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Yushchenko charged prosecutor general against NCRE

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News / 3 July 2008 | 17:57

Yushchenko charged prosecutor general against NCRE

Yushchenko charged prosecutor general against NCRE

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko charged the general prosecutor of Ukraine Oleksandr Medvedko to verify the legality of the fee for connection to electricity networks, imposed by the National electro-energy regulations commission.

On Thursday, July 3, during the forum “Power and business – partners”, the President said that the fee was imposed by the ruling of NCRE on July 19, 2007. The Prosecutor General’s Office must verify the fee in 7 days, as UNIAN reports.

“I am sure you will abolish it (ruling of NCRE, ed.),” said the President.

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Additional payment to speak Ukrainian in Ukraine?

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News / 3 July 2008 | 17:35

Additional payment to speak Ukrainian in Ukraine?

Additional payment to speak Ukrainian in Ukraine?

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko demands the state employees speak the state language. He said, ending his speech at the V All-Ukraine forum “Power and business – partners”.

The President said the other groups of population have at least some sort of choice in this question. “But I demand that the state employees speak the state language”.

Yushchenko said that the Ukrainian legislation has proper laws about the state language and a state employee.

“Speak the state language. Eventually, you get additional payment to speak the state language,” stated the President.

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Russian Gasprom expects gas at $1,000 for Europe

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News / 3 July 2008 | 17:01

Russian Gasprom expects gas at $1,000 for Europe

Russian Gasprom expects gas at $1,000 for Europe

Head of OOO Gasprom Aleksey Miller said that according to the forecast, made by the company, by the end of the year the price for Europe will reach USD 500 per 1000 cubic meters.

Moreover, giving a reply for the question of Interfax-Ukraine, Miller confirmed that according to their forecast soon, the price for oil may reach USD 250 per barrel.

“In this case the European gas price will be USD 1000 per 1000 cubic meters,” he said.

Besides, Miller said that this price (USD 1000) will not be supernatural on the market”.

“Today, gas prices reach a thousand of dollars on the market of urgent contracts in Europe,” said Gasprom head, as Pravda Ukraine reports.

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Russia sees no sense in PA OSCE resolution about Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-33s

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News / 3 July 2008 | 16:23

Russia sees no sense in PA OSCE resolution about Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-33s

Russia sees no sense in PA OSCE resolution about Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-33s

“Total nonsense: the history revenges a lot and those mistakes are impermissible and absolutely opportunistic,” said speaker of the Federation Council Sergey Mironov commenting the resolution taken by the Parliament Assembly of OSCE about Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-33s.

“This all is made against real facts, real historical truth,” said the speaker, as Interfax-Ukraine reports.

He said that the famine was not only in Ukraine, but on the whole territory of Russia, he reminded famine in Povolzhe.

“Here we have the problem of absence of primary objective knowledge about historical truth in full amount, and when someone wants to revise the history or see only one historical fragment – this is just slyness, this is not right,” said Mironov.

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BYuT substitutes Rybakov for a new people’s deputy

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News / 3 July 2008 | 15:45

BYuT substitutes Rybakov for a new people's deputy

BYuT substitutes Rybakov for a new people’s deputy

On the next plenary Tuesday, new people’s deputy from BYuT faction will be put on oath, said leader of BYuT faction Ivan Kyrylenko.

Giving a reply to the question what they will do if on Tuesday people’s deputy Ihor Rybakov comes in the session hall and votes, Kyrylenko said: ” On Tuesday new people’s deputy will be put on oath”.

The leader of BYuT faction refused to give any other comments, regardless the following questions.

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Holodomor resolulution taken by PA OSCE

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News / 3 July 2008 | 14:47

Holodomor resolulution taken by PA OSCE

Holodomor resolulution taken by PA OSCE

People’s deputy form NU-NS, member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Olga Herasymyuk said the resolution about holodomor in Ukraine 1932-33s was taken by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Safety and Cooperation in Europe (PA OSCE) in the version proposed by the Ukrainian side, according to her interview to ForUm’s correspondent.

Holodomor was not recognized as the genocide against Ukrainian people.

“PA PACE commemorates innocent lives of millions of Ukrainians, who died during Holodomor 1932-33s as a result of famine, caused by strict premeditated actions and policy of totalitarian regime of Stalin”, according to the resolution.

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Cool political summer and hot political autumn forecasted in Ukraine

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News / 3 July 2008 | 13:44

Cool political summer and hot political autumn forecasted in Ukraine

Cool political summer and hot political autumn forecasted in Ukraine

Head of political-legal programs of the Razumkov centre, Yuriy Yakymenko forecasts that Ukraine expects a “very interesting autumn”. The political scientist said at the today’s press-conference in Kyiv.

“It is possible that in autumn, we will see the things we can’t even talk about today, which look groundless and unbelievable. The only thing we know for sure is that the political autumn and the end of the year will be very interesting,” said Yakymenko.

Making forecasts of political events, the political scientist said there are no grounds for early elections now, but “they can show up in autumn”.

According to Yakymenko there can be a wide coalition including the Party of Regions and NU-NS; the coalition can also be extended with the Lytvyn Bloc, who may require serious posts, from the VR head to the post in the Government, as UNIAN reports.

At the same time, it is unlikely, but theoretically possible, that the coalition will be formed of BYuT and PR. “This can’t be ruled out, especially considering the question of the Constitutional reform,” explained Yakymenko.

He also said that in summer, the political situation is not to change in essence though the people’s deputies will have a rest in the same places, where they can have negotiations on proper questions.

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Tymoshenko is waiting for the President’s final proposals to sate budget

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News / 3 July 2008 | 12:48

Tymoshenko is waiting for the President's final proposals to sate budget

Tymoshenko is waiting for the President’s final proposals to sate budget

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko hopes that President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko will give his final proposals regarding the draft law “About introduction the amendments to the state budget of Ukraine for 2008”.

As ForUm’s correspondent reports, she said at the sitting of the coalition council on Thursday.

“We hope that today the President will give his final proposals. We will consider them and afterwards, give the project to you to have the whole document,” said the Prime Minister, addressing to the people’s deputies.

She said that the Government is still having consultations with the President regarding the amendments to the state budget. According to her, the Government would like the factions of the coalition begin consultations today.

Tymoshenko said that at the moment, the draft law about the amendments to the state budget for this year is fully worked out by the Government.

The Prime Minister said the Government had coordinated all macro-indices with NBU.

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