Registration of foreigners, locals with police to be abolished
BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom.
All foreigners legally entering Ukraine will be
registered only at the state border checkpoints by servicemen of
the state committee for protection of the state border. The foreigners
who legally temporarily stay in Ukraine will no more be required
to additionally register with the police.
This is provided by [Ukrainian] President Leonid Kuchma's decree
"On additional measures to implement the human right to freedom
of movement and free choice of abode".
This decree was issued to support the constitutional right to freedom
of movement and free choice of abode and to fulfil Ukraine's international
According to the decree, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has
to submit to the Supreme Council a draft Ukrainian state migration
programme for 2002-2005. Cabinet of Ministers has to submit proposals
on gradual abolishment of the compulsory order of choosing abode
(the registration) to comply with the Ukrainian constitution's provisions
guaranteeing human rights and freedoms of citizens.
Russia, the Ukrainian republic was far and away the most important
economic component of the former Soviet Union producing more than
three times the output of the next-ranking republic. Its fertile
black soil generated more than one-fourth of Soviet agricultural
output, and its farms provided substantial quantities of meat, milk,
grain and vegetables to other republics. Likewise, its diversified
heavy industry supplied equipment and raw materials to industrial
and mining sites in other regions of the former USSR.
vital economic: concern in 1994 will continue
to be Russia's decisions on the prices and quantities of oil and gas
to be shipped to the Ukraine.
product: GDP - purchasing power equivalent - $205.4 billion
(1993 estimate from the UN International Comparison Program, as extended
to 1991 and published in the World Bank's World Development Report
1993; and as extrapolated to 1993 using official Ukrainian statistics,
which are very uncertain because of major economic changes since 1990)