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Litvinenko will be interrogated on April 18

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News / 13 April 2005 | 18:00

Litvinenko will be interrogated on April 18

The former lieutenant-colonel of Federal Security Service Alexander Litvinenko will give evidence to an investigator of General Prosecution in connection with the case on listening of Leonid’s Kuchma cabinet on Monday, April 18.

"I was talking with the investigator of General Prosecution Roman Shubin. He said he would arrive in London on Monday. I will give evidence then", – Litvinenko said, "Novosty-Ukraina" reported.

Litvinenko also reported that on Thursday, April 14 he intends to give evidence on the same case to the head of investigative commission of Verkhovna Rada Grygory Omelchenko, who arrives in London on Wednesday.

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Melnichenko can become a member of government

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News / 13 April 2005 | 17:00

Melnichenko can become a member of government

The decision of European Court on Human Rights has come to power, the deputy of the minister of Justice Valeria Lutkovskaya declared.

After returning to Ukraine the major Nickolay Melnichenko has a right to become a people’s deputy of Ukraine in Verkhovna Rada of present convocation.

We remind, October 19, 2004 European Court on Human Rights made a decision according to which Central election committee of Ukraine illegally expunged Melnichenko from the election list of Socialistic Party of Ukraine during election campaign to Verkhovna Rada.

Ukraine is obliged to pay off Melnichenko five thousand euros for moral damage during three months.

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Timoshenko is not wanted any more

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News / 13 April 2005 | 15:49

Timoshenko is not wanted any more

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko was excluded from all search systems of Interpol. Thus, she cannot be arrested on charge of commission of crime on the case, brought by the General Military Office of Public Prosecutor of Russia.

Acting chief of the Ukrainian Interpol Bureau Kirill Kulikov declared about it today in Kyiv, commenting the statement of Russian Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov that the criminal case, brought in Russia against Julia Tymoshenko, was not closed, UNIAN informed.

Kulikov pointed out that Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble initiated to exclude all data, concerning the search of Julia Tymoshenko, out of the international system of Interpol during March 3-4, 2005 in the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, at an international conference of Interpol chiefs.

This initiative was supported, and the Interpol administration sent three letters of corresponding content to the Russian General Prosecution, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Interpol Bureau.

Kulikov underlined also that according to the Vienna Convention of 1961, the Ukrainian Prime Minister has a diplomatic immunity. "Russia, being a state, which ratified this convention, must stop and prevent any encroachments on honor, freedom, and dignity of a person, who has immunity due to the convention", – Kulikov said.

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MFA of Russia: Timoshenko is a welcome guest in Russia

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News / 13 April 2005 | 15:00

MFA of Russia: Timoshenko is a welcome guest in Russia

Minister of Foreign Affairs confirms that the prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko is a welcome guest in Moscow.

"Ukrainian prime minister is always welcomed in Russia. The president of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin repeatedly told about it during his visit to Kiev", – a high ranked official of MFA of RF said to RIA "Novosty".

"There are no problems and obstacles to the visit of Julia Timoshenko to Russia. Tymoshenko’s visit will be made in line with the protocol and international norms", – the source underlined.

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Timoshenko canceled the visit to Russia

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News / 13 April 2005 | 13:20

Timoshenko canceled the visit to Russia

Julia Timoshenko’s visit to Russia, planned on April 15-16, is postponed to uncertain time, a diplomatic source in Moscow reported, RIA "Novosty" informed.

"Timoshenko’s visit is canceled", – the source said. According to him, the statements of prosecutor general of Russian Federation Vladimir Ustinov can be the cause of abolition.

As reported before, prosecutor general of RF declared that an international search for Timoshenko is still in force.

Ukrainian side motivates the postponing of the visit to Russia by spring field works in Ukraine.

Diplomatic note of corresponding content was sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, ambassador’s of Russia in Ukraine counselor Vsevolod Loskutov declared in the interview to "Interfax-Ukraine".

"In connection with conducting of spring field works in Ukraine and due to necessity to solve appeared problems,  Ukrainian side is forced to postpone the visit of the prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko to Russia, planned on April 15-16", – a representative of Russian ambassador has quoted the diplomatic note.

The ex-head of electoral headquarters of the block "Nasha Ukraina" (Our Ukraine), people’s deputy Vladimir Bondarenko considers that the postponing of the visit can be caused by whole-Ukrainian problems, which demand the presence of the prime minister. In particular, it can be connected with the situation on the Ukrainian market of oil products.

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Ukraine will pay Melnichenko five thousand euros

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News / 13 April 2005 | 10:45

Ukraine will pay Melnichenko five thousand euros

European Court on Human Rights declined the appeal of Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in the case "Nickolay Melnichenko against Ukraine", the press-servise of ministry reported.

Hence, the decision of European Court on Human Rights comes to power, "Interfax-Ukraine" reported.

October 19, 2004 European Court on Human Rights made a decision according to which Central election committee of Ukraine illegally expunged Melnichenko from the election list of Socialistic Party of Ukraine during election campaign to Verkhovna Rada.

Ukraine is obliged to pay off Melnichenko five thousand euros for moral damage during three months.

January 2005 Ministry of Justice appealed to European Court on Human Rights against the decision in the case "Nickolay Melnichenko against Ukraine".

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Security Service of Ukraine refused resumption of case to Chornovil

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News / 13 April 2005 | 10:01

Security Service of Ukraine refused resumption of case to Chornovil

The PM of Ukraine Taras Chornovil has been refused the request to renew the case about his father’s, Vyacheslav Chornovil, death.

"Yesterday I had got an official letter from Security Service of Ukraine, signed by the deputy of the SSU chief, in which Security Service refused to reopen the criminal case of Vyacheslav’s Chornovil death", – the deputy said in the interview to a ForUm’s correspondent.

"The deputy of the prosecutor general Victor Shokin declared that "Chornovil’s case" was renewed to no purpose. Besides, this case was investigated by Kolyada (the deputy of the minister of internal affairs – ed.). All these facts prove that people, involved in the murder of Vyacheslav Chornovil, control the whole situation now (investigation of the case – ed.)", – Taras Chornovil underlined.

Chornovil also underlined that "promises, given by the new administration concerning "Chornovil’s case" and "Gongadze’s case", are not worth of even the paper they are written on".

"I hoped that there are no people, related to the murder of Vyacheslav Chornovil, in the new government. But all my hopes were vain", – the deputy said.  

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Surkis was testified in Department of Struggle with Organized Crime for four hours

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News / 13 April 2005 | 09:01

Surkis was testified in Department of Struggle with Organized Crime for four hours

The president of Football Club "Dynamo" (Kiev) Igor Surkis came to the capital Department charged with fight with organized crime on Tuesdays for providing an explanation concerning money delivery to the fund "Ukraine". He was staying there four hours.

The press-secretary of the minister of internal affairs declared that Surkis was not detained, he was called as a witness, "Interfax-Ukraine" reported.

Coming out the building of Department, Surkis declared to journalists that he was called not for examination but for giving explanation. He admitted that six million gryvnas were transferred to the fund "Ukraine" by the club "Dynamo" according to the decision of supervisory council.

The president of "Dynamo" underlined that representatives of law machinery were interested in the person, who transferred the money.

Surkis said that the fund "Ukraine" intends to give back or has already returned money. He also declared that is not going to stop carrying on charity.

As reported before, "the 5th channel" reported that the fund "Ukraine", headed by the ex-president Leonid Kuchma, was financed from off-shore areas.
 
According to data from the channel, the fund "Ukraine", located in the center of Kiev, collected 55 million gryvnas. According to data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 42 million gryvnas were transferred from off-shore zones, and the ministry examines the origin of money.

In opinion of the deputy of minister of internal affairs Gennady Moskal, financing from off-shore zones is abnormal.

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