Ukraian President Viktor Yushchenko has accepted Iulia Tymoshenko as the new Prime Minister. According to an official statement, Yushchenko decided to accept Tymoshenko’s claim for the PM seat. Tymoshenko needs to be approved by the Parliament.

Both Yushchenko and Tymoshenko were the uncontested leaders of the 2004 Orange Revolution that replaced Viktor Yanukovich, the Moscow-supported leader.

The bloc led by Tymoshenko and the pro-Yushchenko group, Our Ukraine, have a very slim majority of only two seats in the Parliament in Kiev.