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2011-02-26 05:54:00

KYIV, Ukraine, February 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen praised Ukraine's participation in a number of NATO missions. Rasmussen made this statement during his two-day visit to Ukraine."I would like to sincerely thank Ukraine for its participation in NATO missions at Balkans, Afghanistan, and maintaining maritime security. These missions strengthen peace and stability," said Rasmussen at the meeting with Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych. The...

2010-12-29 05:53:00

KIEV, Ukraine, December 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukrainian corvette Ternopil has participated in NATO's Operation Active Endeavour for the fifth time. The Operation was launched for the first time by the Alliance after the 9/11 terrorist attack and aims to detect and deter terrorist activity in the Mediterranean Sea region. Ukraine was the first amongst non-member states to join the operation. "The trip was of great importance for our country. Ukraine has once again demonstrated its...

2006-09-05 09:10:00

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich, back in office nearly two years after his "Orange Revolution" defeat, vowed on Tuesday to oversee faster reform, but Ukraine's main opposition leader dismissed his promises as meaningless. Yanukovich was humiliated when he lost the re-run of a presidential election to Viktor Yushchenko, who was backed by thousands of demonstrators demanding reform of the ex-Soviet republic. The original vote, which pro-Moscow Yanukovich won,...

2006-01-13 15:19:57

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - The man defeated by President Viktor Yushchenko in the "Orange Revolution" denounced the Ukrainian leader's rule on Friday as impotent and backed parliament's dismissal of his cabinet ahead of a key election. Viktor Yanukovich, the Kremlin's preferred candidate in the 2004 presidential campaign won by Yushchenko after mass protests, heads the party leading opinion polls for the March parliamentary election. Ukraine is locked in a constitutional...

2005-09-08 10:56:46

By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States played down a political crisis in Ukraine that prompted President Viktor Yushchenko to sack his government on Thursday but said it was vital he speed up the pace of reforms. U.S. State Department official Kurt Volker said Kiev should not expect an invitation to deepen its ties with NATO until it showed more proof of democratic and military reforms since the "Orange Revolution" of late last year. But he said Yushchenko's move to...

2005-09-08 08:02:59

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko sacked his government on Thursday as the team which led the "Orange Revolution" less than a year ago broke apart amid infighting and accusations of mass graft. Yushchenko, who has pledged to stamp out the corruption widespread under his long-serving predecessor Leonid Kuchma, told a news conference he would ask regional governor Yury Yekhanurov, 57, to form a new team. But he sought not to alienate completely...

2005-09-08 04:24:24

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - A key ally of Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko resigned on Thursday as a growing scandal over allegations of corruption threatened to tear apart his young pro-Western government. In a move that could weaken Yushchenko after only nine months in office following the country's "Orange Revolution," close aide Petro Poroshenko said he had stepped down as secretary of the National Defense and Security Council. Yushchenko suffered a further blow...

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2004-12-01 03:00:05

KIEV, Ukraine - With Ukraine's opposition and government awaiting a Supreme Court decision on disputed presidential elections, international mediators were renewing efforts Wednesday to defuse a tense situation that has provoked massive protests. But the hurdles were high after the last internationally brokered negotiations broke down over accusations by the opposition that the government was trying to consolidate its flagging authority by dragging out talks. Opposition candidate Viktor...


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