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  • Ukraine Quiet on Orange Anniversary

    11/21/2006 2:14:46 PM PST · by A. Pole · 8 replies · 415+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Mara D. Bellaby
    KIEV -- No orange banners hang from the street lamps; no stage is being erected on Kiev's Independence Square; no festivities are planned. Quietly is how Ukraine plans to commemorate what has become for many a bittersweet occasion: the second anniversary Wednesday of the Orange Revolution. Ukraine's topsy-turvy politics have made any official celebration of the mass protests awkward. Viktor Yanukovych, whose fraud-tarnished presidential victory sparked the uprising, is back in his old job as prime minister. And the Orange Revolution team is again in the opposition. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko's popularity is so low that a recent opinion poll...
  • Corpus Christi Halloween Mass - Diocese of Orange (Devil hands out Holy Communion)

    11/06/2006 8:34:22 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 80 replies · 1,917+ views
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  • Ukrainian communist leader to bloc UPA rehabilitation law

    10/14/2006 8:42:12 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 353+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | Oct 14, 2006
    KIEV, October 14 (Itar-Tass) -- Ukrainian Communist Party leader Pyotr Simonenko said his party would block a draft law giving former members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) the status of 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War if President Viktor Yushchenko signed it. “The presidential decree will have no force if the Supreme Rada has not passed relevant laws,” Simonenko said on Saturday at a rally of protest against a nationalist march in the centre of Kiev on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. “We will find supporters in the parliament, sons and grandsons of the generation...
  • Tensions spike as Georgia alleges coup

    09/10/2006 2:22:57 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 15 replies · 406+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 11, 2006 | Daria Vaisman and Fred Weir
    Tensions [...] are soaring again with last week's sensational allegations of a Moscow-backed coup d'état planned to overthrow President Mikhael Saakashvili. Georgian security forces last week rounded up about 30 opposition leaders and charged 14 of them with treason in a purported plan to stage disturbances in Tbilisi, leading to an opposition seizure of power. Most of those arrested were officials of the pro-Moscow Justice Party, [...] Others were activists of the opposition Conservative Monarchists and of the Anti-Soros Movement, a coalition of groups that accuses billionaire George Soros of "interfering" in Georgian politics by funding pro-Western nongovernmental organizations and...
  • Political uncertainty in Ukraine persists

    09/04/2006 10:46:58 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 127+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 08/ 08/ 2006 | Vyacheslav Igrunov
    MOSCOW. (Vyacheslav Igrunov for RIA Novosti) - The political crisis in Ukraine has been resolved, but uncertainty persists. The new government is still suffering from the painful compromise that brought about its establishment. On the one hand, most key posts in the government have been given to people free of ideological intoxication and capable of constructive, pragmatic actions. They know why gas should be stored in underground depots in summer, why international commitments should be honored, and why their country should not clash with those on whom its development depends. They are First Deputy Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and Naftogaz...

    08/20/2006 4:35:56 PM PDT · by samuel.s.oh · 574+ views
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  • The first steps of the new Ukraine government [TV clip in Russian]

    08/06/2006 12:23:02 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 4 replies · 221+ views
    Channel One Russia ^ | Aug 6, 2006
    European Union called Victor Yanukovych to continue the reforms, started by his predecessors. Click to see TV clip:
  • Ukraine's Orange Revolution undone?

    08/04/2006 4:09:14 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 33 replies · 443+ views
    MOSCOW – President Viktor Yushchenko reached across the Orange Revolution's barricades Thursday and nominated his arch rival to lead Ukraine's government out of nearly five months of political paralysis. The deal, reached as a constitutional deadline that expired Wednesday night, creates a "grand coalition" between the pro-Western Mr. Yushchenko's Our Ukraine movement and Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, which favors closer ties with Russia. Ukraine's parliament, the Supreme Rada, is expected to elect Mr. Yanukovych as prime minister on Friday. Critics suggest the accord has betrayed the Orange Revolution and played into Moscow's hands. Some, including Yushchenko's former ally Yulia...
  • The Non-Listening President

    08/02/2006 2:59:01 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Kyiv Post ^ | Aug 03 2006 | Dr. Taras Kuzio
    One of the most surprising aspects of the Viktor Yushchenko administration has been its unwillingness, or disinterest, in public relations and public opinion, whether in Ukraine or abroad. The Yushchenko administration and Our Ukraine ignored public opinion in Ukraine among Orange Revolution supporters, and that of the USA and the West in general, which called for a revived Orange coalition following the March elections. A coalition was only put together on the eve of the June deadline but it immediately collapsed and led to the current political crisis. In ignoring domestic and foreign public opinion and advice, the Yushchenko administration...
  • Yushchenko Has Deadline to Accept Rival

    08/02/2006 2:32:58 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 355+ views
    The Tribune Democrat ^ | Wed, Aug 02 2006 | Mara D. Bellaby
    KIEV, Ukraine — After four months of wrangling, Ukraine's pro-Western president faced a midnight deadline Wednesday to decide whether to accept his chief political rival as the country's next prime minister. President Viktor Yushchenko can also dissolve parliament and call new elections, but doing so would prolong the political turmoil that has seized this ex-Soviet republic since March's indecisive parliamentary election. A return to power for Viktor Yanukovych, a former prime minister, would complete a startling comeback. His attempt to win the presidency in the 2004 election was marred by fraud and triggered the mass protests known as the Orange...
  • Ukraine talks break off without deal

    07/30/2006 12:51:47 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 17 replies · 445+ views ^ | Sat, Jul. 29, 2006 | MARA D. BELLABY
    KIEV, Ukraine - Marathon talks to end Ukraine's political paralysis broke off early Saturday without an agreement between President Viktor Yushchenko and the pro-Russian parliamentary majority that has nominated his former Orange Revolution rival as prime minister. Yushchenko spent more than 10 hours negotiating with Victor Yanukovych, whose fraud-marred run for the presidency in 2004 sparked the Orange Revolution protests that swept Yushchenko to power, and the country's new parliament speaker, Oleksandr Moroz. Yanukovych's nomination as premier earlier this month was an embarrassing setback for Yushchenko, whose popular support has suffered amid infighting and allegations of corruption and incompetence against...
  • Ukraine President’s Party Sets Conditions for Joining Coalition

    07/16/2006 6:02:42 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 14 replies · 244+ views
    The New Your Times ^ | July 15, 2006 | Judy Dempsey
    KIEV, Ukraine, July 14 — Ukraine’s political landscape shifted radically on Friday when President Viktor A. Yushchenko’s pro-Western party, Our Ukraine, said that under certain conditions it would join a coalition with its archrival, the pro-Russian Party of the Regions led by Viktor F. Yanukovich. Our Ukraine is insisting that a new government exclude the Communists, who were part of an earlier coalition proposal. Another contentious issue is control over who would become the next prime minister. [...] The Socialist Party, which opposes economic reforms and Ukraine’s joining NATO, would also join the proposed coalition. The Socialists’ participation in a...
  • Ukraine's pro-democracy reforms in doubt

    07/12/2006 5:01:00 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 41 replies · 382+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 12, 2006 | Fred Weir
    MOSCOW – Orange is out, at least for the moment, as Ukraine's political roller coaster seems set to reject at least some results of 2004's pro-democracy revolt and vault Moscow-leaning politician Viktor Yanukovich back into the country's driver's seat. After a week of wild surprises in the 450-seat Supreme Rada, Mr. Yanukovich's Party of Regions announced Tuesday that it had formed a new "anticrisis coalition," holding a slender 12-seat majority, with the Communists and the formerly Orange-allied Socialists. Oleksandr Moroz, the Socialist leader, announced that he had forwarded Yanukovich's name to President Viktor Yushchenko as the new coalition's choice for...
  • Orange County band rocks Al Asad

    07/10/2006 4:04:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 352+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    AL ASAD, Iraq (July 10, 2006) -- Hollowell, a band from Orange County, Calif., entertained a crowd of service members at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation building here June 29. According to Jared Daniels, bassist for Hollowell, the band decided to come out to Iraq to show their support for the men and women fighting for our country. "The is the best way we can think of to say thank you to all of the troops," said Daniels, a native of Orange County, Calif. "We need to show our support for everything the men and women over here are doing....
  • Ukraine's socialists accuse president over coalition collapse

    07/07/2006 7:24:21 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 45 replies · 571+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 07/ 07/ 2006
    KIEV, July 7 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's Socialist Party blames President Viktor Yushchenko for a virtual collapse of a coalition majority formed in the country's parliament in June, a party member said Friday. Ivan Boky said, "The president ruined the coalition by nominating Petro Poroshenko for the post of [Supreme Rada] speaker." The coalition of Western-leaning forces broke up when the Party of Regions, holding 186 seats in the Rada, and the Socialist and Communist parties with 33 and 21 seats respectively joined forces late Thursday to elect Socialist leader Oleksandr Moroz as speaker. The three parties are currently holding...
  • Pro-Russian parties form new governing coalition in Ukraine

    07/07/2006 12:56:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 36 replies · 579+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | July 7, 2006 | Yana Dlugy
    Pro-Russian parties form new governing coalition in Ukraine by Yana Dlugy KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's pro-Russian parties formed a new governing coalition in a stunning move that promises to slow the pro-Western course taken by the ex-Soviet nation after the "orange revolution." In front of reporters in parliament, the Regions Party and the Communists signed a coalition agreement with the Socialists, who in a surprise move had defected from the pro-Western "orange" camp the previous day. The coalition said it was open to other parties. "We're not closing the doors," said Viktor Yanukovych, the leader of Regions. "They are open...
  • Turkmenistan: Ukraine Gas Contract Invalid

    07/01/2006 6:33:56 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 290+ views
    MSN Money ^ | June 30, 2006
    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) - Turkmenistan on Friday said its natural gas contract with Ukraine for 2006 was invalid, as it continues to pressure Ukraine to pay about 50 percent more than what it currently pays for Turkmen gas. [...] Turkmenistan's gas supplies have taken on even greater importance for Ukraine after a bitter dispute in January with Russia over gas prices, but Kiev has repeatedly stalled on agreements to pay off debts, and Turkmen officials have repeatedly criticized Kiev. [...] "Turkmenistan proposed Ukraine sign a contract on gas deliveries to Ukraine for the fourth quarter at a price of US$100...
  • Die Orange-Revolution in der Ukraine [Orange Revolution in the Ukraine]

    06/29/2006 6:28:34 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 315+ views
    ZDFmediatech ^ | 28 June, .2006 | von Peter Scholl-Latour
    [Babel Fish Translation, use your wit :)] A coup of the secret services Everyone remembers the stormy enthusiasm of the orange revolution on the Meidan of Kiew, which help the separatism to the victory. The heroes of this national Ukrainian rising of the people, at her point president Viktor Juschenko, lost since then their prestige. Its party "Nascha Ukraina" came with the recent parliamentary election on miserable 13 per cent - and in the Donezk basin the Ukrainian nationalism played never a large role. Above all it was in the meantime confirmed that enduring the "revolutionary measures" was financed...
  • Neftegaz Ukrainy may reduce gas supplies to Europe illegally

    06/23/2006 7:04:42 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 50 replies · 446+ views
    RosBusinessConsulting ^ | 23 June, 2006
    Kiev 17:45 Neftegaz Ukrainy admits the possibility of unauthorized tapping of gas pipelines if its underground gas reserves run out this winter, as stated in the company's letter to the Ukrainian PM Yury Yekhanurov of June 8, 2006. "Under such conditions Ukraine will be forced to tap off gas which is supposed to be transported further, thereby giving Russia grounds for accusing Ukraine of theft and presenting the country as an unreliable partner in the eyes of the European community," the document reads. The company explained that if the planned volume of gas was not injected into the underground gas...
  • United Ukraine parties to form new gov't

    06/22/2006 12:19:36 PM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 220+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Jun 22, 2006 | NATASHA LISOVA
    United Ukraine parties to form new gov't By NATASHA LISOVA, Associated Press Writer Thu Jun 22, 8:04 AM ET KIEV, Ukraine - Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced in parliament Thursday that she and other allies from Ukraine's Orange Revolution had reunited into as a majority coalition and would start forming a government. "Today we start our struggle so that our country can be democratic," Tymoshenko said. "We were given a second chance, and ... if we don't use this second chance, then the Ukrainian people will say it serves us right." The coalition of pro-Western reformers who aim to...