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2012-07-05 15:16:00
President to examine language law.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said he is planning to make an
examination of the law on the state language policy. He announced this on
Wednesday at a meeting with the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada and
parliamentary factions, the press service of the head of statereported.

2012-07-05 14:46:00
Foreign Ministry advises Ukrainians not to travel to Syria.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has advised Ukrainians not to travel to Syria due
to the tense situation in the country, the ministry's press service has

2012-07-05 14:43:00
Nothing poses threat to Ukrainian language.
The adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the law on the principles of the state
language policy will not lead to the restriction or infringement of the
Ukrainian language, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said, according
to the media liaisons department of the secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers

2012-07-05 13:01:00
Immunity bill may be considered only in January - Yefremov.
The bill to lift the immunity of people's deputies may be considered only in
January next year, the leader of the Party of Regions' faction, Oleksandr
Yefremov, said at a briefing, commenting on sending to the Constitutional Court
the bill on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (concerning the guarantees
of immunity for individualofficials).

2012-07-05 12:50:00
Bill lifting parliamentary immunity sent to Constitutional Court.
The Verkhovna Rada has sent a bill lifting immunity from MPs to the
Constitutional Court. A total of 236 MPs voted for such a decision on Thursday.

2012-07-05 12:21:00
Azarov demands higher speed of infrastructure modernization.
Prime Minister Mykola Azarov is demanding to increase the pace of modernization
of the country's infrastructure, he was speaking at the Cabinet of Ministers'
meeting on Wednesday.

2012-07-05 11:55:00
Lytvyn's statement of resignation registered in parliament's office on July 4.
A statement of resignation of Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn was
registered at the parliament's secretariat on July 4, the Verkhovna Rada's
website reported.

2012-07-05 11:52:00
Parliament won't consider Lytvyn's resignation on Thursday.
The Verkhovna Rada at its the meeting on July 5 is not going to consider the
resignation of Volodymyr Lytvyn as speaker because the Committee on Rules of
Parliamentary Procedure has not yet received his statement, Party of Regions MP
Volodymyr Oliynyk told reporters onThursday.

2012-07-05 11:22:00
EU Delegation: ECHR judgment on Lutsenko confirms EU concern about rule of law
in Ukraine.
The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine has said that the judgment of
the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of former Ukrainian
Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko of July 3 confirms the EU's concern about the
observance of the rule of law in the country, the delegation said in astatement.

2012-07-05 11:05:00
Humanitarian Council working in full potential.
The Public Humanitarian Council under the President of Ukraine is working in
full strength, Hanna Herman, President's aide, Head of the Main Department for
Humanitarian and Socio-Political Affairs, Secretary of the Humanitarian Council,
said commenting on media reports over alleged withdrawal of the Heroes of
Ukraine Bohdan Stupka and Ivan Drach from the Council protesting against the
adoption of the languagesact.