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Ukrainian president may present candidate for PM this week

Ukrainian president may present candidate for PM this week

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych may present the new candidate for prime minister this week, said Speaker of Parliament Vladimir Rybak, Interfax reports.The parliament will have five days since the introduction to consider the candidate.Ukrainian Prime Minister Nicolai Azarov resigned on January 28.

Ukrainian opposition and German leader to meet in Berlin

Ukrainian opposition leaders Vitaly Klitschko and Arseny Yatsenyuk will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on February 18.This will be the first time Germany has become directly involved in the conflict between Ukrainian President …

Yanukovych Trap

Yanukovych Trap

Two scenarios of saving President of Ukraine by Sergey Markov

Alexei Mukhin: “It’s too early to dismiss Victor Yanukovych”

Alexei Mukhin: “It’s too early to dismiss Victor Yanukovych”

The director of the Center for Political Information, Alexei Mukhin, speaks about Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych’s position and ways out of the political crisis in Ukraine. The protests in Ukraine, which began as peaceful protests at the end of November 2013 in response to the suspension of the signing of an association agreement with the EU, have become a violent confrontation in which extremists and nationalists with their own political goals are fighting alongside the opposition forces.

Ukrainian president Yanukovych and oppositionist Klitschko to have debates

Ukrainian president Yanukovych and oppositionist Klitschko to have debates

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych has agreed to have TV debates with the UDAR Party leader Vitaly Klitschko, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.Such debates were discussed at a meeting of opposition leaders on January 25. Yanukovych and Klitschko approved the idea.Klitschko invited Yanukovych for debates in his speech at the Maidan Square on Sunday.

Vladimir Bruter: “Yanukovych should find a successor”

Vladimir Bruter: “Yanukovych should find a successor”

Vladimir Bruter, expert of the International Institute for Humanitarian and Political Studies, believes that Victor Yanukovych should think about a successor, as under his management no consensus will be found in Ukraine. According to the political scientist it doesn’t matter who will head the new government, as none of the Ukrainian forces shares basic dem

Russian president may meet Georgian authorities at Sochi Olympics

Russian president may meet Georgian authorities at Sochi Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet Georgian and Ukrainian authorities at the Sochi Olympics, said Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.Peskov does not rule out that Putin may meet Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych.

Ukrainian president to visit Sochi Olympics

Ukrainian president to visit Sochi Olympics

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych plans to visit Sochi for the upcoming Olympic Games, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, RBC reports.His arrival date has not been named yet, though his administration said that the visit will be made this week. Yanukovych will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ukrainian president ready for early elections

Ukrainian president ready for early elections

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych is ready for presidential and parliamentary elections if the government fails to find a compromise with the opposition, according to spokesman of the parliament Yuri Miroshnichenko, RIA Novosti reports.The official noted that use of force to stop the opposition was out of question.

Ukrainian government's concessions fail to stop protests

Neither the dissolution of the government nor the bill on an amnesty for detained prisoners or even a readiness to revise the Constitution have helped Ukrainian authorities stop Euromaidan protests that have spread from Kiev to other regions. The primary objective of protesters is the resignation of President Victor Yanukovych.

Ukrainian parliament overturns protest laws

361 members of the Ukrainian parliament have voted to overturn the 9 laws on protests passed on January 16.The laws were the cause for new escalation of protests on January 19.President Victor Yanukovych and opposition leaders reached an …

January 16 laws to be cancelled in Ukraine, protesters released

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Andrey Portnov, Justice Minister Yelena Lukash, leader of the UDAR Party Vitaly Klitschko, leader of the Fatherland Party Arseny Yatsenyuk, leader of the Freedom Party Oleg Tyagnibok met in Kiev yesterday and made agreements, RIA Novosti reports.The government agreed to overturn laws adopted on January 16. Laws that opposition has no objections to will be passed again.

Protesters in West Ukraine take over four regional administrations

Protesters in West Ukraine take over four regional administrations

Ukrainian oppositionists had negotiations with President Victor Yanukovych in Kiev yesterday. Vitaly Klitschko, Arseny Yatsenyuk and Oleg Tyagnibok told the demonstrators about the results of the talks, ITAR-TASS reports.According to Klitschko, the sides agreed to stop hostilities and the government will release the detained protesters. The demonstrators told Tyagnibok that they were unhappy with the agreements and wanted to continue the fight.Yatsenyuk said that the Maidan protests were expanding to the Grushevsky Street. He urged protesters to be disciplined and orderly.

Ukrainian opposition leader Klitschko says government may resign

Ukrainian opposition leader Klitschko says government may resign

Leader of the UDAR Party of Ukraine Vitaly Klitschko announced at the Maiden Nezalezhnosti Square that President Victor Yanukovych had agreed to consider the dismissal of the government. A building caught fire from burning tires on the Grushevsky Street. An office of the Kiev TV Channel was attacked by the protesters, and its furniture was used to build barricades. Protesters do not allow the Berkut police units to take the barricades down.

Ukraine marks Day of Communalism and Freedom

Ukraine is marking the Day of Communalism and Freedom. On January 22, 1919, the Ukrainian People’s Republic merged with the West Ukrainian People’s Republic, RIA Novosti reports.Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych expressed confidence that the country will go through the political and economic challenges and become stronger.Radical opposition had a clash with the police at the Kiev center on January 19. Molotov cocktails were thrown at the police. Dozens of law enforcers were hospitalized.

Kiev protesters cause $1.75 million of damage

Kiev protesters cause $1.75 million of damage

Pro-EU protesters in Kiev have caused damage worth about $1.75 million, said Anatoly Golubchenko, Acting Head of the city administration, Interfax reports.He added that supporters of Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych were fined about $37,500 for the damage they had caused. The fines have not been paid yet.