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Drivers, hampering ambulances, to be punished severely

Posted by the Editor on January 21, 2013


News / 21 January 2013 | 16:52

Drivers, hampering ambulances, to be punished severely

Drivers, hampering ambulances, to be punished severely

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has instructed the Interior Ministry to develop changes in legislation to increase the responsibility for drivers, who hamper work of ambulances, the Cabinet’s press service informs.

“The Interior Ministry has been charged with developing changes in the legislation to increase the responsibility for hampering the traffic for special purpose vehicles, such as ambulances,” the statement says.

“For doctors it is sometimes hard to stick to norms about the time of arrival to the patients due to traffic jams in cities and because of the gross neglect of some drivers of the road rules,” the Cabinet’s press service informs.

 

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Moldova: Ukraine can give impetus to Transnistrian conflict settlement

Posted by the Editor on January 21, 2013


News / 21 January 2013 | 16:44

Moldova: Ukraine can give impetus to Transnistrian conflict settlement

Moldova: Ukraine can give impetus to Transnistrian conflict settlement

Ukraine has every opportunity to give new impetus to settlement of the Transnistrian conflict, vice Prime Minister and minister for foreign and European integration of the Republic of Moldova Iurie Leanca said during the meeting with foreign minister of Ukraine, OSCE chairman Leonid Kozhara.

Foreign Ministers of both countries discussed in detail a wide range of bilateral issues. In particular, the parties agreed to hold several important high-level visits this year.
Kozhara and Leanca appreciated the intensive development of bilateral cooperation in recent years and expressed mutual readiness to solve the most pressing issues on the agenda in the near future.
Special attention was paid to cooperation between the two countries in the field of European integration.
Leanca gratefully accepted the invitation of Kozhara to pay official visit to Ukraine.

 

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Azarov congratulates Ukrainian biathlete

Posted by the Editor on January 21, 2013


News / 21 January 2013 | 16:30

Azarov congratulates Ukrainian biathlete

Azarov congratulates Ukrainian biathlete

Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov congratulated Olena Pidhrushna on the second place in the women’s pursuit at the Biathlon World Cup in Antholz, Germany, the cabinet’s press office informs.
“On behalf of the Government I sincerely congratulate you on winning the silver medal in the women’s pursuit at the Biathlon World Cup. You got it in a tense struggle due to the talent, skill and determination,” telegram reads. Azarov wished Pidhrushna good health, happiness and sporting achievements in the glory of our country.

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MPs divide work in PACE

Posted by the Editor on January 21, 2013


News / 21 January 2013 | 16:02

MPs divide work in PACE

MPs divide work in PACE

Ivan Popesku (the Party of Regions), Serhiy Sobolev, Lesia Orobets (both – the Fatherland Union) and Yevhen Marmazov (the Communist Party of Ukraine) will work in the political committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

Deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Serhiy Sobolev told Ukrainian journalists in Strasbourg that the decision has been made this morning at the meeting of the Ukrainian delegation.

In addition, at the meeting it was decided that Pavlo Ryabikin (the UDAR Party, the deputy – Iryna Herashchenko), Serhiy Kivalov and Yulia Liovochkina (both – the Party of Regions) will work in the second most important committee of the PACE – the legal committee.

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PACE President wants to visit Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on January 21, 2013


News / 21 January 2013 | 15:49

PACE President wants to visit Ukraine

PACE President wants to visit Ukraine

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Jean-Claude Mignon intends to visit Kyiv soon.
“I sent a formal request to visit Ukraine. I would also like to address the Ukrainian Parliament as the PACE President, as I did in Moldova,” he told a press conference before the first session of the PACE in 2013.
Mignon also said that he would like to meet with foreign minister, the OSCE chairman Leonid Kozhara, to discuss the settlement of the Transnistrian conflict.

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Ukrainians paid 27 billion UAH for health in 2012

Posted by the Editor on January 21, 2013


News / 21 January 2013 | 15:30

Ukrainians paid 27 billion UAH for health in 2012

Ukrainians paid 27 billion UAH for health in 2012

In 2012, Ukrainians paid 27 billion UAH for drugs, which is by 17% more than in 2011, head of the State Service for Drugs Oleksiy Solovyov told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
According to him, every Ukrainian spent about 60 dollars on drugs during the year. Solovyov also said that in 2012 the number of pharmacies increased in Ukraine.
“The number of pharmacies increased by 3.5% and amounted to 14.8 thousand. It increased by 7% to 3.4 thousand in rural areas,” the official said.

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12 local budgets not approved yet

Posted by the Editor on January 21, 2013


News / 21 January 2013 | 15:13

12 local budgets not approved yet

12 local budgets not approved yet

As of January 18, 2013, 12.75 local budgets of different levels out of 12.87 budgets, or 99.9% of the total, were approved in Ukraine, the Finance Ministry press office informs.

12 local budgets are not approved, including one in Vinnytsia region, three – in Ivano-Frankivsk region, one – in Luhansk region, five – in Ternopil region, one – in Cherkasy region and budget of Kyiv.

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Azarov assigns each minister a region

Posted by the Editor on January 21, 2013


News / 21 January 2013 | 15:01

Azarov assigns each minister a region

Azarov assigns each minister a region

The Cabinet of Ministers defined the Ministries, whose leaders will be responsible for cooperation with the local executive authorities and local self-government. First vice Prime Minister and vice Prime Minister are to coordinate the relevant work, the order of January 14, 2013 17-p, signed by Prime Minister Mykola Azarov reads.

In particular, the Economic Development Ministry is responsible for direct interaction with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopil, the Incomes and Fees Ministry – for Kharkiv region, the Agrarian Policy Ministry – for Zhytomyr region and Kherson region, the Interior Ministry – for Kyiv region, the Social Policy Ministry – for Vinnytsia region and Chernihiv region, the Defense Ministry – for Lviv region, the Finance Ministry – for Rivne region and Cherkasy region. First vice Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov is appointed to coordinate work with these regions.

In addition, the Industrial Policy Ministry will be responsible for Khmelnitsky region and Kirovohrad region, the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry – for Luhansk region and Chernivtsi region, the Natural Resources Ministry – for Zakarpatska region. Vice Prime Minister Yuri Boiko is the coordinator of these regions.

Interaction with Volynska region and Ivano-Frankivsk region is assigned to the Justice Ministry, Dnipropetrovsk region and Odessa region – the Regional Development Ministry, Kyiv city- the Infrastructure Ministry. Coordinator of these regions is vice Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul.

The Culture Ministry is responsible for Zaporizhia region and Mykolayiv region, the Foreign Ministry – for Sumy region, the Healthcare Ministry – for Poltava region and Ternopil region, Education and Science, Youth and Sports Ministry – for Donetsk region. Vice Prime Minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko is appointed as coordinator of these regions.

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