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Gongadze’s murder is detected

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News / 1 March 2005 | 18:10

Gongadze’s murder is detected

The head of the disappeared journalist George Gongadze is found. One of the known Ukrainian journalists engaged in criminal investigations Oleg Eltsov reported about it to the "5th channel".

According to him, the head of Gongadze is found in Dnepr bay.

Security service of Ukraine refutes this information. According to the press secretary of SSU head Marina Ostapenko, this information does not represent the facts.

We remind that two men, related to Gongadze’s murder, were detained tonight. "These people are the direct participants of the murder. Maybe, they are not the killers, but people which were present at murder", – said a source in law machinery.

The president Victor Yushchenko declared that the direct performers of George Gongadze’s murder are detained and testified.
 
The president reported also, that he already familiarized with that, how the journalist spent his last hours of life. Yushchenko declared that even dark ages did not see such cruelty.

Besides, Yushchenko revealed to journalists, that former power was a "shelter” for gangsters in this crime. In particular, according to him, ex-General Prosecutor Gennady Vasiliev did everything to "burke" investigation of this case.

According to Yushchenko, next task in Gongadze’s case is to find out the customers of murder.

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Bilozir: “Eurovision” shows not the best

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News / 1 March 2005 | 16:50

Bilozir: “Eurovision” shows not the best

Answering the question of ForUm’s correspondent, whether the group "Greenjolly" with the song "Together we are many" (Razom nas bagato) is a cultural asset  which can be represented to other countries in the finale of "Eurovision", minister of culture and arts of Ukraine Oksana Bilozir declared: "Eurovision" is a competition in which every country does not show the best standard".

According to her, every country declares its spirit on "Eurovision". "Ukraine is known as peace-loving nation and proud people which carried out shocking "orange revolution". And Europe wants to see this spirit ", she said.

Minister marks also, that song "Together we are many" is sung now almost in the whole world, and if Ukraine does not represent it on "Eurovision", it will not be understood.

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Timoshenko was drinking chacha, wine and champagne, but was able to “speak soberly”

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News / 1 March 2005 | 15:34

Timoshenko was drinking chacha, wine and champagne, but was able to “speak soberly”

Yesterday during opening of the Ukrainian-Georgian business-forum in Ukrainian House, where Georgian producers represented wines and clothes, prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko was drinking chacha, wine and champagne.

Timoshenko marked that she knew this drinks since students’ time. Timoshenko, escorted by the premier of Georgia, did not deprive a single exhibition bar.

"I went round all stands, tasted each drink, but I can speak soberly… I want you to know that in the person of the Ukrainian government every Georgian businessman will have the help, we will become a team", – Timoshenko told.

Besides, Timoshenko paid attention to the bright models of the Georgian designer Avtandil. And he promised to create something special for her.

However, the prime-minister got only a red-orange scarf from Avtandil and a ceramic bottle of wine.

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“State benefits for Kuchma must not differ from benefits for Kravchuk”

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News / 1 March 2005 | 14:05

“State benefits for Kuchma must not differ from benefits for Kravchuk”

The first president of Ukraine, PM and the leader of SDPU (u) Leonid Kravchuk considers that system of ex-presidents defence guarantees must be determined by a separate law.

"Our country will develop; there will be the third, fourth and fifth presidents. And what? Will everybody get his own special guarantees? It is impossible", – Kravchuk said.

According to his words, "when a talk about benefits for ex-presidents began, I said we needed to pass the law, as in the whole civilized world".

"Benefits for Kravchuk must not differ from benefits for Kuchma or from benefits for Yushchenko – in a prospect. All must be assured by the law, not by the decision of Cabinet", – Kravchuk declared.

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Ukraine will join EU in 2015 year?

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News / 1 March 2005 | 13:15

Ukraine will join EU in 2015 year?

Foreign press continues to discuss the possibility of Ukraine joining European Union. In particular, Financial Times writes about it.

"Don’t mention Ukraine," has been the watchword in Brussels since western-looking Viktor Yushchenko swept to power on the back of a public uprising last year, raising the thorny issue of European Union membership.

Those running the EU do not wish to countenance Kiev joining for fear of annoying Russia and inflaming euroscepticism in France (which thinks EU enlargement has gone quite far enough, thank you).

Bizarrely, the European Commission’s official position is that the EU’s door is "neither open nor closed".

So eyebrows were raised last Friday when a commissioner almost said that Ukraine could possibly join "by around 2015", the same time as troublesome Turkey.

The fateful sentence was in a speech by Danuta Hübner, the regional affairs commissioner, who comes from Poland, Ukraine’s biggest European champion.
Yet the speech at Hübner’s alma mater, Sussex University, though circulated, was never made. Why not? Hübner’s spokeswoman claims the audience "was not interested . . . They wanted to hear about the constitution, the budget and regional policy" so she changed her script. A very strange bunch.

The spokesperson also denied Hübner’s colleagues warned her off. Perhaps she just read the speech and pulled back from the brink.

Whatever the truth, the great irony is that her speechwriter was probably right.

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News / 1 March 2005 | 12:38

Icons and jewelry are being sold in …Parliament

Trade exhibition of jewelry, cosmetics, pictures and icons is located on the third floor of building of Verhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Downy shawls, various small boxes and many other things of handwork are also represented on this trade exhibition.

Notably, that goods’ prize varies from 55 grivnas to 3 thousands.

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Court united two “Krivorojstal”‘s cases

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News / 1 March 2005 | 11:32

Court united two “Krivorojstal”‘s cases

Pechersky district court of Kiev satisfied the statement of Irene Nasarova and united two cases about nullification of results of sale 93,02% of "Krivorojstal" (Dnepropetrovsk) stock. There were no objections concerning uniting from the side of the process participants.

Nasarova also suggested forbidding the broadcasting company ICTV to record this process, as broadcasting company and group "Interpipe" are registered to one address, and, consequently, can have financial relations, which can influence objectivity of coverage of judicial process court denied this claim because it would narrow the rights of ICTV as compared to other broadcasting companies.

The next judicial sitting will take place on March, 14.

As reported, PM Pavel Ignatenko and advocate Irene Nasarova declared to Pechersky district court of Kiev to nullify contract of sale 93,02% stock of "Krivorojstal".

On June, 14, 2004 the contract of sale was concluded between Fund of national property of Ukraine and Investment Metallurgic Alliance (IMA) which acquired 93,02% stock for 4260 million gryvnas (about $800 million).

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21 cars crashed in the Cherkasskaya region

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News / 1 March 2005 | 10:26

21 cars crashed in the Cherkasskaya region

Four car crash accidents happened during 15 minutes on the dike through Dnepr in the Cherkasskaya region. About it reported in Ministry of Emergency Control of Ukraine.

Accidents happened because of bad weather: strong snow-fall, snow alluviums, and break of road laws. Altogether 21 cars crashed on the 4-kilometre area of dike near the railway station.

4 men are hurt and delivered to a district hospital.

There were 2 passenger minibus, 1 truck and 18 passenger cars.

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