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Kyiv fan zone to expand by UEFA EURO 2012 finals

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2011


News / 27 September 2011 | 17:50

Kyiv fan zone to expand by UEFA EURO 2012 finals

Kyiv fan zone to expand by UEFA EURO 2012 finals

The official fan-zone of the UEFA 2012 European Football Championship in Kyiv, which will be located in the center of the city, on Khreshchatyk Street and Independence Square, will be able to host 70,000 fans. On the day of the final match, the borders of the fan zone will be expanded to 92 thousand fans. This was announced by the head of the Kyiv city state administration, Oleksandr Popov, UKRINFORM reported.

As recalled by the administration chairman, the official sponsor of the tournament has already presented a fan zone project and made suggestions on the use of its territory.

In addition, on September 19, a general operator for organization of the fan zone was called to begin together with the city preparation of an operating concept and a technical plan for the organization and functioning of the site.

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Viktor Yushchenko to run for parliament

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2011


News / 27 September 2011 | 17:20

Viktor Yushchenko to run for parliament

Viktor Yushchenko to run for parliament

Presidium of Our Ukraine party has adopted a base position on participation in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Our Ukraine also addressed all patriotic and democratic forces on consolidation, ForUm learned from the party press office.

“I understand that it’s impossible to unite all these forces into one with a single member list, but at least we can try to be cooperative in order to avoid mutual criticism and fight,” Yushchenko said.

He also declared he would run for parliament in accordance with the party list. “I cannot enter by majoritarian list, as it can be considered an unfair political game. I am responsible for the party, not only for myself. To bring in the political force is more difficult task than to pass alone,” Yushchenko said.

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Court refused to reopen pre-trial investigation on Tymoshenko’s case

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2011


News / 27 September 2011 | 16:54

Court refused to reopen pre-trial investigation on Tymoshenko's case

Court refused to reopen pre-trial investigation on Tymoshenko’s case

Judge Rodion Kireyev has denied the defense request to return to the stage of judicial inquiry in the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

“Refusing to reopen the judicial inquiry the judge deliberately excludes evidence from further stages of the trial. If we are trying to follow the law, then we demand that the judicial inquiry be reopened, that all motions be addressed and that all evidence be announced. Only then can we move on to the next stage of the trial,” Yulia Tymoshenko said in support of her lawyer’s request.

The ex-premier pointed out that the court did not review important documents that were added to the case, in particular the Ernst&Young audit of Naftohaz, the expert opinions of the Alternative Center of Forensic Examination, and her orders to Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan regarding gas talks with Russia’s Gazprom.

Motivating his decision Kireyev noted that all proofs on this case had been examined by both sides, including the documents mentioned by Yulia Tymoshenko.

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Son of MP shot a person. Crimial case instituted against the offender

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2011


News / 27 September 2011 | 16:16

Son of MP shot a person. Crimial case instituted against the offender

Son of MP shot a person. Crimial case instituted against the offender

In the course of investigation of the conflict between two drivers in Ivano-Fransivsk region, which ended with gun shooting, police detained two suspects, one of whom happened to be a son of a member of the parliament from the Party of Regions.

“Taking into account public reaction in the region, a decision was made to detain the suspects. Later, on the decision of Ivano-Frankivsk court, they were arrested,” Interior Minister Anatoly Mohyliov said, ForUm learned in the press office of the ministry. “A criminal case has been instituted against the offenders.”

According to the minister, the offenders used gas and traumatic guns. “I believe that the most horrible thing is that a person due to his social or financial status believes he has a right to commit unlawful actions. Punishment for such people must be more severe than for ‘ordinary’ citizen,” Mohyliov underlined.

On September 18, in one of the Kalush (Ivano-Frankivsk region) street two drives were arguing about violation of traffic rules, when the third car arrived. Two individuals came out from the car and started shooting. One of the above mentioned drivers was delivered in a hospital with a gun shot wound.

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Tigipko motivated his unification with Party of Regions

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News / 27 September 2011 | 15:45

Tigipko motivated his unification with Party of Regions

Tigipko motivated his unification with Party of Regions

Leader of “Strong Ukraine” party and vice PM Serhiy Tigipko told a press conference why his party merges with the Party of Regions.

“Big changes and big reforms can be carried out only by serious political parties, which have influence, have majority in the parliament and positions in the Cabinet,” he said.

Tigipko noted that the necessity to unite with the pro-presidential party arose from the necessity to adopt a number of draft bills, including humanization of economic crimes, Tax Code, development of legislation regarding IT industry and “many other decision we need to make”.

“I believe that during the last year before the parliamentary elections we have a great opportunity to carry out interesting and important for the country reforms. Hence, there is a point to unite for this,” Tigipko summed up.

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President: EURO-2012 will become a holiday for millions of fans

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2011


News / 27 September 2011 | 15:25

President: EURO-2012 will become a holiday for millions of fans

President: EURO-2012 will become a holiday for millions of fans

President Viktor Yanukovych stated at the meeting with UEFA President Michel Platini that Ukraine would do its best to ensure that final stage of EURO-2012 would be conducted at a decent level and become a real holiday for millions of fans.

“These events are historical for our country and it is wonderful to turn over this page with you. I am confident that infrastructure built in Ukraine today will also be used by the future generations,” President Viktor Yanukovych said addressing to the UEFA President.

In return Michel Platini emphasized significant progress achieved by Ukraine in the preparation of infrastructure for EURO-2012. The UEFA President congratulated President Viktor Yanukovych with successful work in this sphere.

“I was really impressed by the progress Ukraine achieved in the preparation of infrastructure. On behalf of the UEFA I would like to congratulate You and Boris Kolesnikov (Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine) for you have done a great work,” Michel Platini said.

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President welcomes renewal of Ukrainian-Moldovan bilateral relations

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2011


News / 27 September 2011 | 15:12

President welcomes renewal of Ukrainian-Moldovan bilateral relations

President welcomes renewal of Ukrainian-Moldovan bilateral relations

President Viktor Yanukovych has met with Acting President of the Republic of Moldova, Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova Marian Lupu. Welcoming the guest in Ukraine President Yanukovych has highly appraised the renewal of active Ukrainian-Moldovan dialogue as “indispensable for our countries and peoples”. “Intensification of bilateral relations at all levels will eventually be filled with concrete substance and the sooner, the better,” President Viktor Yanukovych noted.

Acting President of the Republic of Moldova Marian Lupu has agreed with Ukrainian President on the importance of dialogue restoration between Ukraine and Moldova after the long pause. Marian Lupu has expressed confidence that all his meetings within the framework of the visit to Ukraine especially meeting with the President “will provide a new impulse and open a new page of bilateral dialogue”.

Marian Lupu has especially mentioned traditional historical ties between the two peoples that are to be sustained and developed. “We see our strategic goal in this. Friendly relations with neighbour state are a priority for all branches of government of the Republic of Moldova,” the Acting President of Moldova said.

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Interior Minister: Landyk refused to testify

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2011


News / 27 September 2011 | 14:49

Interior Minister: Landyk refused to testify

Interior Minister: Landyk refused to testify

Minister for Internal Affais of Ukraine Anatoly Mohyliov states that Luhansk city council deputy Roman Landyk refuses to testify in connection with the criminal case instituted against him for beating up a girl.

“The charges have been brought, but he refused to give any explanations saying he is innocent. He also said he refuses to testify,” Mohyliov told a press conference.

The Minister informed that a court issued yesterday a two months arrest order for Landyk, “as there are facts that he tried to escape investigation.”

Mohyliov also noted there were attempts to shelter Landyk from responsibility. The Minister pointed out that all citizens of Ukraine, despite their social status, are even before the law.

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