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Viktor Yanukovych
Віктор Янукович
4th President of Ukraine
In office
25 February 2010 â€“ 22 February 2014
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko
Oleksandr Turchynov (acting)
Mykola Azarov
Serhiy Arbuzov (acting)
Preceded by Viktor Yushchenko
Succeeded by Oleksandr Turchynov (acting)
9th and 12th Prime Minister of Ukraine
In office
4 August 2006 â€“ 18 December 2007
Cabinet Second Yanukovych Government
President Viktor Yushchenko
Deputy Mykola Azarov
Preceded by Yuriy Yekhanurov
Succeeded by Yulia Tymoshenko
In office
21 November 2002 â€“ 7 December 2004
28 December 2004 – 5 January 2005
Cabinet First Yanukovych Government
President Leonid Kuchma
Deputy Mykola Azarov
Preceded by Anatoliy Kinakh
Succeeded by Mykola Azarov (acting)
4th Governor of Donetsk
In office
14 May 1997 â€“ 21 November 2002
Preceded by Volodymyr Sherban
Succeeded by Anatoliy Blyzniuk
Personal details
Born Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych
(1950-07-09) 9 July 1950 (age 66)[1]
Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union[1]
Nationality Ukrainian
Political party Party of Regions (1997–2014)
Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1980–1991)
Spouse(s) Lyudmilla Oleksandrivna (neé Nastenko)
Children Oleksandr (b. 1973)
Viktor (1981–2015)
Alma mater Donetsk National Technical University
Ukrainian State University of Finance and International Trade
Religion Ukrainian Orthodox
Website Viktor Yanukovych, President of Ukraine (Archived)

I have never allowed anti-Russian rhetoric in Ukrainian policy toward such a strategic partner like Russia. This is the first point. I never went against the interests of the Ukrainian state and the Ukrainian people.
Viktor Yanukovych
For me, there are no my people and strangers, no bad people and good people. All people are equal for me.
Viktor Yanukovych
We must improve our lives and we will do it together – all of our citizens and myself as president of Ukraine.
Viktor Yanukovych
I came from a very poor family and my main dream in life was to break out of this poverty.
Viktor Yanukovych
The Party of the Regions has won a convincing victory. We are ready to undertake responsibility for forming the Cabinet and we are calling on everyone to join us.
Viktor Yanukovych
I remain committed to a balanced policy, which will protect our national interests both on our eastern border – I mean with Russia – and of course with the European Union.
Viktor Yanukovych
I don't need power at the cost of spilled blood.
I am sure that the Ukrainian nation deserves a better life. That is why I have voted for good changes and for stability.
Viktor Yanukovych
I think that Yulia Tymoshenko should prepare to resign. She understands that well.
Viktor Yanukovych