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August 2007 Ukraine Special Weapons News

  • Ukraine's President Seeks to Revise Constitution VOA 25 Aug 2007 -- Ukraine's president, Viktor Yushchenko, says he wants to change the constitution in a bid to restore his presidential powers
  • Yushchenko Calls For Unity On Ukraine Independence Day RFE/RL 24 Aug 2007 -- President Viktor Yushchenko today called for national unity as Ukrainians celebrated their 16th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union.
  • Official Immunity Turns Into Campaign Issue In Ukraine RFE/RL 16 Aug 2007 -- In an apparent attempt to upstage his political rivals ahead of elections, Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych has proposed that all of the country's officials be stripped of their immunity from prosecution.
  • Tymoshenko's Supporters Rally In Kyiv RFE/RL 13 Aug 2007 -- More than 1,000 people rallied in the center of Kyiv for a second straight day today to protest the refusal by authorities to register Ukraine's main opposition party for parliamentary elections scheduled for September 30.
  • Yushchenko asks election commission to register Tymoshenko bloc RIA Novosti 13 Aug 2007 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has asked the Central Election Commission to reconsider registering Yulia Tymoshenko's bloc for the election campaign, a presidential spokesperson said Monday.
  • Watchdog Rejects Tymoshenko Bloc Candidates RFE/RL 11 Aug 2007 -- Ukraine's Central Electoral Commission has refused to register the main opposition grouping of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's candidates for parliamentary elections due in September.
  • French-Led Group to Build Chernobyl Sarcophagus VOA 08 Aug 2007 -- A French-led consortium has been selected to build a new protective encasement for Ukraine's leaking nuclear reactor at the site of the world's worst nuclear accident.
  • Early Election Campaign Set To Kick Off In Ukraine RFE/RL 01 Aug 2007 -- Ukraine's president, by now well accustomed to the practice, today published his fourth decree in as many months scheduling early parliamentary elections.