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Yanukovych: Political repressions start in Ukraine

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News / 4 March 2008 | 17:10

Yanukovych: Political repressions start in Ukraine

Yanukovych: Political repressions start in Ukraine

Party of Regions stands against of starting procedure of early elections. PR leader Viktor Yanukovych said that today, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

At the same time, according to Yanukovych, if parliamentary coalition announces about its inability to rule the country, then Party of Regions will go to parliamentary elections. “We are sure that PR will at least repeat its result and is likely to improve it. Today we feel repetition of 2005 when one crisis is changed by another, when power cant find understanding,” Yanukovych said.

He also noted that power does not take into consideration any opinions of those who think different than power. Yanukovych stated that people with different point of view from power are pursued. There are again ordered criminal cases. It looks like beginning of 2005 when there were political repressions in Ukraine.

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Kyrylenko considers People’s deputies must abstract away from NATO issue

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News / 4 March 2008 | 16:39

Kyrylenko considers People's deputies must abstract away from NATO issue

Kyrylenko considers People’s deputies must abstract away from NATO issue

Leader of “Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense” faction Vyacheslav Kyrylenko offers to hold voting on all draft resolutions on NATO. He said that today at the conciliatory meeting, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Kyrylenko also noted that there is one more variant to unblock the VRU work – to abstract away from NATO issue and start voting issues on parliamentary agenda.

Kyrylenko added that the matter also concerns cancellation of People’s deputies immunity, benefits and also changes to Regulations concerning activity of the opposition. “If our propositions are not considered, then we will think that opposition has no intentions to work constructively,” he added.

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Lytvyn insists on renewal of VRU work

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News / 4 March 2008 | 16:12

Lytvyn insists on renewal of VRU work

Lytvyn insists on renewal of VRU work

Lytvyn bloc faction insists VRU speaker to begin VRU session. Volodymyr Lytvyn said that today at the conciliatory meeting, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to him, if the leaders of the parliamentary factions cant agree, then we can hold meeting of People’s deputies. “Why must People’s deputies wait for some decision instead of work? Let our colleagues express their opinion because further blocking of the VRU is mere shame,” he said.

Lytvyn offered to agree schedule of the VRU today. Lets include issue on NATO in parliamentary agenda and we will see if People’s deputies have common opinion or not. Unfortunately we cant avoid this issue, so lets “waste time” and consider NATO issue today in the evening at the VRU session.

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People’s deputies did not agree to unblock VRU yet

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News / 4 March 2008 | 15:40

People's deputies did not agree to unblock VRU yet

People’s deputies did not agree to unblock VRU yet

Now the conciliatory meeting takes place in the VRU. VRU speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk and leaders of parliamentary factions participate in it, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Opening the meeting, Yatsenyuk has stated that at the moment there is no single agreed resolution concerning membership in NATO. At the same time he noted that any political force stands against referendum on NATO.

Yatsenyuk noted that he as a VRU head must follow the Constitution and VRU regulations which foresee that parliament must work in accordance with its calendar plan. “We gather today in order the parliament to start working, so lets approve the schedule of the VRU,” he said addressing leaders of the factions.

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Ukraine threatens to reduce transit of Russian gas

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News / 4 March 2008 | 15:23

Ukraine threatens to reduce transit of Russian gas

Ukraine threatens to reduce transit of Russian gas

Naftogaz Ukraine may reduce volumes of transit of natural gas if Gazprom continues cut of gas supplies to Ukraine. Naftogaz commented on statement of official representative of Gazprom Sergey Kupriyanov on another cut of gas supplies to Ukraine today.

Naftogaz informs that it can guarantee regular transit of gas to European consumers until it threatens energy security of Ukraine. If Gazprom continues violating technical agreement between two companies, reducing volumes of supplies of Asian gas to Ukraine, Naftogaz will resort to protection actions,” the press release of Naftogaz says.

Naftogaz considers that restrictions of gas supplies to Ukraine contradicts main principle of technical conditions of relations between companies.

As a reminder, yesterday Gazprom reduced gas supplies to Ukraine because of debts.

Today at 8 p.m. Russia is going to reduce gas supplies to Ukraine by 25% more. Official representative of “Gazprom” said that today at the press conference.

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Russia to reduce gas supplies by 25% more

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News / 4 March 2008 | 14:37

Russia to reduce gas supplies by 25% more

Russia to reduce gas supplies by 25% more

Today at 8 p.m. Russia is going to reduce gas supplies to Ukraine by 25% more. Official representative of “Gazprom” said that today at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent reports from Moscow.

“Such decision is stipulated by absence of progress in negotiations,” Kupriyanov said, at the same time adding that Russian gas monopolist is ready to continue negotiations with Ukrainian side.

According to Kupriyanov, despite reductions of gas supplies to Ukraine, supplies to European consumers will be carried out in full volume.

As a reminder, yesterday Gazprom reduced gas supplies to Ukraine because of debts.

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PR demands to hold referendum on joining Action plan on membership in NATO

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News / 4 March 2008 | 14:00

PR demands to hold referendum on joining Action plan on membership in NATO

PR demands to hold referendum on joining Action plan on membership in NATO

Party of Regions insists on Ukrainian referendum on Ukraine’s joining Action plan on membership in NATO. People’s deputy from PR Yuriy Myroshnychenko said that today, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“Yesterday at the conciliatory meeting we did not sign protocol on mutual understanding because it foresees that decision on membership in NATO will be considered in the parliament after the referendum,” he said. According to Myroshnychenko, PR demands to remove the word ‘parliament’ from the text of the resolution. The parliament must take a decision on the stage of ratification of agreement. But it may happen so that at first Ukraine joins Action plan on membership in NATO without holding a referendum, then signs agreement on accession to NATO, then referendum will be held and only then parliament will consider issue on ratification of agreement. In order to avoid such situation, we insist to remove word ‘parliament’ from the text on compromise resolution.

“At first we must hold a referendum on joining Action plan on membership to NATO,” he said.

As a reminder, since February 25 the working group is working in the parliament in order to prepare protocol on mutual understanding. After signing of such protocol unblocking of the parliament is expected.

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Lytvyn bloc demands to unblock VRU without any conditions

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News / 4 March 2008 | 13:44

Lytvyn bloc demands to unblock VRU without any conditions

Lytvyn bloc demands to unblock VRU without any conditions

Lytvyn bloc faction demands to start VRU work without any conditions. It demands to stop using the VRU as tool in political sorting out of Ukrainian power.

“Continues and pointless blocking of the VRU shows that this organ is used for covering shadow negotiations and agreements of power. In such a way situation in the country becomes absurd one,” the Lytvyn bloc statement says.

According to the statement, numerous propositions of Lytvyn bloc to reach understanding and unblock the parliament faced unwillingness to make any actions.

“That’s why we demand to start work of the VRU without any conditions but only on the basis of the Constitution and regulations of the VRU,” the statement says.

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