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Deputies recall their votes for state budget-2006

Posted by the Editor on December 21, 2005


News / 21 December 2005 | 17:00

Deputies recall their votes for state budget-2006

Deputies recall their votes for state budget-2006

Today, Oleh Karatumanov, MP of Ukraine and member of parliamentary faction of People’s Party (Lytvyn’s party) appealed to Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodimir Lytvyn with the request not to take into consideration his vote counting the voting results on state budget-2006 draft bill.

As the MP’s press office reported, the deputy explained that Tuesday, the day of voting, he was on business trip and was not present in the VR hall. The deputy stated he did not charge anyone with voting on this issue.

Simultaneously with this statement Katarumanov delivered an application about his leaving from the faction.

During the VR plenary session MP Victor Kyrylov also declared about recall of his vote for the state budget-2006 draft bill. He stated that he had not voted for the document as at that time he was absent and stayed in his electoral district. The parliamentarian asked the VR Speaker to charge the regulation committee with examination of the situation.

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Ukrainian Patriotic Forces Party (PPSU)

Posted by the Editor on December 21, 2005


News / 21 December 2005 | 16:43

Ukrainian Patriotic Forces Party (PPSU)

Ukrainian Patriotic Forces Party (PPSU)

Today PPSU congress has been held in Kyiv. The envoys of the congress passed the election list and the election program of the Party.

The election list top ten consists of PPSU Chairman Oleksandr Zinchenko, General Constructor of Yuzhnoe Design Office Stanislav Konyukhov, the first Deputy Chairman Victor Paliy, the Head Specialist of National Olympic Committee Commission Olena Hovorova, the Deputy Chairman of Party Vyacheslav Nehoda, Ukrainian Academy of Science President Oleksiy Onypko, ex-deputy Chairman of President’s Secretariat Borys Solobolev, Yuri Andriychuk, Vice-President of National Technical University Rolan Franko (prominent Ukrainian writer and public figure Ivan Franko’s grandson) and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Belarus Vitaly Kurashik.

The congress voted for the new name of the party – Oleksandr Zinchenko’s Party of Patriotic Forces of Ukraine.

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Ukraine increases the ceiling gas price for industry

Posted by the Editor on December 21, 2005


News / 21 December 2005 | 16:20

Ukraine increases the ceiling gas price for industry

Ukraine increases the ceiling gas price for industry

National commission of power industry management increases the ceiling gas price for industrial consumers by 11% (from 379.2 to 433.1 per 1000 cubic meters) beginning from January 1, 2006. The corresponding decision has been made during today’s commission’s meeting.

As it was noted during the meeting, the price is brought to economically valid level reasoning from purchasing gas price for the moment.

According to a commission representative, the given price will be reconsidered in case of price change for Turkmen gas.

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Yatsenyuk: Not all WTO drafts are acceptable to Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on December 21, 2005


News / 21 December 2005 | 15:58

Not all WTO drafts are acceptable to Ukraine

Yatsenyuk: Not all WTO drafts are acceptable to Ukraine

For now Ukraine accomplished almost all tasks, required for the WTO joining, as declared Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Minister of Economy, during today’s press conference.

“We can state that we have practically accomplished all necessary procedures concerning the WTO joining. China – the main partner, apart from the USA, – has signed a protocol with us,” said the Minister.

According to him, the reason Ukraine has not decided similar issues with US is that “not all proposals, offered by the American side, are acceptable to Ukraine.”

“We do not want to come back (from US – ed.) with big order and signed protocol, but to hide our eyes in front of the Ukrainian people and Ukrainian industry,” told Yatsenyuk.

He noted that Ukraine is conducting “very active negotiations” with US colleagues, and unsolved problem will be removed in near future.

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Russian military delegation comes to Kyiv

Posted by the Editor on December 21, 2005


News / 21 December 2005 | 15:23

Russian military delegation comes to Kyiv

Russian military delegation comes to Kyiv

Today Kyiv hosts Russian military delegation headed by the Deputy Chief of Central Department on International Military Cooperation of Russian Defence Ministry Major-General Vyacheslav Proshkin, Ukraine’s Defence Minister press office told.

The main target of the visit is to discuss the problem of ammunition and rocket propellant utilization and the issue on coordination of cooperation projects.

The delegation consists of the experts of Central Department on Rocket Propellant and Fuel, Central Rocket Artillery Department of Defence Ministry of Ukraine, Rosprom Department of Ammunition and Special Chemistry, SpecMet state enterprise, Sverdlov’s Plant, Promkhim joint-stock company and Krasnoarmeysk think-tank of mechanization.

Ukrainian delegation is represented by the International Military Cooperation Department, the Military Technical Cooperation Department of Defence Ministry of Ukraine, Rocket Artillery Central Department of General Headquarter of Ukraine, Ukroboronservice and Ukraobolonleasing state enterprises. Director of Defence Ministry’s Department on Rocket and Ammunition Volodymyr Popovych heads Ukrainian delegation.

During the negotiations the parts plan to discuss the opportunity of melange utilization and production of the special utilization equipment by Russian special industrial enterprises.

The visit will last till December 24.

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President visited disabled children

Posted by the Editor on December 21, 2005


News / 21 December 2005 | 14:50

President visited disabled children

President visited disabled children

Victor Yushchenko visited the Kherson Center for Social and Labor Rehabilitation of Disabled Children. After seeing its classrooms, gym and workshop, he spoke with the children and their teachers, the President’s press office reported.

Director Lidia Nikishina told the President about the center, where 65 children of different age study and undergo medical treatment. She thanked him for helping the children with particular needs.
In his turn, Yushchenko expressed “sincere gratitude” to the teachers “for the hope they give to the parents” and stressed that the state wanted to make professionals work for the children.

“We demonstrate our European character by noticing the kids who were ignored in the past,” he said, adding that all children with particular needs were “absolutely normal members of our society.”
“You are wonderful and you will have a wonderful life,” Yushchenko stressed when addressing the children.

The Head of State also congratulated those present on New Year and Christmas and gave the children sweets, toys, and equipment. They gave him a painting.

Then Deputy Secretariat Chief-of-Staff Anatoly Matviyenko recited an order to reward Svitlana Soluk as mother-heroine.

The President also presented Tavria cars to four WWII invalids living in Kherson oblast. He thanked the veterans for their contribution to our victory.

Yushchenko went to the Kahovka Hydro Power Plant to take part in a ceremony to open a bridge crossing over the M14 highway.

*The Kherson Center for Rehabilitation was established in 1990. In 2002, they opened classes to teach twenty children who study according to special curriculums.

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Ukraine and Moldova did not reach the compromise

Posted by the Editor on December 21, 2005


News / 21 December 2005 | 14:02

Ukraine and Moldova did not reach the compromise

Ukraine and Moldova did not reach the compromise

The genuine leather will be withdrawn from the free trade area. 99% of it was exported by zero rates, Economy Minister of Ukraine Arseny Yatsenyuk told.

Minister mentioned that Ukraine held negotiations on this issue with Moldova for two months. The issue was that Moldova re-exported the genuine to Italy.

“Unfortunately, we had not reached the agreement that is why the Cabinet made this decision,” said Minister Yatsenyuk.

According to him, “only acting this way each of us will be put in the equal conditions and the gap will be liquidated.”

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The US aid for Crimea

Posted by the Editor on December 21, 2005


News / 21 December 2005 | 13:18

The US aid for Crimea

The US aid for Crimea

Today the first part of the aid has been delivered to Ukraine. The promised equipment consists of the protection gear (boots, glasses, gloves and coveralls), laboratory reagents and materials. All this will help Ukraine to cope with Crimean bird flu ictus, US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst told.

“The modern laboratory equipment will be delivered by the end of the month,” added John Herbst.

This portion costs $43,000.

US Ambassador to Ukraine Herbst reminded that the regular negotiations concerning US aid have been held since October. He also stressed the help of the USA in propaganda campaign regarding the preventing measures and social advertisement on TV and radio.

It should be mentioned that the protection gear, boots in particular, were bought in Ukraine.

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