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Herman: “We are happy about Bohatyryova appointment

Posted by the Editor on December 24, 2007


News / 24 December 2007 | 17:54

Herman: “We are happy about Bohatyryova appointment

Party of Regions positively appreciates appointment of one of its leaders Raisa Bohatyryova to the position of secretary of National Security and Defense Council. The People’s deputy from Party of Regions Anna Herman informed.

“We positively appreciated this appointment. Raisa Bohatyryova is smart and reasonable person. She can do much for overcoming split of the country,” Herman said.

 
According to Herman, Bohatyryova is experienced and balanced politician. “We knew about this appointment already in the morning and are glad about it. This appointment proves once more that the President is geared up for unity of the country,” she noted.
 
As a reminder, President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has appointed Raisa Bohatyryova to the position of the secretary of the National  Security and Defense Council. The President signed the corresponding decree on Monday.

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Russia willing to cooperate with Ukrainian government

Posted by the Editor on December 24, 2007


News / 24 December 2007 | 17:25

Russia willing to cooperate with Ukrainian government

Russia willing to cooperate with Ukrainian government

First Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Andrei Denisov said he was confident the Russian-Ukrainian relations will be fruitful. Government’s press service reports.

“We can only congratulate the newly elected PM Yulia Tymoshenko and Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko,” he said.

“It’s hard to predict the way the Ukrainian-Russian relations will develop, yet, Yulia Tymoshenko is experienced in negotiating with Russian officials,” he said and added that the first foreign diplomat, Yulia Tymoshenko met with was Russian Foreign Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. Speaking about cooperation within the CIS, the diplomat noted that Ukraine is committed to fulfill its duties and will focus on economic development.

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Kolisnichenko: I’m not sure that Bohatyryova knows about her appointment

Posted by the Editor on December 24, 2007


News / 24 December 2007 | 16:51

I'm not sure that Bohatyryova knows about her appointment

Kolisnichenko: I’m not sure that Bohatyryova knows about her appointment

People’s deputy from the Party of Regions faction Vadym Kolisnichenko is surprised at the decree of the President Viktor Yushchenko, by which he appointed representative of the Party of Regions Raisa Bohatyryova to the position of the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council. Borys Kolisnichenko stated in an exclusive interview with ForUm’s correspondent.

At the same time Kolisnichenko has noted that Bohatyryova “of course, corresponds to this high position.”

The People’s deputy has expressed his opinion that this is an attempt of Yushchenko to tie up the Party of Regions with some liabilities. “Next actions of the government will show what aim had Yushchenko by such appointment,” he said.

Besides, according to Kolisnichenko, he doesn’t know whether Raisa Bohatyryova agrees to hold such position.

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Yushchenko appointed Bohatyryova as secretary of NSDC

Posted by the Editor on December 24, 2007


News / 24 December 2007 | 16:29

Yushchenko appointed Bohatyryova as secretary of NSDC

Yushchenko appointed Bohatyryova as secretary of NSDC

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has appointed Raisa Bohatyryova to the position of the secretary of the National Defense and Security Council. The President signed the corresponding decree on Monday, the press service of the Head of the State informs.

Bohatyryova is one of the leaders of the Party of Regions faction in today’s parliament.

Earlier, Ivan Plyushch, elected to the parliament by the list of the Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense bloc, was the secretary of the NSDC.

The NSDC is headed by the President of Ukraine.

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President met with PM, Speaker, OU-PSD leader

Posted by the Editor on December 24, 2007


News / 24 December 2007 | 15:52

President met with PM, Speaker, OU-PSD leader

President met with PM, Speaker, OU-PSD leader

President Viktor Yushchenko held a meeting with Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk and OU-PSD faction’s leader Vyacheslav Kyrylenko. President’s press office reports.

Main subject of the discussion was arrangement of effective cooperation between the President, the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers. Viktor Yushchenko also named some strategic goals of this cooperation. Among them are increasing competitiveness of Ukraine’s economy, fighting corruption, invigoration of investment climate etc. President also drew attention to the importance of his social incentives and expressed his whish that they are considered during 2008 budget preparation.

In order to enhance cooperation between the government and the President, Viktor Yushchenko suggested that consultations between the President, the Prime Minister and the Verkhovna Rada Speaker are held regularly on weekly basis.

“Activity of all state authorities and all political powers should be aimed at realization of national priorities of Ukraine,” Viktor Yushchenko said.

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Yanukovych wants to return power

Posted by the Editor on December 24, 2007


News / 24 December 2007 | 15:20

Yanukovych wants to return power

Yanukovych wants to return power

Leader of Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych considers that law on opposition must be discussed. He said today at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“As to the law on opposition it is a question of discussion that should be held in the parliament and only then decision can be taken,” he said.

According to Yanukovych, there are pros and cons of this law and European experience.

Yanukovych promised that his political force would define its position on this issue and would publicize it in the near future.

He also noted that Party of Regions as any other opposition will set an aim to return to power.

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Yanukovych accuses coalition of anti-Russian rhetoric

Posted by the Editor on December 24, 2007


News / 24 December 2007 | 15:00

Yanukovych accuses coalition of anti-Russian rhetoric

Yanukovych accuses coalition of anti-Russian rhetoric

The worsening of relations with Russia can be the hardest blow to Ukraine. Leader of the Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych stated at a press conference on Monday, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

According to the former PM, anti-Russian “rhetoric of oranges” cannot but influence on relations of Ukraine with Russia.

He has emphasized that the Party of Regions stands for pragmatism in the dialog with the Russian Federation, the basis of which must be in the national interest. “Unlike our opponents, we do not hold a position of the party of war,” he added.

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Yanukovych calls upon bloc of Lytvyn and CPU to enter opposition

Posted by the Editor on December 24, 2007


News / 24 December 2007 | 14:30

Yanukovych calls upon bloc of Lytvyn and CPU to enter opposition

Yanukovych calls upon bloc of Lytvyn and CPU to enter opposition

It depends on the government, what the opposition will be. Leader of the Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych stated at a press conference on Monday, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

He has informed that the opposition will be a wide political movement. “The Party of Regions is ready to be a mover of this process,” he emphasized.

He has reminded that the Party of Regions has formed the oppositional government, which consists of “specialists of high class”.

Yanukovych has informed that the Party of Regions has left vacant positions for its oppositional partners.

According to him, the Party of Regions will stand for formation of united opposition.

The leader of the Party of Regions has emphasized that the government must cooperate with the opposition. “We will search for our place – place of opposition,” the former PM promised and added that the opposition will do all possible in order the government to work effectively.

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