repeat runoff election between him and Viktor Yanukovych, the government-supported candidate. The Ukrainian Supreme Court called for the runoff election to be repeated because of widespread election fraud in favor of Viktor Yanukovych in the original vote. 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.

Following an alleged assassination attempt in late 2004, Yushchenko was confirmed to have ingested hazardous amounts of TCDD: the most potent dioxin and a contaminant in Agent Orange. He suffered disfigurement as a result of the poisoning, but has been slowly recovering in recent years.

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