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BYuT may become opposition force

Posted by the Editor on March 29, 2006


News / 29 March 2006 | 18:21

BYuT may become opposition force

BYuT may become opposition force

BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko considers that “today as never before” a coalition must be formed with the participation of Our Ukraine bloc, BYuT and Socialist Party of Ukraine.

“I consider we have a chance to restore democratic coalition of three political forces – my bloc, Our Ukraine bloc and Socialist party, headed by Oleksandr Moroz. According to preliminary estimations such coalition will have 250 votes in the Parliament. It is sure majority,” said Tymoshenko on the press conference in Kyiv, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

According to her, the formation of the coalition will ensure a formation of all constituents of the power and “will bring long-awaited results for the society.”

At the same time Tymoshenko underlined that her bloc would never form a coalition with the participation of Party of Regions. In this case Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko will become opposition force.

She informed that socialists are ready to form the coalition three together by this time and they also reject any possibility of their participation in coalition with Party of Regions.

According to BYuT leader, it causes alarm that Our Ukraine bloc is not ready to talk about coalition formation till April 7. “I consider that such delays say about possibility of negotiations with other forces,” pointed out Tymoshenko.

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Pynzenyk accuses Naftogaz of evading taxes

Posted by the Editor on March 29, 2006


News / 29 March 2006 | 18:12

Pynzenyk accuses Naftogaz of evading taxes

Pynzenyk accuses Naftogaz of evading taxes

The finance minister of Ukraine accused Wednesday the country’s state-run oil and gas company of failing to pay the correct level of taxes due to the state, RIA Novosty reported.

“Naftogaz Ukrainy has failed to pay a considerable amount of taxes,” Viktor Pynzenyk told a government meeting. “It has paid 42% [of the amount] compared with January-March 2005.”

According to the minister, Naftogaz has also failed to pay $12 million in value-added tax. “In February-March 2006, Naftogaz did not pay a kopek of the value-added tax declared by the company,” Pynzenyk said.

An investigative commission of the Ukrainian parliament that audited the books of Naftogaz Ukrainy recently said the company was on the brink of bankruptcy.

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CEC expects to finish processing protocols today

Posted by the Editor on March 29, 2006


News / 29 March 2006 | 17:57

CEC expects to finish processing protocols today

Central Election Committee processed 97.59 percent of protocols in Ukraine.
 
 
Leaders in regions:
 

 

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Ukraine’s PM acknowledges debts to Turkmenistan

Posted by the Editor on March 29, 2006


News / 29 March 2006 | 16:50

Ukraine's PM acknowledges debts to Turkmenistan

Ukraine’s PM acknowledges debts to Turkmenistan

Ukraine’s prime minister said Wednesday his country’s debt to Turkmenistan for natural-gas supplies stood at $68 million, and that it would be paid off by supplies of industrial goods, RIA Novosty reported.

“As of this moment, Ukraine’s debt to Turkmenistan stands at $68 million,” Yuriy Yekhanurov told a Cabinet session, adding that Kiev had already ironed out all its problems concerning natural gas supply obligations with Ashgabat.

Turkmenistan says Ukraine’s debt currently stands at $158.9 million, and President Saparmurat Niyazov has urged Ukraine to pay up.

Ukrainian Fuel and Energy Minister Ivan Plachkov earlier said Ukraine had no gas debt to Turkmenistan, while the country’s prime minister accused Turkmenistan of delaying bilateral settlements on natural gas supplies.

Plachkov said there was a difference between obligations and debt, and that Ukraine paid $88 million as prepayment in January to Turkmenistan for natural gas as part of its obligations.

Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov said his country had a commodities debt of $80 million, adding that Kiev would be ready to pay that part of the debt as soon as the Central Asian country sent Ukraine a list of goods and services.

Turkmenistan threatened to cut off supplies unless the Ukrainian side cleared the outstanding debt.

Turkmenistan became Ukraine’s principal supplier of natural gas after Kiev signed an agreement with Ashgabat to increase Turkmen gas supplies, buying less from Russia.

In February, Ukraine acknowledged a $158.9 mln debt for gas supplies from Turkmenistan, including $143.3 mln for 2005.

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Leaders of parties-outsiders declare about falsifications

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News / 29 March 2006 | 16:09

Leaders of parties-outsiders declare about falsifications

Leaders of parties-outsiders declare about falsifications

A number of political parties and blocs – bloc of People’s Democratic Party, Lytvyn’s bloc, “Viche Party”, Pora-PRP declare the necessity to recalculate votes in all polling districts of Ukraine. Leaders of parties and election campaigns declared it on today’s press conference, ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Leader of “Viche” party Inna Bogoslovska promised that beginning from today and till the end of recalculation, they will conduct everyday press conferences, on which the society will be informed about this process.

Bogoslovska provided an example, that they have four different protocols with four different figures from the same district; there are also a lot of facts, when bags with bulletins were found in dustbins.

Leader of bloc of People’s Democratic Party Lyudmila Suprun declares that Ukrainians voted honestly, “but after polling stations had closed the same situation happened as during presidential elections-2004.” Suprun called CEC to help to establish truth and to conduct open recalculation in court. “Calculations like two and two makes eight are wrong,” said Suprun.

Head of election campaign of Lytvyn’s bloc Ihor Yeremeev cited an example, when in one of Kyiv polling stations were found 110 out of 110 protocols with rude violations, and in one of Chernovtsy polling stations 100% of votes were given to one political force.

Leader of Pora-PRP Vladislav Kas’kiv noted that today’s press conference “is not a parade of offended parties. We talk about that political reputation of Ukraine has been put in doubts.”

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Facts of falsification are unknown to CEC

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News / 29 March 2006 | 15:33

Facts of falsification are unknown to CEC

Facts of falsification are unknown to CEC

Central Election Committee has not any example of falsification of election protocols, as declared Yaroslav Davidovich, head of CEC, during today’s press conference.

“There are a lot of declarations, but all of them are political ones. If you have, for example, two signed protocols with different figures from one polling station, show them to me and I will bring them to Medvedko (Prosecutor General – ed.) personally,” said Davidovich, having added that none of the political forces represented such protocols.

“Such declarations always appear after every election campaign. It would be strange if they didn’t, as due to our mentality, those who lost election can not admit defeat with dignity,” pointed out CEC head.

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Tymoshenko accuses foreign Mass Medias of provocation actions

Posted by the Editor on March 29, 2006


News / 29 March 2006 | 13:59

Tymoshenko accuses foreign Mass Medias of provocation actions

Tymoshenko accuses foreign Mass Medias of provocation actions

Bloc of Yulia Timoshenko declares about provocations of foreign Mass Medias. As reported press office of the bloc, “leaders of oligarch clans of Ukraine urgently order different analytical articles in foreign Mass Medias, the aim of which is to express doubts in expediency of appointment Yulia Timoshenko as Prime Minister of Ukraine.”

They find unknown expert abroad, put prepared thesis into his or her mouth, and then represent it in Ukraine as an opinion of a key specialist, says the statement, “Moscow Echo” reports.

The press office document also states that BYuT has already established customers of these articles.

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Our Ukraine bloc back "orange" parliamentary coalition

Posted by the Editor on March 29, 2006


News / 29 March 2006 | 12:41

Our Ukraine bloc back "orange" parliamentary coalition

Our Ukraine bloc back "orange" parliamentary coalition

Leaders of the various parties in the pro-presidential Our Ukraine bloc said Wednesday they were leaning toward an “orange” coalition in the country’s newly elected parliament, RIA Novosty informed.

The Our Ukraine press service said the coalition – which would also include former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s bloc and the Socialist Party – could be joined by other parties and movements, including the Party of Regions, currently leading the count from Sunday’s vote.

Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk said the possible coalition might start a dialog with the Party of Regions if former prime minister and 2004 presidential candidate Yanukovych met three conditions.

“The first is to reject ideas of federalism, the second to reject state status for the Russian language, and the third to recognize Ukraine’s path toward European integration,” the minister said.

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