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BYuT is holding consultations with the PR concerning the Coalition

Posted by the Editor on September 17, 2008


News / 17 September 2008 | 17:00

BYuT is holding consultations with the PR concerning the Coalition

BYuT is holding consultations with the PR concerning the Coalition with the Party of Regions, the Lytvyn Bloc and the “People’s Self-Defence”. The journalists were told about by Andriy Kozhemyakin from BYuT.

“We started talks with the Party of Regions, the Lytvyn Bloc and some MPs from OU-PSD. I mean first of all the “People’s Self-Defence”, he told.

MP from BYuT Andriy Shkil announced earlier that BYuT would negotiate with all factions except the CPU and “Our Ukraine”.

Later the President of the BYuT faction Ivan Kyrylenko stated that his political force can form coalition with any parliamentary faction.

The faction of the party of Regions decided to hold consultations with all political factions.

Earlier MP from the Party of Regions Serhiy Lyovochkin  stated that Victor Yanukovych should become the Prime Minister in case of forming of the Coalition of BYuT and PR, later the first Vice Head of the faction of the PR Oleksandr Yefremov allowed that Yulia Tymoshenko can keep her post in the Coalition of the BYuT and PR.

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Chernomyrdin: stop picking on those hands of Kremlin

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News / 17 September 2008 | 16:00

stop picking on those hands of Kremlin

Chernomyrdin: stop picking on those hands of Kremlin

Ambassador of Russia to Ukraine Victor Chernomyrdin plays down the rumors that an eventual coalition of BYuT and Party of Regions will be a pro-Kremlin one. He claimed this to a press conference in Kyiv.

“Today they use every opportunity to mention the Kremlin hand. Why they pick on those hands? We do not stretch our hands anywhere but to offer help”, Chermonyrdin said.

According to him, all the rumors appear due to “weakness and small intellect of some Ukrainian politicians”. In the opinion of the Ambassador, the Ukrainian nation will itself analyze and draw conclusions from reasons of the coalition collapse in the Verkhovna Rada.

The Ambassador is convinced that Ukraine and Russia should better focus on their commercial-economic collaboration. “We support normal and pragmatic relations with Ukraine”, V.Chernomyrdin said.

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Government increased the financing of programs on preparation for the Euro-2012 Football Championship twofold

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News / 17 September 2008 | 15:00

Government increased the financing of programs on preparation for the Euro-2012 Football Championship twofold

The Government in the draft State Budget for 2009 allocates 13.5 billion UAH for financing programs on preparation and organization of the Euro-2012 Football Championship. Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko stated presenting to the public the draft State Budget for 2009. The Head of Government noted that in 2008 only 6.5 billion UAH had been allocated for these purposes.

The PM stated that the country is mightily gearing up for the championship: “we build and restore stadiums, we construct airports, construction of hotels is at full speed”. Yulia Tymoshenko expressed confidence that the UEFA partners would be satisfied with our work in this direction: “We’ll be brilliantly prepared for Euro-2012 because the projects we present – are objects of European level”.

The Head of Government noted that Euro-2012 – is an issue of national prestige and one thing that can impede the preparation for championship – is a political chaos which absorbed the state today.

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The VRU can be blocked after dismissal of Yatsenyuk – K. Kulikov

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News / 17 September 2008 | 14:00

The VRU can be blocked after dismissal of Yatsenyuk – K. Kulikov

The VRU can be blocked after dismissal of the Chairman Yatsenyuk.

MP from OU-PSD Kyryl Kulikov expressed this opinion to the RBK-Ukraine.

He explained that the temporal regulations of the Verkhovna Rada do not determine whether the Vice Chairmen may sign instead of the Chairman the passed bills.

“It is sure that the First Vice Speaker and the Voce Speaker may carry on the meetings, but it is not the question the question is who may sign the laws passed by the Verkhovna Rada and send them to the President. it is the main question – whether the work of the Verkhovna Rada won’t be blocked with it,” Kulikov told.

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Yushchenko planning to take part in the 63rd session of UN General Assembly

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News / 17 September 2008 | 13:00

Yushchenko planning to take part in the 63rd session of UN General Assembly

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko is planning to take part in the 63rd session of UN General Assembly, on which the draft resolution on recognition of Holodomor 1932-33 is expected to be considered.

Yushchenko said in an interview with the Washington Times.

According to Yushchenko, there will be held a number of bilateral meetings, including Ukrainian-American talks on strategic cooperation between Ukraine and the US: security, energy, nuclear energy, trade and investment cooperation.

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Deputies adopt traffic security

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News / 17 September 2008 | 12:40

Deputies adopt traffic security

After long disputes and discussions the parliamentarians gave the draft bill “On security of traffic” its first reading. 410 deputies supported the draft bill.

Hence, the parliament intends to increase the penalty for drunken driving to 1360-2550 hryvnias (about 400-500 USD).

The draft bill was submitted by the President.

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Tymoshenko is surprised with tendencies of economy

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News / 17 September 2008 | 12:10

Tymoshenko is surprised with tendencies of economy

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is surprised with positive tendencies of Ukrianian economy by the end of August.

“I was surprised that the national economy demonstrated such positive leap despite the financial world crisis and despite the political crisis in Ukraine,” the Premier said at today’s session of the government.

According to Tymoshenko, the growth of the gross domestic product has made 7.1% for eight months.

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Yatsenyuk sent in his resignation from post of Speaker of VR

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News / 17 September 2008 | 11:30

Yatsenyuk sent in his resignation from post of Speaker of VR

Yatsenyuk sent in his resignation from post of Speaker of VR

Arseniy Yatsenyuk sent in his resignation from the post of the Speaker of the Verknovna Rada.

According to Yatsenyuk, it was announced yesterday about termination of activity of the coalition of the democratic forces, the procedure was completed judicially,  “but it was not completed politically”.

He said: “I came solely under democratic values and under democratic ideals. It is necessary to come to the power with dignity and to go out of it also with dignity”.

Yatsenyuk noted that because of this reason he sends in his resignation from the post of the Speaker of the Verknovna Rada.

He called on all parliament members “to be honest before themselves and before people, who elected them”.

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