1954 - Born on February 23rd in Sumska oblast, Khoruzhivka, Ukraine. Ukrainian politician, who became president of Ukraine. 1975 - He was educated at the Ternopil Finance and Economics Institute, where he graduated with a degree in economic sciences. 1999-2001 - Prime Minister of Ukraine. 2004 - Survived a poisoning attempt in September, which left his face pockmarked and ashen and gave him a case of acute pancreatitis. Later analysis found that the poisoning agent was dioxin. 2005 - Elected as the President of Ukraine.
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