Victor Yanukovych

Victor Yanukovych
Former President of Ukraine (2010-2014)
 

Anniversary of Crimea#039s reunification with Russia

Anniversary of Crimea's reunification with Russia

Saturday marks three years since Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Crimean leadership signed an agreement on the accession of the Republic of Crimea to Russia, after 96 percent of the Crimean peninsula’s population …

The U.S. will choose ‘containment’ strategy with Russia

The U.S. will choose ‘containment’ strategy with Russia

No matter who is in the White House, Washington’s imperative to contain regional hegemons will continue to be a mainstay of its foreign policy

USA vs Russia: from Maidan to Trump

USA vs Russia: from Maidan to Trump

Neocons and liberal hawks are pushing world to war

For Europe bound gas, Russia successfully by-passing Ukraine

For Europe bound gas, Russia successfully by-passing Ukraine

If the Turkish Stream gets built, Ukraine will have to find new ways to make money

Yanukovich tells everything

Yanukovich tells everything

Kiev’s Svyatoshinsky District Court has begun the hearing of the Maidan events case, a videoconference with Russia’s Rostov Regional Court is planned so that Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovich could …

Are Europe and the US not interested in Yatsenyuk anymore?

Are Europe and the US not interested in Yatsenyuk anymore?

The EU is interested in Ukraine which benefits from trade and economic relations with Russia

Who is to blame for Maidan?

Who is to blame for Maidan?

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The MIA ‘Russia Today’ observer, Rostislav Ishchenko, commenting on the events in Ukraine which took place there in 2014, also spoke about who can be considered guilty of the Maidan. …

Those who try to sit on two chairs get Maidan

Those who try to sit on two chairs get Maidan

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Ishchenko blames responsibility for the Maidan on Washington and Moscow

Ukraine recalls Euromaidan

Ukraine recalls Euromaidan

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Technologies which were used in 2004 were improved and led to the overthrow in 2014

New governor of Tula region oversaw Yanukovych#039s evacuation from Ukraine

New governor of Tula region oversaw Yanukovych's evacuation from Ukraine

Aleksey Dyumin, who commanded the operation on the evacuation of Viktor Yanukovych from Ukraine, was appointed the acting governor of the Tula region on February 2, Kommersant reports. According to the …

EU may lift sanctions against Yanukovych and his associates

EU may lift sanctions against Yanukovych and his associates

In the spring of 2016 the EU may lift the sanctions imposed against a number of former Ukrainian officials. In total, the EU sanctions list included 18 people: former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych and 17 …

Yanukovych suspected of taking bribe

Yanukovych suspected of taking bribe

Former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych is under suspicion of taking a bribe of $26 million as an author’s fee. "Ex-President of Ukraine Yanukovych is suspected of ...

Alexey Mukhin: ‘’EAEU helps member countries maintain their national identity

Alexey Mukhin: ‘’EAEU helps member countries maintain their national identity"

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The Director General of the Center for Political Information, Alexei Mukhin, spoke about a new stage of development of the Eurasian integration, and noted that the EEU will enable the participating countries to maintain their national …

Europe extends sanctions against Yanukovych

Europe extends sanctions against Yanukovych

The Council of the European Union has extended sanctions against Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovych and his allies. His assets will remain frozen, illegal assets will be returned, TASS reports.The blacklist of Yanukovych and his supporters will be published on March 6.

Poroshenko: Yanukovych will burn in hell for eternity

Poroshenko: Yanukovych will burn in hell for eternity

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has expressed confidence that his fugitive predecessor Victor Yanukovych would spend an eternity burning in hell. “The question of humanity has no lapse of time, there. I will ask myself and you a rhetorical question: would Russia ever extradite the criminal Yanukovych, the main culprit of the bloodshed at Maidan, to us? I have no doubts that he will burn in hell eternally, but this is beyond the jurisdiction of the earthly court,” Gazeta.ru cites Poroshenko.

EU to decide fate of Yanukovych in March

EU to decide fate of Yanukovych in March

Spokeswoman of the European External Action Service Maja Kocijancic said at a press conference in Brussels today that the fate of sanctions against Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovych’s family will have been decided by the start of March, TASS reports.The official is unaware whether the sanctions would be lifted or extended.

Wall of Yanukovych’s residence vandalized in Ukraine

Wall of Yanukovych’s residence vandalized in Ukraine

Unidentified assailants have written a three-meter-high inscription on the wall of Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovych’s Mezhyhirya Residence “Yanukovych, come back!” The residence is under police control, a 'Bars' special unit is …

Russia will consider extradition of Yanukovych

Russia will consider extradition of Yanukovych

Russia will consider extraditing Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovych, should a request be received. The Russian authorities consider the persecution of Yanukovych a political case, so he will not be deported, Interfax reports. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that a special commission of Interpol had agreed to put ex-President Victor Yanukovych, his son Alexander Yanukovych, ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and other high-ranking officials on the international wanted list.

All victims of Euromaidan to become heroes of Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred (the people killed in the protests in Kiev in winter 2013-2014, resulting in President Victor Yanukovych fleeing the country) will become Heroes of Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.The president laid flowers at the cross of the Heavenly Hundred on Institutskaya Street in Kiev.

German foreign minister wants to develop contacts between EU and EaEU

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said yesterday that representatives of the EU and the EaEU needed to contact each other. Andrey Smirnov, vice president of the Eurasian Cooperation Development Fund, reminded that Russia had always been interested in dialogue. In his words, Victor Yanukovych had proposed reconsideration of signing the EU Association Agreement a year ago.

Belarusian leader claims Yanukovych sponsored Right Sector

Belarusian leader claims Yanukovych sponsored Right Sector

 Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a press conference today that Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovych had been sponsoring the Right Sector and basically created a force that had destroyed him, RIA Novosti …

Right Sector leader condemns president for granting Donbass special status

Right Sector leader condemns president for granting Donbass special status

Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh has condemned the law granting special status to districts of Donbass and threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with a repeat of the fate of Victor Yanukovych unless he changes his policy, RIA Novosti reports.Yanukovych was ousted in February 2014, fleeing the country after mass protests that Right Sector took part in.

Yanukovych puts up with choice of Ukraine

Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovych said that he respected the choice Ukraine had made on Sunday, ITAR-TASS reports.He noted, however, that the legitimacy of the elections required participation of the south-eastern part of the country in the elections.Petro Poroshenko has 53.71% of votes, according to 60% of ballots processed.

Yanukovych suspected of planning to oust Metropolitan Vladimir

Ukrainian ex-President Victor Yanukovych has been suspected of planning to oust Metropolitan Vladimir, leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Interfax reports.The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case. Ex-Prosecutor General Victor Pshonka, ex-Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko and other high-ranking officials are among suspects in the case.

Kiev files suit against Russia to Stockholm

Kiev files suit against Russia to Stockholm

Oleksandr Turchynov, the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament and the acting president, said yesterday that Kiev will had filed a gas-related suit against Moscow to the Stockholm Institute of Arbitration. Russia will not reduce the volume of gas sold to Ukraine as long as the arbitration process continues. None of the sides can nullify the contract. According to data in late April, Ukraine owed Russia $3.5 billion for gas. Russia threatened to stop gas supplies to Ukraine, starting on June 3.

Dozens of activists disagree with Merkel’s policy toward Russia

A few dozen activists with posters criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her anti-Russian policy at an event in Berlin yesterday. Merkel was calm and encouraged the activists, stating that people had the right to express their opinion. German press show no interest in the activists, photos and videos of the event can only be found on the Internet.

Ukrainian people are losing patience, Yanukovych says

Ukrainian fugitive President Victor Yanukovych emphasized that the referendums in the Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts were a sign that people have lost patience, RIA Novosti reports.

Russia receives roadmap for Ukraine from OSCE

Russia has received a roadmap on a possible resolution to the Ukrainian crisis drafted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE),

Pushnyakov named chief of Ukrainian Ground Forces

Ukrainian acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has appointed Lieutenant-General Anatoly Pushnyakov as the commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, RIA Novosti reports.The previous commander was dismissed by President Victor Yanukovych.