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President: Ukraine interested in further cooperation with Cuba in medicine and pharmaceutics

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2012


News / 29 February 2012 | 18:01

President: Ukraine interested in further cooperation with Cuba in medicine and pharmaceutics

President: Ukraine interested in further cooperation with Cuba in medicine and pharmaceutics

Ukraine is interested in further development of cooperation with Cuba in medicine and pharmaceutics, President Viktor Yanukovych said at a meeting with Vice President of the Council of Ministers Marino Murillo. He said Ukraine is interested in particular in creating a joint medical center specializing in the production of medicines for cancer and chronic diseases.

Currently, President Yanukovych said, the best experts from the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medical Sciences are ready to take part in this project.

The President drew particular attention to the interest of businesses to invest in the creation of such a medical center. He said that if Ukraine had an immunity boosting medicines production center, its products could be sold not only domestically, but also at the foreign markets.

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NATO to test Ukraine’s readiness for Euro-2012

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2012


News / 29 February 2012 | 17:30

NATO to test Ukraine's readiness for Euro-2012

NATO to test Ukraine’s readiness for Euro-2012

Ukraine and NATO will hold testing training on emergency response during European football championship. According to the head of NATO expert group Evert Somer, the training will start in April at Kyiv Olympic stadium.

“We will gather all representatives of Interior Ministry, Emergency Situations Ministry, Health Ministry and other relevant departments, which will take part in security provision during the championship. We will simulate an emergency situation for these departments to deal with it,” NATO expert said.

According to Somer, such simulations will let “to see and discuss taken measures and to prove whether Ukrainian colleagues are ready to counteract and cooperate.”

According to NATO representative, the training will last three days, during which half of the term will be dedicated to the theories – seminars and discussions on radiological, chemical and biological defense, and another half to practical tests.

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Domestic program of population immunization to be evaluated by foreign experts

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2012


News / 29 February 2012 | 17:00

Domestic program of population immunization to be evaluated by foreign experts

Domestic program of population immunization to be evaluated by foreign experts

At a meeting at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Health, State sanitary-epidemiology service, the World Health Organization and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the parties agreed to involve foreign experts to evaluate Ukraine’s domestic programs of immunization.

Ukrainian doctors await the recommendations of foreign experts to conduct immunization, especially vaccination against measles, said the MOH, National Ukrainian radio reported.

Foreign doctors will visit Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv region. As expected, the evaluation of the national immunization program will end on March 3.

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16th International Building Exhibition KyivBuild kicks off in Kyiv

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2012


News / 29 February 2012 | 16:30

16th International Building Exhibition KyivBuild kicks off in Kyiv

16th International Building Exhibition KyivBuild kicks off in Kyiv

The 16th International Building Exhibition KyivBuild 2012 gets underway at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv with a key theme of the event – urban planning and sustainable development of the modern city.

“The exhibition KyivBuild 2012 is a multi-business forum for the professionals of the construction and related industries, which covers the entire construction cycle from an architect concept to realization of the object. More than 300 companies from 21 countries are displaying their products, including joint national stands of Belarus, Germany, China,” Premier Expo commercial director Kateryna Okunska told reporters, UKRINFORM reports.

Among the novelties of KyivBuild 2012 she highlighted the conference e3forum + CityBuild; area of investment and innovation projects; 7 landscape parks in miniature on the central avenue of the exhibition; new specialized garden tools show Garden Tool; demo area of professional electric tools Intertool to Children.

The exhibition will also host the 12th Traditional Architecture and Design Festival, supported by the International Union of Architects (UIA). This year its display is entirely devoted to the main theme – sustainable urban development. At the booths of the festival, in particular, there will be: a display of the General Plan of Kyiv, National Cultural Reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, a retrospective exhibition of the best interiors in Ukraine from 2000 to 2011, works of the participants in the contest “Award of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine”, Okunska added.

The organizers of the exhibition are ITE Group Plc (Great Britain), GIMA (Germany), ITE Turkey (Turkey) and Premier Expo (Ukraine)

KyivBuild 2012 will end March 2, 2012.

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Ukraine spend 20 billion for preparation to Euro-2012

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News / 29 February 2012 | 16:00

Ukraine spend 20 billion for preparation to Euro-2012

Ukraine spend 20 billion for preparation to Euro-2012

State share of investments into direct and indirect Euro-2012 projects makes 20 about billion hryvnias, deputy head of National agency on Euro-2012 preparation Valery Zhaldak told a press conference in Kyiv.

According to the official, the state invested into construction of Kyiv and Lviv stadiums, partially invested into Kharkiv stadium, financed construction of flight strips in host cities, except for Kyiv, and two terminals in Donetsk and Lviv. “Boryspil terminal was built at airport’s own expenses, and Kharkiv airport was renewed at the expenses of private investors,” Zhaldak specified.

Speaking about business investments, the official informed that Donetsk stadium cost 310 million euro, and Kharkiv terminal cost about 200 million euro. “As for the Ukrainian hotel business, not all investors wanted to share information about their expenses on construction of this or that hotel. But according to our estimations, new hotels cost about 20 billion hryvnais,” Zhaldak informed.

The deputy head of National agency on Euro-2012 preparation also noted that preparation works to Euro-2012 employed about 500 thousand people, and the fund of monthly salary was 130 million hryvnias.

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Ukraine appeals to WTO to solve "cheese problem"

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2012


News / 29 February 2012 | 15:30

Ukraine appeals to WTO to solve "cheese problem"

Ukraine appeals to WTO to solve "cheese problem"

Ukraine intends to appeal to the World Trade Organization to settle the conflict with Russia regarding the quality of Ukrainian cheeses, agrarian minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk told journalists in the Cabinet.

“Yes, we will appeal to the WTO. The only problem is that Russian is not a full member, and will obtain the membership only in July. So Russia will also have to meet its engagements,” Prysiazhniuk said.

“The situation with cheeses is complicated, and I am confused…Now we will gather all dairies to make decisions,” the minister informed.

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Ministry for housing and communal services found a solution to unblock unfinished construction sites

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2012


News / 29 February 2012 | 14:57

Ministry for housing and communal services found a solution to unblock unfinished construction sites

Ministry for housing and communal services found a solution to unblock unfinished construction sites

Ministry for housing and communal services of Ukraine plans to introduce changes to the building legislation in order to unblock unfinished construction projects, the head of the Ministry Anatoly Blyznyuk told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to the minister, there are many unfinished construction projects, mostly houses in Ukraine, and property developers do no have enough means to finish the construction, “despite the fact that private investors financed the construction of the housing in due time.”

“The Ministry suggests considering a draft bill, which enables investors to hold possession of the property in case a developer abandons or fails to finish the construction. In this case investors will be able to manage the housing as they see fit,” Blyznyuk said.

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Ukraine awaits request to extradite Putin plot suspects

Posted by the Editor on February 29, 2012


News / 29 February 2012 | 14:30

Ukraine awaits request to extradite Putin plot suspects

Ukraine awaits request to extradite Putin plot suspects

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office will consider the extradition of the suspects in an alleged plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin only after it receives an official request from Russia, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.

“As of today, the prosecutor general has not received any requests from the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office,” Yuriy Boichenko, a spokesman for the Ukrainian prosecutor general, said.

Kommersant, a Russian daily, reported on Tuesday that the suspects would not be extradited to Russia until they serve prison time for crimes committed in Ukraine

According to sources in the Ukrainian State Security Service, the detainees are also suspected of organizing a bomb attack in Odessa on January 4, 2012.

Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov earlier dismissed as “blasphemous” media reports that the alleged assassination attempt was a ploy to boost Putin’s popularity ahead of Sunday’s presidential polls.

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