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Tymoshenko thanked Yushchenko for courage

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News / 29 May 2007 | 17:50

Tymoshenko thanked Yushchenko for courage

Tymoshenko thanked Yushchenko for courage

The BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko thanked the President Viktor Yushchenko for courage during resolution of the political crisis. She told today in the parliament.
“I would like to thank the President for his courageous acts like a real President of democratic country,” Tymoshenko said.
“I want to congratulate Ukraine on early parliamentary elections and also thank all politicians including heads of the state, who have agreed, relieved tension in the society and allowed Ukraine to work,” she said.

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Court rules in Yushchenko’s favor

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News / 29 May 2007 | 17:19

Court rules in Yushchenko's favor

Court rules in Yushchenko’s favor

The Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal has rescinded last week’s ruling by the Solomyansky Court to reinstate Svyatoslav Piskun as Ukraine’s top prosecutor, Deputy Secretariat Chief of Staff Ihor Pukshyn said on Tuesday, president’s press office informed.

“I think Piskun’s friends have tripped him up. I think that an official seeking to be Ukraine’s prosecutor general should not use criminal rulings to restore his right to hold this office,” he said.

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Davydovych: CEC should not consist of politicians

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News / 29 May 2007 | 16:42

CEC should not consist of politicians

Davydovych: CEC should not consist of politicians

The chairman of the Central Election Commission Yaroslav Davydovych calls the VRU and the heads of the State to make changes into CEC composition taking into consideration not political but professional point of view.

“I call the VRU and heads of the country to cast away politics. The CEC should consist of professionals,” he said.

He reminded that in 2004 the CEC was formed of political representatives and that commission had worked only for seven months.
Davydovych considers that interests of the political forces in the CEC can be defended by their representatives with right of advisory vote.

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Parliament to consider three urgent questions

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News / 29 May 2007 | 16:19

Parliament to consider three urgent questions

Parliament to consider three urgent questions

Three questions are put on the agenda of parliament work, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

First of all, People’s Deputies will consider the draft resolution on voting results acknowledgement concerning the laws of Ukraine adopted by the VRU from April 3 till May 29 of the current year.

Besides, People’s Deputies will consider the draft resolution on recognition the not valid acts, according to the VRU.

Also, the question on introducing changes in to the law on the CEC is put on the agenda.

The parliament session starts at 16.00.

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UNO celebrates Peacekeepers Day

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News / 29 May 2007 | 15:31

UNO celebrates Peacekeepers Day

UNO celebrates Peacekeepers Day

On May 29 the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is marked world wide, it was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2002 upon Ukraine’s initiative. Cabinet press office reported.

Officially this day is marked in Ukraine since 2003. In 2007 Ukraine marks 15 years of participation in UN peace maintaining operations.

There are 560 Ukrainians among 100,000 strong UN peacekeeping army. Ukrainians are taking part in seven UN peacekeeping operations: in Georgia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Liberia, Sudan and Timor-Leste.

In particular, over 300 Ukrainian servicemen are taking part in the UN Mission in Liberia and near 200 officers and civil police personnel are serving in Kosovo.

Ukraine’s participation in UN peacekeeping operation gives positive results, including strengthening the authority of the state, creating favorable climate for establishment and facilitation of bilateral economic cooperation with relevant countries and attaining a valuable professional experience by servicemen.

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Opposition dismantles stage on European Square

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News / 29 May 2007 | 14:52

Opposition dismantles stage on European Square

Opposition dismantles stage on European Square

“Our Ukraine” dismantles a stage on the European Square in the center of Kyiv.

Press service of “Our Ukraine” informs, referring to the first chairman deputy of “Our Ukraine” party, Igor Zhdanov.

According to him, yesterday the decision concerning stage dismantling on the European Square was made, as the political agreements on political crisis overcoming and early parliamentary elections on September 30 had been reached at the night from Saturday to Sunday, UNIAN reports.

“We hope that the situation will be developed thus: today the President has suspended the decree, appropriate alterations to the election legislation will be voted in two days, and then the interparty congresses of “Our Ukraine” and BYuT blocks will take place, where People’s Deputies will resign their powers. The early election will be held on September 30,” he foresees.

“Thus, the need for a stage on the European square disappears. We consider it necessary to act now with political methods, and not the street methods,” Zhdanov noted.

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VRU is responsible for the fulfillment of Sunday’s agreement

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News / 29 May 2007 | 14:23

VRU is responsible for the fulfillment of Sunday's agreement

VRU is responsible for the fulfillment of Sunday’s agreement

The President Victor Yushchenko believes the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is now responsible for the fulfillment of Sunday’s agreements to hold early parliamentary elections, his chief of staff, Viktor Baloha, said on Tuesday. Having suspended his dissolution decree, the president wants lawmakers to adopt their early poll package and pass a few economic bills, he added, president’s press office informs.

Baloha said they must demonstrate their readiness to fulfill compromises and described today’s and tomorrow’s parliamentary sessions as a “political responsibility test.” He said Yushchenko would sign these bills without delay. “The head of state has demanded that these documents to be immediately sent to him.”

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PR: Elections will take place after October 28

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News / 29 May 2007 | 13:52

Elections will take place after October 28

PR: Elections will take place after October 28

The PR people’s deputy Volodymyr Sivkovych considers the parliamentary elections will take place not early than October 28. He told today in an interview to ForUm’s correspondent.

According to him, political crisis is not over yet. “I think it is only regulation of the armed conflict that might begin. The negotiation should be continued as in Yushchenko’s conduct, he has no intention for any compromises. According to him, the fact the President shook hands with Yanukovych and Moroz before the journalists does not mean anything. He opines it is possible everything with such politician as Yushchenko and coalition is on the alert.

As to the early parliamentary elections, they will take place not earlier than October 28 “in the view of many reasons,” he said without explanations.

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