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The CEC members couldn’t hold meeting

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News / 11 June 2007 | 17:50

The CEC members couldn't hold meeting

The CEC members couldn’t hold meeting

The CEC meeting hasn’t taken place.

5 members of the CEC will demand to hold the meeting tomorrow. Mykhaylo Okhendovsky, the CEC member, stated that after it had become clear there is no quorum. Only 8 CEC members came to the meeting, except of 10.

5 CEC members in journalists’ presence signed the appeal to the CEC chairman to hold meeting tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Mykhaylo Okhendovsky hopes tomorrow’s meeting will take place. At the same time he noted that the present CEC members hoped the meeting would be held today.

He emphasized that the only question concerning formation of CEC composition from different regions was planned to consider at that meeting. He demonstrated the VRU resolution from 1999, where the division among the regions was made exactly on the basis of the resolution, “UNIAN” reports.

“What we insist on is that this question to be viewed collectively,” Okhendovsky told.

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USA considers Ukraine solved political crisis

Posted by the Editor on June 11, 2007


News / 11 June 2007 | 17:00

USA considers Ukraine solved political crisis

USA considers Ukraine solved political crisis

The US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor believes that political crisis in Ukraine is solved and it is done in a legitimate way. He told today in an interview to the Den’ newspaper. He considers the agreement reached by the leaders of the country is peaceful, democratic and constitutional.

William Taylor also noted fulfillment of this agreement is of not less importance.

At the same he avoided a direct answer whether he considers the VRU legitimate after the last decree of President Viktor Yushchenko on early parliamentary elections.

“What is really legitimate is the agreement reached by the President, the PM and the VRU speaker From our point of view, this agreement is legitimate,” he noted.

According to the Ambassador, the situation in Ukraine was really hard and it was a threat of forceful resolution of this crisis, but Ukraine managed to solve everything in a peaceful way, having learned some lessons that help Ukraine to be more democratic.

He noted that the USA observed the situation in Ukraine very attentively but has no right to interfere and advise something especially in the legislative field. William Taylor expressed the hope that the US President George Bush will visit Ukraine this year.

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Yushchenko gives Interview to The Globe and Mail

Posted by the Editor on June 11, 2007


News / 11 June 2007 | 16:35

Yushchenko gives Interview to The Globe and Mail

Yushchenko gives Interview to The Globe and Mail

In an interview with Canada’s The Globe and Mail on Monday, President Victor Yushchenko talked about Ukraine’s political crisis, economy and foreign policy, particularly its relationship with Russia and bid to join the European Union and NATO, President’s press office reported.

Speaking about the crisis, Yushchenko said: “The most important thing is that Ukrainian politicians have resolved quite an acute crisis through democratic means.” He added it was vital for the country’s democratic forces to unite and have effective dialogue.

The president also said Ukraine’ssecurity policies were “inseparably linked to the formation of the Euro-Atlantic model of collective security.”

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CEC may not “zero lists” of opposition

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News / 11 June 2007 | 16:20


CEC may not “zero lists” of opposition

The Central Election Commission can’t zero lists of the people’s deputies and also to admit new elected people’s deputies because of the absence of legislative base. The CEC members told today at the briefing for mass media.

In particular, the CEC chairman Volodymyr Shapoval criticizes the changes introduces to the law on election of people’s deputies and some other laws. The matter concerns that the law comes in to force since its publicizing but comes into operation after 60 days of its publication.

According to Shapoval, it means that norms of new law do not come into operation but the previous norms of the law are not effective already. In fact it also concerns norms of zeroing of election lists and procedure of appointment of new People’s deputies according to election lists of political parties and blocs instead those who resigned.

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Parliament decided to work one week more

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News / 11 June 2007 | 15:55

Parliament decided to work one week more

Parliament decided to work one week more

The Verkhovna Rada will work not only tomorrow but on the next coming week in the plenary regime. Adam Martynyuk, the first deputy of the VRU speaker claimed that at the press conference in the parliament, ForUm‘s correspondent reports.

“The next plenary week we will work instead of the week, beginning from May 19. We have a resolution of the VRU that the speaker of the parliament or his first deputy can call the VRU meeting, having informed the People’s deputies,” Martynyuk told.

Nothing special in today’s agenda Martynyuk couldn’t found. He added that by such active work of the parliament, as it has been observed during the last several months, the law number needed to be adopted by the People’s deputies is decreased.

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Martynyuk: OU and BYuT to have new leaders?

Posted by the Editor on June 11, 2007


News / 11 June 2007 | 15:30

OU and BYuT to have new leaders?

Martynyuk: OU and BYuT to have new leaders?

There are no 151 resignation applications from People’s deputies from the opposition. The first vice-speaker of the VRU Adam Martynyuk told today in the parliament, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“There are no 151 applications and we do not know whether they will be tomorrow. They may be more of less than 151. In case the CEC starts appointing People’s deputies according to the lists of BYuT and OU and new People’s deputies start taking oath, then, believe me, there will be few applications and there will be invert process,” he said.

According to Martynyuk, the people’s deputies from BYuT and OU do not come to the parliament to resign, because in fact they do not want to resign.

According to Martynyuk, in some day OU will elect new leader as its leader has already resigned. So there are all grounds for OU to choose a new leader. Martynyuk is convinced the same may be with BYuT.

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Ukrainian Government estimates transition wheat stock at one million tons

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News / 11 June 2007 | 14:45

Ukrainian Government estimates transition wheat stock at one million tons

Ukrainian Government estimates transition wheat stock at one million tons

According to the Cabinet of Ministers, as of early 2007/2008 marketing year, the transition stock of food wheat in Ukraine will reach some one million tons. This forecast was announced by Vice Prime Minister Viktor Slauta, the Cabinet press office reports.

As he stressed, the next marketing year the gross crop of wheat will secure the internal demand of the country and the productivity fall will be local, in some districts, which suffered from the drought the worst. Grain crops at the rest of the territory are supposed to meet the predicted volumes, Slauta added.

The soil drought hit one third of agricultural areas, which was some 10 million ha.

Notably, the Ukrainian Government has not yet named an official forecast of gross grain crop and productivity in the current year.

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Yanukovych: Opposition should fulfill agreements

Posted by the Editor on June 11, 2007


News / 11 June 2007 | 14:20

Opposition should fulfill agreements

Yanukovych: Opposition should fulfill agreements

“Today we fulfilled all obligations the Government taken. We adopted necessary laws, including the budget changes that make early elections possible. All those laws and budget changes are adopted in the parliament and signed by the President. The opposition obligations are not fulfilled yet so it’s time for opposition to fulfill obligations,” Ukraine’s PM Viktor Yanukovych told today, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.
 
Yanukovych think that People’s deputies who initiated early parliamentary elections should fulfill the agreements, according to the part 2, article 82 of the Constitution that foresees 151 People’s deputies, having resigned from the VRU, are illegitimate and than President appoints early elections.
Decree is already issued but the question of the People’s deputies resignation and acts of the CEC concerning zeroing of the lists are not solved yet.

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