|4th President of Ukraine|
25 February 2010 â€“ 22 February 2014
|Prime Minister||Yulia Tymoshenko
Oleksandr Turchynov (acting)
Serhiy Arbuzov (acting)
|Preceded by||Viktor Yushchenko|
|Succeeded by||Oleksandr Turchynov (acting)|
|9th and 12th Prime Minister of Ukraine|
4 August 2006 â€“ 18 December 2007
Cabinet Second Yanukovych Government
|Preceded by||Yuriy Yekhanurov|
|Succeeded by||Yulia Tymoshenko|
21 November 2002 â€“ 7 December 2004
28 December 2004 â€“ 5 January 2005
Cabinet First Yanukovych Government
|Preceded by||Anatoliy Kinakh|
|Succeeded by||Mykola Azarov (acting)|
|4th Governor of Donetsk|
14 May 1997 â€“ 21 November 2002
|Preceded by||Volodymyr Sherban|
|Succeeded by||Anatoliy Blyzniuk|
|Born||Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych
(1950-07-09) 9 July 1950 
Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Party of Regions (1997â€“2014)
Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1980â€“1991)
|Spouse(s)||Lyudmilla Oleksandrivna (neÃ© Nastenko)|
|Children||Oleksandr (b. 1973)
|Alma mater||Donetsk National Technical University
Ukrainian State University of Finance and International Trade
|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.
For me, there are no my people and strangers, no bad people and good people. All people are equal for me.
We must improve our lives and we will do it together – all of our citizens and myself as president of Ukraine.
I came from a very poor family and my main dream in life was to break out of this poverty.
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.
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.
I am sure that the Ukrainian nation deserves a better life. That is why I have voted for good changes and for stability.
I think that Yulia Tymoshenko should prepare to resign. She understands that well.