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Yushchenko met with his rival Yanukovich

Posted by the Editor on September 19, 2005


News / 19 September 2005 | 17:22

Yushchenko met with his rival Yanukovich

Yushchenko met with his rival Yanukovich

Victor Yushchenko met with Leader of the Party of Regions Victor Yanukovich, his opponent during the 2004 presidential campaign.

The meeting was held at Yanukovich’s request. President regards it as a continuation of the Declaration for Unity and Cooperation For the Sake of the Future, which was signed on September 13 by different Rada factions to initiate a dialogue among all parliamentary forces and ensure cooperation between government and opposition.

The sides discussed the current political situation in Ukraine. The Head of State stressed that it was time to forget all emotions that marked the campaign and spare no effort to leave all negative tendencies in the past.

In the course of the meeting, Yushchenko and Yanukovich discussed problems of the Donetsk region. President stressed that one of the challenges his team was facing was to solve all problems of the region, particularly in the coal industry.

Today, Yushchenko plans to meet with several political leaders.

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Borys Tarasyuk held a meeting with Arabic Foreign Ministers in New York

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News / 19 September 2005 | 17:04

Borys Tarasyuk held a meeting with Arabic Foreign Ministers in New York

Borys Tarasyuk held a meeting with Arabic Foreign Ministers in New York

Acting Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk met with the Iraqi, Jordanian, Pakistani and Iranian Foreign Ministers in New York, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Vasyl Filipchuk informed.

The meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari dealt with topical matters of the two states’ relations. The sides particularly touched on prospects for cooperation in the economic and military – technical domains. The Ukrainian acting Foreign Minister stated Ukrainian companies’ readiness to participate in the Iraqi economy’s recovery. In this connection the parties agreed to resume the activity of the mixed Ukrainian – Iraqi commission on trade, economic and technical cooperation. The Iraqi Minister thanked Ukraine for its peacekeeping mission in his country. Messrs Tarasyuk and Zebari agreed on the need to transform the Ukrainian peacekeeping mission’s role into training the Iraqi forces or rendering technical assistance. The Iraqi Foreign Minister briefed his Ukrainian counterpart about Iraq’s intention to resume the work of the Iraqi Embassy in Kiev.

Having met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Farouk Kasrawi, acting Foreign Minister Tarasyuk discussed a likely visit by King Abdallah II of Jordan to Ukraine. A particular attention the two Ministers paid to joint projects in the oil and gas sphere, transportation, rebuilding the Iraqi economy, holding a Ukrainian – Jordanian business forum and convening the first session of the mixed commission on trade – economic and scientific – technical cooperation, Ukrinform reported.

At a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri Borys Tarasyuk stated Ukraine’s readiness to comprehensively develop and deepen cooperation in all spheres.

Ukrainian acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Borys Tarasyuk met with Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki, with whom he shared his views on priority moves to step up cooperation in the energy sphere. The Iranian party confirmed its readiness to intensify cooperation in the economic sphere, particularly, in aviation construction, shipbuilding, engineering, mining industry and railroad sphere.

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Borys Tarasyuk met with Rio Group and Colombia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs in New-York

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News / 19 September 2005 | 16:40

Borys Tarasyuk met with Rio Group and Colombia's Minister for Foreign Affairs in New-York

Borys Tarasyuk met with Rio Group and Colombia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs in New-York

Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Borys Tarasyuk within the framework of the 60th session of the UNO’s General Assembly in New York held a meeting with the Rio Group, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Vasyl Filipchuk informed.

The Rio Group, established in 1986 in Mexico, is a source of political consultations for Latin America and Caribbean region countries.

Presently, the Rio Group amalgamates 19 countries, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Chili, Ecuador, Costa-Rica, Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Guyana.

Borys Tarasyuk briefed his interlocutors about the political situation in Ukraine, main directions of it’s foreign policy, economic potential of the country, and possibilities for trade links deepening and launching bipartite, beneficial projects in various fields, including machinery and aircraft construction.

In its turn, the Rio Group noted, the region countries have been attentively observing the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and felicitate on democracy win.

The Rio Group representatives supported the idea of bipartite trade cooperation with Ukraine.

The Rio Group took the GUAM establishment with interest and agreed to consider further cooperation with the said organization.

The main attention during the meeting was brought to the matter of Ukraine’s accession to the WTO and related problems, in particular trade cooperation with Ecuador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. The Rio Group completely supported Ukraine and promised to consider this matter.

Borys Tarasyuk also held a bipartite meeting with Colombian Foreign Minister Carolina Barko Isakon, during which he raised a matter of bipartite political and trade cooperation. The matter of Ukrainian-Colombian negotiations within the framework of Ukraine’s accession to the WTO was also considered.

Borys Tarasyuk invited Carolina Barko to Ukraine on official visit. The invitation was gratefully accepted.

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Borys Tarasyuk met with Bulgarian vice PM

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News / 19 September 2005 | 16:18

Borys Tarasyuk met with Bulgarian vice PM

Borys Tarasyuk met with Bulgarian vice PM

Acting Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk met with Bulgarian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin in New York, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Vasyl Filipchuk informed.

The parties to the talk mainly spoke about the development of bilateral political and trade – economic relations. The sides discussed the work of mixed Ukrainian – Bulgarian commissions and agreed on further ways to step up their activities. Messrs Tarasyuk and Kalfin agreed upon the need to strengthen field cooperation between the two states through facilitating direct contacts between the Ukrainian and Bulgarian authorities.

The two Ministers exchanged their opinions with regard to prospects for cooperation in European and Euro – Atlantic integration. The parties agreed to draft and to shortly sign a bipartite memorandum on cooperation in the European and European – Atlantic integration.

By way of exchanging their opinions on international developments, the Bulgarian side showed a particular interest to the GUAM. Mr Tarasyuk briefed his counterpart about the outcomes of the 10th session of the GUAM Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the GUAM – USA meeting, as well as about the work, aimed at establishing the association’s institutions.

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Parliament to consider Yekhanurov candidature on the PM post and to listen to the report concerning “Gongadze’s case”

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News / 19 September 2005 | 15:09

Parliament to consider Yekhanurov candidature on the PM post and to listen to the report concerning “Gongadze’s case”

Vladimir Litvin, Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, proposes to listen to the report of VR Temporal committee of inquiry, headed by Grigory Omelchenko, concerning investigation of murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze tomorrow.

According to Litvin, it is needed to be done for preventing any accusations (of complicity – ed.)

Additionally, the candidature of Yuri Yekhanurov will be submitted for approval by parliament on the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine.As reported by Litvin, Yekhanurov will address the parliament for 30 minutes and will answer the questions another 45 minutes. Next 45 minutes after the Yekhanurov’s appearance deputies will consider his candidature.

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Investigation results concerning Zinchenko’s accusations will not be published

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News / 19 September 2005 | 13:05

Investigation results concerning Zinchenko's accusations will not be published

Investigation results concerning Zinchenko’s accusations will not be published

General Office of Public Prosecutor will not announce publicly the results of investigation of corruption accusations, declared by Alexander Zinchenko, former State Secretary, on the press conference.

In accordance with remedial legislation, information about results of the examination will be presented to interested parties, as reported by press office of General Office of Public Prosecutor.

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Protest action against homosexuality was held in Kiev

Posted by the Editor on September 19, 2005


News / 19 September 2005 | 12:00

Protest action against homosexuality was held in Kiev

Protest action against homosexuality was held in Kiev

Sunday, September 18, a protest action “Love is against homosexuality” was held in Kiev, in Khreshchatic Street. Participants of the action aim to familiarize the community with risk of homosexuality. Their main slogans read “There can not be unisexual love, “Deliverance from homosexuality is possible”.

Demonstrators distributed about three thousand leaflets, which say about true essence of homosexuality and give answers to the questions: how get rid of homosexuality, why does Christianity consider homosexuality a sin, what to do to prevent development of homosexual orientation of a child.

Participants of the action paid special attention to homosexuality and AIDS as closely connected occurrences.

“Activists of gey-movement almost always keep silence about statistics of the disease among geys and about consequences of this phenomenon. In fact, they hide this information,” said one of the organizers of the protest action Andrey Novokhatny. He also stated that the problem of homosexuality propaganda is a matter of national security of any country.

Ruslan Kukharchuk, the initiator and organizer of the action is convinced that such actions must be held in all big cities of the country. “We must lay the foundation of healthy society by common efforts. Both Church and public organizations should bend every effort to popularization of Christian ethic and defense of family institute.”

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Timoshenko: I was named Russia’s enemy advisedly

Posted by the Editor on September 19, 2005


News / 19 September 2005 | 11:10

I was named Russia's enemy advisedly

Timoshenko: I was named Russia’s enemy advisedly

Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Timoshenko supported the formation of Common Economic Area of Ukraine and Russia.

“I believe it is possible to build economic area of free trade. It is also needed to retain visa free regime for citizens of the both countries,” said Timoshenko in the program on NTN TV channel.

Timoshenko declared she was named Russia’s enemy advisedly during election campaign.

Ex-PM stated she would like visit Russia in the near future, but she could not say in which status.

“I wish it would be the status, which let us to become friends again,” said Timoshenko.

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She admitted that not all slogans of ‘orange revolution’ can be realized in short terms. In particular, she reminded that President Yushchenko came to power with the advanced slogan to join European Union. However, it turned out that “not all doors are open for Ukraine.”

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