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Mahera: Preliminary results of the elections may not be announced today

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 17:24

Mahera: Preliminary results of the elections may not be announced today

Mahera: Preliminary results of the elections may not be announced today

The Central Election Commission admits that the results of 100% vote counting of e-protocols may not be announced today.

“I would like it to be finished yesterday, but we are realists and we understand that even today it may not happen,” deputy CEC head Andriy Mahera told a briefing in Kyiv.

Mahera specified that in a number of Kyiv districts, the commissions are engaged into consideration of groundless vote recounting at separate voting stations. “Kyiv does the same, that’s why we lag behind with results,” CEC official added.

Mahera pointed out the 223th district commission, which has been having problems since the very beginning of election process. He also noted that CEC might consider replacing the head of the commission if the situation does not change.

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Flu epidemic to cover Ukraine in December and February

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 17:15

Flu epidemic to cover Ukraine in December and February

Flu epidemic to cover Ukraine in December and February

In winter season of 2012-2013 Ukraine will face two epidemics of flu and ARVI – in December and February, chief of the child infection diseases department, Professor Serhiy Kramarev told a press conference in Kyiv.

According to him, Ukraine is ready to face the epidemic. Referring to the information of the Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine, Kramarev noted that all medical institutions are fully supplied with medicines.

“The risk groups are children under 5 and older people. We register 200-300 thousand flu cases among children annually, and up to five million children get sick with ARVI every year,” Kramarev informed.

During the press conference, it was also said that this year the country would face two new strains of flu, which Ukrainians do not have immunity to yet.

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Third accident in a row in Kyiv metro

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 17:00

Third accident in a row in Kyiv metro

Third accident in a row in Kyiv metro

The Palats Sportu Kyiv metro station is closed for entry due to malfunction of the escalator, the Kyiv metro press service informs. 
“At 2:49 p.m., a sneaker of a passenger got into escalator tape, leading to failure of the escalator. A ribbon of the escalator is currently under renovation,” the press service informed.
According to the press service, the repair works are soon to be completed.
 

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Commission to inspect all Kyiv metro escalators

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 16:53

Commission to inspect all Kyiv metro escalators

Commission to inspect all Kyiv metro escalators

A special commission will check the proper functionality of the Kyiv metro escalators. The management of metro has received appropriate instruction after the accident, which has occurred today at the Golden Gates station, the press service of the KSCA informs.
In addition, another commission is now studying other possible reason for this particular case, which will be released immediately after the completion of the investigation.
In addition, the Kyiv metro utility company shall reimburse the cost of treating to the injured.

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PEC chairman disappeared in Kyiv

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 16:37

PEC chairman disappeared in Kyiv

PEC chairman disappeared in Kyiv

In Kyiv, a chairman of one of the precinct election commissions in the single-mandate constituency 216 disappeared with the stamp of the commission, deputy chairman of the CEC Andriy Mahera said, ForUm correspondent reports

“A head of the commission disappeared with the stamp in the 216th district,” he said adding that he had already instructed the PEC to report immediately to the police.

Mahera stressed that this commission should have drawn up a detailed protocol, as the PEC cannot file a report.

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Mahera considers vote recount inappropriate

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 16:23

Mahera considers vote recount inappropriate

Mahera considers vote recount inappropriate

Kyiv constituency 223 is the worst regarding the work of the PEC, deputy chairman of the CEC, curator of Kyiv and Zhytomyr region Andriy Mahera said, ForUm correspondent reports.
He reminded that the CEC has already advanced a claim against work of this commission. In particular, lots on the formation of the PEC were drawn improperly by this commission and the matter was considered by the CEC. Today this district commission can not provide election results, although it includes only 101 polling stations.
Mahera said that there has been an indirect political influence. He also considers inappropriate to conduct a recount on vast majority of polling stations.
“All attempts to conduct a recount of the vote show the commission is not set to complete receipt of the PECs protocols,” he said.
Mahera also noted that the situation at the constituency # 211 is somewhat similar to the situation at the constituency # 223. He did not rule out that if it is impossible to solve the problems at the PEC, the decision can be made on staff reshuffle in it.
The deputy chairman of the Central Election Commission did not confirm the information about the mass disappearance of system administrators.
Regarding election fraud, Mahera said this issue is within the competence of the DECs and the law enforcement officers, and added that, in his personal opinion, “these elections, especially the vote counting is very dirty.”
The curator of Kyiv does not rule out that the results from some districts will be taken by court’s rulings and said that the court cannot determine the winner, as it is within the competence of the DECs.

 

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Accident in Kyiv metro to be investigated by prosecutor’s office

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 16:08

Accident in Kyiv metro to be investigated by prosecutor's office

Accident in Kyiv metro to be investigated by prosecutor’s office

The Kyiv prosecutor’s office has initiated inquiry into injury of 72-year-old woman in the Kyiv metro, ForUm learned from the prosecutor’s office press service.

“The reasons for escalator damage will be established in course of investigation. In addition, it will be established whether the Kyiv metro has taken appropriate measures to ensure its safe operation” the statement of the press service reads.
Following the investigation, the lawful decision will be taken.

 

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Bankers: Rich Ukrainians prefer hryvnia deposits

Posted by the Editor on October 31, 2012


News / 31 October 2012 | 15:50

Bankers: Rich Ukrainians prefer hryvnia deposits

Bankers: Rich Ukrainians prefer hryvnia deposits

Today, on October 31, on the International Day of Savings, the bankers have noted that wealthy Ukrainians prefer deposits in local currency.
“Rich Ukrainians have pretty great deposits in local currency. Their motivation is that the yield on them covers all currency risks. Basically, people with lower incomes are more likely to keep all deposits in the national currency. Although autumn has traditionally made some adjustments since the number of foreign currency deposits has increased, and people will calm down after the election, devaluation pressure on the hryvnia will be smaller and deposits in it again will enjoy a significant demand,” deputy chairman of the Kontrakt bank Pavlo Krapivin said.
Thus, according to him, the dollar deposits are the second largest after the hryvnia ones, while Ukrainians trust less and less in the euro, reducing investments in this currency.
Head of the Erste Bank Economic Research department Marian Zablocki agrees that the wealthy Ukrainians prefer hryvnia deposits. “Indeed, the wealthy Ukrainians place funds on short-term deposits in the national currency. Income on them could cover foreign currency exchange risks even in the short term,” the financier added.
In turn, according to the head of the Raiffeisen Bank Aval analytical department Dmytro Sologub, the lion’s share of savings is invested in the banking system. “After the 2008 crisis, while Ukrainians were afraid to keep money in banks, but in 2010 we passed the point of return to pre-crisis deposits. Now, the volumes increase every year,” the analyst concluded.

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