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Subcommittee for Security and Defense of Joint Ukraine-Russia Commission to meet in Kyiv

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News / 28 November 2007 | 17:57

Subcommittee for Security and Defense of Joint Ukraine-Russia Commission to meet in Kyiv

Subcommittee for Security and Defense of Joint Ukraine-Russia Commission to meet in Kyiv

A regular meeting of the Sub-commission for Security and Defense of the Joint Intergovernmental Ukraine-Russia Commission will take place November 18-19, First Deputy Defense Minister Leonid Polyakov of Ukraine told. Leonid Polyakov participated in the 53rd CIS Defense Ministerial in Astana, Cabinet’s press service reports.

Ukraine as an observer takes part in regular meetings of CIS Defense Ministers, he recalled. “We sign no documents, make no statements on participation in multilateral format, we just become acquainted with agenda and focus on bilateral cooperation,” Leonid Polyakov stressed. This time, the Ukrainian delegation met with counterparts from Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Belarus and Moldova.

“When negotiating with the Russian delegation headed by Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Army General Nikolay Makarov, we discussed the agenda, defined date and time for a regular meeting of the Sub-commission for Security and Defense of the Joint Intergovernmental Ukraine-Russia Commission,” he noted.

Asked about the topic of future talks, the First Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine said the parties meant to consider issue of implementation of the AN-70 joint project, coordinate and sign a plan for military technical cooperation in 2008. According to Leonid Polyakov, the plan envisages exercising more actions up from 2007. “We also dwelt on the issues related to cooperation in utilization of surplus rocket fuel. Ukrainian and Russian experts found new approaches to address the matter, the parties realize that both countries need this,” he said. Furthermore, Leonid Polaykov said the parties intended to intensify bilateral cooperation in military field, notably it will be a question of joint exercise, and use of firing ranges etc.

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Yatsenyuk to participate in sitting of Minister’s Council of OSCE

Posted by the Editor on November 28, 2007


News / 28 November 2007 | 17:32

Yatsenyuk to participate in sitting of Minister's Council of OSCE

Yatsenyuk to participate in sitting of Minister’s Council of OSCE

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk left for Madrid for participation in the 15th sitting of the Minister’s Council of the OSCE.

As the press service of the Foreign Ministry informs, Yatsenyuk will also hold a meeting with Secretary General of the OSCE Mark Perren de Brishambo , and with acting chairman of the OSCE in 2008, Foreign Minister of Finland Ilkka Kanerva .

Also, Yatsenyuk will hold a row of bilateral meetings with heads of the foreign policy departments of other countries.

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Monument to Shevchenko to be erected in Yalta

Posted by the Editor on November 28, 2007


News / 28 November 2007 | 17:12

Monument to Shevchenko to be erected in Yalta

Monument to Shevchenko to be erected in Yalta

In the public garden named after Shevchenko in Yalta the monument to Taras Shevchenko will be opened on December 8.

As the press service of the Yalta mayor’s office reports, the monument was made in 2005 on the Ukrainian charitable fund initiative. The sponsor is the married couple from Toronto – Vasyl Ivanytsky and Natalya Bundza.

The author of the monument is the famous sculptor Leonid Molokanin, who is the author of the monuments to Shevchenko in Washington, Buenos Aries, and St. Petersburg.

The representatives of the Ukrainian charitable fund, the Canadian diaspora and the President’s Secretariat plan to visit the solemn opening.

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Lyapina doesn’t exclude election of Lytvyn to speaker’s post

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News / 28 November 2007 | 16:45

Lyapina doesn't exclude election of Lytvyn to speaker's post

Lyapina doesn’t exclude election of Lytvyn to speaker’s post

People’s deputy of Ukraine, member of the OU-PSD faction Kseniya Lyapina doesn’t exclude the election of Volodymyr Lytvyn to the post of the VRU speaker. He stated in an interview with journalists.

Lyapina has noted that this question will be discussed at today’s meeting of the “Our Ukraine” party.

Lyapina has emphasized that she will address her colleagues not to participate in the election of the VRU speaker, if this question is considered before the coalition formation.

According to her, if the BYuT and the OU-PSD are not able to form the coalition, than it is necessary to involve the Lytvyn’s bloc in this process. “If it is necessary to make Lytvyn the speaker, then maybe this price is worth paying for the collation of three,” she said.

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OU-PSD plans to agree program of coalition by the end of week

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News / 28 November 2007 | 16:33

OU-PSD plans to agree program of coalition by the end of week

OU-PSD plans to agree program of coalition by the end of week

Leader of the “Ukrainian People’s party”, People’s deputy from the OU-PSD Yuriy Kostenko considers that by the end of this week the Program of the democratic coalition will be agreed, as well as its composition and prospective of the government formation. As the press service of the party reports, he stated on one of the TV channels.

Kostenko has noted that “for today there are no questions concerning the democratic coalition formation, but there are questions on the Program of the coalition.”

At the same time he has stressed that “the Ukrainian People’s party insists on the regulations introduction to the Program of the coalition, which will ensure the observance of the national interest. It means the filing of the application on the NATO joining, accession to the EU in 8 years, acknowledgment of lost savings of Ukrainians in “Savings bank” of the USSR, functioning the Ukrainian language as the only one state language, “restoration” of the Ukrainian history, disclosure of secret files.”

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Oil spots reached Kherson region

Posted by the Editor on November 28, 2007


News / 28 November 2007 | 16:18

Oil spots reached Kherson region

Oil spots reached Kherson region

Oil spots 8-10 meters wide and 4 kilometers long are revealed along the coastline in Kherson region near the village Strelkovoe in Arabatskaya Strelka.

After the tragedy in Kerch channel the experts of ecological inspection constantly monitor the environment on coastline and area of water of Kerch channel, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov in order to reveal new areas of pollution.

According to press office of Emergency Ministry, the pieces of spots will be delivered for examination.

As a reminder, on November 11 the heavy storm became a reason for accident in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: about twenty ships were shipwrecked. As a result of catastrophe, about 2 thousand tons of black oil leaked in to the sea and about 7 thousand of sulphur are underwater in sank ship. Oil spots kill flora and fauna and do terrible damage to environment.

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Chechetov: Lutsenko wants Yushchenko to “dance to” BYuT

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News / 28 November 2007 | 15:55

Chechetov: Lutsenko wants Yushchenko to “dance to” BYuT

Speaker of the new parliament may be Raisa Bohatyryova or Borys Kolesnykov from PR. The PR People’s deputy Mykhaylo Chechetov said that today in an interview with the ForUm.

“Viktor Yanukovych also can be a VRU speaker, but for today he is action PM,” he added.

According to Chechetov, in case “orange” coalition is not formed, Viktor Yanukovych will continue to head the government.

Speaking about possibility to form coalition between BYuT and OU-PSD on Thursday, Chechetov has said that it is a joke at which the country has been laughing for two years.

Chechetov considers that yesterday’s absence of quorum at the political council session of Our Ukraine proves that “yesterday the last nail was hammered in to the cover of coffin of orange coalition”. According to Chechetov, there was not a quorum because OU members do not want to serve Tymoshenko and dance to her tune. Kyrylenko and Lutsenko are kept on a short leash by Tymoshenko and they want the whole faction together with the President to dance to Tymoshenko’s tune.

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Our Ukraine to hold next meeting

Posted by the Editor on November 28, 2007


News / 28 November 2007 | 15:31

Our Ukraine to hold next meeting

Our Ukraine to hold next meeting

People’s deputies from the “Our Ukraine” party will hold a meeting on Wednesday for the purpose to determine next steps concerning the coalition formation. Kseniya Lyapina, member of the OU-PSD, told journalists.

According to her, the meeting will be held in the office of the “Our Ukraine” party.

As Lyapina said, the meeting will be held in order to decide how the OU-PSD will act if the quantity of People’s deputy, who didn’t sign the agreement, remains the same.

Lyapina has noted that everybody understands that if the coalition is not formed tomorrow, the Party of Regions will start the process of the VRU speaker election.

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