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#Viktor Yanukovych

# viktor-yanukovych - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Many polling stations closed as Ukraine votes in crucial presidential election

While turnout has been strong in Kiev, poll stations have remained closed in many eastern cities.

# viktor-yanukovych - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

'An anti-constitutional coup': Vladimir Putin isn't happy about events in Ukraine

The Russian president is addressing journalists in Moscow this morning.

# viktor-yanukovych - Friday 28 February, 2014

11 things Ukraine's ousted president said during his first public appearance

Viktor Yanukovych spoke to reporters at a news conference in the Russian city of Rostov-On-Don.

# viktor-yanukovych - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Ukraine's feared 'Berkut' riot police to be disbanded

The elite force were blamed for most of the deaths in the country’s capital last week. Nearly 100 people died in the violence.

# viktor-yanukovych - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Unity government to be formed in Kiev, as US stops just short of endorsing interim leader

The White House has called for a technocratic government to be installed to promote early elections.

# viktor-yanukovych - Monday 24 February, 2014

'Wanted for mass murder' --- Arrest warrant issued for toppled Ukraine leader Yanukovych

The interim interior minister posted on Facebook that the ousted president was wanted in connection with the “mass murder of peaceful citizens”.

# viktor-yanukovych - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Ousted Ukrainian President tried to flee but was stopped by border guards

Viktor Yanukovych’s plane was from leaving the country as Yulia Tymoshenko announces a bid for the presidency.

# viktor-yanukovych - Friday 21 February, 2014

The text of the deal to end crisis in Ukraine

Early elections have been called.

Ukrainian President Yanukovych gives in to early election demands

The Government has also agreed to constitutional changes and a national unity administration. Word is awaited from opposition leaders…

# viktor-yanukovych - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Death toll climbs to 60 in Kiev as 67 police officers 'seized'

The death toll from today’s earlier violence stands, unofficially, at 26.

# viktor-yanukovych - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

As Kiev barricades burn, the EU mulls sanctions against Ukraine

At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, shocked Ukrainian athletes were stopped from wearing black armbands to mourn the dead.

# viktor-yanukovych - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Solidarity protest at Ukrainian embassy against “repressive measures”

The Ballsbridge protest comes as opposition leaders vow to continue their action in Kiev — in spite of a compromise deal from the Government.

Kiev protesters seize police base after opposition leaders reject offer

‘Euromaiden’ demonstrators seized the building in an early morning raid as fresh clashes erupted in the Ukrainian capital.

# viktor-yanukovych - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Opposition leader offered PM job in bid to end Kiev violence

Arseniy Yatsenyuk is being offered the prime minister post, and Vitali Klitschko the position of deputy PM.

Another fatality in Kiev protests as minister warns peace efforts 'futile'

Protesters in Kiev are warning the conflict will escalate if President Viktor Yanukovych uses force to end the demonstrations.

# viktor-yanukovych - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Two killed in Ukraine clashes

Ukraine’s long-running political crisis reached a new phase last week after President Viktor Yanukovych pushed through harsh anti-protest legislation.

# viktor-yanukovych - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: The EU’s Eastern Partnership in tatters – is a fresh energy strategy the answer?

The creation of a vibrant renewable energy sector would not only give the EaP countries energy independence, it would also reduce Russian political interference in their affairs, writes David Moloney.

# viktor-yanukovych - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Putin woos Ukraine President with €11 billion bond deal

The deal is aimed at encouraging Ukraine to shelve a pact with the EU and build closer ties with Russia.

# viktor-yanukovych - Sunday 15 December, 2013

"America stands with you," John McCain tells Ukraine protesters

The EU has suspended historic partnership talks with Ukraine today as 200,000 protesters gathered in Kiev.

# viktor-yanukovych - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Ukraine suspends mayor after brutal police crackdown on protesters

The suspended officials are being investigated over allegations they pressured Kiev’s police chief to use violence against the protesters.

# viktor-yanukovych - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Demonstrators topple Lenin statue in giant Ukraine protest

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out in Kiev this afternoon in an increasingly tense stand-off with the government.

# viktor-yanukovych - Monday 25 November, 2013

Ukraine: Jailed opposition leader goes on hunger strike as protests continue

Yesterday, tens of thousands protested in central Kiev in the biggest demonstration since the 2004 Orange Revolution overturned a rigged ballot and forced new elections.

# viktor-yanukovych - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Tens of thousands protest in Kiev over EU agreement delay

Organisers say 100,000 turned out, though police say attendance was closer to 20,000. It was the biggest such rally since the 2004 ‘Orange Revolution’.

# viktor-yanukovych - Monday 29 October, 2012

Disappointment for sports stars as Ukraine's ruling party claims poll win

Footballer Andriy Shevchenko and boxer Vitali Klitschko had been tipped to do well but both fell short of expectations as the party of President Viktor Tymoshenko claimed victory.

# viktor-yanukovych - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Ukraine: Jailed ex-PM Tymoshenko loses appeal

A judicial panel found that the former Prime Minister had no grounds to appeal her corruption conviction.

# viktor-yanukovych - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Ukraine adopts controversial language bill

Opponents say the law could upset Ukraine’s fragile linguistic balance and is a cheap ploy by the President to win votes ahead of October’s parliamentary elections.

# viktor-yanukovych - Monday 18 June, 2012

From The42 Tymoshenko to face charges in murder case Intrigue

Tymoshenko to face charges in murder case

Former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, whose imprisonment has cast a shadow over Euro 2012, will faces charges relating to the 1996 murder of Yevhen Shcherban.

# viktor-yanukovych - Friday 24 June, 2011

Concerns over motivation behind trial of former Ukrainian PM

Opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is on trial for alleged abuse of power over a gas deal with Russia.