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President of Ukraine visits 72th SMB

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News / 6 December 2005 | 17:49

President of Ukraine visits 72th SMB

President of Ukraine visits 72th SMB

In Bila Tserkva, Victor Yushchenko visited the 72th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Eighth Army Corps of the Land Forces of Ukraine. The President met with servicemen to personally congratulate them on Day of the Armed Forces.

During the meeting, the Head of State stressed that 2006 would be a year of changes in the armed forces, the President press office.

“For the first time in the past fifteen years, the Ukrainian army will get eight billion budget hryvnyas,” he pledged.

Yushchenko added that they were going to spend UAH 622 million to build houses for army officers. Almost UAH 500 million will be spent on medical service. In addition to that, the government will triple funds to purchase weapons and equipment.

Speaking about military reforms, the Head of State said, “All armies depend on people rather than on weapons. The reform is focused on material, financial and social provision of servicemen.”

He reiterated that several things had already been done. They made the term of military service shorter, increased the number of contract officers to 38,000, and raised social payments. The President said they aimed to create a professional army and to optimize the structure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

After his speech, Yushchenko gave should-straps to seven servicemen that had recently beenconferred the rank of officer. Then he studied the history of the brigade, inspected its barracks and spoke with young soldiers.The Head of Statepresented them with a pot of honeyfrom his private apiary.

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The Head Veterinary Surgeon of Ukraine has sent his resignation

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News / 6 December 2005 | 17:28

The Head Veterinary Surgeon of Ukraine has sent his resignation

The Head Veterinary Surgeon of Ukraine has sent his resignation

Today Petro Verbytsky has announced about his resignation in the parliamentary session.

He also addressed to the government of Ukraine to sign it as soon as possible,” said Verbytsky.

As a reminder, the bird flu outbreak was provoked by lack of the preventing measures. The first cases were registered two months ago but the government and the local authorities did not response to it.

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Svyatoslav Piskun has been expelled from National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine

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News / 6 December 2005 | 16:26

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Svyatoslav Piskun has been expelled from National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has singed the decree instating Oleksandr Medvedko and Health Minister Yuryi Polyachenko in NSDCU.
 
The same decree expelled Svyatoslav Piskun from the Council, the President’s press office told.

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Victor Baloha: the bird flu threatens the neighbouring regions

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News / 6 December 2005 | 14:27

the bird flu threatens the neighbouring regions

Victor Baloha: the bird flu threatens the neighbouring regions

The Heads of Donetsk, Mykolayv, Odesa, Zaporizhye and Kherson regions were charged to assume measures in order to prevent the bird flu, Emergency Minister Victor Baloha told.

“There is the threat for other regions. We address to the heads of the other regions to hold monitoring and assume measures,” stressed Emergency Minister Baloha.

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Ask your questions to UK Ambassador to Ukraine Robert Brinkley

Posted by the Editor on December 6, 2005


News / 6 December 2005 | 13:38

Ask your questions to UK Ambassador to Ukraine Robert Brinkley

Ask your questions to UK Ambassador to Ukraine Robert Brinkley

Tomorrow UK Ambassador to Ukraine Robert Brinkley will hold the on-line conference in forUm. He will answer the readers’ questions. Everyone may ask him questions on the on-line page or in Comments under this news in case you do not speak or understand Russian.

Robert Brinkley was born in 1954. He is married and brings up three sons.

His diplomatic carrier launched in 1977. Robert Brinkley fluently speaks Russian.

In August 2002, Robert Brinkley was appointed UK Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Ukraine.

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Transcarpathian village is under quarantine

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News / 6 December 2005 | 13:08

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Transcarpathian village is under quarantine

Transcarpathian Regional Sanitary Epidemiological Service has registered five cases of typhoid in Simer village. The Service put Simer in quarantine.

Five dwellers of Simer were hospitalized on November 30. The tests proved the typhoid disease. The

The presumable cause of the disease is the usage of unboiled water. The local kindergarten and the school were closed for the quarantine.

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The President of Ukraine greets Armed Forces

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News / 6 December 2005 | 12:35

The President of Ukraine greets Armed Forces

The President of Ukraine greets Armed Forces

Congratulating servicemen and veterans on the 14th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Victor Yushchenko said: “I am convinced that modern soldiers, who inherited the glory of the Ukrainian Cossacks, heroes of liberation wars and defeaters of fascism, will apply their military skills to always be ready for action and to reinforce our country’s defense potential.”

The Presidentadded thathe respected and appreciated veterans “whose priceless experience promotes patriotism, dignity and national pride, and makes our warriors wish to study one of the most prestigious professions to defend their motherland.”

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Russian capital to bid for Halychyna

Posted by the Editor on December 6, 2005


News / 6 December 2005 | 12:13

Russian capital to bid for Halychyna

Russian capital to bid for Halychyna

Russian companies will bid for 32.86% shares of Halychyna Oil Refinery Plant. The real price for the share holding may noticeably exceed the initial price, Russian experts told.

“Directly or not, but Russian businessmen will take part in the auction,” stated the analyst of Aton investment group Dmitriy Lukashov.

Some experts say that nowadays Ukraine is in great demand of foreign investors and Ukrainian refinery always was interested for Russian investment. The analyst of Argus Media oil agency Aleksandr Yershov thinks, “MOL, PKN Orlen, OMV and other Central European companies may be the potential buyers of Halychyna.”

Among different factors influencing the price, the experts emphasize close location to Druzhba oil pipeline and western frontier of Ukraine. The deficit of Eastern European refinery facilities also plays for Halychyna’s good.

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