Viktor A. Yushchenko

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Viktor A. Yushchenko is the President of Ukraine. He was born on February 23, 1954 to a family of teachers. After a career in banking, he served as Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (the central bank) from 1993-1999. From December 1999 to April 2001, he was the Prime Minister of Ukraine. He became President in 2005, after the Orange Revolution street protests following a disputed election.

During the 2005 election, Mr. Yushchenko was poisoned, and nearly died. He still has severely pockmarked skin as an result of this incident.

Mr. Yushchenko is married, with three daughters and two sons.

  • External Link: Official Website of Viktor Yushchenko
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