Articles by Aleksandar Vasovic

Medvedev’s Serbia Visit To Focus on Economy

  • 20 October 09
  • Reuters
Since 2003, Serbia has attracted almost $12 billion in foreign direct investments, but Russia's contribution has been modest, with the country ranking 19th in the list of investors.

Milosevic's Body Arrives in Belgrade

  • 16 March 06
  • The Associated Press
Slobodan Milosevic's body returned to his homeland on Wednesday, flown to Belgrade from the Netherlands where he died last weekend at a UN detention center near the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Soros: Putin Told Kiev to Fire on Protesters

  • 06 June 05
  • The Associated Press
U.S. billionaire George Soros said Friday that former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma was advised by President Vladimir Putin to order troops to fire on opposition protesters during last year’s pro-democracy Orange Revolution.

Tymoshenko Says She Won't Quit

  • 23 May 05
  • The Associated Press
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Saturday that she would not resign, denying media reports of a deep rift with President Viktor Yushchenko -- who expressed support for her.

Chernobyl Disaster Remembered 19 Years On

  • 27 April 05
  • The Associated Press
Hundreds of mourners laid flowers and lit candles early Tuesday before a monument in Kiev to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which spewed radiation over much of northern Europe and claimed thousands of lives.

Ukraine Goes After Missile Dealers

  • 07 February 05
  • The Associated Press
A Ukrainian government probe into lucrative illicit weapons sales by officials loyal to former President Leonid Kuchma has led to secret indictments or arrests of at least six arms dealers accused of selling nuclear-capable missiles destined for Russia to Iran and China, a high-ranking intelligence official said Friday.

Ukrainian Lawmaker Calls for Missile Probe

  • 03 February 05
  • The Associated Press
A senior lawmaker on Wednesday called for Ukraine's prosecutor general to investigate possible sales of nuclear-capable cruise missiles to Iran and China in violation of international nonproliferation treaties.

State Security Service Facing an Overhaul

  • 24 January 05
  • The Associated Press
One of the toughest tasks facing new President Viktor Yushchenko will be overhauling the State Security Service, which has been linked to an array of devious and deadly activities.

Parliament Urges Speedy Iraq Pullout

  • 12 January 05
  • The Associated Press
The Ukrainian parliament called Tuesday for an immediate withdrawal of the nation's peacekeepers from Iraq.

Court Clears Path to Yushchenko Victory

  • 11 January 05
  • The Associated Press
Ukraine's Supreme Court on Monday turned down an array of appeals against last month's presidential election results filed by allies of Viktor Yanukovych, the former prime minister who preliminary results show lost to opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko.

Yanukovych's Appeal Rejected

  • 31 December 04
  • The Associated Press
The Central Elections Commission on Thursday rejected Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych's appeal of Ukraine's presidential revote, saying he had not proved there were mass violations, a commission member said.

2 Viktors Clash in Bruising Debate

  • 21 December 04
  • The Associated Press
Ukraine's two rivals for the presidency clashed in a heated televised debate Monday, with opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko accusing his rival of trying to steal the November runoff election that was later annulled because of fraud.

Opposition Convoy Heads Deeper East

  • 20 December 04
  • The Associated Press
A convoy of supporters of Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko moved deeper into the eastern stronghold of his opponent Sunday despite fears of violence.

Ukraine Threatens to Hike Oil Tariffs

  • 16 December 04
  • The Associated Press
Ukraine's government tried Wednesday to push through an increase in transit fees for Russian oil, seeking to fill a budget gap without raising taxes and risking a public backlash ahead of the Dec. 26 presidential contest.

Orange Revolution Heading to 15 Cities

  • 15 December 04
  • The Associated Press
Supporters of opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko expanded a campaign to spread the Orange Revolution beyond Kiev on Tuesday, organizing a convoy that will visit 15 cities in the coming days -- including in eastern provinces that have been hostile to the candidate.

Ukrainian Protesters Dismantle Barricades

  • 10 December 04
  • The Associated Press
Protesters lifted their siege of Ukraine's government building Thursday as tensions following weeks of demonstrations ebbed with parliament's adoption of electoral reform before a new presidential runoff Dec. 26.

Parliament Paves Way for New Vote

  • 09 December 04
  • The Associated Press
Ukraine's parliament adopted electoral and constitutional changes Wednesday in a compromise intended to defuse the nation's political crisis -- prompting opposition leaders to say they would lift a blockade of government buildings.

Ukraine Talks Fail as Crisis Deepens

  • 08 December 04
  • The Associated Press
The Ukrainian parliament adjourned a raucous session Tuesday without voting on electoral amendments to secure a fair presidential revote on Dec. 26, as throngs of opposition protesters appeared to be growing restless with the prolonged political crisis.

Ukraine Rivals Debate on TV

  • 16 November 04
  • The Associated Press
With just six days before the final vote in Ukraine's tense and crucial presidential election, the two candidates who finished neck-and-neck in the first round of voting faced off in their first televised debate, with millions of Ukrainians expected to tune in.

Socialists Swing Behind Yushchenko

  • 09 November 04
  • The Associated Press
Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko won the support of the country's Socialist leader, his campaign manager said Friday -- an alliance that could prove crucial in a runoff election later this month.

Yugoslavia Opts for Rejuvenation

  • 15 March 02
  • The Associated Press
Serbia and Montenegro signed an historic accord Thursday that will radically restructure Yugoslavia, giving the nation a new name and its republics greater autonomy to prevent the country's final breakup.

Violence Flares in Kosovo Hot Spot

Serbia Deters Opposition Rally