January 16, 2005 |
Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, who roused vast crowds during protests against election fraud, said she believed she would be named prime minister once President-elect Viktor Yushchenko was inaugurated. Tymoshenko, 44, a former deputy prime minister, is seen as one of several possible candidates for the post.
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.