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Seven and a half years ago, scenes of jubilant crowds celebrating the outcome of Ukraine's Orange Revolution -- a new presidential vote after a rigged election was annulled -- filled TV screens around the world.

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Prison, persecution and football: How Ukraine's Euro 2012 dream turned sourupdated: Tue May 08 2012 11:10:00

No one used the word reward, but the subtext was clear for all to see.

Thousands protest Russia-Ukraine dealupdated: Sat Apr 24 2010 12:12:00

Thousands of opposition demonstrators marched in front of the parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, protesting a deal reached earlier this week to extend Russia's military presence in the former Soviet Republic, national news media reported.

Russia, Ukraine agree on naval-base-for-gas dealupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 16:43:00

Russia's president and the newly elected president of Ukraine signed a landmark agreement on Wednesday that signals an end to years of enmity between the two former Soviet republics.

Yanukovich sworn in as Ukrainian presidentupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 14:12:00

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich pledged Thursday to make his country "a bridge between East and West" after being sworn into office in Kiev.

Tymoshenko drops appeal over Ukraine voteupdated: Sat Feb 20 2010 08:25:00

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has withdrawn her appeal to contest the results of the Ukrainian presidential election held earlier this month, her press office said Saturday.

Final tally shows Yanukovich wins Ukraine electionupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 09:23:00

The final results from Ukraine's presidential election on Wednesday showed former Prime Minister Victor Yanukovich winning a close race, but an official declaration of a victor was still to come.

The return of Yanukovichupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 09:23:00

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Matthew Chance, Ukraine President-elect Viktor Yanukovich talks of the future.

Tymoshenko refuses to concede defeat in Ukraine electionupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 11:42:00

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko refuses to concede defeat in Ukraine's presidential election and plans to demand a recount in some districts, officials from her party, Bloc Tymoshenko, said Tuesday.

Ukraine vote could bring revolution's loser to powerupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 10:29:00

Victor Yushchenko, the politician brought to power in Ukraine's Orange Revolution five years ago, is struggling to hold onto the presidency as voters go the polls Sunday -- and the man accused of stealing the election in 2004 is a strong contender to win it legitimately this year.

Ship released 6 months after hijackingupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 15:24:00

The owners of the Greek ship Ariana, hijacked more than six months ago off the coast of Somalia, said Thursday it has been released.

Ukraine general arrested in decapitation caseupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 16:46:00

A Ukrainian general has been arrested in connection with the murder of a journalist nearly nine years ago, the country's president said Wednesday.

27 dead after Ukrainian apartment blastupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 10:16:00

The final death toll from a Christmas Eve explosion in a five-story apartment building in southern Ukraine has increased to 27 people, including three children, Ukrainian officials said Friday.

Ukraine: Apartment explosions kill at least 17updated: Thu Dec 25 2008 10:27:00

Hundreds of emergency workers combed the site of a five-story apartment building in southern Ukraine Thursday after a series of explosions reduced it to rubble, authorities said.

Ukraine parliament backs economic rescue planupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 10:40:00

Ukraine's parliament on Wednesday gave initial approval to legislation crucial for receiving an emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund, as forecasts of the country's financial crisis grew gloomier. The Trouble (for McCain) with Ukraine Democracyupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 18:00:00

New elections looks likely to produce a government that's in no hurry to enter NATO

Georgia receives aidupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 01:30:00

The US Navy delivered 17 tons of humanitarian aid to a Georgian port Saturday, while Russians watched every move.

U.S. risks Russia row with Ukraine NATO backingupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 01:30:00

The United States has backed Ukraine's bid for NATO membership a day after similarly supporting Georgia, in a move which may further stoke tensions with Russia. Why Ukraine's Pro-Western Coalition Split updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 16:00:00

The Georgia war provoked a showdown whose likely winner is expected to be more cautious about taking sides in external conflicts

Bush stirs controversy over NATO membershipupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 20:37:00

U.S. President George W. Bush has not wasted any time stirring the pot on his latest visit to Europe for the NATO Summit starting in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday.

Losing spirit in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 05:04:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the twin battles UK Marines are fighting in southern Afghanistan.

Putin accepts PM offerupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 16:37:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the Russian president's acceptance of the PM job if his chosen successor is elected.

Russia, Ukraine deal averts gas crisisupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 16:37:00

Averting what could have been another gas crisis across Europe, Russia and Ukraine have fixed a price on natural gas for 2008 while Kiev has promised to pay its 2007 gas debts. A Gas Ultimatum for Ukraineupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 14:00:00

New moves to pressure Ukraine on gas supplies could be driven by Moscow's political agenda, but they could also signal the Russian gas giant's own supply problems

Tymoshenko elected as Ukraine's PMupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 08:44:00

Ukraine's parliament elected pro-Western former premier Yulia Tymoshenko as its new prime minister on Tuesday, the Ukrinform national news agency reported.

Ukraine votesupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 06:21:00

For the third time in thee years, Ukrainians are heading to the polls. CNN"s Mathew Chance reports. Ukraine Votes for Changeupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 07:00:00

Whatever the outcome, there will be lots of maneuvering in the months to come

Ukraine electionsupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 04:57:00

Ukrainians vote in a snap parliamentary election to end months of political paralysis. CNN's Matthew Chance reports

The strange case of the spy and the sushiupdated: Mon Nov 20 2006 05:30:00

In a week in which the latest James Bond movie premiered a few streets away in Leicester Square, the news of the apparent poisoning of a former KGB spy in a London sushi bar offered a glimpse into a real-life world of intrigue and espionage.

Fortune: The Orange Revolution Comes Up Lemonsupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 11:20:00

Yulia Tymoshenko's motorcade slices through Odessa, roof lights spinning, Klaxons barking. It's campaign season again, and Ukraine's "samurai in a skirt" is back in action. Which may seem odd to an...

Fortune: Orange Devolutionupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 10:57:00

Yulia Tymoshenko's motorcade slices through Odessa, roof lights spinning, Klaxons barking. It's campaign season again, and Ukraine's "samurai in a skirt" is railing against official mendacity. Whic...

Russia, Ukraine praise gas dealupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 02:24:00

Moscow and Kiev officials have praised a deal to end a pricing dispute for Russian natural gas that caused shortages in Ukraine and throughout Western Europe.

Ukraine warms to Putin gas dealupdated: Sat Dec 31 2005 06:44:00

Ukraine could accept a Russian compromise deal in a dispute over natural gas supply prices, but more talks are needed, a spokesman for the Ukrainian prime minister is reported to have said.

Yushchenko fires governmentupdated: Thu Sep 08 2005 06:43:00

Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko has sacked his entire 7-month-old government amid political squabbling among its members.

Ukraine leader to address U.S. Congressupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 12:43:00

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, who came to power in January after a popular uprising, will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress next week, Senate and House leaders said Wednesday.

Putin in Ukraine to mend fencesupdated: Sat Mar 19 2005 10:20:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ukraine for a brief but significant visit aimed at putting the two countries' relations back on track after a period of political tension over Ukraine's recent presidential elections.

Ex-Ukraine minister 'kills self'updated: Fri Mar 04 2005 03:44:00

Ukraine's former interior minister has been found dead in an apparent suicide on the day he was to be questioned about the killing of an opposition-minded journalist, officials said.

President intervenes in Kiev rowupdated: Thu Feb 24 2005 12:45:00

Newly-elected Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko is to intervene in the ownership row over the country's top football club Dynamo Kiev, the interfax agency reported Thursday.

Yuschenko: A beautiful revolutionupdated: Sat Jan 29 2005 21:50:00

Viktor Yushchenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, said he is very happy that "our beautiful revolution" made so many people happy.

Tymoshenko named acting PMupdated: Mon Jan 24 2005 03:32:00

Newly sworn-in Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has named radical ally Yulia Tymoshenko acting prime minister.

Fortune: Drop that spoon, comrades!updated: Mon Jan 24 2005 00:01:00

I'VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT Viktor Yushchenko, who is now President of Ukraine. It's not a job that you or I would really want. The perks are probably terrible. Like, you get to stay in the best...

Yushchenko takes presidential oathupdated: Sun Jan 23 2005 02:35:00

Viktor Yushchenko has been sworn in as Ukraine's new president, closing a tumultuous chapter for the country.

Profile: Victor Yushchenkoupdated: Thu Jan 20 2005 07:08:00

Viktor Yushchenko was born in 1954 in a village in the northeastern region of Sumy, an area dominated by Russian speakers.

Ukraine PM urged to admit defeatupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 09:13:00

A leading European human rights watchdog has called on Ukraine's Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych to admit defeat as initial results showed his West-leaning rival Viktor Yushchenko winning the presidency.

Yushchenko: Ukraine finally freeupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 03:35:00

Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has said Ukraine will finally be free after declaring himself the winner of the rerun of fraud-filled presidential elections.

Yushchenko declares victory in Ukraine re-voteupdated: Sun Dec 26 2004 21:36:00

Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko declared victory early Monday in Ukraine's presidential election, telling supporters it is the dawn of a new political era in the former Soviet republic.

Observers ready for Ukraine rerunupdated: Sat Dec 25 2004 22:06:00

More than 12,000 observers are moving into place as voting gets under way Sunday in Ukraine's controversial repeat of the presidential runoff between Viktor Yanukovych and Viktor Yushchenko.

Ruling 'won't block Ukraine vote'updated: Sat Dec 25 2004 04:33:00

Ukraine's Constitutional Court has ruled that parts of electoral changes recently adopted by parliament are unconstitutional, a day before a repeat of the presidential runoff.

Ukraine rivals' last-ditch appealsupdated: Fri Dec 24 2004 04:38:00

The two rivals in Ukraine's presidential election rerun have made last-minute appeals to voters, closing a campaign that has thrown the country into turmoil.

Ukraine candidates in fiery clashupdated: Tue Dec 21 2004 02:46:00

The two men vying to become president of Ukraine exchanged attacks in a bare-knuckled television debate, six days before they face new elections that will be watched closely in many parts of the world.

Yushchenko aide 'warned of danger'updated: Tue Dec 14 2004 00:35:00

The chief of staff to Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko says he was warned more than four months ago that the politician's life could be in danger.

Kiev lawmakers reopen poison probeupdated: Mon Dec 13 2004 07:32:00

Ukraine lawmakers have reopened their investigation in opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko's disfiguring illness after doctors in Austria said he was poisoned.

Yushchenko: Authorities behind plotupdated: Sun Dec 12 2004 22:14:00

Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko says he is convinced Ukrainian authorities were behind the attempt to poison him with dioxin, but has declined to name anyone specific.

Poisoning diagnosis 'rock solid'updated: Sun Dec 12 2004 01:00:00

The doctor who has overseen the treatment in Vienna of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko says the diagnosis of dioxin poisoning is "rock solid," but says more information must be obtained before medical authorities can determine the candidate's prognosis.

Doctors: Yushchenko was poisonedupdated: Sat Dec 11 2004 09:39:00

Dioxin poisoning caused the disfiguring illness afflicting Ukrainian opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, doctors at an Austrian hospital said Saturday.

New setback for Ukraine oppositionupdated: Sat Dec 04 2004 01:52:00

Ukraine's parliament has failed to approve changes to electoral laws that the opposition says were needed to prevent fraud in a rerun of a presidential election later this month.

Ukraine court overturns electionupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 00:29:00

Ukraine's Supreme Court has nullified the results of the country's disputed presidential election and called for a repeat of the runoff in three weeks.

EU calls for new Ukraine runoffupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 08:57:00

The European Parliament has called for a rerun of the Ukrainian presidential election between Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, who was proclaimed the winner amid allegations of fraud.

Ukraine braced for poll rulingupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 01:50:00

Protesters in Kiev's main square watched a crucial Supreme Court debate on outdoor TV screens Thursday as Ukraine awaited the judges' ruling on the country's election crisis.

Opposition to end Ukraine blockadeupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 03:08:00

Prodded by international mediators, the two rivals in Ukraine's disputed presidential election met face-to-face Wednesday and reached a compromise agreement for the opposition to lift its blockade of government buildings and for both sides to work on unifying the country.

Ukraine opposition cancels talksupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 03:12:00

Opposition officials say they have cut off negotiations with Ukraine's government aimed at settling the country's bitter and divisive presidential election dispute.

Ukraine leader: New vote possibleupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 03:12:00

Ukraine's outgoing President Leonid Kuchma has said a new vote may be the only way to settle the country's escalating presidential election crisis.

Ukrainian rivals urge non-violenceupdated: Sun Nov 28 2004 05:15:00

In separate speeches Sunday, Ukraine's presidential rivals told thousands of their supporters that violence would only hurt their causes.

Ukraine's parliament rejects election resultsupdated: Sat Nov 27 2004 01:07:00

Ukraine's parliament has rejected the results of the country's presidential election and called for a new vote, nonbinding moves that indicate rising uneasiness with the standoff between the two candidates.

Bush: World watching Ukraine 'very carefully'updated: Fri Nov 26 2004 15:05:00

As officials meet in Ukraine to hammer out a solution to what opposition leaders say was a fraudulent election, the "world is "watching very carefully," President Bush said Friday.

Ukraine rivals search for solutionupdated: Fri Nov 26 2004 03:09:00

The two candidates in Ukraine's disputed presidential election and mediators announced Friday a working group for further talks, but reached no other agreement on resolving the crisis gripping the country.

Court puts Ukraine result on holdupdated: Thu Nov 25 2004 01:41:00

"This is only the beginning," Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko told tens of thousands of cheering supporters after the country's Supreme Court barred publication of disputed presidential election results until his appeal hearing.

Powell: 'Fraud and abuse' in Ukraine voteupdated: Wed Nov 24 2004 13:40:00

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday said the United States does not accept the results of Ukraine's presidential elections as legitimate, citing "credible reports of fraud and abuse."

Opposition: Results 'fraudulent'updated: Wed Nov 24 2004 09:25:00

Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko has called the results of Ukraine's election "fraudulent" but promised there would be no violence from the thousands of demonstrators packed into Kiev's Independence Square.

Ukraine challenger in strike callupdated: Wed Nov 24 2004 03:19:00

Ukraine's Liberal opposition challenger Viktor Yushchenko has said he does not recognize the election of Ukraine's prime minister as president and has called for a country-wide "political strike."

Poll protest at Ukraine parliamentupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 11:10:00

Up to 200,000 protesters have marched on Ukraine's parliament demanding authorities admit they cheated in a presidential poll that showed the country's Moscow-backed prime minister had won.

Ukraine poll crisis deepensupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 04:23:00

Despite cold temperatures and blowing snow, large crowds have gathered in three Kiev locations, shouting and waving flags and signs to support opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko after what they claim was a fraudulent election.

Yushchenko vows more poll protestsupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 00:33:00

Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has promised more protests against an election he calls fraudulent.

Storm of protest at Ukraine resultupdated: Mon Nov 22 2004 10:54:00

Opposition supporters camped out on the streets of Kiev after crying foul in a bitterly contested runoff vote in Ukraine's presidential election.

Ukraine election set for run-offupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 07:27:00

Ruling Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych narrowly led the presidential race in Ukraine on Monday, but a run-off against his liberal challenger appeared certain.

Monitors condemn Ukraine pollupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 03:48:00

International monitors say Ukraine's fraught presidential election at the weekend fell short of democratic standards.

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