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Yanukovych insists on development of coal industry

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News / 5 December 2007 | 17:55

Yanukovych insists on development of coal industry

Yanukovych insists on development of coal industry

Ukraine must reform coal industry. Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that today at the Cabinet session, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to PM, Ukraine has never suffered from such accidents which happened in Zasyadko mine. He has noted that those happenings in Zasyadko mine are unknown for coal industry. Scientists do not know which gases are in the mine because they did not manage to get tests from mine. According to international scientists these are mixtures of heavy gases.

Yanukovych informed that he had very thorough conversation with the President Viktor Yushchenko with emotional and strict conditions and demands from the President. “I agree with such position,” PM noted.

PM has noted that it is necessary to develop science in Ukraine and change attitude to issues on Labour protection and parameters of finances allocated to solution of these issues.

Yanukovych informed that reformation of coal industry would be carried out by Coal Ministry Serhy Tulub. “It is obvious that the main priority must be people’s life.”

As a reminder, since November 18, 3 gas explosions had happened at the coalmine named after A. Zasyadko in Donetsk region. The blasts happened as a result of blast of aeromethane mixture. Death toll is over 100 miners.

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PM is against mass closings of coal mines

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News / 5 December 2007 | 17:16

PM is against mass closings of coal mines

PM is against mass closings of coal mines

Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych wrote letters to the heads of governments of Russia, Poland, Germany, and the USA in order to know the objective reason of the accident at Zasyadko mine. He stated at the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

He has noted that coal mines must not be closed. “It will damage the economics of Ukraine,” Yanukovych is sure.

According to Yanukovych, Ukraine must increase the coal production, but to do this carefully.

Yanukovych informed that for today Ukraine produces about 80 millions of tons of coil, and so that to ensure the energy balance in the country it is necessary to produce not less than 100 millions.

He has noted that taking into account the growth of production and world tendencies, Ukraine will need more quantity of coil.

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PM: Cabinet must be responsible for last day of its work

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News / 5 December 2007 | 16:40

Cabinet must be responsible for last day of its work

PM: Cabinet must be responsible for last day of its work

Government must be responsible for its actions up to last day of its work. Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that today at the Cabinet session, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“The sooner new PM is elected, the sooner responsibility of this coalition will be defined,” he said.

According to Yanukovych, Ministers must do everything to provide activity of the country by work of members of current government.

Today the Cabinet is also going to discuss issues necessary for activity of the country. Yanukovych reminded Mykola Azarov, acting Finance Minister, that he was charged to consider draft bills, elaborated by government and anti crisis coalition, and to define what draft bills must be considered at the first VRU sessions. Yanukovych advised Azarov not to shelve this issue.

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Yanukovych is sure in coalition’s inefficiency

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News / 5 December 2007 | 16:06

Yanukovych is sure in coalition's inefficiency

Yanukovych is sure in coalition’s inefficiency

Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych doesn’t know reasons why Foreign Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk is not present at the sitting of the government. Yanukovych stated at the Cabinet’s sitting on Wednesday, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

Yanukovych has noted that members of the government must congratulate Yatsenyuk on his election to the post of the VRU speaker and wish him success in his work.

According to him, the way of yesterday speaker’s election shows the real state of the coalition, “which has been called democratic in advance.”

The PM has said that he wouldn’t wish anybody bad. “I want to say that such coalition can’t be effective. We know this from our experience. Today the coalition has not been established, but populists start to evaluate the government’s work and change the facts,” he stated.

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Symonenko considers People’s deputies voted under pressure of President

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News / 5 December 2007 | 15:46

Symonenko considers People's deputies voted under pressure of President

Symonenko considers People’s deputies voted under pressure of President

Leader of the CPU Petro Symonenko is sure that yesterday’s election of the VRU chairman was carried out under the pressure of the Ukrainian President, leaders of the BYuT and the OU-PSD. The press service of the Communist party reports.

According to Symonenko, during the secret vote, “the rights of human and the People’s deputy to express free will were impudently broken, and leaders of orange factions and the President as the chairman of the “Our Ukraine” in fact blackmailed People’s deputies.”

He has noted that this is one of variants of political corruption, but in this case the People’s deputies were not proposed money for the vote, but they were threatened with financial and other problems.

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PR will not impede government formation

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News / 5 December 2007 | 15:22

PR will not impede government formation

PR will not impede government formation

Party of Regions does not intend to prevent democratic coalition from formation of new government. Party of Regions faction does not intend to impede government formation. This issue was discussed at today’s session of PR faction, PR People’s deputy Elena Bondarenko said that today, the ForUm’s correspondnet informs.

“We will not impede government formation. We are interested in soon formation of the Cabinet to start work adequately,” she said.

Bondarenko also informed that PR was interested in soon formation of parliamentary committees. “Our faction intends to strengthen its presence in committees that will help opposition to fulfill its functions qualitatively.”

Moreover, according to her, all members of PR faction are ready for active work in the parliament and will not ignore plenary sessions.

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EU stops anti-dumping investigation against Ukraine

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News / 5 December 2007 | 14:59

EU stops anti-dumping investigation against Ukraine

EU stops anti-dumping investigation against Ukraine

The EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council stopped anti-dumping investigation against Ukraine in its supply of silicomanganese to Europe, Government’s press service reports.

In mid November European Commission offered to stop the investigation.

The European Commission drew to the conclusion that in case of Ukraine, despite the dumping, the average level of damage to European producers is lower than the minimal.

The investigation started on September 6, 2006 during which European Commission representatives paid audit visits to all three Ukrainian producer-plants: Nikopol, Stakhanovsky and Zaporizhzhia.

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Tymoshenko accused Yanukovych of gas price increase

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News / 5 December 2007 | 14:30

Tymoshenko accused Yanukovych of gas price increase

Tymoshenko accused Yanukovych of gas price increase

BYuT leader Yulia Tymoshenko stated that current government would be responsible for failure of energy policy and assistance in corruption in fuel-energy complex.

Tymoshenko said, commenting on agreement between Ukraine and Russian on price growth for gas of  USD 179.5 per thousand of cubic meters.

“Establishment of price for Russian gas at USD 179.5 per thousand of cubic meters shows the total failure of energy policy of Yanukovych’s government and the whole policy of this government,” Tymoshenko said.

According to her, PM of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his party participated in elections “under slogans of cheap gas from Russia, but as a result we got one of the highest prices for gas in the Eastern Europe.”

According to Tymoshenko, at first Russia was ready to set price at USD 160 but after long negotiations with representatives of Yanukovych’s government the price comprises USD 179.5 per thousand of cubic meters. These additional 20 dollars will be accumulated in bottomless pockets of “RosUkrEnergo”.

At the same time Tymoshenko reminded that in October of the current year chairman of committee of directors of “Gasprom” Dmitriy Medvedev expressed readiness to refuse from mediatory services of “RosUkrEnergo” while transporting gas to Ukraine. So Russia does not need “RosUkrEnergo, but Yanukovych and his Ministers need it very much,” she said.

According to Tymoshenko, policy of Yanukovych corresponds to interests of PM and Ministers but does not correspond to national interests of Ukraine.

Tymoshenko considers that after formation of new government Ukraine has chance to start new constructive negotiations with Russian colleagues in order to exclude mediators from energy relations between Russia and Ukraine.

On December 4, 2007 Russia and Ukraine have reached an agreement on the gas price of USD 179.5 thousand cubic meters for 2008.

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