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“Russia will not meddle in Ukrainian parliamentary elections-2006"

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News / 16 November 2005 | 17:23

“Russia will not meddle in Ukrainian parliamentary elections-2006"

Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Victor Chernomyrdin stated Russia would not meddle in Ukraine’s election rush.

Judging by his statement, Russia will not back any political force taking part in the elections-2006. “We will back those who will be elected by people. We are confident and we know Ukrainians do not need help in their choice. They will do it by themselves. Then we will cooperate with their parliamentarians,” stressed Victor Chernomyrdin.

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Ukrainian and Belarusian military officials to sign the Cooperation Plan

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News / 16 November 2005 | 16:20

Ukrainian and Belarusian military officials to sign the Cooperation Plan

Ukrainian and Belarusian military officials to sign the Cooperation Plan

Today Ukrainian military delegation has finished the official visit to Czechia and launched the visit to Belarus.

Defence Minister Anatoly Gritsenko is to meet Belarusian counterpart Leonid Maltsev, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Nikolay Azamatov and the Chairman of Military and Industrial Committee Gennady Neviglas and to discuss the pressing questions of bilateral relationship.

The Cooperation Plan-2006 will be signed according to the results of the negotiations.

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President speaks at UNESCO meeting

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News / 16 November 2005 | 15:20

President speaks at UNESCO meeting

President speaks at UNESCO meeting

In Paris, Victor Yushchenko took part in a plenary meeting of the UNESCO to mark its 60th anniversary, President’s press office reported.

In his speech, the Head of State spoke about ways to reform the organization. He thinks it should primarily promote and preserve culture and science and prevent any manifestations of intolerance.

“By asserting the UNESCO values in world politics, we will improve our ability to respond to challenges, building international relations on the principles of tolerance, predictability, and justice. The UNESCO can always rely on the democratic Ukraine,” he said.

Yushchenko thanked the organization for cooperating with our country, which helps Ukraine “become closer to the world.”

The President also said the UNESCO always helped to solve intellectual problems of humanity.

The Head of State reiterated that he was giving his speech before the first anniversary of the Orange Revolution, “an event that has demonstrated Ukraine’s peaceful way to freedom.”

“My country’s experience issignificant to compromise in the world,” he stressed and added that he regarded the UNESCO to be an important tool to compromise.

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Russian cultural center was attacked in Lvov

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News / 16 November 2005 | 15:05

Russian cultural center was attacked in Lvov

Russian cultural center was attacked in Lvov

By night November 16, regular attack on Russian cultural center (RCC) in Lvov has been committed, as reported by Alexander Katachin, head of RCC press office.

“Unknown persons broke all windows on the center front,” told he.

According to Katachin, at the scene there were found stones, which were used by criminals.

At the beginning of November Interior Ministry Lvov Department appealed to strengthen guarding of RCC building due to constant attacks, “Novy Region” informs.

By night September 20-21 unknown persons drew fylfot signs and anti-Russian inscriptions all over the center. After the incident Foreign Ministry of Russia delivered a protest note to the Ukrainian side.

Deliberate criminals repeatedly attacked the building of the Russian center. They broke Pushkin’s bust on the center front, wrote offensive inscriptions and signs on the walls, broke windows and even blew up the front door.

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Austria to back Ukraine in its efforts to cooperate with the EU

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News / 16 November 2005 | 14:40

Austria to back Ukraine in its efforts to cooperate with the EU

Austria to back Ukraine in its efforts to cooperate with the EU

Austrian Charge D’Affaires Sigrid Berka on behalf of her country stressed the definite intention to use its presidency in the EU for development of close and dynamic relationship between Ukraine and he EU.

“The Action Plan Ukraine-EU will be reconsidered in the first half of 2006. The meeting of the Council on Ukraine-EU Cooperation at the level of Ministers will be scheduled as well,” said Sigrid Berka.

According to her, Austria is willing to negotiate the liberation of Ukraine-Austria visa regime as soon as possible.

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Ukraine’s Speaker met US Ambassador

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News / 16 November 2005 | 14:17

Ukraine's Speaker Vladimir Litvin

Ukraine’s Speaker met US Ambassador

Today Vladimir Litvin has held a meeting with John Herbst at the instance of the US Ambassador, the Parliamentary press office reports.

The representatives of two countries shared the views concerning current Ukraine-US relationships and the prospects of the cooperation within the framework of Yekhanurov’s last visit to the USA and the parliamentary elections-2006.

Litvin stressed the necessity of membership in WTO for Ukraine and pledged to do his best in order the WTO draft bills to be passed by the parliament. The Speaker also focused on the budget problems and the new draft bills for the adoption procedure.

The US Ambassador John Herbst expresses a hope the relationship between Ukrainian government and Verkhovna Rada would be sufficient enough for he legislative basis for WTO membership to be formed as soon as possible. According to John Herbst, the WTO membership will contribute much Ukraine’s economy.

Ukraine’s Speaker and the US Ambassador stressed the necessity to join in fighting with the human trafficking.

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Vitaly Shevchenko did not resign

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News / 16 November 2005 | 14:00

Vitaly Shevchenko did not resign

Vitaly Shevchenko did not resign

Vitaly Shevchenko, Head of National TV and Radio Council, did not resign today. Press office of the Council refutes information, spread in Mass Medias.

Presently, press office of National TV and Radio Council is trying to find out a source, which distributed false press-release on behalf of the press office, Liga informs.

As a reminder, the “false” press-release reads that the main reason of Shevchenko’s resignation is unwillingness from the side of the state authorities to fulfill their pre-election promise – to form Public TV in Ukraine.

Vitaly Shevchenko was appointed the Head of National TV and Radio Council April 12, 2005.

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The EU is still waiting for Ukraine to change its legislation

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News / 16 November 2005 | 13:25

The EU is still waiting for Ukraine to change its legislation

The EU is still waiting for Ukraine to change its legislation

According to Ian Boag, Chairman of European Commission Representative office to Ukraine, Ukraine will join the EU “some day”, but it will happen neither tomorrow, nor day after tomorrow. He declared about it during today’s press-conference in Kiev.

According to Mr. Boag, the main task for Ukraine for the moment is realization of the Action Plan, ratified for the period till 2008.

The Chairman of European Commission Representative office noted that “after the basic documents, signed by EU and Ukraine, become invalid, we want to consider an opportunity of establishing more widespread relations with Ukraine.”

He also added that “the essence of such relations will depend on success of the Plan realization by Ukraine.

According to Ian Boag, Ukraine should create more positive business-climate for attraction of foreign investments.

“Exactly the index of increase or fall of foreign investments in Ukraine will determine the level of the Ukraine-EU Plan realization by Ukraine,” pointed out Mr. Boag.

In his turn, Robert Brinkley, Ambassador of Great Britain to Ukraine noted that he would like to observe progress in issues concerning Ukraine’s joining the WTO.

He reminded that President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko and the government of Ukraine repeatedly declared about importance of this question.

“We are still waiting for changes in Ukrainian legislation,” summed up Mr. Brinkley and added that the EU would support Ukraine’s joining the WTO.

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