Syndicated News from Ukraine
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German minister snubs Ukraine leaders on Kiev visitReutersKIEV (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister met Ukrainian opposition leaders at their protest camp in Kiev on Wednesday, in a snub to President Viktor Yanukovich, who triggered mass street demonstrations by spurning a pact with the EU and seeking ...
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The battle over Ukraine: Towards a new geopolitical gameCNNSigning the agreement would not only have brought Ukraine much closer to its Western neighbors. It would also have made its political sphere more democratic and competitive and its economy more transparent -- outcomes that would have been unlikely to ...
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Why Ukraine's future lies with the EU, not RussiaCNN International(CNN) -- It feels like a rerun of the Orange Revolution. Similar to late 2004 when hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets to protest what they saw as a fraudulent presidential election, mass demonstrations have been taking place ever ...
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Crisis in Ukraine Not the same movieThe EconomistSAME places. Same slogans (?Thieves Out!?). Same icy weather. Same villain: Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's thuggish president. The protesters in Kiev want him out, just as the Orange revolutionaries of 2004 wanted an election that had been rigged in his ...
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Wednesday, July 31st, 2002
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At least 19 miners have been killed and one more is feared missing, following an explosion at a coal mine in Ukraine - the third major mining accident in the country in the past few weeks.
Miners are angry over appalling working conditions
The blast happened late on Wednesday 1,076 metres (3,530 feet) below ground at the Zasyadko mine in the eastern Donetsk region when about 700 miners were in the pit.
Local officials from the State Department of Labour Safety said that according to the initial reports it was caused by a mixture of methane gas and coal dust during the controlled explosions.
The officials said 20 people were in the explosion area. They said another miner - working near the area - was pulled alive with some injuries. The rest of the miners escaped unharmed.
Ukraine’s ageing coal pits have a bad safety record, and have been described by the World Bank as the world’s most dangerous mines.
Funding cuts since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 made the situation worse. An average 300 miners die each year in the industry, and about 150 have died so far this year.
Hundreds of miners have recently staged protests in the capital, Kiev, over poor working conditions.
The Zasyadko mine - one of Ukraine’s largest - has been hit by a series of disasters in the last three years, which have killed more than a hundred workers.
Fifty-two men died in an explosion at the mine last August.
Wednesday’s blast came less than two weeks after six people died and 18 were injured in a methane gas explosion at a mine in eastern Ukraine.
Two weeks earlier, at least 35 miners were killed in a fire at Ukrainsk mine in the east.
Twelve officials at that mine were sacked for breaching safety rules.Results Page:
Monday, July 8th, 2002
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The Secretary General of Nato, George Robertson, and the permanent representatives of the 19 Nato nations are in Ukraine to discuss the country’s hopes of joining the alliance.
They will participate in celebrations to mark the 5th anniversary of Nato’s partnership agreement with Ukraine.
The Ukrainian President, Leonid Kuchma, has made it known that he wants his country to join, but there are disagreements within Ukraine over whether this would be in Kiev’s long-term interests.
This request may also put Nato in an awkward position of needing to respond to a country whose geo-strategic location is viewed with importance by both Nato and Russia, the BBC’s Steven Eke says.
The main purpose of Lord Robertson’s visit to Ukraine is officially described as deepening this country’s integration with Nato and the European Union, our correspondent says.
But it is widely expected President Kuchma will hand over a formal request to join Nato, beginning the long process that eventually leads to membership.
"We understand that the road to Nato is a long process of many stages, and we do our best to ensure the interests of Ukraine and Nato gradually converge," President Kuchma said in a statement.
"This road will be shorter if we cover it together," he said.
Western experts have suggested Ukraine would need to do more to qualify for membership - including reinforcing civilian control over its armed forces and pressing ahead with stalled economic reforms.
Economic versus political
Many Ukrainian observers express concern over President Kuchma’s intentions.
They have suggested that, with less than two years left to serve in office and a reputation shattered by high-profile scandals, President Kuchma wants to leave closer links with Nato and the EU as his legacy.
At the same time, opinion polls among ordinary Ukrainians consistently show much stronger support for closer economic - rather than military - links with the West.
Lord Robertson and the permanent representatives are later expected to visit cities in eastern and western Ukraine, to see how Nato’s outreach projects are developing in what is a successful and growing programme of co-operation.