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2008-09-05 12:00:13

The leader of the main opposition Party of Regions, Viktor Yanukovych, has called on all political forces to unite efforts in overcoming the unfolding political crisis. Speaking in a live TV address, Yanukovych criticized the ruling coalition for its inability to work in concert, and urged unity. He hailed what he described as the unblocking of parliament's work, with the Party of Regions voting together with Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko's bloc, but denied any talks on a new coalition as...

2008-09-05 09:00:02

By Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine -- Vice President Dick Cheney insisted that Georgia will join NATO and backed its attempts to rebuild from its war with Russia on Thursday, using a trip to former Soviet republics as a show of U.S. support for their pro-Western leaders. Cheney flew to Kiev from Georgia, where he denounced Russia's "illegitimate, unilateral attempt" to redraw the U.S. ally's borders by force. "Georgia will be in our alliance," Cheney told reporters while standing...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

Olha Bohomolets, President Viktor Yushchenko's doctor at the time of his poisoning in 2004, has spoken about the details of the illness and the treatment. She confirmed that there was no doubt that it was caused by dioxin. It was perfectly proper, she said, to put a dermatologist in charge his treatment in Switzerland. The following is the text of the interview Bohomolets gave to Mustafa Nayem entitled "Olha Bohomolets: Why I didn't tell the truth about the president's illness", published on...

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,...

2006-08-04 11:48:44

By Yuri Kulikov KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament approved Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister on Friday, sealing the comeback of the Moscow-leaning politician after his humiliation in the "Orange Revolution" two years ago. He will share power with President Viktor Yushchenko, the man who defeated him in 2004. The president said he had cast-iron guarantees from Yanukovich that he would not try to reverse the revolution's pro-Western principles. Yanukovich, who held the prime...

2006-08-04 05:29:31

By Yuri Kulikov KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament prepared on Friday to approve Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister, sealing the comeback of the Moscow-leaning politician after his humiliation in the "Orange Revolution" two years ago. "I am itching to get down to work," said Yanukovich. He will now share power with President Viktor Yushchenko, the man who defeated him in 2004. The president said he had cast-iron guarantees from Yanukovich that he would not try to reverse the...

2006-08-04 03:15:47

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament began a session on Friday where deputies were expected to vote in Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister and agree on the line-up of his coalition cabinet. Yanukovich, the man defeated by President Viktor Yushchenko in the "Orange Revolution" two years ago, is expected easily to gather the required majority in the 450-seat parliament. "I think today we will vote to appoint the prime minister and will also appoint the cabinet line-up," said Rinat...

2006-08-03 03:45:30

By Christian Lowe KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, humiliated in the 2004 "Orange Revolution," was set to celebrate a political comeback on Thursday after President Viktor Yushchenko backed him to be prime minister. The pro-Western Yushchenko, architect of the revolution that overturned the old order in Ukraine, reluctantly chose "co-habitation" with the Moscow-leaning Yanukovich in the early hours of Thursday to end four months of political deadlock. Parliament was...

2006-08-03 02:11:16

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, humiliated in the 2004 "Orange Revolution," was set to celebrate a political comeback as prime minister on Thursday after his nemesis, President Viktor Yushchenko, supported him. The pro-Western Yushchenko, architect of the revolution that overturned the old order in Ukraine, reluctantly chose "co-habitation" with the Moscow-leaning Yanukovich in the early hours of Thursday to end four months of political deadlock....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'