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Left and right forces clashed in Lviv

Posted by the Editor on November 7, 2008


News / 7 November 2008 | 15:50

Left and right forces clashed in Lviv

Left and right forces clashed in Lviv

Representatives of different political forces clashed in Lviv Friday during the celebration of the October Revolution anniversary.

According to UNIAN, representatives of several political forces, namely the Communist Party of Ukraine and the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, gathered to celebrate the revolution anniversary near the Glory Monument in Stryiska Str. in Lviv. Political forces opposed to this action, namely the Ukrainian Party, the Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists, and Svoboda all-Ukrainian Union, gathered at the same place.

Despite that there were nearly a thousand of policemen, rally participants tore off police cordons and came to blows. 

Svoboda representatives tore to pieces several posters of Communists and burnt down their flags in presence of police.

According to Ihor Tsykalo, head of the city police directorate, police did not arrest any of action participants.

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Yushchenko called Ukrainians to serve like Mazepa

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News / 7 November 2008 | 12:30

Yushchenko called Ukrainians to serve like Mazepa

President Viktor Yushchenko calls Ukrainians to follow the example of hetman Ivan Mazepa regarding loyal serving.

“I am sure that aspirations of Ivan Mazepa to protect national freedom and values, to fight for nationality and to revive the statehood of Ukraine must become an example of loyalty for our people,” Yushchenko congratulated organizers, participants and guests if the international scientific and theoretical conference “Epoch of hetman Ivan Mazepa in European history: myths and facts.”

Yushchenko believes that in the process of the state development and return to European civilized space it is important to get rid of imposed totalitarian stereotypes and to work out new and free from politics view on past events.

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Ministry of culture decreed destruction of 11 monuments in Kyiv

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News / 7 November 2008 | 10:50

Ministry of culture decreed destruction of 11 monuments in Kyiv

The Ministry of culture and tourism decreed to exclude 11 monuments to people involved in organization of Holodomor and political repressions in Ukraine form the state register of sights.

It means that eight monuments to Lenin, one to Kosior, one to Chubar and one to Dzerzhynski will be removed in the near future.

Commenting on the decree, deputy chairman of the Kyiv state city administration Serhiy Rudyk said: “I am happy that my initiative has finally found support. But this is only the beginning. I hope the prime minister will sign the decree to dismantle monuments of national significance, first of all the monument to Lenin on Bessarabska square.”

According to the law on “protection and use of historical and cultural sights” dismantling of monuments of national significance requires a corresponding decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.  

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IMF warns it may take credit away

Posted by the Editor on November 7, 2008


News / 7 November 2008 | 10:00

IMF warns it may take credit away

The IMF may suspend issuance of next tranches in case of sufficient level of budget deficit. Resident representative of the IMF in Ukraine Balazh Horvat stated on air of the “5th channel”.

“For us the most important indicator is the level of budget deficit… if the deficit is too high, then of course it is a problem, and the Executive council of the IMF can take a decision that Ukraine is not able to receive the next tranche until this problem is solved,” he said. 

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President: Investors responded positively

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News / 7 November 2008 | 15:00

President: Investors responded positively

At a consultative meeting with Government leadership President Yushchenko stressed that foreign investors responded positively to the information that the International Monetary Fund would provide a loan to Ukraine, according to the President`s press-office. He also said that first parcel of the loan amounting to 4,5 billion dollars is expected to be transferred in 3 to 5 days.

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U.S. warship leaves Ukrainian port

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News / 7 November 2008 | 14:10

U.S. warship leaves Ukrainian port

A U.S. warship left Ukraine`s Black Sea port of Sevastopol on Friday morning after a short stay, RIA Novosti reported.It is not known whether the U.S. warship cut short its visit or left as planned. According to some sources, it was to have stayed until Saturday.

The USS Mount Whitney arrived on Thursday after a three-hour delay. Sources in the local administration said that the U.S. warship`s captain had to complete the paperwork required to cross the state border.

The Blue Ridge class ship is a command and control vessel that is coordinating a group of NATO ships presently in the Black Sea, including two U.S., one Spanish, one German and one Polish ship.

About 80 people gathered at the port to protest the warship`s arrival and NATO`s presence in Sevastopol.

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Ukraine consumer price rises accelerate in October

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News / 7 November 2008 | 13:20

Ukraine consumer price rises accelerate in October

Ukrainian consumer prices rose 1.7 percent in October from the previous month, an acceleration from September`s 1.1 percent rate, the State Statistics Committee said late on Thursday, Reuters reported.The increase was in line with economists` forecasts, though Economy Minister Bohdan Danylyshyn had forecast prices would rise no faster in October than they had in September.

Inflation is traditionally lower in the summer months because of an abundance of inexpensive farm goods and then tends to pick up in the autumn.

The committee said the cumulative price rise since the beginning of the year was now 18.0 percent and that prices had risen 23.2 percent in October compared with a year earlier. Analysts had expected an annual increase of 24.0 percent.

Analysts say the annual inflation rate for 2008 will rise to 21.5 percent from 16.6 percent last year.

The International Monetary Fund, which has just provided a $16.5 billion loan to Ukraine,

forecasts annual inflation of 25.5 percent in

2008 and 17.0 percent in 2009.

The government 2009 forecast, as set down in the draft budget, is 9.5 percent.

Reuters

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U.S. warship visits Ukrainian port

Posted by the Editor on November 7, 2008


News / 7 November 2008 | 11:40

U.S. warship visits Ukrainian port

The USS Mount Whitney called at Ukraine`s Black Sea port of Sevastopol on Thursday after a three-hour delay, RIA Novosti reported.Sources in the municipal administration earlier said that the U.S. warship had to complete paperwork required to cross the state border.

About 80 people gathered at the port to protest the warship`s arrival, saying that they were against NATO`s presence in Sevastopol.

Sevastopol communists previously said they “will block the NATO warship” and that “even if the human chain is broken, the Americans will rue the day they set foot in the city.”

The Blue Ridge class ship is a command and control vessel that coordinates a group of NATO ships now in the Black Sea, including two U.S., one Spanish, one German and one Polish ship.

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