Topic: Ukrainian political turmoil
The Ukrainian Constitutional Court consists of 11 judges, who are elected according to quotas distributed between the president, the parliament and the congress of judges.
The court had lacked the required number of judges since last year as parliament had not picked its own candidates and had refused to swear in judges chosen by President Viktor Yushchenko.
Following today's ceremony the court has a quorum, and becomes fully functional again.
Parliament has also approved pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych for the post of prime minister.
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Ukraine has not preserved its 1991 borders. The signing of the Geneva memorandum on April 17 reaffirmed the willingness of Russia, the United States and EU countries to reach a compromise. While the sides continue to trade tough talk and symbolic sanctions, the Kremlin and the White House are also holding a parallel dialogue on the coordinated geopolitical revision of Eastern Europe.