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Ukraine’s President nominated Defense Minister

Posted by the Editor on August 4, 2006


News / 4 August 2006 | 16:26

Ukraine's President nominated Defense Minister

Ukraine’s President nominated Defense Minister

Submission of the President of Ukraine on appointment of Anatoly Hrytsenko the Defense Minister was delivered to the Verkhovna Rada. The corresponding resolution was registered on Friday.

The resolution is added with income declaration of the candidature, according to which Hrytsenko’s income for 2005 made 248 ths 26 hryvnias.

According to the Constitution, the right to nominate Defense Minister belongs to a President of Ukraine.

Hrytsenko was appointed the Defense Minister on February 4, 2005.

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The Verkhovna Rada elected CC judges

Posted by the Editor on August 4, 2006


News / 4 August 2006 | 16:16

The Verkhovna Rada elected CC judges

The Verkhovna Rada elected CC judges

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine elected four out of five judges of Constitutional court on parliament’s quota.

Head of the counting commission announced the name: Anatoly Golovin, Mikhailo Kolos, Maria Markush and Vyacheslav Ovcharenko.

The fifth candidature for the post of CC judge from the Our Ukraine bloc did not take enough votes.

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Tarasyuk will not refuse to work in new Cabinet

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News / 4 August 2006 | 14:46

Tarasyuk will not refuse to work in new Cabinet

Tarasyuk will not refuse to work in new Cabinet

Foreign Minister and people’s deputy of Ukraine Borys Tarasyuk will not refuse from the ministerial portfolio in the new Cabinet if the President asks him to head Foreign Ministry.

“I will not reject. I respect the President and his opinion and appreciate his confidence,” Tarasyuk told journalists.

In response to the question how the leaders of Western countries may react to Yanukovich’s premiership, Tarasyuk noted that a number of governments of these countries expressed a wish to cooperate with new elected government of Yanukovich, as it would be the government elected by the Verkhovna Rada.

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Yekhanurov vacated his cabinet

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News / 4 August 2006 | 14:16

Yekhanurov vacated his cabinet

Yekhanurov vacated his cabinet

Member of Our Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov vacated the cabinet of Prime Minister of Ukraine, which would be occupied by Victor Yanukovich soon.

“I have cleared out my cabinet, bidden farewell to Secretariat and come to the parliament to make decisions,” he said. Yekhanurov also said he left the Strategy of Ukraine’s development till 2011 on the table for Yanukovich to examine it.

“Most likely, Yanukovich will not realize it, he will carry out his policy,” Yekhanurov sighed.

The deputy also said that there were no job propositions in the Yanukovich’s government for him.

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Parliament considering candidatures for the posts of CC judges

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News / 4 August 2006 | 12:35

Parliament considering candidatures for the posts of CC judges

Parliament considering candidatures for the posts of CC judges

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has proceeded to the consideration of candidatures for the posts of judges of Constitutional court by parliament’s quota.

Speaker of the VR Moroz submitted 11 candidatures, five of which should be elected to be members of Constitutional court.

The Speaker reminded that according to the Constitution the Verkhovna Rada nominates one third of the CC staff. The voting is being held in secret regime.

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Kinakh: Ukraine will intensify cooperation with Russia and Belarus

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News / 4 August 2006 | 12:28

Ukraine will intensify cooperation with Russia and Belarus

Kinakh: Ukraine will intensify cooperation with Russia and Belarus

Despite the fact that Ukraine’s strategy is Eurointegration course, our state will intensify equitable and mutually beneficial cooperation with Russia and Belarus, as Our Ukraine deputy Anatoly Kinakh told journalists.

“Commodity turnover with Russia made 20.3 billion dollars last year, and turnover with Belarus increased twice. It is thousands of working places,” the deputy declared.

Additionally, Kinakh underlined that Russia and Belarus are our neighbors. “As the proverb states: a good neighbor is better than a distant relative,” the deputy noted

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President pledges to protect opposition

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News / 4 August 2006 | 12:10

President pledges to protect opposition

President pledges to protect opposition

In an interview with Ukraine’s leading television channels, Victor Yushchenko has pledged to protect the rights of Ukraine’s opposition, president’s press office reported.

“As President of Ukraine, I feel obliged to pass laws that give certain rights and instruments to the opposition,” he said.

“I was in the opposition,” he remembered his political past, “…and I knew no television for a few years. It was impossible for us – …the most numerous faction in the Verkhovna Rada – to speak about the rights of the opposition.” Thus Yushchenko urged MPs to “put these rights in the Verkhovna Rada procedure rules and a law on opposition, and everything will be fine after this!”

He said political leaders that signed the national unity pact today promised to help the opposition work effectively and comfortably.

The President frankly admitted: “Believe me, I see nothing ominous or unpleasant in the opposition.” He, however, urged them to be constructive. 

“I think this is a two-way street,” he said, expressing hope the opposition would not oppose the country. 

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Our Ukraine will not vote for the PM jointly

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News / 4 August 2006 | 11:51

Our Ukraine will not vote for the PM jointly

Our Ukraine will not vote for the PM jointly

Faction of the Our Ukraine bloc has decided that the voting for the candidature for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine will be a free procedure, as OU representative Anatoly Kinakh told journalists.

“Every deputy will vote reasoning from his or her principles,” Kinakh explained.

According to him, there is distrust between the political forces represented in the parlilament.

“This question is a serious risk factor,” the deputy said and added it was necessary to solve the question of distrust between the political forces. He considers that confidence may appear if the parties meet their obligations, but, unfortunately, there is no guarantee of it.

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