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Omelchenko goes to London due to Kuchma and Marchuk

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News / 5 April 2005 | 17:23

Omelchenko goes to London due to Kuchma and Marchuk

The head of parliamentary investigating commission charged with investigation of resonance cases, the PM of Ukraine Grigory Omelchenko intends to visit London in the near future to meet with the ex- lieutenant colonel of Federal Security Service Alexander Litvinenko and to find out whether the ex-minister of defence was involved in listening of the former president Leonid Kuchma’s cabinet.

"As a parliamentary investigator and official I do not make any political statement and can only say that General Office of Public Prosecutor does not have any reason to bring an action against Eugen Marchuk. I will go to London to get Litvinenko’s prejudicial evidence personally", – Omelchenko said, "UNIAN" reported.

As reported before, the listening of the cabinet of the president Leonid Kuchma was organized by Eugen Marchuk, the ex- lieutenant colonel of Federal Security Service Alexander Litvinenko declared in an exclusive interview to the agency "Interfax-Ukraine" by phone from London.

Litvinenko referred to the talk with the ex-major of state security Nickolay Melnichenko.

According to him, Melnichenko revealed that listening was conducted by a group of guard officers during two years with the help of "the special equipment".

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IMU appealed to European Court against Ukraine

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News / 5 April 2005 | 16:17

IMU appealed to European Court against Ukraine

The consortium "Investment-metallurgical union" (IMU) appealed to European Court of Human Rights against Ukraine. The consortium demands to acknowledge illegal the Pechersky district court’s revision of the decision about legality of privatization of mining and smelting combine "Krivorozhstal".

According to Alexey Resnik, the advocate of "Investment-metallurgical union", Ukraine in the person of the Pechersky court’s judge violated the guarantees of Convention For Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Article 6 (in the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law), "Ukrainsky novosty" reported.
In opinion of Consortium, the reopening of case about the purchase of "Krivorozhstal" by the "Investment-metallurgical union" at the suit of Nazarova was unjust, the judge was not impartial, and the term of consideration was unreasonably rapid.

On February 17, 2005 the Pechersky court, satisfying the claim of Nazarova, abolished the decision, accepted on August 25, 2004 about legality of sale of 93,02% stocks of "Krivorozhstal" to the "Investment-metallurgical union".
 
This decision of the Pechersky court resulted in automatic abolition of determinations of the Appeal court of Kiev and Supreme Court, which confirmed legality of privatization of "Krivorozhstal".

On June 14, 2004 the "Investment-metallurgical union" purchased 93,02% stocks of "Krivorozhstal" for 4,26 milliards of hryvnyas.

56,25% stocks of "Investment-metallurgical union" belong to the company "System Capital Management", 43,75% to the corporation "Interpipe".

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Ahmetov invited the guidance of Radio Liberty

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News / 5 April 2005 | 15:18

Ahmetov invited the guidance of Radio Liberty

President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Thomas A. Dine, the member of international broadcasting Council of the USA Jeffrey Hirschberg and the director of Ukrainian service radio "Svoboda" Alexander Narodetsky will visit the Donetsk region on May 4-5.  

As "News.dn.ua" informs, they will arrive to Donetsk by invitation of the Donetsk businessman Rinat Ahmetov.

The delegation also plans to meet with the governor of the Donetsk region Vadim Chuprun.

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Yushchenko wants to see American businessmen on the Ukrainian market

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News / 5 April 2005 | 14:11

Yushchenko wants to see American businessmen on the Ukrainian market

The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko called the American businessmen to work and invest in the Ukrainian market. Yushchenko appealed with such statement to the representatives of the leading American companies, speaking in United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington.

"Soon you will see the most modern market of Europe", – Yushchenko said.

According to the Ukrainian president, the senseless administrative pressure was a large problem for business work in Ukraine before. From now the administration guarantees the business will not be oppressed. "The administration will be your partner", – he promised, "UNIAN" reported.

The president reported about creation of Investors Council, which would promote and defend business-interests on the Ukrainian market.

Yushchenko marked also, that Ukraine’s main task is to get a status of country with a market economy this year and to get membership of World Trade Organization. He also reported about intention to adapt the national legislation to the European norms and standards.

Yushchenko called to invest in energy supply, gas and oil transit, electric power transit, high technologies and agroindustrial complex.

In opinion of the Ukrainian president, the "reanimation" of project "Odessa-Brody" and joining the consortium for transporting Caspian gas by the route Turkmenistan – Kazakhstan – Russia – Ukraine can become interesting for American businessmen.

Yushchenko offered businessmen to participate in an economic forum, which will pass in Ukraine in June of this year. More than a thousand representatives of business communities from around the world will take part in this forum.

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The site of “Eurovision-2005” is opened

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News / 5 April 2005 | 13:16

The site of “Eurovision-2005” is opened

Administration of song contest "Eurovision -2005" opened an official site http://www.eurovision.ua. The coordinator of "Eurovision-2005" web-communications Ekaterina Prishchepa reported about it. 

The site represents official information about organizers of competition, about performers. You can also find tourist information about Kiev. There is a section for Mass Medias, which contains the rules of accreditation.

Administrators of the site plan to organize on-line-conferences with officials of "Eurovision -2005".

The site is planned to be filled up one or two weeks more.

Administrators of the site welcome visitors’ comments to improve the site.

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Protest action in support for the TV channel NTN began in Kiev

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News / 5 April 2005 | 12:39

Protest action in support for the TV channel NTN began in Kiev

Collection of signatures in support for the TV channel NTN passes today in Kiev. The participants of the action has placed tents near the exits of subway central stations and monitor public opinion.

The head of Kiev municipal organization "Youth Union of regions of Ukraine" Vladimir Philipov declared that the action would pass within a week in 20 central places of the capital. The organization wants to enlist the support from people "which are not indifferent to the fate of mass medias", ForUm’s correspondent informs.

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Piskun deranged the meeting between Yushchenko and Melnichenko

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News / 5 April 2005 | 12:01

Piskun deranged the meeting between Yushchenko and Melnichenko

The general prosecutor of Ukraine Svyatoslav Piskun did not arrive in the USA, where he planned to meet with the ex-major Nickolay Melnichenko.  The ex-deputy of Verhovna Rada of Ukraine Alexander Eliashkevich declared about it in an interview to radio "Svoboda" .

According to Eliashkevich, Piskun planned to arrive in the USA before Yushchenko, to meet with Melnichenko and Eliashkevich himself, and only then "to organize the meeting with the president".

"Everything was arranged, but Piskun reported last minute that he would not arrive in the USA. He actually deranged the meeting with Yushchenko planned on Tuesday morning", – the deputy added.

"It proves once again that Piskun can not be trusted, he lies all the time", – Eliashkevich said .

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Nastya Ovchar can get a state award

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News / 5 April 2005 | 11:28

Nastya Ovchar can get a state award

The 5-years-old Ukrainian heroine Nastya Ovchar has been replaced 30% of burnt skin for today.
 
As the doctor of the Boston clinic "Shriners" reports, over 80% of transplanted skin have assimilated. Doctors underline that this is a very good factor, "ICTV" informs.

Nastya is being prepared for the next operation now.

Three charitable accounts for Nastya and her family are opened. The sum deposited into accounts makes more than 400 thousand gryvnas.

The parents of Nastya want to expend this money on the purchase of apartment in Kiev, "Media group "Objective" reported.

Kharkov regional organization of Ukrainian public party appealed to the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko with the request to reward Nastya Ovchar with the state award.

Members of party are convinced that their initiative will be supported by millions of Ukrainian citizens, who trace Nastya’s fate and pray for her life, "UNIAN" reports.

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