November 21, 1991 |
It was only noon, but this was the third campaign stop of the day, and Vyacheslav Chornovil's voice, damaged by 15 years in labor camps and Siberian exile, had been reduced to a croaking whisper. Wearing a blue suit, he stood amid the drill pressers at the Fiolent Radio Parts Factory, addressing 80 or so workers clad in greasy overalls. His broad forehead, accentuated by a receding hairline, glistened with sweat.
September 7, 2006 |
Ukraine's most prominent nationalist leader, jailed for more than a decade in Soviet times and killed in a 1999 car accident, was in fact slain, the country's interior minister said. Yuri Lutsenko said at a news conference in the city of Dnipropetrovsk that new evidence showed Vyacheslav Chornovil's death resulted from foul play. No charges had yet been filed.
June 2, 1993 |
Deputies said Tuesday that Ukraine will put off for several months a vote on ratifying two key disarmament treaties, placing the former Soviet republic at odds with the United States on strategic issues. Dmytro Pavlychko, chairman of Parliament's foreign affairs commission, said Parliament will begin full-scale hearings today on START I, the first strategic arms reduction treaty, and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. But a vote on the documents will probably not occur until fall, he said.
June 29, 1996 |
After a marathon 23-hour session, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the country's first post-Soviet constitution Friday, ending four years of resistance by Communists and averting a showdown with President Leonid D. Kuchma. "Wisdom has triumphed," Kuchma proclaimed after the 315-36 vote to approve the long-awaited national charter.
June 17, 1992 |
A coalition of Ukrainian nationalist and pro-democracy forces emerged here Tuesday to challenge President Leonid Kravchuk's government, ending his six-month political honeymoon with the country's opposition groups. Meeting after a boisterous rally of more than 3,000 miners, teachers and physicians in front of the Ukrainian Parliament, opposition leaders agreed on a petition drive for a referendum on dissolving the legislature, elected in 1990 in the waning years of Soviet rule.
March 5, 1990 |
Radical reformers including Boris N. Yeltsin and several former political prisoners defeated orthodox Communist opponents in many regions, incomplete results from elections in three Soviet republics showed today. But ballots with as many as 20 candidates in a race frustrated the election process. Returns from more than half of the 1,068 parliamentary districts in the huge Russian Federation were inconclusive, the official news agency Tass said.