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The meeting between the presidents of Ukraine and the USA has just begun

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News / 4 April 2005 | 18:01

The meeting between the presidents of Ukraine and the USA has just begun

The meeting between the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko and the president of the USA George Bush has just begun in Washington.

The meeting takes place in the Oval cabinet of White house – working office of the American president, where all formal meetings with countries’ leaders and diplomats are conducted.

The Ukrainian side is represented by the state secretary of Ukraine Alexander Zinchenko, the minister of foreign affairs Boris Tarasuk, the secretary  of National Security and Defence Council Peter Poroshenko, the minister of defence Gricenko, the minister of economy Sergey Terehin, the minister of transport  Eugen Chervonenko, the ambassador of Ukraine in the USA Michael Resnik.  

The vice-president Dick Cheney, the state secretary Condoleezza Rice and the minister of defence Donald Rumsfeld represent the American side.

At the same time the first ladies of Ukraine and the USA Ekaterina Yushchenko and Lora Bush are conducting "tete-a-tete" meeting.

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Timoshenko agreed to visit Moscow

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News / 4 April 2005 | 17:07

Timoshenko agreed to visit Moscow

Prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko intends to visit Russia in the middle of April.

"I have got an invitation to visit Russian Federation in the middle of April. I have accepted this invitation", – she said today on a press-conference in Kiev.

Timoshenko reported that she intends to meet with the president of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, and also with representatives of the Russian union of industrialists and businessmen, "Interfax-Ukraine" reported.

"I necessarily plan to meet with industrialists and businessmen to conduct the opened and honest talk about our mutual interests. We need to build relationships by common efforts", – Timoshenko marked.

The Ukrainian political scientist Alexey Plotnikov considers nothing special will result from the visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine to Russia.

At the same time, he is sure that there is no danger for the Ukrainian premier to appear in Russian jail in connection with last years’ statements of military prosecution of Russia.

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Chicago looks forward to visit of Yushchenko’s wife

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News / 4 April 2005 | 16:08

Chicago looks forward to visit of Yushchenko’s wife

Representatives of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Chicago wait for arrival of the president Victor Yushchenko’s wife Ekaterina.

Arrival of Ekaterina Chumachenko in Chicago is treated as a home-coming by Ukrainian community, which includes 100 thousand members.

Chumachenko was born in Chicago, graduated Georgetown University and got master’s degree on speciality business-administration in Chicago University. She worked in White house of Reagan in the office of public relations.

Shops in the Ukrainian quarters of Chicago are filled by the pictures of Yushchenko and Chumachenko, yellow-blue flags flow away in the streets.

"The wife of the president of such large country arrives in Chicago not every day", – John Oharenko, the leader of community, noticed.

Chumachenko considers her arrival a celebration of Yushchenko’s victory in dramatic elections: "I will come back after a very solemn period in our life. We have got through difficult times. Now we have time to enjoy the result".

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Gongadze’s killers pled guilty

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News / 4 April 2005 | 14:42

Gongadze’s killers pled guilty

The officers of MIA, arrested on charges of the murder of the journalist George Gongadze, pled guilty, the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko reported.

"The first part of detecting "Gongadze’s case" has come to the end. The killers have pled guilty. They showed the place of the crime and told how events happened", – the president said in an interview to "Ukraynska Pravda".

The president underlined that the documents were given to Court. "The next step is customers", – Yushchenko said.

We remind, on Tuesday, March 1, members of Ukrainian security service arrested two persons, named in the journalist George Gongadze murder, another one confessed his guilt in law machinery. Colonels of Ministry of Internal Affairs Protash and Gudzenko were among prisoners charged on murder complicity of George Gongadze.

Protash and Gudzenko worked in capital Struggle organized crime administration in the period of Gongadze disappearance.

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Yushchenko awarded Sykorsky with an order

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News / 4 April 2005 | 13:18

Yushchenko awarded Sykorsky with an order

The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko awarded Sergey Sykorsky (the representative of the company "Sykorsky Aircraft Corporation", the citizen of the USA) with Prince Yaroslav the Wise Order for an important contribution to development of Ukrainian – American relationships in the sphere of aviation, popularization of scientific and technical achievements of the Ukrainian state, UNIAN reported.

Sergey Sykorsky is the son of Igor Sykorsky (1889-1972) – the American aircraft designer, Ukrainian by birth, who built the first multi-engine airplanes. Since 1919 year he had lived in the USA, where founded airplane factory, producing helicopters "Sykorsky".

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Yushchenko can go to Vatican along with Bush

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News / 4 April 2005 | 12:10

Yushchenko can go to Vatican along with Bush

During Victor Yushchenko’s visit to the USA both sides (Ukraine and America) will sign about ten major documents. The list of documents was expected to be announced after the meeting of presidents planned on April 6. But the date and time of these negotiations will be changed, because the American president intends to take part in the Pope’s funerals, "Nezavisimaya gazeta" informs.

Employees of secretariat of the Ukrainian president suppose that this fact will promote Ukrainian and American relationships.

According to unconfirmed information, protocol services examined possibility of joint journey of Yushchenko and Bush to Vatican for taking part in the funeral ceremony. But in this case the Ukrainian president will be forced to give up the speech before the joint meeting of US Congress chambers planned on April 6.

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Beresovsky may arrive in Kiev on Wednesday

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News / 4 April 2005 | 11:15

Beresovsky may arrive in Kiev on Wednesday

The fugitive Russian businessman Boris Beresovsky may well arrive in Kiev next week. An influential Ukrainian politician reported about it.

The source marked that he talked with Beresovsky by phone on Sunday. The ex-oligarch has said that he still intends to arrive in Ukraine, RIA Novosty informs.
"He confirmed the desire to arrive next week. Possibly, this will happen on Wednesday or Thursday", – the politician said.

The Georgian broadcasting company «Imedy» reported before, that Beresovsky had arrived in Georgia with a short visit, and after a few meetings departed for Kiev on night of Sunday.

Ukrainian MFA does not confirm information about Boris Beresovsky’s arrival in the country. "As far as I know, Boris Beresovsky even has not got a visa", – an official of MFA of Ukraine said by phone.

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Yushchenko arrived in the USA

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News / 4 April 2005 | 10:24

Yushchenko arrived in the USA

The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko arrived in the USA with a five-day working visit. As "Interfax-Ukraine" reported, the president arrived in Washington to the air-base of air forces of the USA "Andrews".

On Monday the president will come in White house, where will meet with the president of the USA George Bush in the oval cabinet.

After the meeting the presidents of Ukraine will speak with representatives of Ukrainian, American and foreign Mass-Media.

Besides, the meeting between the president of Ukraine, the state secretary of the USA Condoleezza Rice and the vice-president of the USA Dick Chaney is planned to take place on Monday on the special ground of the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.

Also on Monday the president of Ukraine will speak in the United States Chamber of Commerce, and later before students and faculty advisors of Georgetown University.

In 5.30 in the evenings (local time) Yushchenko will depart for Chicago, where will conduct a meeting with the head of the Chicago council of foreign affairs Marshall Button. The president also will communicate with representatives of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Chicago.

Since 1991 Chicago and Kiev have been the twin cities.

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