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President invites Ukrainian diaspora of Brasil to visit Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2011


News / 24 October 2011 | 18:00

President invites Ukrainian diaspora of Brasil to visit Ukraine

President invites Ukrainian diaspora of Brasil to visit Ukraine

President Viktor Yanukovych invites representatives of the Ukrainian community of Brazil to visit Ukraine, he said during a meeting with them in Sao Paulo, ForUm learned from  the presidential press office.

The President drew attention to the reforms being now actively carried out in the country. “We are trying to find an opportunity for economic development, which would provide a positive impetus to the country,” he said.

Viktor Yanukovych praised the role the government of Brazil assigns to the Ukrainian diaspora and its participation in the social and political life of Brazil. “Respect for you means respect for Ukraine. And it is your merit that you have found your place in this country, made yourselves known,” he said.

The Ukrainian President congratulated Ukrainian citizens living in Brazil on the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. He also congratulated the meeting participants on the 120th anniversary of the beginning of Ukrainian immigration to Brazil. The first immigrant arrived in Brazil from Western regions of Ukraine in 1891.

For their part, the representatives of Ukrainian community of Brazil stressed that they are extremely interested in expanding their ties with Ukraine. “We see our future in developing relations with Ukraine,” President of the Ukrainian-Brazilian Central Representation Vitorio Sorotiuk said.
The President of Ukraine gave the Ukrainian community of Brazil presents, including the embroidery, Ukrainian musical instruments, and books. The representatives of the Ukrainian community in Brazil gave Viktor Yanukovych an album of a Brazilian painter of Ukrainian origin Miguel Bakun.

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NBU calls on Ukrainians not to invest in Forex

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2011


News / 24 October 2011 | 17:40

NBU calls on Ukrainians not to invest in Forex

NBU calls on Ukrainians not to invest in Forex

Investing in Forex is risky, Director of the Currency Reserve Department at the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Oleksandr Dubykhvist has said at a roundtable meeting, according to UKRINFORM.

“Forex is the international market. It’s a game, casino, rather than investment. It’s unnecessary to invest in a casino,” he said.

Dubykhvist recalled that today it was possible to legally “invest only in banks – professional market players.”

“Accounts in Forex do not open, because it is prohibited to open accounts abroad. Clients are not protected. I would warn people against such investments,” he said.

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Kyiv organizes social patrol during winter time

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2011


News / 24 October 2011 | 17:20

Kyiv organizes social patrol during winter time

Kyiv organizes social patrol during winter time

Kyiv mayor Oleksandr Popov decreed to organize social patrol in the city during winter period from December 1, 2011 till April 1, 2012. The decree provides for formation of the city headquarter for helping homeless people, including three mobile teams, ForUm learned from the press office of the city administration.

The main department on social protection is tasked with increasing the number of beds in the city shelter by 30%. District administrations are tasked with formation of banks of clothes and shoes with the help of sponsors, charity organizations and citizens. The main health care department is tasked with rendering medical assistance to homeless people, including allocation of ambulance cars for social mobile teams and provision of treatment in hospitals.

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Ukraine, Brazil introduce visa free regime

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2011


News / 24 October 2011 | 17:00

Ukraine, Brazil introduce visa free regime

Ukraine, Brazil introduce visa free regime

Starting from November Ukraine’s citizens may travel to Brazil visa-free for up to 90 days term, Ukraine’s ambassador to Brazil Oleg Grushko told journalists.

He reminded that the corresponding decision was ratified by Ukrainian parliament last year, and in October of this year Brazil parliament did finally the same.

According to the agreement, the decision on visa-free travel comes into force after 30 days since closure of all interstate procedures. “October 4 Brazil’s embassy in Ukraine officially informed on the closure of such procedures. So we hope the decision will start working in 30 days,” Grushko said.

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Azarov: Development of science is a major condition for Ukraine’s modernization

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2011


News / 24 October 2011 | 16:35

Azarov: Development of science is a major condition for Ukraine's modernization

Azarov: Development of science is a major condition for Ukraine’s modernization

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov believes that the most important condition for the modernization of Ukraine is the development of science, both fundamental and applied, he said at a ceremony of presenting state awards in science and technology.

“The government pays and will pay close attention to the development of science, engineering and advanced technologies. We see in this as the most important condition for the modernization of our country,” Mykola Azarov declared, ForUm learned from the Cabinet’s press office.

At the same time, the PM underlined that with the help of science it is necessary to solve the problem of increasing energy efficiency introducing energy saving technologies and alternative fuel sources. According to him, it is also important to promote scientific researches in the field of medicine, in particular implementation of advanced methods of diagnostic and treatment.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov has urged scientists to focus on finding new directions of science development, in which Ukraine can take a leading position in the world.

Azarov noted that the government provides incentives to attract young people to research    activities. “Now the youth and middle-aged generation started doing business, and as a result we have a gap. Whom are we going to transfer scientific achievements? Who will develop our science in the future? For our scientists really have much to be proud of and have much to offer for development. We will do everything to eliminate this gap and provide incentives for young people to work in science,” the head of government underscored.

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Ukraine ready to render assistance to Turkey

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2011


News / 24 October 2011 | 16:04

Ukraine ready to render assistance to Turkey

Ukraine ready to render assistance to Turkey

By presidential order Ukrainian government decreed to render humanitarian and technical assistance to Turkey in connection with the earthquake, ForUm learned in the press office of the Cabinet.

Emergency Minister Viktor Baloha was ordered to work with the embassy of Turkey in Ukraine on necessary assistance from the Ukrainian side.

According to the minister’s report, Ukrainian rescuers, equipped with technical devices and trained dogs, are ready to leave for Turkey at any moment to render any necessary assistance.

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Tymoshenko appears in four criminal cases – prosecution

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2011


News / 24 October 2011 | 15:30

Tymoshenko appears in four criminal cases - prosecution

Tymoshenko appears in four criminal cases – prosecution

Prosecutor’s General Office has renewed the investigation on the case against former PM Yulia Tymoshenko regarding tax evasion, GPO spokesman Yuri Boichenko told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

“The case was opened in 2001, but on the wave of Orange Revolution then-prosecutor Svyatoslav Piskun closed it in December 2004-January 2005. Now the prosecution believes the case was closed illegally. The matter concerns tax evasion at the amount of 20 million hryvnias and illegal VAT recovery at the amount of 25 million hryvnias,” he said.

According to Boichenko, the prosecution presumes Piskun closed the case under the pressure of the events of 2004-2005 (Orange revolution – ed.). “I cannot estimate the actions of then-Prosecutor general, but the pretrial investigation can,” he said. At the same time, according to Boichenko, being a member of the parliament Svyatoslav Piskun cannot be brought to criminal responsibility, including on Tymoshenko’s case.

Summing up, the GPO spokesman informed that Yulia Tymoshenko appears in four criminal cases. “Kyiv Pechersk court issued the decision on one of them. Then there is a case on purchasing ambulances and usage of Kyoto money. Tymoshenko’s lawyers are now studying the materials. Then, SBU is investigating the case on debts of the United Energy systems. And finally, the tax police is working on the case, instituted by Prosecutor’s General Office, on tax evasion,” Boichenko explained.

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Anti-raider commission resumes its activity

Posted by the Editor on October 24, 2011


News / 24 October 2011 | 15:00

Anti-raider commission resumes its activity

Anti-raider commission resumes its activity

Interdepartmental commission on combating illegal seizure of enterprises, know as “anti-raider commission” resumes its activity, ForUm learned in the press office of the Cabinet.

The corresponding decision was made by the Cabinet of Ministers on October 24, 2011
Andriy Kluyev, Vice PM and minister for economic development and trade is appointed the chairman of the commission. Hence, the status of this state department has been renewed and upgraded.

The commission’s task is to solve conflict situations, reappearing in Ukraine, to banish raider crimes and to estimate actions of officials, who do not impede or even assist in illegal actions, the statement of the Cabinet says.

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