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Fedur has been debarred from defending Kolesnikov

Posted by the Editor on July 21, 2005


News / 21 July 2005 | 17:51

Fedur has been debarred from defending Kolesnikov

Today, July 21, 2005, Andrey Fedur, the advocate of the chairman of Donetsk regional council, Boris Kolesnikov, has been debarred from defending his client in the Court according to the decision of the General Office of Public Prosecutor.

Earlier, Fedur was forbidden abroad trips. To go abroad Fedur had to get permission from the ivestigator.

On July 19 the lawyer was interrogated in the General Office of Public Prosecutor for four hours.

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Japan backs Ukraine’s bid to join WTO

Posted by the Editor on July 21, 2005


News / 21 July 2005 | 16:40

Japan backs Ukraine’s bid to join WTO

Japan is backing Ukraine’s bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), Forbes reported.

Yushchenko signed the agreement on WTO backing at a meeting with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi after political unrest at home over Ukraine’s bid to enter the world trade body.

Koizumi and Yushchenko "welcomed the conclusion of the bilateral negotiations between Japan and Ukraine (on) the WTO and expressed their hope for the early accession of Ukraine," a joint statement said.

Joining the WTO "would further promote the integration of Ukraine into the world community," it said.

Ukraine has finished WTO accession negotiations with the European Union, which it also wants to join, but the United States has said Kiev must first take further measures to conform to world trade rules.

The Ukrainian parliament descended into chaos including fistfights when it took up WTO accession earlier this month, passing only half of the necessary bills before adjourning for summer recess.

Yushchenko had hoped for approval of the bills to show the international community Ukraine’s pro-Western ambitions and set the state for its accession at a WTO ministerial meeting in Hong Kong in December.

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“Orange revolution” will become a new blockbuster

Posted by the Editor on July 21, 2005


News / 21 July 2005 | 16:15

“Orange revolution” will become a new blockbuster

Ukrainian producer Ivan Kravchyshyn is going to make the first blockbuster about the revolution of autumn 2004 during the presidential electoral campaign.

The film will speak about four young men, who were pulled in the whirlpool of the political events.
  

The approximate cost of the film will make two million dollars, but the producer thinks that the film will be self sustaining. The negotiations with the possible distributors have already been held.

The film’s organisers plan to conduct a nationwide action from July 23 to September 15, which is aimed at the search of the actors among ordinary citizens.

They also call the people to send their own scripts, the most interesting parts of which will be included in the film scenario.

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Ukrainian carrier rockets will launch Japanese satellites

Posted by the Editor on July 21, 2005


News / 21 July 2005 | 15:40

Ukrainian carrier rockets will launch Japanese satellites

Ukrainian carrier rockets “Dnepr” will launch two Japanese satellites in October, as reported by the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.

"I am glad that today we agreed about production of the next Japanese satellite according to the Japanese project in Ukraine," said Yushchenko, appearing before representatives of Japanese Parliament and Parliamentary Association of Ukrainian-Japanese friendship.

"The main aim of my visit is to inform Japanese politicians and businessmen that the new democracy was born in the center of Europe six months ago, which is directed to creation of the most modern and the most active European market," pointed out Yushchenko.

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Yushchenko and Koizumi agreed about access to goods and services markets

Posted by the Editor on July 21, 2005


News / 21 July 2005 | 15:20

Yushchenko and Koizumi agreed about access to goods and services markets

In the presence of the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko and the Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi “The bilateral protocol about access to goods and services markets between Ukraine and Japan” has been signed today in Tokyo.

The protocol was signed by the Ukrainian Minister of Economics Sergey Terekhin and the first deputy Foreign Minister of Japan Ai Sava.

As a reminder, the bilateral negotiations with 36 countries, among which are the US, China, Australia and Argentina, have been already finished.

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Ukraine has got $67 million to fight AIDS

Posted by the Editor on July 21, 2005


News / 21 July 2005 | 14:20

Ukraine has got $67 million to fight AIDS

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria granted $67 million to Ukraine to fight AIDS for the nearest three year.

"Global Fund met Ukraine’s statement in full measure and financed $67 million," said Victor Ribachuk, deputy Minister of Health.

According to him, Global Fund grants these means from October 1, 2005 to October 1, 2008.

As reported by Alla Shcherbitskaya, the director of Ukrainian Center of preventive measures and fight with HIV / AIDS, two thousand AIDS patients are being treated now in Ukraine. Totally there are 3.5 thousand AIDS patients in Ukraine.

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Yushchenko presented a book about “orange revolution” to the Prime Minister of Japan

Posted by the Editor on July 21, 2005


News / 21 July 2005 | 14:00

Yushchenko presented a book about “orange revolution” to the Prime Minister of Japan

In Tokyo the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko is conduction negations with the Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi. At the beginning of the negotiations Ukrainian President presented a book "Tak! Yushchenko" about the "orange revolution" to the Prime Minister.

Ukrainian Pesident explained that "Tak" means "Hai" ("Yes" in Japanese – ed.).

It is planned that, as a result of the negotiations, the Presidents will sign a joint statement about new Ukrainian-Japanese partnership in 21st century.

Besides, during the meeting, Victor Yushchenko will return a flag of WWII times to Japan.

According to data from Japanese foreign department, this flag was exhibited in the Museum of Great Patriotic War in Kiev, and since April 2004 Japanese side has asked the Ukrainian government to return it .

After the President Yushchenko gives the flag to the Japanese Prime Minister, it will be delivered to its owner, 81-year-old Josisato Jamamura.

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Whome of the politicians do we trust most of all?

Posted by the Editor on July 21, 2005


News / 21 July 2005 | 13:15

Whome of the politicians do we trust most of all?

The sociological service of "SN-Stolichka," held an interview in the western and central part of Ukraine, the main task of which was to find out how much the Ukrainians trust the politicians.

About 2 750 citizens were interviewed by telephone, among them about 750 live in the western region and 2 000 live in Kiev.

The respondents had to answer the following question "Whom of the politicians do you trust most of all?"

The results in Kiev:

Victor Yushchenko – 20%

Julia Timoshenko – 17%

Vladimir Litvin – 13%

Alexander Moroz – 6%

Victor Yanukovich  – 3%

Natalia Vitrenko – 2%

Anatoly Kinakh – 2%

Leonid Chernovetskii – 1,5%

Leonid Kravchuk – 1,5%

Valery Konovalyuk – 1,0%

Yury Lutsenko – 1,0%

Leonid Kuchma – 0,5%

Yury Kostenko – 0,5%

Yury Karmazin – 0,5%

Roman Bezsmertnyi – 0,5%

Nickolay Katerinchuk – 0,5%

Nestor Shufrich – 0,5%

Petr Simonenko – 0,5%

I trust nobody – 28,5%

The results got in the western regions of Ukraine

Victor Yushchenko – 29,3%

Julia Timoshenko – 21,3%

Vladimir Litvin – 16,0%

Aleksander Moroz – 8,0%

Valery Konovalyuk – 1,3%

Yury Lutsenko – 1,3%

Leonid Kravchuk – 1,3%

I trust nobody – 21,3%

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