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Health Ministry to open perinatal centers in all regions of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on January 30, 2012


News / 30 January 2012 | 17:30

Health Ministry to open perinatal centers in all regions of Ukraine

Health Ministry to open perinatal centers in all regions of Ukraine

Before 2014 perinatal centers will be opened in all regions of Ukraine, including Kyiv and Sevastopol, Health Minister Oleksandr Anishchenko informed.

According to him, opening of perinatal centers, aimed at rendering available medical assistance to mothers and newborns, is planned within the national project “New life.”

Anishchenko noted that in 2012 perinatal centers of the third grade will be opened in Kirovograd, Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv. The Health Ministry intends to hold internal and external audit to form a schedule of opening the centers in other regions.

“The child and mother death rate in Ukraine is two times higher than in Europe. Medical assistance in ill-equipped hospitals and institutions results in high level of health complications. That’s why the national project implements new philosophy of health care for mother and child and creates new infrastructures for this,” the Minister said.

“Almost 1200 medical workers have already passed special training on skills upgrade in order to work in the future perinatal centers,” Anishchenko added.

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Crimean Tatar forces unite in Crimea

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News / 30 January 2012 | 17:00

Crimean Tatar forces unite in Crimea

Crimean Tatar forces unite in Crimea

Fourteen Crimean Tatar organizations that are in opposition to the Majlis – the representative body of the Crimean Tatars – have teamed up into the Crimean Tatar People’s Front.

The new association was supported by two members of the Crimean Tatar parliament from the Party of Regions, Edip Gafarov and Lentun Bezaziyev, UKRINFORM reports.

A memorandum on the creation of the front states that its main goal is to achieve the adoption in Ukraine of a law on the restoration of rights and the rehabilitation of repressed Crimean Tatar people.

The Majlis described the creation of the front as “another attempt to split the Crimean Tatars before elections.”

Earlier, last November, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemilev predicted that inter-ethnic problems could escalate in the Crimean autonomy after the appointment of former Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohyliov as Crimean prime minister.

Dzhemilev also said that there was a plan to destabilize the situation in Crimea. Moreover, this plan was developed by Russian special services, he said. According to the plan by Russian special services, it is planned to form a new political movement, which should assume the function of a new, powerful and firm opposition to the Majlis.

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Kyiv metro strengthens fight against illegal trade

Posted by the Editor on January 30, 2012


News / 30 January 2012 | 16:30

Kyiv metro strengthens fight against illegal trade

Kyiv metro strengthens fight against illegal trade

In response to passengers’ complaints Kyiv metro has strengthened the fight against illegal trade, head of the “Kyiv metropolitan” press office Nadezhda Shumak told ForUm.

According to the official, test loudspeakers were installed at “Lesnaya” and “Svyatoshyno” stations, through which officials call upon passengers not to buy goods from illegal sellers in underground passages.

“Thanks to these measures we have overcome unauthorized trade on these two stations. Apart from loudspeakers, there are military guard offices on each station. If such innovation takes on, it will be applied on other metro stations,” Shumak said.

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Azarov ordered ministers to get rid of extra cars

Posted by the Editor on January 30, 2012


News / 30 January 2012 | 16:00

Azarov ordered ministers to get rid of extra cars

Azarov ordered ministers to get rid of extra cars

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has passed a resolution “On limitation of office vehicles”, which reduces twofold the limit of vehicles for central and local executive bodies, ForUm learned from the press office of the Cabinet.

In particular, the Cabinet set the limit of 10 vehicles for Finance Ministry and Interior Ministry, 12 vehicles for Defense Ministry, 15 vehicles for State Tax Service, 8 vehicles for Economy Ministry, Energy and Coal Ministry and Justice Ministry and 7 vehicles for Foreign Ministry.

According to the resolution, vehicles over the limit must be released or transferred to other budget institutions.

The resolution also forbids the executive bodies to rent vehicles over the set limit. The executive bodies have two months to arrange the number of cars in accordance with the limit.

According to the Cabinet’s press office, the governmental resolution will reduce expenses of the state budget for maintenance of executive power.

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Ukraine to fight xenophobia and racism

Posted by the Editor on January 30, 2012


News / 30 January 2012 | 15:30

Ukraine to fight xenophobia and racism

Ukraine to fight xenophobia and racism

Public information campaign against xenophobia and racism “Feel cultural variety” has started in Ukraine.

The project was presented at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday. The campaign project is realized by the International organization on migration with assistance of American Association of Jurists and Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor under the U.S. Department of State.
“Racism and xenophobia are based on disrespect to other cultures, religions and values. The best weapon against it is education. This information campaign is called to explain citizens, especially young people, that we must respect each other and welcome our diversity,” director of the program in Ukraine Michael Lechner said.

Organizers of the project have made posters and shot videos to broadcast on TV and radio, as well on metro monitors. Video clips calls upon the youth to be open for other cultures and to get over stereotypes. 

The campaign is intended to cover five cities of Ukraine, namely Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovs’k, Odesa and Simferopol, as in these very cities the extreme right groups are mostly active.

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Court refuses to release former Interior Minister Lutsenko

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News / 30 January 2012 | 15:05

Court refuses to release former Interior Minister Lutsenko

Court refuses to release former Interior Minister Lutsenko

The Pechersky District Court of Kyiv has rejected a motion of the defense team of former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko to change a preventive measure in view of the adoption of the PACE resolution, Judge Serhiy Vovk announced this after returning from the consultation room, the People’s Self-Defense party said in a statement, according to UKRINFORM.

In particular, the judge-rapporteur on this case explained that Lutsenko was arrested after an appropriate court order, which is in accordance with applicable law.

Earlier today, the former Interior Minister’s lawyer Oleksiy Bahanets filed in the Pechersky District Court a motion to change the preventive measure former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, referring to the completion of the questioning of witnesses in the case, recommendations for emergency treatment and the adoption of the PACE resolution.

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Tymoshenko’s daughter invited to U.S. Senate hearing on Ukraine

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News / 30 January 2012 | 14:50

Tymoshenko's daughter invited to U.S. Senate hearing on Ukraine

Tymoshenko’s daughter invited to U.S. Senate hearing on Ukraine

On February 1, Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter, Eugenia, will attend a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, according to Tymoshenko’s official website.

The hearing, presided by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), is entitled: “Ukraine at a Crossroads: What’s at Stake for the U.S. and Europe?” Panelists will include former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer, currently a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council Damon Wilson, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Edward Chow.

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Naftogaz increased gas extraction due to severe frosts

Posted by the Editor on January 30, 2012


News / 30 January 2012 | 14:25

Naftogaz increased gas extraction due to severe frosts

Naftogaz increased gas extraction due to severe frosts

To provide timely and continuous work of boiler houses Naftogaz has increased gas extraction, ForUm learned from the press office of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The government has urge to use all reserves in order not to shut off debtors from heating for the period of severe frosts. “Special attention is paid to objects of social sphere, housing facilities and enterprises of water and energy supplies,” the Cabinet says.

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