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CEC registered 243 People’s deputies

Posted by the Editor on November 6, 2007


News / 6 November 2007 | 17:55

CEC registered 243 People's deputies

CEC registered 243 People’s deputies

On Tuesday the Central Election Committee has registered 20 People’s deputies, elected at the early parliamentary elections.

Thus, the quantity of the registered People’s deputies is 243.

Today the CEC has registered 11 representatives from the bloc of Lytvyn, 5 representatives from the Communist party of Ukraine, 3 representatives from the bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko, and 1represntative from the “Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense” bloc.

Deputy Chairman of the CEC Andriy Magera noted that the People’s deputies from the Party of Regions had not yet submitted documents for the registration.

As it is known, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine numbers 450 People’s deputies.

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Working group can mange without Moroz?

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News / 6 November 2007 | 17:35

Working group can mange without Moroz?

Working group can mange without Moroz?

Speaker of the parliament of the fifth convocation Olexander Moroz considers that the sitting of the working group on preparation for the first session of the parliament of the sixth convocation as “touchstone”. He stated in an interview with journalists.

According to Moroz, he proposed members of the working group to come tomorrow for the next sitting after the previous consultations.

“If it is convenient for them, they will meet tomorrow. They have time,” Moroz said.

Moroz has emphasized if at tomorrow’s sitting the full composition of the group is present, he will also take part.

“If there will be the similar situation as today, I will not come. They can hold the sitting without the speaker of the previous parliament,” he summarized.

Leader of the PR faction Raisa Bohatyryova and vice speaker of the parliament of the fifth convocation Adam Martynyuk left the sitting. Bohatyryova has stated that the Party of Regions will participate in the sitting after the registration of its People’s deputies.

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Deshchytsa: UNESCO recognized Holodomor in Ukraine

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News / 6 November 2007 | 16:50

UNESCO recognized Holodomor in Ukraine

Deshchytsa: UNESCO recognized Holodomor in Ukraine

The Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Andriy Deshchytsia told a November 6 news briefing that slamming UNESCO for not declaring the 1932 to 1933 Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainian nation by the mass media is incorrect. Andriy Deshchytsia noted that UNESCO is in no competence to present political evaluation of events, notably of Holodomor in Ukraine. The relevant evaluations can be performed by the UNO, ruling UNESCO. The Cabinet’s press office reports.

UNESCO has recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine and this was confirmed by delegations of 193 countries, participating in the sitting, Andriy Deshchytsia said and stressed that UNESCO recommended its member-states to spread information about the Holodomor.

Notably, the UNESCO Conference General passed a resolution “On Commemorating The 1932 to 1933 Holodomor Victims in Ukraine” on November 1. President Viktor Yushchenko hailed such a decision and said that the world community has for the first time ever passed a consolidated decision on recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine.

The relevant resolution had been drafted by Ukraine along with 45 countries, members of UNESCO.

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Samoylik: Society is ready to change President

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News / 6 November 2007 | 16:15

Society is ready to change President

Samoylik: Society is ready to change President

People’s deputy of the fifth convocation from the Communist party of Ukraine Kateryna Samoylik considers that for today the negotiation process concerning the orange coalition formation has reached a deadlock, and “it is time to change the President of Ukraine”.

As the press service of the Communist party informs, Samoylik noted that the main aim of the early elections was to “form the orange coalition”. “But the BYuT and the OU-PSD can’t divide the positions”.

At the same time according to her, in order not to hold parliamentary elections every month “it would be reasonable to hold the elections of the President”. “The Communist party and the society in whole are ready to change the President,” the representative of the Communist party said.

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Sitting on preparation for first session of parliament has been started

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News / 6 November 2007 | 15:46

Sitting on preparation for first session of parliament has been started

Sitting on preparation for first session of parliament has been started

The sitting of the People’s deputies group on preparation for the first session of the parliament of the sixth convocation has been stared in the building of the VRU. ForUm’s correspondent reports.

The Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense bloc is represented by Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Borys Tarasyuk, Roman Zvarych, and Ruslan Knyazevych.

The BYuT is represented by Yulia Tymoshenko, Olexander Turchynov, Mykola Tomenko, Josyf Vinsky, Viktor Pinzenyk, Evgen Korniychuk, Sergiy Sas, Petro Krupko, Vsevolod Borodin, Evgen Kyrylchuk.

Adam Martynyuk and Valentyn Matviiv represent the Communist party of Ukraine, Ihor Sharkov represents the Bloc of Lytvyn, and the Party of Regions is represented by Raisa Bohatyryova.

Speaker of the parliament of the fifth convocation is also present at the sitting.

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Ukraine may implement registration for Russians

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News / 6 November 2007 | 15:10

Ukraine may implement registration for Russians

Ukraine may implement registration for Russians

The Russian Federation has officially informed the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine that it intends to extend the new migration rules to Ukrainian nationals. That means Ukrainians entering Russia for a three-day-plus period will have to undergo migration registration. This was stated by ministry spokesman Andriy Deshchytsia at the ministry briefing, Cabinet’s press office reports.

Russia introduced the new migration rules at the start of 2007. Since then the Ukrainian government has managed to preserve simpler terms for Ukrainian entrants, however, the agreements were never formalised.

The ministry’s spokesman underlined that, if introduced, the move will promote no free movement of people between the countries. “In case Russia insists that changes be implemented, Ukraine will have to apply the same principle to the Russian citizens coming to this country,” Mr. Deshchytsia said. He added that the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement is being examined by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, which is consulting with other agencies on how to resolve the situation.

Andriy Deshchytsia also noted that Russia has specified no date for entry into force of the new migration rules for Ukrainians since the two countries will first need to amend the agreement on mutual travels of citizens of Ukraine and of the Russian Federation and to sign a relevant protocol.

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President visited Zmiyiny Island

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News / 6 November 2007 | 14:35

President visited Zmiyiny Island

President visited Zmiyiny Island

President Viktor Yushchenko on Tuesday visited the village of Bila on Zmiyiny (Snake) Island. He inspected its post office and lighthouse and viewed an archeological exhibition in the local museum, President’s press office reports.

Yushchenko presented new passports to those serving as border guards on the island and gave them a computer. He also laid flowers at the Memorial to the Fallen Sailors and Navy Officers and planted pines.

The President believes “the island’s problems are the country’s problems” and wants the government to allocate more money for developing its infrastructure, especially its sewerage and energy systems and facility to process garbage and scrap metal. He also thinks it is important to establish research and development stations on the island and ensure that its residents can travel to the continental part of the country regularly.

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Foreign Ministry hopes VRU will agree to simplify visa regime

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News / 6 November 2007 | 13:55

Foreign Ministry hopes VRU will agree to simplify visa regime

Foreign Ministry hopes VRU will agree to simplify visa regime

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine will do all possible in order the agreement on visa regime simplification between Ukraine and the EU to be brought for ratification in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as soon as possible. Head of the press service of the Foreign Ministry Andriy Deshchytsa said at a briefing on Tuesday.

Deshchytsa has reminded that the Foreign Ministry hopes that the agreement will come into force form January 1, 2008. But according to him, everything will depend on how soon the VRU starts its work.

According to Deshchytsa, this agreement foresees mechanisms of visa simplification; in particular, the term of documents consideration, submitted by the Ukrainian citizens for visa acquisition will be shortened up to 10 days.

He has also reminded that it is expected that the EU will ratify and implement the agreement at the same period of time as it will be done by the Ukrainian side.

As earlier reported, the agreement on visa regime simplification between Ukraine and the EU was signed in Luxemburg on June 18, 2007.

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