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Russian PM to visit Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on November 1, 2005


News / 1 November 2005 | 16:46

Russian PM to visit Ukraine

Russian PM to visit Ukraine

The planned visit of Russian President Putin failed to happen in October. Nevertheless, Ukraine does not give up the idea of Russian guests. In the nearest future Ukraine will host Russian Premier Mikhail Fradkov, Exterior Minister of Ukraine Boris Tarasuk stated.

Tarasuk reported that Russia and Ukrainian Presidents agreed on visit of Fradkov. The date of long-awaited visit of Vladimir Putin is under discussion now.

“Despite the fact that the President Putin has not come, the Presidents submitted basic documents during the phone conversation,” said Tarasuk.

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President of Ukraine met Kazakh Ambassador

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News / 1 November 2005 | 16:07

President of Ukraine met Kazakh Ambassador

President of Ukraine met Kazakh Ambassador

President Victor Yushchenko of Ukraine met with Kazakh Ambassador Amangeldy Zhumambayev.

The Head of State stressed it was necessary to further develop Ukrainian-Kazakh business relations. Yushchenko said he would meet with Kazakh President to discuss several economic problems Kazakh businessmen face in our market.

“There are about ten serious issues the two presidents should respond to,” he said.

Yushchenko thinks these high-level talksmight be useful to overcome all bureaucratic procedures.

The President told his vis-à-vis he had recently met with the governor of the Odessa Region to ask him to assist Kazakh businessmen in local projects.

Then the sides discussed cooperation between Ukraine and Kazakhstan in the oil and gas sector and considered next year’s interstate action plan.

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The US military delegation came to Ukraine

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News / 1 November 2005 | 16:00

The US military delegation came to Ukraine

The US military delegation came to Ukraine

Today the US military delegation headed by Inspector General Colonel James Novak landed in Kiev airport, Defense Ministry of Ukraine press office reported.

The target of the visit is to exchange the experience of rear services. The 8th Army Corps of Ukraine the best expert of rear service is to conduct the meeting with the US military men. The 8th Army Corps forms a part of the Joint Forces.

The US delegation will hold line of briefings in Zhitomir. The visit is to last till November 5, 2005.

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Ukraine’s Exterior Ministry confirmed the death of two Ukrainians at Schiphol airport

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News / 1 November 2005 | 15:39

Ukraine's Exterior Ministry confirmed the death of two Ukrainians at Schiphol airport

Ukraine’s Exterior Ministry confirmed the death of two Ukrainians at Schiphol airport

Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Boris Tarasuk confirmed in Tuesday press conference that two Ukrainians were killed in the fire at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. He reported their bodies were identified.

Two Ukrainian citizens were kept at the Schiphol airport detention centre and when the fire occurred the detained person had no chances to get out.

Tarasuk said that the lost Ukrainian citizens had been kept at the detention centre for one of them having an invalid passport and another expired visa. As he told the journalists, the two Ukrainians were Lviv residents and their bodies will be delivered to the Motherland soon. The Dutch authorities will assume all transportation expenditures.

Exterior Minister mentioned that Ukraine has expected the results of the investigation to lay claims to the Holland authorities with regard to compensation payment to the families of the perished persons.

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Food Market: minor fluctuations of prices in internal food market of Ukraine

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News / 1 November 2005 | 15:23

minor fluctuations of prices in internal food market of Ukraine

Food Market: minor fluctuations of prices in internal food market of Ukraine

According to Economics Ministry data, there were basically minor fluctuations of prices observed in Ukrainian food market in October.

On October 20, 2005, prices for beef, pork, sausages increased correspondingly by 0.7% (from 20.1 UAH to 20.24 UAH per kg), by 0.4 % (from 24.01 UAH to 24.1 UAH per kg), by 0.3% (from 12.34 UAH to 12.38 UAH per kg).

Egg price increased by 1.4%, from 3.6 UAH to 3.65 UAH per ten eggs. Prices for milk, sour cream, butter grew by 1.4% (from 2.22 UAH to 2.25 UAH per liter), by 0.7% (from 7.63 UAH to 7.68 UAH per kg), by 0.6 % (from 12.53 UAH to 12.61 UAH per kg), respectively.

Prices lowered for pork fat (by 0.2 %, from 15.94 UAH to 15.91 UAH per kg), for poultry meat (by 2.6 %, from 14.28 UAH to 13.9 UAH per kg).

On October 10-20 average prices for sugar across Ukraine lowered by 0.6 %, from 3.58 UAH to 3.56 UAH per kg, same as prices for sunflower seed oil, which decreased by 0.3%, from 6.45 UAH to 6.43 UAH per litre.

Prices for bread, baked from first grade flour, rye-wheat mixes, extra grade wheat flour and for extra grade wheat flour did not change and stood at1.69 UAH, 1.53 UAH, 2.13 UAH and 1.59 UAH per kg.

Average prices lowered for vermicelli (by 0.4 %, from 2.43 UAH to 2.42 UAH per kg), for buckwheat (by 2.4 %, from 3.28 UAH to 3.2 UAH per kg), for farina (by 0.4 %, from 2.28 UAH to 2.27 UAH per kg), for rice (by 0.3 %, from 3.28 UAH to 3.27 UAH per kg).

There were growths in average prices for vegetable products. Prices for potatoes, carrots, beets, onions grew by 14 % (from 1.14 UAH to 1.3 UAH per kg), 2.4 % (from 1.66 UAH to 1.7 UAH per kg), 5.2 % (from 1.35 UAH to 1.42 UAH per kg), and by 3.8 % (from 1.56 UAH to 1.62 UAH per kg), correspondingly.

The average prices for cabbage lowered by 1.3 %, from 1.57 UAH to 1.55 UAH per kg.

In comparison with October 2005, last year’s similar period witnessed growth in prices for rice, sunflower seed oil, eggs, though prices for extra grade wheat flour, vermicelli, buckwheat, farina, beef, pork, pork fat, poultry meat, sausages, milk, sour cream, butter, sugar, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, beet roots and onions tended to low.

Proceeding from October 2005 trends, Economy Ministry’s experts predict stable prices for bread, insignificant reductions in prices for sugar, seasonal increases in prices for milk and dairy products and negligible fluctuations of prices for other basic food products.

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Ukaine may sell its "bread" by auction

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News / 1 November 2005 | 15:08

Ukaine may sell its "bread" by auction

Ukaine may sell its "bread" by auction

The President of Khlib Ukrainy (“Ukraine’s Bread”) of the state-owned company Sergey Khoroshaylov approached the Cabinet with proposal to display to sell 49 % stock parcel by auction, the Khlib Ukrainy press service told.

The companies Alfred C. Toepfer International and FedComInvest were called to be prospective purchasers.

A would-be owner will have to pay the company’s credit debts, evaluated at over 716 M. UAH.

Khlib Ukrainy runs 81 enterprises, including ten storages, 39 bakeries, 32 elevators. The key port grain elevators are situated in Odessa (100,000 tons) and Nikolaev (69,000 tones).

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Ukrainian delegation made a statement in OSCE meeting in Vienna

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News / 1 November 2005 | 14:56

Ukrainian delegation made a statement in OSCE meeting in Vienna

Ukrainian delegation made a statement in OSCE meeting in Vienna

Ukrainian OSCE delegation headed by Vladimir Yelchenko Ukrainian Ambassador to Georgia took part in OSCE negotiations in Vienna and spoke on behalf of GUAM.

GUAM hailed Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili’s latest initiatives and the Georgian plan to regulate conflict in South Ossetia, Ukrainian Ambassador to Georgia Vladimir Yelchenklo reported.

Vladimir Yelchenko also confirmed that GUAM supported sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.

Commenting on report of Lithuanian Foreign Minister Antanas Valionis, Vladimir Yelchenko mentioned that GUAM support Lithuanian approaches to regional and sub regional cooperation within OSCE.

Ukrainian diplomat stressed that Baltic-Pontian sub regional cooperation tremendously promoted democracy and human rights.

Yekhanurov stated that GUAM backed OSCE activity in Kyrgyzstan.

On November 2005 Georgia will replace Ukraine presiding in GUAM in accordance with the schedule.

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Ex-Head of Security Service of Ukraine called the list of Poroshenko’s crimes

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News / 1 November 2005 | 14:06

Alexander Turchinov

Ex-Head of Security Service of Ukraine called the list of Poroshenko’s crimes

The Chairman of BYT election headquarters, ex-Head of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Alexander Turchinov states that the deputy of Ukraine, the member of “Our Ukraine” faction witnessed against ex-Secretary of NSDCU Petr Poroshenko. The evidences touch upon construction of skyscraper in Grushevsky Street, 9a in Kiev.

“The story began when Poroshenko’s right hand working in Ukrprominvest holding called owners of construction in Grushevsky Str., 9a and announced them: ‘If you want to finish construction of the object Poroshenko will give you two variants for your choice – you take smart-money (it could not cover the half of the expenses – Turchinov) or you give Poroshenko control package (the half of the object would be delivered to another structure),” told Turchinov.

“When they (owners – edit) had not agreed to choose any variant then ex-Minister form Our Ukraine Party (Alexander Turchinov has not confirmed or denied journalists’ guess that it was ex-Minister for Emergency Control David Zhvania (the deputy of “Our Ukraine” faction) – edit) blockaded the construction at the command. Then victims of the action addressed to a deputy of “our Ukraine” faction with a request to settle the problem. The deputy asked ex-Minister stop meddling with that rubbish because ‘his firemen demand incredible thing’,” said Turchinov.

Ex-Head of SBU added that ex-Minister gave the deputy an advice to solve the problem of continuation of the construction with Petr Poroshenko, UNIAN reported referring to Pravda.com.ua.

“The deputy was aggrieved with the fact his colleagues engaged in the extortion and witnessed in SBU. So, we could not help responding to this. It pushed the investigation,” stressed ex-Head of SBU Alexander Turchinov.

Besides, there were also the other cases touching upon Poroshenko’s business. “It would be tactless from my part to speak about abuse of VAT and the traffic in warships… That is why I did not speak on this and I do not want to wind this topic now although corpus delicti exists there as well,” mentioned Turchinov.

“I also do not intend to speak about offshore technologies used by Petr Poroshenko because it is an issue of the investigation. But the matter concerns tax dodging and money laundering,” conclude Alexander Turchinov.

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