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Yanukovych: Development of emergency medicine is a priority for government

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News / 8 May 2013 | 14:00

Yanukovych: Development of emergency medicine is a priority for government

Yanukovych: Development of emergency medicine is a priority for government

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has named the construction of perinatal centers and improving emergency medical services as being among the country’s priorities, he said during the ceremony to open a road junction in Sevastopol, when speaking about social problems in Ukraine.
The President said that Sevastopol had recently implemented several major projects aimed at solving social problems of the city. In particular, a new building for city hospital No. 1 and a perinatal center were built.
According to Yanukovych, although the emergency medicine still leaves much to be desired, Sevastopol has made a significant progress in this area, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“We will continue to improve emergency medical services, which is also our priority,” he added.
The President promised that special attention would be paid in Sevastopol to the problems related to cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

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Police promise to maintain order in Ukraine on May 9

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News / 8 May 2013 | 13:51

Police promise to maintain order in Ukraine on May 9

Police promise to maintain order in Ukraine on May 9

Around 27 thousand police officers, including 1.6 thousand servicemen of internal troops of the Interior Ministry, will ensure public order on the Victory Day, May 9, the press service of the department reports.
It is expected that about 4.5 million events, involving more than 1.7 million citizens, will be held in more than 2.5 million settlements.
In particular, 2.2 thousand police officers, including 600 military servicemen, will provide public order in Kyiv on May 9.
More than 3.2 million law enforcement officers will also ensure order on May 8.

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Flow of tourists to Crimea grows this year

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News / 8 May 2013 | 13:40

Flow of tourists to Crimea grows this year

Flow of tourists to Crimea grows this year

The flow of tourists in Crimea from April 30 to May 6, 2013 grew by 24% compared to the same period last year, Crimean resorts and tourism minister Oleksandr Liyev said on Tuesday.
He said that as usual, the largest number of tourists during the May Day celebrations visited Yalta, Alushta and Yevpatoriya. 
At the same time, high growth in tourist traffic was recorded in the Feodosiya district and in the town of Saky. 
The increase in tourist flow in Crimea ranged from 15% to 30%.
About 350,000 tourists have visited Crimea since the beginning of the year, which was by 19% more than in the same period last year, Liyev said, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

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Ukraine refuses to participate in Multinational Helicopter Initiative

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News / 8 May 2013 | 13:30

Ukraine refuses to participate in Multinational Helicopter Initiative

Ukraine refuses to participate in Multinational Helicopter Initiative

Ukraine has refused to participate in the Multinational Helicopter Initiative.
A respective decree annulling an order of September 29, 2009 on Ukraine’s participation in the Multinational Helicopter Initiative was posted on the web site of the head of state on Tuesday.
“Given that Ukraine’s participation in the settlement of armed conflicts in the world meets the interests of maintaining international peace, stability and security and the interests of the state it is appropriate to recognize Ukraine’s participation in the Multinational Helicopter Initiative,” the decree said, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
The decree stated that the initiative was launched in March 2008 by Britain and France and aimed at resolving the problem of insufficient supply of helicopters for international forces led by NATO, the EU and the UN.
On October 31, 2012, the government approved a draft decree on withdrawal from the Multinational Helicopter Initiative.
“Given the findings of the work conducted from 2008 to 2012, the further participation of our state in the said initiative can be recognized as unpromising and, as a consequence, improper. However, none of the participating countries expressed any interest in supporting and implementing Ukraine’s business proposal, and the founders of the MHI – Britain and France – quit its governing council, whereas the Czech side, which currently heads the MHI governing council reported on the absence of a clear commitment of the participating countries of the Multinational Helicopter Initiative in obtaining Ukrainian helicopters as a contribution to MHI and the establishment of cooperation in other areas outlined by Ukraine,” a statement posted on the government’s web site said.

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General amnesty declared in Syria

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News / 8 May 2013 | 13:20

General amnesty declared in Syria

General amnesty declared in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has signed a decree on general amnesty, SANA agency informed on Tuesday.
According to the agency, the amnesty covers all crimes committed before April 16, 2013.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for about two years. According to the UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria exceeds 70 thousand with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Justice Ministry intends to regulate legislatively single window principle

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News / 8 May 2013 | 13:05

Justice Ministry intends to regulate legislatively single window principle

Justice Ministry intends to regulate legislatively single window principle

The Justice Ministry proposes to improve a procedure for rendering services at administrative service centers, having amended the basic law “On administrative services.” 
The relevant legislative amendments were made public at the Ministry’s website with the aim of a public discussion, the press service of the Justice Ministry informs.
“The proposed amendments to the existing law “On administrative services” are called to regulate at the legislative level the terms of a “single window principle” and an “organizational unity principle” and approve a procedure for rendering administrative services according to these principles,” a statement reads.
It is also proposed to introduce a new approach, according to which administrative services, which are rendered by relevant bodies through administrative centers, will be performed directly by the officials of those bodies.
The Justice Ministry expects that as a result of relevant legislative amendments high-quality consultations and services for citizens will be introduced. At the same time, the officials, who will render relevant services, will be responsible for rendering qualitative and timely services, Ukrinform reports.
Introduction of a mechanism for rendering administrative services on the single window and organizational unity principles will allow substantially simplifying a procedure for receiving services, since it shifts a duty for receiving various adjustments, certificates, etc. to the officials, which will render administrative services. By this a relevant procedure will not only be simplified for citizens, but will promote overcoming corruption factors in this process.

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Kozhara calls to strengthen peace and security in OSCE region

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News / 8 May 2013 | 12:46

Kozhara calls to strengthen peace and security in OSCE region

Kozhara calls to strengthen peace and security in OSCE region

Ukrainian foreign minister and OSCE chairman-in-office Leonid Kozhara has called to step up cooperation in conflict resolution, strengthen peace and security in the OSCE region on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry informed.
“The OSCE was established as an important element of joint post-war efforts to prevent the recurrence of nightmares of war and conflicts,” Kozhara said during his visit to New York, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
“We need to do all we can to ensure that a spirit of unity should prevail in the current relations between the organization’s participating states. We all need to work together to achieve a real reconciliation and peaceful resolution of the existing conflicts in our region, as well as to create a free, democratic, common and indivisible community,” the Ukrainian foreign minister said.

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Yanukovych approves military exercises with NATO, Russia in Ukraine

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News / 8 May 2013 | 12:19

Yanukovych approves military exercises with NATO, Russia in Ukraine

Yanukovych approves military exercises with NATO, Russia in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed the law N198-VII on the approval of decision of the President of Ukraine on admission of units of military forces of other states on the territory of Ukraine in 2013 to participate in multinational military exercises, the press office of the head of state reported.
As a reminder, a few thousand soldiers and hundreds units of equipment from more than two dozen countries are expected to arrive in Ukraine to conduct joint exercises during this year. Except for the NATO countries, Russia and Belarus will participate in joint exercises with Ukraine.
The Ukrainian-Belarusian exercises are scheduled for April-November. The Ukrainian-Russian military exercises will be held during the same period. In addition, Ukraine and Russia will hold a “Fairway of Peace – 2013” in May-June.

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