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Archive for August 18th, 2005

Sivkovich brings an action against Yushchenko because of Poroshenko

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News / 18 August 2005 | 18:00

Sivkovich brings an action against Yushchenko because of Poroshenko

People’s deputy Vladimir Sivkovich offered to call Petr Poroshenko an ex-secretary of National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.

Sivkovich’s lawyers cited the Law, which was signed by President and according to which a deputy – duel job-holder, who has not abdicate from deputy’s credentials during five days, is deprived of state post.

The oppositionists appealed to Pechersky district court against Yushchenko’s inactivity. Sivkovich says that illegal secretary of NSDC Poroshenko continues to sign instructions and to appoint officials and judges round the country.

Sivkovich does not pay attention to reproaches that attacking Poroshenko he helps Timoshenko. "Poroshenko is a socially dangerous person; I had started to bring actions against him before I got acquainted with Timoshenko," said the deputy.

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TOP-100 of the most influential Ukrainians: Yushchenko is the number one, Kuchma is not included

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News / 18 August 2005 | 17:30

TOP-100 of the most influential Ukrainians: Yushchenko is the number one, Kuchma is not included

"Correspondent" Journal published the names of top hundred influential Ukrainians. It is annual project of "Correspondent" Journal.

Viktor Yushchenko, former leader of opposition and now President of Ukraine is at the top of the rating. Despite the disillusionments of six-month of Orange power, Yushchenko remains very popular politician. He substituted Kuchma at the peak of the rating. Kuchma failed to occupy any place of it.

The second place was given to Yulia Timoshenko Ukrainian Prime Minister.

The Chief of National Security and Defense Council Petro Poroshenko took the bronze.

Vladimir the Chairman is the next influential person. Vladimir Litvin the Speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine rose to fourth step.

Rinat Akhmetov, Ukrainian tycoon and President of FC "Shakhtyor" is the fifth one.

The hot ten consists of the First Lady Katerina Yushchenko, Alexander Zinchenko the State Secretary, Igor Kolomoysky the co-owner Privat group, Alexander Tretyakov the First Aide of President and Klychko Brothers.

The journalists of the magazine proposed twenty experts of the different spheres to define the candidates of Ukrainians whose names, to their opinion, must be included in the top list of the most influential persons of Ukraine.

The editorship based its choice on popularity of politicians, the level of their influence on the social life of the country, the scale of their companies and their lobby possibilities and also the number of their fans concerning the sportsmen and cultural workers.

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Litvin: Arrest of Kushnaryov is systematic stupidity

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News / 18 August 2005 | 17:10

Litvin: Arrest of Kushnaryov is systematic stupidity

Vladimir Litvin the Chairman of Verkhovna Rada reckons that Kushnaryov’s arrest is not just "a stupid action" but "systematic stupidity." According to his words, the arrests of persons who played main parts in regions and state are "systematic stupidity."

In particular, he states that the arrests become an everyday event that is why they may not influence the work of the parliament.

Litvin stated that he did not have reliable and exaustiv information concerning Kushnaryov’s arrest, he used the same information as Mass Media does. Judging by this information, Litvin comes to a conclusion that “it is just a foolish thing,” which frequently repeating turned into “systematic stupidity.”

"They say, politicians are walking round the court in order the court will pass resolution on Kushnaryov’s arrest. Doing that, all Ukraine or just half of it may be put in jail," added Litvin.

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Ukrainians dreams about future best of all in Europe

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News / 18 August 2005 | 17:00

Ukrainians dreams about future best of all in Europe

Ukrainian writers Marina and Sergey Dyachenko are acknowledged the best science fiction writers in Europe.

Awarding took place on World and European meeting of science fiction writers in Glasgow.

Marina and Sergey Dyachenko are well known for the novels "Ritual", "Scrut", "Other worlds", "Cave" and others.

The next forum of science fiction writers will take place on April 2006 in Kiev.

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Investors: optimism concerning Ukraine is being gradually dispelled

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News / 18 August 2005 | 16:30

Investors: optimism concerning Ukraine is being gradually dispelled

British investors are gradually losing hope on fast reforms in Ukraine, as reported by Reuters observers.

Analyzing the investment climate in Ukraine, the British experts point to the braking of reforms in economy.

The head of new market Department of the investment firm Bear Stearns, Tim Ash, underlines that big optimism concerning Ukraine is being gradually dispelled.

"Six month ago everybody thought that ‘orange revolution’ would signify a catastrophe for Russia. But Russia advanced, while Ukraine runs risk to lose its chance," said Ash.

Investments funds, which have already purchased Ukrainian securities, are frightened by lingering internal governmental fight.

In particular, the chief economist of London Research Institute Daiwa, Vlad Sobell, considers that the government is not solidary and does not have logical plan of actions.

At the same time British political scientists point out that difference of opinions inside the government is a demonstration of democratic changes.

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Poroshenko is accused of attempt of illegal privatization of trade center in Kishinev

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News / 18 August 2005 | 16:00

Poroshenko is accused of attempt of illegal privatization of trade center in Kishinev

Stockholders of Gemeny Moldavian Company accused the Secretary of Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDCU) of illegal privatization of "Detsky Mir" (Kids’ World) in Kishinev downtown.

Yesterday, they held the press conference in Kishinev. They appealed the power to prevent of "Detsky Mir" from Ukrainian privatization.

"Ukrainian stockholders led by Poroshenko own 38% stocks of the trade center. They try to get total control over it with the help of Moldavian office-holders. They promise to settle Transdneistrian conflict in exchange for Moldavian support," stated attorney of Moldavian stockholders Jacob Rotaru.

He invoked Moldavian parliament to form "special committee for investigation of chicanes over the trade center."

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Bogoslovskaya: Timoshenko must be dismissed

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News / 18 August 2005 | 15:30

Bogoslovskaya: Timoshenko must be dismissed

Ex-Chief of State Committee of Entrepreneurship reckons that Ukraine needs to get rid of nonprofessionals and populists of the power. Inna Bogoslovskaya states it during online conference which is going on right now on ForUm.

In response to the question "how can Ukraine overcome a crisis" she named the steps which would benefit the situation in the country: "the first one is to make a revision of new appointees and to get rid of nonprofessionals and populists and then to appoint real professionals to their posts; the second one is to make the power consistence more homogeneous by dismissal of Socialists, neo-Bolsheviks and wild revolutionists; the last one is to retire Timoshenko as PM of Ukraine who betrayed the fundamentals of bourgeois-democratic Orange Revolution and engrained neo-Bolshevism in Ukraine.”

Bogoslovskaya has put bad mark to the Cabinet’s work.

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IMF caused revaluation of hrivnya?

Posted by the Editor on August 18, 2005


News / 18 August 2005 | 15:00

IMF caused revaluation of hrivnya?

In August and September experts predict the rapid monetary liberalization and the second wave of hrivnya revaluation. Eric Nyman the chief of Ukrsotsbank Department on Issue of Financial Instruments Department reported.

According to his words, the second wave of hrivnya revaluation may be caused by pressure of IMF which insists on the necessity of this process.

"In case hrivnya is strengthened, its rate of exchange will reach 4.8 UAH per US dollar. I think that the next wave of revaluation will negatively influence on Ukrainian economy. It will be basis for Ukrainian Black Tuesday if economical situation and state budget get worse again," reckons Nyman.

As a reminder National Bank of Ukraine on April 21, 2005 made rapid revaluation of hrivnya and set official hrivnya rate of exchange equal to 5.5 UAH per US dollar. It was 0,14 UAH less than the previous exchange.

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