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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia doubts about “peaceful nature” of the Sea Breeze 2008 maneuvers

Posted by the Editor on July 18, 2008


News / 18 July 2008 | 18:00


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia doubts about “peaceful nature” of the Sea Breeze 2008 maneuvers

Countries of the Black Sea basin are able to solve the
problems of their safety themselves without “paternalist” intervention from
abroad. There are certain appropriate mechanisms there, such as BLACKSEAFOR,
“Harmony of the
Black Sea” etc. This information had been delivered by the Department of
Information and Press of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia concerning
the Sea Breeze 2008 maneuvers taking place in
Ukraine.

Officially the Sea Breeze
Maneuvers were aimed to the improvement of the level of cooperation and
concomitance of military forces of the participating countries during
“humanitarian and peacemaking operations”. But such elements as battle
reconnaissance, search of the adversary’s submarine, control of navigation,
repulsion operations etc. are perfected too. Department of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Russia notes their anti-Russian mood.

These maneuvers are
followed with numerous protest actions. Taking into account the political
situation, the Ministry of Defence of
Russia decided to cancel participation of
the Russian Military Forces in the maneuvers.

Mass protest actions
against the maneuvers reflect the social opinion about the matter and about
joining the military bloc that will not favour good neighborly relations of
Russia and Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence of Russia believes.

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Vanco Prykerchenska has not appealed against Ukraine!?

Posted by the Editor on July 18, 2008


News / 18 July 2008 | 16:55


Vanco Prykerchenska has not appealed against Ukraine!?

Ukraine has not received official information about Vanco
Prykerchenska’s appeal to the International court of arbitration in
Stockholm.

Justice Minister Mykola
Onishchuk told UNIAN commenting on the information about arbitration
proceedings against
Ukraine, instituted by Vanco.

“The Justice Ministry and
government of
Ukraine do not have official information
regarding Vanco’s Prykerchenska suit against
Ukraine,” Onishchuk stated.

He informed that, according
to the regulations, if the appeal is taken under consideration, the government
of
Ukraine will receive the text of the appeal and will
be offered to choose judges for the legal proceeding.

Onishchuk also noted that
the appeal of Vanco Prykerchenska might contain the demand to oblige
Ukraine to compensate the company’s losses.

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Medvedko personally invites Zhvania for interrogation

Posted by the Editor on July 18, 2008


News / 18 July 2008 | 15:49

Medvedko personally invites Zhvania for interrogation

Medvedko personally invites Zhvania for interrogation

Prosecutor general of
Ukraine Oleksandr Medvedko calls the deputy David Zhvania to come for giving
testimonies in connection with the case of Yushchenko’s poisoning. Medvedko
said at the meeting with journalists on Friday.

“The Prosecutor’s General
Office has sent a bunch of summons to Zhvania with the demand to come for
interrogation. Once I called him personally on the phone, but he completely
ignored the invitations,” the prosecutor informed.

Medvedko expressed a hope
that Zhvania would finally appear in his office, as on July 16 at the Boryspil
airport he was delivered the summons in person.

“Prosecutor’s General
Office will also publish those rude words Zhvania told an SBU official, when
the latter handed him the summons,” Medvedko added.

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The World Bank recommends increasing tariffs for communal services

Posted by the Editor on July 18, 2008


News / 18 July 2008 | 15:00


The World Bank recommends increasing tariffs for communal services

The World Bank considers
that
Ukraine must increase the tariffs for the housing and
communal services.

Martin Raiser the director of the bank‘s
missions to
Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus stated at the press conference.

According to him, in
connection with the world tendencies of price rise for imported gas
Ukraine is facing either tariff increase or
lack of energy sources.

“We can already observe the
lack of energy sources. It will keep happening until
Ukraine realizes that its price policy must
correspond to the world economic tendencies,” Raiser said.

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Prosecutor’s General Office holding lustration

Posted by the Editor on July 18, 2008


News / 18 July 2008 | 14:15


Prosecutor’s General Office holding lustration

Seven prosecutors and
detectives have been fired for irresponsible behaviour since the beginning of
the year.

General Prosecutor of
Ukraine Oleksandr Medvedko stated at the session of the Office.

In particular, he expressed
concern over the condition of the educational work and over the irresponsible
behaviour and neglect of duties regarding traffic safety among employees.

“Nine criminal cases have
been instituted, including bribery cases, for the last half a year. And seven
prosecutors and detectives were fired for irresponsible behaviour,” Medvedko
summed up.

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Prosecutor’s Office warns politicians and officials

Posted by the Editor on July 18, 2008


News / 18 July 2008 | 12:45

Prosecutor's Office warns politicians and officials

Prosecutor’s Office warns politicians and officials

Poisoning of Viktor Yushchenko,
murder of Vyacheslav Chernovil, as well as murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze
are under investigation. Deputy Prosecutor General Mykola Holomsha told
journalists at the briefing on Friday.

He assured that these cases
are being investigated by professionals. He also underlined that law
enforcement bodies constructively cooperate with Mass Medias and respect all
journalists. According to him, Prosecutor’s Office intends to keep cooperating
with Mass Medias.

Holomsha asked not to
politicize the investigation of these important cases, but to help the
Prosecutor’s Office to clarify the situations.

Deputy Prosecutor noted
that his department would find those who were leaking information about
investigation.

“As for the attitude to
investigators, I want to warn those politicians and officials who don’t respect
the law enforcement forces that we will find a way to react on their attacks,”
Halomsha summed up.

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Yushchenko started climbing Hoverla

Posted by the Editor on July 18, 2008


News / 18 July 2008 | 11:20


Yushchenko started climbing Hoverla

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has started climbing the
highest mountain peak of the Ukrainian Carpathians Hoverla (2061m) in
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast.

The climbing started at 9 a.m. from two sides: Ivano-Frankivsk and
Zakarpattya oblasts. The head of the state is climbing the mountain
from Zakarpattya side.

About thousand people are also climbing the mountain with national
flags in their hands. MPs, political leader, Ministers, representations
of region city administration and other who is not indifferent to
Ukraine are climbing Hoverla.

Viktor Yushchenko also will take part in the opening ceremony and
consecration of the sculptural composition “Trident” on the top of the
Hoverla Mountain. The national flag of Ukraine will be hoisted and
capsules with the land from all regions of Ukraine will be put in.

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Naftohaz Ukrayiny twice increased payments to state budget

Posted by the Editor on July 18, 2008


News / 18 July 2008 | 09:30


Naftohaz Ukrayiny twice increased payments to state budget

Naftohaz Ukrayiny NJSC twice increased its
payments to state budgets of all levels during January-June of the
current year, compared to the same period of the last year, up to 13
billion 126.5 million hryvnias.

According to the information of
the Ukrainian Fuel-Energy Ministry’s press-service, on the whole,
Ukrainian fuel-energy companies increased payments to state budgets of
all levels by 69.6% during January-June of the current year, compared
to the same period of the last year, up to 16 billion 355.8 million
hryvnias.

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