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Vannikova: Yushchenko hopes case on Gongadze to be solved

Posted by the Editor on December 22, 2008


News / 22 December 2008 | 17:30

Vannikova: Yushchenko hopes case on Gongadze to be solved

On occasion of opening of the monument to Georgiy Gongadze and other journalists, who died at unclear circumstances, in Kyiv, the President Viktor Yushchenko expressed his deep respect to all people who put their lives for freedom of speech.

The press-secretary of the President Maryna Vannikova said that at the briefing.

According to Vannikova, Viktor Yushchenko addresses to the law-enforcement forces and judicial bodies with demand to solve the case on murder of the journalist Georgiy Gongadze.

“The President considers that the Ukrainian people should know the truth,” Vannikova said.

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Ukraine won’t steal gas after January 1

Posted by the Editor on December 22, 2008


News / 22 December 2008 | 16:40

Ukraine won't steal gas after January 1

Ukraine won’t steal gas after January 1

Ukraine won’t steal gas after January 1. There are about 16 billion cubic meters of gas in the underground depositories; it will be enough for normal delivery of gas.

Representative of the president in the Cabinet, first deputy chairman of the Secretariat of the president Oleksandr Shlapak told a briefing on Monday.

“It will be enough if even we have no time to sign a contract with Russia,” Oleksandr Shlapak said.

He noted that according to the directive of the president they would take into account transfer to market gas price and drop of oil price in the entire world.

He stressed that, according to the president the gas price should be calculated including cost of Ukrainian service of transportation of gas.

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Ukraine’s president blasts premier

Posted by the Editor on December 22, 2008


News / 22 December 2008 | 15:00

Ukraine’s president blasts premier

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Sunday accused Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of being unable to manage the economic crisis, after she lobbed corruption allegations against him, AFP reported.“Without a doubt, the prime minister lost control of the situation a long time,” said Yushchenko in a statement, also blaming his political rival for the rise in Ukraine`s inflation rate to 22 percent this year.

“I am sure the prime minister is unable to assess the economic and social processes today,” he said.

Yushchenko`s comments came after Tymoshenko this week accused the president of corruption and provoking the plunge in value of the Ukrainian currency hryvnia, with the support of the national bank, to boost his personal fortune and weaken her government.

The hryvnia has lost nearly half its value against the dollar since the summer amid the global financial turmoil, sending Ukrainians rushing to swap their money for dollars and euros in scenes that have recalled the chaotic 1990s.

Tymoshenko, who is likely to challenge Yushchenko for the presidency in elections due late next year or early 2010, also called for the president`s resignation and for an inquiry into his actions, something Yushchenko shrugged off.

Tymoshenko and Yushchenko are allies turned bitter rivals who have regularly denounced each other in recent months over topics including a gas dispute with Russia and Russia`s war with Georgia in August.

The two are also locked in a battle over a date for legislative elections, after Yushchenko delayed the poll last month until next year despite dissolving the parliament in October.

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Posted by the Editor on December 22, 2008


News / 22 December 2008 | 15:00
Ukraine's president blasts premier
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Ukraine’s president blasts premier


Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Sunday accused Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of being unable to manage the economic crisis, after she lobbed corruption allegations against him, AFP reported.“Without a doubt, the prime minister lost control of the situation a long time,” said Yushchenko in a statement, also blaming his political rival for the rise in Ukraine`s inflation rate to 22 percent this year.

“I am sure the prime minister is unable to assess the economic and social processes today,” he said.

Yushchenko`s comments came after Tymoshenko this week accused the president of corruption and provoking the plunge in value of the Ukrainian currency hryvnia, with the support of the national bank, to boost his personal fortune and weaken her government.

The hryvnia has lost nearly half its value against the dollar since the summer amid the global financial turmoil, sending Ukrainians rushing to swap their money for dollars and euros in scenes that have recalled the chaotic 1990s.

Tymoshenko, who is likely to challenge Yushchenko for the presidency in elections due late next year or early 2010, also called for the president`s resignation and for an inquiry into his actions, something Yushchenko shrugged off.

Tymoshenko and Yushchenko are allies turned bitter rivals who have regularly denounced each other in recent months over topics including a gas dispute with Russia and Russia`s war with Georgia in August.

The two are also locked in a battle over a date for legislative elections, after Yushchenko delayed the poll last month until next year despite dissolving the parliament in October.

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Ukraine’s president blasts premier


Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Sunday accused Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of being unable to manage the economic crisis, after she lobbed corruption allegations against him, AFP reported.“Without a doubt, the prime minister lost control of the situation a long time,” said Yushchenko in a statement, also blaming his political rival for the rise in Ukraine`s inflation rate to 22 percent this year.
“I am sure the prime minister is unable to assess the economic and social processes today,” he said.

Yushchenko`s comments came after Tymoshenko this week accused the president of corruption and provoking the plunge in value of the Ukrainian currency hryvnia, with the support of the national bank, to boost his personal fortune and weaken her government.

The hryvnia has lost nearly half its value against the dollar since the summer amid the global financial turmoil, sending Ukrainians rushing to swap their money for dollars and euros in scenes that have recalled the chaotic 1990s.

Tymoshenko, who is likely to challenge Yushchenko for the presidency in elections due late next year or early 2010, also called for the president`s resignation and for an inquiry into his actions, something Yushchenko shrugged off.

Tymoshenko and Yushchenko are allies turned bitter rivals who have regularly denounced each other in recent months over topics including a gas dispute with Russia and Russia`s war with Georgia in August.

The two are also locked in a battle over a date for legislative elections, after Yushchenko delayed the poll last month until next year despite dissolving the parliament in October.

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Cabinet forecasts inflation of 9.5% for 2009 – Turchinov

Posted by the Editor on December 22, 2008


News / 22 December 2008 | 15:50

Cabinet forecasts inflation of 9.5% for 2009 – Turchinov

The Ukrainian government forecasts 9.5% inflation rate for 2009, vice premier Oleksandr Turchynov said Monday at a meeting of the Conciliatory Council in the parliament.

According to him, the hryvnia’s value versus the U.S. dollar is forecast at 7 – 7.5 hryvnias per $1 in 2009.

However, this data could be adjusted after the meeting of the government, he said.

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Tymoshenko to hold unbiased investigation regarding speculations on currency market

Posted by the Editor on December 22, 2008


News / 22 December 2008 | 14:10

Tymoshenko to hold unbiased investigation regarding speculations on currency market

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko will address an international non-governmental organization, Global Witness to hold an unbiased investigation with regards to speculative actions on currency market of Ukraine.

At this Yulia Tymoshenko reminded the Government had already turned to this organization back to the time when the need emerged to hold an independent investigation into abuses around Rosukrenergo and involvement of Dmytro Firtash there, on the results of which all statements that Rosukrenergo appeared the most corrupted structure-mediator between Ukraine and Russia and as such that was ruining the natural gas market in Ukraine had been confirmed.

“Now the same person and the very same group lead macro-financial deals and macro-financial machinations,” Yulia Tymoshenko expressed. She announced just today she would send a detailed report to the Global Witness into all recent events with currency forming in Ukraine.

Moreover, Yulia Tymoshenko imparted that simultaneously she would send all necessary materials to the General Prosecutor’s and SBU, though she doesn’t rely on objective investigation as she is convinced these structures are “roofed” by the President.

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Tymoshenko to be sued?

Posted by the Editor on December 22, 2008


News / 22 December 2008 | 13:20

Tymoshenko to be sued?

Dmytro Firtash appeals for court against the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko. She accused his bank of illegal financial deals.

In such way owner of the “Nadra” Bank commented upon statement of Yulia Tymoshenko delivered at the Shuster Live Broadcastion about illegal deals which could affect the bank.

As he told, for 16 years no one of officials in Ukraine answered for his words or deeds. “I wish it was an example for everybody,” Firtash stated.

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Tymoshenko: I am in opposition to the President, NBU leadership and criminal grouping which profited from rate speculations

Posted by the Editor on December 22, 2008


News / 22 December 2008 | 12:30

I am in opposition to the President, NBU leadership and criminal grouping which profited from rate speculations

Tymoshenko: I am in opposition to the President, NBU leadership and criminal grouping which profited from rate speculations

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko states about her opposition to the President of Ukraine and leadership of the National Bank in connection with their implication in the hryvnia rate machination. Such statement was made public by the Head of Government at briefing.

“I do not want to be an associate of such authoritative team, and that’s why I state that I am in opposition to such officials as the President of Ukraine, Head of the National Bank, all criminal grouping surrounding them and I will be with the country, with the people of the country, and I will struggle with them for preventing such phenomena in Ukraine,” Yulia Tymoshenko stated.

The Prime Minister expressed regret that the President, for whom she personally carried on propaganda, let himself go to such level, “that it is even shameful to call his name aloud”.

Yulia Tymoshenko is also sure that President’s non-interference in the situation with rate formation is evidence to his complicity in all these processes. “I will never be an associate of these things. And I want to tell the people once again that well-grounded hryvnia rate against dollar – 6.00-6.5,” the Prime Minister added.

Yulia Tymoshenko hopes for the Parliament’s objective consideration of the situation with the rate formation, “The majority and the Coalition are formed in the Parliament and I want to believe that these people will serve Ukraine, will serve the honour, morality and objectivity”.

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