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Parliamentary elections to be broadcast through special website

Posted by the Editor on September 7, 2012


News / 7 September 2012 | 17:55

Parliamentary elections to be broadcast through special website

Parliamentary elections to be broadcast through special website

The Central Election Commission has decided on creation of a special website, which will broadcast the video from all electoral districts on the day of election process, ForUm correspondent reports.

Head of the CEC department on informational support Valery Striganov told journalists that to provide broadcast of the election process CEC will register http://vybory2012.ua. domain name.

“The website will start working before the day of elections so people can study it and register. We will also provide the call-center phone number. I cannot tell the exact date of the website opening, but it will start working minimum one week earlier the date of elections,” Striganov said.

Network capacity of the website will allow 300 thousand views simultaneously. “We will also install complex protection system, approved by the state expertise,” the official noted.

Striganov also mentioned that the website will be closed after the elections, as it is designed for online mode viewing only.

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Hungarian language has become regional in Beregovo

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News / 7 September 2012 | 16:44

Hungarian language has become regional in Beregovo

Hungarian language has become regional in Beregovo

Deputies of the Beregovo city council (Transcarpathian region) has decided to grant the Hungarian language with the status of the regional language on the city territory, the city mayor István Gaydosh said.

“At the session of the city council 26 out of 36 deputies voted for Hugnrrian as the regional language,” Gaydosh announced.

According to him, apart from the state Ukrainian language, blanks, stamps and seals of the Beregov city council will be issued in Hungarian.

“From now on, street signs, outside ads and sign plates will be written in two languages. Knowledge of both languages will be taken into account for hiring state and local-government officials,” the mayor added.

The city population numbers 25.5 thousand people, including 12.8 thousand Hungarians.

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MPs to introduce criminal liability for counterfeiting of documentary stamps

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News / 7 September 2012 | 16:25

MPs to introduce criminal liability for counterfeiting of documentary stamps

MPs to introduce criminal liability for counterfeiting of documentary stamps

The Verkhovna Rada in the first reading passed the bill which proposes to introduce criminal liability in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term from three to seven years for counterfeiting of documentary stamps.

246 MPs voted in favor of the adoption of the bill on amendments to the Criminal Code on strengthening the penalties for counterfeiting of documentary stamps.

The bill proposes to equate the forgery and use of forged documentary stamps to forging national currency of Ukraine and to establish criminal liability in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term from three to seven years.

“The manufacture, possession, acquisition, transport, transfer, import to Ukraine with intent to sale; sales and marketing of illegally manufactured, obtained or counterfeited documentary stamps, holographic security elements, fake currency of Ukraine in the form of banknotes and metal coins, foreign exchange currency, government securities or state lottery tickets shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term from three to seven years,” the wording of the bill says.

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Russian Ukrainians want to restore their public organization

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News / 7 September 2012 | 16:10

Russian Ukrainians want to restore their public organization

Russian Ukrainians want to restore their public organization

Public organization “Union of Ukrainians of Russia” intends to reputedly apply for registration to the Justice Ministry of Russia before December, chairman of the liquidated union Taras Dudko announced.

“I think we will apply the documents in November,” he said and added that the new organization might face the same problems of the previously dismissed same-name organization – “Union of Ukrainians of Russia”.

“This is a common occurrence for all Ukrainian organizations in the Russian Federation, but things change, and we hope the new democratic period will come to Russia,” he said.

Dudko also informed they plan to form a number of regional organizations of Ukrainians in Russia, and then to unite them under governance of the new All-Russian organization of Ukrainians.

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Azarov: Ukraine’s economy developing dynamically

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News / 7 September 2012 | 15:40

Azarov: Ukraine's economy developing dynamically

Azarov: Ukraine’s economy developing dynamically

Ukraine’s economy is growing dynamically, and there are no reasons to panic due to possible second stage of the global economic crisis, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov told a briefing in Donetsk, the press service of the Cabinet reported.

“We have no reasons to panic. But it does not mean that we should sit as in 2008 and try to persuade each other that everything is well and the global economic crisis will bypass Ukraine. The crisis does not bypass our country, it influences Ukraine seriously,” Azarov said.

He stressed that it is necessary to focus on development of the internal market, implementation of the infrastructure projects and intensification of the construction and mechanical engineering.

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Defense Ministry: Ukraine has sufficient number of military higher educational institutions

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News / 7 September 2012 | 15:25

Defense Ministry: Ukraine has sufficient number of military higher educational institutions

Defense Ministry: Ukraine has sufficient number of military higher educational institutions

The Defense Ministry officials say that the country has a sufficient number of military higher educational institutions for training skilled armed forces personnel.
 
“The network of Ukraine’s military higher educational institutions is sufficient to train personnel. The armed forces do not train officer in other countries, although the officers undergo training in military educational institutions of other countries within various international projects,” deputy director of the Military Education and Science Department of the Defense Ministry Oleksandr Babenko told a press conference on Friday.
According to him, a list of occupations is also sufficient to staff tactical operational and strategic levels of the Ukrainian army.
Babenko said that there are more than 40 areas of training, the number of specialties is around 80 and the total number of specializations is 200.

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Azarov accuses banks of forex speculations

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News / 7 September 2012 | 14:57

Azarov accuses banks of forex speculations

Azarov accuses banks of forex speculations

The destabilization in the Ukrainian currency market in recent days was caused by speculations of the banks, which used hired experts and the media for this, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said during his working visit to Donetsk.
“The excitement and speculations are caused by banks, which have free resources, can buy large volumes of foreign currency, may employ so-called experts, hire the media and create hysteria, forcing the common people to buy useless dollars,” Azarov said.
The Prime Minister urged the National Bank of Ukraine to deal with such actions of the bankers. “The question arises: whether the government and the National Bank have not enough tools to intervene in the situation and protect the public interest? The have enough powers to do that! That’s why I ask the National Bank: exercise your powers in this situation,” Azarov urged.
He noted that government policy is implemented in coordination with the National Bank of Ukraine: “These are two bodies in the country who are responsible for the country’s stability, in the foreign exchange market in particular”.

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Klyuyev: Ukraine strengthens cooperation with Japan

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News / 7 September 2012 | 14:37

Klyuyev: Ukraine strengthens cooperation with Japan

Klyuyev: Ukraine strengthens cooperation with Japan

Intensification of economic cooperation between Ukraine and Japan starts implementation of the huge potential of two countries, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Andriy Klyuyev said commenting on forecast of Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Toichi Sakata on significant improvements in the investment and trade fields between two countries, ForUm learned from the press service of the NSDC.
 
Klyuyev said that this year, the trade turnover between Ukraine and Japan is growing rapidly, and in the first half of the year, it increased two-fold. Moreover, the Ukrainian exports to Japan increased almost five-fold compared with the same period of the last year, the secretary of the NSDC noted.
 
“Our country continues to search new opportunities for economic development. Ukraine and Japan have friendly relations, and there are no unresolved issues between our countries. I am sure that Kyiv and Tokyo are interested in implementation of the large potential for mutually beneficial cooperation,” Klyuyev said.
 
He noted that in the coming months, a draft memorandum will be agreed between Ukraine and Japan on liberalization, promotion and mutual protection of investments, which has been developed from September of 2011. In his view, this document will give an opportunity to accelerate the expansion of bilateral economic cooperation. Japanese businessmen have already expressed interest in cooperation with Ukrainian partners in the modernization of Ukraine’s metallurgical industries based on Japanese technologies, Klyuyev said.
He also stressed that in the near future, Ukraine and Japan will sign memorandums on cooperation in education, science and technology.

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