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Kolesnichenko: No EU membership for Ukraine for the next five years

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2008


News / 24 July 2008 | 17:40

Kolesnichenko: No EU membership for Ukraine for the next five years

The fact that European Union will refuse to consider Ukraine as a member candidate was known five years ago. It was clear then that membership is possible in at least 10-15 years.

The Party of Regions deputy Vadym Kolesnichenko told IMC commenting on the information on that EU ministers failed to decided Ukraine‘s integration and further expansion of the union.

“The problem is that Ukraine does to meet European interests. Ukraine is just an object of foreign policy of the USA, Europe and Russia. Ukraine does not determine its course, but follows the orders of the world leaders. Unfortunately, the people who claim to be Ukraine‘s leaders don’t understand that with inner conflicts and squabbles they ruin any possibility to develop as independent state,” he said.

“Besides, Europe does not like evident pro-American politicians. Yushchenko is no longer interesting for them, as he demonstrate too open devotion to America,” he added.

According to Kolesnichenko, the unbiased reason Ukraine‘s will not be taken into the EU is that Ukraine does not meet regularly its international obligations to the EU.

“There is question: why do we need EU or NATO? The authorities say that it is necessary to improve the standards and to get help. It is poor and defective policy of the people, who are ruining the very possibility to develop as an independent state. They say we have to go there and there, but they don’t have either brains or desire to come back to the country and find out what we are really capable of. Their ambition overheated their heads and they don’t see an opportunity of independent development of Ukraine,” he explained.

“For the next five years Ukraine should even dream about EU membership. But in 15 years it will be clear that EU has serious problems and that it is falling apart. Against such background I would turn my head to the Asian markets. They have huge needs, and it might be very profitable cooperation,” Kolesnichenko summed up.

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Party of Regions to initiate Tymoshenko’s dismissal in September

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2008


News / 24 July 2008 | 16:50

Party of Regions to initiate Tymoshenko’s dismissal in September

The Party of Regions intends to initiate the dismissal of the government of Yulia Tymoshenko this autumn. The Party of Regions deputy Vadym Kolesnichenko said at the press conference in Kyiv.

“There is no doubt that we will raise the issue,” the deputy said.

According to Kolesnichenko, the Party of Regions has not changed its position regarding the activities of Tymoshenko’s Cabinet. He also added that if the Communist Party and Lytvyn’s bloc did not support the dismissal of the government, they would share responsibility with the ruling coalition for the situation in the country.

As a reminder, on July 11 the parliament failed to dismiss the Cabinet and to pass the vote of no confidence in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government.

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Yushchenko positive Tymoshenko will run for presidency

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2008


News / 24 July 2008 | 16:00

Yushchenko positive Tymoshenko will run for presidency

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko is confident that Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko will run for presidency at the forthcoming election.

Yushchenko stated at the press conference in Kyiv, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

In particular, in response to the question whether, in his personal opinion, Yulia Tymoshenko is running for presidency despite all her claims to support his candidacy, Victor Yushchenko said: “I’m positive – yes”.

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Opinion: A man, who gave Yushchenko $40 million, could not have poisoned him

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2008


News / 24 July 2008 | 15:05

Opinion: A man, who gave Yushchenko $40 million, could not have poisoned him

How can comment on the statement of a man, to whom Zhvania first gave $40 million for the election campaign and then tried to poison him? Zhvania is not a nut case. These things are incompatible. Yushchenko’s statement contradicts the reality.

The Party of Regions deputy Oleksandr Yefremov told IMC commenting on the President’s statement on that David Zhvania was involved in his poisoning.

“The fact of poisoning had not been proven in the first place. Zhvania just voiced it. I hardly believe in the poisoning, I think it was faked,” he added.

According to the deputy, the fact that Zhvania is being persecuted proves that we live in an incomprehensible country with no sign of democracy.

In response to the question why Yushchenko made this statement, Yefremov said: “The presidential campaign is about to start. It wouldn’t surprise me if such cases as Gongadze, Melnichenko’s tapes come to light again.”

“We never get answers from Yushchenko. Tymoshenko accuses him of betrayal of national interests in connection with the Black Sea shelf, Zhvania declares that poisoning was faked, former Defense Minister Hrytsenko accuses Yushchenko of deprivation of land form the army and giving it to commercial structures. There are tens of examples, but Yushchenko gives the only answer based on the principle “it’s you who is an idiot here.” It is not a proper way to hold discussions in politics,” Yefremov summed up.

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Yushchenko believes Zhvania was involved in his poisoning

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2008


News / 24 July 2008 | 14:15

Yushchenko believes Zhvania was involved in his poisoning

Yushchenko believes Zhvania was involved in his poisoning

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko believes that Our Ukraine deputy David Zhvania was involved in his poisoning, the President claimed at the press conference, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

In particular, in response to the question whether in his opinion Zhvania was involved in his poisoning, Victor Yushchenko said: “I think yes.”

He underlined that it was not a statement, as he wanted “to maintain balance among the law, investigative bodies and honest-minded people”.

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Zhvania to appeal to European court

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2008


News / 24 July 2008 | 13:00

Zhvania to appeal to European court

Zhvania to appeal to European court

A group of lawyers on international right has prepared and sent to the European court on human rights the appeal of David Zhvania against Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies, which try to deprive him of Ukraine’s citizenship.

Press office of National Self-Defense informed ForUm.

The appeal says that according to the article 6 of the Convention on human rights and freedoms, every person has a right on just and public consideration of his case within reasonable time and by independent and unbiased court.

However, despite such norms, the Appeal court of Kyiv refused to protect the rights of Zhvania and took the side of the Prosecutor’s General Office.

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Kernes not to come for interrogation

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2008


News / 24 July 2008 | 12:25

Kernes not to come for interrogation

Acting Kharkiv City Council chairman Hennadiy Kernes is not going to come for interrogation in Kyiv by the end of July to give evidences concerning criminal cases instituted against him.

At the press conference Kernes stated that he can come to the investigator only on July 31.

“I do not dodge the investigation, but today I am acting city chairman and I have many reasons,” Kernes said, adding that he has much to do and wants to “enjoy” last days of his holoday and complete treatment course.

“I have said that I will come on July 31,” he said, answering the journalist question.

As a reminder, police detained by force Kharkiv City Council chairman Hennadiy Kernes in Kharkiv on July 22.

According to the information of the PR Department, Kernes was detained in accordance with an investigator’s order on the case on attempt of a premeditated murder, which is investigated by the Main Investigative Department of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine. Kernes was detained as a witness.

According to the information of police, Kernes had been neglecting for two months summons to interrogations, openly showing his unwillingness to take part in procedural activities.

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Kyiv concert dedicated to 1020th anniversary of Rus christening forbidden in Maidan

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2008


News / 24 July 2008 | 11:40

Kyiv concert dedicated to 1020th anniversary of Rus christening forbidden in Maidan

The concert, dedicated to the 1020th anniversay of the christening of Rus with the participation of famous music bands “DDT”, “Bratya Karamazovy”, will not take place in Maidan Nezalezhnosti square, but it will take place near the Kyiv city administration.

“We reached this decision by consensus and understanding,” deputy chairman of the Kyiv city major Serhiy Rudyk said at the briefing in Kyiv. Earlier the concert was expected to take place in Maidan Nezalezhnosti square. As a reminder, on July 21 it was forbidden.

According to Rudyk, the organizers of the concert treated with understanding the visit of Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew on July 25 and also the necessary arrangements on intensification of security in the downtown. He also noted that  during the visit of Patriarch the Maidan Nezalezhnosti square will be free from any actions.

The concert will take place on July 26 in front of the Kyiv city administration.

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