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Tymoshenko offers condolences over Rostov-on-Don road accident

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News / 24 July 2009 | 18:00

Tymoshenko offers condolences over Rostov-on-Don road accident

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has sent a telegram to her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on condolences over the road accident near Rostov-on-Don, which caused human victims, ForUm informs, referring to the Cabinet of Ministers press service.

“On behalf of the Ukrainian government and on behalf of myself, I am asking you to convey the words of condolences to the near and dear of the accident victims, and to wish soon recovery to all injuries,” the telegram says.

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Yushchenko putting pressure on investigation of Pukach case?

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2009


News / 24 July 2009 | 16:52

Yushchenko putting pressure on investigation of Pukach case?

The lawyer of former Interior Ministry General Oleksiy Pukach, Serhiy Osyka, has described an order by Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko for the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) to report to him on the course of investigation as “putting pressure on the investigation.”

“I think that the president’s statements can be considered as signs of pressure on the investigation,” he said at a press conference on Friday, Kyiv Post reported.

He said that the SBU has no authority to be involved in the investigation process.

Apart from that, Osyka said that the president’s instruction to the SBU is “the influence of somebody’s interest in this issue.”

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MPs reduced term of presidential election campaign

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2009


News / 24 July 2009 | 15:00

MPs reduced term of presidential election campaign

MPs reduced term of presidential election campaign

The parliament has adopted draft law on changes into the legislation on Presidential election, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

In particular the VRU reduced the term of the presidential campaign from 120 up to 90 days. 316 out of 413 MPs voted for such law.

In total MPs have considered 469 amendments to this law.

The law comes into effect from the day of its publishing.

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VRU reached compromise

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News / 24 July 2009 | 14:00

VRU reached compromise

VRU reached compromise

The leader of the BYuT faction Ivan Kyrylenko, making speech from the VRUI podium, said that draft law on increase of living wage and minimal salaries will be adopted by all means, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to Kyrylenko, it is necessary to define date and agree financing issues, after that in August-September the law will be adopted.

He noted that now it is impossible to adopt this law as it can cause inflation hike and hryvnya rate fluctuation.

In turn PR member Oleksandr Yefremov noted that he hopes BYuT statements will not only statements but real deeds.

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Kyiv opens passenger river cruises from Poshtova Square to Berezniaky

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News / 24 July 2009 | 13:15

Kyiv opens passenger river cruises from Poshtova Square to Berezniaky

The Kyiv city state administration has opened regular passenger river cruises from Poshtova Squire to Berezniaky area in Kyiv according to Ukrainian News.

The festive opening of the first river route took place with the participation of first deputy board chairman of the Kyiv city state administration Denys Bass.

The route consists of three stations: pier No.10 on Poshtova Square, Subway Bridge near the Dnipro subway station and Berezniaky pier.

The ships will navigate during morning and evening rush hours making two cruises in the morning and four in the afternoon on working days.

The cruises will be operated towards Berezniaky from 7:00 am through 7:30 am, from 6:20 pm through 7:10 pm, from 7:00 pm through 7:50 pm, and towards Poshtova Square from 7:40 am through 8:30 am, from 7:20 pm through 8:00 pm, and from 8:00 pm through 8:40 pm.

Two motor ships will operate on the route.

The cost of the voyage will be UAH 10.

The navigation will be conducted only from April through October 1.

As a reminder, in May the Main transport department intended to organize regular cruises from Poshtova Square to Nyzhni Sady garden area.

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Extra VRU session is opened

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News / 24 July 2009 | 12:00

Extra VRU session is opened

Extra VRU session is opened

The party of Regions has not unblocked the VRU podium and presidium but allowed to opened the VRU session, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

PR member Oleksandr Yefremov told parliamentary journalists that opposition and coalition agreed that law on increase of living wage will be adopted in August.

In turn MP from the BYuT Ivan Kyrylenko said that he would announce about it from the VRU podium.

As a reminder, today’s extra session of the parliament is initiated by the BYuT faction.

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PR to support election law amendments

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News / 24 July 2009 | 11:50

PR to support election law amendments

PR to support election law amendments

The oppositional Party of Regions insists on increasing wages and pensions for the poorest, and is ready to vote for the presidential election law that would make falsifications impossible. Party of Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych published this statement on the party’s official website.

“The Party of Regions once again addressed the ruling coalition with the demand not to drag feet on voting for wage and pension increase for the poorest citizens,” the statement reads.

Yanukovych says that one of the guarantees of impossibility of election rigging is exclusion of the legal norm on the possibility of voting at home.

The opposition leader also insists on abolition of the practice of voting with absentee ballots and return to the number of constituencies depending on the number of voters.

“To create equal conditions for all candidates concerning their representation at electoral commissions – two delegates from each. To increase monetary deposits of presidential candidates so as to prevent application of the so-called technical candidate practice,” the statement reads.

Yanukovych also says the new wording of the law will essentially cut national budget spending on presidential elections.

“The Party of Regions stands for adoption of a law that would give a chance to hold fair and transparent presidential elections, whose outcome would reflect the real will of people,” Yanukovych emphasized.
 
Source: UkrInform

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Ukraine may become new rout of energy resources supply to Belarus – Lukashenko

Posted by the Editor on July 24, 2009


News / 24 July 2009 | 11:30

Ukraine may become new rout of energy resources supply to Belarus – Lukashenko

Belarus President Oleksandr Lukashenko believes that Ukraine may in prospect become a new rout of energy resources’ shipments to Belarus, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“With the global changes starting, we have been forced to see a new rout of energy carriers’ supply. Ukraine has access to the sea,” Lukashenko said on Thursday at a meeting with Belarusian foreign establishments.

In his words, this prospect may still be dim but it should not be disregarded.

“At present we have very good relations with Ukraine though the forecast was sad,” the president said. He stressed that “We have managed to build the relations disregarding the differences in opinions of the presidents [of Ukraine and Belarus] on the international issues.”

At the same time, Lukashenko expressed regret that Ukraine is not participating in the efforts towards integrating with Belarus. “We respect their choice, but they are not strangers for us. We see great prospects for strengthening the bilateral ties,” the president said.

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