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Cabinet of Ministers will not be able to reduce taxes within the next few years

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News / 13 May 2005 | 17:03

Cabinet of Ministers will not be able to reduce taxes within the next few years

Within the next year and a half the government will not be able to reduce taxes, if it continues to increase pensions and salaries. Such opinion was expressed by the minister of finance Victor Pinzenik, "the 5th channel" reported.

According to him, even a magician can not do both things simultaneously.

As Pinzenik said, "we will get 40 milliard hryvnias more in the next year to budget. And then it is needed to decide whether to appropriate these funds for pensions and salaries or for reduction of taxes."

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Ukraine’s joining EU and NATO will be decided by referendums

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News / 13 May 2005 | 15:43

Ukraine’s joining EU and NATO will be decided by referendums

Question of Ukraine’s entry into EU and NATO must be decided only by referendums. The statement was made yesterday by Victor Yushchenko on ICTV channel.

"I guarantee that formation of national position in questions like Ukraine’s membership in European Union and NATO will be determined only by referendum", – the President said, KID reported.

The chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Litvin appreciated the presidential proposition concerning referendums. According to Litvin, it is needed to know the opinion and mood of the society as regards such important for the country questions.

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A criminal action has been brought against Victor Yanukovich

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News / 13 May 2005 | 15:00

A criminal action has been brought against Victor Yanukovich

Yesterday MIGnews.com.ua got to know from the informational sources in the law-enforcement authorities that today a criminal action has been brought against Victor Yanukovich, ex-prime minister of Ukraine. Victor Yanukovich is accused of using the reserve fund of Cabinet of Ministers for awarding the Olympians.

New details came to light today. Thus the press-service of General Office of Public Prosecutor informed that there was no separate action brought against Victor Yanukovich, but against the whole group, which included the leader of Party of Regions. Criminal Code of Ukraine implies that any illegal action done in groups is regarded as aggravating circumstances.

In response to the accusations Yanukovich said that Cabinet of Ministers adopted a sound decision and the Olympians should be supported. "As for the money from the reserve fund, there is nothing to comment as we never know how many medals shall be won and how many sportsmen shall be awarded. That is what a reserve fund exists for," he noted.

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Yushchenko is preparing “control” visits to Ukrainian regions

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News / 13 May 2005 | 14:15

Yushchenko is preparing “control” visits to Ukrainian regions

In the near future the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko will call on different regions of Ukraine with "control" visits. The president declared about it on today’s press-conference, but he refused to name the regions, pointing out that these visits will be "a surprise" for local authorities, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

According to Yushchenko, he will visit some regions without invitation.

Victor Yushchenko also declared that now he is preparing to visit Donetsk region. Recently he had a meeting with the Donetsk businessman Rinat Akhmetov. They discussed "region economics, taxes and problems of shady business."

Yushchenko name Kharkov and Vinnitsa as the next regions to visit.

Besides, the head of the country promised to visit all regions of Ukraine till the end of the year.

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The president of Ukraine is a woman?

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News / 13 May 2005 | 14:00

The president of Ukraine is a woman?

A curious incident happened in the beginning of the press-conference of the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko today in Kiev, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

Yushchenko took the wrong place, and as a result, his press-secretary Irene Gerashchenko sat in the chair under presidential standard.

The guard noticed the mistake, but could not change anything.

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Ukraine is not ready to negotiations about EU membership

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News / 13 May 2005 | 13:30

Ukraine is not ready to negotiations about EU membership

Today is not the best moment to speak about EU membership for Ukraine, said the president of Ukraine, Victor Yushchenko during today’s press-conference in Kiev.

"In fact, it is needed to answer the norms and standards of European policy. It is needed to pass about 350 laws," said Yushchenko, pointing out that all these are the tasks of the new parliament, which will be elected in 2006, "Interfax-Ukraine" reported.

According to the president, in 2005 Ukraine must realize a row of aims, in particular, "to get the status of market economy country and WTO membership, to simplify visa control, to solve the question of Ukrainian-Moldavian border."

"After realization of three-year plan of Ukraine-EU actions we will negotiate about EU membership," said Yushchenko.

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Criminal guru was found dead

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News / 13 May 2005 | 12:50

Criminal guru was found dead

Today in Kiev the man’s dead body with gunshot wounds was found on Ivan Franko St. As the reliable source of security authorities informed UNIAN, the victim is the man named Rybka, one of the Kiev’s criminal gurus.

According to interlocutor, the man was shot dead with two bullets: the first one hit the right thigh, while the other reached his head. At present, the investigation-operative group is examining the place of murder. According to witnesses’ account, the killers escaped on Daewoo vehicle, MIGnews.com.ua reported.

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Buddhistic monks make complaints against Security Service of Ukraine

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News / 13 May 2005 | 12:09

Buddhistic monks make complaints against Security Service of Ukraine

Before the beginning of the press-conference of the president of Ukraine, Victor Yushchenko, buddhistic monks of the order "Nipponsan Myohaodzi" addressed the president with open letter, in which they ask to solve the problem which appeared on the Ukrainian border, when the spiritual leader of the order, the citizen of Japan Dzunsey Terasavu, tries to enter the country.

Setting off from Poland to Ukraine, Dzunsey Terasavu had been detained by the officials of Security Service of Ukraine. They annulled his Ukrainian visa, which was stamped in his passport, and forbid him the country till the year 3000.

According to monks, SSU followed some secret instructions, which are direct continuation of "KGB epoch".

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