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Ukraine’s President opened Apostol monument in Poltava

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News / 18 August 2006 | 16:48

Ukraine's President opened Apostol monument in Poltava

Ukraine’s President opened Apostol monument in Poltava

Victor Yushchenko took part in a ceremony to open a monument to Ukraine’s Hetman Danylo Apostol in the village of Velyki Sorochyntsi, Poltava region, President’s press office reported.

The Head of State said this historical figure had played a significant role in the building of Ukraine, reminding those present Danylo was the country’s last democratically elected hetman.

“He cared about the nation and spared no effort to see Ukraine united in the period when nobody believed in this, when Ukraine was dismembered,” he said.

Yushchenko urged Ukrainians to learn lessons of their past and never be indifferent to attempts of separatism and federalism.

“I would like to ask you today to be consolidated to uphold Ukrainian principles and defend Ukrainian positions,” he said. 

He also expressed gratitude to Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko and his office, as well as to Poltava governor Valeriy Asadchev, for their initiative to build this monument.

Following the ceremony the President visited the Spaso-Preobrazhenskaya Church, which was built by Danylo Apostol as his family’s burial vault. 

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Ukraine imposes ban on sale of chips, salted nuts, pastries and roasted pork in schools

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News / 18 August 2006 | 15:54

Ukraine imposes ban on sale of chips, salted nuts, pastries and roasted pork in schools

Ukraine imposes ban on sale of chips, salted nuts, pastries and roasted pork in schools

The Minister for Education and Science and the Minister for Health Protection outlawed sale of products, containing artificial supplements, in school cafes. These include chips, soft drinks, crackers, salted nuts, coffee, pastries, smoked fish, mushrooms, mayo and roasted pork.

The Ministers explain their decision by an intention to preserve the young generation from suffering gastritis, stomach ulcer and iron deficiency anemia.

Both Ministers insist on proper diet of pupils by means of organic food with high nutrition value, Cabinet’s press office reported.

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International Children Ukrainian Studies Camp opens in west Ukraine

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News / 18 August 2006 | 15:26

International Children Ukrainian Studies Camp opens in west Ukraine

International Children Ukrainian Studies Camp opens in west Ukraine

The international Ukrainian Studies Camp has been opened in Lviv. It involves participation of 100 Ukrainian children from Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Russia, Cabinet’s press office reported.

The large-scale event, initiated by Education and Science Department of the Lviv Regional Administration, aims at popularization of history of Ukraine, culture and language as well as reaching contacts with Ukrainian youth abroad.

Meetings with pupils of Lviv schools are on the agenda of the event. Young children will also be enabled to participate in Ukrainian culture competitions and the intellectual game “Brain-Ring”.

The participants will also visit medieval castles and will participate in the 150th anniversary of Ivan Franko’s birthday.

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Ukraine’s President departed for Poltava

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News / 18 August 2006 | 14:39

Ukraine's President departed for Poltava

Ukraine’s President departed for Poltava

Victor Yushchenko has left for Poltava region to visit Sorochyntsi fair.

The President will also meet with the Poltava governor and attend a ceremony to open a monument to Ukraine’s Hetman Danylo Apostol.

Then he will fly to Crimea to work in his summer residence.

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Ukraine’s President: Ukraine is respected in the world

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News / 18 August 2006 | 13:31

Ukraine is respected in the world

Ukraine’s President: Ukraine is respected in the world

Cancellation of visa regime by Ukraine for a number of countries led to considerable increase of visits of foreign tourists, Ukraine’s President declared speaking on the World Forum of Ukrainians. He noted that Ukraine carries out “one of the most democratic and liberal migration policies.”

The President reminded that Ukraine had cancelled visas for citizens of the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan.

 “We’ve got two times more visits for the last 12 months than for the previous years. It means that Ukraine becomes more open, and the world talks about Ukraine more respectfully,” Yushchenko said.

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Ukraine’s President opens WFU

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News / 18 August 2006 | 13:00

Ukraine's President opens WFU

Ukraine’s President opens WFU

Victor Yushchenko has taken part in a ceremony to open the Fourth World Forum of Ukrainians, which is being held in Kyiv on August 18-20, President’s press office reported.

The President presented a concept of cooperation with the Ukrainian diaspora, which had been worked out by Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry. He said he would sign the document as soon as it was discussed and characterized it as “the first step in the formulation of well-grounded and modern ways to develop the Ukrainian community worldwide, as well as their strategic goals and tasks.”

Yushchenko said the twenty-million-people Ukrainian diaspora in more than sixty countries of the world was a uniquely potent and large-scale phenomenon.

“We must be regarded by the world not as a consumer but as a donor of international processes and implementer of our own integral political, economic and cultural goals,” he said, adding Kyiv should become a center to coordinate Ukrainians worldwide. “We should never again unnaturally divide Ukrainians into those who live in Ukraine and those who reside foreign. Ukraine is where Ukrainians live and the Ukrainian language is spoken.”

The Head of State said he wanted to create an effective model of cooperation with Ukrainians living abroad, which should be funded and coordinated by Ukraine’s government. He said they were going to spend UAH 77 mln to support the diaspora.

Then the President explained what should be done to unite Ukrainians living in different corners of the world. First of all, it is vital to build a centralized global network to communicate with our compatriots and reinforce the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council as a key center of interaction of the diaspora, which uses modern information and management technologies.

Yushchenko also believes we should publish a multi-volume encyclopedia on Ukraine and a book of our achievements and also collect Ukrainian archives, historic valuables and art treasures and bring them back home.

He urged those present to focus on objectives that demonstrate Ukraine’s unity and might and to convince the world community to recognize the 1932-33 man-made famine as genocide.

“This is particularly important before the 75th anniversary of the tragedy,” he said.

The President also commissioned the government to support the world’s most important centers of the Ukrainian culture in Munich, New York, Paris, Sarcelles and other cities of the world. 

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Naftogaz decided to pay off debts

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News / 18 August 2006 | 12:07

Naftogaz decided to pay off debts

Naftogaz decided to pay off debts

National oil and gas company Naftogaz Ukrainy has paid off a part of the debt to RosUkrEnergo AG (exclusive supplier of import gas to Ukraine). The payment made $49.6 mln out of $371.789 total debt for the delivered gas in the first quarter of 2006.

“Naftogaz paid back $49.6 mln; the term of payment of the rest debt will be agreed in the near future,” RosUkrEnergo reported.

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3.5 ths Ukrainians take part in World Forum

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News / 18 August 2006 | 11:50

3.5 ths Ukrainians take part in World Forum

3.5 ths Ukrainians take part in World Forum

3.5 thousand people, 1.5 thousand of which represent 43 countries of the world, take part in IV World Forum of Ukrainians, as chairman of the Forum organizational committee, minister of culture and tourism Ihor Lykhovy informed.

“The fourth Forum is called to start the new stage in arrangement of stable and substantial ties of Ukrainians from all over the world with their homeland,” he said during the opening ceremony of the Forum Friday.

Lykhovy noted that the most numerous delegations arrived from Russia, Canada, Kazakhstan, the USA, Belarus and Moldova.

“We hope the forum will play special role in consolidation of the world ‘ukrainianship’, in arrangement of new level of relations between Ukraine and Ukrainians, who live abroad,” the minister said.

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