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30 Ukrainian children held at the Macedonia-Bulgaria border

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News / 20 August 2012 | 17:38

30 Ukrainian children held at the Macedonia-Bulgaria border

30 Ukrainian children held at the Macedonia-Bulgaria border

Thirty Ukrainian children – participants of folk music groups have been held at the Macedonia-Bulgaria border since yesterday.

Due to improperly issued visas the children cannot come back home. Bulgarian border guards do not let the Ukrainian bus to transit Bulgarian territory.

As Channel 5 reports, two folk music groups from Nezhyn and Kyiv were taking part in the international contest in Macedonia. The youngest of the participants is only one year old.

The head of the dance group Viktoria Vishnevaya reported on the phone that they are still at the border. “We are running out of food. Our thanks to Macedonian side – it let us stay here, gave water to children and provided with free toilets.”

Foreign Ministry of Ukraine is now investigating into visas, in particular why they were issued improperly. The Ministry is also preparing a not to the diplomatic department of Bulgaria to settle the issue as soon as possible.

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Housing Ministry needs 41 billion UAH for housing and communal services

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News / 20 August 2012 | 17:02

Housing Ministry needs 41 billion UAH for housing and communal services

Housing Ministry needs 41 billion UAH for housing and communal services

Regional Development, Construction and Housing Ministry initiates allocating 41 billion UAH from the state budget 2013 to support the development of housing and communal services, regional development, construction and housing minister Anatoly Blyzniuk told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

At the same time, the minister said that he understood that this sum is too great for the budget, and he does not expect to receive it in full.
According to Blyzniuk, about 2 billion UAH in this query is scheduled for supporting affordable housing programs. 1700 hectares for the further construction of such housing was planned in regions.
“Currently, 75% of people invest in accommodation by their own. Only 1% of the constructed buildings was invested by the state,” he said.

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Chinese to present more than 1.5 thousands computers to schools in Donetsk

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News / 20 August 2012 | 16:52

Chinese to present more than 1.5 thousands computers to schools in Donetsk

Chinese to present more than 1.5 thousands computers to schools in Donetsk

By the beginning of new academic year, schools in Donetsk region will receive 1545 computers, the press service of the Donetsk Regional State Administration reported.

“This year, the government of Ukraine and the government of the People’s Republic of China signed an agreement on providing the educational institutions of Ukraine with computer equipment. Under this agreement, on August 21, Donetsk region will receive free 1545 personal computers for secondary schools in towns and districts,” the statement said.

The computer rooms, libraries, presentational and methodological offices of educational institutions will receive the computer equipment.

This will help to modernize the education system in the region and increase the quality of students’ knowledge, as well as improve the introduction of innovative technologies by teachers, the press service said.

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People carving infected cow have high fever

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News / 20 August 2012 | 16:37

People carving infected cow have high fever

People carving infected cow have high fever

Two people who carved the carcass of a cow, fallen on August 15 of anthrax, were hospitalized with high fever, Zaporizhya regional state administration press service informs.

According to the press service, currently 26 people who “had contact with the meat of animal infected with anthrax” undergo prophylactic treatment.

In addition, currently, the representatives of veterinary services, police, sanitary and epidemiological stations are investigating into sources and routes of transmission of infection in the hotbed of the disease and taking a number of anti-epizootic, antiepidemic and sanitary and hygienic measures.

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NBU introduces commemorative coin "Paralympic Games"

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News / 20 August 2012 | 16:19

NBU introduces commemorative coin "Paralympic Games"

Starting from August 20, the National Bank of Ukraine adopts the commemorative coin “Paralympic Games” with nominal value of two UAH, the official site of the NBU reported.
 
The coin is dedicated to the XIV Summer Paralympic Games that will be held in London, the historic homeland of the world paralympic movement.
 
The coin is made of nickel silver, its weight is 12.8 g, diameter – 31.0 mm, circulation – 30 thousand and price – 15 UAH.
The small State Emblem of Ukraine is shown at the top of the coin, as well as the inscription – NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE. We also can see a panorama of the city of London on the coin, the Paralympic torch from the left, a stylized decoration and the inscription of LONDON from the right and the Mint logo of the National Bank of Ukraine at the bottom.
 
The Paralympic archer is shown on the coin alignment with the emblem of the paralympic movement in Ukraine above and the inscription – XIV Paralympics from the right.
 
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk, Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhiy Kharuk.
Sculptor: Anatoliy Demyanenko, Volodymyr Demyanenko.

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Strict quarantine introduced in hotbed of anthrax

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News / 20 August 2012 | 16:06

Strict quarantine introduced in hotbed of anthrax

Strict quarantine introduced in hotbed of anthrax

There was a Siberian plague case registered in Melitopil district of Zaporizhia region few days ago, when a cow fell sick. On Saturday, August 18, the doctors of Melitopil Sanitary Epidemiological Service department found infected beef in one of the local shops.

In Voznesenka village of Melitopil district of Zaporozhia region, where the hotbed of anthrax was revealed, and at the territories adjacent to the village, the strict quarantine was introduced. Entrances and exits from the area were closed.

“The situation with the anthrax is under the control of local and regional authorities, the services of veterinary medicine, police, traffic police, the healthcare and emergencies departments. The plan of measures to eliminate and prevent the spread of the disease was approved.
“The meat of sick animal was removed from sale. Its buyers were identified and are undergoing the required treatment with antibiotics, the representatives of the police informed.
According to the experts, the reason for origin of hotbeds of anthrax and African swine fever in the region is that Zaporozhia region is a resort area. Since May to September, the region is being visited by millions of tourists from the CIS countries, which are potential carriers of viral diseases.
Head of regional administration Oleksandr Peklushenko urged the media and the region residents “not to sow panic, and to treat temporary prohibition and inconvenience in connection with quarantine in Melitopil and Prymorsk districts of the region with understanding”.

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Ukrainian ports to be similar to Belgian

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News / 20 August 2012 | 15:50

Ukrainian ports to be similar to Belgian

Ukrainian ports to be similar to Belgian

A model of port sector reforms through the concession agreements will bring benefit to the state and business. This model is widely used in Europe, particularly in Belgium, consultant of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Kyrylo Pelekh said commenting on the discussion of the mechanism of port concessions with prospective investors held last week in the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine.

“The mechanism for reform based on the European system has been chosen correctly. We saw the models of the Belgian ports and the results obtained in Belgium. There is income from shipping business there, while at the same time, there is a large income from the dock-side cluster. So, the attraction of private capital develops the port zone and forms the additional cash flow,” Kyrylo Pelekh said.

The expert noted the protection of rights of the state ownership on port facilities as the advantage of concession.

The company Roland Berger Strategy Consultants founded in 1967 is one of five leaders of the world market on management consulting and operates the offices in 36 countries around the world. The company experts are included into the working group of the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine on the organizational and technical preparation of the Strategy of Ukrainian sea ports development.

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Shufrych: I left my heart in the Emergencies Ministry

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News / 20 August 2012 | 15:25

Shufrych: I left my heart in the Emergencies Ministry

Shufrych: I left my heart in the Emergencies Ministry

Deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Nestor Shufrych wants to regain the post of emergencies minister.
“I always say that I left my heart in the Emergencies Ministry,” Shufrych told a press conference in Donetsk.
He noted that the decision on returning him the post of emergencies minister depends on President Viktor Yanukovych.
“I can name several worthy candidates for this post. It is the President and the team, which now dominates the government, who will make this decision,” Shufrych said.
He admitted that he was stung by the dismissal and appointment to this place of Viktor Baloha.
Shufrych has been holding the post of deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine since July 2010.
Prior to that, since March to July 2010, he was the emergencies minister.

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