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Yushchenko calls on politicians to get rid of populism

Posted by the Editor on August 29, 2008


News / 29 August 2008 | 17:45

Yushchenko calls on politicians to get rid of populism

Yushchenko calls on politicians to get rid of populism

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has called on Ukrainian politicians “to get rid of populism as of a bad dream”.

He told journalists at a press conference at the territory of Pokrovske mines company in the Donetsk Oblast on Friday.

Victor Yushchenko stressed that, first of all, politicians should complete budget discussions. According to him, populism only destabilizes the situation in the social sphere. Victor Yushchenko noted he is not satisfied with the budget policy that was carried out in the first half-year.

According to him, Ukraine has the biggest inflation compared to other European countries.

At the same time, the President spoke for rise of salaries.

He stressed once again that today the parliament already has the amended draft State Budget, and called on to use existing resources for the sake of Ukraine and economic development.

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Kyiv zoo celebrates Elephant Day on August 30

Posted by the Editor on August 29, 2008


News / 29 August 2008 | 16:50

Kyiv zoo celebrates Elephant Day on August 30

The Kyiv zoo will celebrate the Elephant Day on August 30.

According to the press-service of the Kyiv City State Administration, the holiday will begin at noon with presenting a “Summer Bouquet” to zoo’s elephant Boy. Specialists will tell interesting information about his life. Boy’s favorite delicacies – apples, oranges, carrots, and cabbage, will be hidden in his open-air cage. Those willing will be allowed to make photos with the elephant.

Boy the elephant has been living in the Kyiv zoo for 36 years already.

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Yushchenko calls on Ukrainian politicians to keep unity

Posted by the Editor on August 29, 2008


News / 29 August 2008 | 15:55

Yushchenko calls on Ukrainian politicians to keep unity

Ukrainian politicians should be united in assessing the recent developments in Georgia, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko believes.

He claimed this speaking at a press conference at the territory of Pokrovske mines company in the Donetsk Oblast on Friday, UNIAN reported.

“I’d like that Ukrainian politicians be wise and find a correct explanation to the developments, work out a united stance of our state”, the President said, adding : “If there is no unity on elementary principles, it will pose a colossal threat to stability of any territories and our region”.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, “an infringement on any territorial integrity is an infringement upon our territorial integrity as well”.

“And I would ask, respecting our relations with neighbors – with Russia, with Georgia, respecting the relations with the whole world, to try to achieve stability and the rule of law”, the President stressed.

According to him, the developments in Georgia are actively discussed at the world level, and “these are not mere discussions but a significant problem”.

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Ukraine not to stop supplying Georgia with weapon

Posted by the Editor on August 29, 2008


News / 29 August 2008 | 15:20

Ukraine not to stop supplying Georgia with weapon

State enterprise “Ukrspetsexport” has no intention to stop cooperation with Georgia. Director General of the enterprise Serhiy Bondarchuk told at a press conference. According to him, there are no grounds to cease cooperation, as Georgia is not on the list of countries, where supplying of weapon is prohibited by United Nations.

Bondarchuk noted that new contracts have not been made and that there are some difficulties with fulfillment of the concluded contracts, as Ukraine simply cannot deliver weapon because Georgian port Poti has been destroyed.

Bondarchuk denied statements of some politicians on that Georgia owes Ukraine for a part of military ammunition. “It is not true. Georgia is our reliable financial partner,” he said.

Bondarchuk also informed that “Ukrspetsexport” delivers to Georgia only 6% of total export, while to Russia – 24%

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Demand for work force exceeds supply in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on August 29, 2008


News / 29 August 2008 | 14:50

Demand for work force exceeds supply in Ukraine

If five years ago work force supply in Ukraine exceeded demand, now the situation is quite the opposite – demand exceeds supply, Minister of Education and Science Ivan Vakarchuk told a press-conference.

The Minister said that according to expert estimates, personnel deficit in Ukraine in 2008 reaches over 190 thousand people including 70% workers. Only in the Kyiv employment center the employers offered 35 thousand vacancies including 60% blue-collar professions.

Ivan Vakarchuk noted that labor market defines demand for qualified workers. At present demand for workers grows in industry and transport; in construction and agroindustrial complex it remains stable. This demand reduces in light industry. Such dynamics reflects infrastructure development of country’s economics. So, establishment of the optimal network of technical schools is of great importance, the Minister underscored.

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European Days of Neighborliness being celebrated on Ukrainian-Polish border

Posted by the Editor on August 29, 2008


News / 29 August 2008 | 14:00

European Days of Neighborliness being celebrated on Ukrainian-Polish border

The transborder cultural and religious events European Days of Neighborliness are held in Lviv region for the fifth time. They will be held in two stages on the sections of the border service Belz and Pavlovychi. On August 28, representatives of Polish church community (300 people) and residents of several Ukrainian towns participated joint divine service, fair of people’s art, concert of folk ensembles, open-air film demonstration.

On August 30, nearby the near-border sign #803 a concert of Ukrainian and Polish pop singers will be held as well as art exhibitions, sports competitions etc.

European Days of Neighborliness are held here since 2004 under the auspices of state and public organizations of Ukraine and Poland. These events aim to spread the idea of Eurointegration among Ukrainian society and improve social and cultural climate on the near-border territories, the State Border Guard Service told.

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Tymoshenko paying working visit to Luhansk region

Posted by the Editor on August 29, 2008


News / 29 August 2008 | 13:15

Tymoshenko paying working visit to Luhansk region

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko arrived on a working visit to the Luhansk region, Cabinet’s press office informed.

The Head of Government will participate in celebrations on the occasion of putting into operation an air shaft #6 at the Rental enterprise mine named after “Izvestiia” newspaper of the “Donbasantratsit” branch establishment and get acquainted with work of the mine and communicate with miners.

Yulia Tymoshenko will also partake in ceremonials devoted to the Miner’s Day and decorate the best workers and labour collectives of the sphere with Diplomas of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

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Tymoshenko held a telephone conversation with Merkel

Posted by the Editor on August 29, 2008


News / 29 August 2008 | 12:30

Tymoshenko held a telephone conversation with Merkel

Tymoshenko held a telephone conversation with Merkel

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko held a telephone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, according to the government’s press-office.

The conversation concerned discussion of issues on regional security in the context of the military conflict in Southern Caucasia and Ukraine’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

The sides have expressed common support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has backed up the Plan on regulating the conflict, approved by the European Union, in particular, due to proactive approach of France and Germany.

“Ukraine wants to be a constructive part of the EU’s efforts,” Yulia Tymoshenko noted in the course of conversation. According to her, today all extremely need appropriate reaction to new challenges”.

Angela Merkel, in her turn, emphasized the importance of avoiding escalation of tension and inadmissibility of steps which can result in unilateral unanticipated actions. “Under conditions of increasing threats for regional security, preserving political stability should be Ukraine’s priority. This is a precondition for further steps towards integration,” the Chancellor of Germany said.

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