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Yanukovych: State supports programs for searching graves of war victims

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News / 9 May 2013 | 16:58

Yanukovych: State supports programs for searching graves of war victims

Yanukovych: State supports programs for searching graves of war victims

The state supports programs for searching and landscaping of graves of the victims of war, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said during the ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, the press service of the head of state reported.
“Our holy filial duty is to remember all the victims and take care of our veterans. The state supports the programs for searching and landscaping of graves of the victims of war in all regions of Ukraine,” Yanukovych said.
The President also reminded that this year, Ukraine will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Kyiv, and in 2014 – of the whole Ukraine.
“These are great dates in the history of our country, and the government will do everything necessary to celebrate them properly,” Yanukovych stressed.

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Kozhara explains U.S. about importance of Ukraine’s cooperation with Customs Union

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News / 9 May 2013 | 16:25

Kozhara explains U.S. about importance of Ukraine's cooperation with Customs Union

Kozhara explains U.S. about importance of Ukraine’s cooperation with Customs Union

It is important for Ukraine to have the most favourable trade regime with its key trading partners, in particular, the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Leonid Kozhara at the U.S. Helsinki Commission hearing.
“Russia and the Customs Union as a whole are the key trade partners of Ukraine. Should not Ukraine want the most favourable trade regime with the Customs Union? Of course, it should. Here are just two examples: the European Free Trade Association, which unites four rich European countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein), has held eight rounds of talks on a free trade area with the Customs Union. So does New Zealand,” the minister said.
He noted that Ukraine has applied for observer status in the Customs Union. This proposal is being considered and Ukraine hopes for positive results, Kozhara added, Ukrinform reports.
“It is clear that no country can change its geographical position. This means that Ukraine has no other option but to strive to maintain good neighbourly and partnership relations with Russia,” the foreign minister said.
In turn, commenting on his position to the press, the minister said that Ukraine’s cooperation with the Customs Union is very important, because the Customs Union accounts for more than 40% of Ukrainian foreign trade. Thus, Ukraine will seek the modalities of its cooperation with the Customs Union, which would not conflict with the obligations of the state to other organizations, particularly the World Trade Organization and the European Union.

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Syrian refugees could hit 40% of Jordan population

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News / 9 May 2013 | 15:59

Syrian refugees could hit 40% of Jordan population

Syrian refugees could hit 40% of Jordan population

The number of Syrian refugees flooding into Jordan could make up some 40 percent of the kingdom’s population by the middle of 2014, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said on Thursday, AFP reports.
“We have 10 percent of our population today, in the form of Syrian refugees, it is expected to rise to about 20 to 25 percent given the current rates by the end of this year, and possibly to about 40 percent by the middle of 2014,” Judeh told US Secretary of State John Kerry at the start of talks in Rome.

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Interior Ministry: There are no serious violations of law and order in Kyiv, Lviv

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News / 9 May 2013 | 15:40

Interior Ministry: There are no serious violations of law and order in Kyiv, Lviv

Interior Ministry: There are no serious violations of law and order in Kyiv, Lviv

Serious violations of law and order during celebration of the Victory Day in Kyiv and Lviv have not been recorded, the Interior Ministry reports.
In particular, the capital police noted that the celebrations in Kyiv are being held in a festive atmosphere without incidents.
“There were no global violations of public order during the events on the Hill of Glory in Lviv,” head of the Interior Ministry in the Lviv region Oleksandr Rudyak declared.

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Ukraine takes 76th place in traffic-related death rate

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News / 9 May 2013 | 15:15

Ukraine takes 76th place in traffic-related death rate

Ukraine takes 76th place in traffic-related death rate

Ukrainians are killed by three times less often than in Namibia and by five times more often than in Japan.
Ukraine ranks the 76th place out of 192 countries in the international rate of killed people in road accidents per 100 thousand citizens.
According to statistics, 18.8 Ukrainians are killed in road accidents per each 0.1 million people.
Countries in Africa and Asia take the first place due to the huge number of fatal accidents involving motorcycles and scooters. People in Ukraine are killed by three times less than in Namibia, two times less than in Thailand, 1.5 times less than in the UAE, but more often than in Poland, Belarus and Moldova.
While, Germany (5.7), United Kingdom (4.8), Israel (4.1), Japan (3.8) are the safest countries for driving.

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Lviv court bans any mass events except official on May 9

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News / 9 May 2013 | 14:44

Lviv court bans any mass events except official on May 9

Lviv court bans any mass events except official on May 9

The Lviv District Administrative Court has banned all mass events marking the Victory Day except official ones on Thursday.
“The court decided to forbid mass events in Lviv on May 9 except those that were planned as official ones,” the Lviv City Council press service cited Helena Payonkevych, the chief of the legal department, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
As reported, Lviv City Council filed a motion with the Lviv District Administrative Court on May 8 on banning unofficial mass events in the city on May 9, claiming that such events could be a threat to public security.
According to the city administrative services center, as of the evening of May 8, Lviv City Council had received 23 applications from groups for holding their events on May 9.

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Fountains season opened in Kyiv

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News / 9 May 2013 | 14:20

Fountains season opened in Kyiv

Fountains season opened in Kyiv

The Kyivzelenstroy public association launched 28 fountains in the capital, the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration reported.
In particular, the fountains were launched on the Independence Square, Khreschatyk Street, Kontraktova Square, Kurenivsky, Holosiivsky, Mariinsky parks, Heroiiv Stalinhrada prospect and in the Golden Gate park.
On the Day of Kyiv, other 21 fountains are scheduled to start working, particularly in the Shevchenkivsky, Partysanska Slava parks and in the Ivan Franko square, Zoolohichny street and Rusanovsky channel.

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President calls for reconciliation among all parties participating in WWII

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News / 9 May 2013 | 13:50

President calls for reconciliation among all parties participating in WWII

President calls for reconciliation among all parties participating in WWII

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych emphasizes the importance of finding ways towards understanding and reconciliation among all parties to the tragic events of the Second World War, he said during the ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, the press service of the head of state reported.
“We should look for internal peace and tranquillity in the dialogue between the Ukrainians who were separated by the war into warring camps. Each party must try to understand the other one. We should understand that we need to be together, live in one country, build a common future,” Yanukovych said.
According to him, the Nazi and Soviet totalitarianism are things of the past forever. “Democracy, freedom and social justice, spirituality, life and potential of each individual are our common values of national progress,” the President said.
According to him, one of the main lessons of the war is that the strength of the Ukrainian people is in its unity. “Our state has made a long and hard way. And today we can say we have preserved the unified and diverse Ukraine, restored its statehood and laid the foundation for its future in the circle of the developed European nations,” Yanukovych stressed.

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