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Archive for May 14th, 2005

Supporters of Vitrenko brought coffins to the House of government

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News / 14 May 2005 | 14:45

Supporters of Vitrenko brought coffins to the House of government

About 200 supporters of Progressive Socialistic Party of Ukraine and Whole-Ukrainian union "Derzhava" (The state) brought coffins to the House of government.

Participants of the action put about 20 coffins before the central entrance to the House. The coffins are painted in orange colour and have black inscriptions "Democracy", "Supremacy of Law", "Political reform", "Liberty of speech".

Demonstrators hold flags of their parties and one national flag tied up with a black strip.

The leader of Progressive Socialistic Party of Ukraine, Natalia Vitrenko, made a speech and accused the new power of worsening of social life setting of citizens of Ukraine. The leader of the union "Derzhava", the ex-prosecutor general Gennady Vasyliev accused the new power of spreading Western values and attempts to suppress democracy and liberty.

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Day of Europe in Ukraine

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News / 14 May 2005 | 14:09

Day of Europe in Ukraine

European camp city has been placed in the central street Khreshchatik in Kiev. It consists of several tents, which represent each country of the European Union.

It is possible to get information from officials of Embassies about economy and culture of every EU country-member. In separate pavilions it is possible to taste national dishes.

Visitors of the European camp city can get informational materials in the language of EU country-members – maps, placards, booklets and leaflets. All comers can take part in various contests and quizzes on knowledge of history and modern life of EU. It will be arranged concerts of popular music with the assistance of Ukrainian and European performers.

The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko will also participate in the celebration of Day of Europe and will make a speech.

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The ex-governor of Transcarpathian region has been arrested

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News / 14 May 2005 | 12:49

The ex-governor of Transcarpathian region has been arrested

Yuriy Lutsenko, the minister of Internal Affairs, has confirmed the fact of detention of Ivan Rizak, the former governor of Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, KID informed.

"He was detained in Uzhgorod. He is suspected of reduction of rector of local University to suicide, and, according to Office’s of Public Prosecutor sanction, he was detained in Transcarpathian region," – the Minister said.

"The case will be investigated, the court will determine either further detention or release due to a written undertaking not to leave a place or some other variant within 72 hours," noted Lutsenko.

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Vitrenko initiated impeachment

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News / 14 May 2005 | 11:47

Vitrenko initiated impeachment

The Odessa regional organization of Progressive Socialistic Party of Ukraine (PSPU) started to collect signatures under the application about declaration of impeachment to the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.

The deputy chairman of the organization, Ludmila Bezuglaya, admitted that the application includes not only an appeal to declare impeachment to the president, who, in opinion of progressive socialists, violates Constitution of Ukraine and Declaration of sovereignty, but also a demand to stop selling Ukrainian lands, to stop fascism and to give the Russian language the status of the state language.

She also admitted that all signatures would be delivered to Kiev, and after this progressive socialists would start the procedure of impeachment according to legislation in force.

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Ukraine and Russia agreed about borders

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News / 14 May 2005 | 11:07

Ukraine and Russia agreed about borders

On May 12-13 bilateral Ukrainian-Russian negotiations on consular questions took place in Moscow.

Ukrainian delegation was headed by the chairman of Consular Service Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Nickolay Tochitsky; Russian side was represented by the director of Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Vyacheslav Pavlovsky.

As a result of consultations the draft of Agreement about order of crossing of the Ukrainian-Russian border by citizens of the border regions has been approved between Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the government of Russian Federation.

The sides also signed the draft of Agreement between Cabinet of Ukraine and the government of Russia about returning, receiving and transit of persons who illegally stay on the territory of Ukraine and Russian Federation.

Besides, it was discussed the questions concerning Agreement about visa free travel for citizens of Ukraine and Russia, the draft of Agreement about reductive order of receiving the citizenship by citizens of the both countries.

It was also agreed about terms of conducting consultations at expert level concerning agreement about labor activity, social service and provision of pensions, and also establishment of consulate general of Ukraine in Vladivostok.

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Ukraine did not sign the agreements concerning SEA

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News / 14 May 2005 | 09:55

Ukraine did not sign the agreements concerning SEA

Two agreements about forming SEA (Single Economic Area), discussed by the so-called top-rank group, do not meet the interests of the idea of making free trade zone. "We want to conduct our integration and to create free trade zone without any limits", informed the minister of economy of Ukraine during the briefing in Astana (Kazakhstan), MIGnews.com.ua reported.

In his opinion the agreement about the indivisible conditions of transit through the territory of the participating states of SEA and the agreement of the indivisible commodity nomenclature of the foreign economic activity of the participating countries do not suit the idea. "They describe a very high level of the integration and, to our mind, do not suit the idea of creating free trade zone," stressed the minister of economy.

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