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Yushchenko gave Tymoshenko two weeks

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News / 12 November 2008 | 18:00

Yushchenko gave Tymoshenko two weeks

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko calls the government to submit to the VRU a new draft state budget-2009 within two weeks.He said that today in scope of the National anti-crisis session.

“In tow week a new draft budget-2009 had to be in the parliament,” Yushchenko said.

He noted that the parliament should not delay its consideration because it is one of the key moments how to struggle against the crisis.

As a reminder, on November 7 the President called the government to withdraw the draft budget-2009 from the parliament and start elaboration a new draft budget.

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SBU has lots of materials compromising MP Moskal

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News / 12 November 2008 | 17:10

SBU has lots of materials compromising MP Moskal

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) receives applications from organizations and citizens of Ukraine accusing OU-PSD lawmaker Hennadiy Moskal of abuse of power.According to UNIAN, SBU deputy head Tiberiy Durdynets claimed this to journalists on Tuesday.

According to T.Durdynets, in particular, H.Moskal of illegal importing a Lexus car in Ukraine, assisting a company to receive an allotment in Crimea. Besides, SBU is investigating into an information that as if H.Moskal owns hotels in Macedonia and the Czech Republic.

T.Durdynets stressed that H.Moskal “has been avoiding contacts with the Ukrainian Security Service”. He vowed to publicize results of the investigation into alleged illegal activities of the lawmakers as soon as it is finished.

 

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Ukraine’s president says no election this year

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News / 12 November 2008 | 16:20

Ukraine's president says no election this year

Ukraine’s president says no election this year

Yushchenko called the election in October after abandoning attempts to put together a workable governing coalition in parliament.Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has said an early parliamentary election he called following the collapse of the ruling coalition could no longer take place this year.ForUm

“We have a few issues to solve over the next weeks. It is obvious that organising an early election anytime around Christmas would be unwise,” Yushchenko said in an interview published in the Warsaw daily Rzeczpospolita on Wednesday.

“The most important thing is to undertake anti-crisis actions and approve the 2009 budget. The budget should include a line referring to the financing of the election.”

Yushchenko, who was in Poland on Tuesday to attend Independence Day celebrations, called the election in October after abandoning attempts to put together a workable governing coalition in parliament.

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Yatseniuk: they ousted me so that I may return, but not here

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News / 12 November 2008 | 15:30

Yatseniuk: they ousted me so that I may return, but not here

Arseniy Yatseniuk, who was dismissed today from the Verkhovna Rada Speaker’s post, does not see any tragedy in this fact.Arseniy Yatseniuk claimed this to journalists on Wednesday.

“I do not see any tragedy in it. Probably, it was an answer to my proposals to unite political forces, to my anti-crisis work, to adoption of a whole range of anti-crisis packages, and, on the whole, probably, to my independent position in the Ukrainian parliament”, A.Yatseniuk said.

He believes that the democracy is still jeopardized in Ukraine, an evidence of it being the actions that take place in parliament.

“The main task is to hamper them bury democracy over burying the Ukrainian parliament, which must not happen under any condition”, he said.

Asked what he will do after the dismissal, Arseniy Yatseniuk said he will continue to form his own political force. “They ousted me so that I may return, but not here”, he said.

As reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ousted Arseniy Yatseniuk as Speaker on Wednesday. 233 Mps out of 350 registered in the session hall voted for this.

 

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Ukraine’s president says no election this year

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News / 12 November 2008 | 16:20

Ukraine's president says no election this year

Ukraine’s president says no election this year

Yushchenko called the election in October after abandoning attempts to put together a workable governing coalition in parliament.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has said an early parliamentary election he called following the collapse of the ruling coalition could no longer take place this year.

“We have a few issues to solve over the next weeks. It is obvious that organising an early election anytime around Christmas would be unwise,” Yushchenko said in an interview published in the Warsaw daily Rzeczpospolita on Wednesday.

“The most important thing is to undertake anti-crisis actions and approve the 2009 budget. The budget should include a line referring to the financing of the election.”

Yushchenko, who was in Poland on Tuesday to attend Independence Day celebrations, called the election in October after abandoning attempts to put together a workable governing coalition in parliament.

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Party of Regions to promote Lavrynovych to Speaker

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News / 12 November 2008 | 14:40

Party of Regions to promote Lavrynovych to Speaker

Deputies of the Party of Regions intend to submit the candidature of Oleksandr Lavrynovych, current vice speaker, for the post of Speaker of the VR.Oleksandr Yefremov, the chairman of the regulations committee of the parliament, told journalists.

“We had not held any consultations before Arseny Yatsenyuk was removed,” he said and added that such consultations would start immediately.

“We have an excellent candidate – Oleksandr Lavrynovych�If the parliament supports his candidature, we’d be glad to see him in office,” Yefremov said.

In response to the question on procedure details, Yefremov underlined that the voting for the candidate would depend on the decision of the deputies and on the further situation.

 

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U.S. urges Ukraine NATO membership, action unlikely

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News / 12 November 2008 | 13:50

U.S. urges Ukraine NATO membership, action unlikely

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates will urge NATO allies this week to place Ukraine on a path to alliance membership despite Russian objections and doubts about the former Soviet state`s political future, Reuters reported.But Gates, who arrives in Estonia for NATO meetings on Wednesday, will face resistance from allies who want to move more slowly and are concerned about Moscow`s response, especially after its war with another NATO aspirant, Georgia.

Alliance leaders are already looking ahead to the next U.S. administration under President-elect Barack Obama, who takes office Jan. 20. That leaves little hope for Bush administration aims to give Ukraine and Georgia a path, known as a membership action plan (MAP), to join NATO this year, analysts said.

“The Bush administration left it late before they started pushing for MAPs for Ukraine and Georgia,” said Janusz Bugajski of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “It`s going to be very difficult for Ukraine to be offered one.”

Moscow and NATO have had strained ties since Russia`s crushing defeat of Georgia`s army in August. But tensions were simmering before then over NATO`s expansion into former Soviet-allied territory.

Russia has denounced NATO`s promise to eventually bring Ukraine and Georgia into the 26-nation military alliance.

While the United States has largely dismissed Russian opposition, other NATO members such as Germany and France are concerned about the alliance`s relationship with Russia.

On Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said NATO`s signal to Russia should be one of outreach and cooperation and told a meeting of the Atlantic Treaty Association that neither Georgia nor Ukraine would be ready to join NATO “in the foreseeable future.”

NATO members who oppose quick action on Ukraine also say political turmoil in the country makes it unclear whether there is a national consensus to join the alliance.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, an ardent NATO supporter, has called for new elections after a dispute with his former ally, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is now viewed as courting Russian support.

U.S. officials say they do not believe Tymoshenko opposes NATO. “She has been supportive but there may be a question as to how quickly she may want to push this along. That`s the kind of nuance I would put on that,” said a senior defense official.

But officials acknowledge that a new Ukrainian parliament is unlikely to be seated by the time NATO foreign ministers meet to consider NATO membership next month, a prospect that analysts say bodes ill for U.S. aims.

Low support for NATO among the Ukrainian public has made alliance members resistant.

“Public support is hovering around 30 percent, perhaps slightly higher as a result of the Georgia war, but still low,” said Tanya Costello of the Eurasia Group consulting firm. “Ukraine remains very far away from joining the alliance and I expect that will remain the case.”

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Party of Regions to promote Lavrynovych to Speaker

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News / 12 November 2008 | 14:40

Party of Regions to promote Lavrynovych to Speaker

Deputies of the Party of Regions intend to submit the candidature of Oleksandr Lavrynovych, current vice speaker, for the post of Speaker of the VR.

Oleksandr Yefremov, the chairman of the regulations committee of the parliament, told journalists.

“We had not held any consultations before Arseny Yatsenyuk was removed,” he said and added that such consultations would start immediately.

“We have an excellent candidate – Oleksandr LavrynovychIf the parliament supports his candidature, we’d be glad to see him in office,” Yefremov said.

In response to the question on procedure details, Yefremov underlined that the voting for the candidate would depend on the decision of the deputies and on the further situation.

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