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Bohatyryova: I won’t return to Yanukovych even if he begs me on his knees

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News / 15 September 2008 | 17:50

Bohatyryova: I won’t return to Yanukovych even if he begs me on his knees

National Security Chief Raisa Bohatyryova has intent to intensify her political activities. She shared her plans with “Obozrevatel”. “I’m still with the party. For me, the Party of Regions means not members of the political council, but ordinary activists and sympathizers. It does not matter whether they have a party ticket”, she said in her interview with the web site.

“My dialog with electors keeps on. Moreover, it will significantly intensify in the nearest future. Verdicts of the political council are not able to hamper that… I’m considering all possible variants. I for sure will not leave the active politics. Soon you will hear the respective statements…”, the Security Chief noted.

“I will never return to Yanukovych’s party! Never, even if he will beg me on his knees!”, Raisa Bohatyryova said.

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BYuT not holding any talks on creating new coalition – Kyrylenko

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News / 15 September 2008 | 17:00

BYuT not holding any talks on creating new coalition – Kyrylenko

The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko does not hold any talks on creating a new coalition.

BYuT faction leader Ivan Kyrylenko claimed this to journalists today.

According to him, as of today, “the BYuT faction is not in process of talks”.

He stressed that the talks will start in case if the death of the incumbent democratic coalition is officially announced in parliament.

I.Kyrylenko noted that, as of today, some deputies of the faction voice different proposals, and one of these proposals is to create a faction of BYuT, OU-PSD, and Lytvyn’s Bloc. According to him, this variant is quite possible.

I.Kyrylenko added that today all the five factions of parliament have equal opportunities to start. According to him, presently “every vote is worth its weight in gold” in the process of talks on creating the coalition.

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Ukrainian tourists dead in coach crash in Egypt

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News / 15 September 2008 | 16:00

Ukrainian tourists dead in coach crash in Egypt

At least 12 tourists, including seven foreigners, have been killed after their coach hit a delivery truck head-on along the west coast of Egypt`s Sinai peninsula, according to Sky News.Officials say at least 37 passengers have been injured.

The accident happened outside the resort of Ras Sidr, about 35 miles south of the main road tunnel connecting Sinai with the rest of Egypt.

Ibrahim Hassan, head of emergency services for the area, said the 12 killed were seven foreign tourists and five Egyptians.

The foreigners include citizens of the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine but no precise breakdown was given.

Each year about 6,000 people die and 30,000 are hurt in road accidents in Egypt.

A coach crash in the same region in May killed eight foreign tourists and an Egyptian driver. Three tour firms were suspended.

On Saturday, three Italian tourists were killed when the minibus they were travelling in overturned on Sinai`s eastern coast, near the resort of Dahab.

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Yatseniuk to announce death of coalition on Tuesday

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News / 15 September 2008 | 15:00

Yatseniuk to announce death of coalition on Tuesday

Yatseniuk to announce death of coalition on Tuesday

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Speaker Arseniy Yatseniuk plans to announce about the democratic coalition breakup at the parliamentary session on Tuesday.

He claimed this at a session of the Conciliatory Council of parliamentary factions and committees on Monday.

According to him, as of 11.00 a.m. of Monday, he did not receive any statement recalling the previous statement of Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense concerning the breakup of the coalition.

“Thus, in line with article 65 of the Verkhovna Rada Temporary Regulations, an official procedure of bidding farewell to the coalition will take place. Those willing are welcome with flowers and wreaths at 10 a.m.”, the Verkhovna Rada Speaker claimed.

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Requiem action dedicated to Gonganze to be held in Tarashcha

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News / 15 September 2008 | 14:01

Requiem action dedicated to Gonganze to be held in Tarashcha

Tomorrow, September 16 the Socialist Party of Ukraine will be holding a requiem action dedicated to the eight anniversary of death of journalists Georgy Gongadze.

Participants will traditionally lay flowers on the monument erected on the initiative of socialists. SPU leader Oleksandr Moroz will take part in the action-requiem.

As a reminder, Gongadze disappeared in Kyiv on September 16, 2000. November of the same year a decapitated body was found in the forest near Tarashcha. According to experts, the body could belong to the journalists.

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Taygnybok: Crimea must become a region of Ukraine

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News / 15 September 2008 | 13:01

Taygnybok: Crimea must become a region of Ukraine

All-Ukrainian union “Freedom” counts on collecting signatures in support of holding a referendum on giving Crimea the status of a region of Ukraine.

The chairman of the union Oleh Tyagnybok told IMC.

According to him, the law on referendum provides for collecting 3 million signatures in 2/3 regions of Ukraine, 100 thousand signatures in each region. “We have 3 months to do the work, as the signatures will not be faked,” Tyagnybok said.

In his opinion, if the Ukrainian authorities don’t interfere into the issue concerning territorial integrity of Ukraine, our country might have serious problems in future. “The fate of Crimea, as well of any other part of Ukraine, must be determined by the whole Ukraine,” he considers.

The leader of “Freedom” noted that after the referendum the parliament should introduce changes into the Constitution of Ukraine, to change the state of the autonomy from republican into regional and to cancel the special status of the city Sevastopol.

“We propose to turn Sevastopol into a free economic zone and to give its residents an opportunity to earn money not due to the Russian military base, but due to the economic activities of the port,” Tyagnybok said.

He underlined that if Crimea became a region it would be more difficult to separate it from Ukraine than when it remained the autonomy.

Tyagnybok also considers it is necessary to adopt a state program on integration of Crimean part in the Ukrainian society. “We can’t just technically change the status. We must also hold the so-called integration process,” he summed up.

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Vessel wearing the flag of Panama brought 11 kg of cocaine to Odessa

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News / 15 September 2008 | 12:30

Vessel wearing the flag of Panama brought 11 kg of cocaine to Odessa

The State Frontier Services informed that  about 11 kg of cocaine were found at the “Amfitrite I” vessel came to Odessa wearing the flag of Panama.

This vessel brought about 4627 tonnes of bananas as the legal freight.

8 plastic bags with whitish content of total weight of 11195 g were hidden in the upper department of the machine room, behind the boiler.

Express-test of this content showed cocaine.

Investigation group is working at the spot.

 

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Trainings against bird flu start in Ukraine

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News / 15 September 2008 | 12:12

Trainings against bird flu start in Ukraine

Opening ceremony of the international trainings “Rough and ready 2008” on resistance to bird flu starts today in Kyiv, at one of the city fire stations. The trainings are to be held till September 20.

The purpose of the trainings is to examine and test the procedure of obtaining the international help in case of an outbreak of the bird flu and pandemic and to improve cooperation of central bodies of the executive power

Emergency Minister Volodymyr Shandra and Major General William H. Wade II, an Adjutant General of the California National Guard.

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