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Martynyuk: Yushchenko forces Ukraine to NATO

Posted by the Editor on July 31, 2007


News / 31 July 2007 | 18:00

Yushchenko forces Ukraine to NATO

Martynyuk: Yushchenko forces Ukraine to NATO

Deputy chairman of the VRU of V convocation Adam Martynyuk considers that President of Ukraine and his people force Ukraine to join HATO. He said that today in scope of his visit in Rivne region, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to the press service of the VRU, Martynyuk expressed doubts concerning legal basis for early parliamentary elections.

Speaking about perspectives of Ukraine to join the EU, WTO and NATO, Martynyuk noted that developing international political, economic relations and military cooperation, it is necessary first of all to care about national interests of the country but not to obey somebody’s political order. According to him, President and his close people force Ukraine to NATO.

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Secretariat: Government does not cope with problems of agricultural complex

Posted by the Editor on July 31, 2007


News / 31 July 2007 | 17:45

Government does not cope with problems of agricultural complex

Secretariat: Government does not cope with problems of agricultural complex

Government has many problems in sphere of agricultural complex. First deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Olexander Shlapak said that today at a briefing, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Government has significant and system problems in agricultural complex,” he said.

According to Shlapak, for last half a year agricultural complex had no serious reforms. “Moreover, Ukraine will have unpleasant consequences due to limited grain export this year,” he said.

Shlapak noted that there are also problems on meat import. “We already have losses in amount of UAH 160 million because of nonpayment of VAT and corresponding customs payments, and correspondently we have putrescence of our Ukrainian animal husbandry,” he added.

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BYuT will form coalition with OU

Posted by the Editor on July 31, 2007


News / 31 July 2007 | 17:30

BYuT will form coalition with OU

BYuT will form coalition with OU

BYuT in the new parliament will form coalition with Our Ukraine, even if it gets 226 mandates. According to BYuT press-service, Yulia Tymoshenko declared about it on Inter TV channel.

According to Tymoshenko, her bloc considers three options of the new elected parliament. First option, she marked, when BYuT is independent with enough votes for making appointments and implement strategy for the development of the country.

However,she added, that “in this case we despite everything will create coalition with Our Ukraine.”

Second option, according to BYuT leader, when jointly Our Ukraine and BYUT get most places in VR and quickly form coalition. Tymoshenko expressed confidence that such coalition would work effectively and with high quality.

The third option is when democratic forces fail during the early elections: “If democratic forces fail to get the majority, our political force will stand in opposition”. She marked that “there would be no coalition of our political force with Party of regions in the new parliament, that is why I can not consider possible such development of the state where coalitions are created with maffia”.

“Maffia should be withdrawn from the politics, instead of creating coalitions with it”, – marked Tymoshenko.

In addition she declared that for adopting the new release of Constitution the approval of Verkhovna Rada is not required.

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Government is shown at its work defect

Posted by the Editor on July 31, 2007


News / 31 July 2007 | 17:07

Government is shown at its work defect

Government is shown at its work defect

First deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Olexander Shlapak declares that privatization program 2007 is not fulfilled. He said that today at a briefing, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Ukraine still observes so called “ordered” privatization and for last six months there was no one open tender (bids) which could contribute to long term investments,” he said.

According to Shlapak, the Government does not solve the privatization problem. “It is one of the Government’s shortage that must be solved.

Moreover, Shlapak noted that Government must solve problems on protection of the property and adoption of laws on joint stock companies, laws on deposit and registration activity and prevention of raiding.

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BYuT is sure that SPU blackmails PR

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News / 31 July 2007 | 16:42

BYuT is sure that SPU blackmails PR

BYuT is sure that SPU blackmails PR

People’s deputy of V convocation Oleh Lyashko (BYuT faction) considers that coalition of national unity was collapsed de facto when the President and the PM agreed on early parliamentary elections. He said that today in an interview to ForUm’s correspondent.
According to him, representatives of SPU blackmail Party of Regions by coalition collapse. It is proved by the fact that PR will participate in elections and SPU, knows about its loss, makes everything for elections not to take place. “SPU will not be able to change the situation as the PR is interested in these elections. PR hopes there will be less political forces in the new parliament and it will be easier to agree and to usurp power,” he said.

As a reminder, SPU considers that statements of some PR members concerning their refusal to participate in the VRU session, can contribute to loss of unity in the coalition. SPU does not exclude that it can lead to stop functioning of the coalition at all.

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Yanukovych does not see reasons for extraordinary VRU session

Posted by the Editor on July 31, 2007


News / 31 July 2007 | 16:10

Yanukovych does not see reasons for extraordinary VRU session

Yanukovych does not see reasons for extraordinary VRU session

For today there are no reasons for extraordinary VRU session. The PM of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that today in the scope of his visit to Yenakiyevo.

According to him, to hold session it is necessary definite grounds and yesterday I convinced the VRU chairman that there are no grounds for session now.

At that he also noted that “we reached understanding with Moroz and have no divergences concerning current situation in the country.”

Yanukovych also stated that it is necessary to create such conditions for elections that there will be impossible to dispute the results.

Answering the journalists question on possibility of 4th Yushchenko’s decree on VRU dissolution, Yanukovych said: “Grounds for elections must be legal and results of elections must be fixed.”

He also added that “we must not allow next political confrontation in Ukraine.”

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Bondar: Unprofessionalism of officials threatens Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on July 31, 2007


News / 31 July 2007 | 15:50

Unprofessionalism of officials threatens Ukraine

Bondar: Unprofessionalism of officials threatens Ukraine

The unprofessionalism of the leaders of the transportation ministry poses a threat to national security and may undermine Ukraine’s reputation as one of the world’s leading transit states, President Victor Yushchenko’s deputy chief of staff, Viktor Bondar, said on Tuesday, President’s press office reported.

Kazakhstan has started transit talks with Belarus, he said. Bondar called this fact the “first alarming ring,” as Ukraine might lose a big share of the transit market under Transportation Minister Mykola Rudkovsky. He said Rudkovsky and his ministry were “unable and reluctant to resolve problems with our partners.”

“There have been no final conclusions in the [July 16] chemical accident yet but the transportation ministry and the emergency ministry have already accused Kazakhstan of it,” he said. “Kazakhstan’s statement is a serious warning about Ukraine’s possible losses in this segment.”

Bondar described Ukraine’s transit capabilities as a “very important resource” because of the country’s favorable geographic location. He said the spill in the Lviv region showed there was “no systemic work” to optimize Ukraine’s transit potential, accusing the management of Ukrzaliznytsya and the leaders of the transportation ministry of losing “more and more” transit contracts annually.

Bondar insisted that the government must:
-suspend Rudkovsky and other leaders of the transportation ministry;
-audit the transportation ministry and Ukrzaliznytsya, and monitor the implementation of transportation programs,
-assign tasks to the ministers more clearly so that they do not accuse one another of their mistakes and failures.

“Without taking these measures the irresponsibility and negligence of the incumbent leadership of the abovementioned ministries will only deepen the threat to the nation’s interests and the country’s security,” he said.

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Vice PM Andry Klyuyev held sitting of committee on development of economics

Posted by the Editor on July 31, 2007


News / 31 July 2007 | 15:10

Vice PM Andry Klyuyev held sitting of committee on development of economics

Vice PM Andry Klyuyev held sitting of committee on development of economics

On July 30 sitting of the committee on development of economics branches headed by the vice PM Andry Klyuyev took place in Kyiv.

During the sitting a range of draft bills of Ukraine, regulations and orders of the Cabinet of Ministers have been considered, Cabinet press office reported.

The participants to the meeting have agreed on the project of regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers “On creation of Commission for military-technical policy and defense-industrial complex” which would enable increase of effectiveness in formation and carrying out state policy in the sphere of development and reforming of scientific-industrial potential of defense sphere, strengthening of Ukraine’s position on the international market of arming, improvement of economic state of defense branch.

Moreover, the sitting’s achievement was approval of draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers “On approval of the Concept of National target ecological program of radioactive waste handling”. Adoption of the document would afford development of the program, implementation of which could ensure systematic realization of state policy in the sphere of handling radioactive waste.

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