Ukraine's parliament approved Viktor Yanukovich as prime minister Friday, sealing the comeback of the Moscow-leaning politician after his humiliation nearly two years ago in the pro-Western street uprising known as the Orange Revolution.
He will share power with President Viktor Yushchenko, the man who defeated him in 2004. The president said he had cast-iron pledges from Yanukovich that he would not try to reverse the revolution's pro-Western principles.
Yanukovich will do whatever he can to assume control. Once a communist, always a communist. This is not good news for the Ukraine.