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Tymoshenko intends to adopt anti-crisis laws at Cabinet session

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News / 14 April 2009 | 17:52

Tymoshenko intends to adopt anti-crisis laws at Cabinet session

Tymoshenko intends to adopt anti-crisis laws at Cabinet session

Today at the special government’s session the Cabinet of Ministers is going to regulate issues in the draft laws which the VRU could not manage to adopt today. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko said.

“We together with Ministers and International Financial organizations have elaborated draft laws package which can become a ground for continuation of cooperation of Ukraine with the international financing organizations,” Yulia Tymoshenko said, opening the government’s session, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

The PM noted that the Cabinet would regulate issues by means of government resolution.

As a reminder, today the VRU refused to consider three anti-crisis laws, which are necessary for continuation of the cooperation with the IMF.

BYuT blames Viktor Yushchenko for break of agreements concerning voting for anti-crisis laws.

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Yushchenko wants to return 13% tax on import

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News / 14 April 2009 | 17:11

Yushchenko wants to return 13% tax on import

President Viktor Yushchenko called for reintroduction of the 13% charge on import duty on agricultural products.

Yushchenko said that after a meeting in the Kyiv oblast, concerning the agro-industrial complex.

According to Yushchenko, it is necessary for support of domestic commodity producers. At that he noted that he understands how this decision important is.

As a reminder, on March 18, 2009 the Cabinet cancelled 13% surcharge on import duty for all products, apart from cars and refrigerators.

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Ukraine-Russia public opinion mismatch may threat to national security

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News / 14 April 2009 | 15:10

Ukraine-Russia public opinion mismatch may threat to national security

The evident public opinion mismatch in Russians’ attitudes to Ukrainians and Ukrainians’ attitudes to Russians may become a threat to Ukraine’s national security, experts have warned, according to KyivPost.

A group of experts gave this opinion while commenting on the findings of a survey conducted by Kyiv’s International Institute of Sociology and Russia’s Levada-Center in 2009 for the Dzerkalo Tyzhdnya weekly newspaper.

According to the results of the poll, in March 2009 some 49% of Russians assessed their opinion of Ukraine as “bad” or “very bad”. On the other hand, in February 2009 only 5% of Ukrainians said the same about Russia, and 91% had a positive view of Russia.

“The mismatch in the public opinion of Ukrainians and Russians regarding each other is dangerous, because if Russia decides to intervene in the internal affairs of Ukraine, as it did with Georgia, public opinion [might hypothetically] be used to support Russia’s actions,” Kyiv International Institute of Sociology Director Valeriy Khmelko said, commenting on the study.

On the other hand, he said that, according to the polls, as the negative view of Ukraine grows in Russia, less people wish the two countries to be united.

Director General of Ukrainian TVI channel Mykola Kniazhytsky also said the situation was potentially threatening.

“Information in Russia is controlled by the government. Ukraine here becomes a victim of its democracy… Such a mismatch in public opinion in the two countries is threatening to Ukraine’s national security,” he said.

“In our irrational politics, little attention is paid to forming and protecting the national self-identification of the Ukrainians,” Kniazhytsky said. He said that Ukraine should establish public television, and produce more Ukrainian films to consolidate the nation.

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Foreigners will not be allowed in Ukraine without fingerprints

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News / 14 April 2009 | 14:00

Foreigners will not be allowed in Ukraine without fingerprints

Foreigners will not be allowed in Ukraine without fingerprints

The VRU has adopted draft changes into the law on legal status of foreigners and people without nationality, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

252 out of 442 MPs, registered in the VRU today, voted for this law.

The law foresees that foreigners and people without nationality must present their biometric data during visa registration and also during passing border control over Ukraine.

The law comes into effect from January 1, 2010.

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Azarov: Dollar can’t cost UAH 15 in Ukraine

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News / 14 April 2009 | 13:30

Azarov: Dollar can’t cost UAH 15 in Ukraine

There are no economic reasons for dollar in Ukraine to cost UAH 15. MP from the Party of Regions, ex-Finance Minister Mykola Azarov told journalists today, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Therefore all those talks are unreasonable. Such talks on dollar cost affect the public opinion, make rush and can lead to currency rate fluctuations,” he explained.

According to Azarov, if Ukraine does not get loan from the IMF, then Tymoshenko’s government will be responsible for this, which can’t work effectively.

Azarov also noted that the Party of Regions did not vote today for anti-crisis laws of Tymoshenko because the PR saw “corrupt essence” of these laws.

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Yushchenko is on working visit in Kyiv oblast

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News / 14 April 2009 | 12:42

Yushchenko is on working visit in Kyiv oblast

President Viktor Yushchenko is on working visit in Kyiv oblast. ForUm informs, referring to the president’s press service.

In scope of the trip, the President is expected to visit and get familiar with the work of “Niva Pereyaslavschyny” Ltd and Yahotyn butter-diary plant.

The President will hold a meeting on financing condition of the enterprises of agro industrial complex and situation in live farming.

Moreover, the President will meet with representatives of mass media.

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Rada postponed anti-crisis laws of Tymoshenko

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News / 14 April 2009 | 12:20

Rada postponed anti-crisis laws of Tymoshenko

Rada postponed anti-crisis laws of Tymoshenko

MPs refused to put draft laws on changes to Ukraine’s legislation, submitted by the government as anti-crisis laws, in agenda. The ForUm’s correspondent informs.

In particular, none of three draft laws on budget balancing and Pension fund, did not get necessary support of 226 votes to be included in parliamentary agenda today.

Neither Party of Regions, nor Communists voted for them.

The VRU speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn, commenting on such situation in the parliament said: “Here are consequences of yesterday’s meeting.”

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Yushchenko’s party is breaking

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News / 14 April 2009 | 11:26

Yushchenko's party is breaking

Yushchenko’s party is breaking

MP from the OU-PSD faction Ruslan Knyazevych decided to withdraw from the Our Ukraine party . He said that today in the parliament, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to Knyazevych, in the near time some more members of the party will leave the party.

Knyazevych is sure that at the moment OU party has lost itself. It will take for a long time to renew it again.

As a reminder, yesterday member of OU-PSD faction Olga Herasemyuk announced about her withdrawal from the Our Ukraine party.

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