2007 Foreign Affairs article
Tymoshenko wrote an article called "Containing Russia" in the May-June 2007 edition of the journal Foreign Affairs. In the article she sharply criticized alleged authoritarian developments under Vladimir Putin and opposed the alleged new Russian expansionism. Consequently, the article irked Russia and more than a week before the article was published, Russia responded to the article, calling it an "anti-Russian manifesto" and "an attempt to once again draw dividing lines in Europe."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov wrote an article called "Containing Russia: Back To The Future?" in the same journal which was apparently meant to bea response to Tymoshenko. He withdrew the article before publication, accusing the editors of changing his text and said his article was subjected to "censorship".
2007 parliamentary election
Following balloting in the 2007 parliamentary elections held on September 30, 2007, Orange Revolution parties said they had won enough votes to form a governing coalition. As of October 3, 2007, an almost final tally gave the alliance of Tymoshenko and President Yushchenko a slim lead over a rival party of Prime Minister Yanukovych. Although Yanukovych, whose party won the single biggest share of the vote, also claimed victory, one of his coalition allies, the Socialist Party of Ukraine, failed to gain enough votes to retain seats in Parliament.
Nonetheless, it is expected that the Tymoshenko Bloc and the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc, which is associated with President Yushchenko, will form a governing coalition. Both parties are affiliated with the Orange Revolution. On October 15, 2007, Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc and the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc agreed to form a majority coalition in the new parliament of the 6th convocation.
Footnotes and references
1. ^ Tymoshenko's first name is variously transliterated as Yuliya, Yulia, Iulia, or Julia.
2. ^ Westcott, Kathryn. "The queen of Ukraine's image machine", BBC News. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. (English)
3. ^ a b MacDonald, Elizabeth; Chana R. Schoenberger. "The 100 Most Powerful Women", Forbes, July 28, 2005. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. (English)
4. ^ Feifer, Gregory. "Ukraine's Tymoshenko Likely Prime Minister", National Public Radio, October 2, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. (English)
5. ^ Olearchyk, Roman; Stefan Wagstyl. "A tough and populist maverick", Financial Times, October 2, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. (English)
6. ^ a b c Biography of Yulia Tymoshenko. Presonal web site of Yulia Tymoshenko. Retrieved on 2007-10-05.
7. ^ "A Word with ... Sean Carr", Kyiv Post. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. (English)
8. ^ a b Billen, Andrew. "Crowning glory awaits the Orange heir apparent", Kyiv Post, May 20, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. (English)
9. ^ Westcott, Kathryn. "The queen of Ukraine's image machine", BBC News. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. (English)
10. ^ "Ukraine opposition leader injured", BBC News, January 29, 2002. Retrieved on 2007-10-05. (English)
11. ^ "Former Ukraine PM is jailed in US", BBC News, August 25, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-08-26. (English)
12. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Presidential decree No. 144/2005: On the recognition of Y. Tymoshenko as the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Passed on 2004-02-04. (Ukrainian)
13. ^ "Ukraine's former Orange allies reach coalition deal, Tymoshenko to be PM", Kyiv Post. Retrieved on 2006-08-26. (English)
14. ^ "Sit-in disrupts Ukraine assembly", BBC News, June 29, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-08-26. (English)
15. ^ "Yanukovych called off the blockade", Ukrayinska Pravda, July 6, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-08-26. (English)
16. ^ "The Party of Regions Demands 10 Parliamentary Committees", Ukrayinska Pravda, July 5, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-08-26. (English)
17. ^ Roman Bezsmertnyi: Our Ukraine transfers to opposition. Official web-site of Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc. Retrieved on 2007-10-05.
18. ^ Y. TYMOSHENKO, "Containing Russia" in Foreign Affairs, May-June 2007, pp. 69-83.
19. ^ I. KHRESTIN, "[The Kremlin's Issue with Foreign Affairs" in The Weekly Standard, April 17, 2007.
20. ^ Russian Embassy to South Africa, Russian MFA Information and Press Department Commentary Regarding a Question from RIA Novosti Concerning Yulia Tymoshenko's Article 'Containing Russia' in the Journal Foreign Affairs, April 17, 2007.
21. ^ The Article by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov "Containing Russia: Back to the Future?"
22. ^ RFERL.
23. ^ a b "Orange bloc edges to poll victory", BBC News, October 3, 2007. Retrieved on 2006-08-26. (English)
24. ^ "Ukrainian Parliament Continues Shift Towards Yushchenko", Korrespondent, October 15, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-15. (Russian)
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