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New power disappointed the majority of Ukrainians

Posted by the Editor on November 17, 2005


News / 17 November 2005 | 18:04

New power disappointed the majority of Ukrainians

New power disappointed the majority of Ukrainians

The majority of Ukrainians is dissatisfied with the way the new power fulfills promises, declared on Maidan (Independence Square).

November 3-13 Rasumkov center was conducting a poll. 1993 Ukrainians from all regions of Ukraine were questioned.

According to data, more than the half of the respondents considers that the Ukrainian power either does not realize given promises at all (37.5%), or its actions are contrary to the slogans, declared during the “orange revolution” (20.6%).

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Ukraine joint the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Human Trafficking

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News / 17 November 2005 | 16:20

Ukraine joint the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Human Trafficking

Ukraine joint the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Human Trafficking

Ukraine has joined the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Human Trafficking of May 16, 2005, as reported by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Vasyl Filipchuk .

A solemn ceremony of signing the Convention was held in the Council of Europe HQ in Strasbourg during the 115th session of the Council of Europe Ministers Committee, in which the Ukrainian delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk, is participating.

The Convention is a law-abiding international legal instrument, aimed at protecting ordinary people, who became victims of dealers.

The convention provides for establishment of independent controlling mechanism, charged with observing of keeping to the convention regulations by the members.

16 Council of Europe country-members are parts of the convention.

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President Yushchenko welcomes media resolution

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News / 17 November 2005 | 15:53

President Yushchenko welcomes media resolution

President Yushchenko welcomes media resolution

President Victor Yushchenko thanked parliamentarians for supporting a resolution enabling the Ukrainian media to function freely during next year’s election campaign, President’s press office reported.

The Head of State pledged to spare no effort to ensure fair parliamentary elections in 2006. He said the media would play a leading role in conducting the elections democratically, covering all events of this campaign objectively and impartially .

Yushchenko said that, as Head of State, he had discussed this issue with journalists, Cabinet members, politicians and experts. The President reiterated that all executives agreed it was necessary to create favorable conditions for reporters to perform their duties without difficulty.

He noted that he appreciates journalists’ active social position, which they repeatedly demonstrate to the world.

 
The Head of State is convinced that the society also hopes for the media never again to become a tool for black PR and shameful technologies. He believes “the Ukrainian press learned its lesson in 2002 and 2004.”

Note. Today parliamentarians passed the Act “On changes to a number of legislative acts concerning realization of citizens’ election rights, ensuring of liberty of political debates, unbiased attitude of Mass Media to candidates, parties, blocs – subjects of election process.”

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister awarded PACE Secretary General with Yaroslav the Wise Order

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News / 17 November 2005 | 15:29

Ukrainian Foreign Minister awarded PACE Secretary General with Yaroslav the Wise Order

Ukrainian Foreign Minister awarded PACE Secretary General with Yaroslav the Wise Order

During the meeting with Chairman of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Rene van der Linden, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Borys Tarasyuk awarded PACE Secretary General Bruno Haller with the Yaroslav the Wise Order, 4th Grade for the outstanding personal contribution to development of cooperation between Ukraine and the Council of Europe and constructive activity in promotion of democratic transformations in Ukraine.

 
Tarasyuk told Rene van der Linden and Bruno Haller about the development of internal political situation in Ukraine, in particular, about preparations for the parliamentary elections-2006.
 
“The upcoming election is a good chance for Ukraine to demonstrate high democratic standards and prove that Ukraine can really have transparent, fair and democratic elections”, the Foreign Minister said.

The PACE President confirmed the Assembly’s intention to promote the development of democracy in Ukraine and its approaching the Council of Europe standards.

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister confirmed Ukraine’s invariable support for the Council of Europe activity and briefed his interlocutors about the process of preparation for the Forum of the Democratic Choice Commonwealth, which is to be held in Kiev December 2.

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Deputies accuse the government of uneven and dishonest distribution of salaries

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News / 17 November 2005 | 13:51

Deputies accuse the government of uneven and dishonest distribution of salaries

Deputies accuse the government of uneven and dishonest distribution of salaries

The draft bill “On changes to a number of Acts of Ukraine (concerning maximum salary, which insurance contributions are added on)” has been submitted for consideration in the Verkhovna Rada today.

MPs rejected the bill draft – only 107 deputies voted for it, while 226 votes are necessary, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

Petr Tsibenko, member of Communistic Party faction, appeared as the reporter on this document.

Offering the bill draft, Tsibenko said “we tried to give possibility to the ‘orange’ power to fulfill its pre-election promises – ‘the rich will share with the poor’. As they do not want to share, we decided to help them to start wanting.”

During the consideration of the bill draft MP Yaroslav Sukhov accused the government of uneven and dishonest distribution of salaries.

“It was you who fouled up here. So, take a rag and clean after yourself, because it smells all over Ukraine!” pointed out the deputy.

After the deputies rejected the bill draft, Communists blocked the tribune, and VR Speaker Vladimir Litvin was forced to bring up the same issue for voting. However, the initiative of the Communists was not supported by the parliamentarians, having gained only 193 votes.

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Klichko’s surgeon: Vitaly can come back to ring

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News / 17 November 2005 | 13:12

Vitaly can come back to ring

Klichko’s surgeon: Vitaly can come back to ring

American surgeon Nil Elatrash, who operated on Vitaly Klichko, WBC super heavy-weight ex-champion, for knee-joint, considers that his patient can continue his boxing carrier if he wants, of course.

“By now, after a week, Vitaly walks without crutches and touches down the whole weight bearing with the right leg. Besides, he does not take anesthetic and feels well. Vitaly says he is recovering faster this time than after the similar injury of his left knee, suffered several years ago. But it is needed to wait five-six months to be in good form and to come out to ring,” told Elatrash in an interview to “Moscowsky comsomolets”.

According to the doctor, the suffered trauma (rupture of cross-shaped chord) could not let Klichko to come out to the ring against Hasim Rahman. The knee was unstable, which caused falls while Vitaly was training the moves.

Nil Elatrash also refuted any possibility of simulation from Klichko’s side. The surgeon declared that the revealed micro-break of the cannon-bone witnesses to the fresh wound. The doctor named the statements of Hasim Rahman and Don King “irresponsible”.

“I do not think they will dare to state this (Klichko could falsify his trauma to avoid the fight with Rahman – ed.), if they see the results of scanning and pictures of the operation. Vitaly and I are professionals and we will not risk of our names. All medical records and pictures are kept in an archive. And we will present them by court request, if it comes to it,” declared Mr. Elatrash.

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First Lady of Ukraine opened photo exhibition in France

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News / 17 November 2005 | 12:40

First Lady of Ukraine opened photo exhibition in France

First Lady of Ukraine opened photo exhibition in France

In Paris, Kateryna Yushchenko and Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk opened a photo exhibition dedicated to the Orange Revolution. The event took place at the Culture and Information Center of the Ukrainian Embassy in France, Presdient’s press office reported.

Visitors can enjoy photographs taken by citizens of France during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine. In her speech to open the exhibition, the First Lady thanked all authors for presenting their pictures. She also expressed her gratitude to those French who actively supported our revolution in 2004. The President’s wife presented a few revolutionary photos to the Culture and Information Center.

Then Mrs. Yushchenko met with teachers and students of the Ukrainian school in Paris. She gave them Ukrainian books. The First Lady stressed that such Sunday schools helped Ukrainians preserve their national identity abroad.

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Victor Yushchenko congratulated students on Student Day

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News / 17 November 2005 | 12:20

Victor Yushchenko congratulated students on Student Day

Victor Yushchenko congratulated students on Student Day

Student Day is celebrating today in Ukraine. Victor Yushchenko congratulated all students on their holiday.

In his greeting, the Head of State stressed that “students have always been an engine of changes in society,” and the Orange Revolution was a proof of this thesis.

“We remember your participation and your confidence in the triumph of the truth. You demonstrated to all of us that we should battle for our own progressive choice. I am proud of you and thank you for your civil commitment.”

The President said he was convinced that our aspiration to become educated, professional and patriotic should be a foundation of our renewed country. The citizens of Ukraine, he said, pin their hopes on students.

“One of the priorities of the new government is to reform education and to develop student self-government, creating a high quality and accessible system of knowledge. I believe we will jointly achieve modern European standards in education.”

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