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President Yushchenko honors Kurenivka landslide victims

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News / 13 March 2006 | 17:57

President Yushchenko honors Kurenivka landslide victims

President Yushchenko honors Kurenivka landslide victims

Victor Yushchenko honored victims of the 1961 Kurenivka landslide in Kyiv, which killed more than one thousand people, the President press office reported.

“Honoring victims of that tragedy, Ukraine’s government and society must learn to be responsible for each citizen and spare no effort to never repeat past mistakes,” he said.

The Chief of State is convinced that building democracy in Ukraine will help us prevent such tragedies.

“By involving scientists and community in decision-making and acting transparently our government will make such catastrophes impossible,” he opined.

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President of Ukraine congratulated Paralympic winners

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News / 13 March 2006 | 17:37

President of Ukraine congratulated Paralympic winners

President of Ukraine congratulated Paralympic winners

Victor Yushchenko congratulated Paralympic biathlon champions Olena Yurkovska, Vitaly Lukyanenko, Lyudmyla Pavlenko, Tetyana Smyrnova, Yuliya Batenkova, and Svitlana Tryfonova on their brilliant achievements in Turin.

The President said Ukraine was proud of its Paralympic athletes, who displayed great mastery and unbelievable will, andwished them new victories.

“I wish you luck at future competitions to make Ukraine’s fame grow and I want your medals to herald our national team’s successful performance,” he said.

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Borys Kolesnikov on Ukrainian police

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News / 13 March 2006 | 16:21

Borys Kolesnikov on Ukrainian police

Borys Kolesnikov on Ukrainian police

Ukrainian police’s deeds resemble North Korea more than Europe, Borys Kolesnikov the Chairman of Donetsk Regional Council commented in the interview to ForUm. “We heard a lot of Ukraine’s European course. The North Korea is the very place where Ukrainian police is going to,” said Kolesnikov. In his opinion, “the vast number of faked criminal cases instituted by Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko may be excused only by his own uselessness.”

“We have an idea to shoot comedy film ‘Orange Swan.’ The casting is underway right now,” said Kolesnikov.

Speaking on the screenplay, Kolesnikov revealed that the film is about the criminal case brought against him.

He complained about some troubles in finding a person for the main hero – Yuri Lutsenko. The one who could play magnificently was the late Saveliy Kramarov, Kolesnikov supposed. Russian show-man Yuri Galtsev was proposed to play Lutsenko. The negotiations are underway.

“it is not my idea,” he concluded.

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First Lady of Ukraine attended Karlsson-on-the-Roof première

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News / 13 March 2006 | 15:02

First Lady of Ukraine attended Karlsson-on-the-Roof première

First Lady of Ukraine attended Karlsson-on-the-Roof première

Kateryna Yushchenko, Head of the Supervisory Council of the Ukraine 3000 International Charitable Foundation, attended a première of the first Ukrainian language cartoon, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, in Odessa-Kino, the President press office reported.

The movie was watched by more than one hundred kids from orphanages cooperating with Ukraine 3000 and the Edinstvennaya Magazine Foundation.

It features Ukraine’s famous actors and singers: Ani Lorak, Natalya Sumska, Tamara Yatsenko, and Oleh Skrypka, who is a member of the Ukraine 3000 Supervisory Council and conducts Dream Country festivals together with the foundation.

Ukraine 3000 is going to organize about one hundred presentations of the movie in many regions of Ukraine for orphans and children from poor families.

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Ukraine to take care of its own orphans

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News / 13 March 2006 | 14:17

Ukraine to take care of its own orphans

Ukraine to take care of its own orphans

The State Adoption and Protection Child Rights Department will launch functioning in May, the Youth, Family and Sport Minister Yuri Pavlenko told.

“We plan to double adoption in Ukraine, the domestic one in particular. Our Ministry proposes the Cabinet to pass a resolution on equal rights for adoptive and native families,” stressed the Minister of Youth, Family and Sport.

According to new resolution, the adoptive parents would go on maternity leave in order to help a child to get used to new home.

Pavlenko denies rumours about selfish ends of adoption or baby birth.

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Ukraine denies existence of CIA prisons on its territory

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News / 13 March 2006 | 13:45

Ukraine denies existence of CIA prisons on its territory

Ukraine denies existence of CIA prisons on its territory

Ukrainian officials have dismissed a Russian television report that alleges that the U.S. secret service, the CIA, ran secret prisons in Ukraine, RFE/RL reports.

The RTR TV Channel of Russia broadcast on Sunday a programme, entitled “Special Investigation,” which said that a secret CIA prison for inmates from Afghanistan and Iraq was probably located on the territory of the Makarov-11 garrison, in Ukraine. The programme cited the words of Georgy Kryuchkov, head of the parliamentary committee for defence and national security. Kryuchkov said he had received an anonymous letter about secret CIS prisons existing in Ukraine.
 
Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Andriy Lysenko said the allegations were a “cheap trick.”
 
A Swiss newspaper, “Sonntagsblick,” printed similar claims in January. The Ukrainian foreign ministry described the report as absurd. The Ukrainian Security Service also refuted it.
 
Allegations of secret CIA prisons in Europe first appeared in the “Washington Post” in November. The New York-based Human Rights group identified Romania and Poland as possible hosts of the detention facilities. Both countries issued denials.

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Yushchenko: Ukraine’s orange forces will form a coalition

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News / 13 March 2006 | 13:31

Ukraine's orange forces will form a coalition

Yushchenko: Ukraine’s orange forces will form a coalition

At a joint press conference with Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, Victor Yushchenko said Ukraine’s ‘orange’ forces would unite in order to preserve our country’s democratic course.

“The greatest challenge today is to discover a consolidation formula for forces we usually refer to as democratic, and, first of all, orange forces. I am convinced it will happen,” he opined.

The Head of State said this reunion is important for Ukraine in order to protect civil rights and freedoms and democratic values.

Yushchenko said he is convinced “Ukraine’s democratic potential is unique and thereby no revenge of theprevious regime is possible.”

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The First UN “Treasure Hunt” in Kyiv

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News / 13 March 2006 | 12:00

The First UN “Treasure Hunt” in Kyiv

On Sunday 19th March in the streets of Kiev are expected to be thousands of people running looking for the UN Treasure. The aim of the initiative is to organize an event in Kyiv that gathers together Kiev citizens of all ages, UNVs, UN Agencies, NGOs, volunteer associations, youth groups. The participants of the event will interact and be involved in a game, which will highlight and examine the concept of Volunteerism and the great impact of Volunteerism on the achievement of MDGs and in particular, on the one related with fight against HIV/AIDS.

This will be a large-scaleinitiative involvingaround 4000 participants (1000 teams) with an additional 1000 people to be indirectly involved in the implementation of the game. As women affected by HIV/AIDS are an especially vulnerable group, the event will seek to highlight their unique issues and needs. Women’s participation in the Event will be encouraged.

The game will be followed up by a party in Kyiv Mohyla Academy, with well know djs and special guests. The first 300 teams will be allowed to enter without any charge inside the party’s place. During the party there will be the privy-giving of awards and prizes.

The event is sponsored in the entire city and there are 12 registration points. The cost for each team (4 players) is 25 UAH and all the teams at the moment of registration will receive some gadgets and all the information for the game.

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