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Archive for November 16th, 2006

Bogatyryova asks Prosecutor’s Office to investigate declarations of Lutsenko and Tymoshenko

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News / 16 November 2006 | 16:58

Bogatyryova asks Prosecutor's Office to investigate declarations of Lutsenko and Tymoshenko

Bogatyryova asks Prosecutor’s Office to investigate declarations of Lutsenko and Tymoshenko

General Office of Public Prosecutor of Ukraine must investigate declarations of Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko and BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko “to rush to the attack on the government in spring.” Leader of the Party of Regions faction Raisa Bogatyryova told journalists.

Bogatyryova is convinced that such declarations of the representatives of the opposition give people to understand that Ukrainian economy will not be stable, that the situation will be unpredictable, that investments will not come to Ukraine.

“Such appeals are incommensurable with responsibility of Lutsenko as an official and must be investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office,” PR faction leader underlined.

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Ukraine increases electricity export

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News / 16 November 2006 | 16:29

Ukraine increases electricity export

Ukraine increases electricity export

Ukraine increased export of electric power by 13.6 percent over ten months of 2006, comparing to the relevant period of 2005, Cabinet press office reported.

Export to West European countries increased by 6.6 percent up to 4 bn. 149.3 M. kWh and to CIS countries by 21.6 percent up to 4 bn. 122.9 M. kWh.

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Moroz wants to dismiss Ukraine’s ombudsman

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News / 16 November 2006 | 15:56

Moroz wants to dismiss Ukraine's ombudsman

Moroz wants to dismiss Ukraine’s ombudsman

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksadr Moroz offers the parliament to suspend commissions of the top human rights official Nina Karpachyova in connection with her election as a deputy of the VR.

The corresponding resolution has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada.

As a reminder, on November 13v Moroz called Party of Regions to determine the place of work of ombudsman Nina Karpachyova, who is also the deputy of the PR faction.

Ukraine’s speaker stated his readiness to prevent any holding of more than one office by the VR deputies.

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Ukraine’s President urges Holodomor recognition

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News / 16 November 2006 | 15:25

Ukraine's President urges Holodomor recognition

Ukraine’s President urges Holodomor recognition

Victor Yushchenko has called on members of parliament to vote for his bill on the Holodomor, president’s press office reported.

“To restore historic justice and morally and spiritually heal the Ukrainian nation, I urge Ukraine’s parliamentarians to approve the bill,” he wrote in a letter to the Verkhovna Rada.

The bill is aimed at recognizing the Holodomor as genocide. Mr. Yushchenko said Ukrainian politicians, including the country’s three presidents, as well as the majority of the people, believed the Holodomor was genocide.

“Now our society expects parliament to legalize the will of the people,” he said.

The President thinks Ukrainians should find the courage to admit and persuade others to admit that the nation was a victim of the atrocious crime which must never be committed again.

“We must realize that most of Ukrainians are the descendants of those who lived in those dreadful years. [],” he said.

Mr. Yushchenko added that ten countries had so far recognized the Holodomor as genocide.  

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Ukraine’s PM positively estimates trade balance between Ukraine and Slovakia

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News / 16 November 2006 | 14:57

Ukraine's PM positively estimates trade balance between Ukraine and Slovakia

Ukraine’s PM positively estimates trade balance between Ukraine and Slovakia

The Ukrainian Government is satisfied with the increase of commodity turnover between Ukraine and Slovakia and positively estimates the tendency of leveling trade balance between two countries. Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych disclosed this during the meeting with delegation of the National Council of the Slovak Republic headed by the Council Chairman Pavla Pašku, Cabinet press office reported.

The Ukrainian PM highly estimated work of the Ukrainian-Slovak economic commission noting that the eleventh session of this commission is scheduled for the first half of 2007.

One of the key directions of further cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia Viktor Yanukovych views in guaranteeing energy security of the European continent. We wish our cooperation with the European Union would give positive results, Viktor Yanukovych said stressing that Ukraine intends to cooperate with Europe in such key issues as diversification of the supply of energy carriers to the European continent.

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Ukraine’s Rada seconded the governmental draft bill on Cabinet of Ministers

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News / 16 November 2006 | 14:30

Ukraine's Rada seconded the governmental draft bill on Cabinet of Ministers

Ukraine’s Rada seconded the governmental draft bill on Cabinet of Ministers

People’s deputies of Ukraine have taken as a basis the draft bill on Cabinet of Ministers worked out by the government. 247 MPs voted for this decision, VR speaker Oleksandr Moroz reported.

Considering the document the Our Ukraine member Yuri Klyuchkovsky voiced his disagreements with a number of items of the adopted draft bill and offered to revise it for the repeated first reading. According to Moroz, such proposition could have been supported but for the treat of “continuation of lugging of rope.”

After giving the bill its first reading, the speaker asked OU member Mykola Onyshchuk, who submitted his variant of the draft bill for consideration, to take part in further development of the document for the second reading.

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Ukraine’s President met with Slovak speaker

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News / 16 November 2006 | 14:07

Ukraine's President met with Slovak speaker

Ukraine’s President met with Slovak speaker

Victor Yushchenko has met with Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Pavol Paska, presdient’s press office reported.

They spoke about how to build closer political and economic ties between Ukraine and Slovakia. Mr. Yushchenko said Ukraine “aims to maximally reinforce its political dialogue with Slovakia.”

The President thanked the Slovak government for satisfying cultural and educational needs of the Ukrainian community living in the Republic. He said Ukraine was committed to its European aspirations and wanted to develop energy cooperation with the EU. He also urged Slovakia to express solidarity with Ukrainians by recognizing the Holodomor as genocide.  

Yushchenko confirmed that he would visit the Slovak Republic in 2008.

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NATO allocated 12 mln to Ukraine

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News / 16 November 2006 | 13:43

NATO allocated 12 mln to Ukraine

NATO allocated 12 mln to Ukraine

For the five years in the margins of the program “Security through science” NATO has allocated 12 million dollars for development of Ukrainian science, as Defense Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko tols journalists in Kyiv.

According to him, in fact, 10%of the program’s budget was delivered to Ukraine.

IN addition, the minister noted that in 2006 Ukrainian scientists received two million euros, 500 thousand of which were spent for informatization of Ukrainian Universities. NATO has also granted 400 scholarships to Ukrainian scientists this year.

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