The party was founded in 1998 as Party of Educators of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Партія Освітян України); it was officially registered as a party on 26 October 1998. At the legislative 2002 elections the party was part of the Nataliya Vitrenko Bloc with Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine. The alliance won 3.22% of the votes, little short of passing the 4% threshold needed to enter the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament).
In July 2004 Bohdan Hubsky (at the time a People's Deputy of Ukraine[nb 1]) was elected party leader and the party was renamed United Ukraine. On 22 September 2004 in the Verkhovna Rada a new faction "United Ukraine" was created by Hubsky on the basis of the faction "Democratic Initiatives - Democracy". It had 17 members. The party supported Viktor Yanukovych during the Ukrainian presidential election of 2004.
- (in Ukrainian) Партія "Єдина Україна", Databases ASD
- (in Ukrainian) Прогресивна соціалістична партія України, Databases ASD
- Ukraine at the Crossroads: Economic Reforms in International Perspective by Axel Siedenberg (Editor), Lutz Hoffmann, Physica-Verlag Heidelberg, 1999, ISBN 3790811890/ISBN 978-3790811896 (page 184)
- (in Russian) Short bio of Bohdan Hubsky, LIGA.net
- (in Ukrainian) Партія «Єдина Україна» Party "United Ukraine", poli.in.ua
- (in Ukrainian) Фракція «Єдина Україна» визначилась з орієнтацією Faction "United Ukraine" identified a focus, Коментарі (22 September 2004)
- (in Ukrainian) Всеукраїнське об'єднання "Батьківщина" All-Ukrainian Union Batkivshchyna, RBC Ukraine
- ORANGE COALITION CRUMBLES AHEAD OF POLLS, The Jamestown Foundation (30 November 2005)
- (in Ukrainian) Єдиний реєстр громадських формувань Unified Register of community groups, Ukrainian Ministry of Justice (as viewed on 25 October 2013)
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