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“Meeting of Ukrainian oligarchs” is postponed

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News / 12 April 2005 | 17:15

“Meeting of Ukrainian oligarchs” is postponed

Special meeting of Ukrainian Association of ferrous metallurgy enterprises, planned on April 13, has been postponed to uncertain term, the press-service of the association reported to ForUm.

The main reason of postponing is that the government declared readiness to conduct a constructive talk with ferrous metallurgy enterprises about urgent questions which are still unsolved.

The decision to postpone the meeting was caused by the willingness to meet the government and to concentrate on close collaboration with machinery of government.

We remind, Ukrainian Association of ferrous metallurgy enterprises intended to conduct a special meeting on April 13. The cause of the meeting was "alarming tendencies of native economy development, revealed in the first quarter of this year". Representatives of the government and National Security and Defence Council, people’s deputies were supposed to take part in this meeting.

"The meeting of all Ukrainian oligarchs under the name of "Meeting of metallurgists" will take place on April 13. They will try to break governmental decision about increase of prices for freight service", – the prime minister Julia Timoshenko declared on the recent press-conference.

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An international search is still called for Timoshenko

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News / 12 April 2005 | 16:12

An international search is still called for Timoshenko

The prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko can arrive in Russia according to the international legislation and protocol, the prosecutor general of Russian Federation Vladimir Ustinov declared.

"As concerns the criminal case against Timoshenko, the declared search is still in force", – the prosecutor said.

Speaking about possibility of closing the case, the prosecutor general underlined: "A considerable material damage was caused to Russian Federation – about $100 million. Amends were not made and prosecution has no grounds to stop investigation".

Ustinov also said that "citizens of Russia, who got bribes, are called to account and their criminal case will be given to court soon".

We remind, Julia Timoshenko intends to visit Russia on April 15-16.

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Kolesnikov can be released in the near future

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News / 12 April 2005 | 15:32

Kolesnikov can be released in the near future

For the first time since his detaining Kolesnikov has been allowed to meet with his wife Svetlana and 12 year-old son Konstantin.

The Kolesnikov’s advocate Andrey Fedur declared to journalists that Kolesnikov is meeting with his family now.

He also declared that his client can be released on April 14, "if law machinery act according to Ukrainian legislation". But Fedur does not except that general prosecution can bring another criminal action against Kolesnikov to prolong his arrest.

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Kolesniko’s life is in danger

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News / 12 April 2005 | 15:01

Kolesniko’s life is in danger

Factions of "Regions of Ukraine" and SDPU (u) (Social Democratic Party of Ukraine united) appealed to the president of Ukraine as to guarantor of constitutional human rights with the request to guarantee safety of Boris Kolesnikov. The member of "Regions of Ukraine" Igor Shkirya declared about it, the press-service of the party informed ForUm.

According to him, there are all grounds to suggest that Kolesnikov’s life is in danger. "Boris Victorovich can tell a lot of things which fully discredit new administration in world opinion", – the deputy said.

Shkirya underlined that Kolesnikov knows about criminal acts of representatives of new power: officials of Secretariat of President, Cabinet of Ministers, and General Office of Public Prosecutor.

"The Kolesnikov’s advocate and family are not admitted to the chairman of Donetsk region administration, even his doctor, people’s deputy Tatiana Bakhteeva, is not allowed to visit Kolesnikov. Besides, Boris Kolesnikov abandoned the help of other doctors, fearing for his life and safety, and demands to admit his doctor in charge of the case, who served him for 12 years", – Skirya declared.

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It is possible to become a revolutionary for three gryvnas

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News / 12 April 2005 | 14:14

It is possible to become a revolutionary for three gryvnas

Certificates of an "orange revolution" participant are available for sale. The document can be bought for three gryvnas (60 cents) on Maidan (Square of Independence) in Kiev.

Salesmen refuse to reveal sources of arrival of certificate forms.

The certificates were given for free before, and only real participants of events on Maidan could get them.  

The former head of press-service of Yushchenko’s headquarters Tatiana Mokridi personally gave 4000 forms in November-December.  

"I gave these forms only to representatives of Mass-Media, whom I knew by sight, and I never gave blank forms", – Mrs. Mokridi declared.

However, she did not except that these forms were distributed in other places and blank form could have been duplicated for sale.

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Yushchenko will meet with Pavarotti to the sound of orchestra

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News / 12 April 2005 | 13:39

Yushchenko will meet with Pavarotti to the sound of orchestra

The deputy of State Secretary Markiyan Lubkivsky reported to ForUm that world-wide known tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who arrived in Ukraine yesterday, has a status of a personal guest of the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.

According to Lubkivsky, it provides for not only a personal meeting with the head of the country, but also proper honours.

The meeting between Yushchenko and maestro will take place on April 13, in the day of Pavarotti concert in Kiev, to the sound of symphony orchestra of National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine.

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Nigeria wants Ukrainian aircrafts

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News / 12 April 2005 | 13:07

Nigeria wants Ukrainian aircrafts

Nigeria is interesting in buying or leasing aircrafts of Ukrainian production.

The ambassador of Ukraine in Nigeria Oleg Skoropad and the minister of aviation of Nigeria Isa Yaguda discussed this question on the meeting.

Yaguda was very interesting in possibility to purchase or lease air liners of Ukrainian production for use in internal lines, "Ukraynsky novyny" reported.

The Ukrainian ambassador gave Nigerian minister information about production of Antonov’s Aircraft scientific and technical complex, Kharkov state aircraft enterprise and Kiev state aircraft factory "Aviant".

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The administration will get personal numbers

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News / 12 April 2005 | 12:30

The administration will get personal numbers

The minister of internal affairs of Ukraine Yurij Lucenko appealed to Verkhovna Rada with request to "bring changes into legislation to let officials of State Auto Inspection to seize driving license from persistent violators".

According to Lucenko, a driving license must be seized in four cases: drunken driving, commission of road transport incident, driver’s disappearance from a scene of road transport incident, break of traffic regulations crossing a railway track.

Ministry of internal affairs of Ukraine intends to liquidate "protective" license plates.

Thousands of the special license plates like "VR", "CM" and "AP", as well as police’s "MI", which were used by whoever, will disappear. Employees of MIA will change to the license plates of dark blue colour; statesmen will get license plates of white colour with black numbers of three digits.

"The president of Ukraine will get the number 001, the chairman of Verkhovna Rada – 002, the prime minister – 003, the State Secretary – 004 and so on", – Lucenko declared.

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