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Bush supports European aspirations of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2008


News / 31 March 2008 | 11:29

Bush supports European aspirations of Ukraine

Bush supports European aspirations of Ukraine

The USA promises nothing to France and Germany for the support of Ukraine’s joining NATO Membership Action Plan at the summit in Bucharest. As ForUm’s correspondent reports, George Bush stated in an interview with TV channel Inter on Sunday.

“I think that Ukraine’s joining NATO is a good policy. We have no other promises, except that this is the right move. That’s why I’m guided by what is best for NATO and Ukraine,” he said.

Bush has reminded that the majority of the Ukrainian people doesn’t support Ukraine’s joining NATO. “If Ukrainian people say no in the end of the process, this is their right, but I think that we must consider the decisions of officials, who were elected by people,” the American President noted.

Bush has confessed that he supports European aspirations of Ukraine. “I think that the desire of Ukraine to join NATO is good for Ukraine, as well as for NATO,” he emphasized.

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President Yushchenko paid a visit to Vasylkiv

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2008


News / 31 March 2008 | 10:33

President Yushchenko paid a visit to Vasylkiv

President Yushchenko paid a visit to Vasylkiv

President Viktor Yushchenko on March 28 paid a visit to Vasylkiv (Kyiv region), where the 40th Fighter Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force is located. President’s press office reports.

President got acquainted with brigade’s mission and objectives, as well as its organization and duties. He also viewed the aircrafts and other equipment used by the brigade. Viktor Yushchenko was shown latest national enterprises’ elaborations in modernization of the Sukhoi Su-25 attack planes and Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter planes, Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer aircrafts, Mil Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters and radar stations.

Communicating with journalists in President Yushchenko said that 2008 military budget should “become a budget of development”. According to President Yushchenko, current budget, which foresees 5 percent financing growth compared to the last year is unacceptable. The need to increase army funding is moreover needed regarding transition of the Ukrainian army to contract base.

Within the framework of his visit to Vasylkiv President Yushchenko performed a flight in Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighter. The flight lasted 35 minutes with deputy commander of the Air Force of Ukraine Major-General Vasyl Nikiforov in control of the plane.

After the flight President Yushchenko said: “I felt that the plane is extremely controllable; it appeared to me that it was performing all elements very obediently. There was no discomfort”.

In his visit President was accompanied by Defense Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov

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President met with the President of the ILD

Posted by the Editor on March 31, 2008


News / 31 March 2008 | 10:10

President met with the President of the ILD

President met with the President of the ILD

President Viktor Yushchenko on March 28 met with the President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Hernando de Soto. President’s press office reports.

During the conversation Viktor Yushchenko has said to Mr. de Soto that Ukraine is highly interested in experience of Latin America countries in overcoming economic crises, realization of anti-inflation policy, fighting money laundering and shady economy.

From his part Mr. de Soto has affirmed readiness of the Institute to provide consultations about implementation of economic reforms to the Ukrainian side.

The parties also discussed current social and economic situation in Ukraine.

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Visit of Bush was rehearsed near President’s Secretariat (photo)

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2008


News / 28 March 2008 | 16:50

Visit of Bush was rehearsed near President's Secretariat (photo)

Visit of Bush was rehearsed near President’s Secretariat (photo)

On March 28 rehearsal of meeting of American leader George Bush took place near the President’s Secretariat. Bush is expected to come to Ukraine on March 31. The meeting with Viktor Yushchenko and George Bush is scheduled on April 1.

The role of important guest was executed by USA ambassador William Taylor.

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Criminal case opened on MI-8MT Helicopter crash

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2008


News / 28 March 2008 | 16:16

Criminal case opened on MI-8MT Helicopter crash

On March 27, the Military Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal case on the crash of the MI-8MT helicopter belonging to the State Border Service of Ukraine (article 416 of the Criminal Code), according to acting judge advocate of the Southern Region Serhiy Roha. Cabinet’s press office reports.

An investigative group of the Southern Military Prosecutor’s office has arrived at the occurrence scene. Experts of the Prosecutor’s Office and Government Commission are working on the site, investigating causes behind the catastrophe.

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President grieves for Mi-8 crash victims

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2008


News / 28 March 2008 | 15:30

President grieves for Mi-8 crash victims

President grieves for Mi-8 crash victims

President Viktor Yushchenko offered his condolences to families and relatives of those Ukrainian servicemen, who were killed in Thursday Mi-8 helicopter crash. President’s press office reports.

President also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko demanding the Government to take appropriate measures to help the victims of the disaster.

A helicopter belonging to the Ukrainian border guard service has crashed into the Black Sea with 13 people on board.

Twelve have been confirmed dead. One person has been found alive, although he is in a critical condition.

The Mi-8 helicopter was on a flight from Odessa to Zmiyinyy Island.

There were three crew members and 10 passengers on board. The cause of the crash is not known.

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Kryl is ready to fulfill all tasks of Yushchenko

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2008


News / 28 March 2008 | 14:59

Kryl is ready to fulfill all tasks of Yushchenko

Leader of the political party “Single Center” (Yedyny Tsentr) Ihor Kryl claims that this political force must be reliable support for President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.

“We will not struggle with any parties, we will stand for our ideas,” Kryl said.

According to him, the party doesn’t strive for Yushchenko to become the chairman of the party. “We will do everything in order to be reliable support for the President…,” the People’s deputy noted.

The chairman of the “Single Center” considers that today Ukraine has become a hostage of ambitious of separate politicians. “We are the party of President Viktor Yushchenko, we support his action and we will fulfill his programs and intentions,” Kryl said.

Earlier, Ihor Kril, who recently has left the OU-PSD, became a head of new Ukrainian party – “Single Center” party (the Yedyny Tsentr).

The first congress of the new party was held in Kyiv on Thursday.

The party congress elected Kril head of the party. It also elected the political council and the presidium of the party.

The presidium of the party comprises People’s deputies Oksana Bilozir, Ihor Kryl, Oles Horobets, Mykhaylo Polyanych, Viktor Topolov, and Kherson Regional Governor Borys Silenkov, Civil Society Development Fund Lesya Taran.

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Tymoshenko and Tusk signed a range of documents on cooperation

Posted by the Editor on March 28, 2008


News / 28 March 2008 | 13:50

Tymoshenko and Tusk signed a range of documents on cooperation

Tymoshenko and Tusk signed a range of documents on cooperation

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and chairman of the council of Ministers of Poland Donald Tusk have signed a range of agreements on mutual cooperation, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

In particular, they signed agreement on frontier movement between Ukraine and Poland, agreement on cooperation in scope of holding final of Euro-2012, protocol on cooperation in order to improve system of constitutional provision on European integration of Ukraine and declaration on establishment of Polish-Ukrainian European university.

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