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Yushchenko to ban privatization of gas transport system

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News / 20 February 2007 | 18:00

Yushchenko to ban privatization of gas transport system

Yushchenko to ban privatization of gas transport system

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko promises to sign a law that forbids privatization of gas transport system of Ukraine.

Yushchenko noted that he absolutely supports this document. “And not because it was a political reaction of the parliament to these events, but because it corresponds national interests,” the Head of the State said.

The President noted that he has never given authorities on negotiation concerning gas transport system. “I have given nobody authorities on negotiations concerning fate of gas transport system, neither the Prime Minister, nor the Energy Minister,” Yushchenko said, adding that he understands that Ukraine’s gas transport system is an element of national security.

The President warned that he will not allow any secret negotiations on this issue.

“If someone from the Government has revolutionary propositions, let him say them in public,” Yushchenko said.

At the same time, he noted the urgent necessity to form action plan of Ukrainian-Russian energy relations. According to him, this plan should be based on mutual national interests. In particular, the President considers perspective cooperation on development of new and extension of present transport opportunities of Ukraine on gas and oil transportation from Russia to Europe.

The President noted the necessity of more active position of Ukraine on the European energy market. “The Government should form such relations portfolio for the near future that would activate first of all transit role of Ukraine and level of energy security of the country,” Yushchenko noted.

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Yanukovych urges to the leadership of Chernihiv region to join for drafting regional and interregional programs

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News / 20 February 2007 | 17:45

Yanukovych urges to the leadership of Chernihiv region to join for drafting regional and interregional programs

Yanukovych urges to the leadership of Chernihiv region to join for drafting regional and interregional programs

The leadership of Chernihiv region shall more actively participate in drafting of regional and interregional programs at state level. Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych stressed during the meeting with administrative-executive representatives of Chernihiv region. “I would like to analyze what projects we could implement jointly both at local and regional level as well as at interregional”, the Head of Government noted, “Cabinet press office” reports.

As an example Viktor Yanukovych cited the interregional program “Voda Donbasa” (Donbas’ Water) implemented in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk regions.

“National assistance to Chernihiv region is necessary as this region can’t solve the problems accumulated for years”, the PM said. “Let us jointly work today and solve the problem issues”, the Prime Minister said addressing the leadership of Chernihiv region.

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The Parliament refused to consider question on housing communal services

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News / 20 February 2007 | 17:29

The Parliament refused to consider question on housing communal services

The Parliament refused to consider question on housing communal services

Today at the plenary session the Parliament refused to put on the agenda draft bill on changes introduction into the law on housing communal services, which BYuT faction insisted on. The ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Only 193 out of 226 necessary people’s deputies voted for consideration of this question.

In particular no one representative from the Party of region, CPU and SPU supported BYuT proposition.

The People’s deputies also voted against graft bill “On overcoming negative consequences of raise for housing-communal services tariffs”.

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Yanukovych to cancel all quotas for grain

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News / 20 February 2007 | 16:41

Yanukovych to cancel all quotas for grain

Yanukovych to cancel all quotas for grain

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych promises to cancel all quotas for grain export tomorrow at the Cabinet session. He told today at the meeting with administrative-economic group of Chernihiv region.

“Tomorrow there will be the Cabinet’s session, tomorrow we will make decision, cancel all quotas,” Yanukovych said.

In September 2006 the Cabinet of Ukraine introduced licensing for grain export and in October 2006 the Government adopted a resolution on export grain quotas.

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Ukraine imposed ban on poultry import from Moscow region

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News / 20 February 2007 | 16:10

Ukraine imposed ban on poultry import from Moscow region

Ukraine imposed ban on poultry import from Moscow region

The State department of veterinary medicine has temporarily imposed a ban on poultry import to Ukraine from the Moscow region (Russia Federation). Ban is caused by discovering of bird flu outburst in the Moscow region.

According to the State department of veterinary medicine, import of other goods from this territory should be carried out in accordance with veterinary import demands.

On January 31 the State department of the veterinary medicine imposed a ban on import of poultry and its products to Ukraine from the Krasnodar territory (RF).

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Government intends to increase financial support for military personnel

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News / 20 February 2007 | 15:47

Government intends to increase financial support for military personnel

Government intends to increase financial support for military personnel

In the nearest future the Cabinet of Ministers intends to adopt a decision on increasing financial support for military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych stated in interview to journalists in the urban village Desna of Chernihiv region, “Cabinet press office” informs.

“First of all, the matter concerns young officers and contractors. We will tackle this issue in the nearest future”, the PM stressed. The Prime Minister noted that financial provision of military personnel of the Armed Forces shall be nothing less than of military personnel of border service or interior forces.

Viktor Yanukovych said that reformation of the Armed Forces “much depends on financing and we can’t delay solving this issue”. The Prime Minister emphasized that it is also necessary to provide military personnel with lodging.

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Employers will “pay for" salaries in envelopes

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News / 20 February 2007 | 15:10

Employers will “pay for" salaries in envelopes

The Labour and Social policy Minister Mykhaylo Papiyev considers it necessary to extend responsibility of the employers for salary shadowing.

“Salary in envelopes is disgraceful fact. First of all such salary deprives an employee of possibility to protect his labour rights. In particular, it concerns salaries, bonuses, social guarantees and pensions. As an employee does not make contributions to social funds and an employer violates the law, not paying such contributions,” Papiyev said, UNIAN informed.

The Minister considers that one of the possible decisions is to carry out control by the state labour inspections, local authorities, law-enforcement bodies and trade unions. “Responsibility of employers should be strengthened,” he added.

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Yushchenko with his family to visit cinema

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News / 20 February 2007 | 14:33

Yushchenko with his family to visit cinema

Yushchenko with his family to visit cinema

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko will visit one of the Kyiv cinemas to watch film “for whole family” doubled in the Ukrainian language.

According to the press service of the Head of the State, this action will take place on occasion of International day of native language that will be marked on February 21.

In such way Yushchenko wants to attract attention of the Ukrainians to the question of the native language, preservation and provision for development of the Ukrainian language in culture industry.

The head of the President’s Secretariat Viktor Baloha, the vice PM of Ukraine Dmytro Tabachnyk, the first deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Ivan Vasyunik, the Culture and Tourism Minister Yury Bogudsky, the people’s deputy Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, the chairman of state service of cinematography Anna Chmil, the general director of “B&H” Jsc. Bohdan batrukh and the Ukrainian producer Oles Sanin are o invited to the film performance of “Charlotte’s web”.

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