Quantcast

Latest Viktor Yanukovich Stories

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...

2006-08-03 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....

2006-08-02 20:45:31

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Western-leaning Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko proposed opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister on Thursday in a deal that is likely to hand over huge powers to his pro-Moscow rival. Yushchenko said he decided to propose Yanukovich -- the man he defeated in the 2004 "Orange Revolution" -- after extracting written guarantees that he would not try to overturn market reforms and pro-Western policies. But there were no details on...

2006-08-02 15:18:11

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president was deciding whether to dissolve parliament on Wednesday as a deadline approached for him to end months of deadlock with his rivals over forming a coalition government. The constitution gives President Viktor Yushchenko until midnight (2100 GMT) to disband parliament or agree to Viktor Yanukovich, leader of the pro-Moscow opposition Regions party, being named prime minister. In a last-minute attempt to cut a deal that would...

2006-08-02 13:01:15

By Yuri Kulikov KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president was wrestling with the choice of dissolving parliament or nominating his rival as prime minister on Wednesday after last-ditch talks in which he sought to win guarantees for his Western-leaning policies. The constitution gives President Viktor Yushchenko until midnight (2100 GMT) to disband parliament and call new elections -- a high-risk move -- or agree to Viktor Yanukovich, leader of the opposition Regions party, heading a...

2006-08-02 04:06:06

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president will make a last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to win guarantees for his Western-leaning policies as he faces a deadline to either nominate a rival as prime minister or dissolve parliament. President Viktor Yushchenko wants to secure a commitment from pro-Moscow Viktor Yanukovich, leader of the opposition Regions party, that he would keep moving ex-Soviet Ukraine closer to Europe if he becomes premier. Yushchenko is pushing for...

2006-08-01 08:29:30

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko held make-or-break talks on a coalition government with a political rival on Tuesday after threatening to dissolve parliament in a bid to force concessions from him. Analysts said Yushchenko wanted the Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich to commit himself to pro-Western policies such as seeking membership of NATO and the European Union in exchange for the president nominating him as prime minister. They said...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
Related