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Tymoshenko wants harmonious relations with Russia

Posted by the Editor on December 28, 2007


News / 28 December 2007 | 15:50

Tymoshenko wants harmonious relations with Russia

Tymoshenko wants harmonious relations with Russia

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko considers that she will succeed in achieving understanding with leadership of Russia, being guided by the Ukrainian national interests, Cabinet press service reported.

“We know our national interests, we take care of them, and won’t betray them for any elections, posts, vanity. Here lies value of our team for Russia,” Yulia Tymoshenko said by her live in the programme “I think so” on “1+1” TV channel.

The Head of Government stressed that a team which had come to power in Ukraine, does not intend to continue practice of the previous years when representatives of the Ukrainian political circles on the eve of stated elections used to go to Moscow for support.

“I believe that we’ll be predictable for Russia and its President Volodymyr Putin,” Yulia Tymoshenko said.

“We can lay the foundation, basis once and for all when we say: here are our interests and here are the interests of Russia – let us balance, make an inventory of problem issues which haven’t been solved for many years and find ways of their regulation adhering, undoubtedly, to the national interest of Ukraine,” the PM emphasized, noting that such approach would permit to enter into harmonious relations between two states.

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Ukraine might be accepted to WTO on February 5-6, 2008

Posted by the Editor on December 28, 2007


News / 28 December 2007 | 15:03

Ukraine might be accepted to WTO on February 5-6, 2008

Ukraine might be accepted to WTO on February 5-6, 2008

A decision on Ukraine’s acceptance to the WTO might be passed on February 5 or 6, 2008 at the Organization’s General Assembly, Deputy Economics Minister Valeriy Pyatnytsky said. As he specified, the final session of the working group on Ukraine’s accession to the WTO may be held in mid January. Government’s press service reports.

In late November the European Union posed with the last demand regarding the accession of Ukraine to the World Trade Organization: before Ukraine joins the WTO it has to revise the regulation of export duties (for the first time in the world practice). Ukraine stated about its intentions not only preserve the current export duties, but also reduce them for five groups of commodities, sensible for the EU, and even abandon export duties after Ukraine joins the WTO and a free trade agreement with the EU takes effect.

The schedule of Ukraine’s accession to the WTO was frustrated for this irregularity.

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Parliament to work until January 18

Posted by the Editor on December 28, 2007


News / 28 December 2007 | 14:20

Parliament to work until January 18

Parliament to work until January 18

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted resolution “On calendar plan of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the sixth convocation holding in January 2008.”

359 People’s deputies out of 444 People’s deputes, registered in the hall, voted for such decision.

The document foresees that from January 2 till January 4 the People’s deputies will work in the election districts, from January 8 till January 11 they will work in the committees and factions.

On January 14 the sitting of the Conciliatory council of the factions’ leaders and committees’ chairmen will take place.

From January 15 till January 18 the Verkhovna Rada will work in the session regime.

On January 18 the ceremony of closing of the first session of the parliament of the sixth convocation will take place.

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Tymoshenko does not see reasons for resignation

Posted by the Editor on December 28, 2007


News / 28 December 2007 | 13:47

Tymoshenko does not see reasons for resignation

Tymoshenko does not see reasons for resignation

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko considers that there are no reasons for her resignation from PR position that were in 2005. She said yesterday on “1+1” channel.

Speaking about resignation in 2005, Tymoshenko noted that at that moment there was “total unity of all oligarchy of different colours against my first steps to make reforms.”

“They felt that I was the most dangerous threat,” Tymoshenko said.

The second reason for dismissal in 2005 Tymoshenko considers that President and his team treated her as political competitor. It was because of “youth of democracy.”

“Today I think we became more adult from the point of view of democracy and we will manage to reach compromise and not compete in one democratic team before presidential elections. I will make efforts for this,” she said.

As a reminder, Yulia Tymoshenko was in PM office from February to September 2005.

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President is confident in democratic powers

Posted by the Editor on December 28, 2007


News / 28 December 2007 | 13:00

President is confident in democratic powers

President is confident in democratic powers

During “National priorities” annual press conference President Viktor Yushchenko expressed his confidence in democratic coalition and government successful work. “I think we have a unique opportunity to present new, concerted and effective work of democratic forces during next two years,” Yushchenko said, president’s press office reported.

Answering the question about common presidential contender from democratic powers President said that that issue is currently out of agenda. “Currently we have a slightly different task before us. We must demonstrate successfulness of government and democratic coalition work, ability of the whole team to build up normal mutual relations”. Only after achieving that to President’s mind it is reasonable to raise up a question of participation in presidential elections.

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Tolstoukhov: Bohatyryova will be excluded from Party of Regions

Posted by the Editor on December 28, 2007


News / 28 December 2007 | 12:58

Bohatyryova will be excluded from Party of Regions

Tolstoukhov: Bohatyryova will be excluded from Party of Regions

People’s deputy, member of the Party of Regions, Anatoly Tolstoukhov states that secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Raisa Bohatyryova will be excluded from the Party of Regions, if she doesn’t resign herself. Tolstoukhov stated in an interview on the radio “Svoboda”.

“Political and party career of Raisa Vasylivna is her choice. But for today she prefers to work in the State service, to work in the Security Council. And there is such moment that the party has entered the opposition. I think that she has made her choice, which is incompatible with the stay in the Party of Regions. These are only formalities, which will take place in near future. If there will be no voluntary decision, there will be a decision of party organization and the political council,” Tolstoukhov stated.

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Tymoshenko to send Chernovetsky to space

Posted by the Editor on December 28, 2007


News / 28 December 2007 | 12:27

Tymoshenko to send Chernovetsky to space

Tymoshenko to send Chernovetsky to space

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko promised to sent Kyiv mayor Leonid Chernovetsky to the space. She said that yesterday in an interview on “1+1” channel.

Tymoshenko reminded that agreements with OU-PSD and President Viktor Yushchenko foresee that there will be law on early elections of Kyiv mayor among first draft bills.

In the near months I think that Kyiv mayor will finally fly to space as almost all Kyiv citizens dream about and will send us “hello” and observe how are doing here from the space. I am sure that Kyiv must not have such mayor and such level of corruption,” Tymoshenko said.

According to Tymoshenko, after early elections of Kyiv mayor, the same changes are expected in Kharkiv and Odesa.

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Tymoshenko doesn’t think about her participation in presidential elections

Posted by the Editor on December 28, 2007


News / 28 December 2007 | 12:00

Tymoshenko doesn't think about her participation in presidential elections

Tymoshenko doesn’t think about her participation in presidential elections

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko states about the readiness to continue work as the head of the government in case of victory of the democratic team at the next presidential elections. The Head of Government Yulia Tymoshenko stated on “1+1” TV channel.

The Prime Minister has emphasized that she doesn’t think about her participation in the next presidential and parliament’s elections. “I think about how to perform in front of the society in 100 days and make a report on the first tasks, which I have promised to fulfill,” she emphasized.

Tymoshenko has stated that she is ready to work as the Prime Minister in case of victory of democratic team at the next presidential elections. “If the democratic team, headed by the President and the government will be useful for the society, and will not make confrontation inside, I’m ready to work in the status, in which I’m now. Because it is possible to bring a lot of use for the State in this status,” she noted.

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