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Shakhtar earn EUR 21,288mn in European cups

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News / 17 August 2011 | 17:17

Shakhtar earn EUR 21,288mn in European cups

UEFA on Tuesday released a report on the Champions League financial distribution from the 2010/2011 group stage. It is the sums that the participating teams received for their efforts in the 2010/11 campaign after money generated by the centralised marketing of European football’s blue-riband club competition was redistributed among the 32 sides.

In Ukraine the financial leader is FC Shakhtar Donetsk with EUR 21,288 million: EUR 3.9 million – participation bonus, EUR 3.3 million -match bonus, EUR 4 million – performance bonus (5 wins), EUR 3,788 million – market-pool, EUR 3 million – Round of 16, EUR 3.3 million – quarter-finals.

FC Dynamo Kyiv for their UEFA Europa League performance earned EUR 2,759 million as they reached the quarter-finals, UKRINFORM reported.

FC Metalist Kharkiv after they progressed to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 received EUR 1,885 in revenue.

FC Karpaty Lviv earned EUR 1,172 million after advancing to the UEFA Europa League group stage.

A total of EUR 754.1 million was distributed to clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League last season, with the two finalists, FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC, receiving the largest amounts (EUR 51.25 million and EUR 53.197 million respectively).

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Tymoshenko: I don’t want the Orange Revolution to be judged

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News / 17 August 2011 | 15:02

Tymoshenko: I don’t want the Orange Revolution to be judged

Batkivshchyna Party leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has refused to cross-examine former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko, who today testified in her trial as a witness for the prosecution.

“I will explain to the court. I don’t want to ask the witness questions because I don’t want the Orange Revolution to be judged in this court, I don’t want there to be squabbles about the relationship between the president and prime minister. Let everything Viktor Andriyovych [Yushchenko] said remain on his conscience. I won’t ask questions because I don’t want to please the Presidential Administration,” Yulia Tymoshenko said today in court.

Her statement was met by applause from the courtroom audience.

The court is now questioning President Yushchenko’s former international energy advisor Bohdan Sokolovsky.

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Yushchenko blames Tymoshenko for failure to sign beneficial gas contracts with Russia

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News / 17 August 2011 | 13:41

Yushchenko blames Tymoshenko for failure to sign beneficial gas contracts with Russia

Ex-President Viktor Yushchenko, who on Wednesday has been questioned by Kyiv’s Pechersk District Court as a witness in the abuse-of-office case of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has actually accused her of disrupting the signing of lucrative gas contracts with Russia and asked the court to bring to the trial as witnesses Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, UKRINFORM reported.

According to Yushchenko, the involvement of representatives of the Russian side will let objectively find out the conditions of negotiations and signing of gas contracts.

Yushchenko also said that in the signing of the Ukrainian-Russian gas contracts in 2009 the former prime minister was guided by a political motivation and that is why the document was concealed from public disclosure.

The ex-president told the court that Yulia Tymoshenko had refused Russia’s proposal on gas price of USD 250 per 1,000 cubic meters with the transit rate of USD 1.7. Instead, she signed a contract defining the base price of gas for Ukraine at USD 450.

Yulia Tymoshenko is accused of abuse of office during the signing of gas contracts with Russia in 2009 pursuant to Part 3 Article 365 of the Criminal Code (abuse of power). According to the court case, Yulia Tymoshenko, when signing the 2009 agreements with Russia on gas supplies, caused on the state losses for UAH 1.5 billion (some USD 200 million).

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Yushchenko arrives in court amid shouts of "Shame!"

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News / 17 August 2011 | 12:39

Yushchenko arrives in court amid shouts of "Shame!"

Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has arrived at the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv where he will testify as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, according to her official website.

The former head of state entered the courtroom to shouts of “Shame!” from the audience.

The president’s former advisor on energy issues, Bohdan Sokolovsky, has also come to court.

Yesterday the court informed that a letter had been received from a representative of Viktor Yushchenko saying that he would not be able to testify because he was outside the country and requesting that his testimony from the pre-trial investigation be read aloud instead.

At the request of the defense, the court send another summons to Viktor Yushchenko and ordered Bohdan Sokolovsky’s mandatory appearance in court.

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The first Orthodox Church in the Arabian Peninsula was built by the Ukrainian

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News / 17 August 2011 | 12:38

The first Orthodox Church in the Arabian Peninsula was built by the Ukrainian

UAE’s first complex of its kind is to serve 200,000-strong community

The first St Philip the Apostle Orthodox Church in the UAE opened its doors to the public in Sharjah on Saturday.

The 1,800 square-metre complex is not only a church, but a cultural hub.

Construction work on the project began in September 2007 after His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, allotted the land to the Russian Orthodox community.

Talks on the project first began in May 2005 with the visit of the first official delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, lead by the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad.

î譮箮, ﱬᰠ易롰鮪桭㡯磻汦飠泱 Ⱡ覰类 Yuri Sidorenko, a Russia businessman and chairman of the EDAPS Consortium, who is the warden of the new complex, said the building was constructed for the 200,000 Orthodox church members living in the country – mostly in Sharjah.

Sidorenko took financial responsibility for the building of the church.

He said: “A business that solely [makes] profit is hardly a success”, pointing out that a devout businessman will never find happiness until his business becomes a tool that spreads spiritual values and that improves people’s lives.

“An entrepreneur is a person who generates the power of life through projects. Motivation is founded either in the desire to develop and enhance life and the community around you, or in the wish to make as much money as possible and satisfy vanity.” he said.

The widespread perception is that money and spirituality are incompatible, and Sidorenko believes the purpose of life is to reach a connection with God.

“The opinion that money spoils a person is a lie. It only spoils those who think that way and does not spoil those who don’t.

“People who are actively involved in making money, and especially those who have reached the top of entrepreneurial success, undergo a challenging test,” Sidorenko said.

He added: “While quoting Jean-Jacques Rousseau, “Money that you have is a tool of freedom; money that you pursue is a tool of slavery.”

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President: Ukraine interested in developing mutually beneficial cooperation with Turkmenistan

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News / 17 August 2011 | 11:01

President: Ukraine interested in developing mutually beneficial cooperation with Turkmenistan

Ukraine values highly ​​the friendly relations with Turkmenistan and is interested in developing mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries, President Viktor Yanukovych said at a meeting in Crimea with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov. “I am confident our desire to develop mutually beneficial cooperation is based on the good traditions of friendship between our peoples,” the President said. 

President Yanukovych stressed he is convinced of the need to support active high-level political dialogue with Turkmenistan. “Holding regular high-level meetings is very important for us and our partners,” Viktor Yanukovych said.

The Ukrainian President also expressed confidence that the attention both parties dedicate to the development of their partnership will be always supported by their countries’ peoples.

In turn, Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov thanked the President Viktor Yanukovch for his appreciation of the traditionally friendly relations between the two countries. He also conveyed to President Yanukovych President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s greetings. “Sending me to Ukraine, the President of our country has provided clear guidance and instructions regarding the preparation of the official visit of the President of Ukraine to Turkmenistan,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs said. 

He expressed the belief that frank and friendly dialogue between the leaders of Ukraine and Turkmenistan is an important factor to further strengthening and developing Ukrainian-Turkmen relations. “The President asked me to convey to you that Turkmenistan has been, is and will remain a friend of Ukraine; the country always open to cooperation with Ukraine and considering it a reliable and long-term partner,” Rashid Meredov said.

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