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President: On December 19, I will be where I should be

Posted by the Editor on November 24, 2011


News / 24 November 2011 | 18:00

President: On December 19, I will be where I should be

President: On December 19, I will be where I should be

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has dispelled rumors that he allegedly intends to attend the EurAsEC summit in Moscow on December 19, the day of the planned EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv.

“On December 19, I will be where I should be,” said President Viktor Yanukovych when answering journalists’ questions about his working schedule for December 19. “We have already got used to politicians carrying on intrigues. And there is nothing new in it to me. I have never provided any information on where I would be on December 19,” he said.

The President also stressed that the Ukraine-EU Summit scheduled for December 19 is of great importance for Ukraine. He reminded that the event is preceded by lots of preparatory work with the European Union, including on the Association Agreement and a comprehensive free trade.

President said the question of the Association Agreement including the prospects of Ukraine’s membership in the EU, which Ukraine insists on, remains open. “Our partners said neither ‘yes’, nor ‘no’. The negotiations continue. It is hard to tell, what their result will be. There is enormous work going on,” said Viktor Yanukovych. He stressed that everything Ukraine does in the framework of its European integration is aimed at achieving European standards of living for the state and its citizens.

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President: Ukraine and Russia are to agree on gas price by yearend

Posted by the Editor on November 24, 2011


News / 24 November 2011 | 17:33

President: Ukraine and Russia are to agree on gas price by yearend

President: Ukraine and Russia are to agree on gas price by yearend

Ukraine and Russia are to reach an agreement on the gas price until the end of 2011, President Viktor Yanukovych said when speaking to the JSC Nasosenergomash plant staff in Sumy.

“The issue is very important. We are negotiating. I hope we will agree this year,” said Viktor Yanukovych.

He reminded that the gas contracts signed in 2009 were devastating for Ukraine. “The price should be fair,” Viktor Yanukovych said.

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President: Ukraine and Russia are to agree on gas brice by yearend

Posted by the Editor on November 24, 2011


News / 24 November 2011 | 17:33

President: Ukraine and Russia are to agree on gas brice by yearend

President: Ukraine and Russia are to agree on gas brice by yearend

Ukraine and Russia are to reach an agreement on the gas price until the end of 2011, President Viktor Yanukovych said when speaking to the JSC Nasosenergomash plant staff in Sumy.

“The issue is very important. We are negotiating. I hope we will agree this year,” said Viktor Yanukovych.

He reminded that the gas contracts signed in 2009 were devastating for Ukraine. “The price should be fair,” Viktor Yanukovych said.

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Parliament to ban mass media inspections during election

Posted by the Editor on November 24, 2011


News / 24 November 2011 | 17:02

Parliament to ban mass media inspections during election

Parliament to ban mass media inspections during election

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is planning to adopt a resolution banning mass media inspections during the forthcoming parliamentary election, speaker of the parliment Volodymyr Lytyvn informed.

According to Lytvyn, the corresponding draft resolution has been prepared and will be considered at the next session of the parliament.

The speaker stressed the importance of such a document, which will give an opportunity to mass media to operate freely and without pressure of unexpected inspections.

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Online poll: 70% of citizens would like to work abroad

Posted by the Editor on November 24, 2011


News / 24 November 2011 | 16:30

Online poll: 70% of citizens would like to work abroad

Online poll: 70% of citizens would like to work abroad

A survey on the global mobility of job applicants has shown that 70% of Ukrainians would like to work abroad.

According to the portal rabota.ua, 51% of respondents in the country are ready to move abroad to find a job, UKRINFORM reports.

The data obtained differ from those which the authors of the study received in other countries. The percentage of applicants in the United States who are ready to work abroad is 48%, in the United Kingdom – 87%, in Poland – 63%, and in Russia – 60%.

In Ukraine, according to the survey, 79% of people would like to sign temporary contracts of employment abroad. The five most important factors when choosing a new place of employment for Ukrainians are as follows: salary, opportunities for career development, opportunities for professional and personal growth, a good working environment, and training opportunities.

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President: Public theaters groups should be motivated

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News / 24 November 2011 | 16:15

President: Public theaters groups should be motivated

President: Public theaters groups should be motivated

The government should bring back the system of motivating public theaters groups, President Viktor Yanukovych said during his visit to the reconstructed Sumy Regional Theatre for Children and Youth.

He also stressed the importance of optimizing the approaches to forming theatrical repertoire to attract a broader audience. He said it would also help improve the financial situation of theaters.

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President: Government attaches special importance to military reform

Posted by the Editor on November 24, 2011


News / 24 November 2011 | 15:48

President: Government attaches special importance to military reform

President: Government attaches special importance to military reform

Effective reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is of primary importance for the government President Viktor Yanukovych said during his visit to the Cadet Corps Lyceum named after Ivan Kharytonenko in Sumy, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

“The government of the state pays special attention to military development and military reform,” he said. He reminded, in particular, that a new revision of the National Security Strategy and draft Military Doctrine of Ukraine has been prepared that should be adopted soon.

“The armed forces expect radical changes,” the President said, adding that it is hard to overestimate the role of highly educated officers in this process.

“As President and Supreme Commander, I will continue to pay attention to the quality of training of personnel reserve for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the creation of adequate material and technical base for training cadets,” Viktor Yanukovych stressed.

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Ukraine’s PM supports idea of creating grain pool with Russia, Kazakhstan

Posted by the Editor on November 24, 2011


News / 24 November 2011 | 15:11

Ukraine's PM supports idea of creating grain pool with Russia, Kazakhstan

Ukraine’s PM supports idea of creating grain pool with Russia, Kazakhstan

During the meeting with his counterpart Karim Massimov on his official visit to Kazakhstan Prime Minister Mykola Azarov suggested returning to the idea of a tripartite Black Sea grain pool, involving Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia, according to National radio.

According to Azarov, in case of creating this pool, exactly exporting countries, rather than grain traders will influence pricing policy in the grain market.

Azarov is convinced this association is vital, given that the three countries account for 20% of world exports.

During talks in Astana Mykola Azarov also expressed Ukraine’s interest in the tripartite cooperation with Kazakhstan and Russia in the space industry. He considers this area a promising direction.

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