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Chervonenko criticizes government for negligent handling of anti-Semitism

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News / 1 September 2005 | 18:00

Chervonenko criticizes government for negligent handling of anti-Semitism

Chervonenko criticizes government for negligent handling of anti-Semitism

(AP) Yevhen Chervonenko, Ukraine’s transport minister and the most prominent Jewish official in the nation, accused the government Thursday of doing too little to stamp out anti-Semitism.

Chervonenko’s bristling criticism of his Cabinet colleagues, and in particular Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, came after a brutal attack on a young Jewish student that has alarmed Ukraine’s 100,000-strong Jewish community. The student remains hospitalized in a coma.

Such “an unprecedented attack … has never (before) occurred in independent Ukraine,” said Chervonenko.

President Viktor Yushchenko condemned the attack and ordered top officials to take charge of the case. Chervonenko said he welcomed Yushchenko’s quick response, but was alarmed by other ministers’ silence.

“As a member of the government, I was very surprised that a similar response didn’t come from the government and Ukraine’s prime minister,” Chervonenko said in a statement published on the Ministry of Transport’s Web site.

Tymoshenko’s spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Jewish leaders blamed the attack on religious bias, and said it sparked fears of growing anti-Semitism in this ex-Soviet republic, which they see in increasingly frequent swastikas and other anti-Jewish graffiti scrawled on buildings. They urged the government to act, saying officials must take a harder line against those who inflame hatred against Jews.

“All our efforts break up against some wall,” Vadim Rabinovych, head of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, said Thursday.

Acts of vandalism at Jewish sites occur often in Ukraine, though violent acts have become rare. Hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed over the centuries in pogroms staged by Ukrainian nationalists, and millions died during the Holocaust.

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Analysts on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine

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News / 1 September 2005 | 17:30

Analysts on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine

Russia will supply gas to Ukraine for USD160 per 1,000 cubic meters and tariffs for gas transportation via Ukraine might double, analysts believe. Industry watchers say that price sought by Gazprom of USD180 to might hardly be agreed on. The two parties are in talks now and these negotiations could be over and the conflicting parties might enter into an agreement on the issue late in 2005, RBC reported.

Ukraine is largest gas transporter and without it Gazprom cannot meet its obligations regarding gas supplies to Europe. If prices for gas supplied to Ukraine are increased to USD180 per 1,000 cubic meters Ukraine could set price for oil transportation being 3-4 times higher than the current one.

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If you got $10,000 how can you spend it in Ukraine?

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News / 1 September 2005 | 16:56

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If you got $10,000 how can you spend it in Ukraine?

The official of special tax inspection was arrested for bribery. She got $10,000 bribe for changes in revision act of financial activity of a certain bank and reduction of penalty sanctions on VAT.

The criminal case was brought according to article 368 part 2 of the criminal code of Ukraine.

For the last 24 hours 306 criminal cases were instituted against economic violators.

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Ukrainian oil to cost pretty money

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News / 1 September 2005 | 16:29

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Ukrainian oil to cost pretty money

Petr Miroshnikov the president of Alliance-Ukraine National Company reckons that Ukrainian oil will rise by 5-8%. The main factor of it is increasing oil prices in the world markets.

Having mentioned that barrel of oil costs $70, Miroshnikov reported that for Ukraine it costs $420 per ton with deliverance in September instead of $390 per ton with deliverance in August.

“Oil price will not swift rise. But they will not stop for sure,” stated Miroshnikov.

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PACE pledges not to use sanctions against Ukraine

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News / 1 September 2005 | 15:58

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PACE pledges not to use sanctions against Ukraine

Having attended Kharkov maternity hospital, Rut-Gabi Vermot-Mangold PACE Reporter is going to announce the results of her own investigation concerning the infant kidnapping.

During the meeting with Yuri Pavlenko Ukrainian Minister of Family and Youth Affairs, she stated that PACE plans to help Ukraine to fight infant trafficking.

“The European Council will completely support Ukraine’s efforts to fight human trafficking, illegal adoption and transplantation of organs. This is the aim of my mission here,” stated Vermot-Mangold.

PACE will publish the report in the next year. The sanctions against Ukraine will not be used.

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Defense Ministry to reform military colleges

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News / 1 September 2005 | 15:37

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Defense Ministry to reform military colleges

Instead of four military colleges Ukrainian officers will study in single one situated in Lviv. The college will start to graduate land forces officers in 2007. Such decision was passed in the board of Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

Igor Fedorov representative of Land Forces of Ukraine informs that Lviv Military Institute of National University Lvovskaya Politechnika (Lviv Polytechnics) is probable place of single military education in Ukraine. The rest three military establishments will be disbanded: Lviv Land Forces Institute, Kharkov Institute of Tank Forces and Sumy Institute of Rocket Forces.

Fedorov stated that all staff of disbanded establishments will be social protected.

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“Orange” Maidan gave Ukrainians an additional day-off

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News / 1 September 2005 | 15:08

“Orange” Maidan gave Ukrainians an additional day-off

President Victor Yushchenko supports the idea to make the first day of “orange revolution” during presidential elections 2004 a state holiday.

“There are some propositions and I support them. We must to honour the feat of those people, who were fighting for freedom,” said Yushchenko.

He promised to organize celebration of those events this autumn.

“We will organize a holiday at the day of Ukrainian revolution for sure. We will gather on Maidan those people, who took part in November events,” said he.

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The Kiever lost an action against President

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News / 1 September 2005 | 14:25

The Kiever lost an action against President

The Kiever lost an action against President

Pechersky district court of Kiev dismissed the action of Vladimir Kolesnichenko against President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko concerning illegal decree “On liquidation of state traffic police of Ukraine.”

During the court session Kolesnichenko made his demands public. The main motive of the claim is that Yushchenko violated the law.

The opposite side in person of Ministry of Justice demanded to dismiss the claim, having declared that President acted within the bounds of vested plenary powers.

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