"Our strategic partners are both in the East and the West"

Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine

1954 – Born in Khoruzhivka, Sumy region, Ukraine
1975 – Graduates, Ternopol Finance and Economics Institute
1975 – Serves in the Soviet Army
1976 – Economist and department chief, regional affiliate of the USSR State Bank
1984 – Graduates, Ukrainian Institute of Economics and Agricultural Management
1985 – Deputy director for agricultural crediting, Ukrainian republican office, USSR State Bank
1987 – Department director, Ukrainian Agro-Industrial Bank
1991 – Deputy Chairman of board of directors, Ukrainian Agro-Industrial Bank
1991 – First Deputy Chairman of the board, Republican Bank, Ukraine
1993 – Chairman, National Bank of Ukraine
1997 – Named as one of the world’s top five central bankers and receives Global Finance Award
1999 – Prime Minister of Ukraine
2002 – Creates electoral coalition, Our Ukraine
2005 – President of Ukraine

In 2004 the Orange Revolution that happened in the country inspired people and promised times of big change. But three years later, the country is still a battlefield, torn apart by tough political confrontation between the President, the Parliament, and the Prime Minister. Who is scoring off? Today we may get an answer from our guest – President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko.