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Ukrainian and Slovak Governments agree on intensification of cooperation

Posted by the Editor on February 26, 2007


News / 26 February 2007 | 17:46

Ukrainian and Slovak Governments agree on intensification of cooperation

Ukrainian and Slovak Governments agree on intensification of cooperation

Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych made a statement, which was a result of his meeting with his Slovak counterpart, Prime Minister Robert Fico and where he stressed on the need to intensify the dialogue between Ukraine and Slovakia on governmental level, “Cabinet press office” informed.

Today’s talks have brought common conviction that our relations should acquire a more intensified character, Prime Minister admitted.

The Head of Ukrainian Government noted the meeting has led to the mutual agreement on the run-up for intergovernmental commission sitting which is to be held in three month, not later.

According to Prime Minister, this period is enough for the experts of both sides, on all levels and in all directions of economics branches to work out propositions and prepare necessary documents to solve the issues, the subject for today’s discussion.

Speaking with media people concerning possibility to increase energy carrier supplies from Ukraine to Slovakia mentioned during the talks, Viktor Yanukovych informed that on the level of government heads a political decision had been taken. After the technical issues are addressed, decisions concerning volumes and terms of supply will be timely.

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Ukraine’s President gives interview to Rustavi 2

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News / 26 February 2007 | 16:18

Ukraine's President gives interview to Rustavi 2

Ukraine’s President gives interview to Rustavi 2

Victor Yushchenko’s interview with Georgia’s Rustavi 2 on Monday focused on political and economic issues, particularly Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations and cooperation within the Commonwealth of Independent States. Speaking about how to develop the country’s ties with Georgia, the President said his government was ready to help resolve the conflict in Abkhazia, President’s press office informs.

He praised relations between Ukraine and Georgia and added that the two countries “see many important issues alike.”

“We are building our future very similarly: we want to integrate into the European Union; our strategic goal is NATO membership; we seek to develop regional cooperation and promote values of freedom and democracy,” he said.

Rustavi 2 is a popular television company in Georgia.

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Ukrainian – US interagency consultations in Washington deal with priorities of relations

Posted by the Editor on February 26, 2007


News / 26 February 2007 | 14:14

Ukrainian - US interagency consultations in Washington deal with priorities of relations

Ukrainian – US interagency consultations in Washington deal with priorities of relations

Priorities of relations between Ukraine and the United States were tackled during interagency consultations, which wound up in Washington. A Ukrainian delegation to the consultations were led by Ukrainian Ambassador to the USA Oleh Shamshur and an American delegation by Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried and Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Daniel Sullivan, “Cabinet press office” informs.

According to Ukrainian Ambassador Oleh Shamshur, the parties focused on stepping up bipartite trade-economic cooperation, energy security, realization of the Threshold Program of rooting out corruption and drafting proposals within the framework of further cooperation with the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

The delegations have also discussed issues regarding the development of relations between Ukraine and NATO. The discussion in this domain was focused on implementation of the annual Target Plan within the framework of the Ukraine – NATO Action Plan and holding information campaigns about Alliance activities.

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“Our Ukraine” promises not to ‘trip up” BYuT

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News / 26 February 2007 | 13:35

“Our Ukraine” promises not to ‘trip up” BYuT

The chairman of the council of “Our Ukraine” Viktor Baloha confirms that “Our Ukraine” and BYuT in case of early elections will separately participate in them.

“I want to note that in case of early elections “Our Ukraine” and BYuT will stand for elections separately. There is no a single word about one list in Agreement,” Baloha said.

According to the press office of “Our Ukraine”, Baloha noted that during negotiations signing of agreement, the matter concerned mutual respect and tolerant election campaign. Between BYuT and “Our Ukraine”.

“I am convinced that in case of early elections none of these two factions will “trip up” to each other,” he said.

According to him, “one should learn by previous mistakes.”

On February 24 “Our Ukraine” and BYuT factions signed an Agreement on joint opposition.

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Delegation of European Parliament visiting Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on February 26, 2007


News / 26 February 2007 | 12:20

Delegation of European Parliament visiting Ukraine

Delegation of European Parliament visiting Ukraine

On February 26 – March 1 the delegation of the European Parliament will be in Ukraine for participation in the 9th session of the committee on parliamentary cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union.

According to the press office of the VRU, the 9th session will take place on February 27 in Kyiv. The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Olexander Moroz will open the session.

This day the meetings of the delegation of the European Parliament with the PM of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the head of the President’s Secretariat Viktor Baloha are planned.

On February 28 the members of the delegation will visit Donetsk. The visit foresees meeting with heads of Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Luhansk regions; visiting “Mine by Zasyadko” and “Donetsk metallurgical plant”.

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Yanukovych: Parliament might elect President in 2009

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News / 26 February 2007 | 11:40

Parliament might elect President in 2009

Yanukovych: Parliament might elect President in 2009

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych does not exclude that in 2009 the President will be elected by the parliament. He told yesterday in an interview, answering the question whether next presidential elections are national or takes place in the parliament.

“Both variants are possible,” Yanukovych told, having noted that it is hard to answer this question now.

“I suppose much will depend on position of the President and the opposition,” he added.

As to the coalition on this question, according to Yanukovych, it sticks only to one principle – retention of stability in society and state.

“If it is against the President’s wish, it means destabilization of the situation. We won’t do so,” Yanukovych said.

At the same time, according to Yanukovych, if the President becomes a destabilizing factor, then one should not exclude union of coalition and opposition “after all, it is known that BYuT aspires to propose its leader for next presidential elections,” he added.

But Yanukovych noted that coalition “casts aside” such scenario development at all.

“If the elections are national, the Party of Regions will propose its candidature, who has corresponding rate,” Yanukovych said.

As to possibility of early parliamentary elections, Yanukovych noted that both he and the Party of Regions stand against them as any early elections destabilize situation in the country and do not bring any use.

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Ukraine and EU to discuss cooperation on energy

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News / 26 February 2007 | 10:59

Ukraine and EU to discuss cooperation on energy

Ukraine and EU to discuss cooperation on energy

On March 1-2 the joint session of subcommittee 4 “Energy, transport, nuclear security and ecology” of the committee on cooperation between Ukraine and the EU will take place in Brussels.

In the scope of the session it is planned to discuss preparation to adoption of “European energy policy”, directions of technical assistance to Ukraine and progress achieved within mutual working groups between Ukraine and the EU on markets integration of energy and gas, on nuclear security and on energy effectiveness and renewable energy sources, UNIAN informs.

Among the questions on cooperation in transport sphere special attention will be paid to development of transport policy of the EU. The other questions on the agenda are discussion of the ecology policy of the EU and international and regional cooperation on preservation of the environment.

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EBRD buys shares of company exploring and extracting gas in Ukraine

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News / 26 February 2007 | 10:05

EBRD buys shares of company exploring and extracting gas in Ukraine

EBRD buys shares of company exploring and extracting gas in Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has bought 5.2% share parcel of the company Cadogan Petroleum, registered in the United Kingdom, which is engaged in exploring and developing gas fields in Ukraine, the EBRD press service reported.

In the future the EBRD is likely to increase its parcel up to 10%.

The company means to implement the improved technology of drilling, which would allow extract gas from over 5,500-meter depth, as well as breakdown technology, which would allow to significantly enhance productivity of wells and oil and gas extraction coefficient, Cabinet press office informed.

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