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Kuchma predicts double elections in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on July 3, 2007


News / 3 July 2007 | 17:45

Kuchma predicts double elections in Ukraine

Kuchma predicts double elections in Ukraine

Ex President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma does not exclude that in 2010 there will be early parliamentary and presidential elections. He said today in an interview, the ForUm’s correspondent informed.Kuchma considers that early elections scheduled for September 30, 2007 will solve crisis “not totally”. Some politicians follow only one goal: to return the power.. Moreover it is done under Constitution violations. I think the whole elite will stay at their places, and political forces will be the same we have now,” Kuchma said.

The question is: “Where is the way out? In new elections, Kuchma noted.

“Early elections can be expected in 2010. It is necessary to elect new parliament and new President –on the basis of new Constitution in case it will be adopted,” he considered.

“But I stand for parliamentary-presidential system to remain, it is only necessary to overcome current confrontations,” he added.

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Parliament’s vacation can be interrupted?

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News / 3 July 2007 | 17:20

Parliament’s vocation can be interrupted?

Parliament’s vacation can be interrupted?

In the nearest days an extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine may be held. VRU chairman Olexander Moroz stated.According to him, 162 signatures have been already gathered with the demands to hold the extraordinary session. “I have 162 signatures of the People’s deputies who demand to hold the extraordinary session,” the speaker noted.

Besides, according to Moroz, there is commission to him as to the VRU speaker on behalf of the People’s deputies to hold the extraordinary session in the case of exigency. Moroz said that exigency may occur in different cases. There are also different variants of extraordinary session holding and different question, which may be discussed during that session, including the questions on political reform and amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine.

At the same time, Moroz didn’t tell any concrete dates of an extraordinary VRU session holding.

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Yanukovych is not interested in CCU opinion

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News / 3 July 2007 | 16:41

Yanukovych is not interested in CCU opinion

Yanukovych is not interested in CCU opinion

The Cabinet of Ukraine withdrew its submission from the CCU concerning correspondence with the Constitution of appointment procedure the PM, Foreign Minister and Defense Minister. Text of the corresponding resolution signed by the PM Viktor Yanukovych is publicized on the Government portal, the ForUm’s correspondent informed..In particular, the Cabinet by its submission of October 3, 2006 asked the CCU to give official explanation concerning article 83, in accordance with which the coalition in the VRU submits proposition to the President on PM and Government candidatures, UNIAN informed.

Moreover, the Cabinet wanted to get official answer concerning authorities of the VRU to appoint the PM, Foreign Minister and Defense Minister.

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Yushchenko changed composition of NSDC

Posted by the Editor on July 3, 2007


News / 3 July 2007 | 15:55

Yushchenko changed composition of NSDC

Yushchenko changed composition of NSDC

President Viktor Yushchenko by his decree has included Prosecutor General Olexander Medvedko in the National Security and Defense Council, replacing Viktor Shemchuk. This is stated on the official President’s site, “UNIAN” reports.As a reminder, Yushchenko by his decree re-appointed Sviatoslav Piskun to the position of Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

On May 24 Yushchenko by his decree discharged Sviatoslav Piskun and appointed Shemchuk as an acting Prosecutor General.

On June 1 Yushchenko renewed a decree from November 4, 2005 “On Medvedko appointment as Prosecutor-General of Ukraine”.

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BYuT to protect cultural establishments from Chernovetskiy

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News / 3 July 2007 | 14:50

BYuT to protect cultural establishments from Chernovetskiy

BYuT to protect cultural establishments from Chernovetskiy

BYuT expresses indignation concerning the barbarian elimination of cultural life in the capital of Ukraine by mayor Chernovetskiy and controlled majority in Kyiv city council, Yulia Tymoshenko press service reported.

“Actually the clan of Chernovetskiy started cheeky and impertinent raid at capital artists. We fully understand the disturbance of artists with the current situation. With all the responsibility we declare that they are taken under our guardianship and will be provided with necessary legal, political and information support”, – BYuT statement says.

After the letter of artists to the country’s political leaders, BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko had conducted a meeting where it was decided that Volodymyr Yavorivskiy would take care of the problem.

“We declare that we will do our best to prevent every gallery, every cultural establishment of Kyiv from the raids of vandals of Kyiv mayor”, – underlines Yulia Tymoshenko bloc.

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Spain recognized Holodomor in Ukraine genocide

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News / 3 July 2007 | 14:20

Spain recognized Holodomor in Ukraine genocide

Spain recognized Holodomor in Ukraine genocide

The congress members of Kingdom of Spain recognized Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine an act of Ukrainian people genocide. The press service of People’s deputy Sergiy Bychkov with reference to deputy speaker of Congress Ignacio Hilem Lazaro informs.

According to Hilem Lazaro, who is the head of Interparliamentary group of Spain-Ukraine friendship, a corresponding decision was made on June 25.

In his turn head of the VRU group on interparliamentary relations with Kingdom of Spain Buchkov noted that “in such way the historical justice is being established, and at the level of modern relations with Spain, new possibilities are being opened for cooperation, in particular in humanitarian sphere”.

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President sends letter to PM

Posted by the Editor on July 3, 2007


News / 3 July 2007 | 14:00

President sends letter to PM

President sends letter to PM

President Viktor Yushchenko on Tuesday sent a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych with a request to ensure thatbudget programs aimed at supporting Ukrainian students are fully financed, President’s press office reported.

“Today some budget programs to support students are insufficiently financed,” he said, adding that the Government gave no or little money to repair student dormitories, buy transportation cards and develop sports infrastructure for students.

Yushchenko asked Yanukovych to make sure that the above-mentioned programs are financed “fully and on time” and instruct the Finance Ministry to change its monthly budget schedule to distribute the funds more proportionately during the year.

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Sivec: West will not use Ukraine for pressure on Russia

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News / 3 July 2007 | 13:33

West will not use Ukraine for pressure on Russia

Sivec: West will not use Ukraine for pressure on Russia

The vice-President of the European Parliament Marek Sivec calls 2020 a real date of Ukraine’s accession to the European Union, but at the same time considers that this term can be reduced. He told on Monday the Ukrainian BBC service.

“I asked International observers to form positive scenario for Ukraine and they called this date that is quite successful. But nobody liked it Somebody began to consider this date real. So do I,” he said.

At the same time he opined that this term may be less. “Taking into consideration my experience I see that process of Euro integration sometimes becomes political. “We can change conditions of extension and Ukraine should be ready for this,” Sivec noted.

The vice-President of the European Parliament does not agree with some statements of Russian politicians that Ukraine after accedence to NATO will be used by the Alliance as political tool for pressure on Russia. NATO has never used any country for pressure on Russia. Russia is a partner of NATO,” Sivec said.

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