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Archive for March 30th, 2005

NTN asks Yushchenko to protect the TV channel

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2005


News / 30 March 2005 | 19:55

NTN asks Yushchenko to protect the TV channel

The letter of staff of TVchannel NTN "to the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, the prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko, the chairman of Verhovna Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Litvin" is published on the site of the TV channel.

The full text of the letter:

"The journalists of the TV channel NTN apply to you with worry and anxiety. To our enormous regret the worst fears concerning pressure on Mass-Media begin to come true.

Our TV channel began to broadcast on November, 1, 2004. It did not take part in political informative opposition, being engaged exceptionally in realization of constitutional right of citizens of Ukraine – the right to free access to objective information about events which take place in their country and in the world.

Therefore we have firm conviction, that pressure is put exceptionally due to independent position of the channel NTN and because of the fact that one of founders of the channel is a juridical person from Donetsk city.

The point is that the General Office of Public Prosecutor of Ukraine tries to limit legal possibilities of the channel NTN. On February, 9 the deputy of the General prosecutor of Ukraine T.Kornyakova sent an appeal to the Supreme economic court of Ukraine.

The General prosecution of Ukraine accuses LTD. TV Studio "Service of information" of allegedly causing harm to the state interests by not paying the fee for delivery of the new license.

However, we want to underline that this information has not been verified by the General prosecution and is contrary to fact, as LTD. TV Studio "Service of information" has paid at the State budget 2 162 254, 80 UAH for registration of changes in the license (receipt from 15.11.2004.).

Taking into account the aforesaid, it is possible to draw conclusion, that the General prosecution purposes only political aims, but not the object of observance of legality in Ukraine.

The Economic court, which conducted a session on March, 29 this year, did not give judgment for. Demonstrating an ordinary lead time of judicial trial, the court has postponed hearing of the case to April, 1.

We ask you to pay attention to happening events. Exactly the first actions of power, but not its proclaimed statements, make it clear what actually will happen with the state in the future.

Yours faithfully,
The staff of the TV channel NTN".

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Ukrainian tried to import a contraband helicopter

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2005


News / 30 March 2005 | 17:30

Ukrainian tried to import a contraband helicopter

Workers of the Black sea regional custom-house detained a car with an unusual load, press-service of State Customs Service of Ukraine reported to ForUm.

Having given the documents with untruthful information to customs officials, a citizen of Ukraine tried to import a helicopter "KA-26" for civil aviation from Moldova.

The real cost of the helicopter is being examined now.

ForUm

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$50 000 turn into $500 000

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2005


News / 30 March 2005 | 17:10

$50 000 turn into $500 000

ForUm became to know from informed sources in General prosecution that the sum of a bribe was 10 times more than the sum indicated before.

We remind, on March, 29, 2005, investigators of General Prosecution and Security Service of Ukraine detained the retired colonel of police and the helper of PM of Ukraine for giving bribe in sum 50 000 dollars of the USA to guidance of Cabinet .

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Zvarych has gained his end

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2005


News / 30 March 2005 | 16:40

Zvarych has gained his end

The cabinet of ministers of Ukraine will not abolish the re-export of oil. Such decision was accepted on governmental meeting, the minister of economy Sergey Terehin reported.

According to him, the re-export of oil will be possible only under condition of adherence to certain requirements. "We formed clear procedure of oil re-export", – he marked, "Glavred" reported.

We remind, that the minister of justice of Ukraine Roman Zvarych argued against prohibition of re-export of oil.

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Scandal because of a bribe

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2005


News / 30 March 2005 | 16:08

Scandal because of a bribe

General Office of Public Prosecutor brought an action concerning the fact of incitement to giving a bribe to the top management of government of Ukraine, the press-service of General Prosecution reported to ForUm.

On March, 29, 2005, within the criminal case, investigators of General Prosecution and Security Service of Ukraine detained the retired colonel of police and the helper of PM of Ukraine Mikhail Potebenko for giving bribe in sum 50 000 dollars of the USA .

Press-service did not specify to whom exactly they tried give a bribe.

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Tarasuk hurries to help Kirghizia

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2005


News / 30 March 2005 | 15:03

Tarasuk hurries to help Kirghizia

Minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine Boris Tarasuk will visit Kirghizia for trouble shooting in the country on March,31.

According to him, he reported about suggestion of Ukraine and Georgia to assist in trouble shooting in Kirghizia in the talk with Otunbayeva. She has accepted the proposition with thanks, and on March, 31 Tarasuk will conduct consultations in Bishkek about ways of conflict solution from Ukrainian side.

It is planned that the minister of foreign affairs of Georgia Salome Zurabyshvyly will fly for Kirghizia the same day.

Tarasuk reported that on March, 31 the acting chairman of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the minister of foreign affairs of Slovenia Dmitry Rupel would be also there, "Ukrainsky novyny" informed.

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“Greenjoly” represents a new song

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2005


News / 30 March 2005 | 14:01

“Greenjoly” represents a new song

The presentation of update international version of song and video clip "Together we are many (Razom Nas Bahato)" of Ukrainian group "Greenjoly" will take place today in 14.00.

Organizers of presentation are Ukrainian Records/Universal Music.

The group "Greenjoly", which represents Ukraine on song contest "Eurovision-2005", changed the text of the song on request of the European organizers of competition.

ForUm

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Beresovsky: There is something about Putin on Melnichenko’s records

Posted by the Editor on March 30, 2005


News / 30 March 2005 | 13:04

Beresovsky: There is something about Putin on Melnichenko’s records

The known Russian businessman Boris Beresovsky asserts that he has all records of the major Nickolay Melnichenko, however he does not know whether they are originals or copies.

"According to a statement of Melnichenko, confirmed by facts, he gave all records which he had without exception", – said Beresovsky in an interview to "Gazeta po-kievsky". 

"The question, whether these are copies or originals, is important from the legal point of view, but is not substantial from the point of public meaningfulness. Today nobody doubts that these records are authentic", – the businessman declared.

Beresovsky has reported also, that his fund was ready to represent decoding of all records of Melnichenko. "The fund of civil liberties is absolutely opened to represent all available records to society", – he said.

He declared also that there is recorded information "about criminal actions of the president of Russia, who organized conspiracy with the previous mode, therefore Russia very fears what can be published as a result of examination of these records", – Beresovsky underlined.

The businessman could not name the date of his arrival to Ukraine, referring to that he has not got a visa. "I consider that two positions came into collision – position of the minister of justice of Ukraine Mr.Zvarych, proclaimed officially, and position of political forces,  who were scared of my arrival", – Beresovsky said.

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