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Kazakhstan does not admit fault for phosphorus accident

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2007


News / 24 July 2007 | 17:57

Kazakhstan does not admit fault for phosphorus accident

Kazakhstan does not admit fault for phosphorus accident

CEO of “Kazforfat” Ltd. Kayrat Shotbakov refutes accusations of technical malfunction of tanks with yellow phosphorus that derailed in Lviv region during their transportation from Kazakhstan to Poland.. He said that today in Kyiv during television space bridge.
”We do not admit accusations of technical malfunctions. Freight – yellow phosphorus was transported in such tanks that are in good technical order,” Shotbakov said.
“We are waiting for official expertise of interdepartmental commission in Ukraine,” he said, expressing regrets that Ukraine not immediately included representatives of company in composition of interdepartmental commission, investigating consequences of accident.

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Cabinet of Ministers postponed building laws till August

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2007


News / 24 July 2007 | 17:35

Cabinet of Ministers postponed building laws till August

Cabinet of Ministers postponed building laws till August

On August 16 the Cabinet of Ministers will consider four normative acts in the sphere of building. Deputy Minister of regional development and building Anatoliy Berkut stated at a press conference.According to him, the Government will consider the following draft bills: “On investment programs and building projects adoptions”, “On licensing of some kinds of economic activity in the sphere of building”, “On providing architecture-building control on the territory of Ukraine,” and “On responsibility for violation of the architectural activity”.

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Yatsenyuk insists on People’s deputy immunity cancelation

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News / 24 July 2007 | 17:00

Yatsenyuk insists on People's deputy immunity cancelation

Yatsenyuk insists on People’s deputy immunity cancelation

“Such notion as People’s deputy immunity exists only in the third world countries. I mean the countries with low level of education and medicine, with total unemployment. Do we want to build such a country?” one of the “Our Ukraine”-“People’s Self-Defense” leaders Arseny Yatsenyuk noted during today’s “Touch the People’s deputy!” action.

According to Yatsenyuk, People’s deputy immunity means no punishment.

“People’s deputies have expensive cars, registered on their drivers. They are not responsible for car accidents,” Yatsenyuk said.

“They register false companies and avoid taxes. There is no money in the state budget to pay worthy salaries and pensions to ordinary people. This is not the country we want to see,” he stressed.

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Tomenko: Not less than 20 parties and blocs will take part in elections

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2007


News / 24 July 2007 | 16:18

Not less than 20 parties and blocs will take part in elections

Tomenko: Not less than 20 parties and blocs will take part in elections

One of the BYuT leaders Mykola Tomenko predicts that during the early parliamentary elections not less than 20 parties and blocs will participate.

At the same time, according to the preliminary forecasts, not more than 5 political forces will win in the early elections.

The most intriguing question of present campaign concerns the presence of Socialists party in the composition of new parliament. Besides, Tomenko noted that conflict of the early elections will be the following: whether the governing coalition will be able to keep the power or BYuT and “Our Ukraine” will take again the authorities, “UNIAN” reports.

Speaking about new Government formation after the early elections and the candidates for the Prime Minister’s position, Tomenko noted that the main intrigue of the parties “Our Ukraine” and BYuT will depend on quantity of votes. He reminded that according to the earlier signed agreement between BYuT and “Our Ukraine”, that political party, which will win, will propose its candidate for the position of the Prime Minister.

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Tomenko: Idea on benefits cancellation is interesting but has not legal grounds

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News / 24 July 2007 | 15:50

Idea on benefits cancellation is interesting but has not legal grounds

Tomenko: Idea on benefits cancellation is interesting but has not legal grounds

Idea on cancellation of People’s deputies benefits is good but not in time and not professional. This idea is interesting but has no legal grounds. One of the BYuT leaders Mykola Tomenko said that in an interview.

Tomenko promises BYuT’s support in OU struggle against People’s deputies benefits, in case of systematic resolution of this problem. “This idea is not professional and not in time. The matter is that many politicians and officials have such a habit to speak about benefits cancellation during election campaign and to forget about it after elections. In case the President’s Secretariat, that is mainly “Our Ukraine”, wants to solve this problem systematically, then we can do it together,” he said.

Tomenko also noted that idea of voluntary refuse of OU from the people’s deputies benefits have no legal consequences. “You can sign as many applications as you want, but according to the Constitution you still have a right to use these benefits even if you do not want them,” he said.

Tomenko also commented on so called social TV advertising. “I consider attempt to exchange party advertising by social one is unacceptable. I warn both the President and the PR. At first they tried to present their political advertising as social. The difference is that social advertising is free of charge. After our remarks PR and then the President improved,” he stressed.

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Interior Ministry: Ukrainian medics have nothing to do with organs trade

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2007


News / 24 July 2007 | 15:22

Ukrainian medics have nothing to do with organs trade

Interior Ministry: Ukrainian medics have nothing to do with organs trade

Interior Ministry has no information about detained criminals who organized illegal organs transplantation in Kyiv private hospital.

The deputy Interior Ministry of Ukraine Mykola Kupyansky said that today at a press conference in Kyiv. He noted that Interior Ministry will keep investigating information, presented by Israeli police.

The matter concerns that the Israeli police revealed an international network, which organized an illegal donor organs transplantation in a private Kyiv hospital.

Two criminals were arrested in the Tel Aviv airport at first. In total, nine people were arrested on this case, including leading medical specialists in transplantation sphere.

According to the police, law enforcement agencies got on the tracks of the criminal group because of the announcement, which was publishedin Russian-language press, calling on peopleto becomekidney donors for a generous reward.

After the medical examination, candidates were taken to a private hospital in Kyiv, where donor renal transplantations were carried out. Every kidney was sold for 150 thousand dollars, UNIAN reports.

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Civil Assembly of Ukraine is being held in Kyiv

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2007


News / 24 July 2007 | 15:05

Civil Assembly of Ukraine is being held in Kyiv

Civil Assembly of Ukraine is being held in Kyiv

The Civil Assembly of Ukraine “Political crisis: position of civil society” has started its work in Kyiv. The aim of this action is to discuss the positions of the most active organizations of civil society from all regions of Ukraine regarding the reasons of political crisis occurrence, and elaboration of recommendations for politicians in order to escape political crisis. The main task of the Assembly is to determine the demands of society concerning the early parliamentary elections holding and the behavior of politicians after the elections.

The representatives of 350 civil organizations take part in the Assembly. The Assembly’s work is divided into three sections.

At the final plenary session of the Assembly the speech of the State Heads, the representatives of political forces, judicial power, and mass media are expected.

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Party of Region intend to be in coalition

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News / 24 July 2007 | 14:42

Party of Region intend to be in coalition

Party of Region intend to be in coalition

Composition of the political forces in the new parliament will be approximately the same as it was and the Party of Regions will be in the coalition. The People’s deputy of V convocation of the PR faction Borys Kolesnykov said it in Moscow.

According to him, “data of sociology show that in case the SPU overcomes 3% barrier, the composition of the VRU will not change much. At that Kolesnykov expressed hope that “all our partners will get in the parliament.” “In case it does not happen, today the PR and CPU have advantage over so called “oranges” forces,” he said

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