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President demands law observation during Kyiv election

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News / 19 May 2008 | 17:42

President demands law observation during Kyiv election

President demands law observation during Kyiv election

President Viktor Yushchenko gathered heads of district units of the Security Service Offices in Kyiv and deputy Prosecutor General, the Prosecutor of Kyiv Evhen Blazhivskyi to discuss counteraction to political corruption during elections of Kyiv local authorities. President’s press office reports.

At the meeting the President stressed that the law enforcement bodies should prevent any political frauds during elections in the capital of Ukraine. “It is of no importance to me which political party… commits political corruption. It is important that there were no such facts during the election. It is your duty. Those who do this will bear responsibility in compliance with the law,” he said.

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Ukrainian Health Ministry suspends mass measles vaccination

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News / 19 May 2008 | 16:55

Ukrainian Health Ministry suspends mass measles vaccination

Ukrainian Health Ministry suspends mass measles vaccination

Ukraine’s Health Ministry has stopped a campaign on vaccinating young people against measles and rubella. On May 17, 2008, the Minister ordered the withdrawal of vaccine produced by Serum Institute of India Ltd. in all of the Ukrainian regions. Cabinet’s press service reports.

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Yushchenko calls Tymoshenko to undertake accurate effective steps

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News / 19 May 2008 | 16:00

Yushchenko calls Tymoshenko to undertake accurate effective steps

Yushchenko calls Tymoshenko to undertake accurate effective steps

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko calls the government to pass from slogans and politicization to accurate professional steps in order to overcome inflation. Press secretary of the President, Iryna Vannikova stated a briefing.

According to her, the President emphasized that forecasts of reduction of inflation must not suspend the work. “This is a serious reduction, but the rates of this year is considerably higher, than the rates for the same period of previous years, when the inflation rate was reaching zero,” Vannikova cited the President’s words.

The President considers that the government must undertake accurate effective steps in order the reduction of prices to be seen not only by the statistics, but by ordinary people as well.

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Tymoshenko asks everybody to forget about government’s resignation

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News / 19 May 2008 | 15:26

Tymoshenko asks everybody to forget about government's resignation

Tymoshenko asks everybody to forget about government’s resignation

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko proposes to forget about government’s discharge. She stated today at a press conference in the Cabinet, answering the journalists’ questions.

“I think that the democratic coalition will never be tied to the chariot of clans and oligarchy and will never do what it (oligarchy – ed.) demands for five months… I think that the government will work and the democratic coalition will work,” the PM said.

Tymoshenko also considers the preparation for the next presidential election as untimely. “I think that today every official, every Minister must do its own business, and don’t think about next elections. I don’t want to discuss this question now at all,” the PM said.

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BYuT organizes coalition sitting

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News / 19 May 2008 | 14:20

BYuT organizes coalition sitting

BYuT organizes coalition sitting

The BYuT faction expects to hold constructive working meeting of the coalition, where two factions in full composition must be present. Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko stated at a press conference in the Cabinet of Ministers.

“The BYuT faction calls its colleagues to hold sitting of the coalition and decide on further steps in the common activity: how to make democratic coalition strong, how to make VRU to take draft bills and decisions, which were promised to be taken during the elections,” Tymoshenko said.

The sitting is planned to be held on Monday at 3 p.m. VRU chairman, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and PM Yulia Tymoshenko will be present at the sitting. The BYuT proposes to consider the situation in the country and the correspondence of fulfillment of the coalition agreements.

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Tymoshenko is disappointed over President’s actions

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News / 19 May 2008 | 14:00

Tymoshenko is disappointed over President's actions

Tymoshenko is disappointed over President’s actions

Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko considers that the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has filed a suit against acting chairman of the State Property Fund, Andriy Portnov under the pressure of the President’s Secretariat. Tymoshenko has stated at today’s press conference in the Cabinet of Ministers.

According to her, when the government started its sitting, the President invited the Prosecutor General “and in the regime of pressure filed suits against representatives of the Treasury and Portnov”.

The Prime Minister considers that these criminal cases are suited not so much against representatives of the Treasury, as against her, against the government and against the bringing order in the country.

Tymoshenko emphasizes that it hurts her that  “the President acts in such way, that he has taken another position and that hopes and faith of people, who were at orange maydans, are collapsing”.

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EBRD donates 135 million euro to creation of the Chornobyl sarcophagus

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News / 19 May 2008 | 13:15

EBRD donates 135 million euro to creation of the Chornobyl sarcophagus

EBRD donates 135 million euro to creation of the Chornobyl sarcophagus

The Bank for Reconstruction and Development intends to donate 135 million euro for financing works connected with the creation of a sarcophagus at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. EBRD President Jean Lemierre told during his speech at the EBRD Annual Board of Directors Meeting in Kyiv. Cabinet’s press service reports.
 
“10% of 2007 will be, at the suggestion of the Board of Directors, used as contribution to the international efforts for nuclear security,” he stressed.

At that he noted that another 10% of the EBRD’s income which in 2007 amounted to 1.1 billion euro, meant for the creation of a special stock fund and separate account for deep technical cooperation with the bank.

Moreover he informed that due to the Ukrainian Government’s support EBRD can significantly expand its activity and satisfy investment requirements in the private and public sector as much as possible. He also noted that EBRD means to issue bonds in national currency.

During his speech Jean Lemierre stated that today Ukraine is an example of market economy and also called the Prime Minister of Ukraine and President of Ukraine “great fighters for democracy”.

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Prosecutor General’s Office filed a suit against Portnov

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News / 19 May 2008 | 12:35

Prosecutor General's Office filed a suit against Portnov

Prosecutor General’s Office filed a suit against Portnov

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has filed a suit against acting chairman of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, Andriy Portnov, who was appointed to this position by the government.

In particular, today the meeting of President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko with General Prosecutor Olexander Medvedko was held, during which the head of the Prosecutor General’s Office informed about the results of inspection of the NSDC decision fulfillment concerning the State Property Fund.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine inspected the legality of actions of Portnov and found out the exceeding of his authorities, which destabilized the work of the State Property Fund. In connection with this the Prosecutor General’s Office filed a suit against Andriy Portnov.

As earlier reported, on February 7 President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko by his degree stopped the Cabinet’s resolution of February 6 on Valentyna Semenyuk discharge from the position of the State Property Fund head. The President also sent the corresponding submission to the Constitutional Court concerning the constitutionality of the Cabinet’s resolution. According to the President, these resolutions of the government break the Constitution of Ukraine.

On April 15 Yushchenko issued a decree which suspended the resolution of the Tymoshenko government, dated February 11, on the terms of sale of the 99.52 % package of shares of the Odesa Pre-Port Plant.

On April 25 Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko represented new head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, Andriy Portnov.

On April 25 the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine protested against the Cabinet’s order to discharge Semenyuk from the position of the State Property Fund head in connection with the official investigation, and approved conditions of contest on sale of package shares of the Odesa Pre-Port Plant.

On April 25the government declines the protests of the Prosecutor’s General Office.

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