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Archive for April 22nd, 2005

Gongadze’s widow represented her book “Torn nerve”

Posted by the Editor on April 22, 2005


News / 22 April 2005 | 15:30

Gongadze’s widow represented her book “Torn nerve”

The presentation of Myroslava Gongadze’s book "Torn nerve" took place today in Kiev, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

According to Myroslava, this book represents "cold analysis of the event happened in Ukraine during 200-2001".She also admitted that she tried to describe the events happened in Ukraine during the action "Ukraine without Kuchma" and to take a detached view.

"I set myself a task to understand what was happening in reality. Except for cold facts, there are a lot of documents about then failed referendum, and also the copies of "BEK-TEK" expertise version," said Myroslava Gongadze.

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Investigating authority flouts at Kolesnikov

Posted by the Editor on April 22, 2005


News / 22 April 2005 | 15:00

Investigating authority flouts at Kolesnikov

The chairman of Donetsk region council Boris Kolesnikov made a statement in which he declared about misconduct of investigating authority and expressed the intention to apply for replacement of the investigative group.

According to Elena Bondarenko, the press-secretary of Kolesnikov, it is said in the statement:

"Investigating authority has flouted at me since the day of detaining. From April 6 to 8 the advocate was kept out, and I could not prepare to the trial. After a court of first instance the advocate was not allowed again.

On April 12 all charges broke up, and from April 12 to 18 no investigation was being conducted, but the advocate was kept out anyway.

In this connection I am forced to appeal to General Office of Public Prosecutor with the request to change the restraint to give possibility of advocacy. I am kept in prison in full isolation, and the investigative group "knocks out" testimonies at any price.

I am confident of my innocence and can vindicate the honest image of the local authorities of Donbass."

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Editor of Donetsk newspaper FC “Shakhter” has been beaten

Posted by the Editor on April 22, 2005


News / 22 April 2005 | 14:12

Editor of Donetsk newspaper FC “Shakhter” has been beaten

Yesterday’s evening in Donetsk the general director of LTD "Taxation reporter of Donbass" Anatoly Trofimov. The enterprise, he heads, publishes the club newspaper FC "Shakhter".

According to UNIAN, Trofimov was returning home after football match "Shakhter" – "Dnepr" in the evening, when unknown persons attacked him and injured the head and the body. Assaulters did not take anything from Trofimov.

Now Trofimov is staying in a hospital. The editorial staff of the newspaper FC "Shakhter" did not comment this incident.

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Resnikovich left Kiev

Posted by the Editor on April 22, 2005


News / 22 April 2005 | 13:38

Resnikovich left Kiev

The former director of National academic theatre of Russian drama in the name of Lesya Ukrainka, Mikhail Resnikovich, left Kiev, UNIAN reported.

We remind, the minister of culture and art of Ukraine, Oxana Biloxir, reported that the general director of National academic theatre of Russian drama in the name of Lesya Ukrainka, Mikhail Resnikovich was dismissed from his post for gross violation of order of renting settled real estate.

General Office of Public Prosecutor established that the director of the theatre signed a contract with a bogus company of tenancy with a right of privatization of a three-storey theatre dormitory for the period of 25 years, not having got a permit for transfer.

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Optimal rate is 3.8 UAH/USD

Posted by the Editor on April 22, 2005


News / 22 April 2005 | 12:50

Optimal rate is 3.8 UAH/USD

Speaking in the parliament, the head of National Bank of Ukraine Vladimir Stelmah commented the yesterday’s decrease in the exchange-value of the dollar, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

According to Stelmah, such step will positively affect buying power of people and will do a producer good. He also pointed out that, according to different estimates, the hryvnia is undervalued on 49 – 75 percent.

In Stelmah’s opinion, the most optimal rate is 3.8 UAH/USD.

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The USA will grant Ukraine $60 million

Posted by the Editor on April 22, 2005


News / 22 April 2005 | 12:17

The USA will grant Ukraine $60 million

On today’s meeting Senate has approved a bill draft about urgent additional expense of federal budget of the US for current financial year, which provides for financing Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.

According to RIA "Novosty", the bill provides for giving a grant to Ukraine in the amount of 60 million USD, about which the president of the USA, George Bush, reported in White house during the joint press-conference with the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko on April 4.

Senate committee on assignment also supported this bill draft. "Committee acknowledges the historic gains of "orange revolution" and considers that additional financing will help developing and consolidation of vitally important political and economical reforms in this country" is said in the committee’s accompanying letter to the bill draft.

The bill draft must be agreed with the version, adopted by Congress Representatives Chamber, and after the final approval will be sent to the president Bush for signing.

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Verkhovna Rada refused to grant a visa to Beresovsky

Posted by the Editor on April 22, 2005


News / 22 April 2005 | 11:45

Verkhovna Rada refused to grant a visa to Beresovsky

Today on the parliamentary meeting the speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Vladimir Litvin, announced the request of the deputy Alexander Volkov about granting a visa to political refugee Platon Elenin (Boris Beresovsky) according to the invitation sent by a group of deputies.

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine refused to direct the request to the president of Ukraine.

Only 19 deputies voted for this suggestion.

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Court acknowledged the privatization of “Krivorozhstal” legal

Posted by the Editor on April 22, 2005


News / 22 April 2005 | 11:00

Court acknowledged the privatization of “Krivorozhstal” legal

On April 21 Pechersky district court upheld the suit of the consortium "Investment-metallurgic union" (Kiev) and restored the decision of Supreme Court, made on December 2004 about admission of legal privatization of 93.02 % stocks of the mining and smelting combine "Krivorozhstal".

Pechersky court also closed the case at the suit of Irene Nazarova, the partner of the company "Law firm ‘Sergey Kosyakov and partners’" and Pavel Ignatenko, the ex-deputy of Verkhovna Rada, who appealed to the court with request to adopt the privatization of "Krivorozhstal" illegal.

Pechersky district court motivated the decision by the fact that Nazarova and Ignatenko did not hand in an application for purchase of "Krivirozhstal" and were neither stockholders nor employees of the combine. Besides, the claimers are not corresponding to the criteria "industrial investor", who has a right to purchase control packet of shares of a "G" group enterprise, which "Krivorozhstal" appears.

Now the case about legal privatization of "Krivorozhstal" is listening in Economic Court.

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