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Ex-President Leonid Kuchma point out Yushchenko’s mistakes

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News / 4 October 2005 | 18:24

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Ex-President Leonid Kuchma point out Yushchenko’s mistakes

Kuchma stated that the main Yushchenko’s mistake was that he had failed to become the President of all Ukraine.

“Yushchenko must become the President of all Ukraine instead of being the President of a part of it – this is his mistake. Regarding it he must form his team,” said Kuchma.

Ex-president also mentioned that regarding the short time between presidential and parliamentary elections, “the government must be lead by the person without political ambitions, the real hard-working man.”

To Kuchma’s opinion, the lack of such person led to economic and political crisis.

Ex-President denied any suggestions concerning his influence on the formation of new Cabinet.

Kuchma positively characterized Yuri Yekhanurov as “a perfect manager thoroughly knowing economy.”

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European Commission, Moldova and Ukraine to endorse memorandum on border monitoring on October 7 in Chisinau

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News / 4 October 2005 | 18:05

European Commission, Moldova and Ukraine to endorse memorandum on border monitoring on October 7 in Chisinau

European Commission, Moldova and Ukraine to endorse memorandum on border monitoring on October 7 in Chisinau

The European Commission, Ukraine and Moldova are supposed to sign a memorandum on establishing an EU borderline mission on Ukraine-Moldova border on October 7, 2005 in Chisinau, the EuroCommission’s press service told.

EU Commissioner for External Relations & European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero Waldner is supposed to be on working visit to Chisinau on October 6 and 7. During the visit, the EU Commissioner will meet with Moldovan Government members, open new EU delegation to Moldova and sign the said memorandum, Cabinet’s press office reported.

According to the specified data, the EU mission will consist of 65 people and will work into combating transnational crime. Improvement in cooperation between Ukraine’s and Moldova’s Boarder services may result in the Transdniestrian conflict settlement.

The EU border mission will start operating on December 1, 2005. Its two-year mandate may be easily renewed, if need be. The project is estimated at 7 M. Euro.

The EU mission will consist of mobile teams, which will suggest training for Ukrainian and Moldovan border officials, empower border services and raise their opportunities to combat transnational crime, including human and weapon trafficking, as well as various border violations. The European party admitted to supplying the Boarder services with the equipment for monitoring reinforcement.

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Ukraine welcomes NATO officials on October 18 and 20

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News / 4 October 2005 | 17:53

Ukraine welcomes NATO officials on October 18 and 20

Ukraine welcomes NATO officials on October 18 and 20

NATO’s delegation, headed by Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is expected to be on working visit to Ukraine between October 18 and 20, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Vasyl Filipchuk told a Tuesday news briefing.

The visit’s agenda provides for Ukraine-NATO Commission’s sitting, in which Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk and Defense Minister Anatoly Grytsenko will participate.

The attendees are expected to discuss contribution of a distinctive Ukraine-NATO partnership into security and stability, as well as NATO’s Membership Action Plan fulfillment.

Before the sitting the Defense and Foreign Ministers are expected to hold a bilateral meeting with the Secretary General.

The delegation will be received by Speaker Vladimir Litvin. During the visit, NATO’s delegation will participate in the round-tables with students, journalists, local authorities and non-state-owned organizations’ representatives.

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Piskun is angry with PACE

Posted by the Editor on October 4, 2005


News / 4 October 2005 | 16:15

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Piskun is angry with PACE

Svyatoslav Piskun the Prosecutor General of Ukraine is exasperated by the fact that Gongadze’s case will be considered in Strasburg by the PACE Committee on Juridical Questions and Human Rights headed by Sergey Golovaty the attorney in Gongadze’s case.

Piskun stated that “Sergey Golovaty had no right to check himself as he is the representative of Lesya Gongadze’s rights and interests.”

Piskun reported that on the eve of PACE autumn session some PACE delegates announced about improper investigation of actual cases in Ukraine, in particular Gongadze’ case and the case of assault and battery of Alxander Podolsky the journalist and Alexander Yelyashkevich the deputy of Ukraine.

To Piskun’s opinion, Golovaty must redirect the documents to another PACE committee or to resign his plenary powers. “It will be objective position and it will be the supremacy of the law and it will correspond with Ukrainian and European laws. This is my personal opinion and I I bring it to PACE notice,” stated Piskun.

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The EU did not liberate visa regime for Ukraine

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News / 4 October 2005 | 15:52

The EU did not liberate visa regime for Ukraine

The EU did not liberate visa regime for Ukraine

The EU commission did not liberate the visa regime for Ukraine, but decided to consider this issue the next session of EU country-members visa group, scheduled for October 20, as declared by permanent representative of Ukraine to EU, Roman Shpek.

The issue concerning liberation of EU borders’ cross regime for Ukraine will be considered before Summit Ukraine-EU, planned for December 1, as assured Roman Shpek.

As a reminder, Ukraine introduced visa free regime for citizens of EU countries, Switzerland, the USA and Japan.

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Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry hails EU Council of Foreign Ministers’ decision to start negotiations with Turkey

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News / 4 October 2005 | 15:10

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry hails EU Council of Foreign Ministers' decision to start negotiations with Turkey

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry hails EU Council of Foreign Ministers’ decision to start negotiations with Turkey

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry hails a decision by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union, which was passed on October 3 in Luxembourg, to start negotiations with Turkey on membership in the EU. According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Vasily Filipchuk, the Ministry views the decision as a historical one, which is aimed at realization of a historical mission of the European Union, which lies in unification of Europe on the basis of common values and purposes.

At the same time, Filipchuk noted, Ukraine hopes that in the process of further enlargement the EU will adhere to integral rules and principles regarding states willing to access the EU, having met the Copenhagen criteria.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry also hailed a decision by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the EU to start membership negotiations with Croatia.

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Russian President to visit Ukraine late October

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News / 4 October 2005 | 14:50

Russian President to visit Ukraine late October

Russian President to visit Ukraine late October

During a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ukraine, which is slated for late October, a session of the Ukrainian – Russian Interstate Commission will be held, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s official spokesman Vasyl Filipchuk told a Tuesday news briefing. According to him, the Presidents of Ukraine and Russia are expected to approve a Ukraine – Russia Action Plan for 2005 – 2006.

During the visit an intergovernmental agreement on order of crossing the Ukrainian – Russian state borderline by residents of frontier regions is supposed to be signed. The two Presidents will also discuss key matters of Ukrainian – Russian bilateral relations.

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Ukraine’s PM to discuss preparation for the Ukraine – EU Summit in Kiev

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News / 4 October 2005 | 14:44

Ukraine's PM to discuss preparation for the Ukraine - EU Summit in Kiev

Ukraine’s PM to discuss preparation for the Ukraine – EU Summit in Kiev

During a visit to Brussels on October 6 to 7 Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov will discuss preparation for the Ukraine – EU Summit in Kiev on December 1, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Vasyl Filipchuk told a Tuesday news briefing, Cabinet’s press office reported.

The visit’s agenda provides for the Ukrainian Premier’s meetings with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana and EU Commissioner for External Trade Peter Mandelson.

The meetings are supposed to focus on topical matters of Ukraine – EU relations, including implementation of the Ukraine – EU Action Plan and prospects for Ukraine’s European integration.

While being in Brussels, Prime Minister will participate in the economic conference “Ukraine Looks in the Future: on the Way of Reforms”, where he will deliver a report into “Policy of Reforms in Ukraine – Grounds of Stability and Welfare of the Society”.

Prime Minister Yekhanurov will also make a trip to the NATO headquarters.

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