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Yushchenko: We are an honest client

Posted by the Editor on December 5, 2008


News / 5 December 2008 | 17:20

Yushchenko: We are an honest client


The President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko guarantees that all Russian natural gas delivered to Europe through the Ukrainian territory will be delivered directly to its owner. He confirmed it in an interview to the AFP agency, according to the President’s press-service. “We can not violate conditions of transit, it is unprofitable for us,” he stated.

He added that Ukraine will pay in full to Russia for all imported gas. “Ukraine won’t consume gas free. We are an honest client,” the President stated.

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UEFA to transfer EUR 373000 to Ukraine’s football club

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News / 5 December 2008 | 16:10

UEFA to transfer EUR 373000 to Ukraine’s football club

The Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk received EUR 372,513 for the participation of its players in the finals of the Euro 2008 European Football Championship in Austria and Switzerland this year.

UEFA said on Thursday that it would transfer the funds to the Football Federation of Ukraine to be sent on to Shakhtar, Kyiv Post informed.

This is the only Ukrainian team to receive funds from the European football organization under such a program.

These payments form part of the agreement of the historic Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed between UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) on January 21, 2008.

The target total amount set for distribution to the national associations from UEFA EURO 2008 was fixed at EUR 43.5 million. For UEFA EURO 2012 the target total amount to be distributed is set at EUR 55 million, provided final financial results of UEFA EURO 2012 are substantially similar to those of UEFA EURO 2008.

A total of 180 clubs are set to benefit from their contribution to the success of the final round of UEFA EURO 2008, and together they represent 24 of UEFA’s 53 national associations.

The club’s share was calculated by the “per player per day” amount multiplied by the number of days each player was at UEFA EURO 2008. This started two weeks before the first match of his national team until the day his team was eliminated. From this, the relevant percentage of the share was calculated for passing on to the club(s) with which a player was registered in the preceding two years prior to the start of the final tournament.

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President meets the IMF Mission to Ukraine

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News / 5 December 2008 | 15:10

President meets the IMF Mission to Ukraine

President Victor Yushchenko together with Minister of Finance Viktor Pynzenyk, National Bank Governor Volodymyr Stelmakh and First Deputy Chief of Staff of Presidential Secretariat Oleksandr Shlapak met with International Monetary Fund’s mission to Ukraine, president’s press office reported.†

At the meeting President thanked the Fund’s Mission members for their active work during their last visit. “We would like to thank you for your position that enabled us to quickly get positive answer to our request for financial support”, – he said.†

President also expressed assurance that Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and the National Bank would keep up to the loan agreement with the IMF.†

From her part Head of the Mission Ceyla Pazarbasioglu stressed that the IMF expects quick stabilization of financial and economic climate in Ukraine, adding also that the Fund’s experts are optimistic about development of the situation in Ukraine.

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Yuschenko threatens to dissolve parliament if Pliusch is not backed as candidate for speaker

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News / 5 December 2008 | 14:20

Yuschenko threatens to dissolve parliament if Pliusch is not backed as candidate for speaker

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko, at a meeting with Interior Minister and People’s Self-Defense Leader Yuriy Lutsenko, demanded that his political force support the candidacy of Ivan Pliusch for the post of Verkhovna Rada speaker, otherwise, he said he would sign a decree dissolving the parliament.

A source in the faction of the Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense Bloc told this to Interfax-Ukraine on Friday.

The source said that on Wednesday, December 3, Yuschenko and Lutsenko had a 40-minute phone talk. During the conversation, the head of state tried to persuade the People’s Self-Defense leader of the need to support the candidacy of Pliusch, because, otherwise, the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko and the Regions Party will form a coalition that will amend the constitution regarding the election of the president in parliament.

Lutsenko, in turn, said that the People’s Self-Defense group of deputies is not planning to support this kind of constitutional amendment if it is proposed. The representatives of his political force are ready to back bills resolving economic and social issues, he said.

According to the source, Lutsenko said that the People’s Self-Defense would not support Pliusch as candidate for speaker.

The president and the interior minister again met on Thursday and the former again tried to persuade the latter of the need to vote for Pliusch, the source said. Lutsenko confirmed the position of his political force that this candidacy is unacceptable and suggested nominating a new one from the faction of the Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense Bloc.

Yuschenko said that he would sign a decree dissolving the Verkhovna Rada and scheduling snap elections if Pliusch is not elected parliament speaker.

Some media have reported that Yuschenko also tried to persuade Regions Party Leader Viktor Yanukovych to back Pliusch for speaker at a meeting. However, a party MP, Anna Herman, told Interfax-Ukraine that she knew nothing of any meeting.

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NBU is asked to permit payment of currency credits in hryvnia

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News / 5 December 2008 | 13:30

NBU is asked to permit payment of currency credits in hryvnia


Finance Minister of Ukraien Viktor Pinzenyk officially addressed the National Bank of Ukraine with a request to approve the possibility to pay off currency credits in hryvnia.

“Pinzenyk suggests to introduce changes into the normative acts of NBU, which will allow loan debtors to pay off currency credits (or a part of it) in the national currency according to the NBU currency rates,” the official address says.

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Russian Orthodox Church leader Alexy II dies

Posted by the Editor on December 5, 2008


News / 5 December 2008 | 12:40

Russian Orthodox Church leader Alexy II dies

Russian Orthodox Church leader Alexy II dies

Russian Patriarch Alexy II, who led the Orthodox Church for almost 20 years, died at the age of 79 in his residency near the Russian capital on Friday morning, a Moscow Patriarchy official said.†

The cause of death has not been reported, but the patriarch was known to have suffered from heart disease.†

On Thursday evening, Alexy II held a church service in one of Moscow’s central cathedrals to mark a major religious holiday.†

The church’s ruling body, the Holy Synod, is due to gather for an urgent meeting in Moscow on Saturday following the patriarch’s death.†

Alexy II suffered a severe stroke in 2002. In April 2007, media reports said he was in a Swiss clinic in a serious condition or even dead. Church officials then confirmed the patriarch had undergone medical treatment in Switzerland, but denied the seriousness of his condition.

ViktorYanukovych sent a telegramme, expressing his condolenŮes.†

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Tymoshenko is conferred the title of Honorary Energetics Specialist of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on December 5, 2008


News / 5 December 2008 | 11:50

Tymoshenko is conferred the title of Honorary Energetics Specialist of Ukraine

Tymoshenko is conferred the title of Honorary Energetics Specialist of Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is conferred the title of Honorary Energetics Specialist of Ukraine. Such initiative was displayed by the Ministry of Fuel and Energy. Conferring of the title took place during Yulia Tymoshenko’s participation in ceremonies devoted to the mounting of storage pump and trench watering of the first stage of Dnistrovsk Storage Plant.

As Minister of Fuel and Energy Yurii Prodan said, who was at the Dnistrovsk Storage Plant, this award, the title of Honorary Energetics Specialist conferred on Yulia Tymoshenko for personal contribution to the energy development and stabilization of a situation in the branch.

In her turn, Yulia Tymoshenko awarded the storage plant builders with Diplomas of the Cabinet of Ministers for conscientious work, important contribution to the hydro-power engineering development and on the occasion of completing the first stage of setting the Dnistrovsk Storage Plant into operation. The PM hopes that all builders who were involved in the building of storage plant, in addition to Honorary Diplomas, will also obtain state awards on launching day of the storage plant, scheduled for the end of December.

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Dnipropetrovsk stops tyres production

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News / 5 December 2008 | 11:00

Dnipropetrovsk stops tyres production


The work of the “Dniproshyna” company is suspended till January 25, 2009.

Employees are on leave without pay. And they haven’t received salaries for October.

The “Dniproshyna” company is one of the oldest enterprises of the city. It has started its activity in 1961.

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