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Yanukovych lays hopes on India

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News / 7 December 2012 | 16:40

Yanukovych lays hopes on India

Yanukovych lays hopes on India

State visit to India should give a new impetus to the development of relations between the two countries, and to enhance contacts between the representatives of business circles, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said in an interview with The Hindu Indian English-language edition on the eve of his visit to India, the President’s press service informs.

“I expect a significant intensification of our trade and economic relations, and, of course, they must be accompanied by political contacts at the highest level,” he said.

He added that Ukraine is ready to develop cooperation in various fields, particularly in energy, metallurgy, chemical industry, shipbuilding, mechanical engineering.

The President expressed confidence that Ukraine and India have significant potential to increase trade turnover. “The range of products is of mutual interest,” Yanukovych said.

 

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Putin officially launches construction of South Stream

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News / 7 December 2012 | 16:10

Putin officially launches construction of South Stream

Putin officially launches construction of South Stream

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has officially launched the construction of the sea par of South Stream gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine’s territory.

The symbolic first welding of the pipeline took place in the city of Anapa in Southern Russia on Friday. The guests of the ceremoby included Russian President Vladimir Putin, Bulgaria’s Regional Development and Public Works Minister Liliyana Pavlova as well as representatives of Italy’s ENI, France’s EDF and Germany’s BASF.

The construction of the pipeline includes two large-scale steps – laying a gas pipeline on the bed of the Black Sea and the development of an onshore pipeline network in Europe. The Russian gas system will get additional 2,446 kilometers of pipelines and ten compressor stations with a total capacity of 1.437 megawatts in order to enable the annual capacity of 63 billion cubic meters.

Last month, Russian energy giant Gazprom signed deals with Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary and Serbia to build stretches of the South Stream gas pipeline project to bring Russian natural gas to Europe along the Black Sea seabed bypassing transit countries.

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Sugar and sunflower oil production increased in Ukraine

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News / 7 December 2012 | 15:47

Sugar and sunflower oil production increased in Ukraine

Sugar and sunflower oil production increased in Ukraine

The volumes of industrial food production during in Ukraine increased in January-October of this year, acting agrarian policy and food minister of Ukraine Mykola Prysiazhniuk told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to him, part of the sale of domestic production in the turnover of enterprises trading network is around 90-98%. Production of sugar and sunflower oil has increased especially.

“Sugar production is expected in the range of 2 million tons. This fully meets the needs of the domestic market and creates a significant export potential. 2.9 million tons of sunflower oil were produced for 10 months. The gross yield of sunflower is expected to be 11.9 million tons,” he said.
Prysiazhniuk also said that over the last 10 years, Ukraine has become a global market leader in sunflower oil. Every second ton of sunflower oil, which is sold on the world market, is of Ukrainian origin.

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Several flights delayed in Boryspil airport due to bad weather

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News / 7 December 2012 | 15:22

Several flights delayed in Boryspil airport due to bad weather

Several flights delayed in Boryspil airport due to bad weather

Today, the Boryspil international airport has several delayed flights due to unfavorable weather conditions in Europe, airport spokeswoman Oksana Ozhyhova told ForUm correspondent.
“Because of the snowfall in Germany, we have a number of deviations from the schedule, and it refers to flights to Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. They are canceled,” she noted.
In turn, the press service of the Kyiv airport (Zhuliany) noted that no problems have been arisen yet in this airport today due to the difficult weather conditions.
The press service of the Kyiv Emergencies Ministry assured ForUm that today it has not received any emergency calls, and rescuers work in the ordinary course.

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Emergencies to increase by 15% in December

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News / 7 December 2012 | 15:05

Emergencies to increase by 15% in December

Emergencies to increase by 15% in December

The State Inspectorate of Technogenic Safety of Ukraine forecasts growth in technogenic emergencies this month, head of the Inspectorate Viktor Polishchuk has told a press conference today, ForUm correspondent reports.

“We expect 3-9 extreme cases of natural character in December. However, the situation is quite different with the technogenic emergencies. They are expected to increase by 15%. This traditionally occurs every year, and we are preparing for it,” he said.

However, Polishchuk informed that according to statistics, this year’s situation with man-made emergency situations is slightly better. In general, 192 emergencies, including 128 man-made and 64 natural happened in Ukraine as of today, which is 5% less than in the past. The number of the dead and injured people has decreased as well. So, this year, 284 people died and 770 have been injured. Whereas in 2011, 327 people died and 518 were injured.

However, according to Polishchuk, these figures cannot be comforting, as an increase in technogenic emergencies is usually observed in December.

“The risk of poisoning gas will rise in December. Usually these poisoning double the number of the infectious diseases. This is reasoned by the fact that people use furnace heating, people are poisoned by carbon monoxide,” he said.

According to the head of Inspectorate of technogenic security, first there is a risk of fires and explosions – explosions in the coal industry and coal mines. There is also a great risk of emergencies in the life-supporting infrastructure.

Polishchuk has urged all authorities and services responsible for civil security of the population to continuously monitor situations in areas prone to flooding and floods, as well as to provide the ability to quickly respond to emergency situations involving fire, to inform the relevant executive authorities of the need to gain control over compliance with road rules.

 

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UNICEF works on improvement of disabled children’ lives

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News / 7 December 2012 | 14:40

UNICEF works on improvement of disabled children' lives

UNICEF works on improvement of disabled children’ lives

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works on improvement of the lives of children with disabilities in Ukraine, head of the UN Children’s Fund in Ukraine Yukie Mokoena told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
“We understand that the country needs to have a national policy to improve the conditions for children (with disabilities – Ed.) living here. We work at the national level with the government of Ukraine, as well as with the KCSA, to improve the lives of children with disabilities,” she said.
The head of the fund noted that all problems can not be solved for one day, but, nevertheless, there are positive changes.

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Disabled children told how to improve life in capital

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News / 7 December 2012 | 14:19

Disabled children told how to improve life in capital

Disabled children told how to improve life in capital

Kyiv City Palace for Children and Youth holds a final gala-concert “Dreams come true”, ForUm correspondent reports.
This concert is a final stage of the 21st Kyiv City Festival for Children and Youth with functional limitations “Believe in yourself.”
“Every year, this festival is attended by about 1.5 thousand talented children and youth with disabilities. Firstly, every district holds its tours of the festival, the winners of which take part in the city tour, and everything ends with a gala concert,” deputy director of the festival Yaroslava Kolobova explained.
According to her, this year 49 participants of the festival reached the final.
Before the gala concert, children with disabilities expressed their views on necessary changes in Kyiv to improve the living conditions of disabled people. The main issues included access to education, ease of public transportation and employment.

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United Opposition nominates Tymoshenko as single presidential candidate

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News / 7 December 2012 | 13:58

United Opposition nominates Tymoshenko as single presidential candidate

United Opposition nominates Tymoshenko as single presidential candidate

The United Opposition “Fatherland” (Batkivschyna) has nominated leader of the Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko as a single presidential candidate.
The united opposition’s council approved this decision by initiative of the council’s chairman Arseniy Yatseniuk at an extended meeting on Friday, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
All members of the united opposition’s council signed a relevant document.

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