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Government will not allow economic destabilization

Posted by the Editor on April 11, 2007


News / 11 April 2007 | 17:30

Government will not allow economic destabilization

Government will not allow economic destabilization

“Government will do its best to prevent economic destabilization in the country,” Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych assured at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Cabinet press office reported.

The PM reported that the key task of the Government today to work out antirecessionary measures aiming to stop negative processes which had already been started in the economy of our state and would damage welfare of our citizens. “While celebrating Easter I has convoked the economic bloc of the Government and posed a problem to analyze situation in different spheres,” Viktor Yanukovych said.

According to the Prime Minister, today economic situation is developing just as in 2005. “Only then in 2005 it was not necessary to elaborate antirecessionary measures and restrain such situation, now the Government is working, fulfilling its duties,” Viktor Yanukovych emphasized.

Therefore, the Prime Minister is confident that it is necessary to spare no effort to extenuate negative consequences. In particular, to prevent strikes at enterprises because it is not a way for solving problems of the political crisis.

Viktor Yanukovych told about negative consequences in coal industry concerned with miners’ strikes in the 90s which had not been justified until now. “At the time in Ukraine coal production reached 226 million tons and today – about 80. Let us compare, what had been happened to this field,” the PM stated. Therefore, according to the Prime Minister, “Government will spare no effort to make the country live and function even under such conditions”.

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President meets Mario David of EPP

Posted by the Editor on April 11, 2007


News / 11 April 2007 | 16:40

President meets Mario David of EPP

President meets Mario David of EPP

Victor Yushchenko has met with Mario David, Vice President of the European People’s Party.

They spoke about how to resolve the political crisis in Ukraine and why it had erupted. The Ukrainian leader reiterated that an early parliamentary election was a democratic instrument enabling the nation to control its government. He thanked the party for support, President’s press office reported. 

Yushchenko and David discussed plans to tackle the Ukrainian issue at a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The President also welcomed the idea of a youth forum involving representatives of Ukraine’s and the European Union’s political parties before this year’s Ukraine-EU summit, scheduled to be held on September 14 in Kyiv.

Deputy Secretariat Chief of Staff Oleksandr Chalyy was present at the meeting

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President presents state awards

Posted by the Editor on April 11, 2007


News / 11 April 2007 | 16:20

President presents state awards

President presents state awards

Victor Yushchenko took part in a ceremony on Wednesday to honor Ukrainian inmates of the Nazi concentration camps, rocket scientists and journalists and editors of The Literary Ukraine with state awards, President’s press office informs.

In his speech to the victims of the totalitarian regime, the President said our society and government were indebted to those who suffered from “the tyranny of the two systems, German and Communist.” “These are the people that deserve the highest praise and esteem,” he said.

Speaking to rockets builders, who are celebrating their professional holiday tomorrow, Yushchenko said each citizen of Ukraine could be proud of our achievements in this science. He said a country having and developing high technologies could “conquer the global competitive market.”

“We have wonderful scientific and technological advantages and it is very important to make sure these advantages are used to benefit Ukraine and the nation for many years,” he said, calling those working in this branch of science Ukraine’s technical elite. “It is a pleasure to say that this branch is developing today and plays an important role in the national economy. Those international projects in which Ukraine participates show that our country’s authority is appreciated worldwide.”

The President then described The Literary Ukraine as a newspaper of “Ukraine’s concerned intelligentsia.”

“I understand perfectly well that The Literary Ukraine is the nerve of Ukraine’s life, and your work is obviously important to the country’s intelligentsia.”

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Party of Regions to ignore elections

Posted by the Editor on April 11, 2007


News / 11 April 2007 | 16:00

Party of Regions to ignore elections

Party of Regions to ignore elections

The Party of regions will not participate in elections on May 27. Yulia Kovalevskaya the representative of the Party of Regions told in Maydan, the Forum’s correspondent informs.

“Elections on May 27 are impossible. They will not take place at any circumstances,” she said.

According to her, the Party of Regions does not intend to obey the President’s decree and will wait for the Constitutional verdict.

Moreover, she noted that all events concerning the CC are inadmissible. “We won’t allow pressure on the Constitutional court,” she noted.

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President wants to stop vandals

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News / 11 April 2007 | 15:35

President wants to stop vandals

President wants to stop vandals

Victor Yushchenko has sent letters to Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko, Security Service Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (acting) and Interior Minister Vasyl Tsushko to complain about the growing number of vandal attacks on monuments honoring Ukraine’s heroes and war victims and Jewish graves.

The President is also worried there are more and more extremist groups in Ukraine and that their mainly young members are active like never before. Thus he demands the country’s law enforcement agencies take measures to catch and punish those committing such offences or inciting others to commit them, president’s press office reported.

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Poland and Lithuania are ready to be conciliators

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News / 11 April 2007 | 14:50

Poland and Lithuania are ready to be conciliators

Poland and Lithuania are ready to be conciliators

The Poland’s president Lech Kachinsky and the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus are ready to be conciliators between participants of political confrontation in Ukraine.

Kachinsky told today on the way to Riga where informal meeting of eight presidents of the EU counties takes place.

During the Orange revolution the Poland’s president of that time Alexander Kwasniewski and the Lithuania President Adamkus were conciliators in regulations of the political crisis in Ukraine.

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President sends letter to PG, security chief

Posted by the Editor on April 11, 2007


News / 11 April 2007 | 14:15

President sends letter to PG, security chief

President sends letter to PG, security chief

Victor Yushchenko has sent a letter to Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko and Security Service Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (acting) with a request to investigate last month’s privatization of Luganskteplovoz, president’s press office informs.

He said the State Property Fund had auctioned 76% of the company. Two buyers were allowed to take part in it but two were not. Russia’s Bryanskiy Mashinostroitelny Zavod (Bryansk Machine Building Plant) bought it for UAH 292.505 mln, even though the State Property Fund had originally expected to sell it for up to UAH 2 bln.

Thus the President wants them to find out whether the privatization was staged in line with the country’s laws.

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President writes letter to prosecutor general

Posted by the Editor on April 11, 2007


News / 11 April 2007 | 14:15

President writes letter to prosecutor general

President writes letter to prosecutor general

Victor Yushchenko has sent a letter to Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko with a demand to more effectively compel the observance of and obedience to anti-corruption laws, President’s press office reported.

The President said Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies failed to fight corruption effectively, catching mostly petty offenders representing local governments or self-governments, which “discredits the work of the law enforcement agencies.” Those officials are rarely punished and continue to perform their official duties despite criminal charges, and their impunity creates conditions for committing new corruption offences, he said.

Yushchenko believes the negligence of the country’s law enforcement agencies makes corruption in Ukraine thrive, posing a threat to national security and the stability of democratic institutions.

He asked Medvedko to personally inform him about results of the inspection.

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