Barroso "will want to know what the situation in the country is ... what is going on with the reform process," EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said Wednesday. Last month, President Viktor Yushchenko fired the previous premier, Yulia Tymoshenko, who had been an ally of Yushchenko's during his presidential campaign.
Although Tymoshenko's Cabinet was rather, but critics complained its populist moves hurt the economy and scared away investors, and did little to live up to EU reform demands. Yekhanurov, an economist, has challenged his new Cabinet to make boosting Ukraine's economic performance a priority, reports the AP. I.L.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said