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Ukraine President congratulated on Epiphany

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News / 19 January 2007 | 17:40

Ukraine President congratulated on Epiphany

Ukraine President congratulated on Epiphany

Victor Yushchenko has attended Epiphany celebrations in the
Pushcha-Ozerna Sanatorium Complex and Kyiv’s Hydropark, president’s press office reported.

In his speech, the President said, “On this day, we strengthen
our faith in Christ and speak about spiritual purification.”

“Today, we are cleansing ourselves with the blessed water.
Ukrainians have always believed this curative water of the Jordan helps end
quarrels and hatred, envy and rancor. I really want this Holy Epiphany to heal
and unite our souls, help us prosper and bless us with health.”

Victor Yushchenko consecrated a Chapel of Saint Barbara in
Pushcha-Ozerna. He gave it an icon from his private collection and then bathed
in the blessed water.  

Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk, Secretariat Chief of Staff
Viktor Baloha, Ivan Franko Theatre actors Anatoly Khostikoyev and Bohdan Benyuk
attended the event.

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Yushchenko invited head of Chinese People’s Republic to Ukraine

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News / 19 January 2007 | 17:20

Yushchenko invited head of Chinese People's Republic to Ukraine

Yushchenko invited head of Chinese People’s Republic to Ukraine

Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine Olexander Chaly held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Chinese People’s Republic to Ukraine Gao Yushen today.

On behalf of the President of Ukraine Chaly thanked the Ambassador of CPR for his productive work in Ukraine that supported high level of bilateral cooperation.

Chaly noted that Viktor Yushchenko pays great attention to development of relations with CPR that have strategic meaning for Ukraine.

In the scope of their meeting, Chaly confirmed invitation of the President of Ukraine for the President of Chinese People’s Republic Hu Jintao to visit Ukraine with official visit.

Parties also expressed readiness to develop thoroughly friendly relations and to stir bilateral contacts at highest level.

Ukraine and China have significant prospects of further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in various spheres.

Parties made high appraisal of traditional for bilateral relations mutual support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of two states.

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“Kirill” reached Lviv

Posted by the Editor on January 19, 2007


News / 19 January 2007 | 16:52

“Kirill” reached Lviv

168 houses in Lviv had
power cut as the strong wind ripped up trees and power lines. Serious damages
can be observed all over the city. 

As Petro Grebenyuk, chief of the emergency department of the Lviv city, informed,
that the storm knocked down about 50 trees last night. Emergency groups were
formed to take urgent measures on disaster recovery.

Regional hydrometeorology center forecasts rough weather
(winds of 25-30 meters a second, moist snow and rain) will remain within the
next few days.

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“Our Ukraine” to cooperate with Lutsenko

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News / 19 January 2007 | 15:51

“Our Ukraine” to cooperate with Lutsenko

Leader of Parliamentary faction “Our Ukraine” Vyacheslav Kyrylenko notes that his political force will cooperate with movement “People self-defense” founded by Yury Lutsenko.

Kyrylenko said that “Our Ukraine” appreciates creation of “People self-defense”. “I think we will witness bright deeds of this movement. That’s why cooperation with this organization will be to the maximum tight.”

He noted that different variants are discussed concerning leadership of “Our Ukraine” and “People self-defense” and their relations.

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Transit of Russian gas via Ukraine in 2007 to be increased

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News / 19 January 2007 | 15:25

Transit of Russian gas via Ukraine in 2007 to be increased

Transit of Russian gas via Ukraine in 2007 to be increased

The Russian Federation in 2007 will step up volumes of gas transit via Ukraine, Ukrainian Minister for Fuel and Energy Yuriy Boyko said at a press conference, “Cabinet press office” informs.

“We reached an understanding with our Russian partners and the gas transit will be increased, now we are working out details at the level of economic subjects,” the Minister said.

According to the state-run company “UkrTransGaz, in 2006 gas transit volumes through Ukraine to Europe will amount to 113.8 bn. cu. m. and to CIS countries 14.7 bn. cu.m.

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Ukraine renews oil supply to Europe

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News / 19 January 2007 | 15:11

Ukraine renews oil supply to Europe

Ukraine renews oil supply to Europe

Energy supply at oil transit station “Karpaty” of oil pipeline “Duzhba” in Lviv region has been renewed.

The head of the main department of the Emergency Ministry in Lviv region Serhiy Dmytrovsky told.

According to him, energy supply was renewed today midday. At present technical works are carried out to put the station in normal operation. “Ukrtransnafta” is ready to continue oil supply through pipeline station “Druzhba” to Hungary, Slovakia and Czechia and is waiting for renewal of pipeline station “Karpaty”.

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Ukraine and Turkmenistan discussed investment projects

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News / 19 January 2007 | 14:20

Ukraine and Turkmenistan discussed investment projects

Ukraine and Turkmenistan discussed investment projects

The Representatives of the Ukrainian delegation headed by the first deputy Fuel and Energy Minister of Ukraine Vadym Chuprun discussed with the Government of Turkmenistan way of realization of investment projects, realized in the republic by the Ukrainian companies.

During negotiations the parties agreed to speed-up temp of construction objects in particular railway bridge over Amudarya river, agreed questions on financing, schedule and terms of construction.

Turkmenistan is the biggest gas supplier to Ukraine. In 2007 Ukraine plans to get about 55-62 milliard cubic meters of Central Asiatic origin gas, including Turkmenian gas.

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Zaporizhzhya governor has a conflict with local police

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News / 19 January 2007 | 13:59

Zaporizhzhya governor has a conflict with local police

Zaporizhzhya governor has a conflict with local police

Head of Zaporizhzhya regional state administration
Yevhen Chervonenko told ForUm about circumstances of the conflict with local
police, which officials try to evict him from the house.

Chervonenko noted that the conflict with the local
police and attempts to evict his from his house started when he dared to criticize
actions of the police.

“I am not going to leave my place on principle. A
question on my eviction arose after my criticism in address of local police
government,” Chervonenko underlined. “If the region is excellent in all activities,
then in criminality it is awful. Number of dead bodies fro New Year holidays
increased twice the statistics of the last year. On the session of the coordinating
council I dared to declare that police chief reported on detaining illegal street
vendors of dry fish and pasties, but he never told about 30 dead bodies found and
about knifed under age boy and girl,” he specified.

Analyzing the situation Chervonenko supposed that “in
Zaporizhzhya interests of the police come across interests of local criminals…and
bandits feel unpunished.”

In connection with the conflict Chervonenko underlined
that he does not have any personal ambitions, demands, requests or dislike for
the police chief. “I live in peace with all defense and law enforcement
agencies and Zaporizhzhya region showed an example of tolerance to the whole
country. But when I dared to criticize, they responded with meanness, not
typical for men. First they divulged information that I was allegedly involved
in criminal actions and did not pay housing rent. In response I hung out a
receipt, which said that I paid even extra,” the governor told.

According to him, after that he received a letter from
the police governing body, which stated that ventilation flaws were detected in
the house he rents. The flaws caused deformation of some parts of the house and
the building must be dismantled. “But I am not going to leave the house,”
Chervonenko declared.

The governor considers that one of the causes of the conflict
was a fact that information was concealed from him, especially the case when “some
police officials called prostitutes before the New Year and when the latter asked
for payment, policemen put them on the floor and started to shoot at them; one
of the girls was wounded.”

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