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Gazprom says European gas price exceeds $500 per tcm

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News / 1 October 2008 | 17:30

Gazprom says European gas price exceeds $500 per tcm

Russia`s gas export monopoly Gazprom said on Wednesday its export gas price for Europe has reached an all-time high of over $500 per 1,000 cubic metres.“As of today we can say that the price growth dynamic has surpassed Gazprom`s expectations, and the price for the gas supplied by Gazprom to Europe exceeded $500 in October,” Gazprom`s statement quoted chief executive Alexei Miller as saying.

The announcement came a day before Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko visits Moscow to discuss Gazprom`s gas prices for Ukraine for the next year.

Gazprom, which is seeking to switch to market prices with the former Soviet Union countries, has said it might significantly increase gas price for Ukraine, which is $179.50 per tcm this year.

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Servicemen tried to hide the fact of explosion in the Crimea

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News / 1 October 2008 | 16:40

Servicemen tried to hide the fact of explosion in the Crimea

Ukrainian servicemen try to hide truth about emergency events at the rocket firing practice during the “Fisher’s Knot” maneuvers in the Crimea. The “Krymskaya Pravda” newspaper informs.

It confirms the fact of explosion of a rocket at the firing practice.

“At the third start an emergency event took place. A rocket flew about several meters and exploded. The shell sprinters and fire fell upon the launcher… The combat crew stayed under cover, far from the fire… representative of the press service of the Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence Serhiy Kuzmin told us: “If there is too much of negative in the article, this visit will be the last for you.” He was very anxious about information the journalists would deliver concerning this fact, authors of the article write.  

The newspaper states that the words of Kuzmin were not the only attempt of censure from the side of servicemen.

“”We were told beforehand by O.Safyanyk, the Head of the Security Service of the station, that all video and audio materials will be checked after the maneuvers. “You have not right to do it legally!” the journalists objected. Another serviceman caught a journalist shooting the empty hospital. “He should be checked!” Safyanyk ordered,” authors of the article write.

Earlier the Mass Media delivered information about 2 big emergencies taken place in the Crimea at the “Fisher’s Knot” maneuvers. Fortunately, there were neither victims, nor injured.

The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine tried to renounce these facts. Minister of Defence of Ukraine Yuriy Yekhanurov stated that at the last maneuvers in the Crimea “all the missiles flew in correct direction”, “but there were certain difficulties” which he did not take as significant.

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The Cabinet plans to ratify the directives for gas delivery negotiations with Russia

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News / 1 October 2008 | 15:50

The Cabinet plans to ratify the directives for gas delivery negotiations with Russia

t the meeting of the Cabinet they will discuss directives concerning negotiations about signing of all of necessary agreements for delivery of natural gas to Ukraine on long-term basis.

 The Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko reported today at the beginning of the meeting of the Cabinet.

“I shall report to the government together with the leader of the “Naftogaz” JSC and the Ministry about our conception of economy we shall deliver at the negotiations with Russian Federation”,  the Prime Minister told.

She reminded that after discussing of this question at the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and on the instructions of the President to begin urgently negotiations the government is carrying it out.

“If the directives will be ratified today,  I will be tomorrow present at the negotiations on delivery of natural gas in Ukraine in 2009”, – Yu. Tymoshenko reported.

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Ministers form “Our Ukraine” are united with the OU-PSD at the negotiations about coalition with BYuT – Onishchuk

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News / 1 October 2008 | 15:00

Ministers form “Our Ukraine” are united with the OU-PSD at the negotiations about coalition with BYuT – Onishchuk

Yesterday negotiations between BYuT and OU-PSD have been opened. Position of the Ministers from “Our Ukraine” about this question is united with the position of the faction, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Mykola Onishchuk told at the briefing.

“Together with traditional and invariable political priorities such as blame of aggression in Georgia, solving of the problem of location of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia in the Crimea and problem of passing the laws contradicting the Coalitional Agreement,” the Minister told.

He reminded that there were 5 laws in the VRU under discussion which have signs of anti-constitutionality. The President put veto upon them and returned them to the VRU for reconsideration.

Minister of Justice stressed that the OU-PSD faction together with the members of the Cabinet from the faction take as inappropriate the conditions concerning early parliamentary and Presidential elections proposed by BYuT.

“This question is outside jurisdiction and competence of the factions and VRU if we are speaking about early election of the President,” he summarized.

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Ministers form “Our Ukraine” are united with the OU-PSD at the negotiations about coalition with BYuT – Onishchuk

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News / 1 October 2008 | 15:00

Ministers form “Our Ukraine” are united with the OU-PSD at the negotiations about coalition with BYuT – Onishchuk

Yesterday negotiations between BYuT and OU-PSD have been opened. Position of the Ministers from “Our Ukraine” about this question is united with the position of the faction, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Mykola Onishchuk told at the briefing.

“Together with traditional and invariable political priorities such as blame of aggression in Georgia, solving of the problem of location of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia in the Crimea and problem of passing the laws contradicting the Coalitional Agreement,” the Minister told.

He reminded that there were 5 laws in the VRU under discussion which have signs of anti-constitutionality. The President put veto upon them and returned them to the VRU for reconsideration.

Minister of Justice stressed that the OU-PSD faction together with the members of the Cabinet from the faction take as inappropriate the conditions concerning early parliamentary and Presidential elections proposed by BYuT.

“This question is outside jurisdiction and competence of the factions and VRU if we are speaking about early election of the President,” he summarized.

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Ministers form “Our Ukraine” are united with the OU-PSD at the negotiations about coalition with BYuT – Onishchuk

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News / 1 October 2008 | 15:00

Ministers form “Our Ukraine” are united with the OU-PSD at the negotiations about coalition with BYuT – Onishchuk

Yesterday negotiations between BYuT and OU-PSD have been opened. Position of the Ministers from “Our Ukraine” about this question is united with the position of the faction, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Mykola Onishchuk told at the briefing.

“Together with traditional and invariable political priorities such as blame of aggression in Georgia, solving of the problem of location of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia in the Crimea and problem of passing the laws contradicting the Coalitional Agreement,” the Minister told.

He reminded that there were 5 laws in the VRU under discussion which have signs of anti-constitutionality. The President put veto upon them and returned them to the VRU for reconsideration.

Minister of Justice stressed that the OU-PSD faction together with the members of the Cabinet from the faction take as inappropriate the conditions concerning early parliamentary and Presidential elections proposed by BYuT.

“This question is outside jurisdiction and competence of the factions and VRU if we are speaking about early election of the President,” he summarized.

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Ministers form “Our Ukraine” are united with the OU-PSD at the negotiations about coalition with BYuT – Onishchuk

Posted by the Editor on October 1, 2008


News / 1 October 2008 | 15:00

Ministers form “Our Ukraine” are united with the OU-PSD at the negotiations about coalition with BYuT – Onishchuk

Yesterday negotiations between BYuT and OU-PSD have been opened. Position of the Ministers from “Our Ukraine” about this question is united with the position of the faction, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Mykola Onishchuk told at the briefing.

“Together with traditional and invariable political priorities such as blame of aggression in Georgia, solving of the problem of location of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia in the Crimea and problem of passing the laws contradicting the Coalitional Agreement,” the Minister told.

He reminded that there were 5 laws in the VRU under discussion which have signs of anti-constitutionality. The President put veto upon them and returned them to the VRU for reconsideration.

Minister of Justice stressed that the OU-PSD faction together with the members of the Cabinet from the faction take as inappropriate the conditions concerning early parliamentary and Presidential elections proposed by BYuT.

“This question is outside jurisdiction and competence of the factions and VRU if we are speaking about early election of the President,” he summarized.

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BYuT agrees to all ultimatum conditions of OU-PSD – Tymoshenko

Posted by the Editor on October 1, 2008


News / 1 October 2008 | 14:10

BYuT agrees to all ultimatum conditions of OU-PSD - Tymoshenko

BYuT agrees to all ultimatum conditions of OU-PSD – Tymoshenko

BYuT agrees to all ultimatum conditions of Our Ukraine – People’s Self Defense to create the coalition of “three” [BYuT, OU-PSD, and the Lytvyn’s Bloc].

Yulia Tymoshenko claimed this to a press conference in the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday.

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