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Lytvyn bloc maintains neutrality

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News / 11 January 2008 | 17:55

Lytvyn bloc maintains neutrality

Lytvyn bloc maintains neutrality

People’s deputy from Lytvyn bloc Mykhaylo Syrota stated that Lytvyn bloc would not join parliamentary opposition with Party of Regions.

“During election campaign we promised our electors not to join opposition, so we will do everything to fulfill our election principles,” Syrota said, commenting on statement of PR concerning possibility to form opposition among PR, CPU and Lytvyn bloc.

At the same time, he noted that Lytvyn bloc also can’t be in coalition as some positions of Lytvyn bloc program do not coincide with positions of coalition program, for example adoption of new constitution at referendum, accession to NATO, free land marker and so on. There is also common view on many position of coalition program and Lytvyn bloc program. So Lytvyn bloc will actively cooperate with parliamentary majority.

As a reminder, CPU member Olexander Holub stated that CPU was ready to unite with PR in joint opposition. At the same time Kateryna Samoylik (CPU) stated that CPU did not take a decision on joint opposition with PR.

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Ukrainians are getting compensation payments for lost savings of USSR Saving bank (photo)

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News / 11 January 2008 | 17:34

Ukrainians are getting compensation payments for lost savings of USSR Saving bank (photo)

Today the Saving bank starts to pay off compensation means for depositors of the Saving bank of the USSR.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko charged chairman of “Oshchadbank” Jsc. Anatoly Huley to take additional arrangement actions to stabilize situation in local departments of “Oshchadbank”.

Tymoshenko expressed concern about numerous complains from different regions concerning improper work of local department of “Oshchadbank”, long queues and unsatisfied work of hotline for obtaining information. People also complain about lack of information concerning order of registration in the list of depositors in order to get compensation for lost savings.

 
Tymoshenko insists on “Oshchadbank” heads to do job on payment to depositors correctly and perfect. Moreover, Tymoshenko asked to inform people once more that the process of registration of depositors is unlimited. So to register and get first UAH 1000 for one person will be possible in any time during this year.

 
President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko insists on every depositor of USSR Saving bank to get first compensation from the state budget within first two-three months of 2008.

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Taylor: New Ukrainian Government faces time of strategic decisions

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News / 11 January 2008 | 17:10

New Ukrainian Government faces time of strategic decisions

Taylor: New Ukrainian Government faces time of strategic decisions

The new Ukrainian Government faces the time of strategic decisions. This conviction was expressed by US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor during the conference dubbed “Ukraine and the West at the Start of 2008” organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. Government’s press service reports.

According to the Ambassador, integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures is one of the main challenges faced by the Ukrainian Government. Mr. Taylor emphasized that Ukrainians have the national idea, suggesting that it consists in European integration. The US diplomat also underlined that the present time is important for Washington to confirm its support for Ukraine.

By way on commenting on the newly elected Government of Ukraine, William Taylor expressed a conviction that the Cabinet of Ministers will demonstrate high working skills as a united team responsible for its steps.

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CEC approved action plan

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News / 11 January 2008 | 16:51

CEC approved action plan

CEC approved action plan

Central Election Commission has approved preliminary action plan of its work for first six months 2008. According to CEC press office, plan was approved today at the CEC session.

Moreover, heads and members of district electoral committees were awarded with honorable letters of commendation for honest fulfillment of their obligations, provision of constitutional rights of citizens, development of democratic principles of election process and fulfillment of great work on preparation and holding of early parliamentary elections on September 30, 2007.

Letters of commendation were presented by CEC chairman Volodymyr Shapoval.

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Yushchenko to meet with Lugar

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News / 11 January 2008 | 16:22

Yushchenko to meet with Lugar

Yushchenko to meet with Lugar

On January 15 President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko will hold meeting with senator of the USA Richard Lugar. As ForUm’s correspondent reports, deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Olexander Chalyy stated at a briefing on Friday.

According to him, it is planned to discuss question on energetic safety and intensification of European integration of Ukraine.

Chalyy has also informed that on January 16 the meeting of President Yushchenko with Foreign Minister of Finland Illka Kanerva will take place, during which the question on cooperation of Ukraine with the OSCE and development of bilateral relations with Finland will be discussed.

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President met with "Naftogaz" head

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News / 11 January 2008 | 15:59

President met with "Naftogaz" head

President met with "Naftogaz" head

President Viktor Yushchenko met today with NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine head Oleh Dubyna. President’s press office reports.

Meeting participants discussed financial issues of the company during 2007 as well as outlined basic strategies for 2008.

President noted that after amendments are introduced to 2008 budget the threat of financial bankruptcy of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine is to be removed.

As for the future Viktor Yushchenko said that it is necessary to prepare a program of company’s development which would ensure Naftogaz of Ukraine financial self-sufficiency as well as to guarantee retaining control over gas-transport system by the state.From his part Oleh Dubyna informed Viktor Yushchenko that commission on inspecting economic activity of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine established by Presidential Decree of January 9 has started its work. Overall Oleh Dubyna evaluated the condition of the company as critically unsatisfactory and handed over to President  data on company’s work. He also noted that company faces excessive fiscal burden.

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Yushchenko hurries Tymoshenko for deposits return

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News / 11 January 2008 | 15:40

Yushchenko hurries Tymoshenko for deposits return

Yushchenko hurries Tymoshenko for deposits return

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko insists on every depositor of USSR Saving bank to get first compensation from the state budget within first two-three months of 2008. Head of President’s Secretariat Viktor Baloha informs today.

“This first tranche of responsible power must be given to all depositors as soon as possible. Cabinet and “Oshchadbank” must arrange everything in such a way that people to get lost savings without queues and chaos,” Baloha said.

At the same time Baloha warned on possible inflation. It is necessary to do everything properly in order this compensation in amount of milliards hryvnyas not to cause inflation processes. According to him, process of payments should not contribute to negative factors of pressure on economy.

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Yushchenko charged Tymoshenko to take part in inauguration of the Georgian President

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News / 11 January 2008 | 15:17

Yushchenko charged Tymoshenko to take part in inauguration of the Georgian President

Yushchenko charged Tymoshenko to take part in inauguration of the Georgian President

Yushchenko signed an order by which he charges Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko to take part in inauguration of the Georgian President. As ForUm’s correspondent reports, deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Olexander Chalyy stated at a briefing on Friday.

He also reminded that on Thursday the meeting of the Head of the State with VRU speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ogryzko took place, during which the schedule of foreign visits of these officials for 2008 was discussed, as well as priorities of Ukrainian foreign policy. “Common approaches to development of foreign-policy strategic course and tactics of its organization were adopted. These are the key tasks so that the foreign policy of Ukraine to be integral and synchronized,” Chalyy noted.

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