August 17, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko testified against his former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Wednesday in her ongoing trial for charges of corruption. The prosecution alleges that Tymoshenko orchestrated a deal where Ukraine's national gas company would pay Russia excessively high ...[read more]
September 9, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Monday that she has been summoned to testify before Ukraine's Prosecutor General’s Office on September 11. An official for the office has said that her testimony is being sought by prosecutors investigating the 2004 poisoning of President ...[read more]
August 24, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said Friday that he establish a body to draft a new Ukrainian constitution and will propose amendments to clarify the distribution of power between the presidency, parliament, and the cabinet. In remarks marking Ukraine's Independence Day, Yushchenko ...[read more]
June 2, 2007
by Michael Sung
Ukraine's parliament Friday approved a series of bills paving the way for early parliamentary elections on September 30. The bills, reflecting an earlier political compromise between rivals President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych that adverted a violent confrontation ...[read more]
May 31, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Constitutional gridlock continued in Ukraine on Thursday, as the country's parliament again failed to approve a bill that would set a new date for controversial parliamentary elections. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych finally reached an agreement on ...[read more]
May 27, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
Ukrainian political rivals President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych agreed Sunday to hold elections on September 30 in a move intended to end an escalating constitutional crisis in the country. Repeating a call made earlier this year, Yushchenko said the constitutional ...[read more]
May 25, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko ordered Ukraine's interior ministry troops to come under his command Friday as a new crisis over Yushchenko's Thursday dismissal of the country's top prosecutor escalated, but Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych and Interior Minister Vasyl Tsushko ...[read more]
May 24, 2007
by Michael Sung
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko fired Prosecutor General Svyatoslav Piskun Thursday, prompting Interior Minister Vasyl Tsushko to dispatch police to form a protective chain around the General Office of the Public Prosecutor. Piskun himself initially defied the dismissal, but subsequently ...[read more]
May 23, 2007
by Melissa Bancroft
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine limited the president's power to appoint and dismiss members of local judiciaries on Wednesday. The ruling affirmed that of the country's High Justice Council. In Ukraine, local judges and their deputies are first appointed by the Ukrainian Supreme ...[read more]
May 22, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko asked a lower court in Kiev Tuesday to block the Constitutional Court of Ukraine from ruling on his April 2 decree dissolving parliament by challenging the court's actions and alleging corruption. This follows his rejection of the Constitutional Court... ...[read more]

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