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Akayev decided to resign

Posted by the Editor on April 2, 2005


News / 2 April 2005 | 14:00

Akayev decided to resign

The parliamentary commission of Kirghizia leaves for Moscow to negotiate with Askar Akayev this evening.

As RIA Novosty reports, the speaker OmurbekTekebayev heads the commission. It is planned that Akaev will write a resignation statement in the presence of members of the commission established by the Kyrgyz parliament. After that, the statement should be confirmed by a notary and read to the parliament.

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Visa to the USA will cost $100

Posted by the Editor on April 2, 2005


News / 2 April 2005 | 11:59

Visa to the USA will cost $100

The United States of America intends to lower the cost of multi-visa for Ukrainians from 165 to 100 USD, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports, "versii.com.ua" informs.

Such agreement was reached over the meeting between the Chief of Consulate Service Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Mr. Nikolaj Tochitzkyy and the US Consul General – Marry Kay Carlson on Wednesday. The sides also agreed that from March 31  the American embassy will launch the simplified procedure of non-immigration visa to those who have formerly obtained American visas, including students and exchange programs’ participants.

The US part will begin data processing and granting immigration visas for the Ukrainians, apart from the so-called "green card" owners in the Kiev’s embassy, where starting from May, 3  the corresponding requests will be accepted. According to the note, the Ukrainians were previously made to obtain such visas in the US embassy in Warsaw. Over the meeting the sides also discussed the issues of the international adoption, MIGnews.com.ua reported.

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Zinchenko: the president will not meet with Melnichenko in the USA

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News / 2 April 2005 | 10:01

Zinchenko: the president will not meet with Melnichenko in the USA

The program of visit of the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko in the USA does not provide for his meeting with the ex-major of state security Nickolay Melnichenko.

"The meeting of the president of Ukraine with Melnichenko is not planned for today, this meeting must be conducted by people investigated this case. They must detect it finally, make clear all circumstances, documents and give a report to the president", – State Secretary of Ukraine Alexander Zinchenko declared in an interview to journalists yesterday in Kiev, "Interfax-Ukraine" reported.

Zinchenko underlined: "To make this meeting effective, General Prosecution and all services charged with the investigation must be involved".
 
Answering the question whether the discussion of problem about the paying indemnification to the parents of the operator of agency "Reuter" Taras Protsuk died in Iraq is planned, Zinchenko has said that "this question is not on the agenda". "For today there are more than ten questions of state importance to fill three-hour meeting between the president Yushchenko and the president of the USA George Bush, and also meeting with all persons of political elite of the USA.
 
"The program is extraordinarily tense", – Zinchenko has underlined, marking that this question remains actual and needs "necessary preparation".

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