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Ten years or ten million?

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News / 12 May 2005 | 17:02

Ten years or ten million?

Ten years in prison or ten million of fine – that is the principle, according to which the persons, who committed economic crimes, must be punished. The minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Yriy Lucenko declared about it on the press-conference, which took place after extended board of Ministry of Internal Affairs, on May 11.

According to Lucenko, similar questions are decided exactly in such a way in all civilized countries. He has also pointed out that the decision about substitution of prison punishment by fine is a step towards Eurointegration of Ukraine.

"Our propositions concerning the substitution will be submitted for consideration to National Defence and Security Council, which, due to its independent status, can generalize them and make a right decision," said Lucenko.

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Moroz refuted Yushchenko’s words

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News / 12 May 2005 | 15:47

Moroz refuted Yushchenko’s words

Toady Radio "ERA" broadcasted the speech of Alexandr Moroz, the leader of the Socialistic Party of Ukraine, in which he refuted the statement of Victor Yushchenko about the fate of the political reform. At the same time Moroz reminded the words of Victor Yushchenko about the reform, which, according to the president, was adopted under the pressure of the circumstances, when the civil revolution threatened Ukraine.

"It is not true that there was any threat; the political reform was not adopted under pressure, quite the contrary, it was adopted as the result of the agreement among various political parties," said Alexander Moroz .

Thus Alexander Moroz not only contradicted the President, but he also expressed his intentions to continue the consistent fight for the realization of the reform, MIGnews.com.ua reported.

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Chervonenko: It was the end of Western Union

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News / 12 May 2005 | 15:02

Chervonenko: It was the end of Western Union

It was the end of monopolistic position of the company Western Union on money transfer market in Ukraine. The minister of transport Evgeny Chervonenko declared about it on today’s press-conference, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

According to Chervonenko, beginning from June of the current year "Ukrpochta" (Ukrainian Post-Office) starts to realize money trasfer at a lower price than in Western Union.

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Yushchenko will visit “Turkish sultan”

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News / 12 May 2005 | 14:25

Yushchenko will visit “Turkish sultan”

The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko will call on Turkey with a state visit on June 7-8. The minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Boris Tarasuk, reported about it on the joint press-conference with the vice-prime minister, the minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Abdullah Gyul.

Abdullah Gyul is staying in Ukraine with the official visit.

The heads of foreign departments of Ukraine and Turkey also discussed the preparation of visit of the prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko to Turkey and visit the representatives of Turkish authorities to Ukraine.

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Beresovsky’s villa in France has been searched

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News / 12 May 2005 | 13:34

Beresovsky’s villa in France has been searched

Boris Berezovsky’s villa, which is situated on the azure shore of France, fell under the search in connection with the investigation of the money-laundering case.

The agency of France Press informed about this with a reference to the information sources in the law machinery, MIGnew.com.ua reported.

According to Berezovsky, on Wednesday morning about twenty officials rushed to his estate "Shato de La Garoup", which is situated in the neighborhood with Antibom.

Search warrant, which they produced, was signed up by the judge from Marrseilles.But at the time of the police operation, Berezovsky was absent, informs RIA Novosty.

It is also said that the search was conducted in connection with the investigation of the department of the struggle with great financial criminality, but it wasn’t specified what the former Russian oligarch was suspected of.

The  estate  "Shato de La Garoup"  and  the adjoining villa  "Cloche de La  Garoup", bought by Berezovsky  in  1997  through  the foreign companies, cost  22 millions EUR. Since autumn, 2001 Berezovsky has been living in Great Britain, where he received a political asylum in September, 2003.

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Ukraine will buy oil on international markets

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News / 12 May 2005 | 12:48

Ukraine will buy oil on international markets

It is advantageous for Ukraine to buy oil on international markets than in Russia, declared the prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko.

According to her, on world market oil costs 318 USD per a ton, while Russia sells it at the price of 340 USD per a ton. The cause of such price is monopoly of Russian oil on Ukrainian market.

According to Julia Timoshenko, Ukraine can lay in supplies of Kazakhstan or other countries’ oil, which is transported across Black Sea.

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Xavier Solana plans to visit Ukraine in June

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News / 12 May 2005 | 12:04

Xavier Solana plans to visit Ukraine in June

High Representative of European Union on foreign policy and security, Xavier Solana, plans to visit Ukraine in June.

The main aim of the visit is to discuss the question about giving Ukraine the status of the market economy country.

Besides, Solana plans to discuss the question about mitigation of travel conditions for Ukrainians to EU countries.

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Faction of Julia Timoshenko appeared in Donetsk regional council

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News / 12 May 2005 | 11:34

Faction of Julia Timoshenko appeared in Donetsk regional council

Today, during the session of Donetsk regional council, it was announced about formation of the faction of Julia Timoshenko.

As "Obkom" reported, the faction includes 11 members and is headed by Vasily Salin.

Up to now the deputies’ body of the regional council was notable for its monolithic character: almost all deputies were the members of Party of Regions, except for one communist Vlasov.

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