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Rybachuk visits Stockholm

Posted by the Editor on November 30, 2005


News / 30 November 2005 | 17:39

Rybachuk visits Stockholm

Rybachuk visits Stockholm

In Stockholm, Secretariat Chief of Staff Oleh Rybachuk took part in a meeting of envoys of presidents and premiers of UN countries to reform the United Nations Organization. In his speech, he said Ukraine and President Victor Yushchenko actively supported all initiatives to reform the UN.

Rybachuk noted that “it is impossible to implement initiatives of the 2005 World Summit without involving leaders of all UN countries.”

All participants of the meeting agreed to publish a joint articleto attract people’s attention to UN reforms, the President’s press office told.

Rybachuk also took part in a lunch reception on behalf of Prime Minister Goran Persson of Sweden. There, he discussed a wide range of questions with envoys from Great Britain, Canada and other countries.

 

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Ukraine and Belarus cooperate in transport sphere

Posted by the Editor on November 30, 2005


News / 30 November 2005 | 16:38

Ukraine and Belarus cooperate in transport sphere

Ukraine and Belarus cooperate in transport sphere

Ukraine’s Transport Minister Victor Bondar and his Belarusian counterpart Mikhail Borovy signed the Cooperation Protocol, Ukraine’s Transport Ministry press office told.

The parties discussed the possibility of enlargement Belarusian cargo transportation by Ukrainian railway and water transports especially by Mykolayiv Trade Port.

The Protocol must come into effect before December,15 when the next meeting of the ministers will be held in Minsk.

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Ukrrudprom is liquidated by the government

Posted by the Editor on November 30, 2005


News / 30 November 2005 | 15:48

Ukrrudprom is liquidated by the government

Ukrrudprom is liquidated by the government

Today the Cabinet of Ukraine has decided to liquidate Ukrrudprom Steel Enterprise, the Head of the State Property Fund Valentyna Semenyuk told.

Minister of Industry Volodymir Shandra mentioned that Ukrrudprom consisted of only two employees who had not been paid salary for a long time.

As a reminder, Ukrrudprom State Stock Company was created in 1998 by Industrial Ministry of Ukraine and the State Property Fund. It consisted of ten mining enterprises. The State Property Fund owns 100% of its stocks. In April of 2004, the mass media told about collision of System Capital Management (Rinat Akhmetov) and Industrial Union of Donbass (the ex-pretender to Kryvorizhstal) interests concerning the mining holding.   

In the summer of 2005 the Cabinet of Ukraine discussed the question of sale of ten enterprises belonged to Ukrrudprom.

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The special committee investigates the death of Ukrainian soldiers

Posted by the Editor on November 30, 2005


News / 30 November 2005 | 15:00

The special committee investigates the death of Ukrainian soldiers

The special committee investigates the death of Ukrainian soldiers

Ukraine’s Defence Ministry confirmed the death of two soldiers during the drills in Desna military training centre.

On November 29, there were tank shooting exercises conducted in the 169th training centre Desna belonged to the Land Forces of Ukraine. As a result of sight loss, the tank shot in the direction of the quarter where three soldiers were practising the training task. The shell injured one and killed two soldiers.

Ukraine’s Defence Ministry and the Commander of the Land Forces of Ukraine commiserate with the death of the soldiers.

Defence Ministry formed the special committee to investigate the incident.

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Security Service of Ukraine liquidated international drug network

Posted by the Editor on November 30, 2005


News / 30 November 2005 | 14:00

Security Service of Ukraine liquidated international drug network

Security Service of Ukraine liquidated international drug network

SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) together with Federal Police of Argentina, Intelligence Service of Ukraine, law enforcement agencies of Uruguay and Portugal, Russian Drug Control and US Agency to Fight Drugs liquidated big cocaine trafficking channel from Argentina to Ukraine. The activity of the international criminal group including Ukrainians, Russians and Columbians were terminated.

Ukrainian General Department to Fight Corruption and Organized Crime along with Alfa special division detained three Ukrainians in Boryspil airport – two organizers of the international drug channel and one drug courier who had come from Argentina with two kilograms of cocaine. The drug currier carried semi-synthetic cocaine in two big tea packs. According to the Law of Ukraine, the person must be called to account for keeping of 0.02 g of cocaine.

The same day Argentinean police arrested another five citizens of Columbia – members of the network and seized 7.5 kg of cocaine in Argentina.

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President criticized child policy

Posted by the Editor on November 30, 2005


News / 30 November 2005 | 13:55

President criticized child policy

President criticized child policy

At a meeting dedicated to child protection, Victor Yushchenko criticized executive institutions for failing to implement child policy. He believes state officials particularly neglect teenage orphans and homeless children, the President’s press office reported.

“Unfortunately, executive bodies have done almost nothing to protect children’s rights since we first met in July,” he said.

The Head of State stressed that back then he had commissioned them to reform children’s homes.

“However, only eight family-type children’s homes have been established since then. Only 28 families have adopted children,” he stressed.

The President said several regions of Ukraine did not have any children’s homes and had not formulated short-term development programs. He reprimanded governors of Chernihiv, Khmelnytsky, Kharkiv, Sumy, Ternopil, Poltava, Mykolayiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhzhya, Zhytomyr, and Donetsk. He also severely reproached deputy governors on social policy of Vinnytsya, Kirovograd, Lviv, Odesa, Rivne, Cherkasy, and Chernihiv.

Commenting on ways to finance teenage orphans and homeless children, the President stressed that local executive institutions had not developed any rational programs.

“State officials are indifferent and keep doing what they have been doing in the past fourteen years,” he said. “All hopes and expectations we had in July proved to be vain and useless.”

Citing statistics, Yushchenko informed those present that 22 108 orphans and homeless children had been registered in the past ten months. Some of them were adopted. He noted that most of the children were sent to ordinary children’s homes.

“I can’t tolerate this policy. It is not humane, it is not ours,” he said.

The Head of State ordered the Education Ministry, the Youth Ministry and the Justice Ministry to considerways to simplify the procedure of adoption. He also commissioned the Finance Ministry to find newmechanisms to finance orphans and homeless children.

“Whichever status they have, next year each child will receive two living wages, and adopters will get UAH 300,” he stressed. “We should make this money ‘follow a child’.”

Yushchenko also said we did not have enough social workers. He ordered governors to employ them in two weeks or even earlier.

The President said legal protection of children was still a topical issue. He stressed that in many regions of Ukraine children living in orphanages did not have any legal status. Then he added that many of them had no documents certifying their property rights. Yushchenko ordered Youth Minister Yuriy Pavlenko to report on the subject in sixty days. He also claimed that there were problems to pay orphan pensions and alimonies.

The Head of State also delegated Humanitarian Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko to reprimand and warn local officials inefficiently developing family-type children’s homes and increasing the number of adopters in their regions. He also ordered the Education Ministry to formulate a program to reform children’s homes and orphanages.The Presidentbelieves they should involve the Economy Ministry in implementing this program, and the Justice Ministry should visa a bill on child institutions and services.

Victor Yushchenko urged his government to formulate clear tasks to successfully implement child policy in all regions of Ukraine in 2006.

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Melnichenko and Yelyashkevich arrived in Moscow

Posted by the Editor on November 30, 2005


News / 30 November 2005 | 13:39

Melnichenko and Yelyashkevich arrived in Moscow

Melnichenko and Yelyashkevich arrived in Moscow

Mikolay Melnichenko, former major of State Guard, and ex-deputy Oleksandr Yelyashkevich have flown into Moscow from the USA.

According to “Ekho Moskvy” broadcast, Melnichenko declared in the airport that he still fears for his safety in Ukraine. He is certain that there are “some people in the Ukrainian government, whose hands are covered with blood.”

Melnichenko mentioned one name, which is Volodimir Lytvyn, Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Ex-major also confirmed his intention to fly from Moscow to Kyiv.

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Shimamoto Shozo visits Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on November 30, 2005


News / 30 November 2005 | 12:55

Shimamoto Shozo

Shimamoto Shozo visits Ukraine

The famous Japanese avant-gardist Shimamoto Shozo and his followers visit Kyiv. The legendary Gutai founder will present shows in Ukraine’s capital.

Today Ring club hosts the exhibition of Shozo and his students. Along with famous Japanese avant-gardist Ukrainian artist Genadiy Gutgarts will represent his Action Painting’s style performances. On December 1-2, the free exhibition will be open for visitors.

On December 1, Shozo plans to perform his works before the patients of Kyiv psychiatric clinic. Then one more performance will be given in Vertical club at 7 pm.

For the first time Shimamoto Shozo uses Ukrainian girls as models of his actions. Genadiy Gutgarts vice versa will deal with Japanese beauty.

All performance will be free of charge.

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