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PGO will not allow Tymoshenko to undergo treatment for indefinite term

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News / 11 July 2012 | 18:05

PGO will not allow Tymoshenko to undergo treatment for indefinite term

PGO will not allow Tymoshenko to undergo treatment for indefinite term

The Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine will not allow Yulia Tymoshenko to undergo treatment forever, PG Viktor Pshonka told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

The official denied the information on that Tymoshenko is allegedly undergoing medical examination without her consent. He also confirmed that German and Ukrainian doctors noted the improvement of Tymoshenko’s health condition. 

“Somebody wants Tymoshenko to be always sick so the trial never starts. I believe Tymoshenko and her fellows think the same. But this is wrong. There is no such treatment which never ends,” he added.

Pshonka also expressed his indignation at opposition MPs behavior near the hospital. The deputies have blocked the entrances to impede law enforcement officers to bring Tymoshenko to court.

“If there is a court decision Tymoshenko will be delivered to court. If there is no court decision Tymoshenko will stay put. Anyway, the events will develop exactly as stipulated by law, not as Tymoshenko or others want. Besides, Tymoshenko is sentenced and serving her term,” he underlined.

The Prosecutor General also recommended Tymoshenko and her fellows to be grateful for humane attitude to her.

“Tymoshenko and others should be happy about humane attitude to Tymoshenko regarding her terms of serving, not criticize for nothing. One must not overstay one’s welcome, you know,” the official summed up.

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Yanukovych: law on languages must meet the norms of European charter

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News / 11 July 2012 | 17:30

Yanukovych: law on languages must meet the norms of European charter

Yanukovych: law on languages must meet the norms of European charter

The law on language policy must meet the norms of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said in the course of informal meeting with the Club of chief editors of CIS, Baltic States and Georgia.

“I am convinced that we must follow the world practice,” he said and added that the language issue is too much politicized. According to the President, the citizens have no problems using both Ukrainian and Russian languages, while the politicians ‘enkindle conflicts’ around the matter.

“The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages is the best example for the matter. Experts must estimate whether the given law meets the Charter,” Yanukovych noted.

“The authors of the law assured me the document had passed the expertise by Venice Commission. Soon we will see if it is true. Finally we will find a solution to take the language issue off the table,” the President said.

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President: EURO-2012 proves capability of Ukraine to realize large-scale projects

Posted by the Editor on July 11, 2012


News / 11 July 2012 | 17:10

President: EURO-2012 proves capability of Ukraine to realize large-scale projects

President: EURO-2012 proves capability of Ukraine to realize large-scale projects

Successful holding of EURO-2012 proved that Ukraine is capable of realizing large-scale system projects. It was stated by the President in the course of informal meeting with the Club of chief editors of CIS, Baltic states and Georgia. The meeting took place at Yusupov Palace in Crimea, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

The President noted that the current government has managed to overcome significant gap in the schedule of preparation for EURO-2012 in an unprecedented short time and realize all steps necessary for its successful holding.

Viktor Yanukovych also reminded that more than 5 billion dollars were invested in the building of infrastructure objects, that airports with modern landing strips and terminals as well as more than 2500 km of highways and around 3000 km of roads were built and reconstructed.

The President also noted that during EURO-2012 more than 2 million fans visited Ukraine, of which 700 thousand watched football matches on the stadium. He said that UEFA President Michel Platini called EURO-2012 one of the best events in the history of European tournaments. “The level of coordination between Ukraine and Poland and between different agencies was also unprecedented. We’ve managed to realize almost all common events that we had planned,” the President noted.

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Yanukovych hopes that improvement of the Constitution won’t become an object for mischief-making

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News / 11 July 2012 | 16:55

Yanukovych hopes that improvement of the Constitution won't become an object for mischief-making

Yanukovych hopes that improvement of the Constitution won’t become an object for mischief-making

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych hopes that domestic politicians will be wise enough not to speculate about methods to improve the Constitution, but will take active part in the Constitutional Assembly sessions to peed up the process, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said during the informal meeting with the Club of Editors of the CIS countries, the Baltic States and Georgia.

“I hope our politicians will support this initiative at a very early stage,” Yanukovych said.

The President said that it is not a secret that the Ukrainian Constitution often becomes “a hostage of the political struggle.” But now there is a need to modernize it in accordance with our obligations to the Council of Europe and for the successful implementation of reforms that partly involve some of the provisions of the Basic Law.

For this reason, Yanukovych supported the initiative of the first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk on the establishment of the Constitutional Assembly. The President reminded that this year the first meeting of this body has been already held, in which the best lawyers, experts and famous public figures were engaged. The President stressed that their goal is “to offer the country a modern and harmonious provisions of the Constitution.”

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Pshonka told how the GPU intends to spend 174 million

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News / 11 July 2012 | 16:05

Pshonka told how the GPU intends to spend 174 million

Pshonka told how the GPU intends to spend 174 million

The general prosecutor of Ukraine Viktor Pshonka is surprised by criticism of politicians and journalists on the fact that the Verkhovna Rada has allocated extra 174 million UAH to the General Prosecutor’s Office, he said at the GPU meeting, as ForUm correspondent reports.

According to Pshonka, these funds are necessary for the implementation of the new Criminal Procedure Code, which enters into force on November 19 this year.

In particular, money will be spent on the creation of a single register of criminal cases, as well as for the arrangement of the secret rooms for procuratorial supervision.

“You should be glad not jealous, that our criminal procedure code corresponds to the modern realities,” the general prosecutor said.

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Constitutional Court leaves President and judges immunity intact

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News / 11 July 2012 | 16:00

Constitutional Court leaves President and judges immunity intact

Constitutional Court leaves President and judges immunity intact

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has not allowed the Verkhovna Rada to introduce amendments to the Constitution in order to cancel immunity of the President and judges. The decision has been announced today in response to the opposition’s motion to ancel immunity for all state officials without exception.

The Constitutional Court has agreed only with the initiative to cancel deputy’s immunity.

The announced decision says that “immunity of judges is not a personal privilege, and cancellation of this immunity may result in the limitation of the right for judicial defense, provided by the article 55 of the Constitution of Ukraine.”

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Putin’s aide: No gas agreements will be signed in Yalta

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News / 11 July 2012 | 15:52

Putin's aide: No gas agreements will be signed in Yalta

Putin’s aide: No gas agreements will be signed in Yalta

The discussion of the gas issues will be one of the important topics on the agenda of the visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ukraine, but no documents concerning this field will be signed, the aide to the head of the Russian state Yuri Ushakov told the journalists.
“Gas problems, of course, will be discussed (at the talks. – Ed.), but so far the documents (to be signed. – Ed.) are not prepared. I do not think they could be agreed within the remaining hours,” he said.
Ushakov said that the Russian and Ukrainian delegations will include the professionals directly involved in negotiations on the subject. The head of the Gazprom Russian gas company Alexey Miller is also expected to attend the meeting.
As reported, the interstate commission presided over by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to be held on July 12, 2012.

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Yanukovych points out Ukrainian economic growth

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News / 11 July 2012 | 15:42

Yanukovych points out Ukrainian economic growth

Yanukovych points out Ukrainian economic growth

For the third year in a row, the Ukrainian economy shows the stable growth, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said during the informal meeting with the Club of Editors of the CIS countries, Baltic states and Georgia.
According to the President’s press office, the conversation was held in the Yusupov Palace in Crimea.
The President noted that despite the difficult economic situation in the world, “Ukraine is able to maintain economic stability.”
Yanukovych stressed that for the third year in a row, the growth of the national economy is observed: in 2010 the index was 4.2%, in 2011 – 5.3%. “This year, so far we have the growth of slightly more than 2%, but the dynamics of growth maintains and it is stable,” he said.

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