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Ukraine needs another two years to overcome crisis – expert

Posted by the Editor on January 6, 2011


News / 6 January 2011 | 17:54

Ukraine needs another two years to overcome crisis - expert

Ukraine needs another two years to overcome crisis – expert

Final overcoming of the crisis in the Ukrainian economy needs several years, therefore in 2011 Ukraine will hardly manage to return to the level of 2008, Director of the Institute of Economic Studies and Political Consultations in Ukraine Ihor Burakovsky said, UKRINFORM reported.

Earlier, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov expressed conviction that till August this year Ukraine will finally overcome consequences of the world financial crisis.

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Yanukovych sends Merry Christmas greetings to Ukrainian nation

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News / 6 January 2011 | 16:24

Yanukovych sends Merry Christmas greetings to Ukrainian nation

Yanukovych sends Merry Christmas greetings to Ukrainian nation

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych addresed the nation on the occasion of the Orthodox Christmas and congratulated the people with the holiday.

“The Lord bestowed his grace upon us to live and see this year and this Holy Night, when all the Orthodox Christians peer with hope into the sky, where the Christmas Star is rising. The Star, which signifies the birth of the Son of God.

I am happy that this very moment we, the entire Orthodox world, are praising the Son of God and looking with faith and love at the prospect of the new year, which we hope will bring us lots of joy, health, peace and grace on our land,” Yanukovych said.

The president wished happiness, new hope and confidence in the future to every family.

“I wish good, luck, and joy to all the people! Christ is Born! Praise Him!”

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Tymoshenko: The authorities don’t know what to accuse me of

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News / 6 January 2011 | 14:39

Tymoshenko: The authorities don't know what to accuse me of

Tymoshenko: The authorities don’t know what to accuse me of

Batkivshchyna Party leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said that materials in the criminal case against her include documents confirming that money Ukraine obtained under the Kyoto protocol is in the designated accounts at the environment ministry.

“The audit by the Japanese confirmed that the money is where it should be and was never written off or moved. These are official documents that are part of the criminal case,” Yulia Tymoshenko said outside the prosecutor’s office, accoding to her official website.

She said the investigator confirmed that these documents are in the case files.

Yulia Tymoshenko added that the Japanese Embassy in Ukraine asked the current government for information about the use of the environmental funds in question and received a written response that all the money is in the accounts of the Ministry of Environment and State Treasury of Ukraine.

“After a year of audits and inspections and interrogations of government official of all levels they could find no evidence that I violated the law, abused office or did anything corrupt,” Yulia Tymoshenko said.

“Today representatives of the prosecutor’s office said this money was spent on something other than pensions. It’s strange when representatives of the government and especially the prosecutor’s office start fussing this,” Yulia Tymoshenko said.

She once again cited the resolution issued in connection with the criminal case against her: “Tymoshenko, acting deliberately and in her own personal interest, single-handedly decided to use part of the money obtained from the sale of greenhouse gas emissions quotas, that were targeted funds, to cover State Budget expenditures, especially commitments to pay pensions.”

Yulia Tymoshenko is convinced that the statement made by representatives of the Prosecutor General’s Office is aimed at confusing the public. “I think it simply became uncomfortable for them to jail the leader of one of the biggest opposition parties for paying pensions during the crisis and they’re now trying to alter their previous statements,” she said.

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Tymoshenko: Investigators are annoyed by my support for my political allies

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News / 6 January 2011 | 12:50

Tymoshenko: Investigators are annoyed by my support for my political allies

Tymoshenko: Investigators are annoyed by my support for my political allies

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has said that investigators from the Prosecutor General’s Office have accused her of supporting representatives of her political team who are in custody and have prohibited her from attending their court hearings.

“I thought I came to start reading the case materials, but everything began quite differently. The head of the department for priority cases came in and started asking me why I went to Lutsenko’s hearing,” Yulia Tymoshenko said yesterday after going to the prosecutor’s office. “I was asked why I was putting pressure on the Kyiv Court of Appeals and speaking disrespectfully about the Prosecutor General’s Office, and was warned that if I continue behaving this way they have the right to take me away to the prosecutor’s office if I am somewhere defending my colleagues.”

Yulia Tymoshenko said she told investigators that she will not stop defending herself and her political allies.

I think they’re nervous when I attend court hearings in order to support people who are my colleagues in our joint political battle. They’re annoyed that when I am there judges have a hard time issuing predetermined unjust rulings that the Presidential Administration is demanding they issue,” she added.

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Bethlehem fire arrives in Ukraine

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News / 6 January 2011 | 11:01

Bethlehem fire arrives in Ukraine

Bethlehem fire arrives in Ukraine

A delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has brought Bethlehem fire to Ukraine on Christmas Eve.

With the blessing of Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, representatives of the UOC took fire from the lamp above the birthplace of Jesus Christ (the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem), according to orthodox.org.ua.

Bethlehem fire will be brought from the altar of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra refectory church and distributed to the faithful during the Christmas evening service.

The same day the Nativity Fire will be delivered to Maidan Nezalezhnosti square. The main charity candles and a symbolic Christmas star will be lit from  the Bethlehem fire.

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