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Kyiv is getting ready to welcome Paul McCartney at Maidan (photo)

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News / 10 June 2008 | 17:58

Kyiv is getting ready to welcome Paul McCartney at Maidan (photo)

The Beattles were a breath of freedom for the USSR people – in 4 days Paul McCartney will play the “independence concert” at Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

500 people were involved to prepare the show.

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UNO about HIV/AIDS in Russia, Ukraine, Chine and the USA

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News / 10 June 2008 | 17:07

UNO about HIV/AIDS in Russia, Ukraine, Chine and the USA

UNO about HIV/AIDS in Russia, Ukraine, Chine and the USA

Executive director of the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UN AIDS) Peter Piot states that during the last years there is a slow down in spreading of HIV/AIDS around the world, except Russia, Ukraine, Chine and the US, according to the UNO press center.

However, Piot noted that every day almost 7000 people are infected with HIV. The epidemic tends to have a woman’s face now.

According to the executive director, states should strengthen their health care and have not just more financing, but stable and more predictable financing used to prevent pandemia and provide assistance to the infected ones.

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First power unit stopped on Rivne nuclear power plant

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News / 10 June 2008 | 16:16

First power unit stopped on Rivne nuclear power plant

First power unit stopped on Rivne nuclear power plant

The first power unit of Rivne nuclear power plant was stopped today at 12.10 because of leakage within the containment which didn’t exceed operational limit, according to the press service of NAEK Energoatom.
 
According to the press service, there was no leakage out of hermetic area. The power unit was stopped. The reactor was put into the cold status.
 
Energoatom press service noted that there was no breakage of bounds or safety infringements.
 
Radiation, fire-prevention, ecological status of the Rivne nuclear power plant and the nearby territory hasn’t changed and is within the norms.
 

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Deputy inviolability can be abolished on the eve of early elections

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News / 10 June 2008 | 15:34

Deputy inviolability can be abolished on the eve of early elections

Deputy inviolability can be abolished on the eve of early elections

Today, the Verkhovna Rada is not going to support the initiative to abolish deputy inviolability with 300 votes or more, stated BYuT leader Ivan Kyrylenko, Liga reports.

‘The matter is not just the deputy inviolability, also high additional payments and social guarantees,’ said Ivan Kyrylenko.

The people’s deputy has reminded that the coalition has voted and submitted amendments to the Constitution to the Constitutional Court. They abolish the deputy inviolability. ‘According to them we become common citizens of Ukraine,’ said the BYuT leader.

‘If this draft bill is introduced on the eve of the election, it will get more than 400 votes; otherwise present people’s deputies have nothing to go for election. They shouldn’t forget that the breath of early elections is always felt,’ summarized Kyrylenko.
 

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NBU: inflation rate will be 15-16% in 2008

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News / 10 June 2008 | 14:02

inflation rate will be 15-16% in 2008

NBU: inflation rate will be 15-16% in 2008

The National Bank of Ukraine expects the inflation rate 2008 at 15-16%. Vice-chairman of NBU Oleskandr Savchenko stated in his interview today.

‘We slowed down inflation. We were criticized for changing official course, but the result speaks for itself. The inflation rate decreased almost in 2 times. We consider this is mostly the achievement of National Bank,’ said Savchenko.

Besides, said vice-chairman, NBU expects that in summer, heavy harvest will be one of the positive factors which can influence on the slow down of inflation rate.

According to the State Statistics Committee, the inflation rate was 1.3% in May to April 2008 (3.1% – in April to March) while the growth of consumer prices totaled 13.1% in April to the beginning of the year.

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Ukraine launches harvesting campaign

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News / 10 June 2008 | 13:18

Ukraine launches harvesting campaign

Ukraine launches harvesting campaign

Harvesting campaign has started in Ukraine, Agricultural Policy Minister Yuriy Melnyk told a press conference, Cabinet’s press service reports.

“The harvesting started in Odesa region,” he said.

‘It is too early to talk about hundreds of tons, but there is already the first milling,’ Melnyk also said.

According to the State Statistics Committee, Ukraine sowed winter crops for grain and green fodder of the 2008 harvest on 8.076 million hectares. Acreage under summer grain and leguminous crops at the farms of all categories reached about 7.6 million hectares, which is 102% of the forecast.

This year’s grain yield is expected to exceed 40 million tons.

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Time to destroy – time to build (photo)

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News / 10 June 2008 | 12:34

Time to destroy – time to build (photo)

In Kyiv, at Mezhyhirska Str. Kyivans and guests of the Ukrainian capital had a chance to watch the demolition of the building (earlier a plant).
 
Later they found out it was a planned demolition – there will be a 20-stored business centre in the Kyiv centre.
 
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Photos were provided by Magnolia-TV.com

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President opens AGRO-2008

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News / 10 June 2008 | 11:45

President opens AGRO-2008

President opens AGRO-2008

President Viktor Yushchenko took part in the opening of the 20th International Agricultural Exhibition-Fair “AGRO-2008”, President’s press office reports.

Speaking at the event President Yushchenko said: ‘Nowadays we see agrarian Ukraine, which has always been known to the world as grain basket of Europe, is returning to the market’.

He also noted positive tendency at the world’s agricultural market, which should be used by national agricultural producers. ‘In agricultural sector we have a unique opportunity to raise profitability and effectiveness,’ he said.

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