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Queue from cars going to Ukraine formed in Belarus

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News / 1 May 2013 | 16:47

Queue from cars going to Ukraine formed in Belarus

Queue from cars going to Ukraine formed in Belarus

A queue from 270 cars has formed on Belarusian-Ukrainian border at the checkpoint “Nova Huta” for departure to Ukraine.
As Gomel border group reported, the majority of those, standing in the queue, are Russians.
“This is probably due to the long May holidays in Russia. Most travelers use navigators, which show the “Nova Huta” as an optimal way to cross the border. We are taking the necessary measures, but still recommended those, who go to Ukraine, to use other crossing points,” the border guards inform. 

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May Day rally held in Lviv

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News / 1 May 2013 | 16:00

May Day rally held in Lviv

May Day rally held in Lviv

The left-wing forces and veterans’ organizations marked the International Workers’ Day in Lviv today.
About 50 representatives of the Communist Party, the Progressive Socialist Party and the veteran organizations of the city gathered in front of the Monument of Liberators’ Fame.
The participants laid red carnations and other flowers to the monument.
At the beginning of the meeting, participants of the rally unfolded red flags of the Communist Party, the All-Ukrainian Union of Female Workers, and fixed on the chest of each participant a badge with the inscription “May 1 – Labor Day”.
The meeting lasted from 11.00 to 11.30 a.m.
About 250 police officers maintained public order.

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Penitentiary Service satisfied with ECHR ruling on Tymoshenko

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News / 1 May 2013 | 15:28

Penitentiary Service satisfied with ECHR ruling on Tymoshenko

Penitentiary Service satisfied with ECHR ruling on Tymoshenko

The European Court of Human Rights declared the actions of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine to be legal in respect of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the Penitentiary Service press office informs.
“The Court recognized that Tymoshenko has received considerable attention from the Ukrainian authorities, who have made significantly greater efforts than is usually provided for measures to protect the health of all prisoners,” the press office statement reads. 
The State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine recalled that in November and December 2011, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture visited Kyiv detention center, where Tymoshenko was detained, and found no reason to worry about health and medical support of the prisoner.
The court also found inadmissible complaint of Tymoshenko about round-the-clock surveillance on her in the hospital, as well as alleged beating during transfer to the hospital on April 20, 2012.
“Thus, the European Court of Human Rights officially confirmed the absence of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment against Tymoshenko,” the press service says.
As a consequence, the applications, made by Tymoshenko and her defense, were prejudiced, biased and unreasonable compromised actions of the State Penitentiary Service staff.

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May Day in Ukraine gathers about 200 thousand people

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News / 1 May 2013 | 15:00

May Day in Ukraine gathers about 200 thousand people

May Day in Ukraine gathers about 200 thousand people

As of 13.00, 380 events, dedicated to the International Day of Solidarity of Workers, were held in 236 Ukrainian cities. The total number of participants was about 200 thousand people, according to the Interior Ministry press office.
The events were initiated mostly by the Communist Party, the Socialist Party and the Progressive Socialist Party, as well as by local authorities.
“Most people came to the celebrations in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea – more than 80 thousand people, in the city of Sevastopol – 50 thousand, Zaporizhia region – 16 thousand, about 10 thousand people in Kyiv,” the press service statement reads.
Maintenance of public order in all parts of the country was provided by more than 5.5 thousand police officers and 650 soldiers of the Interior Ministry troops. In particular, over 1.6 million law enforcement officers maintained order in the capital.
Rough violations of public order were prevented, the Interior Ministry press office reports.

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28 thousand km roads left to be repaired in Ukraine

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News / 1 May 2013 | 14:40

28 thousand km roads left to be repaired in Ukraine

28 thousand km roads left to be repaired in Ukraine

As of today, the “Ukravtodor” Ukrainian Road Service eliminated pits at 32 thousand kilometers of roads. About 28 thousand kilometers of roads, or 1.9 million square meters of road surface still need repairing, head of the roads’ maintenance and traffic safety department of the State Road Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Sukhonosov said on the air of the Channel 5.
“Since the beginning of the year, 58 thousand km, 4.2 million square meters, have been affected by pits. Patching is already done on 32 thousand kilometers. There are still 1.9 million square meters of holes on the roads, which is about 28 thousand kilometers,” Sukhonosov added.
He noted that media gives a bit incorrect information about the roads, on which holes have been eliminated.
“At the beginning of March – end of February, we identified 23 main routes, which carried about 80% of all transportation in the country. These roads were given priority. About 260 kilometers are left, we will finish patching on these routes,” Sukhonosov reported.

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Veterans pensions raised

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News / 1 May 2013 | 14:21

Veterans pensions raised

Veterans pensions raised

On the eve of the Victory Day, the government raised pensions to veterans of the Great Patriotic War, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said at the opening ceremony of monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union Heorhiy Berehovyi and Amet-Khan Sultan, ForUm correspondent reports.
“On the eve of the Victory Day, at instruction of the President of Ukraine, the government has taken a series of measures aimed at the protection of veterans. We have once again raised their pension payments. It is a pleasant fact, because it is not easy to act in the current situation,” Azarov noted.
The Prime Minister assured the veterans that such a policy will be continued in the future.
“We will do everything to provide our veterans with a well-deserved honor and respect,” he promised.

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Radical left activists march in Kyiv

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News / 1 May 2013 | 14:07

Radical left activists march in Kyiv

Radical left activists march in Kyiv

“Bread and Freedom” march is held in Kyiv, attended by activists of the radical left organizations.
As ForUm correspondent reports, about 500 activists are heading towards the Kontraktova Square.
Some of the marchers wear masks or have their faces bandaged with kerchiefs.
The action is accompanied by police cordons.
Before the beginning of the march, the police officers urged the activists not to violate the public order and promised a tough response to provocations. The activists vowed to hold the event without incidents.

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Memory for heroes lays foundation of state, Azarov says

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News / 1 May 2013 | 13:50

Memory for heroes lays foundation of state, Azarov says

Memory for heroes lays foundation of state, Azarov says

Memorials, like the Alley of Military Glory in Kyiv, should appear in other regions of Ukraine as well, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said at the opening ceremony of monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union Heorhiy Berehovyi and Amet-Khan Sultan, ForUm correspondent reports.
He stressed that unveiling of these monuments is a rather outstanding event, as the next generations should be brought up on these values.
“Today we attend a milestone event – the unveiling of two busts to the heroes of World War II, twice Heroes of the Soviet Union, to the people, whose deed should inspire and encourage us to be honest defenders of our country,” Azarov noted.
According to the Prime Minister, there will also be installed monuments to tankers, infantrymen and guerrillas in future.
Azarov stressed that opening of the Alley of Military Glory is intended primarily for present and future generations.
“It is not intended to the heroes. It is necessary for the future generations, so that they always know that none of the heroes is forgotten. The descendants of these people will bring up the best qualities, essential to us now: patriotism, love for country, willingness to sacrifice. The qualities, which are rare now,” the Prime Minister said.
Azarov added that the memory for the heroes lays the foundation of the state.

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