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NTN will not be defeated

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2005


News / 31 March 2005 | 11:30

NTN will not be defeated

The picketing of building of State Secretariat of President began in support of the TV channel NTN, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

Demonstrators hold state flags, flags of Socialistic Party of Ukraine and of Youth Union of Ukraine.

They stand with placards: "Yushchenko – where is a promised freedom?", "NTN: freedom, truth to the people", "Power, hands off NTN".

Besides, demonstrators cry out "Together we are many, NTN will not be defeated".

People, who have come to support the channel, declared in an interview to our correspondent that "NTN is a cultured channel which reports actual and operative news".

The general director of NTN Alexander Ilyashenko gave the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko the requirements concerning General Prosecution to recall the illegal lawsuit against the TV channel NTN. The president promised to examine this question, ForUm’s correspondent informed.

However, Lyashenko marked that demonstrators were not going to leave, as nothing had been decided.

Besides, employees of the TV channel have broken symbolically a TV set.

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Will Klichko fight with Nolan?

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2005


News / 31 March 2005 | 10:36

Will Klichko fight with Nolan?

American heavyweight Leo Nolan can become a competitor of Vladimir Klichko in a boxing duel, planned on April, 23.

After refusal of Sergey Lyahovich to fight with Klichko – junior, Eliseo Castillo was supposed to be a future competitor of Ukrainian. However the manager of American John Carline says that according to available information Cuban can give up a fight, opening a door to Leo Nolan.

"Presently, Leo’s chances to meet with Klichko are fifty-fifty", – the manager declared, adding, that he was waiting for a phone call to make clear this question, and that Nolan had a planned journey to go to Dortmund for performing in one show with Klichko anyway, "Novosty-Ukraina" reported.

32-years-old Nolan began the professional career in 1992, however soon he got into prison and continued his boxing career only in 2001. Since that time he has conducted 17 fights and conquered some unimportant regional titles. His most remarkable achievement was the victory over the once very popular boxer Lou Savarese, gained in June of the last year.

Nolan had 22 fights and gained 22 victories, only 8 of which won by a knock-out.

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Timoshenko will feed everybody on imported meat and fish

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2005


News / 31 March 2005 | 09:30

Timoshenko will feed everybody on imported meat and fish

On yesterday’s meeting government approved a bill provided for decrease of imported tariffs on imported meat to 10%, on fish to zero rate. Prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko reported about it.

According to her, zero rate will be set, above all things, on those kinds of fish, which are not caught in waters of Ukraine. She explained also that government suggested decrease of imported tariffs due to deficit of meat and fish on markets, UNIAN informed.

Timoshenko marked that for rapid passing of this bill draft in Verhovna Rada government would appeal to the president of Ukraine to define this bill as a top-priority one. She added also, that government would do everything possible to accelerate acceptance of bills concerning decrease of imported tariffs on food stuff.

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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".

ForUm

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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.

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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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