Latest Viktor Yanukovych News

Ukraine focuses on uprooting corruption amid US scrutiny

Nov. 26, 2019 1:16 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rode into office this year on a pledge to tackle the corruption that was rife under his two most recent predecessors. Analysts and activists have given him strong marks so far, which is why the recent descriptions in Washington of Ukraine as a...

Ukrainians mark 6th anniversary of mass protests

Nov. 21, 2019 3:29 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 people have gathered on the central square of the Ukrainian capital to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the beginning of protests that led to the president fleeing the country. Many of those who gathered Thursday night expressed frustration that the protests did not...

Burisma means Biden? Diplomats say the link escaped them

Nov. 20, 2019 3:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in May, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, mentioned a connection between a Ukrainian gas company and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, to The New York Times. Giuliani hammered his point relentlessly on cable news and he discussed...

Energy executive pushed by Perry padded his military record

Oct. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and gas industry executive that Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended as an adviser to the Ukrainian government exaggerated his military credentials, according to U.S. veterans who said he scrubbed the false information from online profiles after learning they were investigating...

Ukraine's Zelenskiy plays hot and cold with Trump team

Oct. 9, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president appears to be playing to both sides of the American political divide, hedging his bets to ensure U.S. financial and military aid keeps flowing no matter who wins next year's election. First, a point for U.S. President Donald Trump's team: Ukraine's top prosecutor...