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PR MP: Opposition adheres to the Bolshevist principles

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2013


News / 31 January 2013 | 14:18

PR MP: Opposition adheres to the Bolshevist principles

PR MP: Opposition adheres to the Bolshevist principles

Commenting on the joint statement of the opposition factions that they will block the work of the Parliament if MPs do not vote personally, MP from the Party of Regions Volodymyr Oliynyk said that blocking of the Parliament is violation of the Constitution, ForUm correspondent reports.
“It is unacceptable to protect one Article of the Constitution, violating another,” Oliynyk said.
“It is wrong when someone interferes with fulfilling my responsibilities,” he said and added that the opposition adheres to the Bolshevist principles of collective responsibility.
MP from the Party of Regions said that if opposition do not agree with something, its members have to go to court and not block the work of the Parliament.
“However, I am convinced we will work, we had many such statements,” Oliynyk concluded.

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Banks to offer 17% per annum for hryvnia deposits in 2013

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News / 31 January 2013 | 13:58

Banks to offer 17% per annum for hryvnia deposits in 2013

Banks to offer 17% per annum for hryvnia deposits in 2013

The indication rates for annual deposits in the national currency in 2013 will make up 17%, financial expert Oleksandr Okhrymenko told a press conference “How will currency tax affect dollar salaries of Ukrainians?”, ForUm correspondent reports.
“Of course, there will be banks to offer 25% per annum in local currency. Some banks will offer 12%, but stable, reliable banks are to stand at 17%. Foreign currency deposits will be at 5% per annum,” he said.
In addition, Okhrymenko noted that the possible adoption of the law on the taxation of foreign exchange transaction may make deposits drop further, causing reduction in interest rates.

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Expert: Cash foreign currency slows down economic development

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2013


News / 31 January 2013 | 13:40

Expert: Cash foreign currency slows down economic development

Expert: Cash foreign currency slows down economic development

In the case of imposing a tax on currency transactions by the end of 2013, Ukraine’s gold and foreign exchange reserves will increase by at least 10 billion dollar, and the total amount of currency held by the population will reduce to 40 billion dollar, financial expert Oleksandr Okhrymenko told a press conference “How will currency tax affect dollar salaries of Ukrainians?” ForUm correspondent reports.
“Now the population owns 83 billion dollar. This amount of currency negatively affects the economy. As we create a balance of payments deficit by ourselves,” he said
Okhrymenko noted the economy will not fully develop while cash foreign currency takes active positions in Ukraine.

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Naftogaz responds Gazprom on bill

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2013


News / 31 January 2013 | 13:25

Naftogaz responds Gazprom on bill

Naftogaz responds Gazprom on bill

National Joint Stock Company “Naftogaz of Ukraine” in due course considered the appeal of “Gazprom” on payment for volumes of natural gas, which were not bought in 2012, Naftogaz 汥ss service informs.

“On January 30, 2013, the company “Naftogaz of Ukraine” sent a response to “Gazprom”. All the issues related to the execution of the contract will be settled in accordance with its terms,” the statement says.

 

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Opposition meeting finishes in Parliament

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2013


News / 31 January 2013 | 13:11

Opposition meeting finishes in Parliament

Opposition meeting finishes in Parliament

MPs from the Batkivshchyna, Svoboda and UDAR factions adopted a joint statement on the results of the meeting held in the Parliament today, deputy speaker Ruslan Koshulynsky read out the statement before closing the meeting, ForUm correspondent reports.
In particular, the opposition requires ensuring the private voting of deputies, otherwise they promise to block the work of the Parliament.
The members of Parliament from the opposition factions are going to express distrust toward speaker Volodymyr Rybak and suspend him from presiding.
In addition, the opposition decided to express no confidence in Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Pshonka.
The MPs call for release of convicted ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko and provide them with quality care.
It should be noted that the statement was supported by all present deputies.
The MPs sang the national anthem and left the Parliament.

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US government welcomes sentence to Pukach

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News / 31 January 2013 | 12:52

US government welcomes sentence to Pukach

US government welcomes sentence to Pukach

The United States welcomes the sentence to former chief of the external surveillance department of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, Oleksiy Pukach and hopes that the Ukrainian authorities will find the contractors of murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze.

“We take note of the sentence to Oleksiy Pukach for his role in the murder of Georgy Gongadze, a brave Ukrainian investigative journalist who was kidnapped in Kyiv more than 12 years ago,” the statement of US government, sent to US Embassy in Ukraine, reads.
The U.S. government welcomes the news and hopes that the Ukrainian authorities will continue “investigating the case to bring to justice” those, who ordered kidnapping and murder of Gongadze.
“The U.S. government will always support journalists, who work to inform the public and expose corruption and injustice,” the statement says.

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Ukraine pays compensation to Lutsenko under ECHR ruling

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2013


News / 31 January 2013 | 12:39

Ukraine pays compensation to Lutsenko under ECHR ruling

Ukraine pays compensation to Lutsenko under ECHR ruling

Ukraine has paid compensation to former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko under a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Ukrainian Government Commissioner for ECHR Nazar Kulchytsky has said, Interfax informs.
“According to the information we’ve received from the State Executive Service, the treasury made the payment on January 25,” the official said on Wednesday during a phone conference at the Justice Ministry of Ukraine.
Asked whether compensation was paid to Lutsenko in full, Kulchytsky said: “According to our information, yes.”
He stressed that necessary details for the payment were submitted on January 9.

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Kozhara, Oettinger discuss energy agenda of the forthcoming EU-Ukraine summit

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2013


News / 31 January 2013 | 12:20

Kozhara, Oettinger discuss energy agenda of the forthcoming EU-Ukraine summit

Kozhara, Oettinger discuss energy agenda of the forthcoming EU-Ukraine summit

Yesterday in Brussels, foreign minister of Ukraine, Leonid Kozhara met with the EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, the Foreign Ministry press service informs.
The parties exchanged views on the priorities of domestic and foreign policy of Ukraine in the field of energy. Officials discussed the increase in production of domestic energy resources, optimization of their import and energy efficiency.
Commissioner and the minister touched the energy agenda of EU-Ukraine summit.
In addition, Kozhara and Oettinger discussed the issues of deepening bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the energy sector under the Energy Community Treaty.
The parties talked over the provision of the EU and Ukraine with energy, including the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine, reverse gas supplies from the EU member states in Ukraine, as well as the prospects of shale gas production in Ukraine.
Ukrainian foreign minister assured the EU Commissioner that Ukraine will remain a reliable transit country to supply EU member states with Russian gas.
Kozhara and Oettinger noted the successful cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the field of nuclear energy.
As a reminder, the EU-Ukraine summit will be held on February 25 of this year.

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