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Tymoshenko to re-equipt mines

Posted by the Editor on September 11, 2009

News / 11 September 2009 | 15:36

Tymoshenko to re-equipt mines

The Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko suggests modernization and reconstruction of coal mines. She announced during the meeting with heads of scientific institutions and machine-building enterprises that ensure needs of coal industry, Cabinet’s press office reported.

Yulia Tymoshenko commissioned the Ministry of Coal Industry to prepare for Government’s consideration a special resolution – plan of modernization and reconstruction of coal branch for 2010 and after to elaborate a plan for three years.

At this, the Head of Government noted that “it is in fact a huge schedule of supply and development of production facilities that can be bought in 2010 at the account of credit resources and plus direct expenses from the budget that are to be spent also for modernization and reconstruction”. According to her, there are three sources of financing of the mentioned program – expenses of the General and Stabilization Fund and drawing funds under the state guarantees.

“The variant of Government is as follows: 2008-209 – we have significantly raised salaries and pensions, 2010 – we will direct efforts for technical re-equipment,” the Prime Minister explained and added that the Gov’t intended to raise salaries but so that not to ruin the process of renewal of operation of mines.

At this, Yulia Tymoshenko called on all the heads of coal enterprises to hold meetings with their labour collectives in order to come to a joint decision concerning plans of use of funds in 2010. “As the Government we will resign to the opinion of the employees of the branch but I would like you to support the Government also, as we cannot idle any longer. Old equipment, non-effectiveness of the existent cycles which can be replaced with machines instead of use of human resources, all these are used regardless of human health, in spite of the effectiveness of production,” Yulia Tymoshenko explained.

The Premier informed the Gov’t was to finance a program on protection and safety of labour at mines during 2009-2010, in particular introduction of UTAS in production.


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Police arrested a suspect in Crimea’s vice premier murder

Posted by the Editor on September 11, 2009

News / 11 September 2009 | 13:56

Police arrested a suspect in Crimea’s vice premier murder

Police in Spain arrested a suspect of murder of Crimea’s vice premier Oleksandr Safontsev, AFP reports today.

According to AFP, a citizen of Ukraine Oleg Yeremeev, 33 was arrested yesterday, on September 10 in Las Palmas city, the administrative center of island in Spain Gran-Canaria. The native of Kerch is suspected of being the principal of contract murder of Oleksandr Safontsev on February 5 1998.

According to Ukraine’s investigators, Yeremeev put a bomb with remote control into the refuse bin at Tavria tourist camp near Simferopil. As a result of explosion, Oleksandr Safontsev was severely injured and later died in hospital.

According to AFP with reference to Interpol, Oleg Yeremeev had been in the international wanted list for a few years. He managed to avoid arrests because all the time he had been changing his location, particularly, he worked as a seaman at the different merchant ships.

It was announced about detection of the high-profile case in 2005 in Ukraine. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine claimed that a criminal group from Kerch had organized the murdering of vice premier of Crimea. 20 people involved in the case had been detained. Three of them were convicted. At that time investigators in Ukraine claimed they knew paymasters, UNIAN reports.


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Russian Navy denies reports of damage to Black Sea Fleet flagship

Posted by the Editor on September 11, 2009

News / 11 September 2009 | 12:24

Russian Navy denies reports of damage to Black Sea Fleet flagship

(RIA Novosti) – The Russian Navy has denied media speculation that the Moskva missile cruiser, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, needed repairs at a shipyard after a recent incident on board.

The Navy earlier acknowledged that smoke filled one of the auxiliary compartments of the warship on September 7, but said its source was quickly found and contained. No one was hurt in the incident.

“Several media sources speculated, citing different sources, that the Moskva missile cruiser of the Black Sea Fleet will be sent from Sevastopol to a shipyard in Nikolayev [Ukraine] for repairs after the alleged damage. This information is untrue. The Moskva cruiser remains ready for combat,” the Navy’s press service said late on Thursday.

“The crew of the warship will fix the faulty systems at its current location at a berth [in the Sevastopol naval base] within a few days,” the press service said in a statement.

The Moskva is a Slava-class missile cruiser designed as a surface strike ship with some anti-aircraft and ASW capability.

The ship has 16 SS-N-12 Sandbox nuclear-capable supersonic anti-ship missiles, mounted in four pairs on each side.


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Tymoshenko: Ukraine will hold Children’s Eurovision – 2009 contest on high level

Posted by the Editor on September 11, 2009

News / 11 September 2009 | 10:23

Tymoshenko: Ukraine will hold Children’s Eurovision – 2009 contest on high level

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has commissioned the Finance Ministry and State Treasury to immediately, during the day, transfer UAH 15 million envisaged in the State Budget for financing events dedicated to holding of song contest Children’s Eurovision-2009. A respective commission was formed by Yulia Tymoshenko during a meeting into the issues of preparation and holding of this event.

Yulia Tymoshenko reminded that Children’s Eurovision-2009 would take place in Kyiv on November 15-22, at the Palace of Sport: “Of course we should do our best for the Children’s Eurovision to be successful and Ukraine should demonstrate high level in holding of such huge children’s festivals”. The PM is convinced that the contest will be held on a proper and high level and added that Ukraine has every chance to gain victory in the event.

Moreover, Yulia Tymoshenko empowered the State Customs Service to ensure unimpeded admission of television equipment and belongings of delegations of countries-participants on a temporary basis: “for all foreign guests who are to participate in the contest Children’s Eurovision-2009 the green corridor has to be guaranteed”.

In his turn, president of National Television Company Vasyl Ilashchuk underlined that owing to personal attention of the Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to the preparation and holding of the mentioned event all financial issues had been solved for now. According to him, estimate of the festival amounts UAH 38 million, with UAH 15.5 million out of the sum in sponsor contributions, UAH 15 million – state financing and UAH 7.5 million – contribution of European language association.

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