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Police officials wittingly killed Gongadze

Posted by the Editor on March 2, 2005


News / 2 March 2005 | 18:20

Police officials wittingly killed Gongadze

The murder of Gongadze was an "excess of performer", – the newspaper "Today" supposed, analyzing information of their sources in Security Service of Ukraine.

The sources told to edition, that, probably, George was killed in the car (which, indeed, was found and put in the garage of general Prosecution). Then the body was buried, but not in Tarashch. Moreover, they tried to burn it, poured by petrol, but the body did not burn. In opinion of newspaper, "excess of performer" happened there. There was no intention to kill; George was shot in the head accidentally. As a bullet remained in the head (and it was a table pistol), they had to dismember body…

The newspaper asserts also, that both detained on Monday are police colonels, and they served in Criminal search service before…. And what is most frightful, they say the general of police Alexey Pukach (direct commander of Criminal search service) personally finished almost dead George Gongadze. "If it is true — there are no words…", – the newspaper writes.

"Murder of George Gongadze is not an "excess of performers", but wilful murder by police officials", – said Lucenko, minister of Internal affairs.

According to him, three officials, participated in murder, are detained, other participants, including general Pukach, are in search.

He reported also, that "the second machine related to murder was delivered to general Office of Public Prosecutor".

In Lucenko’s opinion, the crime was so quickly detected by new power, "because previous power did not give permission to do it neither to police officials nor to General Prosecution".

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Ukrainian youth will arrange a picket “For honest Eurovision”

Posted by the Editor on March 2, 2005


News / 2 March 2005 | 17:07

Ukrainian youth will arrange a picket “For honest Eurovision”

Protest action "We are for honest Eurovision 2005" will take place on March, 4 in 11.00 in Kiev near the building of President Secretariat .  Press-service of the organization "Union of Ukraine region youth" reported about it.

Youth public organizations will appeal to the president of Ukraine with the requirement to halt interference of separate leaders in the contest "Eurovision – 2005". And in particular, they will express upheaval of young people and admirers of the singer Any Lorac concerning fabricated results in the finale competition for participation in "Eurovision – 2005".

"Events, happened on Sunday February, 27, became a surprise for the Ukrainian people, which during some months watched the competitive selection. The final round result caused an emotional splash among people. Terms being obligatory for all performers changed sharply! Victory was got by a group which actually did not take part in the fight for honoured right to represent Ukraine on authoritative international competition!" – the press-release of organization says. 

Youth public organizations dispute against power interference in conducting of international song contest "Eurovision – 2005" and call all young citizens of Ukraine, which are not indifferent to power pressure on Ukrainian listeners and performers, to join this action.

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Piskun “confuses the issue” in Gongadze’s case

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News / 2 March 2005 | 15:50

Piskun “confuses the issue” in Gongadze’s case

Expert of the Temporal investigating commission of VRU charged with the investigation of Gongadze’s murder Valery Ivasuk declares that he has grounds to consider results of investigation illegal.

Ivansuk reminded that the Gongadze murder investigation turned up at least two bodies, both of which, at one or another point in time, were identified
as George Gongadze.

Five examinations were conducted for comparison of DNA of a dead body found in Tarashchansky district of Kievskaya region with DNA of Gongadze.

Examinations had different results, however almost all of them confirmed that a dead body was not the body of George Gongadze, Ivasuk marked.

Another expert of the Temporal investigating commission of VRU charged with the investigation of Gongadze’s murder Victor Shishkin reminded, that Piskun, being the General Prosecutor under Leonid Kuchma regime, declared that direct performers of murder were dead. According to Shishkin, Piskun referred to the facts of dead bodies and detention of "killers of killers".
 
"But now the investigation group declares that performers of Gongadze’s murder are detained and testified",- the expert said.

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Reputed names of Gongadze’s killers

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News / 2 March 2005 | 14:30

Reputed names of Gongadze’s killers

Colonels of Ministry of Internal Affairs Protash and Gudzenko were among prisoners blamed for murder complicity of George Gongadze.

Protash and Gudzenko worked in capital Struggle organized crime administration in the period of Gongadze disappearance.

Informed resources disproved the data that general Astion, ex-leader of Kiev Struggle organized crime administration, appeared arrested.

As informed, on Tuesday, March,1, members of Ukrainian security service arrested two persons, named in the journalist George Gongadze murder, another one confessed his guilt in law machinery. The source marked that one of them was general, and two were colonels.

Answering the question concerning possible detention of former minister of internal affairs of Ukraine Yurij Kravchenko and his present location the source said that Kravchenko probably was outside Ukraine and information about possibility of his detention did not come while.

At the same time MIA refuted information that the head of George Gongadze was found.

We remind, that the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko declared on Tuesday, on March, 1, that Gongadze murder was detected.

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Block of Julia Timoshenko (BJT) requires arrest of the ex-governors of the Donetsk, Kharkov and Lugansk regions

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News / 2 March 2005 | 13:20

Block of Julia Timoshenko (BJT) requires arrest of the ex-governors of the Donetsk, Kharkov and Lugansk regions

Faction of BJT requires the "immediate arrest of former leaders of state administrations of the Donetsk, Kharkov and Lugansk regions, bringing them to account in accordance with the article 111 of the Criminal code of Ukraine and putting forward a charge in high treason".

Member of faction Valentine Zubov appealed to the speaker of Verhovna Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Litvin with request to invite general public prosecutor of Ukraine in the session hall for making report about investigations of facts concerning the threat of Ukraine integrity, which took place during presidential elections and proceeded in the south regions of Ukraine.

Zubov underlined that faction of BJT required "decisive actions directed to maintenance of public calmness and territorial integrity of the state" from the president of Ukraine, government, general public prosecutor. He marks that propagandistic and organizational actions, directed "to realization of ideas of separatism in the south regions of our state", still proceed. The deputy underlined that faction was convinced, that any political forces had no right to violate Constitution of Ukraine "and to trench upon territorial integrity of the state".

Zubov marked that he got the leaflet from Donetsk which is said about "orange revolution" in Ukraine and appeal to separation.

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Beaten American disappeared

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News / 2 March 2005 | 12:24

Beaten American disappeared

Ukrainian competent authorities conduct investigation, finding out the circumstances of black American diplomat’s beating, press-service of Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.

"Ukraine disapproves any displays of racism and xenophobia and will make everything possible for not-allowing such cases in future", – MIA commented.

At the same time, according to the department head re public relations of MIA of Ukraine Constantine Stogniy, police is searching now exactly the victim, as the fact of his beating was not registered, the diplomat did not appeal to law machinery and did not  make a single official statement.

Stogniy underlines that if American wants these people be found, he must appeal to police.

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State Duma of Russian Federation will examine Ukrainian re-privatization

Posted by the Editor on March 2, 2005


News / 2 March 2005 | 11:36

State Duma of Russian Federation will examine Ukrainian re-privatization

State Duma of Russia can adopt in the near future a statement concerning the process of re-privatization in Ukraine. The chairman of committee Andrey Kokoshin declared about it on Duma meeting re CIS and relations with countrymen on Wednesday.

He marks that re-privatization "going in Ukraine is a very problematic process and it is necessary to examine him as a political campaign against economic basis of opposition".
 
The confirmation of this, in opinion of Member of Parliament, is the decision accepted by the Supreme Court of Ukraine the day before.

Kokoshin reported that the committee discussed the question about preparation of State Duma declaration project concerning this problem, as the process of re-privatization in Ukraine "infringed on Russia’s interests".

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Skinheads beat unmercifully American diplomat in Kiev

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News / 2 March 2005 | 10:57

Skinheads beat unmercifully American diplomat in Kiev

The diplomat of the USA, afro-american Robert Simmons, was brutally beaten in Kiev. American was attacked by a group of Skinheads.

Simmons said that his white friends had not been attacked. According to the diplomat, police appeared only when offenders had hidden. Embassy of the USA in Kiev requires that Ukrainian authorities find guilty of attack.

Simmons is the employee of USAID organization (U.S. Agency for International Development) in Uzbekistan.

The attack was accomplished on Saturday February, 26 by the group of young people. Simmons declared that he was attacked by "well organized group of young skinheads in army boots". "I was beaten because I was afro-american. They did not touch my friends which were not black", – said Simmons.

According to the USA embassy’s statement, it will make its best to Ukrainian authorities find the instigators of racist attack, which, in opinion of employees of diplomatic mission, are not rareness lately  in Ukraine.

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