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President: Increasing payments to Pension Fund indicate that economy is growing

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News / 4 May 2011 | 18:01

President: Increasing payments to Pension Fund indicate that economy is growing

President: Increasing payments to Pension Fund indicate that economy is growing

Growing revenues of the Pension Fund are an indication of positive shifts in the national economy, President Viktor Yanukovych said, while talking to veterans at the Ukrainian Public Medical and Social Center in the village of Tsybli, Kyiv region.

He said that in April this year the Pension Fund received almost 11.5 billion UAH. “Compared with the beginning of the year it is 18% more. This means that wages are growing and contributions to the Pension Fund are made, so the economy has started working,” Viktor Yanukovych said. 

In his speech, the President described the economic situation in the past and this year. Viktor Yanukovych noted that 2010 was very challenging, but by its end the government managed to reduce the budget deficit from 15 to 5% and maintain the payment of wages, pensions and social assistance. 

“We are pleased with this result,” he said. 

Viktor Yanukovych stressed that the most important thing is that last year the foundation for economic development and was laid and reforms started. “By the end of 2011 we will cover all areas of life of the state with reforms,” he said. 

Viktor Yanukovych stressed that salaries and pensions will continue to grow.

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Tymoshenko: World must see that the PGO is part of Yanukovych’s repressive machine

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News / 4 May 2011 | 16:12

Tymoshenko: World must see that the PGO is part of Yanukovych's repressive machine

Tymoshenko: World must see that the PGO is part of Yanukovych’s repressive machine

During today’s visit to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko recorded all violations that took place as part of the criminal investigation against her over the signing of gas agreements with Russia in 2009.

“Every violation of the law, constitution and decisions of the Constitutional Court that the Prosecutor General’s Office today is allowing has been documented as required by law,” Yulia Tymoshenko told journalists today after leaving the Prosecutor General’s Office.

All the documented violations will be handed over to the courts. “They will be submitted not only to Ukrainian courts, which are fictional because they don’t judge but repress, as well as to international courts so that the world sees how the prosecutor’s office has been transformed into a puppet and repressive tool of the current president,” she added.

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President: Social assistance to veterans will be growing

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News / 4 May 2011 | 14:30

President: Social assistance to veterans will be growing

President: Social assistance to veterans will be growing

Social assistance to veterans, participants in the Great Patriotic War will be growing with the improvement of economic situation in the country, President Viktor Yanukovych told journalists while visiting the Ukrainian Public Health and Social Center in the village of Tsybli, Kyiv region.

“In the future, with the growth of the economy and increase in minimum pensions, social security to veterans, participants in the Great Patriotic War will be increasing,” he said.

The President said that it is necessary to help veterans at the level of the state and at the level of regions, cities, every family.

In this context he reminded of the last-year’s decision to increase the amount of a one-time assistance to veterans. “We did it last year and this year, and we will provide them money,” Viktor Yanukovych said.

The President said that in 2011 about 550 million UAH were allocated for assistance payments on the occasion of May 9. These funds, he said will be transferred to all the regions of Ukraine by May 5.

“Certainly, we will be considering the question of social care annually,” Viktor Yanukovych said, adding that this applies in particular to cheaper medicines.

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Tymoshenko: We will appeal every illegal action of the prosecutor’s office

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News / 4 May 2011 | 12:43

Tymoshenko: We will appeal every illegal action of the prosecutor's office

Tymoshenko: We will appeal every illegal action of the prosecutor’s office

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has said that she will appeal the actions of the Prosecutor General’s Office if the restrictive measure against her is changed.

“Knowing that Ukrainian courts aren’t courts but puppets of the president, we will appeal every illegal action by the prosecutor’s office in international courts,” Yulia Tymoshenko told journalists today before visiting the Prosecutor General’s Office, according to Tymoshenko’s official website.

The ex-premier believes there are no grounds to change the restrictive measure against her and that such a move would be illegal. “This will be illegal, ordered and a violation of my rights,” she said.

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President: Independent Ukraine is impossible without independent press

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News / 4 May 2011 | 11:01

President: Independent Ukraine is impossible without independent press

President: Independent Ukraine is impossible without independent press

Speaking on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day president Viktor Yanukovych told the Ukrainian journalists that he defends and will always defend the independence of the Ukrainian media, support free journalists and do everything so that the case of death of journalist Georgy Gongadze was brought to an end and the guilty were punished. 

“We must complete the investigation of cases on the disappearance of journalists. The government will be creating conditions for journalists to feel free in this country,” the president assured. 

According to Yanukovych, independent Ukraine is impossible without an independent press. 

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The former deputies of Chernovetsky Bloc fraction have committed “political suicide” – sociologist says

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News / 4 May 2011 | 09:39

The former deputies of Chernovetsky Bloc fraction have committed “political suicide” – sociologist says

    The deputies, who left the Bloc of Leonid Chernovetsky fraction in Kyiv City Council on April 28, have given up on their future political careers. This opinion was passed by Serghey Kuzmenko, director of the Center All Ukrainian Sociological Union.

    “They had good chances to continue their political careers in Kyiv City Council given that there was a strong team experienced in working for elections. Having left the fraction they lost this chance. Knowing voters’ attitude towards such “line-crossers” one could predict that any other party is unlikely to take them under its wing during next elections. De facto the majority of these people have already committed a political suicide. Their motivation for such actions remains a mystery”, the sociologist noted.

    According to his words, it is necessary to thoroughly analyze the results of previous elections to be able to make forecasts for future electoral campaigns. Serghey Kuzmenko emphasizes that team of Chernovetsky Bloc shows consistently growing results in every election campaign. For the first time this was evidenced by the victory of Vyacheslav Suprunenko in 2002 elections to the City Council in 73rd electoral district. At that time he outrun two fold both of his important competitors – Vyacheslav Budenko who enjoyed significant support from the part of the then city authorities, and Yaroslav Kondratiev, chancellor of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    ęThe results shown by Vyacheslav Suprunenko and his team become more and more consistent in every campaign. This means that the team of Chernovetsky Bloc is able to produce results for elections. Accordingly it will be much easier for Suprunenko (not even taking into consideration all his possibilities as a son-in-law of the official Kyiv mayor Leonid Chernovetsky) to find a new financing for any election campaign since investors have already been aware of his previous outcomes and are ready to allocate resources into a guaranteed success”, underlines Serghey Kuzmenko

    As previously reported, on April 28, 17 out of 43 deputies of the Bloc of Leonid Chernovetsky fraction in Kyiv City Council announced that they left the fraction and submitted respective applications.

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