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Ukraine’s Chief-of-Staff Oleg Rybachuk believes in Ukraine into WTO

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News / 28 October 2005 | 15:13

Ukraine's Chief-of-Staff Oleg Rybachuk believes in Ukraine into WTO

Ukraine’s Chief-of-Staff Oleg Rybachuk believes in Ukraine into WTO

Chairman of the President Secretariat Oleg Rybachuk noted significant progress in Ukraine’s movement toward the World Trade Organization at a Friday news briefing. “The signing of the bilateral agreement with the USA means significant progress” Rybachuk noted, having stressed that it “will surely promote our membership in the WTO”.

Ukrainian delegation will visit the USA in order to continue negotiations in the nearest time. As Oleg Rybachuk stressed that Ukraine has not discussed with Russia the term of its accession to WTO, as it is technically impossible.

He said that he expects much of the December 1 Yushchenko-Blair Summit, on which Ukraine may gain the market economy status and visa-regime liberation.

As a reminder, Ukraine was repeated by Pascal Lami time and again that WTO timetable of negotiations would not provide Ukraine’s entry in it. But Oleg Rybachuk strongly believes in the opposite.

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President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko promulgates his income statement (the document)

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News / 28 October 2005 | 14:49

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko promulgates his income statement (the document)

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko promulgates his income statement (the document)

On Monday Golos Ukrainy newspaper will publish the income statement of the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, Oleg Rybachuk the Chairman of the President’s Secretariat reported.

Rybachuk stated that Victor Yushchenko has signed it on October 26. Today the journalists have been given the copy of this document.

 
According to it, the sum of President’s annual common profit makes UAH 62,221($12,444), the common resident’s family makes UAH 214,166 ($42,833). President’s dividends, Interests and royalty make UAH 30.50 ($15.10), the Yushchenkos – UAH 34,546($6,909). The material aid for the President consists of UAH 5,062 ($1,000). The President’s salary makes UAH 57,128 ($11,425). President’s bank accounts make UAH 54,399 ($10,879), the Yushchenkos – UAH 1,204,235 ($240,847).
 
 

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Alex Goldfarb speaks on Ukraine, Russia and Berezovsky (update)

Posted by the Editor on October 28, 2005


News / 28 October 2005 | 14:07

Alex Goldfarb speaks on Ukraine, Russia and Berezovsky (update)

Alex Goldfarb speaks on Ukraine, Russia and Berezovsky (update)

Today Alex Goldfarb took part in ForUm’s online-conference. There are his several interesting approaches towards Ukraine:
-Alex, aren’t you sick and tired of being Berezovsky’s right hand?

Alex Goldfarb: No, so far. Berezovsky is not an easy person to work with because of his impulsive character and very short “attention span”: he thinks simultaneously twenty thoughts and it is too hard to follow them. But it goes without saying he is a phenomenon and to work with him is a adventure.

Lada: For whom will BAB (Boris Abramovich Berezovsky) stand in the parliamentary elections-2006? They say, forTimoshenko…

AG: Askhim. All what I’ve heard form him is that he would like Yushchenko and Timoshenko to make it up with each other because they are ideologically similar. It is just two different political clans which are to e together.

www: one spring day you said you came to Kiev because you were interested in Ukraine after Revolution. So, are you still interested and do you like it???

 
AG: In my opinion all what happens here is very exiting process. The history is winding before my very eyes. Taking my narrow Moscow-NY view of what happens here is first of all a collapse of empire. There were lots of empires but they all decayed in the latter years: Britain, Dual Monarchy, Ottoman and now Russian one. And the right thing which must be done by Russian elite is to resign imperial claims and to become normal European country. It is exactly what Ukraine did. Russia continues to cling to this non-viable idea. It will have bad end.
 
Kostik: Will Ukraine grant visa to Berezovsky?
 
AG: It is difficult to say. According to the law and common sense Ukraine must do it, Zvarych (ex-Minister of Justice) said so. But in reality the thing is that Berezovsky’s visit in any country provokes Kremlin’s hysterics. And we know the one of the conditions concerning “normalization” of Yushchenko’s relations with Kremlin Administration was “no Berezovsky in Kiev.” By the way Kremlin posses powerful methods of persuasion – oil and gas. So, Yushchenko’s situation is quiet clear.
 
Social Organization: Berezovsky’s Civil Liberties Fund is going to finance “civil initiatives” of election campaign in Ukraine. What is the package of necessary documents for participation in the contest on your support?
 
AG: On Monday we will spread information in the World Wide Web.
 
Sana: Don’t you afraid the Soros Foundation’s fate to repeat with your Fund?
 
AG: Such dismal end waits for all organizations. I worked 10 years with Soros before Berezovsky. And I might see several corruption gates in his Moscow Fund. As CIA’s William Casey said “the effectiveness of organization is an inverse ratio to the number of personnel. In connection with this, it is too small and I am afraid that it will not reach Soros’s size. But in any case, Soros’ merit was greater tan any state program.
 
Svetlana: According to your biography, you left former USSR in 1975.
How much you are successful in Israel, Germany and in the USA?
How much do you know about situation in Ukraine or in Russia if you live abroad these countries with “lovely» BAB?
What kind of help can you propose?
Thank you.
 
AG: In my other profession, which is medical research, I believe, I am doing fine. As for situation in Ukraine, the world is a”global village” so it is not a problem to follow what’s going on.
 
Peter: Mr. Goldfarb,
you and Yuri Felshtinsky have not made good on your promises to make recordings (all the recordings) received from mmm available to journalists writing investigating the Gongadze case.
why not?
what copies of recordings, exactly, have you, Berezovsky, et al. received from Boldanyuk, when and for how much?
why is 5elementplus selectively releasing incorrectly dated and incorrectly transcribed recordings?
 
AG:Good question! I am afraid, that doing so will create a cascade of uncontrollable scandals, which may destabilize situation. Maybe after election….

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President of Ukraine marks Liberation Day

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News / 28 October 2005 | 13:24

President of Ukraine marks Liberation Day

President of Ukraine marks Liberation Day

On October 28, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko took part in a ceremony to lay flowers on
the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Eternal Glory Park to mark the 61st anniversary of Ukraine’s liberation from the Fascist aggressors.

Speaker Vladimir Litvin, Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov, Kyiv Mayor Alexander Omelchenko, several cabinet members, people’s deputies, Ivan Gerasimov, Head of the Council of Veteran Organizations, and Igor Yukhnovsky, Head of the All-Ukrainian Veteran Organization, were present at the ceremony.

The Head of State also congratulated the nation and II World War veterans, sincerely expressing gratitude to our parents and grandparents who sacrificed their lives for the sake of our freedom. Yushchenko stressed that it was incumbent upon the state and society to care for all defenders of Ukraine and the whole European civilization.

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Foreign Minister of Ukraine met Peru Ambassador to Ukraine

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News / 28 October 2005 | 13:02

Foreign Minister of Ukraine met Peru Ambassador to Ukraine

Foreign Minister of Ukraine met Peru Ambassador to Ukraine

Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Boris Tarasuk met Peru Ambassador to Ukraine Juan Umberto Umeres Alvarez on occasion of the diplomatic mission completion to Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry press office reported.

During the meeting, the Head of Exterior Ministry pointed out the great contribution of Juan Umberto Umeres Alvarez as Peru Ambassador to Ukraine. Peru diplomat benefited much to development of Ukraine-Peru ties. Boris Tarasuk also stressed the importance of thorough development of cooperation with Peru.

The parties discussed further development and strengthen of bilateral cooperation with regard to the decision on opening Peru Embassy in Ukraine. The decision was passed by Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo.

Ukraine estimates this step as an evidence of willingness to improve and develop the ties.

Concluding his speech, Boris Tarasuk congratulated Peruvian Ambassador to Ukraine Juan Umberto Umeres Alvarez on his election for the post of UNO Security Council member for 2006-2007 and wish success in diplomatic activity.

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Kiev City Council sold four hectare of Ukrainian land to the US Embassy

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News / 28 October 2005 | 11:52

MInistry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Kiev City Council sold four hectare of Ukrainian land to the US Embassy

The US Embassy paid $5.42 million for construction of diplomatic mission residence. Kiev City Council passed this decision in its plenary session.

The US Embassy must pay damages to workers of Troyanda agrarian enterprises. It was liquidated by Kiev City Council and its land was displayed for sale. As a result the US Embassy must pay $200,000 for liquidated small enterprise.

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Ukraine is on the edge of 5,000 drivers strike

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News / 28 October 2005 | 11:29

Ukraine is on the edge of 5,000 drivers strike

Ukraine is on the edge of 5,000 drivers strike

On November 3, Kiev will be the center of the taxi-drivers strike. Five thousands of taxi-driver will come to Kiev to take part in All-Ukrainian Carrier Strike, the Legal Inspector of Ukrainian Trade Union Confederation Andrey Korchinsky informs about it.

According to him, five thousands cars will go to Kiev from all regions of Ukraine. The aim of the action is to meet the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko and to demand control under the petrol prices.

The taxi-drivers will demand the President of Ukraine to veto the draft on Automobile Vehicle if the parliament does not regard with their demand. As a reminder the draft on Automobile Vehicles is to infringe the interests of the carriers.

“If we are not heard we will strike again and bridge the roads,” said Korchinsky.

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NSDCU Secretary Kinakh reminds United States of its obligations

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News / 28 October 2005 | 10:47

Anatoly Kinakh

NSDCU Secretary Kinakh reminds United States of its obligations

Ukraine expects the United States to resume financial support of the program of reprocessing solid rocket fuel in the territory of Ukraine, Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council Secretary Anatoly Kinakh announced during the meeting with Business Executives for National Security (BENS) representatives.

According to Kinakh, about 5,000 tons of solid rocket fuel is stored in Pavlograd, Dnepropetrovsk region.

The US Defence Department terminated financing the program in 2003.

Anatoly Kinakh reminded BENS delegation about the US obligations before Ukraine regarding reprocessing of this highly toxic rocket fuel and expressed assurance that members of the delegation would inform US President Administration about this issue.

According to Ukraine’s international obligations of 1992 Lisbon Protocol on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, RS-22 rockets, their components, and fuel were to be destroyed by December 5, 1999.

In 1993, Ukraine and the United States signed a framework agreement concerning the assistance to Ukraine on elimination of strategic nuclear weapons.

This agreement provides for creation of facilities for reprocessing solid fuel for the RS-22 rockets at the Pavlograd chemical plant.

 

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