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2010-12-22 05:23:00

KIEV, Ukraine, December 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A Ukrainian violin master from a remote town in the west of the country makes violins which have already brought him the title of a Ukrainian Stradivari. His musical instruments can be heard in France, Hungary, Russia, the USA, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Italy. Serhiy Holubokyi made the record number of violins in Ukraine - 280, not including cellos. Most of them have been bought by foreign professional musicians. Holubokyi's works...

2008-11-22 16:06:45

Russia's energy giant Gazprom announced Saturday it will not continue to make gas deliveries to Ukraine in the absence of a new contract. Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said he would like to avoid cutting off gas supplies to Ukraine, RIA Novosti reported. There is still time to reach an agreement, he said. As soon as the debts are paid, we are ready to sign direct contracts. On Friday, Gazprom announced Ukraine had $2.4 billion in outstanding debt for gas supplies. Responding,...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

Ukraine proposes new UN body on ecological protection UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- A new body that is tasked to ensure ecological protection around the world should be set up inside the United Nations, Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko told the annual high-level debate of the 63rd UN General Assembly Wednesday. "We reinforce our call for a more active global cooperation in the sphere of ecology," he told world leaders attending the second- day debate. "Ukraine puts forward...

2008-09-16 09:00:19

Ukraine's ruling pro-Western government coalition has collapsed, making way for possible early elections, the parliamentary speaker said Tuesday. The coalition was made up of blocs lead by Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, reported RIA Novosti, the Russian news agency. "I am officially announcing the collapse of the coalition of democratic forces," Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk told the country's parliament. The legislature has 30 days to form a new...

2008-09-09 21:00:05

KYIV. Sept 9 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian early warning system in Mukachevo, in the Trans-Carpathian region, will be closed in February 2009, the date when a contract on using the station in Russia's interests is set to expire, Eduard Kuznetsov, a deputy general director of the Ukrainian National Space Agency, said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday. Another radar station located in Sevastopol will be used starting from February 2009 "for a space exploration program," Kuznetsov said....

2008-09-05 15:00:09

Text of report by Ukrainian regional TV channel Ukrayina on 5 September [Presenter] Security after reconciliation. The USA has named the main condition for granting a [NATO] Membership Action Plan to Ukraine. This is the unity of the stances of the prime minister [Yuliya Tymoshenko] and the president [Viktor Yushchenko]. Yesterday US Senator Richard Lugar insisted on this, today US Vice-President Richard Cheney [did the same]. He arrived to Kiev to meet leaders of the state....

2008-09-05 09:00:10

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney met with Ukrainian officials Friday to discuss continuing tensions over Russia's military incursion into Georgia. Cheney met with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, who expressed support for European efforts to mediate the conflict, said a pool report from journalists traveling with Cheney. "I'm sure we'll find a peaceful way to settle that conflict," Yushchenko told Cheney, who in turn praised the United States and Ukraine for having a strong and "very...

2008-09-05 09:00:10

Excerpt from report by private Ukrainian news agency UNIAN Kiev, 5 September: Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has stressed efforts to join NATO's Membership Action Plan are still topical. He said this in a joint statement for media with US Vice- President Dick Cheney today. Yushchenko said he is convinced that joining the Membership Action Plan is in accord with [Ukraine's] national interests, law and the situation in our region. "This is a two-way road," the president said....

2008-07-28 18:00:38

KYIV. July 28 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has no right to prohibit Ukrtransnafta from signing agreements on the supply of Caspian oil needed to ensure the operation of the Odesa-Brody pipeline in an averse regime, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said during a session of the National Security and Defense Council in Kyiv on Monday. Such deals are within the competence of companies and not the government, he said. Yushchenko called for an end to "political debates around this...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

Olha Bohomolets, President Viktor Yushchenko's doctor at the time of his poisoning in 2004, has spoken about the details of the illness and the treatment. She confirmed that there was no doubt that it was caused by dioxin. It was perfectly proper, she said, to put a dermatologist in charge his treatment in Switzerland. The following is the text of the interview Bohomolets gave to Mustafa Nayem entitled "Olha Bohomolets: Why I didn't tell the truth about the president's illness", published on...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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