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Signs from the sky for the Lavra administration

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News / 12 June 2008 | 17:55

Signs from the sky for the Lavra administration

Signs from the sky for the Lavra administration

Today, at about 5 pm the 21 administrative building of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra caught fire after a lightning strike. The administrative building is a library.

According to the State Department, Ministry of Emergency Situations in Kyiv, fire covered the area of about 100 sq m. The fire was given the second category.

8 fire brigades have come on the place.

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Tramadol is now a narcotic drug in Ukraine

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News / 12 June 2008 | 17:01

Tramadol is now a narcotic drug in Ukraine

Tramadol is now a narcotic drug in Ukraine

As ForUm has earlier reported, on June 4 2008, tramadol was officially defined as a narcotic drug, and it is liable to more strict control according to the Law of Ukraine “About narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors”.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs began the inspection of legal persons which carry out business connected with its production and distribution, reported first deputy of the MIA department on the illegal circulation of narcotics, Oleh Shutyak.
 
Shutyak said the department has already found two commercial organizations which purchased and then put into illegal circulation more than 10 million dose of tramadol this year. On this matter the head of the MIA investigation department has instituted proceedings against the organizations. The drugs were purchased on the plant in Vyshneve (Kyiv region ed.), later more than 2.6 million dose of tramadol were sealed there. There were also more than 3 million tons of substances for its production, as Liga reports.
 
 

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Tymoshenko: biogas instead of natural gas!

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News / 12 June 2008 | 16:37

biogas instead of natural gas!

Tymoshenko: biogas instead of natural gas!

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has stated Ukraine has a possibility to produce gas at least 20 billion cubic metre a year She stated at the meeting with the administrative-economic activists of the Zaporizhzhya region.

‘We use 78 billion cubic metre of gas a year, while we have the possibility to produce 20 billion cubic metre of biogas a year,’ stated the Prime Minister speaking of the movement to alternative power sources.

Tymoshenko said this is a quite real forecast, and biogas can substitute natural gas, which becomes more and more expensive.

As ForUm reported, there is a yard ¹1 for solid household waste products in the Zaporizhzhya region which is the base for processing dump gas to produce alternative energy.

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Yulia Tymoshenko will write for Economist Magazine

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News / 12 June 2008 | 16:05

Yulia Tymoshenko will write for Economist Magazine

Yulia Tymoshenko will write for Economist Magazine

As the Cabinet’s press service reports, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko received an invitation from the Economist Magazine to write an article on the subject of “Ukraine and its role in Europe” for special edition “The World in 2009”. This was disclosed by Vice Prime Minister for European and International Integration Hryhoriy Nemyria at a briefing. According to him, this special edition is an annual edition of the Economist Magazine distributed in 100 countries of the world in 20 languages.
 
As the Vice Premier notes this year the authors of articles for “The World in 2009” edition were President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, mayor of New-York Michael Bloomberg, UEFA President Michel Platini.
 
‘For “The World in 2009” special edition of the Economist Magazine an article of Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko will be written that is very significant from the point of view of strengthening image of Ukraine in the world as European state which undoubtedly has European prospects,’ said Hryhoriy Nemyria.
 

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MFU: No ads for gambling in Ukraine!

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News / 12 June 2008 | 15:17

No ads for gambling in Ukraine!

MFU: No ads for gambling in Ukraine!

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has developed a bill which specifies regulations of gambling business in Ukraine. In addition, it defines minimal share capital on the registration day for casinos in hryvnias equal to EUR 1 million, reported MFU on its official web-site. Remarks and offers to the bill “About gambling in Ukraine” are accepted by July 9.
 
The bill specifies all kinds of gambling allowed in Ukraine and forbids advertisement of gambling on the radio and television, on the front and last pages of magazines and other periodicals, also indoor and outdoor advertisement, ads on vehicles and any measures which may have advertisement character.
 
MFA also offers to provide a penalty for the violations at the amount of 500 minimal salaries (about USD 50,000 ed.)
 
According to the Chamber of Accounts, there is a possibility to remove “from shadow” incomes from gambling at the amount of UAH 3-7 billion.
 

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President attends Ministry for Emergencies exercises

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News / 12 June 2008 | 14:37

President attends Ministry for Emergencies exercises

President attends Ministry for Emergencies exercises

As the President’s press office reports, President Viktor Yushchenko attended today the exercises performed by life-saving units of Ministry for Emergencies. The exercises were held at Ministry’s training ground near Kyiv and gathered 150 life-savers, 20 units of special machinery, firefighting plane AN-32P and MI-8 helicopter.
 
At the event President was familiarized with organization of civil protection in Ukraine, shown life-saving machinery and equipment, used by emergency services, communicated to lifesavers themselves.
 
‘These exercises prove how important that service is for our everyday life,’ said Viktor Yushchenko after the exercises in his interview to media. According to him, the Ukrainian lifesavers are ready to present adequate response to any threat.
 
Yet he also stressed that it is important to keep them properly supplied with technical means and creating stimulus with improving their social protection. ‘We must seriously revise our policy regarding the Ministry for Emergencies because the lifesavers are not always getting appropriate remuneration from the state,’ said Viktor Yushchenko.
 

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Anna Herman (PR) against racism

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News / 12 June 2008 | 13:45

Anna Herman (PR) against racism

Anna Herman (PR) against racism

People’s deputy, vice-chairman of the Parliamentary faction of Regions party, head of the VR Committee on freedom of speech and information Anna Herman hopes that the draft bill about strengthening of the responsibility for propagation of racial animosity in Ukraine will be read in the Verkhovna Rada in the nearest future.

Ann Herman mentioned that she had personally developed this document and said that it concerns not only racial but political, ideological and religious animosity.

According to her, the draft bill ‘On the amendments to certain laws of Ukraine regarding the rise of responsibility and strengthening of efforts against racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination’ is now read by the VR committees.

Anna Herman also said there are three draft bills regarding efforts against national intolerance, but she believes her variant is the most rigorous and wide.

“…This is rather rigorous draft bill which provides from 5 to 10 years of imprisonment for racism,’ said Herman.

She also mentioned that foreigners in turn should also make certain steps to avoid misunderstanding. Namely, according to Anna Herman, for that purpose they should learn Ukrainian culture.

‘One of the reasons for this problem is the difference in culture of those who come in Ukraine with those who were born here and live here. This difference sometimes results in disappointing collisions and conflicts,” said Anna Herman. According to her, she is ready to teach Ukrainian free of charge once per week to all fellow citizens and foreigners, who’d like to learn it.

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Government’s reasons to work for $100 per month

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News / 12 June 2008 | 12:41

Government's reasons to work for $100 per month

Government’s reasons to work for $100 per month

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Conception of National purpose social program “Youth of Ukraine” for 2009-2015, as reported the press service of the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sport.

According to the head of the Ministry Yuriy Pavlenko, the purpose of the program is to raise patriotism and public activity of young people in Ukraine.

The main goals of the program “Youth of Ukraine” for the next 6 years are the following: development of legal culture (especially concerning the rights and freedoms), creation of favorable environment for self-realization, involvement in public organizations and cultivation of responsibility for own life and future of the country.

‘Our country shouldn’t close eyes when thousands of young people go abroad every year. Ukraine is one of the largest donors of labor migrants among post soviet countries. 60% of them are young teachers, doctors and engineers. They are mostly high educated people, who want to be needed, who want their knowledge and experience be appreciated well. We can’t make them work in Ukraine. The only thing we can do is to create opportunities for they could self-realize here, on own land,’ said Pavlenko.

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