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2008-10-08 06:00:19

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Ohrid (Macedonia), 8 October: Ukrainian Defence Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov believes that Ukrainian politicians should formulate a common position on NATO. He was speaking to reporters following a meeting with his US counterpart, Robert Gates, in Ohrid, Macedonia, today. "The Ukrainian population has no doubts about the economic component [of NATO entry] and that Ukraine is inclined towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration. However,...

2008-10-04 09:00:17

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Kiev, 4 October: Six miners have been killed in a methane explosion at the Duvanna mine of the Krasnodonvuhillya company in the town of Sukhodilsk in Luhansk Region, the head of the Emergencies Ministry's press service, Ihor Krol, has said. Methane unexpectedly exploded at a depth of 520 metres in a deadlocked preparatory pit at around 0045 [local time] on Saturday [4 October, 2145 gmt on 3 October]. The gas did not ignite, Krol said. At...

2008-09-26 12:00:15

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Kiev, 26 September: The Ukrainian cabinet plans to sign a long- term agreement on gas supplies with Russia by the end of October, Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko has said. Speaking to leading foreign news agencies today, she said Ukraine wanted this agreement to be long-term and strategic by nature. "It would be very good for us this year to sign a strategic gas agreement between Ukraine and Russia for years to come, rather than a one-year...

2008-09-24 12:00:31

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Astana, 24 September: The state company for managing Kazakhstan's main gas pipelines KazTransGaz is considering the issue of selling its assets in Georgia, that is the gas distribution company KazTransGaz-Tbilisi Ltd. "The sale of this company is being discussed, as the project looks weak from an economic point of view. Furthermore, high political risks, I mean the current situation in the Caucasus. Although the conflict...

2008-09-03 09:00:39

Excerpt from report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Minsk, 1 September: The Belarusian government finds it advisable to invite the Russian company Transneft to participate in the privatization of its state oil transporting companies, the Druzhba Navapolatsk oil transport national unitary company and the Homeltransnafta Druzhba national unitary company, whose shares are to be sold in 2009, a source from the government has told the Interfax-West news agency. He said that the Belarusian...

2008-08-22 12:00:46

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Moscow, 22 August: The [Russian] company Atomstroyeksport has said in a press release it has completed all works aimed at improving safety at the Shelter facility at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It completed repairs on the light roof over the central hall of generating set No 4, which had been destroyed in 1986, in early August, one month ahead of schedule. Atomstroyeksport is one of the leading companies building nuclear power plants...

2008-08-21 03:00:34

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Lviv, 20 August: There is no sufficient time or professional working team for refurbishing the airports, Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Vasyunyk told a briefing on Wednesday [20 August]. "Time has always been the main problem with this kind of projects here and there. Ukraine doesn't have a problem with financing, this year alone the government allocated nearly 250m dollars for airports. The only problem is creating professional teams capable of...

2008-08-07 09:00:56

Excerpt from report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Kiev, 7 August: The National Commission for Energy Regulation of Ukraine has revised gas transportation and delivery tariffs for gas distribution organizations at a meeting on Thursday [7 August]. The new tariffs envisage the price increase for imported natural gas used by the gas distribution organizations for production and technological purposes, along with the gas distribution workers' wages increase. The new tariffs come into...

2008-07-28 12:01:00

The National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine has instructed the cabinet to ensure that the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline should start pumping oil in the originally-planned westward direction by the end of 2008, Oleksandr Shlapak, the first deputy head of the presidential secretariat, has said. The Interfax-Ukraine news agency at 1351 gmt on 28 July quoted Shlapak as telling a briefing: "The National Security and Defence Council has decided at its meeting that the Cabinet of Ministers...

2008-07-22 15:01:00

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Kiev, 22 July: The Fuel and Energy Ministry has a number of questions to the draft agreements on the use of the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline in the original direction [towards Europe], which were forwarded for consideration to the ministry by Ukraine's oil transport system operator Ukrtransnafta. "We have lots of questions to the draft agreements, starting with the mechanism for agreeing them," Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan said at a news...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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