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BYuT promises to give 50% places in future Government

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2007


News / 31 August 2007 | 13:25

BYuT promises to give 50% places in future Government

BYuT promises to give 50% places in future Government

BYuT plans to give 50% of places in future Government to its allies from OU-PSD bloc regardless how many votes each bloc will have. Olexander Turchynov the head of BYuT election headquarter said that in an interview.

He confirmed that BYuT plans to get 36% of electors in order to get 226 seats in the parliament. “We will not break our agreements. In case we get 226 votes in the parliament, it will be possible to work fair and calm in the parliament,” he said.

“Even if we get 336 votes, we will give 50% of Government positions to our allies,” he said.

Turchynov repeated once more that People’s deputies from BYuT who resigned would not participate in “sabbath” during VRU session scheduled for September 4.

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Ceremonial opening of IV VRU session to take place on Tuesday

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2007


News / 31 August 2007 | 13:00

Ceremonial opening of IV VRU session to take place on Tuesday

Ceremonial opening of IV VRU session to take place on Tuesday

Press service of the VRU informs that ceremonial opening of the IV session of the VRU of V convocation will take place on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 10 a.m.

Moreover, on September 3 there will be session of Conciliation council of the VRU.

As ForUm informed earlier, Olexander Moroz declared on convocation of extraordinary VRU session. According to him, draft bills on changes to the Constitution concerning cancellation of the People’s deputies immunity and benefits, impeachment, rights of local authorities are going to be considered at this session. Moroz started sending invitation letters to People’s deputies for participation in the extraordinary VRU session. OU and BYuT refused to participated in the session. PR and CPU supported Moroz’s idea.

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Ukraine can assist Belarus in Nuclear power station construction

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2007


News / 31 August 2007 | 12:30

Ukraine can assist Belarus in Nuclear power station construction

Ukraine can assist Belarus in Nuclear power station construction

Head of main department of perspective development and investments of Energy Ministry of Belarus Vladimir Bobrov does not exclude that contract construction organizations from Ukraine, Russia or Lithuania will be involved in building of Nuclear power station. He said that yesterday at a press conference in Minsk.

At that he noted that Belarus would intend to realize project by forces of its own construction-assembly complex. “In case it is not enough, Belarus will address organizations of other countries. Ukraine, Russia and Lithuania have the biggest experience,” he said.

Belarus is supposed to start construction of Nuclear power station in 2008 and finish by 2018.

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Zvarych: It is impossible to recall 300 People’s deputies on September 4

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2007


News / 31 August 2007 | 11:51

It is impossible to recall 300 People's deputies on September 4

Zvarych: It is impossible to recall 300 People’s deputies on September 4

“In case there are less than 300 People’s deputies, the Verkhovna Rada has no authority. It is provided by the Constitutional Court ruling. I am sure that the “anti-crisis” coalition members understand that it is impossible to recall 300 People’s deputies in the VRU today,” the “Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense” representative in the CEC Roman Zvarych said one air of the 5th channel.

“I don’t understand what our opponents are talking about. The Verkhovna Rada of the fifth convocation will never have 300 People’s deputies anymore,” he emphasized, adding that it is impossible to replace People’s deputies from OU and BYuT factions’ elections lists

Answering the journalist question on statements of PR and SPU, Zvarych noted that maybe they did not read Constitutional court decision which says that VRU has no right to take any decisions in case of absence of 300 People’s deputies in the VRU.

“That was the reason for the President to sign a corresponding decree and announce early parliamentary elections,” he said. “If political parties of the “anti-crisis” coalition are going to participate in these elections, it means they agree with such decree,” Zvarych noted.

Commenting on Yanukovych’s proposal to hold public hearings on the draft state budget 2008, Roman Zvarych noted: “Surely, nobody forbids to hold such hearings or to give experts’ estimations. It is clear that it is just PR of the Party of Regions. I am sure that this draft budget contains extreme social parameters, the Party of Regions will try to use them for its advertising.”

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Yushchenko promised to return land for villagers

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2007


News / 31 August 2007 | 11:24

Yushchenko promised to return land for villagers

Yushchenko promised to return land for villagers

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko promised to rerun lands for people from Schastlyve and Hora villages who picketing at boryspil highway with demand to return their land. He said that yesterday on the way to Kyiv from Kharkiv, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Yushchenko informed that a month ago he charged judicial department of the President’s Secretariat together with regional Prosecutor’s Office to clear the situation concerning people’s land.

According to Yushchenko, investigations showed that one of the judges alone made a decision to take away one thousand hectare of land from almost 500 citizens.

Yushchenko noted that it is a crime and there are all grounds for restoration of justice. President noted that on August 31 Kyiv appeal court would consider this case and majority of people’s rights would be restored. The second court hearing will take place in early September to restore people in their right for land.

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Yanukovych left for Crimea

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2007


News / 31 August 2007 | 10:55

Yanukovych left for Crimea

Yanukovych left for Crimea

Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych pays two-day visit to Crimea. PM is expected to participate in ceremonial opening of new building of main library in Simferopol and participate in holiday “Day of Knowledge” in one of Yalta schools.

Yanukovych is also going to hold a meeting with administrative-economic department in Crimea and to participate in “ceremony of welding” of the first weld on the place of future gas pipeline “Sovetskoe-Belogorsk”.

Simferopol authorities ordered to take all garbage and dumps away from the roadsides the PM is expected to go.

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President signed the petition against immunity

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2007


News / 31 August 2007 | 10:37

President's press office

President signed the petition against immunity

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko became the millionth person to have signed the petition against the immunity of members of parliament in Kharkiv.

“It was an honour for me to be the millionth person to sign the petition against the legislative immunity and I am also happy that hundreds, thousands, millions of Ukrainians insists on the repeal of immunity,” the President  said in his interview in Kharkiv, president’s press office informed.

The Head of State is sure that citizens’ active position in favour of immunity repeal is a very right step. “It means the nation understands that via the repeal of immunity we are moving towards equality of the citizens,” Viktor Yushchenko said.

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President: Parliament cannot work on the budget-2008

Posted by the Editor on August 31, 2007


News / 31 August 2007 | 10:11

Parliament cannot work on the budget-2008

President: Parliament cannot work on the budget-2008

Yesterday in Kharkiv President Viktor Yushchenko said the session that some politicians want to hold on September 4 is illegitimate as well as the Parliament of the 5th convocation, according to President’s press office.

“I think the central authority, each Member of Parliament, Prime-minister – they all have to show respect to the laws and Constitution that have been violated, which resulted in the new elections,” President declared. He emphasized that it is the stabilization in the country that political forces need to discuss at the moment not the contradictive idea about new session of the parliament on September 4. Viktor Yushchenko said that this is a path of aggravation and he regrets Prime-minister supported this decision.

President accentuated that the budget should be prepared and approved according to the Ukrainian laws. He believes a wish to prepare budget on the Parliament session on September 4 is a mere PR-campaign before the elections.

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