Yushchenko Appoints Kuchma to Shevchenko University Board of Trustees
President Yushchenko has appointed former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma to the board of trustees at Taras Shevchenko National University, one of the country's top schools, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.
The decision adds to a catalogue of honors bestowed by the President on controversial figures deeply resented by his supporters and the media.
During the Orange Revolution, Yushchenko publicly accused the Kuchma-Yanukovych regime of poisoning him and rigging the ballot.
Today, he trusts Kuchma to keep an eye on an educational facility that shapes Ukraine's future.