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Parliament toughens criminal responsibility for falsification of drugs

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News / 5 July 2012 | 17:35

Parliament toughens criminal responsibility for falsification of drugs

Parliament toughens criminal responsibility for falsification of drugs

The parliament of Ukraine has strengthened the criminal responsibility for forging medicines with 266 votes in favor. According to the new law, “production, purchase, transportation and storing of forged drugs for further sale and/or sale of forged drugs is punishable by imprisonment for 3-5 years with confiscation of medicines, raw materials and equipment.”

For repeated violations or previous concert the offenders face 5-8 years of imprisonment with confiscation of medicines, raw materials and equipment. Actions resulted in lethal outcome or other grave consequences are punishable by imprisonment for 3-5 years.

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Yefremov doubts parliament will accept Lytvyn’s resignation

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News / 5 July 2012 | 17:14

Yefremov doubts parliament will accept Lytvyn's resignation

Yefremov doubts parliament will accept Lytvyn’s resignation

Leader of the Party of Regions faction in the parliament Oleksandr Yefremov doubts that the parliament will accept the resignation of speaker Volodymyr Lytyvn.

Speaking to a ForUm correspondent, Yefremov said that the parliament would consider tomorrow both resignations of speaker Lytvyn and vice speaker Tomenko.

According to the current procedure, the voting on speaker’s resignation is secret and requires 300 votes to pass it. “Somehow I doubt the parliament will accept his resignation,” the MP said.

Yefremov informed that he met with Lytyvn in the parliament and asked him to reconsider his decision. “Our position remains the same. We keep working. We do not have any disagreements with Volodymyr Lytvyn,” he said.

The MP also informed he had no information on whether Lytvyn had signed some laws or not and confirmed that this plenary session would close tomorrow as scheduled, even without the head of the parliament.

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Ukrainians are called to join the protest actions at the Ukrainian House

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News / 5 July 2012 | 16:56

Ukrainians are called to join the protest actions at the Ukrainian House

Ukrainians are called to join the protest actions at the Ukrainian House

The termless rally in defense of the Ukrainian language keeps going on near the Ukrainian House.

There are posters on the walls of the building with the organizers’ call to the Ukrainians to take part in the protest actions being held every day at 10 a.m., one and seven p.m., as ForUm correspondent reports.

The ads also include the information about the scheduled meetings with the MPs having gone on hunger-strike.

It should be noted that the current situation in the camp of the protesters is peaceful and the protesters have organized an extemporized concert.

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Herman: Yanukovych may veto the language law

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News / 5 July 2012 | 16:33

Herman: Yanukovych may veto the language law

Herman: Yanukovych may veto the language law

Advisor to the President, Hanna Herman did not rule out that the President Viktor Yanukovych may veto the controversial language bill, ForUm learned from Herman’s press office.

“If the Parliament submits the bill to the President for signing, we can expect several solutions. I would not rule out a veto,” she said.
Herman also pointed out that the President will take his decision only after the consultation with experts and only if the law fully complies with the Constitution, which defines the Ukrainian language as the state.
In addition, the advisor to the President noted that half the population of Ukraine is Russian-speaking and they should be treated with respect. According to her, Yanukovych will consider this fact while making his decision, as he is the President of the whole country, not the specific regions.

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MPs may dismiss Lytvyn tomorrow

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News / 5 July 2012 | 16:26

MPs may dismiss Lytvyn tomorrow

MPs may dismiss Lytvyn tomorrow

The question of the resignation of Volodymyr Lytvyn from the position of the Verkhovna Rada speaker may be considered tomorrow, on July 6, the chairman of the People’s Party faction in the Parliament Ihor Sharov said in his exclusive commentaries.
 
According to him, the Conciliation Board of the Verkhovna Rada hasn’t held a meeting between the plenary meetings today, but “there is a faction leaders’ agreement about considering of this issue tomorrow.”

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Police forces have no intention to ‘clear the area’ near Ukrainian House

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News / 5 July 2012 | 15:49

Police forces have no intention to 'clear the area' near Ukrainian House

Police forces have no intention to ‘clear the area’ near Ukrainian House

Kyiv police forces have not intention to break in the protest action against the language law being held in front of the Ukrainian House, public liaison department of the Kyiv police informed, brushing aside the declarations of some MPs on that the police was ordered “to clear” the area near the Ukrainian House.

In addition, the police department noted that the calls of certain politicians to put up a fight and resist the police officers who follow the orders will result in consequences, stipulated by the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The police department assured that the officers will apply no brute force if protesters do not violate public order.

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Tymoshenko calls to fight for the Ukrainian language

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News / 5 July 2012 | 14:56

Tymoshenko calls to fight for the Ukrainian language

Tymoshenko calls to fight for the Ukrainian language

The Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is proceeding with the rehabilitation treatment in the Central Clinical Hospital “Ukrzaliznycia” in Kharkiv, encourages fellow citizens to fight for the Ukrainian language.

Tymoshenko’s defence counsel, the MP Serhiy Vlasenko divulged her statement at a briefing in Kharkiv. “I’m with you. Keep fighting. And everyone who has an opportunity, gather near the Ukrainian House on the front line for Ukraine,” the statement said, as ForUm reports.

Tymoshenko has expressed regret that she doesn’t have an opportunity to participate directly in the protest actions near the Ukrainian House.

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PM Azarov notes progress in village development

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News / 5 July 2012 | 14:52

PM Azarov notes progress in village development

PM Azarov notes progress in village development

Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov is glad with the results of his working visit to Zhytomyr region.

“The village is developing. The programs the government launched have started working. I’ve visited one of the private farming enterprises and learned that the development is in progress and tends to success. Despite abnormal frosts and bad weather conditions in spring the country has good chances for high yield. Zhytomyr regions alone plans to harvest 1.5 million tons of crops,” Azarov said summing up the results of his visit.

“I am leaving the region in a good mood,” the PM added.

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