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Hryhoriy Nemyria left for the USA on official visit

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2009


News / 21 April 2009 | 17:40

Hryhoriy Nemyria left for the USA on official visit

Through April 21-26 Vice Prime Minister for European and International Integration Hryhoriy Nemyria will be staying with an official visit to Washingtonm government portal informs.

Hryhoriy Nemyria leads a delegation of Ukraine to participate in Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group.

In the course of his visit Hryhoriy Nemyria will hold meetings with leaders of IMF, World Bank and representatives of the Government and Congress of USA.

“It will give chance to strengthen the positive signal received by Ukraine the previous week, when an understanding on furthering cooperation with the IMF was gained and with regards to recommendations on allocation of the next IMF tranche and its direction to the state budget of Ukraine,” Hryhoriy Nemyria stressed. We wish to support this dynamism, to make following steps coordinated with financial institutions. This is just the objective of the program of stay of Ukraine’s delegation in the USA”.

Hryhoriy Nemyria will also take the floor in Brookings Institution, during a meeting of the US-Ukraine Business Council and will participate in a conference “First 100 days. Opportunities the crisis is opening: strengthening society during the economic instability” sponsored by the Bertelsmann Fund jointly with the Financial Times.

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Tymoshenko: Government perseveres with anti-crisis program

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2009


News / 21 April 2009 | 17:16

Tymoshenko: Government perseveres with anti-crisis program

The Government is trying to persistently and effectively implement the anti-crisis program. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko announced in the course of signing Agreement between Ukraine and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development on realization of Improvement of motor roads and road safety project, ForUm informs, referring to the governmnet portal.

“The Government is trying to implement anti-crisis program, multi-functional in various directions, all the areas. And I am convinced we will manage to curb this crisis,” the Premier stressed.

The Head of Government noted one of the directions of the bail-out program defined by the Government was devising of huge infrastructure projects. Yulia Tymoshenko accentuated nowadays many countries of the world are leading their economics out of the crisis along such way. According to the Prime Minister, realization of huge infrastructure projects enables to form internal market of metal production, building materials and create new workplaces.

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Expert: Yanukovych – the most predictable opponent at presidential election

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2009


News / 21 April 2009 | 15:30

Expert: Yanukovych – the most predictable opponent at presidential election

Leader of the Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych will be the most predictable opponent at the Presidential election. The confrontation with him will be the most desirable for other main candidates for president. Deputy chairman of the Agency of situation modeling Oleksiy Holobutskyi commented on decision of Viktor Yanukovych to participate in Presidential election, ForUm informs.

“Yanukovych will be the most convenient opponent for any candidate for president. First of all it is explained by hard localization of election niche, conservative image and significant decrease of electors’ motivation. Yanukovych will suffer from political apathy of the people and distrust to the political institution. It means that the character of the election campaign of Yanukovych and effective principles of confrontation with him can be counted in advance. So not only Tymoshenko, but even Yatsenyuk or Lytvyn have chances for victory,” the expert says.

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Yushchenko asks Tymoshenko to review decisions taken to get next IMF tranche

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2009


News / 21 April 2009 | 14:00

Yushchenko asks Tymoshenko to review decisions taken to get next IMF tranche

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko has asked Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to conduct a thorough review of government decisions taken to receive the next tranche of the International Monetary Fund’s loan to Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine informs.

The head of state made the request in a letter to the head of government, his press service reported.

Yuschenko said that he welcomes the approval by the government of decisions needed to get the next tranche of the fund’s loan.

However, he said that a package of resolutions adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers on April 14, 2009 contains clauses that do not concern issues that should be settled as part of cooperation with this organization, and which have a number of serious drawbacks.

Yuschenko said that the government had passed five resolutions introducing additional paid services that could be rendered by budget-funded institutions concerning such areas as tackling the consequences of emergencies, fire prevention, the work of the law enforcement agencies, and social and cultural services for citizens.

The head of state said that the attempt to ensure the payment of wages to workers of budget-funded institutions, educational establishments, medical, cultural, scientific, and sports institutions through the mechanism of charitable contributions has nothing to do with the IMF’s proposals.

Yuschenko said that the endorsement of decisions that do not directly concern IMF proposals but that introduce unclear schemes for the financial maintenance of the state sector would have a dramatic effect on the country’s social and economic situation.

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Lytvyn thinks after presidential election it will be worse

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2009


News / 21 April 2009 | 13:10

Lytvyn thinks after presidential election it will be worse

The chairman of the VRU Volodymyr Lytvyn has doubts on social break in the country.

“In order protest break in the country not to happen, people should estimate the situation. Otherwise uncontrolled protest from the people is possible. But I do not think such scenario is possible in Ukraine,” Lytvyn said in an interview on Monday, ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Ukrainians do not trust the power any more. People are concentrated now on their own problems their way of life. People are concerned about solution of their own problems. Therefore, meetings and protest actions, initiated by the opposition, had not much support. People understood those meeting would bring no effect,” he added.

Volodymyr Lytvyn does not consider that Presidential elections will be crucial moment. But under current situation in the country and in the policy, in particular, one should not expect changes for the better. It can be even worse after Presidential elections, he added.

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Yanukovych can unite with Tymoshenko

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2009


News / 21 April 2009 | 12:00

Yanukovych can unite with Tymoshenko

The Party of Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych says that creation of wide coalition in the parliament is possible under certain circumstances, but such variant is unlikely. He said that in an interview with TVi channel, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“In contrast to BYuT, we never said “never”. If it is necessary for crisis solution, we of course will renounce our ambitions and will agree on wide coalition, but at first many issues should be discussed, our opponents should admit their mistakes,” Yanukovych said.

At the same time Yanukovych noted that wide coalition with BYuT is unlikely to be, as PR and BYuT are too different.

He noted that under certain circumstances PR would have agreed for wide coalition with BYuT but he is not ready to name these conditions right now.

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Yanukovych will try his luck once again

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2009


News / 21 April 2009 | 11:29

Yanukovych will try his luck once again

Party of Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych intends to participate in the Presidential election.

“I am sure I will participate in Presidential election…I am a leader of the party, the party is the leader of the national rating, it is naturally that we are going to participate in these elections,” Yanukovych said. Yanukovych informed that such decision is already taken, but it will be officially announced after the party congress.

Yanukovych also noted once again that he is for early Presidential elections, but he is against of idea to elect President in the VRU.

As a reminder, earlier the VRU appointed Presidential elections for October 25.

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Easter: VIP and ordinary people attended service (photo)

Posted by the Editor on April 21, 2009


News / 21 April 2009 | 11:00

Easter: VIP and ordinary people attended service (photo)

Easter: VIP and ordinary people attended service (photo)

Ukraine together with Orthodox world celebrated Easter on April 19. This year the number of people who attended Easter church service was huge. According to Interior Ministry date, about 10.4 million residents of Ukraine participated in Easter services. The representatives of power also attended services. President Viktor Yushchenko with his wife and children attended churches of four confessions that night.

Yulia Tymoshenko attended Easter services together with Viktor Yushchenko and his family. Viktor Yanukovych attended service in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

 
 
 
 
 

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