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Ukraine paid in full for July Russian gas

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News / 5 August 2009 | 17:50

Ukraine paid in full for July Russian gas

Ukraine has paid $605 million for Russian gas supplied in July, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

“The government has paid for gas pumped into storage facilities today, ahead of schedule. We’ve transferred $605 million and have paid in full for gas originating in Russia,” she said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday.

Tymoshenko said that Ukraine had found the funds required to make payments for Russian gas supplied in July through the return of VAT to the state gas firm Naftogaz.

“The state had debts to Naftogaz in the form of VAT on exports. You know that Naftogaz [offers] such a service as gas transit. We returned this VAT and have paid Russia in full [for gas supplied in July],” she said.

“We’ll have 27 billion cubic meters of gas in our underground stores for the first time in recent years, and this will protect our energy independence,” Tymoshenko said.

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Tymoshenko controls payment of deposits in Rodovid Bank

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News / 5 August 2009 | 17:04

Tymoshenko controls payment of deposits in Rodovid Bank

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has paid an unplanned visit to the central department of Rodovid Bank and checked the fact of paying deposits to the depositors which started July 3, government portal reported.

“I have come on purpose so that to convince first-hand that the bank we have turned into national gives hope to people,” the Head of Government explained. Notably, Yulia Tymoshenko had a chance to see that there are no queues to take the deposits and clients are served in a due manner. Moreover, the Prime Minister talked to some depositors of this financial institution and everyone assured the Head of Government that they don’t intend to take their money but redeposit it as they trust the bank.

Yulia Tymoshenko highlighted the Gov’t hadn’t had to nationalize private banks among which are Rodovid Bank but made such a step for the sake of people. She reminded Bank “Kyiv” and Ukrgasbank had also become state banks.

“And I wish to assure all clients of Ukrgasbank, Bank “Kyiv”, Rodovid Bank that all the deposits will be returned, all the credits will be reorganized so that they would be comfortable for small and average business. We will spare no effort to make people feel there is the Government within the country,” Yulia Tymoshenko urged.

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Tymoshenko waiting for review of Ukraine’s ratings by international rating agencies

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News / 5 August 2009 | 15:00

Tymoshenko waiting for review of Ukraine’s ratings by international rating agencies

With the current economic situation taken into account, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko believes that the global rating agencies will shortly upgrade Ukraine’s ratings, she said this at the Cabinet meeting Wednesday having referred to the recent rating review for Ukraine by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.

“I believe that other agencies will soon do the same,” Tymoshenko noted, UkrInform reported.

The Premier congratulated all ministers on the Standard & Poor’s recent revision of Ukraine’s Country Rating Outlook to Positive from Negative. “This move signals that the anti-crisis program is efficient and the decisions we make are correct,” the Prime Minister underscored.

As reported, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services revised on July 31 its Outlook for Ukraine to Positive from Negative affirming Ukraine’s ‘CCC+/C’ long- and short-term foreign currency sovereign credit ratings, the ‘B-/C’ long-term and short-term local currency ratings and Ukraine’s ‘uaBBB’ national scale ratings.

The review reflects a recent progress made by Ukraine on implementing structural budgetary and financial sector reforms in compliance with the USD 16 billion International Monetary Fund stand-by arrangement that had led to the third USD 3.2 billion disbursement last week.

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Kharkiv region celebrates 165th anniversary of renowned painter Ilya Repin

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News / 5 August 2009 | 14:11

Kharkiv region celebrates 165th anniversary of renowned painter Ilya Repin

Kharkiv region widely celebrates the 165th birth anniversary of renowned artist Ilya Repin. Main celebrations will be held in Chuhuyiv, the artist’s small motherland, according to UkrInform.

“Creative activities of the great master oblige us, his fellow countrymen, to revere memory about this outstanding person, to care for preservation of unique historical places related to his name”, Kharkiv Governor Arsen Avakov said during celebrations.

During these same days, the Repin Memorial Museum in Chuhuyiv marks its 40th anniversary of foundation, and the Picture Gallery named I. Repin Prize Winners marks the 25th anniversary of opening the first exposition. These cultural establishments are centers for popularization of the artist’s great heritage. Unique exhibits are collected there related to Repin’s life and creative activities.

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Cabinet to allocate UAH 5.9 million to repair storm damage in Lviv

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News / 5 August 2009 | 13:08

Cabinet to allocate UAH 5.9 million to repair storm damage in Lviv

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine plans to allocate some UAH 5.9 million to repair damage from a storm in Lviv, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said in her opening speech at the cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, according to Kyiv Post.

The prime minister said that the damage was not as serious as last year, but state assistance is needed to repair it.

As reported, Lviv officials have estimated that the damage done by a recent windstorm is worth around UAH 7 million.

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Yanukovych wants to hear everyone

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News / 5 August 2009 | 12:21

Yanukovych wants to hear everyone

The leader of the Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych has already started preparation for presidential election 2010. One of his steps is to show the people that he is concerned about them. The name of the action is “Viktor Yanukovych hears everyone”, the purpose of the action is to understand people’s opinion in order to improve living standards by actions not words, ForUm’s correspondent informs, referring to information publicized on PR website.

So now people are offered to submit their suggestions to the PR leader website at “I hear everyone” section  or to the Party of Regions web-site  at “I hear everyone” section. Or people can visit  Party of Regions regional affiliates web-sites.

 
Written suggestions marked “I hear everyone” can be submitted to the Party of Regions public offices which work in every town, district and region.
 
Maybe intentions of Yanukovych or his team are good, time will show, but there is a question how people can apply or submit their propositions or requests on improvement of living wage to Yanukovych via the Internet, if not everyone, “whom Yanukovych wants to hear”, has PC and access to the Internet. It seems that Yulia Tymoshenko’s phone hot lines are much effective at least because they are aimed at all people.

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Koktebel Jazz Festival will take place in the Crimea

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News / 5 August 2009 | 11:37

Koktebel Jazz Festival will take place in the Crimea

The city of Koktebel, the Crimea, is preparing for holding the jazz festival which will take place on 10-13 September. It is already the 7th international jazz festival, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Music band “Tequillajazz” from St. Petersburg, joint project Kozak-Jazz-Rock from Ukrainian “Haydamaky” and Polish “Voo Voo”, British band “Oi Va Voi”, Hungarian “Djabe” and British pop star Courtney Pine with her musicians are expected at the festival.

The guests from Belarus: “Silver wedding”, Akana, CherryVata and from Russia: Rekevin, Alissidjazz, Funky Soul Band are also expected to participate.

Ukrainian jazz band will be also presented at the festival.

The concerts are planned to be held in two stages.

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Ukraine still wants to enter alliance

Posted by the Editor on August 5, 2009


News / 5 August 2009 | 11:13

Ukraine still wants to enter alliance

Acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Khandohiy has sent a letter to newly appointed Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the ministry’s press service reported on Tuesday, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Khandohiy assured the new secretary general that Ukraine is still working on meeting the NATO membership criteria under the first Ukraine-NATO Annual National Program.

He said he hoped that Rasmussen would support the Euro-Atlantic integration plans of Ukraine.

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