Friday, December 31, 2004
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the AP: Yanukovych Resigns Post As Ukraine PM

Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych resigned Friday, making a grudging admission that he was unlikely to reverse the presidential election victory of his rival and saying he could not work under him.

Vanukovych announced his move in a televised New Year’s Eve address, saying he would push ahead with his appeal to the Supreme Court against the election results that showed pro-Western reformer Viktor Yushchenko as the winner — though he admitted it was likely futile.

“We are still fighting, but I don’t have much hope,” Yanukovych said

“I have made the decision to submit my formal resignation,” he said. It appeared his resignation was effective immediately.

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2 Responses to “Yanukovych Resigns”

  1. John Lemon Says:

    Why would he want to resign a post? Posts are largely inanimate and really don’t need to be resigned. He should just resign.

  2. TOMO Says:

    Is what is currently happening in Ukraine part of something MUCH, MUCH bigger that is transpiring behind the scenes at the highest levels of power in the world? Is the ORANGE REVOLUTION (as its being called) the beginning of a world-wide move away from the major power brokers who control much of the money and power in our world today? What are the ramifications of this? Who stands to gain…. Read more here!


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