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Ukrainian tycoon’s residence is under narrow search

Posted by the Editor on August 16, 2005


News / 16 August 2005 | 18:13

Ukrainian tycoon’s residence is under narrow search

The armored troop-carrier with four soldiers of special group Berkut in it is standing nearby the residence of Rinat Akhmetov, the President of FC "Shakhtyor." Four Berkut’s soldiers are guarding the entrance.

The soldiers have carried out the manual battering-ram from the residence and put it into one of two buses which are suspected to belong to Berkut. They were followed by two men in civvies.

We remind that Hotel Luks has been under narrow search. It is situated near Akhmetov’s residence.

Rinat Akhmetov and his family are in Monaco on vacation now. He refused to come and "drink tea" in Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.      

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Ukrainian businessman prepares self-immolation for the Independence Day

Posted by the Editor on August 16, 2005


News / 16 August 2005 | 15:13

Ukrainian businessman prepares self-immolation for the Independence Day

Nikolay Gubenko, Crimean businessman living in camping nearby Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will commit self-immolation if the power does not respond to the picketers’ demands.

It will be the second attempt of such kind. The first one happened on July 8, when Yuri Lyashenko businessman form Novaya Kakhovka tried to commit self-immolation and got seriously burns.

Gubenko demands from power to keep its promise. He wants the committee charged by President of Ukraine to start its work. The main target of it is to resolve picketers’ problems. His wife and children are waiting for him at home. He states he cannot live a life as he did before.

If Gubenko’s action is not paid any attention by the power, Vladimir Zhuk, the other picketer, will do the same. He and his wife live in the camping. Their three-year old son died in the accident caused by drunk driver. The criminal has been punished recently. The court sentenced him to three and a half years in jail.

All these people are afraid of death but believe that President of Ukraine will prevent the self-immolations.

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Timoshenko to celebrate Miner’s Day in Donetsk

Posted by the Editor on August 16, 2005


News / 16 August 2005 | 13:30

Timoshenko to celebrate Miner’s Day in Donetsk

Yulia Timoshenko Prime-Minister of Ukraine will come to Donetsk on Miner’s Day, a source from Donetsk Regional Council reported.

Timoshenko is expected to come as a guest in order to congratulate miners on their professional holiday. The planned session of the Cabinet on coal industry will be postponed to later time.

But at the same time an official of the Cabinet reported that the decision about the visit is not final.

He also pointes out that the Secretariat of President tries to prevent Timoshenko’s visit to Donetsk. There are some officials which are not interested in high rating of PM in Donetsk region.

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Ukraine urgently checks Boeing-737 air liners

Posted by the Editor on August 16, 2005


News / 16 August 2005 | 13:05

Ukraine urgently checks Boeing-737 air liners

Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine charged the State Aviation Service with urgent checks of all Boeing-737 air liners used by the country’s air carriers.

The Ministry’s press-service has said the measure follows the August 14 air crash in Greece that claimed 121 lives.

The press-service said a similar incident occurred in Ukraine on August 8, when a Boeing-737, of the AeroSvit airlines en route from Kiev to Cairo, had to return to the airport of departure due to decompression.

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Student porno site at $5 for a minute

Posted by the Editor on August 16, 2005


News / 16 August 2005 | 12:48

Student porno site at $5 for a minute

Officials of Kharkov Department to Fight Organized Crime have finished investigation of the case concerning porno business, organized by students of different universities.

As reported in center of public liaison of Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kharkov region, students organized porno business a year ago, using Internet and personal contacts abroad.

A student, who performed the functions of an administrator, was searching girls of 18-25 year-old. The "administrator" agreed about a private meeting and persuaded a candidate to join the business.

In most cases girls agreed and went to an apartment, equipped by special technics, where a "client" was waiting. The details of their intimate meeting were fixed by web-cameras, connected to a computer with Internet access. In such a way, visitors of the student Internet site could become witnesses of a performance at the price five dollars for a minute.

Profits, gained from porno business, were enough to pay study and "for life". According to preliminary counts it made 20 thousand dollars per month.

According to Criminal Code of Ukraine, the students face three – five years of imprisonment for production and distribution of porno production.

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Ukraine lost to Israel 3:5

Posted by the Editor on August 16, 2005


News / 16 August 2005 | 11:47

Ukraine lost to Israel 3:5

Israel will play Poland in the final of the third annual Valeriy Lobanovskiy memorial tournament after defeating hosts Ukraine on penalties following a 0-0 draw in Kiev, noticias.info reported.

Oleg Blokhin’s team will contest the third-place play-off against Serbia and Montenegro, the under-strength Ukrainians having finally succumbed to their more composed visitors 5-3 in a shoot-out.

Despite the return of Serhiy Rebrov, Ukraine felt the absence of the unavailable Andriy Shevchenko and Andriy Voronin and struggled to impress in attack. Even so, it was Oleh Venhlinskiy who came closest to breaking the deadlock only for the late intervention of Israel defender Tal Ben Haim to deny him.

Indeed, the Israelis – missing playmaker Yossi Benayoun but giving debuts to David Revivo, Salim Toema and Moshe Biton – defended resolutely. They were happy to sit back until the closing stages when some quick counterattacks culminated in Ukraine keeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy saving well from Abbass Swan from ten metres.

After the 90 minutes ended goalless, Shovkovskiy was outdone by his opposite number Nir Davidovitch, and the latter’s team-mates Shimon Gershon, Toema, Swan, Alon Harazi and Adoram Keise who all converted their kicks. Keise’s penalty proved the winning one after Andriy Husin saw his effort come back off the crossbar.

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Ukrainian peacemakers to climb Golan Heights lately

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News / 16 August 2005 | 11:24

Ukrainian peacemakers to climb Golan Heights lately

The first group of Ukrainian peacemakers must appear for serving the mission on Golan Heights. However, the location has been adjourned for the second time; the new date is still unknown.

General-Lieutenant Valery Frolov, Commander of Ukrainian Land Forces called August 15 as the date of location.

Igor Khalyavinsky, Spokesman of Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that UNO had asked to adjourn the location. The main reason of it was Canadian contingent which did not manage to prepare to the procedure of base transmission to Ukrainian colleagues.

According to Khalyavinsky, Ukraine met their commitments and the contingent are ready for departure. "If the command comes, soldiers will depart for Golan Heights form Nikolayev," stated the Spokesman.

As it became known, Ukrainian division must be in UNO staff for observing of Israeli and Syrian forces. The main target of Ukrainians will be logistical support of UNO headquarters, repairing work and engineering. The presidential resolution on Ukrainian peacemakers was passed by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the end of April.

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The first lesson in schools will be devoted to European Union

Posted by the Editor on August 16, 2005


News / 16 August 2005 | 10:45

The first lesson in schools will be devoted to European Union

On September 1, for pupils of 5-11th forms, the first lesson will be devoted to European choice of Ukraine.

Ministry of Education recommended the topic "Ukraine is a European state" for the first lesson.

As reported in press-service of Ministry, in senior classes it is offered to conduct the lesson in form of a debate or a roundtable – "Why did Ukraine make European choice?", "We are citizens of Europe."

For pupils of junior classes the topics are the following: "My native school" and "Ukraine is my homeland."

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