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Yulia Timoshenko intends to join with Yushchenko’s NSNU (People’s Union “Our Ukraine”)

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2005


News / 24 October 2005 | 19:24

Yulia Timoshenko

Yulia Timoshenko intends to join with Yushchenko’s NSNU (People’s Union “Our Ukraine”)

Yulia Timoshenko the leader of BYT (Bloc Yulia Timoshenko) revealed in the meeting with business circles her intention to join NSNU in the new parliament.

Timoshenko mentioned that the new parliament would not be able stand joining of the main political forces.

“I wish our political forces (BYT and NSNU) to join after the parliamentary elections-2006,” said Yulia Timoshenko.

“It happened so we are divided. But it does not mean we will not be able to join after the elections,” added Timoshenko.

She also forecasted the complicated parliamentary elections in March, 2005.

According to her words, there are three main political forces which can gain the majority in the parliament: NSNU, BYT and the Party of Regions.

Timoshenko expressed confidence that despite the division, NSNU and BYT stand on the same positions concerning the basic questions, such as Euro integration, WTO and so on. So, these two blocs will be able to join in the future parliament, Timoshenko concluded.

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Ukrainian Gross Domestic Product to increase by 4%

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2005


News / 24 October 2005 | 18:54

the Cabinet of Ukraine

Ukrainian Gross Domestic Product to increase by 4%

Judging by the results of 2005, the gross domestic product will make 2-4%, Ukrainian PM Yuri Yekhanurov reported in the meeting with the representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Ukraine.

“Our scientists call 2% of gross domestic product increase, the experts of Economy Ministry – 3.5% but our optimists – 4%” said Yuri Yekhanurov.

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The First Lady of Ukraine visited the charitable concert

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2005


News / 24 October 2005 | 18:39

The First Lady of Ukraine visited the charitable concert

The First Lady of Ukraine visited the charitable concert

Kateryna Yushchenko, Head of the Supervisory Council of the Ukraine 3000 Foundation, visited a charitable concert of premieres, Music of All Continents held at the National Opera House. The event was organized by the UNO office in Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry, the Culture Ministry and the Ukraine 3000 Foundation. All funds raised at the concert will be used to treat the children at the Kyiv Cancer Hematology Center.

Every year, about four hundred kids in Ukraine are diagnosed with cancer. The center can help 120 patients from all over the country. However, such kind of treatment and surgeries to transplant marrow is very costly. The center is not capable of treating all patients because it does not have enough equipment and thus needs philanthropic help.

Francis O’Donnell, UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Borys Tarasuk, their wives and other honorary guests attended the concert featuring the national opera orchestra conducted by German Makarenko, soloists Volodymir Grishko and Victoria Lukyanets and pianist Antony Baryshevsky.

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The Cabinet of Ukraine works out the draft bill on the government

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News / 24 October 2005 | 18:24

The Cabinet of Ukraine works out the draft bill on the government

The Cabinet of Ukraine works out the draft bill on the government

The Cabinet of Ukraine intends to separate political and administrative components of the power. The members of the Cabinet are working on the corresponded presidential decree in order to succeed it, Ukrainian PM Yuri Yekhanurov reports.

Besides, Yekhanurov informs that the government creates the draft bill changing the structure Cabinet and the draft on the ministries. Such actions are connected with the coming constitutional reform.

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The World Bank congratulates Ukraine on Kryvorozhstal auction

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2005


News / 24 October 2005 | 18:09

World Bank Headquarter

The World Bank congratulates Ukraine on Kryvorozhstal auction

The World Bank greets the transparency of the auction on sale of control shares of Kryvorizhstal, the press service of the World Bank reported.

“We greet the transparency which accompanied the process of the re-sale,” stated Paul Birmingham the Representative of the World Bank to Ukraine.

The World Bank also pointed out the importance of stability and confidence which are provided by Ukrainian government’s statement that the re-resale of Kryvorizhstal would not be held anymore.

In particular, the World Bank urged Ukraine to pass the legislation which would make it the real European country concerning the business WTO.

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Anatoly Gritsenko and Donald H. Rumsfeld discuss the seizure of boat with Ukrainian crew off Somalia’s coast

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2005


News / 24 October 2005 | 17:53

Anatoly Gritsenko and Donald H. Rumsfeld discuss the seizure of boat with Ukrainian crew off Somalia's coast

Anatoly Gritsenko and Donald H. Rumsfeld discuss the seizure of boat with Ukrainian crew off Somalia’s coast

The situation with regard to the seizure of a boat with 22-strong Ukrainian crew off Somalia’s coast on October 19 was discussed during the meeting of Ukrainian Defence Minister Anatoly Gritsenko and US Defence Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in Lithuania.

Anatoly Gritsenko and Donald Rumsfeld reached an agreement that in case the situation developed negatively or if similar situations would occurred in regions where Ukraine does not have military presence or where it could not influence the incident, Ukraine would coordinate its efforts with partner-nations, the USA included, the Cabinet press service reported.

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Ukrainians build water-tanks and helipad in Lebanon

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2005


News / 24 October 2005 | 17:23

Ukrainians build water-tanks and helipad in Lebanon

Ukrainians build water-tanks and helipad in Lebanon

Ukrainian peacemakers have fulfilled two key tasks by the 60th anniversary of United Nation Organization, Defense Ministry press service reported.

The first task touched upon the construction of helipad in the mountains near the most distant location of Indian Peace Corps.

Taking into account the Italian pilots’ wishes, Ukrainian pilots made a decision to build the helipad on the top of the mountain. In two month the top was turned into the perfectly even helipad (400 sq. meters). Now even in the winter, Indian Peace Corps’ location will be approachable.

The second task was humanitarian one. Ukrainian peacemakers complied with a request of Der Sid-kin dwellers. They asked peacemakers to build water-tank for rain water.

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The State Property Fund of Ukraine to sell the rest 1.74% shares of Kryvorizhstal

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2005


News / 24 October 2005 | 16:35

The State Property Fund of Ukraine to sell the rest 1.74% shares of Kryvorizhstal

The State Property Fund of Ukraine to sell the rest 1.74% shares of Kryvorizhstal

The last national share holding of Kryvorizhstal will be sold in the nearest time. Dmitry Parfenenko announced after the auction that the state share holding at the rate of 1.74% will be as well.

According to him, the State Property Fund considers two variants of realization – by the single packet or by several lots.

He also pointed out that the government had held it back until the auction in order not to damp the control stock price.

The very date of the state share holding has not been appointed yet.

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