We need an alliance of gas transiting, exporting and producing countriesOutside View: Moscow relief at higher cost Nov 30, 2007
We've become convinced that the irresponsible and illegal actions of the bureaucrats from the presidential entourage who tried to remove the prosecutor general sparked off controversy and conflictYanukovich attacks dismissal of prosecutor May 25, 2007
European security should not be divided in a way that benefits certain countries only, such as Poland and the Czech RepublicUkraine premier calls for missile talks Mar 02, 2007
I am convinced the authorities will now make balanced and collective decisionsYanukovich: NATO not a sure thing Aug 07, 2006
We need to find mutually beneficial solutions and use them to build our relationsGazprom, Ukraine talk gas prices in Kiev May 24, 2011
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.