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  • Timeline: Events in Ukraine's political history since 1991

    03/30/2019 10:58:59 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2019 | Polina Ivanova
    KIEV - A comedian with no political experience is tipped to win the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday amid discontent over corruption and five years of war against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. Here is a timeline of the main events in Ukraine’s political history since the country’s independence in 1991. ** 1991: Leonid Kravchuk, leader of the Soviet republic of Ukraine, declares Kiev’s independence from Moscow. In a referendum and presidential election Ukrainians approve independence by 92 percent and elect Kravchuk president. ** 1994: Kravchuk loses presidential election to Leonid Kuchma in elections...
  • (2005) Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLay

    04/12/2005 1:48:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 162 replies · 5,681+ views
    FPM ^ | 12 APRIL 2005 | Richard Poe
    Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLayBy Richard | April 12, 2005 On the day that Terri Schiavo died — victim of a court order condemning the brain-damaged woman to death by thirst and starvation — Representative Tom DeLay of Texas did what few politicians have the courage to do these days. He spoke his mind."This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most," DeLay told Fox News on March 31. "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." DeLay’s strong language worried some Republicans. They pointed...
  • Yushchenko, hero of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution warns Europe that Putin won’t stop at Crimea

    03/28/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3-27-14 | Mathew Schofield
    KIEV, Ukraine — To Viktor Yushchenko, the man at the heart of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution a decade ago, March 2014 looks a lot like August 1939. Europe, once again, is at war. But Europe is also, once again, refusing to realize it and react. Yushchenko, the former Ukrainian president who has spent much of his political life at odds with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and incurred his wrath, says there should not be any doubt about what is going on: Putin’s Russia has been waging economic and information war on his country for years. It has now added a territorial...
  • The battle for Kiev may well be over, but is the battle for Crimea about to begin? (Videos at link)

    02/23/2014 4:56:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 18 replies
    <p>The picture above shows the scene earlier today in Kiev, as Ukraine's parliament voted to hold early elections and dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych.</p> <p>It's a heart-warming image. The bloody, protracted protests in Ukraine seem to have achieved their goals: Yanukovych is gone, new elections are due, and Yulia Tymoshenko, a key figure in Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution, has been freed from prison. Ukraine looks as though it might have pulled back from the brink.</p>
  • Court convicts Ukraine's former prime minister

    10/11/2011 4:54:34 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 4 replies
    CNN International ^ | October 11, 2011 | Staff
    A Ukraine court has found former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of authority for signing gas contracts with Russia and sentenced her Tuesday to seven years in prison. Authorities deployed hundreds of police officers around the court to keep order, state media reported. Dozens of angry Tymoshenko supporters took to the streets of Kiev in August when she was taken into custody. "Dear friends, I just want to say that I disagree with this verdict and I am saying that the year 1937 is back again," Tymoshenko said in the courtroom on Tuesday, making a reference to Josef...
  • Ukraine's pro-Western government collapses

    09/16/2008 3:45:39 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 936+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/16/2008 | Bruno Waterfield in Tbilisi
    Ukraine's pro-Western government has collapsed after the Russian invasion of Georgia triggered a political struggle between President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko over whether the country's destiny lies with the West or Moscow. Arseniy Yatsenyuk, speaker of the Ukraine's parliament, told MPs on Tuesday that the governing coalition linked to the popular "Orange Revolution" of 2004 was over. "I officially declare the coalition of democratic forces in Ukraine's parliament dissolved," he said. "This has been long expected, but for me it is extremely sad." Ukraine's MPs now have 30 days to try and form a new ruling government...
  • Georgia: [Ukraine] blockade threat risks escalating conflict

    08/13/2008 8:29:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 119 replies · 950+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/14/2008 | Tony Halpin
    Ukraine threatened to blockade the Russian Black Sea Fleet yesterday in an act of solidarity with Georgia that risked escalating the conflict. After flying to Tbilisi to assure Georgians of his country’s support, President Yushchenko signed an order imposing tough restrictions on the Russian fleet, which is based in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol. Mr Yushchenko’s decree instructs Russia to give 72 hours’ notice of any movement of ships, aircraft or personnel in Ukraine. The Ukrainian authorities were given the power to alter those plans. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry had already warned Russia that it will bar ships from returning...
  • 'Russian spy poisoned me' says former double agent Gordievsky

    04/06/2008 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 519+ views ^ | 07 April 2008 | Paula Fentiman
    AN ALLEGED attempt to kill a former Russian spy who defected to Britain was being investigated by police last night. Oleg Gordievsky was admitted to a hospital in Guildford after falling ill in November last year. And yesterday he claimed he had been poisoned with the highly toxic metal thallium in a botched assassination attempt. Gordievsky, a KGB double agent who spied on Russia for British intelligence during the 1980s, claims he was targeted by a Russian assassin who visited him at his safe house in Surrey. The 69-year-old was unconscious for 34 hours after falling ill last year and...
  • 'Miracle baby' a victim - judge (OBAMA'S COUSIN LINKED TO WANTED CHILD TRAFFICKER)

    04/03/2008 8:31:06 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 153 replies · 1,161+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 12, 2004
    BBC NEWS Friday, 12 November, 2004 'Miracle baby' a victim – judge Kenyan police allege the Gilbert Deya Ministries is an international baby-snatching ring and have asked the British government to extradite Mr Deya. They say their investigation revolves around the disappearance of babies from Nairobi's Pumwani Maternity Hospital and involves suspects in Britain, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya. In September they took 20 of Mr Deya's "miracle babies" into care in Nairobi after they were found to have no genetic link to the women claiming to be their mothers. The pastor denies involvement in child trafficking and his lawyer...
  • Power-sharing agreement is reached in Kenya (Obama's cousin now in position to destroy Kenya)

    03/31/2008 5:06:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 452+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Jeffrey Gettleman
    NAIROBI: Kenyan political leaders ended a two-month standoff on Thursday that had plunged this country into violence, reaching a long-sought agreement to share power between the government and the opposition. The country seemed to let out a collective hooray as Mwai Kibaki, the president, and Raila Odinga, the top opposition leader, sat down at a desk in front of the president's office, with a bank of television cameras rolling, and signed an agreement that creates a powerful prime minister position for Odinga and splits cabinet positions between the government and the opposition... For remainder of article, click link
  • Ukraine's new Prime Minister

    01/01/2008 7:38:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies · 147+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 18, 2007
    Ukraine's new Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko toasts champagne in parliament in Kiev December 18, 2007. Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday restored Tymoshenko as prime minister, sealing a political comeback for a leading figure from the former Soviet country's 2004 "Orange Revolution".
  • Ukraine's Orange Revolution undone?

    08/04/2006 4:09:14 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 33 replies · 443+ views
    MOSCOW – President Viktor Yushchenko reached across the Orange Revolution's barricades Thursday and nominated his arch rival to lead Ukraine's government out of nearly five months of political paralysis. The deal, reached as a constitutional deadline that expired Wednesday night, creates a "grand coalition" between the pro-Western Mr. Yushchenko's Our Ukraine movement and Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, which favors closer ties with Russia. Ukraine's parliament, the Supreme Rada, is expected to elect Mr. Yanukovych as prime minister on Friday. Critics suggest the accord has betrayed the Orange Revolution and played into Moscow's hands. Some, including Yushchenko's former ally Yulia...
  • Yushchenko Has Deadline to Accept Rival

    08/02/2006 2:32:58 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 355+ views
    The Tribune Democrat ^ | Wed, Aug 02 2006 | Mara D. Bellaby
    KIEV, Ukraine — After four months of wrangling, Ukraine's pro-Western president faced a midnight deadline Wednesday to decide whether to accept his chief political rival as the country's next prime minister. President Viktor Yushchenko can also dissolve parliament and call new elections, but doing so would prolong the political turmoil that has seized this ex-Soviet republic since March's indecisive parliamentary election. A return to power for Viktor Yanukovych, a former prime minister, would complete a startling comeback. His attempt to win the presidency in the 2004 election was marred by fraud and triggered the mass protests known as the Orange...
  • The Non-Listening President

    08/02/2006 2:59:01 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Kyiv Post ^ | Aug 03 2006 | Dr. Taras Kuzio
    One of the most surprising aspects of the Viktor Yushchenko administration has been its unwillingness, or disinterest, in public relations and public opinion, whether in Ukraine or abroad. The Yushchenko administration and Our Ukraine ignored public opinion in Ukraine among Orange Revolution supporters, and that of the USA and the West in general, which called for a revived Orange coalition following the March elections. A coalition was only put together on the eve of the June deadline but it immediately collapsed and led to the current political crisis. In ignoring domestic and foreign public opinion and advice, the Yushchenko administration...
  • Caption Hillary making like a pumpkin (vanity)

    08/01/2006 12:07:26 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 49 replies · 1,920+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 8/1/6 | n/a
    "Food and Drug Administration Commissioner-nominee Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach is greeted by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 prior to testifying before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination."
  • Pro-Soviet leader declares victory in Ukrainian elections

    03/26/2006 5:23:26 PM PST · by Crackingham · 2 replies · 348+ views
    CBC ^ | 3/26/6
    Victor Yanukovich, the pro-Soviet leader of the Regions Party, declared victory in Sunday's Ukrainian elections after national exit polls showed his party with a third of the vote. But Ukraine's charismatic Yulia Tymoshenko, who became a world figure with her Orange Revolution a year ago, announced she was "practically ready" to form a coalition of liberal parties while serving as premier. The final election result was still in doubt by midnight local time, but it was clear that incumbent Viktor Yushchenko had lost considerable ground in the year since taking over as president. Sunday's exit polls indicated Yushchenko's Our Ukraine...
  • Russia-backed opposition leads in Ukraine - exit polls

    03/26/2006 12:37:15 PM PST · by lizol · 24 replies · 553+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 26, 2006 | Yuri Kulikov
    Russia-backed opposition leads in Ukraine - exit polls Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:46 PM GMT By Yuri Kulikov KIEV (Reuters) - The party of Russia-backed Viktor Yanukovich, loser in a presidential poll in Ukraine's 2004 "Orange Revolution", held a clear lead in Sunday's parliamentary election, exits polls showed. But an even bigger blow for the pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko came from the bloc of his estranged "Orange Revolution" ally Yulia Tymoshenko, who flew past him into second place leaving his Our Ukraine party badly trailing. The projected outcome, that could mark a step away from the pro-West ideals espoused by...
  • KGB Tightens Screws on Ukraine (Natural Gas Story)

    01/01/2006 10:29:43 AM PST · by lowbuck · 29 replies · 990+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 01 January 2006 | Paul Belien
    In the 1930s Russia robbed Ukraine of its food supplies. The Kremlin deliberately created a food shortage. Ukrainian grain was collected and stored in grain elevators that were guarded by the Soviet army and secret police units (the NKVD, the predecessor of the KGB) while Ukrainians were starving in the immediate area. The result of the man-made famine of 1932-33 was the death of 7 million people. The famine was instigated by the Russians to break the spirit of the Ukrainians and force them into collectivisation and submission to Moscow. “Let us do it again,” Vladimir Putin, a former officer...
  • Victor Yanukovich Tops Ukraine's Polls

    11/29/2005 6:03:09 PM PST · by jb6 · 10 replies · 328+ views
    Moscow, Russia Ukrainians will elect a new parliament in March and one-time prime minister and former presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych heads the political party leading the polls. The "Orange Revolution" that delivered Viktor Yushchenko to the presidency is in disarray, and has given Yanukovych an election platform full of irony: Campaigning against the corruption and incompetence of the ruling elite. According to a recent public opinion poll conducted by the Razumkov Center, Yanukovych's Party of the Regions tops voter preference for the slated March 26 parliamentary election with 17.5 percent. The People's Union-Our Ukraine electoral bloc that includes Yushchenko as...
  • A year after Orange Revolution, Ukraine sees grayer days

    11/20/2005 1:54:51 PM PST · by lizol · 14 replies · 387+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 20, 2005 | Mara D. Bellaby
    Year after Orange Revolution, Ukraine sees grayer days Unmet promises, corruption leave country divided By Mara D. Bellaby, Associated Press | November 20, 2005 KIEV -- One cold day this fall, Inna Grigoryeva stepped out in her orange scarf, hoping it would add a bit of cheer, and she was overwhelmed by the smiles and affectionate looks from passersby. A year after Ukraine's color-coded Orange Revolution, the excitement and ideals that brought hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to the capital's main square are already the stuff of orange-tinged nostalgia. Reality has taken on a darker hue, muddied by unfulfilled promises...