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President of Ukraine wants to create titanium company

Posted by the Editor on March 10, 2006


News / 10 March 2006 | 17:17

President of Ukraine wants to create titanium company

President of Ukraine wants to create titanium company

In a brief interview with reporters in Sumy, Victor Yushchenko said it was necessary to create a vertically integrated titanium company, the president press office reported.

“I am convinced Ukraine needs this company, for there is a growing demand for titanium and our country has great resources,” he remarked.

The President said the government should find ways torationally use natural resources and develop the titanium industry. The Chief of State reiterated that the subject had been regularly broached since 2005 and would be discussed again at a meeting on problems of the chemical industry at the State Secretariat.

“I am convinced what we dois right, and this project will eventually be carried out,” he said.

In 2005, Victor Yushchenkosigned a Decree on the Stimulation of Titanium Dioxide and Ilmenite Ore Production.

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The European Commission on Ukraine-Moldova customs terms

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News / 10 March 2006 | 16:18

The European Commission on Ukraine-Moldova customs terms

The European Commission on Ukraine-Moldova customs terms

The European Commission finally reacted with an official statement to the increased tension on the Ukraine-Moldova border, Euro-reportersinformed.

 
Following the implementation, on 3 March, of a joint customs declaration with Moldova, Ukraine has only been allowing ‘official’ goods through from the breakaway Transdniestrian region.
 
This means Transdniestrian companies must first receive an official Moldovan customs stamp.

“The Commission condemns any efforts by the self-proclaimed Transdniestrian authorities to hamper the legitimate movement of goods across the Ukrainian – Moldovan State border and to impede registration of economic operators with the Moldovan authorities,” said the Commission in a statement today.

The EU currently has a Border Assistance Mission along the frontier between Moldova and Ukraine.

“These measures do not in any way constitute a blockade,” added the Commission. “The purpose of the measures is to ensure transparency of border operations, allowing any legitimate goods to pass the border between Ukraine and Moldova freely.”

A similar arrangement was in place between Ukraine and Moldova from May 2003 until August 2004.

Russia has sent advisers to Transdniester and termed the new customs procedure a ‘blockade’. On Friday, in a declaration, the Russian State Duma warned not only of ‘serious’ damage to Transdniestrian economy but also of a ‘humanitarian disaster’.

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President of Ukraine visited Sumkhimprom

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News / 10 March 2006 | 16:00

President of Ukraine visited Sumkhimprom

President of Ukraine visited Sumkhimprom

In Sumy, Victor Yushchenko visited Sumkhimprom, one of Ukraine’s leading chemical enterprises employing more than six thousand people.Together with the Sumkhimprom Chairman of the Board, Mykola Trofymenko, the President watched its workers manufacture super phosphate – a fertilizer produced by the action of concentrated sulfuric acid on ground phosphate rock, and then asked the people if they were satisfied with social security programs carried out at their enterprise, the President press office reported.

Victor Yushchenko met with chemical industry workers.

The President called on those present to formulate their proposals within seven days and then jointly work out a development concept for the industry. In a week, it will be approved during a special meeting at the State Secretariat.

The Chief of State opined that the concept should definemeans of rationally using raw materials and their alternatives.

Then they summed up 2005 results of the industry and discussed ways to develop it, particularly by introducing energy efficient technologies.

Agricultural Minister Oleksandr Baranivsky, Industrial Minister Volodymyr Shandra, Deputy Chief of Staff Anatoly Matviyenko and Sumy Governor Nina Garkova took part in the meeting.

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President opened cardiology dispensary in Sumy

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News / 10 March 2006 | 12:58

President opened cardiology dispensary in Sumy

President opened cardiology dispensary in Sumy

Accompanied by Agricultural Minister Oleksandr Baranivsky, Industrial Minister Volodymyr Shandra, Health Minister Yuri Polyachenko and Deputy Chief of Staff Anatoly Matvienko, Victor Yushchenko has gone to Sumy.

The Head of State plans to visit Sumkhimprom and meet with workers of the chemical industry. He is also going to convene a meeting on agricultural problems of the region and meet with Sumy students.

Victor Yushchenko took part in a ceremony to open an oblast cardiology dispensary, which cost UAH 10 mln.

In his speech, the Head of State said the government planned to introduce reforms in first aid medicine and fight HIV/AIDS, cancer, tuberculosis, and heart disease. He reiterated that they also intended to sufficiently fund and equip medical facilities in rural areas.

“We will see the peoplefrom Sumy and remote villages undergo treatment here. This is a step for the people,” he said.

Health Minister Yuri Polyachenko said this year the government was going to open five more cardiology hospitals.

Following the opening, Yushchenko and Polyachenkoinspected the site.

Sumy Governor Nina Garkova attended the ceremony.

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US will support the government of Ukraine

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News / 10 March 2006 | 12:40

US will support the government of Ukraine

US will support the government of Ukraine

On March 9, 2006 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Borys Tarasyuk met with the US Vice President Richard Cheney, MFA press office informed. During the meeting Mr. Cheney stated that  “the United States of America will support the government of Ukraine in implementation of the course to conduct of internal reforms and integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic institutions later on”.

In the course of the conversation the interlocutors discussed series of urgent issues of the Ukrainian – American relations and the ways of further charging of strategic partnership between Ukraine and the USA with practical matter.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demonstrated satisfaction with final settlement of the most important problem questions which were on the agenda of the Ukrainian – American relations and emphasized that the Ukrainian side is ready to further intensification of political, commercial and economical relations with the USA.

For his part Mr Cheney demonstrated readiness of his country to render Ukraine further assistance in implementation of the priority tasks of its foreign policy.

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Ukraine concerned about Belarusian opposition leaders’ arrest

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News / 10 March 2006 | 12:23

Ukraine concerned about Belarusian opposition leaders' arrest

Ukraine concerned about Belarusian opposition leaders’ arrest

As it became known, Belarusian authorities arrested Vintsuk Vyachorka and Anatoly Lebedko. They are the chiefs of the election HQ of Aleksandr Milinkevich , the candidate of the united democratic forces running for the presidency.

“Respect for the democratic standards, the right on political activity, election campaign and the freedom of the word – all that is the basis for close relationship of Ukraine with neighbours. The arrest of the opposition leaders on the eve of the elections cannot be regarded just as the violation of the democratic values,” reads the statement.

According to Filipchuk, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ukraine stands for cessation of international isolation of Belarusian Republic and backs its Euro-integration. Ukraine is worry about another violation of the democratic standards and urges Belarusian authorities to meet their obligations as OSCE member and to respect the political liberties of Belarusian citizens.

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister laid flowers to the Monument of Taras Shevchenko in Washington

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News / 10 March 2006 | 12:08

Ukraine's Foreign Minister laid flowers to the Monument of Taras Shevchenko in Washington

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister laid flowers to the Monument of Taras Shevchenko in Washington

In the course of the ceremony of placing flowers to the Monument of Taras Shevchenko in Washington the Head of the Ukrainian foreign policy office Borys Tarasyuk noted: “Today, on the birthday of Taras Shevchenko, all Ukrainians wherever they are, either in Ukraine or beyond its bounds, recall the Great Kobzar who dreamt of free and prosperous Ukraine. Only now his dream has come true”.

The ceremony was organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA and the Ukrainian Community of Washington on the occasion of the 192nd anniversary of birth of the Great Kobzar, MFA press office reported.

Speaking before the present Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine also noted that today the Ukrainian nation has demonstrated its ability for successes and achievements which the world admires.

Touching upon the Ukrainian – American cooperation Mr Tarasyuk underlined that today the highest level of bilateral relations has been achieved since the declaration of independence of Ukraine.

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Tarasyuk met with American senator John McCain

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News / 10 March 2006 | 11:55

Tarasyuk met with American senator John McCain

Tarasyuk met with American senator John McCain

On March 9, 2006 in the course of the meeting with an influential American senator, a member of the Committees on Commerce, Science and Transportation and Armed Services of the US Senate John McCain Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Borys Tarasyuk noted “Ukraine will ensure compliance with the highest democratic standards in the course of conduct of elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on March 26, 2006.”

Tarasyuk informed the interlocutor of internal political situation development in Ukraine in particular preparation for the parliamentary elections on March 26, 2006. At that he emphasized that the public authorities of Ukraine would make all efforts to ensure fair and transparent electoral process.

In the course of the meeting the sides discussed series of urgent issues of the Ukrainian – American agenda in particular joining of Ukraine to the World Trade Organization and cooperation with the NATO.

During the conversation Tarasyuk and Mr McCain paid special attention to the issue of energy security in Europe.

The Head of the Ukrainian foreign policy office made a request of the American senator to render assistance in mounting a Monument for the Holodomor victims of Ukraine in Washington.

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