KIEV, July 30 – Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Thursday had an emergency meeting with Volodymyr Stelmakh, the governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, after the hryvnia plunged against the U.S. dollar, fueling devaluation concerns.
KIEV, July 30 – Political rivalry between President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will be tested on Thursday in Parliament when lawmakers meet for an emergency session to debate 2008 budget amendments.
UZHHOROD, July 30 – A peace agreement between Ukrainian and Tatar stockholders in UkrTatNafta (the Kremenchuk oil refinery in Poltava region) should be comprehensive and cover all disputed issues in addition to the 18% stake under dispute, according to Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Boiko.
KIEV, July 30 – Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Moroz was forced to postpone his plan for the legislature’s emergency session for a week after disagreements emerged between pro-government parties over the upcoming Sept. 30 snap election.
KIEV, July 30 â€“ Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko, who has been pushing for Ukraineâ€™s accession to NATO, on Friday threatened to resign if Parliament approves a dramatic cut on defense spending, a newspaper reported.