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Archive for January 6th, 2012

Czech Foreign Ministry denies its involvement into Oleksandr Tymoshenko’s asylum case

Posted by the Editor on January 6, 2012


News / 6 January 2012 | 17:40

Czech Foreign Ministry denies its involvement into Oleksandr Tymoshenko's asylum case

Czech Foreign Ministry denies its involvement into Oleksandr Tymoshenko’s asylum case

Foreign Ministry of Czech Republic refutes information of Czech mass medias on that Czech interior and foreign ministers discussed the issue regarding granting political asylum to Yulia Tymoshenko’s husband.

“Foreign Ministry of Czech Republic refutes information on that granting asylum issue was discussed by country’s Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg and Interior Minister Jan Kubice,” the official statement of the Foreign Ministry says.

According to the Czech Foreign Ministry, the granting asylum is a standard and apolitical process, independent of the Foreign Ministry. The decision on granting asylum must be made by Interior Ministry only. “Asylum granting process is standard, non politic and fully independent of the MFA. The Ministry cannot make any statement concerning its course and is not required by applicable law to do so. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cares very much about having good relations with Ukraine which has been confirmed during the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s   successful visit to Prague last December,” the official statement reads.

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Kyiv introduces moratorium for outdoor advertising

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News / 6 January 2012 | 17:03

Kyiv introduces moratorium for outdoor advertising

Kyiv introduces moratorium for outdoor advertising

The Kyiv City State Administration has set a moratorium on placement of outdoor advertising in the capital since January 1 and until August 1, 2012, due to the expected holding of the European Football Championship 2012 finals.

A relevant instruction was taken in fulfillment of the Kyiv Council decision, UKRINFORM reports.

Consequently, the Kyiv City State Administration suspends receiving applications for giving permits to set outdoor advertising, except for such types of advertisement constructions: stands, three-dimensional advertising structures, which stand apart and advertisement panels, inscriptions on buildings, constructions.

The city executive board does not recommend setting new advertising means, except for the abovementioned exceptions, for which permits are received.

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Emergency Ministry warns about possible avalanches

Posted by the Editor on January 6, 2012


News / 6 January 2012 | 16:39

Emergency Ministry warns about possible avalanches

Emergency Ministry warns about possible avalanches

The risk of avalanches on January 6 remains in high mountains of Zakarpatska region, ForUm learned from the press office of the Emergency Control Ministry of Ukraine.

The Ministry reminded that on January 7 Odesa, Mykolaiv, Vinnitsa, Kirovograd and Cherkassy regions should expect rain with wet snow. In south and eastern parts of Ukraine and in Carpathian region the wind will reach 15-20 meters per second, and western and northern regions may have icy condition of roads.

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Priest in Mercedes caused mass car accident in Odesa

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News / 6 January 2012 | 16:00

Priest in Mercedes caused mass car accident in Odesa

Priest in Mercedes caused mass car accident in Odesa

A priest of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarcyhy, driving his Mercedes 500SL, collided with UAZ and VAZ 2107.

“Mercedes going with high speed did not make way for UAZ, going along the main road,” say the report of the local traffic police. After the collision with UAZ, Mercedes hit another car, VAZ 2107.

According to witnesses, because of strong impact one of the UAZ passengers was injured and immediately hospitalized. Other participants of the car accident refused hospitalization.  

Trying to excuse himself for causing ca accident, the priest told the victims and police officials he “was in a hurry for service.”

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Odesa port will construct container terminal

Posted by the Editor on January 6, 2012


News / 6 January 2012 | 15:25

Odesa port will construct container terminal

Odesa port will construct container terminal

By the end of 2013, the largest commercial seaport of Ukraine, the Odesa port (country’s south), is planning to construct a new container terminal, in which about USD 500 million will be invested.

As the Infrastructure Ministry informed, the project will be realized by the Odesa port and the stevedore company GPK-Ukraine, which will give 55% of investments, UKRINFORM reported.

According to Vice Premier and head of the ministry Borys Kolesnikov, in 2012, the state, possessing the port, will invest in this project UAH 600 million (USD 75.1 million).

The project provides for creation of 19 ha of additional area and construction of 600 meters of the landing strip of up to 16 meters depth. Annual capacity of the terminal will be 600.000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit).

The port also plans to construct storage facilities with possibility of simultaneous storage of 16.000 TEU.

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Police detained manufacture of guns, used in Donetsk bank robbery

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News / 6 January 2012 | 15:05

Police detained manufacture of guns, used in Donetsk bank robbery

Police detained manufacture of guns, used in Donetsk bank robbery

Two guns, used to kill five people in the course of the bank robbery in Donetsk, were manufactured by a handicraftsman from Zaporizhhzya, Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko told a briefing in Kyiv.

“These are homemade atypical guns, made by a specialist from Zaporizhhzya. The guns were manufactured by homemade drawing, but with proper equipment,” Zakharchenko informed adding the guns use nine millimeter bullets from Makarov gun. The homemade guns have loading of 20 bullets.

According to the Minister, the specialist on guns has been arrested together with a dealer, who sold the weapon to the suspects in the bank robbery.

Zakharchenko informed that a criminal case on illegal production and sale of weapon has been instituted against both. The police are investigating whether it was a single case or one of many.

The Minister also informed that two detainees, suspected of bank robbery, had been officially charged with the crime.

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Police looking for witnesses of car accident in Khmelnitsky region

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News / 6 January 2012 | 14:30

Police looking for witnesses of car accident in Khmelnitsky region

Police looking for witnesses of car accident in Khmelnitsky region

Police department of Khmelnitsky region is looking for witnesses of the car accident with casualties, occurred December 31, 2011 on the road Gusiatyn-Gorodok.

The corresponding address has been published on the website of the Interior Ministry department in Khmelnitsky region.

“We address everyone, who witnessed the car accident, with a request to come and give any details on the accident. Confidentiality is guaranteed,” the address says.

As a reminder, on December 31 in Khmelnytskyi region a car Toyota Land Cruiser collided with VAZ. In the result of the accident one of the VAZ passengers died and the driver and another passenger were hospitalized. The driver of Toyota escaped from the scene.

On January 1 some Ternopil internet newspapers reported that Toyota Land Cruiser was driven by Ternopil governor Khoptyan, who was going with his wife to Khmelnytskyi region for holidays. The governor has denied any reports on his involvement, saying he has not been driving a car for a year

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Interior Minister says robbers of Donetsk bank did not take money

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News / 6 January 2012 | 14:00

Interior Minister says robbers of Donetsk bank did not take money

Interior Minister says robbers of Donetsk bank did not take money

Interior Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Zakharchenko states that in the course of armed robbery of PrivatBank department in Donetsk the offenders failed to steal the money.

In an interview with journalists the Minister disclaimed information published in some press on that the bank department was robbed of 5.5 million hryvnias and that police arrested innocent citizens.

“Bank officials have made an inventory and have not revealed any lack of money. The criminals came to the bank to rob it, but failed,” Zakharchenko informed.

The Minister also informed that in the course of interrogation of one of the suspects the latter informed the police officials about the course of events. “He showed the place, a pond, where he threw out the gun. And the gun was found by police in that very place.”

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