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Ukraine has not violated Uzbek refugees’ rights

Posted by the Editor on February 21, 2006


News / 21 February 2006 | 17:56

Ukraine has not violated Uzbek refugees' rights

Ukraine has not violated Uzbek refugees’ rights

The Foreign Ministry spokesman Vasyl Filipchuk stated that the incident with 11 Uzbek refugees had nothing in common with extradition. Ukraine has just refused them in the refuge status, he added in the press conference.

He claimed at the press conference that the problem settlement is out of the Foreign Ministry competence. “Ten Uzbek citizens came in Ukraine form the territory of Moldova and Russia. These two countries are acknowledged safe for refugees’ stay. The very persons had been in Ukraine since Ma-June but applied about the status to Crimean Migration Department only on February 6, 2006,” said Filipchuk.

According to his words, there is the international regulation on 90-day term of tourist stay in the territory of any country acting in Ukraine. “If a person stays for longer term he must have his visa for work issued or register in the corresponding agencies. If he is not registered after this term he automatically becomes an illegal migrant,” added Filipchuk. He added that Crimean corresponding services refused them to the status because of the lack of correspondence with the Law of Ukraine “On Refugees” and groundlessness. Uzbek citizens might appeal this decision. They gave written refusal to do it. It may be proved by the agencies, Filiphuk noted.

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President meets Telenor top managers

Posted by the Editor on February 21, 2006


News / 21 February 2006 | 17:53

President meets Telenor top managers

President meets Telenor top managers

Victor Yushchenko met with Torstein Moland, Telenor Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, and Jan Edvard Thygesen, Executive Vice President and CEO of Telenor Networks. Ukraine’s Transport Minister Victor Bondar, Kyivstar President Ihor Litovchenko, and Social and Economic Policy Service Head Pavlo Gaidutsky attended the meeting.

They discussed social and economic changes Ukraine had undergone in the past year and also considered investment plans of the Telenor Company.

Mr. Moland and Mr. Thygesen saidour countryhad made much progress and particularly improved its investment climate. The Head of State welcomed Telenor’s intentions to expand their range of services and improve quality.

Telenor is a large provider of telecommunications services. It is also one of the biggest investors in the national mobile communications market, owning 56.5% of Kyivstar, which covers 92% of the country and provides affordable services all around Ukraine.

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SSU officials withdrew and destroyed ingringing CDs

Posted by the Editor on February 21, 2006


News / 21 February 2006 | 16:45

SSU officials withdrew and destroyed ingringing CDs

SSU officials withdrew and destroyed ingringing CDs

 
 
Today another lot of infringing CDs has been destroyed on the territory of one of Kyiv plants, as reported press office of Security Service of Ukraine to ForUm.
 
 
 
 
SSU systematically takes measures on preventing and revealing of violations of intellectual property rights. Department of Security Service initiates and conducts examinations of entrepreneurs, who distribute infringing production in Kyiv trading network.
 
 
During 2005-2006 officials of Security Service revealed and put an end to unlawful actions of a number of entrepreneurs, engaged into illegal distribution of audio and video CDs, phonogram, software and data bases, instituted 17 criminal cases and withdrew more than 47869 CDs to the amount of 802333 UAH.
 
 

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Ukraine Day in Turin

Posted by the Editor on February 21, 2006


News / 21 February 2006 | 16:20

Ukraine Day in Turin

Ukraine Day in Turin

February 22 Ukraine Minister of Sport, Family and the Youth Yuri Pavlenko and the NOC President Serhiy Bubka will represent our country in Turin Olympic Games.

The members of the International Olympic Committee, sport federation and the national Olympic Committees, bronze prize-winners Olena Hrushina and Ruslan Goncharov and other Ukrainian sportsmen will take part in the ceremony.

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Prices for electricity will be increased without agreement with trade unions

Posted by the Editor on February 21, 2006


News / 21 February 2006 | 15:40

Prices for electricity will be increased without agreement with trade unions

Prices for electricity will be increased without agreement with trade unions

National energy management commission initiates cancellation of necessity to agree increase of prices for electric power for population with trade unions, as reported Valery Kalchenko, head of the commission.

He noted that the agreement between Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and inter-branch trade unions, which obliges to agree the increase of gas and electric power prices for population with trade unions, was signed in 2004-2005 years. Presently, a new agreement for 2006-2007 is being prepared.

“We offer trade unions to withdraw this demand from the agreement in order not to politicize this issue and to explain the reason of price increase to the population,” said he.

Kalchenko informed that National energy management commission discusses this question with inter-branch trade unions and “if this demand is seized, it will give us an opportunity to increase price for electric power to economically grounded level.”

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Ukraine may refuse the direct supply of Turkmen gas

Posted by the Editor on February 21, 2006


News / 21 February 2006 | 15:25

Ukraine may refuse the direct supply of Turkmen gas

Ukraine may refuse the direct supply of Turkmen gas

Naftogaz President Oleksiy Ivchenko states Ukraine will be forced to diversify the gas supply form Turkmenistan.

“Probably, we will refuse to play this game because of the next price increase. It does not make any difference for us where to buy gas: it will cost the same $95in the border between Russia and Ukraine. If we concede to Turkmen gas price increase by more than $50 it will have no sense to continue negotiations on the direct supply of Turkmen gas to Ukraine,” stressed Ivchenko.

Ivchenko added Ukraine “will not concede to any abatements adjoining with humiliation of the country.”

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Ukraine does not owe Turkmenistan anything

Posted by the Editor on February 21, 2006


News / 21 February 2006 | 14:40

Ukraine does not owe Turkmenistan anything

Ukraine does not owe Turkmenistan anything

Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk considers that Turkmenistan’s statements concerning Ukraine’s debts can be explained by Turkmenistan unwillingness to meet obligations on gas supply.

Tarasyuk reported that according to information of the Ukrainian delegation headed by Minister for Fuel and Energy Ivan Plachkov, the parties have different opinions as for gas payments.

“Our side states that we don’t have debts, named by Turkmenistan. On the other hand, there are grounds to say that Turkmenistan part starts to abandon agreements. It is the very case when best defense is offence. Turkmenistan accuses Ukraine to justify its default concerning gas deliveries,” said the Minister

According to him, Turkmenistan has made contracts with Russian and Ukrainian companies on gas volume two times more than it can export.

At the same time Tarasyuk noted that if Ukraine is in debt to Turkmenistan, it needs to pay.

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New Ukrainian consulate is open in Moldova

Posted by the Editor on February 21, 2006


News / 21 February 2006 | 14:30

New Ukrainian consulate is open in Moldova

New Ukrainian consulate is open in Moldova

A new consulate of Ukraine to Moldova will open in the Balti city in March. This will be the second Ukrainian consulate to Moldova, Moldova.org informed.

Contacted by BASA, officials of the Ukrainian consulate and Embassy in Chisinau could not name the date when the consulate will open in Balti. According to knowledgeable sources in the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Svetoslav Drach, former adviser for the Transnistrian problem of the Ukrainian Embassy in Chisinau, is the candidate to the post of consul.

Ukrainian officials have assured that the new consulate will start working before the March-scheduled elections in Ukraine, so that Ukrainians residing the northern regions of Moldova be able to vote without travelling to Chisinau.

Moldova is due to open a consulate in Odessa, Ukraine, by the end of this year.

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