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UPD: 01/16/2014 All for the budget. Photo report from a rally of supporters of the Party of Regions near Rada
So far, in the Verkhovna Rada’s hall, the people elected before the first blood received the 2014 State Budget, a rally of supporters of the Party of Regions was held under the walls of parliament and at the Mariinsky Park, in which Prime Minister Mykola Azarov even took part.
UPD: 01/16/2014 Ukrainian mobile operators have responded to the initiative Rada to sell SIM-cards on the passport
Mobile operators Kyivstar and MTS were skeptical of the Rada’s initiative, which passed a law obliging Ukrainians to buy SIM cards with a passport.
By the will of the deputies, for the purchase of a SIM card, Ukrainians will have to conclude an appropriate agreement with the operator. This is stated in the Law on Telecommunications, which was introduced by MP Vadim Kolesnichenko (Party of Regions) and was adopted in the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday.
Thus, Kyivstar called on President Viktor Yanukovych to veto the law, said Andrey Osadchuk, director of regulatory support for the company, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The new law, which, inter alia, implies amendments to the Law on Telecommunications, requires discussion with all market participants and improvements. The introduction of additional licensing in the telecommunications market - Internet access services - introduces new organizational and financial burdens, which contradicts the policy of liberalization and deregulation of the economy declared by the president and the government of Ukraine. We also do not understand the mechanism for implementing the prohibition of access to certain Internet resources through an expert’s decision. It should be noted that the institution of relevant experts is not described in Ukrainian law. We believe that any prohibition may be imposed solely by court order!
Regarding the issue of introducing a norm on the sale of SIM cards for passports, he said that all operators had previously provided services on the basis of contracts, which, in particular, is a public offer agreement.
Both in the current and in the voted new bill, the subscriber has a choice of his identification method when concluding an agreement with the operator, including through the provision of passport data. In general, voluntary identification of the subscriber can positively affect the market, for example, by reducing the level of fraud, and serve as additional protection for the subscriber from unauthorized actions of third parties!
The company said that today the vast majority of subscribers (about 90%) are prepaid subscribers, respectively, they do not conclude an agreement with operators.
Our entire sales and customer service system is organized taking into account such a demand structure. So far, we did not have time to analyze in detail the content of the bill, but now many questions arise. In particular, how to serve the population of villages and small towns where there are no operator stores? Mandatory sale of starter packs for passports limits the availability of services, for which, for example, rural residents will have to travel to the city. And even in the city, a starter pack will not be as easy to buy as it is now. Operators will have to completely rebuild the sales system that has developed on the market for years. It will take time and additional costs!
In addition, according to the company, even the introduction of this rule does not exclude the possibility for those who wish to purchase the package anonymously, bypassing this condition.
As the experience of foreign countries shows, everywhere where such a system is used, there is also a black market where you can easily buy a starter pack using forged documents or someone else's name. It just costs more!
UPD: 01/16/2014 Yanukovych signed five high-profile laws passed by the Rada on Thursday - media
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed all five laws adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, January 16, and submitted to the President’s administration on the same day, writes Mirror of the Week. Ukraine.
So, we are talking about:
We add that on the official website of the president this information has not yet appeared.
Earlier it was reported that, among other things, deputies banned participation in meetings, rallies, demonstrations and other public events in a mask, helmet or using other disguise methods that interfere with personal identification .
As you know, the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine, the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine and the Commission on Journalistic Ethics appealed to President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych with a demand to veto the amendments to the law on the judicial system and the status of judges and procedural laws on additional measures to protect citizens' safety adopted on Thursday.
UPD: 01/16/2014 From now on, Ukrainians will be able to purchase SIM-cards only by passport
To purchase a SIM card, Ukrainians will have to conclude an appropriate agreement with the operator.
This is stated in the Law on Telecommunications, which was introduced by MP Vadim Kolesnichenko (Party of Regions) and was adopted at today's vote in the Verkhovna Rada.
It is reported that the concept of an identification telecommunication card is introduced into the text of the document - a means used to identify the end equipment of a subscriber in the network (SIM card, USIM card, etc.). The provision of telecommunication services using such a card is carried out on the basis of an agreement between a telecommunications operator and a consumer.
Recall that the public service for special communications and information protection in September 2012 initiated the adoption of such a bill on behalf of the government in the interests of the work of law enforcement agencies. Then the head of the State Service Gennady Reznikov stated that the introduction of such a rule does not violate human rights and will help law enforcement officers.
UPD: 01/16/2014 Trauma to Malyshev caused by people's deputy from the Fatherland Wozniuc - Party of Regions
Injury to the MP from the Party of Regions, Vladimir Malyshev, was caused by the deputy from the Fatherland, Yuri Wozniuk, according to a statement distributed by the press service of the Party of Regions.
In a statement, the PR press service refers to eyewitnesses to the incident. In addition, the Party of Regions calls the opposition powerless, and its actions - "frankly gangster."
"The actions of representatives of opposition factions in parliament today once again demonstrated the powerlessness of the opposition, which is capable of nothing but provocations and frankly gangster actions," the text says. For Wozniuk, the PR requires criminal punishment and the removal of parliamentary immunity.
The PR statement also said that "there have been recorded cases when voting cards were ripped out from members of the parliamentary faction of the Party of Regions." "Andrei Pavlovsky grabbed the card from Alexander Vasiliev, Arsen Avakov from Anna German, and the opposition deputy, whose identity will be identified, was stolen from Nikolai Demyanko. In addition, MP from Freedom Yuri Mikhalchishin came to parliament in ... body armor, which not without pleasure demonstrated to colleagues in the hall, "the statement said.
UPD: 01/16/2014 A coup d'etat took place in parliament - opposition
The opposition called what is happening in parliament the overthrow of the constitutional order in the country and the coup. All the laws adopted by the deputies are called illegitimate by the opposition and are going to repeal them.
After the events in the Verkhovna Rada, the opposition predicts a second wave of protests in the country.
Recall that the Ukrainian parliament approved in the first reading and immediately as a whole the draft state budget for 2014, despite the platform blocked by the opposition.
The project was supported by 249 parliamentarians with the required minimum of 226 votes. Voting took place by raising hands in the hall.
UPD: 01/16/2014 Former security chief Akhmetov's forehead in the Rada hall
Oppositionist from the Batkivshchyna faction Alexander Briginets, in his Twitter, said that during the fight, they defeated the people's deputy-regional Malyshev. Moreover, according to Briginets, this was done by Malyshev’s colleague in the PR fraction.
"The regionals, trying to beat our deputies, hit each other. The deputy who sits behind him broke his forehead Malyshev," - said Briginets.
As previously reported, the Rada approved the draft state budget for 2014, despite the platform blocked by the opposition and without any discussion in the hall. At the same time, parliamentarians adopted the budget in the first reading and immediately in general.
"We will add that the investigating authorities should carry out the corresponding work, and that the deputy immunity should be removed from this deputy (injured - ed.) And he should be brought to trial," Efremov later said at a briefing.
According to the leader of the region’s faction, he has not yet figured out the name of the deputy who smashed Malyshev’s forehead. At the same time, Efremov emphasized that the deputies of the party in power did not support fights in parliament and had long abandoned such practice.