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Capital veterans to receive payments worth 94 million for Victory Day

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2013


News / 30 April 2013 | 14:35

Capital veterans to receive payments worth 94 million for Victory Day

Capital veterans to receive payments worth 94 million for Victory Day

54 million UAH from the state budget and 40 million UAH from the Kyiv budget were allocated on payments to veterans on the occasion of the Victory Day, director of the department for social policy of the KCSA Tatiana Kostiurenko told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
“The total number of veterans amounts to about 80 thousand people, and we have received 54 million UAH from the state budget on payments to them,” she said.
According to Kostiurenko, this year’s payments from the state will amount from 135 UAH to the war participants and up to 2415 UAH to the Heroes of the Soviet Union and disabled veterans of the first group.
In addition, she noted that the veterans will also receive from 200 to 1500 UAH from the city budget.
Kostiurenko also said that this year the city government has allocated one million UAH (100 thousand UAH per one district) to repair apartments of veterans.

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Azarov: Deputies of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils are spiritual heirs to Nazi ideology

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2013


News / 30 April 2013 | 14:15

Azarov: Deputies of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils are spiritual heirs to Nazi ideology

Azarov: Deputies of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils are spiritual heirs to Nazi ideology

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov considers that deputies of the city councils of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, who took the decision to declare May 9 the Day of mourning, are spiritual heirs to Nazi ideology, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said after a meeting with activists of public patriotic clubs.

“Yes, they mourn because they are the spiritual heirs to the man-hateful ideology. So we will do everything to prevent germs of Nazism from growing in our country,” Azarov said.

In addition, he noted that the decision of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils are contrary to the principles of European policy.

“Some local authorities act against the legislation in force and make decisions, which go beyond their competence. Who allowed them to set or cancel the nation-wide celebrations? No one allowed. It is impossible in any European country. What kind of European integration may be, if local self-governments violate the existing Constitution,” Azarov wondered.

He noted that on May 9 is the great holiday for the Soviet people and the peoples of the countries of the CIS.

According to the Premier, the decision of the Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils is immoral.
“What could be more immoral? Why is May 9 a holiday? It is a holiday, because it put an end to the man-hateful ideology, above all, an end to the theory of the superiority of one race over another,” Azarov noted.

According to Azarov, the victory in the war secured the development of civilization in the years and decades ahead.

“We have a Day of Mourning. It is June 22, when such a terrible misfortune fell on us. So on June 22, we bow our heads and mourn. May 9 has been a great holiday. No one is allowed to change the decisions, taken at the state level,” Azarov said.
Earlier, Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils decided to declare May 8-9 days of mourning for those killed in the Second World War and victims of totalitarian regimes.

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FM unaware how ECHR to influence talks with EU

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2013


News / 30 April 2013 | 13:50

FM unaware how ECHR to influence talks with EU

FM unaware how ECHR to influence talks with EU

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine cannot yet say how the decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the complaint of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko could influence the negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, FM spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis told a briefing.

“First, the decision should be analyzed,” he said.

Perebyinis added that according to current practice, the decision of the ECHR will be sent to the Government Commissioner for the European Court of Human Rights, and he will analyze it, and later announce the legal position.

 

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Victory Day in Kyiv: orchestras parade, fire show

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2013


News / 30 April 2013 | 13:33

Victory Day in Kyiv: orchestras parade, fire show

Victory Day in Kyiv: orchestras parade, fire show

On the Victory Day, May 9, Kyiv residents will enjoy alternative program, chief director of festivities on May 9 in Kyiv Anatoly Solovyanenko told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to him, after hoisting the national flag at the Independence Square, pass of military bands will start at 9.00. “It will be very interesting theatrical performance with the participation of the bands of the Defense Ministry, the State Border Service, the Interior Ministry, who will walk along the Khreschatyk Street, playing popular tunes.

Afterwards, the restored military vehicles of the epoch of the World War II will move along Khreschatyk. Members of the military and historical processions will pass, accompanied by a brass band in uniform,” he noted.

After that, at 10.00-11.00 a.m., the Independence Square will host a concert program of the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine. The best bands from all regions of Ukraine will congratulate residents and guests of Kyiv till 7.30 p.m.
At 7.30 p.m., the Kyiv municipal brass band will perform, at 8 p.m. – the Virski National Academic Dance Ensemble of Ukraine, at 9 p.m. – the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The celebrations will end with fire show.

Solovyanenko added that at 13.00, the festive program at the National Museum of the Great Patriotic War will begin for veterans. Fire will be lit in the Memorial of Glory, garlands of Military Glory will be laid, a concert program “Songs of Victory” will be held. Also, veterans will be invited to enjoy a field kitchen, will be rewarded with gifts and souvenirs.

According to the deputy chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Viktor Korzh, about 1 million UAH will be spent on concert program on the Victory Day.

 

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Struggle for human rights occurs in Ukraine now, Communist leader says

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2013


News / 30 April 2013 | 13:12

Struggle for human rights occurs in Ukraine now, Communist leader says

Struggle for human rights occurs in Ukraine now, Communist leader says

On May 1, on the International Day of Solidarity of Workers, a demonstration, organized by the Ukrainian Communists, will be traditionally held in Kyiv.
This year it will be held under the slogan “Peace, Labor, May: you have to fight for it!”
The leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine Petro Symonenko said that the choice of the slogan is not accidental, as today in Ukraine there is a fierce struggle for human rights, which are mercilessly trampled by oligarchs and their “fifth column” – officials.
Fighters for the rights of the workers will walk along the Khreschatyk Street from the Besarabska Square till the European Square.
The demonstration will start at 10.15 a.m.
The Communists believe that every worker, who takes care of his own freedom and future of his children, should take part in the May demonstration.

 

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Internal forces will operate in emergency mode during May holidays

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2013


News / 30 April 2013 | 12:50

Internal forces will operate in emergency mode during May holidays

Internal forces will operate in emergency mode during May holidays

Servicemen of internal troops will be on duty in the emergency mode during the Easter holidays, ForUm learned from the press service of the Internal Ministry of Ukraine.
The report notes that every day about four thousand soldiers will be involved in the service of maintaining public order in the streets of Ukraine. More than 700 military men will be on duty around the clock in the streets of the capital. The primary task of military personnel is to maintain order in the main streets and in public places. This form of service will continue until May 13.
In addition, separate groups of servicemen together with the police will be on duty near temples and churches during the Easter to prevent the commission of offenses.

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May beginning to be fire dangerous

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2013


News / 30 April 2013 | 12:32

May beginning to be fire dangerous

May beginning to be fire dangerous

On May 1-7, extreme (grade 5) fire danger will keep in Crimea, in the eastern, southern and partially in the central, western and northern regions, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine press office informs.

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ECHR recognizes Tymoshenko’s arrest as illegal

Posted by the Editor on April 30, 2013


News / 30 April 2013 | 12:18

ECHR recognizes Tymoshenko's arrest as illegal

ECHR recognizes Tymoshenko’s arrest as illegal

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the arrest of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on charges of exceeding her powers when signing the 2009 gas supply contracts with Russia was politically motivated and was conducted in violation of her rights.
The ECHR announced this judgment on Tuesday, Interfax informs.
The court unanimously ruled that there was violation of paragraph 1 of Article 5, paragraph 4 of Article 5 and Article 18 of the European Convention on Human Rights, according to the judgment delivered by the ECHR in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

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