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Lytvyn wants to liquidate regional and district state administrations

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News / 15 December 2009 | 17:49

Lytvyn wants to liquidate regional and district state administrations

Volodymyr Lytvyn stands for liquidation of regional and district state administrations before start of local elections of 2010, the Verkhovna Rada Chairman said during a press conference in Pryluky (Chenihiv region).

In his opinion, in provinces the executive committees should be established that are to be formed of representatives of local communities familiar with regional problems but not of the persons appointed by Kyiv as is the case now. Volodymyr Lytvyn  says it is necessary to introduce a majority system at the local elections.

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Tymoshenko ready to back Yushchenko in case of failing the election

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News / 15 December 2009 | 16:32

Tymoshenko ready to back Yushchenko in case of failing the election

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will back current President Viktor Yushchenko in upcoming presidential polls if she fails to get past the first round, RIA Novosti reported, citing Unian news agency.

“In the second round of voting, we should think about Ukraine. If I am not in the run-off, I will certainly support a democratic candidate, despite the history of our relations,” the prime minister was quoted as telling Lviv TV when asked about Yushchenko.

Now, alongside Viktor Yanukovych, the leader of the opposition Party of Regions and the president’s opponent in the controversial 2004 race, the braid-wearing prime minister is considered a leading candidate ahead of the January 17 elections. Yushchenko is struggling to reach double figures in opinion polls.

Last week, Tymoshenko said she was ready to join hands with the president “for the sake of Ukraine.”

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Tymoshenko as president would not like Yanukovych as premier

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News / 15 December 2009 | 14:54

Tymoshenko as president would not like Yanukovych as premier

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is running for the presidency, will not offer her opponent, oppositional Party of Regions’ leader Viktor Yanukovych, the post of the head of government in case of her victory at the presidential election. She said in an interview with the Lviv regional state TV and radio company, according to UKRINFORM.

The voting day is January 17, 2010. According to public opinion polls, Yanukovych and Tymoshenko are the front-runners of the current presidential race.

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Ukraine to join Energy Community Treaty

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News / 15 December 2009 | 12:53

Ukraine to join Energy Community Treaty

President Viktor Yushchenko has empowered Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan to sign a protocol on Ukraine’s joining the Energy Community Treaty.

Yushchenko earlier voiced hopes that a final decision to that effect would be made at the upcoming meeting of the EU Ministerial Council in Zagreb.

Ukraine now has an observer status.

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466 cases of pandemic H1N1 influenza confirmed by Ukrainian laboratories

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News / 15 December 2009 | 10:47

466 cases of pandemic H1N1 influenza confirmed by Ukrainian laboratories

The Ukrainian Health Ministry informed about 466 confirmed cases of pandemic H1N1 influenza.

Samples for an analysis have been taken from 2,494 people, including from the dead – 395, according to the methods recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). As of Monday evening, the flu and ARI epidemic threshold was exceeded in 11 regions of the country.

As of December 14 evening, the flu and ARVI epidemic threshold was exceeded in 11 regions of the country.

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