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British company finished shooting of film about EURO

Posted by the Editor on September 13, 2011


News / 13 September 2011 | 18:15

British company finished shooting of film about EURO

British company finished shooting of film about EURO

On 10 September a camera crew of the Pitch International TV Company completed shooting in Ukraine of a film about EURO 2012 – Destination Kyiv.

The Ukrainian capital was the last city for video material preparation. In Kyiv British director Julian Horbury and Australian cameraman Patrick Kobylka, in addition to notable sights, filmed the Olympic Stadium and recorded interviews with a specialist in preparing the arena for the Championship.

Authors of the film about the Championship interviewed the Kyiv City State Administration Deputy Head Anatoliy Holubchenko, who spoke about advantages and prospects of EURO-2012 for the Ukrainian capital. The curator of the EURO project in Kyiv said that the Championship is free advertising of Ukraine and its capital. ‘Once the world sees our nature, feels Ukrainian hospitality and makes sure that we are a part of Europe many foreign tourists will want to come to us again, even after the European Championship”, Mr. Holubchenko told the Information Centre Ukraine 2012.

The Pitch International also interviewed tournament director Markiyan Lubkivskyi. British TV Company was the most interested in the benefits of holding the Championship for our country and whether Ukraine will prepare such a serious global forum in time. According to Mr. Lubkivskyi, the EURO will accelerate the development of the country. “If it were not for the Championship, most large-scale infrastructure facilities would appear in Ukraine in a few years at best, but not today”, the head of the Local Organizing Committee said.

In Kyiv the camera crew from Pitch International also met with the friends of EURO – Serhiy Bubka, Leonid Buryak and Haytana (Gaitana Essami).

Before the shooting in Kyiv, the TV workers gathered footage in Lviv (on 5 and 6 September), Donetsk (on 3-4 September) and Kharkiv (on 31 August – 2 September).

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President: Euro-2012 must be organized to the highest level

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News / 13 September 2011 | 17:45

President: Euro-2012 must be organized to the highest level

President: Euro-2012 must be organized to the highest level

Ukraine has to organize the European Championship in 2012 to the highest level, President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych said this during his official visit to Turkmenistan.

According to him, this project is very important for the international image of the state. “Ukraine is obliged to hold the championship at the highest as this is the face of the country. This year we have allocated about 35 billion UAH for tournament preparations”, said Viktor Yanukovych.

By the end of 2011 Ukraine will finalize all key facilities of the championship. Two stadiums will be opened in October, the Olympic NSC in Kyiv and the Lviv stadium and at the end of the year – three new airport terminals in the capital of Ukraine, Lviv and Donetsk.

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OSCE secretary general to visit Ukraine on September 14-15

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News / 13 September 2011 | 17:15

OSCE secretary general to visit Ukraine on September 14-15

OSCE secretary general to visit Ukraine on September 14-15

Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Lamberto Zannier will visit Ukraine on September 14-15, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

“The arrival of an Italian diplomat to Ukraine will be one of his first foreign visits as OSCE secretary general. He was appointed to this post on July 1 this year,” Dykusarov said, according to UKRINFORM.

Dykusarov said that the Ukrainian side had invited the newly appointed OSCE secretary general to establish working contacts and discuss ways to ensure the effective work of this organization. It is expected that negotiations will be conducted at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

In 2013, Ukraine will carry out political leadership at the OSCE – the largest regional security organization that unites 56 countries in Europe, North America and Asia.

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Yanukovych: Ukraine to be guided by principle of national pragmatism in its foreign policy

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News / 13 September 2011 | 16:42

Yanukovych: Ukraine to be guided by principle of national pragmatism in its foreign policy

Yanukovych: Ukraine to be guided by principle of national pragmatism in its foreign policy

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has told the Ukrainian community in Turkmenistan that Ukraine will remain stable. The head of state commented on the situation in Ukraine after laying flowers at the monument to Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko in Ashgabat.

Yanukovych noted that Ukraine was going through serious systemic reform. While speaking about the political situation in the country, he said that all branches of government were working smoothly for the first time in the entire period of Ukraine’s independence.

Yanukovych said that Ukraine would be guided, first and foremost, by the principle of national pragmatism in its foreign policy.

He also informed representatives of the Ukrainian community in Turkmenistan about Ukraine’s preparations for Euro 2012 and invited them to come to Ukraine to personally see the positive changes taking place in the country, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Yanukovych also laid flowers at Turkmenistan’s Monument of Independence. He then planted a tree in the Alley of Honorary Guests and visited the National Museum of Turkmenistan.

Yanukovych also commemorated the first president of Turkmenistan by laying flowers at the mausoleum of Saparmurat Niyazov.

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NBU ups daily limit for sale of cash currency to one person

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News / 13 September 2011 | 16:25

NBU ups daily limit for sale of cash currency to one person

NBU ups daily limit for sale of cash currency to one person

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has increased the daily limit for the sale of foreign currency in cash to one person from UAH 80,000 to UAH 150,000 (in the equivalent), the NBU said in a letter on September 13, UKRINFORM reported.

The letter notes that bank employees are to register the name, last name and middle name of the person who carries out currency transactions in receipts.

In addition, the NBU allowed banks to buy foreign currency for hryvnias from the public through ATMs.

The document will come into force on September 23 after its official publication.

Earlier, ID documents had to be presented for transactions worth over UAH 15,000.

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Reduced port charges will bring more oil supplies to Ukraine

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News / 13 September 2011 | 16:00

Reduced port charges will bring more oil supplies to Ukraine

Reduced port charges will bring more oil supplies to Ukraine

Reduction of port charges will result in significant diversification of oil supplies to Ukraine, and will attract a lot of tankers to the Ukrainian ports, CEO of one of the oil companies working in the Ukrainian market Valery Holovushkin told the first international oil forum held in Kyiv.

“Such cooperation of the government and private companies will benefit the whole country,”he said. According to  Holovushkin, the government has long been seeking the ways how to diversify supplies of oil products to Ukraine to reduce dependence on Russian imports.

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Opinion: Persecution of Yulia Tymoshenko worse than in Soviet times

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News / 13 September 2011 | 15:40

Opinion: Persecution of Yulia Tymoshenko worse than in Soviet times

Opinion: Persecution of Yulia Tymoshenko worse than in Soviet times

Hero of Ukraine, member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, renown literary critic, public and cultural figure Ivan Dziuba is convinced that the criminal case against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was falsified.

“My overall impression of the trial is one of sadness. When the Soviet authorities sentenced me for my work “Internationalism or Russification?” at least they stuck to the law. The nature of these laws is another story. Of course the case was political, but the court followed the letter of the law. The court today is not only falsifying this case, but ignoring the law completely. The whole civilized world has recognized that the case against Tymoshenko is political. They are fighting Tymoshenko because she is the main opposition figure,” said Ivan Dziuba, who came to the Pechersk District Court to support Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ivan Dziuba called the trial against Yulia Tymoshenko unlawful and not transparent. “If the government wanted to launch a war against corruption, as they say, they should have begun with real corruptionists, not Tymoshenko. And this must all be done publicly and according to the law. What we see is political persecution worse than in Soviet times,” he said, Tymoshenko’s official website reported.

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EP supports signing of Association agreement with Ukraine by the year end

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News / 13 September 2011 | 15:03

EP supports signing of Association agreement with Ukraine by the year end

EP supports signing of Association agreement with Ukraine by the year end

Deputies of the European parliament support expediency to conclude the Association agreement with Ukraine by the end of the year, FM spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov told a briefing.

“The meeting of the committee on foreign affairs of the European parliament and reports of its participants prove their political support of completion of the Association agreement with Ukraine by the end of this year,” Dykusarov said.

According to him, like during any debates there were some comments and criticism, but the majority of the EP factions expressed optimism regarding conclusion of negotiations with Ukraine by the end the year.

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