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Baskov will become persona non grata in Ukraine?

Posted by the Editor on March 21, 2005


News / 21 March 2005 | 18:03

Baskov will become persona non grata in Ukraine?

The Committee of voters of Ukraine(CVU) calls to bring an action against the Russian singer Nickolay Baskov for political agitation during presidential elections in Ukraine. Besides, CVU demands to forbid Baskov Ukraine.

CVU marks that during his performance on the concert for supporting Yanukovich in Cherkassy on November, 12, 2004 Baskov cried out the following: "Government and the president of Russia will not allow kneeling Ukraine to America", "Only in Russia Ukrainians can stay 90 days without any registration! If you go to America, you think, they will meet you like this?", "Do not wave your red flags, take them and get away to America!".

The report of commission says that "these utterances of the singer contradict the following articles of Law of Ukraine:

  • Part 1 article 64 of Law of Ukraine "On elections of president of Ukraine", according to which participation of persons which are not citizens of Ukraine in pre-election agitation is forbidden,
  • Article 157 of Criminal code of Ukraine ("obstruction…by deception, threats …or by other methods to free realization of citizen right to elect and be elected as the president of Ukraine"),
  • Article 161of Criminal code of Ukraine ("Intentional actions directed to exasperating of national, racial or religious enmity and hatred, humiliation of national honour and dignity or insult to senses of citizens in connection with their religious persuasions, and also direct or indirect limitation of rights or establishment of direct or indirect privileges to citizens according to their race, color of skin, political, religious and other persuasions…").
"As it is planned Baskov’s arrival to Ukraine, CVU appeals to public authorities of Ukraine to forbid the citizen of Russian Federation Nickolay Baskov the country and asks the proper law machinery to bring an action against the singer", – the report says.

Also CVU calls the diplomatic representative offices of the United States of America "to respond to the facts of exasperating of international enmity between the Ukrainian and American people, humiliation of national dignity of citizens of the USA".

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“Pora” prepares “thoroughgoing measures”

Posted by the Editor on March 21, 2005


News / 21 March 2005 | 17:45

“Pora” prepares “thoroughgoing measures”

On March, 24 in Kiev the first convention (civil meeting) of the party "Pora" will take place. As reported in press-service of "Pora", the program of "thoroughgoing measures which will change Ukrainian society and Ukrainian power" will be proclaimed on convention.

As LIGABusinessinform reports, besides, the position of "Pora" concerning the process of registration of political party will be also promulgated on civil meeting.

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Yushchenko will deprive Germans of Crimean “Titan”

Posted by the Editor on March 21, 2005


News / 21 March 2005 | 17:06

Yushchenko will deprive Germans of Crimean “Titan”

The decree about creation of the joint Ukrainian-German enterprise "Crimean Titan" on the base of the largest producer of titanium dioxide state joint stock association "Titan" will be abolished.

According to the manager of the commission secretariat Leonid Suknenko, the initiator of this decision is the special control commission of VRU charged with questions of privatization. The members of control commission had already appealed with such request to the Ukrainian president, "Noviy region" reported.

The decision about termination of collaboration with Germany was accepted by the commission on March, 15. "There area lot of legislatively unstable questions", – Suknenko explained. However he renounced to specify details.

We remind that in September, 2004 state joint stock association "Titan" (Armyansk, Crimea) and German company RSJ Erste Beteiligungs created Joint – stock Company "Crimean Titan". Share fraction of "Titan" in Joint-stock Company "Crimea Titan" makes 50 percents +1 action, share fraction of RSJ Erste is 50 percents -1 action.

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There will be no license plates on the quiet

Posted by the Editor on March 21, 2005


News / 21 March 2005 | 16:20

There will be no license plates on the quiet

Ministry of internal affairs of Ukraine intends to liquidate "protective" license plates. The minister of internal affairs of Ukraine Yurij Lucenko reported about it.

According to him, tens of thousand of "protective" plates were sold to private individuals by previous guidance of MIA, which created the original "caste of untouchable".

However, only some persons from Secretariat of the president and Verhovna Rada, and only 17 ministerial cars (according to the number of Cabinet of Ministers members) will be able to get the special license plates.

Thousands of the special license plates like "VR", "CM" and "AP", as well as police’s "MI", which were used by whoever, will disappear. Employees of MIA will change to the license plates of dark blue color, as it was before introduction of special plates.

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Blohin has been returned to the national football team of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on March 21, 2005


News / 21 March 2005 | 15:30

Blohin has been returned to the national football team of Ukraine

The executive committee of football Federation of Ukraine made decision to reinstate Oleg Blohin in position of the head of the national football team of Ukraine. 

"It remained only to register officially this decision", – the first vice-president of the federation Alexander Bandurko declared.

According to Bondurko, "before the executive committee satisfied Blohin’s resignation by 14 against 10 voices, however it changed the opinion, having got millions of letters and telegrams from fans which are against Blohin’s resignation". "We are convinced, that Oleg Vladimirovich will listen to them", – he declared.

If Oleg Blohin does so, it will complicate the case about termination of his deputy’s plenary powers in connection with combination of two positions.On March, 17 the advocate of Blohin gave his resignation application from the post of the head of the national football team of Ukraine to Court. It was expected, that in this day the court would close the case for lack of the subject of dispute. However, it certainly will arise again, if Blohin gets back in the national football team.

We remind, regular committee of VRU sent in the Appeal court of Kiev an application concerning legality of combination of deputy’s plenary powers with the work on the post of the head of the national football team of Ukraine by Oleg Blohin.

On March, 16, PM of Ukraine Oleg Blohin, speaking in VRU, declared about his resignation from the post of the head of the national football team, "Interfax-Ukraine" reported.

The executive committee of Football Federation of Ukraine accepted resignation of the head of the national football team of Ukraine, PM Oleg Blohin, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

Blohin was elected in parliament on a list of Communist party. Presently he is the member of faction of SDPU (u). From September, 18, 2003 – the head of the National football team of Ukraine.

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ForUm’s photo-report

Posted by the Editor on March 21, 2005


News / 21 March 2005 | 15:07

ForUm’s photo-report

The week of Ukrainian prêt-a-porter "Seasons of fashion" passed in Kiev, the participants of which were leading national designers. The known Ukrainian artists, sportsmen and politicians were the guests of shows.

ForUm’s photo correspondent represents the collection of the prominent Ukrainian designer Victor Anisimov.

http://en.for-ua.com/gallery/moda

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Yushchenko’s wife thoroughly follows vogue

Posted by the Editor on March 21, 2005


News / 21 March 2005 | 13:50

Yushchenko’s wife thoroughly follows vogue

The week of Ukrainian prêt-a-porter "Seasons of fashion" passed in the capital, participants of which were leading national designers. The known Ukrainian artists, sportsmen and politicians were the guests of shows.

Wife of the president of Ukraine Ekaterina Chumachenko was one of the guests. She began to visit "Seasons" being prime minister’s wife, continued to do it as wife of opposition leader and did not change traditions to visit the shows of favourite designers even now, in new status of the first lady, the newspaper "Segodnya" writes.

Ekaterina Chumachenko came to "Seasons of fashion", holding in hands a miniature bag made of a red crocodilian skin, gone well with shoes. The first lady was dressed in a short fur coat made of mink of caramel color. Under it she wore a suit of brown woolen fabric, imitating a tapestry. The slat of coat was embroidered by beads in tone. The suit was made by Roxolana Bogutskaya.

President’s wife likes many Ukrainian designers. "I like Oksana Karavanskaya, Lily Pustovit, and Victor Anisimov",- Ekaterina Chumachenko said to the ForUm’s correspondent.  

"I came to "Seasons of fashion" to see fashion tendencies in Ukraine for today . I can draw a conclusion that we go back to the past— to the classics of 80th, 90th".

Speaking with journalists, the first lady of the country reported that in students’ years she did not follow any special style in clothes and "all the time sat in a library in jeans". Today she prefers classic business style.

"I think that our women are the most stylish in Europe and the whole world will understand with the lapse of time that we are the center of fashion. Orange color became very fashionable now in Europe", – the president’s wife declared.

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Second-in-command of Armed Forces of the USA comes to Kiev

Posted by the Editor on March 21, 2005


News / 21 March 2005 | 13:00

Second-in-command of Armed Forces of the USA comes to Kiev

American military delegation at the head of the second-in-command of armed forces of the USA in Europe, the general Charles Wild will arrive today to Ukraine with a two-day visit, the press-service of Department of Defense of Ukraine reports.

The purpose of the visit is a discussion of Ukraine’s plans concerning euroatlantic integration, defensive reform and prospects of bilateral collaboration,"Liga" informs.

It is planned that within the program of visit the American specialists will conduct negotiations with delegation of Armed Forces of Ukraine, will pay courtesy visit to the minister of defense of Ukraine Anatoliy Gricenko, will visit the National Academy of Defense of Ukraine, where will familiarize with the system of officer staff training, and will conduct the working meetings in National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and Verhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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