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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...

2006-07-06 17:58:40

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament elected veteran Socialist Oleksander Moroz as its speaker on Thursday, casting doubt over a prospective government coalition made up of backers of the 2004 "Orange Revolution." Moroz won 238 votes in the 450-seat assembly with support from the Regions Party, sympathetic to Moscow and led by Viktor Yanukovich, main loser of the revolution, and Communists. His election shattered an agreement clinched by three "orange" parties after...

2006-06-22 03:15:23

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Parties backing the "Orange Revolution" on Thursday signed a deal to form a coalition government aimed at keeping the pro-Western administration on course for bringing Ukraine into the European mainstream. The accord, nearly three months after elections, restores the unity of liberals who were behind mass protests that helped propel President Viktor Yushchenko to office late in 2004. Yulia Tymoshenko, to be reinstated as prime minister under the deal,...

2006-06-21 17:28:14

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Political parties backing the "Orange Revolution" planned on Thursday to sign a deal on a coalition government aimed at bringing Ukraine into the European mainstream. The accord, clinched nearly three months after an inconclusive election, restores the shattered unity of liberals who were behind the mass protests that helped propel President Viktor Yushchenko to office late in 2004. The deal will also reinstate Yulia Tymoshenko, Yushchenko's...

2006-06-21 12:21:56

By Yuri Kulikov KIEV (Reuters) - Political groups behind Ukraine's "Orange Revolution" said on Wednesday they had clinched a deal on a coalition government which could keep the country on its pro-Western path after nearly three months of divisive talks. The document on an "orange" coalition could be signed on Thursday, ending weeks of uncertainty following a national election in March. It also rules out any possibility of President Viktor Yushchenko dissolving parliament. Parties...

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 04:53:30

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Thursday he was sacking the government of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, saying it had lost its "team spirit." He said he would ask regional governor Yuri Yekhanurov to form a new cabinet. The pro-western Yushchenko made the announcements at a news conference called amid mounting divisions within the young government and allegations of high-level corruption that led to the resignation of two top officials earlier in the...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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