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Hryhoriy Nemyrya met with delegation of the European Parliament Group

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News / 14 February 2008 | 17:50

Hryhoriy Nemyrya met with delegation of the European Parliament Group

Hryhoriy Nemyrya met with delegation of the European Parliament Group

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and International Integration Hryhoriy Nemyrya held a meeting with a delegation of the European Parliament Group “Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe”. Cabinet’s press office reports.

During the meeting burning issues concerning relations between Ukraine and the EU have been discussed. In particular, the matter concerned stirring up of the negotiations on new enhanced agreement, beginning of the negotiations on creation of free trade area, expanding and making the EU technical assistance more efficient etc.

Discussing simplified regime for the Ukrainian citizens’ trips to the EU, the delegation representatives stressed that Agreement on simplification of visa procedures which took effect on 1 January 2008 is “only the first step in this direction”.

In his turn, Hryhoriy Nemyrya expressed satisfaction with a constructive stand of the Europarliamentarians on Ukraine and expressed hope that in future this authoritative institution of the European Union would play a proactive role in issues of Eurointegration prospects of Ukraine.

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Tymoshenko is not against of correspondence of Yanukovych with NATO

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News / 14 February 2008 | 17:00

Tymoshenko is not against of correspondence of Yanukovych with NATO

Tymoshenko is not against of correspondence of Yanukovych with NATO

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is not against the right of leader of the opposition to be in correspondence with the NATO leadership. She stated at a briefing on Thursday.

Commenting on the letter of the leader of the Party of Regions, Viktor Yanukovych, to the NATO leadership that Ukraine’s joining the NATO Membership Action Plan can collapse the country, Tymoshenko stated: “Every political force can do everything, which it considers to be necessary”.

On Thursday the political council of the Party of Regions has approved the text of the letter of the PR leader, Viktor Yanukovych, to NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. The letter concerns the situation, which occurred in Ukraine in connection with “the letter of three”. The PR leader stresses in this letter that the only possible solution of this situation is the withdrawal of the question on Ukraine’s joining the NATO Membership Action Plan from the NATO summit in Bucharest.

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Ohryzko: Ukraine in NATO will not be threat for Russia

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News / 14 February 2008 | 16:15

Ukraine in NATO will not be threat for Russia

Ohryzko: Ukraine in NATO will not be threat for Russia

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Ohryzko has assured once more that Ukraine will not be a threat for Russia, in case joining NATO.

“There is no and there will be no threat for Russia from the territory of Ukraine,” Ohryzko stated at the briefing on Thursday in Kyiv, commenting on the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin on possible retarget of rockets at Ukraine, in case of NATO military bases placement on its territory.

Ohryzko has reminded that the Ukrainian Constitution foresees that “on its territory foreign military bases can’t be placed”.

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President to visit Kazakhstan in March

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News / 14 February 2008 | 15:26

President to visit Kazakhstan in March

President to visit Kazakhstan in March

The working visit of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko to Kazakhstan is planned for March 5-6. As the ForUm’s correspondent reports, deputy head of the President’s Secretariat of Ukraine Olexander Chaly stated today at the briefing.

According to him, Yushchenko will take part in the opening ceremony of the “Year of Ukraine in Kazakhstan” and also he will discuss at the highest level the whole spectrum of bilateral relations.

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President Yushchenko met with Romanyuk

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News / 14 February 2008 | 14:58

President Yushchenko met with Romanyuk

President Yushchenko met with Romanyuk

President Viktor Yushchenko met today with Volyn Regional State Administration head Mykola Romanyuk. President’s press office reports.

During the meeting officials discussed social and economic development of the region, preparation to Euro 2012, etc.

Speaking about Euro 2012 the President stressed that Volyn region, being a western gate to Ukraine, has many things to be done such as finishing reconstruction of Kyiv – Kovel – Yahodyn and beginning construction of an international airport at Lutsk military airfield.

Separate attention was paid to ensuring existing border checkpoints proper functioning as well as building new ones. Demarcation of Ukrainian-Byelorussian border financing was another discussed urgent topic.

Viktor Yushchenko also urged Mykola Romanyuk to work out together with neighboring Regional Administrations heads a draft law “On providing Polissya territories of Ukraine with a special status”. According to the President, implementation of such law would positively influence economic situation in Polissya, particularly agriculture sector, which currently yields losses due to special climate and low land productivity.

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Ukraine, EU to start free trade zone talks next week

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News / 14 February 2008 | 14:00

Ukraine, EU to start free trade zone talks next week

Ukraine, EU to start free trade zone talks next week

The talks between Ukraine and the European Union on the creation of a free trade zone will start next week, EU Commissioner for External Policy and European Neighborhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner told a press conference in Kyiv.

She emphasized that there are all the necessary prerequisites for beginning the talks. Cabinet’s press office reports.

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Putin threatened Ukraine with rockets again

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News / 14 February 2008 | 13:15

Putin threatened Ukraine with rockets again

Putin threatened Ukraine with rockets again

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin doesn’t exclude the possibility to point its rockets at Ukraine, if NATO military bases appear on the territory of this country in future.

“We will be forced to retarget our rockets towards those objects, which we consider to be threatening to our national safety. I have to tell about this today directly and honestly,” Putin said at the press conference on Thursday.

The President of the RF noted that nobody had asked the Ukrainian people about the attitudes towards plans on joining NATO.

“As I know, the most part of the Ukrainian citizens is against joining NATO, but the leadership of Ukraine signed the document and has started the process of joining. What sort of democracy is this? Who has asked the citizens, whether they want this or not? And if this is made in such regime, so in this regime, without asking anyone, the NATO bases could appear there…,” Putin said.

As a reminder, President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko stated yesterday in Moscow that Ukraine is ready to confirm legislatively the non placement of NATO military bases on its territory.

“If the Russian side worries about military bases, Ukraine will not do this,” President Yushchenko said.

“We are ready to strengthen this constitutionally,” the Head of the Ukrainian State said.

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Prosecutor General’s office to investigate detention of Rudkovsky

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News / 14 February 2008 | 12:40

Prosecutor General's office to investigate detention of Rudkovsky

Prosecutor General’s office to investigate detention of Rudkovsky

Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine considers that investigator, who detained Rudkovsky, followed all norms of the criminal and procedural legislation. Head of the investigatory administration Andriy Khochunsky stated at the briefing on Thursday, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

He has noted that the Prosecutor General’s office received a letter of complaint from the former Minister of Transport and Communications Mykola Rudkovsky concerning the violation during his arrest.

Khochunsky has informed that this complain will be considered by the Prosecutor General’s office within 5-6 days and then the decision will be taken. “But, I think that the investigator followed the criminal legislation,” he said.

Khochunsky has also called the mass media to wait for the decision of the court, “if we want to built the democratic state, we must follow the order, and the court will dot the i’s.”

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