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# Viktor Yanukovych

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# east-west
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.
# Putin on a show
'An anti-constitutional coup': Vladimir Putin isn't happy about events in Ukraine
The Russian president is addressing journalists in Moscow this morning.
# Russian Friends
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.
# kiev crisis
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.
# ukraine crisis
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.
# kiev
'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”.
# regime change
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.
# kiev
The text of the deal to end crisis in Ukraine
Early elections have been called.
# Ukraine
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…
# Ukraine
Death toll climbs to 60 in Kiev as 67 police officers 'seized'
The death toll from today’s earlier violence stands, unofficially, at 26.
# Riots
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.
# Ballsbridge
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.
# ukraine crisis
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# Protests
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.
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# Protests
"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.
# Protests
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.
# goodbye lenin
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# Ukraine
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’.
# Ukraine
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.
# Ukraine
Ukraine: Jailed ex-PM Tymoshenko loses appeal
A judicial panel found that the former Prime Minister had no grounds to appeal her corruption conviction.
# Language
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.
# 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.
# Ukraine
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.