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Yanukovych: Ukraine hopes for fair gas price formula

Posted by the Editor on October 22, 2012


News / 22 October 2012 | 17:40

Yanukovych: Ukraine hopes for fair gas price formula

Yanukovych: Ukraine hopes for fair gas price formula

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych declares that the negotiations on gas price with Russia continue.

“In this connection I want to underline that the talks on this urgent issue continue and we expect to find economically grounded and fair formula to set the gas price for our country,” Yanukovych said at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As a reminder, according to the contract with Gazprom, Naftogaz paid about 416 dollars per thousand cubic meters for the first quarter of 2012, $425 – for the second quarter, $426 – for the third. For the fourth quarter of the year, it is expected to pay $432 per thousand cubic meters.

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UN to review human rights situation in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on October 22, 2012


News / 22 October 2012 | 17:00

UN to review human rights situation in Ukraine

UN to review human rights situation in Ukraine

On October 24, the UN Council on Human Rights members will meet in Geneva to review the situation with the protection of human rights in Ukraine in accordance with the procedure, known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
The UPR is an instrument for the protection of human rights established by the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006.
The implementation of human rights obligations and the obligations of the UN member states within this framework are reviewed every four and a half years. Ukraine underwent its first review on May 13, 2008 and received 40 recommendations.
The second review of Ukraine will be held for the second time on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Throughout 2012, all interested parties have been preparing for the UPR session, information from different sources have been collected.
Three reports are to become the basis for the Universal Periodic Review of Ukraine on October 24. Among them – the national report prepared by the Government, a compilation of reports from other participants, including NGOs, international organizations and the institution of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.
The review will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in form of a 3.5-hour interactive dialogue between the state under review and other countries – members of the UN.
Following the results, recommendations to Ukraine will be made public, which Ukraine will need to comment on during the first plenary session of the Human Rights Council in 2013.

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Almost 3.8 thousand observers to monitor parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on October 22, 2012


News / 22 October 2012 | 16:55

Almost 3.8 thousand observers to monitor parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Almost 3.8 thousand observers to monitor parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Nearly 3.8 thousand international official observers will monitor the parliamentary elections in Ukraine.

At today’s meeting, the Central Election Commission (CEC) has completed the registration of international observers, ForUm correspondent reports.

In particular, on Monday, the CEC registered 666 observers including two observers from Iran, five from China, four from Denmark, six from Bulgaria, three from Moldova and one from Russia.

In addition, the CEC registered sixobservers from the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS countries, 46 from PACE, 103 from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 30 from CIS-EMO, 92 from the Ukrainian World Congress, five from the Foundation development of civil society “Public diplomacy”, four from the Association of the States General of Europe – the European student Forum, three from the Foundation “For free elections”, 111 from the Committee “For open democracy”, three from the European democratic students and 242 from the International Union of civil organizations “International Union of Komsomol Organizations – the All-Union Lenin Communist Youth Union”.

Thus, the total number of observers amounts to 3797 from 28 countries and 35 international organizations.

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Prosecutor’s office: Two suspects in Dnipropetrovsk terrorist attacks go on hunger strike

Posted by the Editor on October 22, 2012


News / 22 October 2012 | 16:45

Prosecutor's office: Two suspects in Dnipropetrovsk terrorist attacks go on hunger strike

Prosecutor’s office: Two suspects in Dnipropetrovsk terrorist attacks go on hunger strike

The prosecutor’s office of Dnipropetrovsk region has confirmed that Viktor Sukachov and Lev Prosvirin, two suspects in the April bombings in Dnipropetrovsk, have gone on hunger strike.
“Today we received information that Lev Prosvirin wrote a statement and began a hunger strike. Viktor Sukachov previously wrote a statement and announced a hunger strike. There was no statement from Dmytro Reva on the start of the hunger strike, and the fact of his hunger strike has not been confirmed,” the press service of the prosecutor’s office of Dnipropetrovsk region reported on Monday.
According to the report, Prosvirin announced a hunger strike after a film about the bombings in Dnipropetrovsk “Hell’s Hell” was shown on a Ukrainian television channel.
“As Prosvirin stated, he does not agree with how he was presented by the filmmakers. This triggered the start of the hunger strike,” the press service said.
On October 16, Sukachov wrote a statement on the start of his hunger strike, which he does not link to his detention conditions.
On October 19, an advisor to the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional branch of the Svoboda Party, Andriy Denysenko, after communicating with the relatives of the suspects, said that Reva had started a hunger strike.

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Pavlenko: Scope of families, entitled to state support, broadens

Posted by the Editor on October 22, 2012


News / 22 October 2012 | 16:33

Pavlenko: Scope of families, entitled to state support, broadens

Pavlenko: Scope of families, entitled to state support, broadens

The National strategy for preventing child neglect till 2020 increases and broadens scope of families eligible for state support, children’s ombudsman Yuri Pavlenko told a briefing, ForUm learned from the President’s press office.
“The National strategy sets the task to provide the families not only with material aid. This document provides for psychological, educational, legal, and other possible intangible assistance,” he said.
In particular, a wide range of social, psychological, legal and other assistance will be granted to families where parents, for whatever reason, cannot provide the proper maintenance and care of the child, families whose children are educated in boarding schools, families, in which there are people with special needs, families of migrant workers, families in which the parents neglect their duties, families in which a child or several children are taken away from their parents following the court’s ruling (with or without the deprivation of parental rights) who intend to apply to the court for the restoration of those rights.
In addition, the strategy covers families, in which the parents violate the rights of the child, families under divorce, resolving the dispute between the mother and the father’s place of residence of children, families with children and single mothers, who may leave the child in hospital or health care, etc.

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Ukraine, Russia agree on three space launches

Posted by the Editor on October 22, 2012


News / 22 October 2012 | 16:18

Ukraine, Russia agree on three space launches

Ukraine, Russia agree on three space launches

Ukraine and Russia finally agreed on cooperation in the field of space exploration, Yanukovych has said at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow.
“Our relevant departments finally agreed on cooperation on space researches, joint work of Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia,” Yanukovych said.
In addition, he said that the parties expect “three joint launches.”

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Yanukovych stands for deepening cooperation with Customs Union

Posted by the Editor on October 22, 2012


News / 22 October 2012 | 16:03

Yanukovych stands for deepening cooperation with Customs Union

Yanukovych stands for deepening cooperation with Customs Union

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych stands for deepening cooperation between Ukraine and the Customs Union.

“We do not change our point of view, we stand for deepening cooperation with the Customs Union,” Yanukovych has said at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow.
He believes that the deepening of the relationship will positively influence the development of the Ukrainian economy.
In turn, Putin noted that the entry into this or that international organization is an internal affair of the country. At the same time, he stressed that the deepening of cooperation between Ukraine and Russia will benefit both countries.
 
He also drew Yanukovych’s attention to the fact that the Russian market is certainly a priority for a number of Ukrainian goods.
Among other things, Putin called agricultural products, as well as products related to aviation technology.

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Ukrainian farmers collected 39.7 million tons of grain

Posted by the Editor on October 22, 2012


News / 22 October 2012 | 15:50

Ukrainian farmers collected 39.7 million tons of grain

Ukrainian farmers collected 39.7 million tons of grain

As of October 22, Ukraine harvested 39.7 million tons of grain from 13.4 million hectares, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reports.

According to the Ministry, the average grain yield amounted to 29.6 c/ha against 34.2 c/ha during the same period in 2011.

In particular, the farmers collected 13.4 million tons of corn from 3.1 million hectares, the average crop yield amounted to 43 kg/ha.

157 thousand tons of rice were harvested from 24 thousand hectares (92% of the area). Its average yield amounted to 65.9 c/ha.

In addition, Ukraine collected 7.6 million tons of sunflower seeds from 4.7 million hectares, 1.9 million tons of soybeans from 1.2 million ha with an average yield of 16.2 c/ha and 11.4 million tons of sugar beets from 311 ha.

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