Yushchenko in 2016
|3rd President of Ukraine|
23 January 2005 â€“ 25 February 2010
|Prime Minister||Yulia Tymoshenko
|Preceded by||Leonid Kuchma|
|Succeeded by||Viktor Yanukovych|
|7th Prime Minister of Ukraine|
22 December 1999 â€“ 29 May 2001
Cabinet Yushchenko Government
|Preceded by||Valeriy Pustovoitenko|
|Succeeded by||Anatoliy Kinakh|
|3rd Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine|
January 1993 â€“ 22 December 1999
|Preceded by||Vadym Hetman|
|Succeeded by||Volodymyr Stelmakh|
|Born||Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko
(1954-02-23) 23 February 1954
Khoruzhivka, Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Communist Party of Ukraine
|Spouse(s)||Svetlana Kolesnyk (Divorced) Kateryna Chumachenko|
|Children||Vitalina, Andriy, Sophia, Khrystyna, Taras|
|Alma mater||Ternopil National Economic University
Academy of Banking
|Service/branch||Border Guard unit of KGB|
|Years of service||1975â€“1976|
The regime is afraid of the people because it knows that free and fair elections will bring about its end.
The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded in the pages of its history.
Ukraine must once again be revered and respected by its citizens as well as the East and the West.
There is only one conflict in Ukraine today and it is between the regime and the people.
We can and must turn this page if we are friends and are prepared to look one another in the eye.
Our mothers and fathers want change. They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution.
We want work and we want honest jobs. Our minds and our hands will be our keep!