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President introduces Crimean envoy

Posted by the Editor on February 22, 2007


News / 22 February 2007 | 17:52

President introduces Crimean envoy

President introduces Crimean envoy

Victor Yushchenko has arrived in Simferopol to introduce his new Crimean envoy, Viktor Shemchuk, to the autonomous republic’s leadership, President’s press office informs.

“The President of Ukraine and his regional representatives will always be a stabilizing factor and will always work to achieve national unity,” he said.

Mr. Shemchuk said his main objective was “to unite the Crimean community, promote the rule of law and ensure that constitutional rights of the Crimean citizens are observed.”

The President said the “excessive politicization” of all aspects of life “impedes Crimea’s stable progress:””The problem is not in your potential but in other things. We have deeply politicized all processes in Crimea.”

He said the Crimean peninsula “plays a very important role in Ukraine’s national context.” “I understand how important Crimea is in our society and politics as an integral part of Ukraine with its many problems which result in speculations, specific political opinions and public sentiments,” he said.

The President urged the Crimean government to introduce reforms, particularly to achieve economic growth.

“We must find compromises. There are lots of challenges in Crimea today,” he said.

Mr. Yushchenkosaidtoday’s visit to Crimea was aimed at developing his active dialogue with society. He wants the republican government to present a plan to develop the region and discuss how the central government, the President in particular, can help it.

“If you need the President to resolve this or that problem, see me as your partner.”

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Ukraine and Russia approach their positions in determination of state border line in Sea of Azov

Posted by the Editor on February 22, 2007


News / 22 February 2007 | 17:29

Ukraine and Russia approach their positions in determination of state border line in Sea of Azov

Ukraine and Russia approach their positions in determination of state border line in Sea of Azov

During negotiations into delimitation of the Sea of Azov, the Black Sea and the Kerch Strait delegations of Ukraine and Russia have approached their positions on the issue of the line of state border in the Sea of Azov, “Cabinet press office” informs.

Chief of the Ukrainian delegation, Roving Ambassador Viktor Kirik noted that the 26th round of negotiations was productive and successful and the parties have created good grounds to tackle the issue more specifically during the next round of negotiations in Moscow.

Russian delegation head, Roving Ambassador Valeriy Kenyaikin said the parties had neared their positions on determination of the borderline in northern and southern sections of the Sea of Azov. The parties have also agreed to create a joint working group and charge it to complete drafting the text of a consolidated draft agreement between Ukraine and Russia on the Ukrainian – Russian state borderline in the Sea of Azov by end of April.

On March 26, 2007 the parties have agreed to exchange coordinates of initial points with referring to cartographic materials, which are used for calculation of the middle line.

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President wants no language speculations

Posted by the Editor on February 22, 2007


News / 22 February 2007 | 16:40

President wants no language speculations

President wants no language speculations

Victor Yushchenko called on Ukrainian politicians to end speculative discussions about the status of the Russian language during his meeting with Crimea’s leadership on Thursday, President’s press office informs.

The President said there was no such term as regional language in Ukraine’s constitution. He believes we should speak about how to use minority languages, not about their status.

“The status will not help resolve this problem but will result in a political standoff,” he said.

Mr. Yushchenko described the Ukrainian language as a foundation of the nation’s integrity. He said the Ukrainian constitution, whose language provisions are “clearly European,” says the only state language in Ukraine is Ukrainian.

“Minority languages, Russian in particular, are given conditions to develop by the state,” he said.

The President asked politicians to adhere to the country’s language laws. Otherwise, he said, it will lead to misunderstandings which are used by “thosepoliticians who not want to see Ukraine united.”

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People’s deputies did not confirm Korol to the post

Posted by the Editor on February 22, 2007


News / 22 February 2007 | 15:51

People's deputies did not confirm Korol to the post

People’s deputies did not confirm Korol to the post

The people’s deputies of Ukraine did not confirm candidature of Viktor Korol to the head of the SBU post. The ForUm’s correspondent informs.

190 deputies out of 226 necessary voted for Korol appointment.

Party of Region gave 0 votes, BYuT -117 votes, OU -76, SPU- 0, CPU -0 and out factional -2 votes.

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VR did not confirm Ohryzko in office

Posted by the Editor on February 22, 2007


News / 22 February 2007 | 15:35

VR did not confirm Ohryzko in office

VR did not confirm Ohryzko in office

The People’s deputies did not confirm Volodymyr Ohryzko to the Foreign Minister post. The ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Only 196 deputies out of 226 necessary voted for Ohryzko appointment.

Party of Region gave 0 votes, BYuT -117 votes, Our Ukraine – 77, SPU- 0, CPU -0, out factional -2 votes.

The vice speaker of the parliament declared that the parliament asks the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko to submit a new candidature to the post of the Foreign Minister.

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Yanukovych: Any aggravation of the political situation can negatively affect economic and social situation in the country

Posted by the Editor on February 22, 2007


News / 22 February 2007 | 15:10

Any aggravation of the political situation can negatively affect economic and social situation in the country

Yanukovych: Any aggravation of the political situation can negatively affect economic and social situation in the country

Answering the journalists’ questions on attempts of the opposition groups to upset work of the Verkhovna Rada, Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych expressed his negative attitude to such processes, “Cabinet press office” informed.

“To my mind, any aggravation of the political situation negatively affects stability concerned, in its turn, with the economy and solving of many social problems”, the Prime Minister said.

As the Prime Minister noted, those political forces which appeal today to democracy by word of mouth, actually break the laws of Ukraine, principles of democracy and politicize the situation in the country.

“Democracy implies order, first of all. And those who refer themselves to great democrats violate the principles of democracy today. But we will uphold these principles”, Viktor Yanukovych stressed.

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Ukraine’s Ambassador to Sweden discusses bipartite cooperation with Swedish Foreign Minister

Posted by the Editor on February 22, 2007


News / 22 February 2007 | 14:42

Ukraine's Ambassador to Sweden discusses bipartite cooperation with Swedish Foreign Minister

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Sweden discusses bipartite cooperation with Swedish Foreign Minister

A meeting between Ukraine’s Ambassador to Sweden Anatoliy Ponomarenko and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt saw consideration of bipartite cooperation and Sweden’s support of European bids of Ukraine, particularly in the context of future leadership of Sweden in the EU in 2009, “Cabinet press office” informed.

The parties admitted to intensify bipartite dialogue and discussed gearing up to a series of joint events, including a visit of Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt to Ukraine.

Anatoliy Ponomarenko stated his gratitude to Carl Bildt for support of EuroIntegration bids of Ukraine. The parties also bargained on further support of development of trade and economic investment cooperation between the countries.

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Party of Regions called opposition mob

Posted by the Editor on February 22, 2007


News / 22 February 2007 | 14:00

Party of Regions called opposition mob

Party of Regions called opposition mob

The Party of Regions faction declares that opposition factions realize scenario on breakdown of the Ukrainian state. The people’s deputy, a member of the party of regions Mykhaylo Chechetov told, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Political stability and economic development are subjected to breakdown attempt. With this purpose the opposition carries out anti governmental campaign, and yesterday opposition planned destroying antiparliamentary actions by new stage of anti stabilization scenario,” he noted.

According to Chechetov, henceforth opposition can be called hooligans and mobs. “We are sure law enforcement bodies will react on these actions and will take appropriate measures,” he said.

The deputy considers that opposition intends to deceive its people again using populist slogans in order to win the power.

Chechetov is convinced that the objective of the opposition is to dismiss the parliament and to gain political revenge.

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