U.S. Prepared To Work With Yanukovych Government In Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC -- The State Department said Thursday it is prepared to work with Ukraine's prospective new prime minister, Viktor Yanukovych, despite his history of strong support for Russia.

Sean McCormack

Spokesman Sean McCormack credited Yanukovych with working within the democratic system to achieve his political comeback.

"Mr. Yanukovych has come to the prime ministership in the old-fashioned, democratic way: He worked hard for votes, he campaigned, he politicked," McCormack said.

He said the United States will work with the Yanukovych's government as it would with any other democratically elected government.

"We want to have a good relationship with the Ukrainian government," McCormack said.

Source: AP