President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine

Reflect on the fact that Yushchenko has a favourability rating of 2.
One wonders why Yushchenko is playing this particular game of chicken.
In short, Yushchenko is attempting to hold Europe at knifepoint whilst GWB is still president (as he shall be for the next 11 days.
Do not forget that Yushchenko has honoured Bandera and Shukhevich, who were both murderers and bandits.
On Saturday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Timoshenko said that President Viktor Yushchenko must resign, as he is weakening the Ukrainian economy deliberately.
President Yushchenko was not shy in his attempts to force a meeting and agreement between the Patriarchs of Constantinople and Moscow during the recent celebrations of the 1,020th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia in Kiev! It is clear to everyone that one reason for the deterioration of the health of the patriarch and his sudden death was his most difficult mission to the Ukraine this summer.
Is that why Yushchenko is silent about his bloody rule? Kosior wasnt a moskal, to be sure! Truth accuses the Galician Uniates, yet again.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has sponsored splashy and lurid events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the so-called Holodomyr, that is, the artificial famine in the USSR that was a consequence of the Soviet policy of forced collectivisation.
Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko is hoping that standing firm against Russia in the dispute over gas prices will bring him closer to Europe, Bloomberg's James M.
Yushchenko denies wrongdoing, noting that Ukraine has the right to sell arms to any country not under international sanctions, including Georgia.
For his part, Yushchenko has vowed to continue Ukraine's arms sales to Georgia.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has said in an interview with The Times that NATO should resist Russian pressure and make an historic offer of membership to Ukraine:Viktor Yushchenko said that Ukraine was devoted to winning support for a Membership Action Plan (MAP) at next months summit of Nato foreign ministers despite opposition in Moscow and a bitter political crisis at home that has split the pro-Western Orange coalition.
I am sure that the ball is not on the Ukrainian side of the field, Ukraine has done everything it had to do, President Yushchenko said in an interview with The Times.
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In August 2005, Yushchenko joined with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in signing the Borjomi Declaration, which called for the creation of an institution of international cooperation, The Community of Democratic Choice, to bring together the democracies and incipient democracies in the region around the Baltic, Black and Caspian Seas.
Yushchenko has five children and two grandchildren: sons Andriy (1985) and Taras (2004), daughters Vitalina (1980), Sophia (1999) and Chrystyna (2000), grandchildren Domenika (2000) and Victor (2005.
Yushchenko was born in the town of Khoruzhivka, located in an agricultural region in northeastern Ukraine, which at that time was part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR.
By the time the USSR broke apart in 1991, Yushchenko had established himself as a highly successful and respected banker.
Following his inauguration on January 23, Yushchenko was faced with the daunting challenge of mending the bitter regional divisions in Ukraine.
In addition, Andrey Yushchenko has become a patron of Kiev's most expensive night clubs and restaurants.
Andrey Yushchenko is a student of the Kiev Institute of International Relations.
As soon as Yushchenko took the office of the president, the above-mentioned preferences changed: NATO became the first priority, whereas Ukraine's EU membership was pushed into the background and forgotten.
Once a cautious and loyal technocrat, Mr Yushchenko took over the presidency in January 2005, promising to deliver radical political change.
Mr Yushchenko says his poisoning in 2004 nearly killed him.
Mr Yushchenko is not a "Zapadenets" - a native of western Ukraine, where pro-Europe and anti-Russian sentiment is strongest and where he now enjoys the highest support.
After managing to reduce the impact of the Russian debt default in 1998, Mr Yushchenko was appointed Ukrainian prime minister by President Kuchma.
Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko has sacked his entire 7-month-old government amid political squabbling among its members.
Newly sworn-in Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has named radical ally Yulia Tymoshenko acting prime minister.
Viktor Yushchenko has been sworn in as Ukraine's new president, closing a tumultuous chapter for the country.
Viktor Yushchenko was born in 1954 in a village in the northeastern region of Sumy, an area dominated by Russian speakers.
Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has said Ukraine will finally be free after declaring himself the winner of the rerun of fraud-filled presidential elections.
The chief of staff to Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko says he was warned more than four months ago that the politician's life could be in danger.
Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko says he is convinced Ukrainian authorities were behind the attempt to poison him with dioxin, but has declined to name anyone specific.
The doctor who has overseen the treatment in Vienna of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko says the diagnosis of dioxin poisoning is "rock solid," but says more information must be obtained before medical authorities can determine the candidate's prognosis.
Dioxin poisoning caused the disfiguring illness afflicting Ukrainian opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, doctors at an Austrian hospital said Saturday.
Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko has called the results of Ukraine's election "fraudulent" but promised there would be no violence from the thousands of demonstrators packed into Kiev's Independence Square.
Ukraine's Liberal opposition challenger Viktor Yushchenko has said he does not recognize the election of Ukraine's prime minister as president and has called for a country-wide "political strike.
Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has promised more protests against an election he calls fraudulent.
Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko was born on February 23, 1954 in the village of Khoruzhivka, Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Yushchenko is a patron of music and the arts, and in his spare time skis, raises bees, collects antiques, and works on various artistic endeavors.
1991-93)Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), (1993-99)While at NBU, Yushchenko was involved in developing key monetary, fiscal, and credit policies for the new nation.
Georgian tanks pilots have been trained in Kiev Ukraine.
2004Tests show that Ukrainian opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned with a large dose of dioxin.
2004The re-run of the second round of the Ukrainian presidential election takes pla Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko is declared the victor.
Yushchenko had won in the revote (52% to 44.
Early lifeViktor Andriyovych Yushchenko was born on February 23, 1954 in KhoruzhivkaKhoruzhivka Khoruzhivka is a village located in the Sums'ka Oblast' in northern Ukraine.
In 1993, Yushchenko was appointed Chairman of the National Bank of UkraineNational Bank of Ukraine The National Bank of Ukraine is the central bank of Ukraine.
Since the end of his term as prime minister, Yushchenko has become a charismaCharisma OverviewThe word charisma, "gift" or "divine favor," from kharizesthai, "to favor," from kharis, "favor") refers to a.
Since his term as prime minister, Yushchenko had slightly modernized his political platform, adding social partnership and other liberalLiberalism Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political val.
Yushchenko built his campaignPolitical campaign A political campaign is an organized effort to influence the decision making process within a group.
On December 11, Austrian doctors confirmed Yushchenko had been poisoned with TCDD dioxin, and had more than 6,000 times the usual concentration in his body.
and a chief suspect in the case, has claimed again in an interview with BBC that presidential candidate Yushchenko was not poisoned in 2004, and the results of expertises on the case were falsified.
During his tenure, significant economic progress was made in Ukraine, but after a confrontation with coal-mining and natural gas leaders, Yushchenko was ousted by the Communists in the Ukrainian parliament.
Since then, the charismatic Yushchenko was the leader of the opposition to president Leonid Kuchma, and he has gained a reputation as a pro-West, moderate Ukrainian nationalist who believes in the privatization of the economy.
A run-off was held on November 21, 2004, and while exit polls indicated that Yushchenko had won, the final vote tally indicated a victory for Yanukovych.
Viktor Yushchenko is married to Kateryna Yushchenko-Chumachenko, an American of Ukrainian descent who previously served as an official for the US State Department.
Yushchenko was initially declared the loser after a runoff with Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, but the vote was marred by fraud.
figure in a conspiracy to defraud the West of over $600 million.
The poisoning of Yushchenko is a cock-and-bull story.
stumped Yushchenko's physicians for months.
condition Yushchenko is said to have – develops months to years after exposure.
from the Rudolfinerhaus clinic show conclusively that Yushchenko had pancreatitis.
Test results released from Rudolfinerhaus show conclusively that Yushchenko had pancreatitis and an enlarged liver, both of which are common sequelae of alcoholism.
But Yushchenko has made early symbolic moves, such as replacing 18,000 state officials to show his determination to reform the bureaucracy.
But Yushchenko says the review will revisit only the most notorious cases and promises that new sales will be open to foreigners.
Like his father, Yushchenko has had to pay a price for his beliefs.
Despite these achievements, Yushchenko was forced out of office in April, 2001, when his rising popularity made him a threat to President Leonid Kuchma and the clan of businessmen around him.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko discussed his country's political system and the threat of increased pressure from Moscow at this CFR meeting.
Yushchenko said the moment is ripe for bolstering Ukraine's democracy and improving its security by taking steps toward NATO accession--particularly given the recent split between Yushchenko's party and that of Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko, which resulted in the dissolution of the Ukrainian government.
FREELAND:  Usually it's journalists who get politicians in trouble, but President Yushchenko has now gotten me in trouble because of my absolute failure to discipline him on the length of his speech.
Yushchenko was born in the village of Khoruzhivka in Sums'ka oblast', into the family of a teacher.
In December 1999, Yushchenko was nominated as Prime Minister by President Leonid Kuchma and was ratified in this post by an overwhelming majority of 296-12 in parliament.
Since then, Yushchenko has remained the leader and public face of the Our Ukraine group (Ukrainian: fraktsiya "Nasha Ukrayina.
Yushchenko is married to Kateryna Yushchenko-Chumachenko (his second wife.
In other words, poisoning, which Yushchenko has claimed was the work of agents of the government.
On 8 December 2004, Dr Nikolai Korpan, who treated Yushchenko in Vienna at the, announced his finding that Yushchenko had been "deliberately" poisoned, and that the specific poison will be identified within days.
While it is not clear who cancelled the negotiations, it is clear that Yushchenko has not conceded defeat.
Yushchenko was elected president on December 26, 2004, after weeks of turmoil that thrust his country into chaos.
For the example he set of political courage throughout the world, Viktor Yushchenko was honored with the 2005 John F.
Viktor Yushchenko is a Profile in Courage for the ages, and I know my brother would be immensely proud of him.
A Ukrainian reformist politician, Yushchenko was elected president on December 26, 2004, after weeks of turmoil that thrust his country into chaos.
Yushchenko is best known within the international community for his record as Prime Minister of Ukraine.
In the process, Yushchenko and his allies unsettled the country's oligarchs and in 2001 Yushchenko was fired by President Leonid Kuchma.
Yushchenko is married to Kateryna Chumachenko, a US.
Viktor Yushchenko was chosen as the recipient of the John F.
Viktor Yushchenko is the president of Ukraine.
Yushchenko is married to Kateryna Yushchenko-Chumachenko.
Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko was elected president of Ukraine in December 2004, having survived an attempt on his life by his political opposition.
Viktor Yushchenko is not very bright.
Presidential Candidate Poisoned by the SBU!Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko was elected president of Ukraine in December 2004, having survived an attempt on his life by his political opposition.
Yushchenko was born on February 23, 1954 in the village of Khoruzhivka, Sumy oblast, into a family of teachers.
In December 1999, Yushchenko was nominated to be the prime minister of Ukraine by President Leonid Kuchma.
On December 11, Austrian doctors confirmed that Yushchenko was poisoned with TCDD dioxin.
Yushchenko has linked the poisoning to a dinner with a group of senior Ukrainian officials, including the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Ihor Smeshko, on the evening before Yushchenko fell ill.
Public protests prompted by the election fraud played a major role in the election, and the term Orange Revolution, of which Yushchenko is considered a leader, is applied to both the protests and the election itself.
Yushchenko is married to Kateryna Mykhailivna Yushchenko.
MuziekYushchenko has paid great tribute to Ukrainian singer Nazariy Yarmechuk and loved his voice and songs.
FilmsWhen the film "The Undefeated" was first played at Ukrainian cinemas, Viktor Yushchenko was prime minister at the time and was one of the first people to see it.
Born On February 23, 1954 in the village of Khoruzhivka, Sumy oblast, into a family of teachers.
Viktor Yushchenko has been and most probably will always be more than happy to meet his fellow Ukrainians and hear what they have to say.
KIEV, January 15 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine will restart Russian gas transit to Europe if Moscow provides 320 million cubic meters of gas a day and the necessary technical gas, President Viktor Yushchenko said on Thursday.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko sent several thousands of military men to the Ukrainian capital Saturday to demonstrate his strict control over security forces amid the political dispute with the nation's prime minister that raised fears of violence after months of poliworld-news, viktor-yushchenko, kiev, security-forces54 Ukraine leader calls new electionApr 2 - Seeded by David WellingtonSource: BBC NewsUkrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has dissolved parliament and called a snap election, in an escalation of the country's political crisis.
Viktor Yushchenko was Prime Minister of Ukraine from December 1999 to April 2001.
In 2004 Yushchenko was elected the president of Ukraine in the countrys first free election.
Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko was born to a teachers family on February 23, 1954, in the village of Khoruzhivka in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine.
After earning his graduate degree in finance and credit from the Ukrainian Institute of Economics and Agricultural Management in 1984, Yushchenko was appointed Deputy Director for Agricultural Crediting for the Ukraine branch of the USSR State Bank.
Because of his success, Yushchenko was able to restore public trust in government, something that was destroyed through years of political corruption.
Yushchenko was running against Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.
By December 2004, doctors had determined that Yushchenko had been the victim of dioxin poisoning.
Yushchenko had a dioxin level six thousand times greater than that normally found in the bloodstream.
Though not entirely ruling out Russias involvement, Yushchenko is quoted on his Web site as saying Im sure that even though some people are running from the investigation, we will get them.
Exit polls (the unofficial tally of votes at the end of an election) on November 21 showed that Yushchenko had an 11 percent lead over Yanukovych.
Viktor Yushchenko was declared the official winner and was sworn into office on January 23, 2005, in Kiev.
Russia is a political and economic powerhouse, and Yushchenko was not the president Putin was hoping to deal with.
There is no doubt Yushchenko was making drastic and sweeping changes.
Yushchenko has been highly criticized for his emotional response to his sons predicament.
Lavelle considered Yushchenkos comments to be the same as an admission of how little has been done to deal with corrupt government officials since Yushchenko took office.
Yushchenko had promised citizens that the case would reach the courts by May 2005.
Yushchenko has been criticized for hiring incompetent lawyers, and it is considered fact that Kuchma had been buying off people in the case whose knowledge might help solve the crime.
Yushchenko was being held accountable for that lack of progress and justice in the Gongadze murder.
Early lifeViktor Andriyovych Yushchenko was born on February 23, 1954 in Khoruzhivka, Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, into a family of teachers.
In 1993, Yushchenko was appointed Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine (Ukraine's central bank.
Since then, Yushchenko has remained the leader and public face of the "Our Ukraine" ("Nasha Ukrayina") parliament faction.
Yushchenko was widely regarded as the moderate political leader of the anti-Kuchma opposition, since other opposition parties were less influential and had fewer seats in parliament.
Since the end of his term as prime minister, Yushchenko has become a charismatic political figure popular among Ukrainians in the western and central regions of the country.
As a politician, Viktor Yushchenko is widely perceived as a mixture of Western-oriented and moderate Ukrainian nationalist.
Since becoming the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko has been an honorary leader of "Our Ukraine" party.
Since his term as prime minister, Yushchenko had slightly modernized his political platform, adding social partnership and other liberal slogans to older ideas of European integration, including Ukraine's joining NATO, and fighting corruption.
Yushchenko built his campaign on face-to-face communication with voters, since the government prevented most major TV channels from providing equal coverage to candidates.
Michael Zimpfer of the Rudolfinerhaus clinic declared that Yushchenko had eaten or drunk TCDD dioxin and had 1,000 times the usual concentration in his body.
Since 2005, Yushchenko has been treated by a team of doctors led by Professor Jean Saurat at the University of Geneva Hospital.
In June 2008, David Zhvania, a former political ally of Yushchenko and an ex-minister in the cabinet of Yulia Tymoshenko, claimed in an interview with BBC that Yushchenko had not been poisoned in 2004 and that laboratory results in the case had been falsified.
In September 2004, Yushchenko was taken ill with symptoms that appeared to be consistent with dioxin poisoning.
In early December 2004, doctors at the Rudolfinerhaus clinic in Austria, which had been treating Yushchenko, announced that Yushchenko had indeed been a victim of dioxin poisoning.
Mr Nouvellon also contacted international media, including the Financial Times, offering evidence that Mr Yushchenko had not been poisoned.
She doesn't believe Yushchenko was poisoned.
Margolis: Saurat says Yushchenko had dioxin levels in his blood 10,000 times above normal.
Margolis: Yushchenko is no longer facing such severe pain.
The soft-spoken Yushchenko is very much an International Monetary Fund kind of man, committed to liberalizing the state-run economy.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has changed the very nature of his country.
Yushchenko has become an authentic statesman precisely because he has not sought power for himself but has instead sought truth and integrity for his fellow citizens.
Yushchenko took his place at the negotiating table and peacefully secured a rerun of the elections, which he went on to win.
That success would have been impossible if Yushchenko had not put the public good above his own sense of personal wrong.
Proof that Mr Yushchenko was deliberately poisoned would be a devastating blow for his rival, the Prime Minister, Viktor Yanukovych, as the two candidates prepare for a repeat of a presidential run-off on December 26.
Mr Yushchenko had said recently that he would soon reveal proof that his opponents had tried to assassinate him, but a spokeswoman said he had no plans to travel to Vienna.
He said Mr Yushchenko was no longer having injections, but was taking a combination of vitamins and medicine to boost his immune system.
But Viktor Pinchuk, Mr Kuchmas billionaire son-in-law, said in a recent interview he did not believe that there was evidence that Mr Yushchenko was poisoned.
New tests reveal the level of dioxin in the blood of Ukrainian presidential candidate Victor Yushchenko is more than 6,000 times higher than normal, an expert said.
Confirmation that Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko was disfigured by dioxin draws attention to suspicious cases in Russia in which poison may have been used to silence political foes and settle business scores.
Supporters of opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko expressed little surprise Saturday over revelations from a hospital in Austria that he was poisoned.
A former accountant and economist, Yushchenko was appointed head of Ukraine's national bank in 1993, shortly after the country gained independence from the former Soviet Union.
Yushchenko was made prime minister in 1999 by president (and longtime Ukrainian power-broker) Leonid Kuchma.
In the presidential elections of 2004, Yushchenko was considered the pro-western candidate, while Yanukovych had the support of both Kuchma and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Ultimately the country's Supreme Court ruled that the results would stand, and Yushchenko was inaugurated as president in January of 2005.
In August of 2006 Yushchenko accepted the appointment of his rival Yanukovych to the position of prime minister.
In early December of 2004, doctors in Austria who had tested Yushchenko said he appeared to have been poisoned with the chemical dioxin, which possibly had been concealed in soup.
President Viktor Yushchenko said here Wednesday that Ukraine did not take any actions aimed at blocking the flow of Russian natural gas to Europe.
WARSAW, January 14 (RIA Novosti) - President Viktor Yushchenko has insisted that Ukraine should pay $205 per 1,000 cubic meters for Russian gas and said the price for Slovakia should be no higher than.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko regards as useful the idea of holding a trilateral summit of the heads of state and governments of Ukraine, Russia and EU countries consuming Russian natural gas.
Ukraine is ready to prove in court that it has never stolen gas from Russia, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has said.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has denied reports alleging that he had instructed Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to cancel her visit to Moscow while she was already flying to the Russian capit.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has called for returning to the method of Russian natural gas transit through Ukraine that existed before December 31, 2008.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has asked politicians not to interfere in the negotiations process on gas transit and supply through the territory of Ukraine but let the specialists deal with it.
DPA FINANCE Russia Energy Ukraine EXTRA: Ukraine's Yushchenko says contract with Russia needed = Kiev Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko on Tuesday saida contract regulating natural gas expor.
Ukraine's incumbent President Viktor Yushchenko has lost almost every chance to win the upcoming presidential elections, according to a nationwide social poll led by the Democratic Initiatives foundat.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has ordered the government to ensure Russian gas transit to Europe.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has invited the Verkhovna Rada to discuss cooperation in the gas sector, Rada speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn has said.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has ordered the Prosecutor General's Office to verify claims of the alleged illegal taking of gas from Ukrainian pipelines, presidential press secretary Iryna Van.
Who are the people around Yushchenko? The fact that Yushchenko is easily influenced by his close associates, always have been and is likely to remain one of the arguments against him during the election propaganda of his opponents.
Yes, Yushchenko takes into account the opinions of those he trusts.
During the last elections he was on the “Our Ukraine” list, but Yushchenko has learned to identify him only in parliament.
Let’s say, Yushchenko has got a toothache.
Petro Yushchenko is very religious, and he influences his brother in this area of life.
Yushchenko has some sympathy for Taruta, he finds him the most civilized oligarch of Kuchma’s reign, and appreciates his interest in Scythian culture and the culture of Trypillya.
He has tried so hard to stop these deals from coming through but his influence on Yushchenko was very insignificant.
Yushchenko has only spoken to him twice during over a half year period of time.
Moreover, Poroshenko was a topic Yushchenko discussed with Javier Solana as well.
Yushchenko has forgotten the continuous confrontations he had had with Tymoshenko.
In the same location, in the constellation of ambitious young generation, there is Ksenia Liyapina, who Yushchenko had noticed when he was the prime minister.
Yuri Lutsenko is the closest one amidst them, Yushchenko has a lot of respect for him, although he is often being criticised that the police reform does not go ahead as quickly as it should.