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Government Committee on European Integration took place

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News / 4 April 2008 | 17:54

Government Committee on European Integration took place

Government Committee on European Integration took place

Today the sixth session of the Government Committee on European Integration and International Cooperation chaired by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Hryhoriy Nemyrya took place. Cabinet’s press service reports.

A series of important legal acts in the sphere of foreign relations have been considered.

On the results of the discussion drafts of a number of resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine have been approved:

– On submission for ratification by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of an Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on cooperation in the spheres of military training, technologies and science;

– On submission for ratification by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of a Memorandum of understanding on coordinated development of the Black Sea ring highway;

– On approval of an Order of preparation and implementation of the plan on attracting foreign assistance of the European Commission within the framework of TAIEX.

Separately, the Government Committee members discussed in detail a draft of the State Target Program on informing public concerning EuroAtlantic integration for the years of 2008-2011 as well as commissioned the State Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine to complete it taking into consideration expressed observations of public organizations and within two weeks, in accordance with the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, to submit necessary package of documents.

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Yanukovych considers that NATO showed Yushchenko “good lesson”

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News / 4 April 2008 | 17:00

Yanukovych considers that NATO showed Yushchenko “good lesson”

Leader of the Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych calls upon his allies to continue struggle against Ukraine’s joining NATO. This statement is placed on the official site of the Party of Regions.

Yanukovych is glad about the decision of NATO summit.

“Orange” “moment of truth”, declared on the eve of summit as indispensable Ukraine’s joining MAP, didn’t stand the test of reality. The other truth turned out to be. And we are its representatives – millions of Ukrainians,” the PR leader stated.

According to him, the summit’s decision is a “good lesson”, which “people showed to high officials of the state”.”Our protest was heard. Understanding which dangerous consequences the destruction of the formed balance could bring to all system of the European safety, Bucharest refused to take unanimous decision,” Yanukovych said

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Putin considers NATO approach to RF borders as direct threat

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News / 4 April 2008 | 16:21

Putin considers NATO approach to RF borders as direct threat

Putin considers NATO approach to RF borders as direct threat

NATO approach to the Russian borders will be considered as direct threat to the RF safety. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at a press conference after the Russia-NATO council meeting in Bucharest on Friday.

“The continuing NATO extension, formation of military infrastructure on the territory of new members, the crisis around CFE, Kosovo, plans of placement of US elements in Europe – all these do not work for strengthening of predictability and trust in our cooperation, and do not assist the transfer to new quality,” Putin emphasized.

“The appearance on our borders of strong military bloc, the actions of which are regulated by the article 5 of Washington treaty, will be considered in Russia as the direct threat to the safety of our country,” the Russian President said.

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Meeting of Yuschenko and Sarkozy (photo)

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News / 4 April 2008 | 15:37

Meeting of Yuschenko and Sarkozy (photo)

President Viktor Yushchenko met with President of France Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday in Bucharest.

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VRU registered draft bill on ratification of WTO protocol

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News / 4 April 2008 | 15:15

VRU registered draft bill on ratification of WTO protocol

VRU registered draft bill on ratification of WTO protocol

The Verkhovna Rada registered the draft bill of the Ukrainian President “On protocol ratification on Ukraine’s joining World Trade Organization”.

As the official site of the Verkhovna Rada informs, the document was registered on April 2.

Yesterday deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Andriy Honcharuk stated that the Secretariat had no doubts about successful protocol ratification on Ukraine’s joining World Trade Organization.

As a reminder, on February 5 President of Ukraine and WTO Director General Pascal Lami signed the protocol on Ukraine’s joining WTO. This document must be ratified until July 2008.

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Ukraine to enlarge number of peacekeepers in Afghanistan

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News / 4 April 2008 | 14:34

Ukraine to enlarge number of peacekeepers in Afghanistan

Ukraine to enlarge number of peacekeepers in Afghanistan

Ukraine intends to enlarge the number of peacekeepers in Afghanistan from 3 to 8, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov told reporters in Bucharest. Cabinet’s press office reports.

According to him, another 5 peacekeepers will serve in the Swedish legion.

Yekhanurov also said he discussed the issue April 3 with the Swedish Defense Minister.

On March 28, President Viktor Yushchenko empowered Head of the Ukrainian Mission to NATO to sign (in the letter exchange format) an agreement with NATO on Ukraine’s participation in the operation of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

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President Yushchenko met with President Adamkus

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News / 4 April 2008 | 14:01

President Yushchenko met with President Adamkus

President Yushchenko met with President Adamkus

Within the framework of his stay at Bucharest NATO Summit President Viktor Yushchenko met today with the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus. President’s press office reports.

During the meeting President Adamkus assured Viktor Yushchenko that Lithuania has always been a supporter of Ukraine’s NATO membership aspirations. From his part President Yushchenko thanked the Lithuanians for their firm position on the matter.

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Russia considers “Bucharest failure” as its own merit

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News / 4 April 2008 | 13:22

Russia considers “Bucharest failure” as its own merit

Western partners heard the position of Russia, which rejected to support Georgia’s and Ukraine’s joining NATO Membership Action Plan at the Bucharest summit, first vice speaker of the RF State Duma Oleg Morozov said.

“This decision, taken at the summit, satisfied me,” Morozov told journalists on Friday.

He hopes that Russian position will be head in future.

“I think that from our side their was a signal for the European countries, which have heard that we apprehend such prompt decision concerning Ukraine’s and Georgia’s joining NATO as not friendly action in direction to Russia,” Morozov said.

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