May 23, 2001 |
The president of Ukraine reportedly nominated Anatoly Kinakh for the prime minister's post Tuesday. The business lobbyist promised to keep the nation moving toward market reforms. "I shall submit that candidacy today," President Leonid D. Kuchma said Tuesday. But it was unclear by Tuesday evening whether he had formally submitted documents nominating Kinakh.
November 17, 2002 |
MOSCOW -- Beleaguered Ukrainian President Leonid D. Kuchma, accused by the U.S. of approving the sale of early warning radar to Iraq, on Saturday fired his country's prime minister and government. Kuchma has been embroiled in successive political scandals in recent years. His decision to replace the prime minister, Anatoly Kinakh, with a tough regional governor was seen by analysts as an effort to stave off his current political problems and regain control.