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Tymoshenko’s government protects journalists

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News / 11 June 2008 | 17:51

Tymoshenko's government protects journalists

Tymoshenko’s government protects journalists

The Cabinet of Ministers plans to introduce a draft bill to the Verkhovna Rada which will forbid the court question journalists as a witness in criminal proceedings. Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko stated in at the today’s press briefing, Cabinet’s press service reported to ForUm’s correspondent.

‘Today we have adopted a new draft bill on the protection of professional activity of journalists. You know there were 7 acts, they were analyzed, all their defects, and now one singe legislative act is made, which enables additional social protection for the journalists, in any circumstances,’ said Prime Minister.

According to her, the legislative act provides non-interference in the activity of a journalist and mass media.

‘Also, there is no more control of the content of the message,’ said Tymoshenko.

‘Journalists will be protected from any administrative pressure, because like doctors, psychologists and priests, they can’t be questioned as a witness in court. Particularly, concerning the information they have obtained during the interview,’ said Tymoshenko.

She also noted that it is yet a draft bill and journalists can introduce the improvement.

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Tymoshenko: hourly wage at Ukrainian mines

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News / 11 June 2008 | 16:57

hourly wage at Ukrainian mines

Tymoshenko: hourly wage at Ukrainian mines

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko proposes to introduce beginning 1 July of the current year hourly wage for workers of the coal sphere. Such proposal the Prime Minister of Ukraine expressed today at the Gov’t sitting, Cabinet’s press service reports.

“Hourly wage should be introduced at the mines of Ukraine,” Yulia Tymoshenko stated. At that the Prime Minister of Ukraine suggests using experience of the developed countries which have coal industry and estimate the miners’ work by the hour.

“I ask to stop a sudorific system when people earning trifling sums have to work under dangerous conditions for life,” Yulia Tymoshenko ordered.

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Ukraine requires explanations from RF

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News / 11 June 2008 | 15:59

Ukraine requires explanations from RF

Ukraine requires explanations from RF

Minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine Vitaliy Ohryzko assumes Ukraine will apply to the international institutions if Russia doesn’t explain the building of chemical weapons destruction plant near the Ukrainian border.

The minister reminded that MFA Ukraine has twice sent a note with the request to the Russian authorities to give explanations regarding these construction works.

‘According to the international practice, if there are any constructions nearby the border and they can threaten safety of the neighboring country this country has the right to require an explanation regarding the construction. We have just sent the second note and now we are waiting for the answer,’ said Ohryzko, as Liga reports.

As ForUm earlier reported, the chemical weapons destruction plant is under construction on the territory of RF in Bryanskaya region, 70km from the Ukrainian border.

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$100 for a month of summer holidays

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News / 11 June 2008 | 14:48

$100 for a month of summer holidays

$100 for a month of summer holidays

Donetsk city authorities set up 1800 working places for senior pupils (15-17 years old, ed.) for the time of summer holidays, which is 245 more than in 2007, said Donetsk mayor Aleksandr Luk’yanchenko at the press conference.

‘The work is set up within their power for them to make some money on the side. There is a payment fund, and we are ready to offer working places for 1800 senior pupils,’ said the mayor.

According to Luk’yanchenko, senior pupils can earn money at the amount of minimal salary, which totals 525 hryvnias (about $100, ed.)

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Jellyfish occupied south coast of the Crimea

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News / 11 June 2008 | 13:52

Jellyfish occupied south coast of the Crimea

Jellyfish occupied south coast of the Crimea

The sea near Sevastopol and Balaklava turned into kissel. A huge run of jellyfish turned the sea on the south of peninsula into kissel, scaring guests and even local people. Experts explain that small medusas were probably washed ashore and were trapped in the Sevastopol and Balaklava bays. It is a usual picture in the end of summer.

This species are not harmful for human. They have feelers with urticant cells but they can’t sting hard as well as there are no allergic reactions from their “stings”.

‘The water full of medusas is not dangerous for human, there are no unhealthy substances there, it can’t damage health,’ says senior science worker of the plankton department, biological Institute of south seas, candidate of biological sciences Sergey Khvorov, as KP in Ukraine reports.

Meanwhile, the scientist says the unprecedented number of medusas may be a warning that not everything is all right in the Black Sea. If there are many organic contaminants in the water, it becomes a favorable environment for phytoplankton – food for medusas. Naturally, medusas increase their number.

Biologists believe “occupation” is not for a long time.

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BYuT: farming is a key for Ukraine

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News / 11 June 2008 | 12:53

farming is a key for Ukraine

BYuT: farming is a key for Ukraine

Ukraine is in front of unique facilities – golden time for our country, assures the leader of BYuT in VR Ivan Kyrylenko.

In particular, regarding external challenges our country faces, Kyrylenko noted that Ukraine is in front of unique facilities -‘the time is coming’. ‘Our country, with its 0.4% of the planets land, has 1/3 of the best world’s soil. We can actually provide a billion people with food,’ stated the politician, as Liga reports.

According to him, Russia is ‘growing’ thanks to Siberia (oil and gas), ‘but it’s not for a long time’ while Ukraine -thanks to rural, agro-industrial complex and that is for good.

Ivan Kyrylenko said that ‘Ukraine is in front of its golden time’. ‘And you shouldn’t be an astrologist for that. All we need is heavy financing of farming, soil protection, super modern technologies, processing of raw material here. To export bio-fuel instead of unprocessed rape,’ specified Kyrylenko.

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Chernomyrdin greets Hryshchenko

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News / 11 June 2008 | 12:01

Chernomyrdin greets Hryshchenko

Chernomyrdin greets Hryshchenko

Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Ukraine Viktor Chornomyrdin greets Kostyantyn Hryshchenko as a new ambassador of Ukraine in Russia. He said at the press conference on Wednesday in Kyiv.

“I consider it to be a reasonable appointment,’ said Chernomyrdin. According to him, Hryshchenko is a high professional and expert in external policy, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

‘He is known in Russia, he is a career professional worker, career diplomat,’ said the ambassador.

According to him Hryshchenko will contribute to strengthening of Ukraine-Russian relations.

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Prime minister and NBU expect 0% inflation rate in June to May

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News / 11 June 2008 | 11:12

Prime minister and NBU expect 0% inflation rate in June to May

Prime minister and NBU expect 0% inflation rate in June to May

The Government and National Bank managed with inflation processes, stated prime-minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the today’s Cabinet sitting, ForUm’s correspondent reports.

‘I would like to report good news, it concerns the key index, which is unfortunately involved in dirty political insinuations – this is inflation index. In May, we, as promised, managed to bring down inflation almost in 2.5 times to the previous month,’ stated the prime-minister.

According to the head of the government, in June, the inflation rate will be 0%.

Tymoshenko thanked the ministers for the results they had achieved for the previous 5 months. ‘I believe if dirty policy didn’t prevent the Government from working, we could go on with our work and give the country better results every month,’ stated the head of the government.

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