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Hrytsenko: President’s immunity must be canceled

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News / 17 January 2008 | 17:55

President's immunity must be canceled

Hrytsenko: President’s immunity must be canceled

Chairman of the VRU Committee for Safety and Defense Anatoliy Hrytsenko is sure that the immunity must be canceled not only for the People’s deputies, but also for the President of Ukraine. He has stated today in an interview with journalists.

“I’m sure that the law must be one for everyone – for citizens, for the People’s deputies and for the President of Ukraine,” Hrytsenko said.

According to him, the cancellation of the President’s immunity is more important then the cancellation of the People’s deputies immunity. Explaining his statement, he noted, that unlike the People’s deputies, the President makes single-handed decisions.

“If the People’s deputies vote and take collective decisions, the President takes singe-handed decisions. The President has more temptations to break the law,” Hrytsenko said.

“For last years we see that the Head of the State makes attempts to give orders everyone – to the Head of the State, separate Ministers, the VRU chairman, the Prosecutor-General, leaders of the political parties, and sometimes it doesn’t correspond to the acting legislation,” he noted.

“I will sign the draft changes it to the Constitution and vote for it, if it foresees immunity cancellation for everyone: for the People’s deputies and for the President,” he added.

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On Epiphany day Poltava citizens will be treated with salo

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News / 17 January 2008 | 17:24

On Epiphany day Poltava citizens will be treated with salo

On January 19 -the Epiphany, holiday of salo (fat) will take place for the first time in Poltava. The press service of Poltava city council informed.

The holiday will be held by support of city head Andriy Matkovsky.

Guests of the city will be treated with salo. Moreover, people will be able to buy different kinds of salo.

Numerous of competitions are planned to be carried out. One of them is knowledge of jokes and sayings about salo. Show of folk bands is arranged.

Earlier the Poltava city held holiday of Ukrainian dumpling (halushka).

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Yushchenko to meet with Putin on February 12

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News / 17 January 2008 | 16:46

Yushchenko to meet with Putin on February 12

Yushchenko to meet with Putin on February 12

The second sitting of the Ukrainian-Russian intergovernmental commission, chaired by the presidents of Ukraine and the Russian Federation will take place on February 12 in Moscow.

As the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine informs, it was confirmed during today’s telephone talk of Foreign Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Ohryzko with first deputy Foreign Minister of the RF Andrey Denisov.

It is expected that during the sitting the whole complex of questions on bilateral relations in all spheres will be discussed and the Action Plan Ukraine-Russia for 2008 will be signed.

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Ukraine urges speediest conclusion of agreement with Poland

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News / 17 January 2008 | 16:12

Ukraine urges speediest conclusion of agreement with Poland

Ukraine urges speediest conclusion of agreement with Poland

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Poland Oleksandr Motsyk has initiated a debate in Warsaw concerning the need to simplify border-crossing procedures for inhabitants of the two countries’ border areas. The Ukrainian diplomat has met with Head of the Polish Government’s Chancellery Tomasz Arabski. Government’s press service reports.

Motsyk expressed a concern of the Ukrainian side about the situation on the Ukrainian-Polish border following Poland’s accession to the Schengen zone. He stressed the need to speedily conclude and implement a bipartite Agreement on simplified border crossing for inhabitants of the two countries’ border areas. The Ambassador also called for looking into the possibility of resuming joint border and customs controls and solving other urgent issues related to the Polish-Ukrainian border.

The Head of the Polish Government’s Chancellery confirmed the evidence of clear political will of the government to settle the issues emerging on the border with Ukraine. He expressed a conviction that the agreement in question will be signed in the nearest future.

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Yushchenko praised People’s deputies

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News / 17 January 2008 | 15:44

Yushchenko praised People's deputies

Yushchenko praised People’s deputies

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko welcomes the decision of the Verkhovna Rada to continue its session for one week. Yan Bernazyuk, head of the Secretariat department for relations with the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers, stated on Thursday at a briefing in the President’s Secretariat.

According to Bernazyuk, the President estimates this step as the positive signal from the side of the parliament.

Also, the President noted that the parliament had approved two laws in general, determined by the President as urgent.

“This is good signal that the Verkhovna Rada makes its work active. The President reckons on  further support of his initiatives,” Bernazyuk said, reminding that that for today 37 draft bills are registered in the parliament

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Poland will contribute to Ukraine’s accession to the EU

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News / 17 January 2008 | 15:35

Poland will contribute to Ukraine's accession to the EU

Poland will contribute to Ukraine’s accession to the EU

President of Poland Lech Kaczyński stated about interest of his country in that “doors into Europe” would be opened for Ukraine and the EU and NATO to be extended.

He said that yesterday during ceremonial reception of diplomats and politicians in the Presidential palace in Warsaw.

According to the President, policy of Poland concerning Ukraine in this direction remains unchanged.

According to Kaczynski, Poland is going to develop best relations with Belarus and Russia, overcoming difficulties and divergences with these countries.

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Action Plan of the Cabinet is registered in the VRU

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News / 17 January 2008 | 14:59

Action Plan of the Cabinet is registered in the VRU

Action Plan of the Cabinet is registered in the VRU

The draft Resolution on approval of the Action plan of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “Ukrainian breakthrough: for people, but not for politicians” is registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

As the site of the parliament informs, the document was registered on January 17.

As earlier reported, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft program “”Ukrainian breakthrough: for people, but not for politicians” on January 16.

The governments sent the draft program for consideration to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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Yanukovych: PR will not support “Breakthrough” of Tymoshenko

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News / 17 January 2008 | 14:21

Yanukovych: PR will not support “Breakthrough” of Tymoshenko

Party of Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych stated that his political force would not support Action plan of the government “Ukrainian breakthrough” of Yulia Tymoshenko. He said that today in scope of the visit to Kharkiv.

“We have already commented on draft program “Ukrainian breakthrough”. But we have not seen yet new, amended version of this program which was adopted yesterday. But taking into consideration estimation of our experts, this Action plan of the government is hardly different from the draft program. We did not have and do not have doubts that this government’s program has populist character,’ Yanukovych said.

According to Yanukovych, populism is evil which pursues Ukraine during last years. Many countries adopted laws and took very strict measures not to let populists to deceive people.

 
“Unfortunately, populism still flourishes in our country, that’s why we will not support such government’s program,” Yanukovych said.
 
As a reminder, yesterday the Cabinet adopted Action plan of government “Breakthrough: for people, but not for politicians”.

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