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Russia threatens to refuse Ukrainian pipeline

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2007


News / 27 September 2007 | 18:00

Russia threatens to refuse Ukrainian pipeline

Russia threatens to refuse Ukrainian pipeline

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Ukraine Viktor Chernomyrdin considers that in creation of gas consortium first of all Ukraine must be interested. He said that today during international conference “Strategic partnership of Ukraine and Russia: myths and reality.”

“I can say that Ukraine is in more need of consortium,” he said.

He also noted that development of transport systems is held first of all for interests of the state, policy is only harmful. “In case of political arguments, we, Russia, will not stop. For us it is one of the main economic directions, so we will build and we will build round, on seabed, through Artic Ocean, and somebody will remain with scrap metal: there will be only pipe line, but what they will transport through them?,” he stressed

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Yushchenko intends to dismiss CC judges after elections

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News / 27 September 2007 | 17:42

Yushchenko intends to dismiss CC judges after elections

Yushchenko intends to dismiss CC judges after elections

Ihor Pukshyn, President Victor Yushchenko’s legal advisor and deputy head of his secretariat, held a press briefing on Wednesday, president’s press office reported.

Pukshyn suggested dismissing the Constitutional Court of Ukraine after September 30 and said such a decision would help “reanimate” it. He said the Constitutional Court was “filled with conflicts and corruption scandals and guided by political, rather than legal, motives.” He added that its judges were often prejudiced and called their performance ineffective.

Pukshyn saidthey had refused to open hearings to examine the constitutionality of the country’s parliamentary election law. President Yushchenko believes some of its articles limit the right of the citizens to vote and be electedin a free manner by banning those who cross the Ukrainian border three days before anelection from voting.

Pukshyn then said the president expected the National Commission for the Promotion of Democracy and the Rule of Law to draft laws aimed at reforming the national judiciary and the system of preliminary investigation.

He said the country “desperately needs” such reforms, adding that Ukrainian courts “could be guarantors of democracy and the observance of civil rights and freedoms.” He said it was important to “formulate an open model”of bringing judges to justice for deliberately illegal rulings.

Pukshyn addedthat the commission and then the National Security and Defense Council would soon consider a new concept to reform criminal justice and expressed confidence it would be approved by President Yushchenko.

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CEC is ready to accept signatures from the Party of Regions

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News / 27 September 2007 | 17:28

CEC is ready to accept signatures from the Party of Regions

CEC is ready to accept signatures from the Party of Regions

The Central Election Committee will accept signatures from the Party of Regions, gathered in support of All-Ukrainian referendum, but the Committee will not pass them to President Viktor Yushchenko. Deputy Chairman of the CEC Andriy Mahera has told journalists on Tuesday.

He has also noted that the CEC must register any document, which comes to it. At the same time he has emphasized that as the initiative All-Ukrainian referendum groups have not been formed, the Committee doesn’t have backgrounds to make a protocol on collection of signatures.

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Austria to share experience with Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2007


News / 27 September 2007 | 17:00

Austria to share experience with Ukraine

Austria to share experience with Ukraine

Ambassador of Austrian to Ukraine Markus Wuketich sees the possibility for relations development between Austria and Donetsk region in the sphere of preservation of environment and effectiveness increase in energy usage. He told journalists after the meeting with Chairman of Donetsk regional State administration Volodymyr Logvinenko.

Wuketich has also reminded that Austria together with Switzerland will receive the Football Championship of Europe in 2008.

“We have offered Ukraine to share experience of our Championship organization in order to transform this experience for the preparation for Euro-2012,” the Ambassador said.

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Lutsenko: Nobody believes in ‘movies’ of Yanukovych

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News / 27 September 2007 | 16:41

Nobody believes in 'movies' of Yanukovych

Lutsenko: Nobody believes in ‘movies’ of Yanukovych

“Several days ago when I was in Ovruch, Zhytomyr region, an old woman approached me and said: “Tell Yanukovych, that he is wrong saying about rising teachers’ salaries by three times. They have really raised our salaries three times: firstly – by 7 UAH, secondly – by 11 UAH and the third time – by 21 UAH,” the “OU-PSD” bloc leader Yuri Lutsenko said during election tour in Ivano-Frankivsk yesterday, “OU-PSD” bloc press service reported.

“There is nothing strange that Yanukovych confused mathematic notions “three times” and “three times as many”. It seems he was brought up in conditions not suitable for education,” Lutsenko said.

According to him,  Yanukovych is like that magician from the song [a children’s song containing the words “a magician will come in a blue helicopter and will show movies free” – ed.] who flies in a helicopter and shows ‘movies’ about rising of salaries, pensions and stipends”.

“Having driven 47 000 km in my car (that is by 7 km more than the Earth’s equator) I haven’t found any place where teachers’ salaries were raised. That’s why nobody believes Yanukovych’s ‘movies’ any more,” he stressed.

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Azarov: Relations between Ukraine and Russia will be improved

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News / 27 September 2007 | 16:16

Relations between Ukraine and Russia will be improved

Azarov: Relations between Ukraine and Russia will be improved

First vice Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of Ukraine Mykola Azarov hopes that after the early parliamentary elections the relations between Ukraine and Russia will be improved. He stated at the international conference “Strategic partnership of Ukraine and Russia: myths and reality”.

“I hope that after these elections we should speak frankly and find contact areas for cooperation,’ Azarov said.

He thinks that the government cooperates actively enough with Russia. But at the same time, he thinks that the presidents of two counties meet very seldom.

“It must be admitted that the level of our relations could be considerably higher,” Azarov noted.

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Tymoshenko calls all people to incline in prayer for Ukraine

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News / 27 September 2007 | 15:59

Tymoshenko calls all people to incline in prayer for Ukraine

Tymoshenko calls all people to incline in prayer for Ukraine

Dear friends!

For the last months of election it was a lot of filth poured out in a country, a lot of touchy, a lot of offensive, miserable and wrong words are said. A lot of aggression, rage, injustice.

And that is why I ask to refuse from throwing mud at one another, from slanders, from sorting out the relationships though in the closing date of electoral agitation, on September 28.

I call all people, all citizens of Ukraine, regardless of faith, confession belonging, political likings, age and social position, inclined in prayer for Ukraine on this day.

I want us to appeal to God and ask him to give us happiness and the best fate for Ukraine, for our families, for our children, our future.

Wherever each of us is – in Lugans’k, Lviv, Odesa or Chernigiv, at home or on the journey – let us stop for a minute, let us listen to the heart, to the soul. Let’s address our Lord and will say a few sincere, warm, sympathetic words. Say these words to friends, and to enemies. To the companions-in-arms, and to the opponents.

Our rescue and future is in Belief, Hope and Love. As well as future of our children, future of our Great Ukraine.

Thank you. Let God helps you!

Yulia Tymoshenko

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Yanukovych blames local authorities for prices hike

Posted by the Editor on September 27, 2007


News / 27 September 2007 | 15:35

Yanukovych blames local authorities for prices hike

Yanukovych blames local authorities for prices hike

Party of Regions leader, Ukraine’s PM Viktor Yanukovych blames regional authorities in products prices growth. Yanukovych said that yesterday in scope of his visit to Dnipropetrovsk.

“Prices growth is observed in all regions of Ukraine, but there is a significant difference. In those regions where local authorities does not politicize this issue and think about people, there is no such hike,” he said.

At the same time Yanukovych noted that prices are increased in all regions but naturally. According to Yanukovych Cabinet cant manage supermarkets and markets in Dnipropetrovsk or in any other city. He said that it is under authority of local administrations.

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