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Hrytsenko calls upon Yushchenko, Tymoshenko and Yanukovych to refuse from presidential ambitions

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News / 30 May 2008 | 17:47

Hrytsenko calls upon Yushchenko, Tymoshenko and Yanukovych to refuse from presidential ambitions

Hrytsenko calls upon Yushchenko, Tymoshenko and Yanukovych to refuse from presidential ambitions

People’s deputy, member of the “Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense” party, Anatoliy Hrytsenko calls upon Head of the State Viktor Yushchenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and leader of the opposition Viktor Yanukovych to refuse from the presidential ambitions in order to normalize the work of the parliament and the government.

“I think that instead of heating the situation it is necessary to regulate the effective work of the present coalition. The single condition of new effective coalition formation is the refuse of three politicians of the first row (Yushchenko, Tymoshenko and Yanukovych) from the participation in the next presidential elections,” Hrytsenko said.

At the same time he said that they all are not ready to make such step and public statement as well.

Answering the question whether it is possible today to change the format of the coalition, Hrytsenko said: “I think that there are no prerequisites in the parliament for the formation of another coalition, in spite of there are persons who are interested in this and their actions are directed at formation of new coalition”.

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President studied opinion on independent testing

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2008


News / 30 May 2008 | 16:54

President studied opinion on independent testing

President studied opinion on independent testing

President Viktor Yushchenko studied results of the survey, conducted on his request by his Secretariat among school graduates, who had passed independent tests. The survey was conducted to determine students’ position towards the testing. President’s press office reports.

Among those questioned (as for now there were 20 thousand poll-papers analyzed) only 7% gave negative opinion on organization of the testing, and about 70% expressed support of it. According to the President, that is a good answer to the skeptical attitude towards the testing.

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“Our Ukraine” to hold political council

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News / 30 May 2008 | 16:20

“Our Ukraine” to hold political council

Today it is planned to hold the sitting of the Political council of the “Our Ukraine People’s Union” party. People’s deputy, member of the political party Eduard Zeynalov informed.

According to him, such sitting must take place as it has not been held for almost three months.

“There are many question which are necessary to discuss,” the People’s deputy said.

Zeynalov considers that the questions on the results of the elections in Kyiv and the situation in the coalition must be discussed.

According to him, he doesn’t know exactly when the sitting will begin.

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President opened Clinic for HIV/AIDS ill children

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2008


News / 30 May 2008 | 15:47

President opened Clinic for HIV/AIDS ill children

President opened Clinic for HIV/AIDS ill children

President Viktor Yushchenko came today to a ceremony of opening the Clinic for children ill with HIV/AIDS at Kyiv OHMADYT children’s hospital. President’s press office reports.

In his speech at the event President Yushchenko said: “We are opening the facility aimed at saving health and often life of the youngest citizen – of the child”. He also reminded that AIDS nowadays is a serious challenge for Ukrainian society, with almost 123 thousand people registered HIV-positive as for January 1, 2008. Therefore it is necessary according to him to open more such facilities in the regions and to adopt a national program of HIV/AIDS counteraction.

During the ceremony President also presented national awards on the location of the International Child Protection Day.

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Yushchenko: Government doesn’t have methods of struggle against inflation

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2008


News / 30 May 2008 | 15:15

Government doesn't have methods of struggle against inflation

Yushchenko: Government doesn’t have methods of struggle against inflation

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko considers that for today Ukraine hasn’t formed the effective course directed at reduction of the inflation. As the ForUm’s correspondent reports, the President stated at the NSDC sitting.

“That what we call the methods of struggle against inflation doesn’t exist formally,” the President said.

According to the President, the prohibition of export of the Ukrainian grain is not an anti inflation method and this is a double stroke on the national producer.

The Head of the State confessed that he will veto such decisions of the government as they “do not coincide” with the context of the struggle against inflation.

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Ukraine’s Ambassador delivers credentials to EC President

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2008


News / 30 May 2008 | 14:54

Ukraine's Ambassador delivers credentials to EC President

Ukraine’s Ambassador delivers credentials to EC President

Ukraine’s Ambassador to the European Union Andriy Veselovsky handed in his letters of credence to European Commission President Jose Barroso, Ukraine’s EU mission reported. Cabinet’s press service reports.

After the delivery ceremony, Veselovsky and Barroso negotiated the vital issues of Ukraine’s cooperation with the European Union. The European Commission President, particularly, highly appreciated the pace and quality of the negotiations with Ukraine on a new, enhanced agreement, and pointed out the high level of bilateral cooperation in power industry, which is already seen from the participation of the European Commission in the Kyiv Energy Summit on May 22 – 23, as well as on the issues of justice and interior affairs. Barroso also called on Ukraine’s political forces and the whole of the civil society for active implementation of political and economic reforms.

In his turn, Veselovsky informed the EC President about results of the meeting of the interior and justice ministers of Ukraine and the EU Troika in Kyiv, and expressed gratitude to the European Commission for its weighty and constructive role in a deepening of relations with Ukraine.

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President: There will no early parliamentary elections

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2008


News / 30 May 2008 | 14:31

There will no early parliamentary elections

President: There will no early parliamentary elections

There will be no early parliamentary elections in Ukraine. As the ForUm’s correspondent reports, President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko stated at the NSDC sitting.

“We live not in surrealism, but in everyday life and we must answer the challenges of this life,” the Head of the State said.

Yushchenko confessed that he understands those who are disappointed in the results of Kyiv elections.

“We must remember that the country is not a series of the constant elections… It concerns the executive power. The executive power is the power which executes,” he emphasized.

The President promised that there will no another early elections in Kyiv.

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President held phone talk with Russian leader

Posted by the Editor on May 30, 2008


News / 30 May 2008 | 12:48

President held phone talk with Russian leader

President held phone talk with Russian leader

President Viktor Yushchenko held a phone conversation with the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. President’s press office reports.

Sides discussed topical issues of Ukrainian-Russian cooperation. President Yushchenko expounded to his Russian colleague the position of Ukraine on a number of questions brought up by the Russian side, saying that in its conduct Ukraine is being guided by its own national interests keeping up to the agreements and meeting its obligations.

The two Presidents agreed to continue their dialogue on problematic subjects at the informal meeting of the CIS heads of states on June 6 in St. Petersburg.

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