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UPD: 01/16/2014 All for the budget. Photo report from the rally of supporters of the Party of Regions under the Rada
While in the hall of the Verkhovna Rada, the elected representatives of the “before the first blood” accepted the State Budget 2014, a rally of supporters of the Party of Regions was held under the walls of the parliament and in the Mariinsky Park, in which Prime Minister Mykola Azarov took part.
UPD: 16/01/2014 Ukrainian mobile operators reacted to the initiative We are glad to sell SIM-cards on the passport
Mobile operators Kyivstar and MTS were skeptical about the initiative of the Rada, which passed a law obliging Ukrainians to buy SIM-cards using a passport.
By the will of the deputies, Ukrainians will have to enter into an appropriate agreement with the operator for the purchase of a SIM card. This is stated in the Law on Telecommunications, which was introduced by MP Vadim Kolesnichenko (Party of Regions) and was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday.
Thus, the Kyivstar company called on President Viktor Yanukovych to veto the law, said Andrei Osadchuk, director for regulatory and legal support of the company, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The new law, which, among other things, implies amending the law on telecommunications, requires discussion with all market participants and finalization. The introduction of additional licensing in the telecommunications market - Internet access services - is bringing new organizational and financial burdens, contrary to 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 the decision of an expert. It should be noted that the institution of relevant experts is not described by Ukrainian legislation. We believe that any ban can be imposed solely by court order!
Regarding the issue of introducing a norm on the sale of SIM-cards with passports, he said that all operators had previously provided services on the basis of contracts, which, in particular, is a public offer contract.
Both in the current and in the voted new bill the subscriber has a choice of the method of his identification when concluding an agreement with the operator, including through the provision of passport data. In general, voluntary identification of a subscriber can positively influence the market, for example, reducing the level of fraud, and serve as an additional protection of 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 enter into contracts with operators.
Our entire system of sales and customer service is organized based on this structure of demand. So far we have not had time to analyze in detail the content of the draft law, but already now many questions arise. In particular, how to serve the population of villages and small settlements where there are no carrier stores? Mandatory sale of starter packs on passports limits the availability of services, for which, for example, villagers will have to go to the city. And even in the city the starter pack will not be as easy to buy as it is now. Operators will have to completely rebuild the sales system, which has evolved over the years. It will take time and extra cost!
In addition, according to the company, even the introduction of this provision does not exclude the possibility for those who want to purchase a package anonymously, bypassing this condition.
As the experience of foreign countries shows, wherever such a system is used, there is a black market, where you can easily buy a starter package for false documents or in someone else’s name. It just costs more!
UPD: 01/16/2014 Yanukovych signed five high-profile laws adopted 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 filed with the administration of the Head of State on the same day, writes the Mirror of the Week. Ukraine.
So, it is about:
We add that this information has not yet appeared on the official website of the president.
Earlier it was reported that, among other things, deputies banned participation in meetings, rallies, demonstrations and other mass events in a mask, helmet or using other methods of disguise 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 Journalist Ethics appealed to the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych demanding to veto Thursday changes to the law on the judicial system and the status of judges and procedural laws on additional measures to protect the safety of citizens.
UPD: 01/16/2014 From now on, Ukrainians will be able to purchase SIM-cards only on their passport
To buy a SIM-card, Ukrainians will have to conclude an 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 by today's vote in the Verkhovna Rada.
It is reported that the text of the document introduced the concept of an identification telecommunication card - a means used to identify the end user equipment in the network (SIM card, USIM card, etc.). The provision of telecommunications services using such a card is carried out on the basis of an agreement between the telecommunications operator and the consumer.
Recall that the state service of special communications and information protection in September 2012, initiated the adoption of such a bill on behalf of the government in the interests of law enforcement. Then the head of the State Service, Gennady Reznikov, said that the introduction of such a norm does not violate human rights and would help the work of law enforcement officers.
UPD: 01/16/2014 Injury inflicted on Malyshev by a people's deputy from Voznyuk's Batkiv Party - Party of Regions
Yury Voznyuk, a deputy from Batkivshchyna, inflicted an injury to a People's Deputy from the Party of Regions Vladimir Malyshev, said in a statement released by the Party of Regions press service.
In a statement, the press service of the PR refers to eyewitnesses to the incident. In addition, the Party of Regions calls the opposition impotent, and its actions “openly gangster”.
"The actions of the representatives of the opposition factions in the parliament have once again demonstrated the impotence of the opposition, which is not capable of anything except provocations and overtly gangster actions," the text says. For Voznyuk PR requires criminal punishment and removal of parliamentary immunity.
Also in a statement, the PR says that "there were recorded cases when members of the parliamentary faction of the Party of Regions were pulled out of voting cards." "Andrei Pavlovsky snatched the card from Alexander Vasilyev, Arsen Avakov from Anna German, Nikolai Demyanko also stole the card by an opposition deputy, whose identity will be established. Besides, Svoboda’s MP Yury Mikhalchishin came to parliament in ... not without pleasure demonstrated to colleagues in the hall "- said in a statement.
UPD: 01/16/2014 A coup d'état took place in parliament - opposition
The opposition called what is happening in parliament the overthrow of the constitutional order in the country and a coup d'état. Oppositionists call all laws adopted by deputies illegitimate 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 Parliament of Ukraine approved in first reading and immediately as a whole the draft state budget for 2014 despite the rostrum 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 was smashed in the Rada’s hall
Oppositionist from the Batkivshchyna faction Alexander Briginets in his Twitter reported that during the fight, his forehead was broken to the people's deputy-regional Malyshev. Moreover, according to Brygints, Malyshev's colleague in the PR faction did it.
“The regionals, trying to beat our deputies, hit each other. Deputy MP, who sits behind him, smashed his forehead to Deputy Malyshev,” said Briginets.
As already reported, the Parliament approved the draft state budget for 2014, despite the rostrum 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 as a whole.
“We will add to the fact that the investigating authorities have carried out appropriate work, and that the deputy’s immunity (injured - ed.) Is deprived of his immunity and he appears before the court,” Efremov later said at a briefing.
According to the regional faction leader, he has not yet figured out the name of the deputy who smashed his forehead to Malyshev. At the same time, Efremov stressed that the deputies of the party of power do not support fights in parliament and have long since abandoned this practice.