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Kravchuk: People will not trust such a government

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2005


News / 30 April 2005 | 12:02

Kravchuk: People will not trust such a government

Estimating the 100-days of activity of the new Cabinet, Leonid Kravchuk, the ex-president of Ukraine, presently the head of Social Democratic Party’s of Ukraine parliamentary faction, noted that Ukrainians will not trust such a government.

"They (new government – ed.) speak very earnestly. People can believe them, but will not trust ", – said Kravchuk, "Komsomolskaya Pravda" reported.

According to Kravchuk, he is worried about attempts of the new power to control economics manually, as well as to play with USD and persecute dissenters. But Kravchuk is mostly alarmed by the attempt of the new government to make over political reform.

He said that people are also worried about this question.

Nevertheless, according to public opinion poll, the level of people’s confidence in the prime minister of Ukraine, Julia Timoshenko, practically did not change – 50.4% in February and 50.5% in April.

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Donetsk has a chance to hold European Football Championship – 2012

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2005


News / 30 April 2005 | 10:12

Donetsk has a chance to hold European Football Championship – 2012

Ukraine has determined 7 regions – main candidates for arrangement and holding of European championship matches, in case Ukraine will win the tender for holding of the competition, the press service of Nikolay Tomenko, the vice-prime minister, reported.

The main pretenders are Kiev and Kiev region, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Lvov and Kharkov, DVC informed.

According to Union’s of European football associations (UEFA) requirements, a country, which receives European championship, must have at least 4 stadiums, 2 airports and 10-15 hotels of European level.

Working group for arrangement of Ukraine’s participation, headed by Tomenko, was approved at yesterday’s meeting concerning participation of Ukraine in UEFA tender for holding of European Football Championship – 2012 in Ukraine and Poland.

We remind that at the end of January the Federation of Football of Ukraine has submitted an application to UEFA jointly with Poland for holding of European Football Championship – 2012. Italy jointly with Greece, Croatia with Hungary, as well as Russia also applied.

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The model of administrative-territorial reform of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on April 29, 2005


News / 29 April 2005 | 17:31

The model of administrative-territorial reform of Ukraine

The vice-prime minister of Ukraine Roman Bezsmertny paid attention to the necessity of the reform’s implementation before the elections next year and suggested holding of the parliamentary elections in spring and to local authorities – in autumn, Ukrainian radio reported.

Three major components of the planned administrative-territorial reform are community, district and region. According to Roman Bezsmertny, it is considered to form 4 thousand communities, 280 districts, 70 cities-districts and 33 regions. Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, Donetsk, Dniepropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and, possibly, Kryvyi Rih are to become cities-regions.

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Moroz objects to Ukraine’s joining NATO

Posted by the Editor on April 29, 2005


News / 29 April 2005 | 16:31

Moroz objects to Ukraine’s joining NATO

The leader of Socialistic Party of Ukraine, the people’s deputy Alexander Moroz declares that Ukraine’s entry into NATO "will give nothing to the country, neither now, nor in future."

He declared about it during the today’s meeting with students and professors of European University, UNIAN reported.

According to Moroz, some politicians consider that the entry into NATO will strengthen Ukraine’s chances to join European Union. However, the leader of SPU admitted that, representatives of EU made it clear that Ukraine’s entry into NATO would not influence the decision concerning Ukraine’s joining European structures.

Moroz also underlined that he can not support the idea of joining NATO, when the people’s support of this question makes only 10%.

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The head of Ministry

Posted by the Editor on April 29, 2005


News / 29 April 2005 | 15:46

The head of Ministry

Yesterday, on April 28, the head of innovation policy Department of Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Igor Margolich, was found dead with a bullet wound in the head in his apartment. Investigators can not counsel whether it was suicide or murder.

According to data from a source in General Office of Public Prosecutor, the death of Igor Margolich is connected with his finances.

Investigators examine the financing activity of the company, the owner of which was Igor Margolich. In particular, according to data from leading Ukrainian financiers, the dead got a loan – 24 million UAH – in "Ukrainian Credit Bank". For a long time he was trying to re-borrow money for credit repayment. Investigators are ascertaining whether Margolich has managed to do this.

In financial circles Igor Margolich was known as one of founders of "Ukrainian Innovation Company". He founded it along with Vladimir Rizhov, the agent of the vice-prime minister of Ukraine Anatoly Kinakh.

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Melnichenko accuses Ukrainian authority of falsification of “Gongadze’s case”

Posted by the Editor on April 29, 2005


News / 29 April 2005 | 14:45

Melnichenko accuses Ukrainian authority of falsification of “Gongadze’s case”

The ex-major of State Security Service Nickolay Melnichenko delivered his statement to "Ukraynska Pravda", in which he appealed to the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko with a request to pay special attention to the question of security of the former president Leonid Kuchma and his subordinates, who survived after the death of the ex-minister of Internal Affairs Yurij Kravchenko.

In his statement Melnichenko pointed out that "international group of Boris Beresovsky, which includes the head Civil Liberties Fund, Alexander Goldfarb, agent of Boris Beresovsky, Yurij Felshtinsky, the former lieutenant colonel Alexander Litvinenko, the journalist Yurij Shvets, the former people’s deputies Zhir, Volkov and others, agreed with high-ranking officials of Ukrainian power, including the Prosecutor General Svytoslav Piskun.

They purposely falsified the investigation of "Gongadze’s case", gave false evidence about me and my records, and distributed them in Mass-Medias. They discredit my evidence about criminal actions of Kuchma, the chairman of Verkhovna Rada Vladimir Litvin, Yurij Kravchenko, the ex-head of Security Service of Ukraine Leonid Derkach, the people’s deputy Alexander Volkov, the former vice-prime minister Nickolay Azarov and others."

Melnichenko denies that the listening of Kuchma’s cabinet was conducted on demand of known politicians or foreign special services.

He also asserts that he has information about that his evidence, given in 2002 concerning Gongadze’s death and attempt on Alexander Elyashkevich’s (the former people’s deputy) life, disappeared from the Office of Public Prosecutor.

Melnichenko declared that he is ready to give repeated evidence on this case, but due to falsification of this case in Ukraine he will testify upon FBI of the USA.

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Ukraine and EU to sign agreement about secret information exchange

Posted by the Editor on April 29, 2005


News / 29 April 2005 | 13:00

Ukraine and EU to sign agreement about secret information exchange

In the near future Ukraine and European Union will sing an agreement about procedure of secure exchange of information with limited access. EU acknowledged the Ukrainian system of secret information security sufficiently effective.

EU experts stayed in Kiev on April 25-28. Their aim was to prepare for signature the Agreement about procedure of secure exchange of information with limited access.

The group included experts of subdivisions charged with security of Secretariat General of EU Council and Euro commission, representatives of National security bodies of France and Slovakia.

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Ukraine and Canada signed joint working plan – 2005

Posted by the Editor on April 29, 2005


News / 29 April 2005 | 12:20

Ukraine and Canada signed joint working plan – 2005

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada signed a joint working plan on 2005, which provides for cooperation in political, economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres for the near future.

The plan was signed on April 28 in the Canada’s capital Ottawa after finishing Ukrainian-Canadian political consultations. Ukrainian delegation was headed by the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Oleg Shamshur.

During the consultations the both sides touched the questions of Ukraine and Canada cooperation within international organizations, united efforts of peace support and security, activation of trade and economic and investment cooperation.

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