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President visits Bukovel

Posted by the Editor on February 25, 2006


News / 25 February 2006 | 15:43

President visits Bukovel

President visits Bukovel

Victor Yushchenko visited the Bukovel ski resort in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, the President press office reported.

Oleksandr Shevchenko, Director of Skorzonera, the company that owns Bukovel, told the President the resort would soon host up to thirty thousand tourists. They plan to build new ski lifts and ski runs. The development of the resort, funded by Ukrainian and foreign investors, will help create nine thousand additional jobs.

Ukrnafta also pledges to boost employment in the region. Its director, Ihor Palytsya, presented a 2006-2015 development plan to the President. He said the company planned to increase the production of oil and intended to introduce new technologies in order to explore new oil fields. They believe this will help reduce municipal energy prices for the poor. Mr. Palytsya also said they were going to build more gas stations. At the moment, Ukrnafta owns 588 stations.

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“There is no ‘Russian language issue’ in Ukraine”

Posted by the Editor on February 25, 2006


News / 25 February 2006 | 15:15

“There is no ‘Russian language issue’ in Ukraine”

At a press conference in Ivano-Frankivsk, Victor Yushchenko claimed there was no ‘Russian language issue’ in Ukraine. He believes a recent decision of the Crimean parliament to conduct a referendum to recognize the Russian language as a second state tongue was passed “with an eye to upcoming elections” and “is totally political and speculative” and reminded those present that the Crimean Constitution allows local residents to use the Russian language, the President press office reported.

“I am convinced there is no Russian language problem in Ukraine,” Yushchenko said and added that there were problems with the Ukrainian language and some minority languages in Crimea.

He then remarked that the tendency to study the motherlanguage had been quite positive in the past year.

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Ukraine and Italy on further cooperation

Posted by the Editor on February 25, 2006


News / 25 February 2006 | 14:48

Ukraine and Italy on further cooperation

Ukraine and Italy on further cooperation

Consultations were held in Kyiv between Ukraine First Deputy Foreign Minister Anton Buteiko and Italy Deputy Foreign Minister Roberto Antonioni. In the course of the meeting the main attention was paid to Ukrainian-Italian relationship, current state and prospects of Eropean and Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
 
In examining bilateral problems satisfaction was expressed concerning the high level of Ukrainian-Italian relations achieved for the last few years and the results of VI session of Ukrainian-Italian Council on the Economic, Industrial and Financial Cooperation which was held on Friday in Kyiv, the Ukraine Foreign Minister press office reported.
An exchange of views on issue related simlification of visa procedure for Ukrainian citizens applying for work or just a travel also took place.

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