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Man, blown himself up in Chernivtsi, wasn’t border guard

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News / 27 December 2012 | 17:27

Man, blown himself up in Chernivtsi, wasn't border guard

Man, blown himself up in Chernivtsi, wasn’t border guard

A man, who blew himself up in one of the buildings of the Chernivtsi State Medical University, did not serve in the Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the State Border Service of Ukraine press service informs.

“Following an initial checking of the information available in the State Border Service of Ukraine, perpetrator of an explosion in the Chernivtsi University,has no relation to the border agency,” press service says.

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Lebedev to raise prestige of army and navy

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News / 27 December 2012 | 17:10

Lebedev to raise prestige of army and navy

Lebedev to raise prestige of army and navy

Defense minister Pavlo Lebedev is going to raise the prestige of the army and navy in the society.
According to the Defense Ministry press service, Pavlo Lebedev visited the Command of the Navy Armed Forces of Ukraine and heard the report of the commander Vice-Admiral Yuri Ilyin on the Navy standing.
During the meeting with the leadership of the Sevastopol garrison, minister outlined the priority tasks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at present.

“The focus will be laid on troop training. The army of the future will be modern and highly mobile. We will raise the prestige of the army and navy in the society,” he said during the visit to the Sevastopol garrison.

According to Lebedev, increased attention is paid to equipping the defense department of aviation, navy, highly mobile forces with new weapons and military equipment. The issue of providing the military men with housing is also being solved.
 

“Special attention will be paid to the moral and ideological education of soldiers, the prestige of military service,” Lebedev said.

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Hryshchenko promises Ukrainians to have high quality medicines

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News / 27 December 2012 | 16:57

Hryshchenko promises Ukrainians to have high quality medicines

Hryshchenko promises Ukrainians to have high quality medicines

Providing Ukrainians with quality medicines is the priority of the Ukrainian government, vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Kostyantyn Hryshchenko said during the meeting on control over drugs imported to Ukraine.
As Hryshchenko’s press service informs, the meeting was attended by leaders and representatives of public authorities, in particular, the healthcare minister of Ukraine Raisa Bohatyriova, economic development and trade minister of Ukraine Ihor Prasolov, chairman of the State Service for Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship Development Mykhailo Brodsky and first deputy head of State Service of Ukraine on Medicines Inna Demchenko.
In addition, the discussion of drug imports to Ukraine was attended by representatives of such non-governmental organizations as the European Business Association, the Association of Innovative Medicines, heads of the Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies and president of the international public organization “Association of Indian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.”
 
Hryshchenko noted that Ukrainian citizens must be provided with quality, safe and effective medicines.
“This is not a question of support of domestic producers or importers of medicines. The priority is the health of Ukrainians,” he said, stressing that the government stands for high standards of medicines quality. “It is a top priority for us. At the same time, we must do all possible so there is no shortage in the pharmaceutical market of Ukraine,” Hryshchenko said.
The vice Prime Minister instructed the healthcare minister and the State Service of Ukraine on Medicines to prepare a report on the amount of the stocks of medicines, vital for the population of Ukraine.

 

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Ukrainian HIV-positive children live on 170 UAH a month

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News / 27 December 2012 | 16:19

Ukrainian HIV-positive children live on 170 UAH a month

Ukrainian HIV-positive children live on 170 UAH a month

About three thousand Ukrainian HIV-positive children, who are in need daily medical and social support, receive monthly aid of 170 UAH from the state, co-director of the International HIV / AIDS Alliance in Ukraine Anna Dovbakh said during the meeting with journalists at the OKHMATDET National Children’s Specialized Hospital.

“This money is not enough even for food, not mentioning the clothes and shoes. Inaction in this case is equivalent to a death sentence. Only the attention of the state and businesses can influence the situation,” she said.

“170 HIV-positive children from all regions of Ukraine are under medical supervision. Most of them are children from low-income families and need than in clothing, shoes, basic hygiene items and household apart from expensive treatment. Funds allocated by the state can not meet the needs of children and the help of local philanthropists is not sufficient,” head of the center “Clinic for HIV / AIDS children” at the National Children’s Specialized Hospital “OKHMATDET” Svitlana Komar commented on the situation.

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Ukraine ranks fifth in the world in terms of developing the disease. The number of officially registered HIV-positive people in Ukraine is 120 thousand people.

“The doctors should focus on early clinical diagnosis of HIV infection in children and provision of antiretroviral therapy. It is almost the only chance to save the life of young patients in their first year of life.

“Special attention should be given to children, whose parents are infected with HIV and take drugs. Integrated treatment of tuberculosis, hepatitis, and provision HIV infected drug addicts with social support is particularly important for healthy life for their children. While the state is slow, we encourage businessmen to support those most in need – HIV-positive children,” Anna Dovbakh summed up.

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Traditional Korean garden opened in Kyiv

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News / 27 December 2012 | 15:54

Traditional Korean garden opened in Kyiv

Traditional Korean garden opened in Kyiv

Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Ukraine Kim Eun-joong has solemnly opened the Korean traditional garden at the Hryshko National Botanic Garden in Kyiv, ForUm correspondent reports.
He said that the opening of the garden is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Ukraine.
 

“I hope that this garden will be the symbol of friendship between the Korean and Ukrainian people and that you will love this garden, just as you love Korean food and cars,” the diplomat said. He assured that the Korean flowers and shrubs will be planted in the garden next spring.
 

 
Kim Eun-joong said that the copy of the Korean pavilion, located in the Changduk Palace in Seoul, has been already put in the Korean traditional garden in Kyiv. The Ambassador said that the gates to the garden are decorated with the symbol of yin and yang and the fence walls are painted with traditional Korean patterns.
According to him, the garden was constructed by fifty Korean workers. All the materials needed for the garden were also delivered from Korea.

 

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Explosion in Chernivtsi Medical University, one man killed

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News / 27 December 2012 | 15:31

Explosion in Chernivtsi Medical University, one man killed

Explosion in Chernivtsi Medical University, one man killed

Explosion has occurred today in Chernivtsi Medical University, Chernivtsi Interior Ministry regional department informs.
Police officers, prosecution officers, rescue services, investigative team and explosives experts immediately came at the scene.
One person was killed by explosion. The identity of the deceased is being established.
Currently, law enforcement officers work out all the versions of the blast.

 

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Fomenko says Ukraine will play aggressive and attacking football

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News / 27 December 2012 | 15:17

Fomenko says Ukraine will play aggressive and attacking football

Fomenko says Ukraine will play aggressive and attacking football

The new head coach of Ukraine’s national football team, Mykhailo Fomenko, has promised that the national team under his leadership will play aggressive and attacking football and try to win through to the World Cup in 2014.
“I’d say that the situation is very difficult, and I realize my responsibility. At the same time, our place in the table is not hopeless. I’m in no way refusing to fulfill the task that has been set. I will make every effort to ensure that the national team worthily passes the qualifying stage and gets through to the finals of the 2014 World Cup. Anyway, we will play aggressive and attacking football, trying to win every match,” he said in an interview with the press service of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU), Interfax informs.
Fomenko said that Ukraine had not been in the best mental and physical condition during its first World Cup qualifiers.
“The reasons for this are currently unknown to me. It’s necessary to understand the situation, talk to the players,” he said.
Fomenko said he has no doubt that the national team will have new players.
“Now, I’m analyzing and gathering information on the candidates. I have no doubt that newcomers will definitely join the team. I want us to create a responsible atmosphere in the team so that it tries to win every game,” he said.

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NBU expects MPs to approve foreign currency sale tax

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News / 27 December 2012 | 14:42

NBU expects MPs to approve foreign currency sale tax

NBU expects MPs to approve foreign currency sale tax

The National Bank of Ukraine expects the initiative to charge 10% from the sale of foreign currency to be considered and adopted at the coming Parliament’s sitting, which may take place in January 2013, chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine committee to combat unfair currency transactions Yuri Gorshkov said.
Parliament has already formed the relevant committees, which will consider the bill, amend it, if necessary and submit for approval.
“Strengthening of the hryvnia has clearly proven that the U.S. dollar is not a perfect tool for saving money. The dollar soared up to 8 hryvnia 40 kopecks, now it is down below 8 hryvnia. We hope the Verkhovna Rada will introduce the tax on the sale of foreign currency. This will finally stop currency speculation attempts,” Gorshkov said.

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