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Kyiv old apartment buildings won’t be demolished so far

Posted by the Editor on May 20, 2013


News / 20 May 2013 | 16:50

Kyiv old apartment buildings won't be demolished so far

Kyiv old apartment buildings won’t be demolished so far

A certain situation in the housing market is needed in order to launch the mass reconstruction or demolition of “Khruschev-era” apartment buildings, head of the Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov told journalists, ForUm correspondent reports.
“If the situation is positive, it allows doing such projects solely as commercial ones. Basically, the city is ready to start launch such programs, but now it is not profitable,” Popov said.
At the same time the chairman of the KCSA said that over the past two years there were cases in the capital when such building were upgraded and built new ones.
“But it does not solve the problem. My vision is that this program will not massively work in 2013-2014. Perhaps if it gains state support not only in Kyiv but also in other cities, then it can be massively launched. Unfortunately today we can not do that,” Popov noted.

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Kyiv beaches to be prepared for season before the end of May

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News / 20 May 2013 | 16:34

Kyiv beaches to be prepared for season before the end of May

Kyiv beaches to be prepared for season before the end of May

The Kyiv beaches will get passports in June, head of the Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov told reporters today, ForUm correspondent reports.
“This year, the situation is not standard, the water rose by 1.5 meters, now the water level amounts to one meter, and some beaches are still flooded. The work is being carries out, and we need to get passports for all beaches,” he said.
According to Popov, the Pleso company is working on this issue, but there may be small delays because of the flooding.
“Passports will be in June, but we will prepare beaches for the season this month,” Popov stressed.

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Analog television disappears in Ukraine in 2015

Posted by the Editor on May 20, 2013


News / 20 May 2013 | 16:20

Analog television disappears in Ukraine in 2015

Analog television disappears in Ukraine in 2015

Analog television will be completely replaced by digital broadcasting in 2015, head of the National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting Volodymyr Manzhosov said during conference “Days of information society”, ForUm correspondent reports.
“We are now at the stage of transition from analogue to digital television … Our current task is to provide population with digital signal receivers. Under international treaty “Geneva 2006″, the term of the final transition to digital broadcasting is July 2015,” he said.

Manzhosov stressed that a strong digital TV network, consisting of 4 digital multiplexes and allowing distribute 32 channels during, has been formed in the country during a year.

The official added that according to the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies, 95% of Ukrainians will be able to get a signal of the national digital television network.

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Yefremov determines deadline for appointment of re-elections in disputed districts

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News / 20 May 2013 | 16:06

Yefremov determines deadline for appointment of re-elections in disputed districts

Yefremov determines deadline for appointment of re-elections in disputed districts

The Verkhovna Rada has to consider the draft law on repeat elections of people’s deputies of Ukraine to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in some single-seat election districts this week due to impossibility of confirming election returns and results of the election of people’s deputies of Ukraine on October 28, 2012, leader of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov told during the Conciliation Board, ForUm correspondent reports.
Yefremov reminded that the Verkhovna Rada set up a special group to develop a joint bill on repeat elections of people’s deputies of Ukraine of the seventh convocation in some single-member districts.
He does not rule out that the working group will provide this bill this week on Thursday or Friday and added: “If the deputies do not have time to consider the bill, then the next week the Parliament must approve the bill on re-election, granting the CEC a right to appoint elections in disputed districts.”

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MPs not ready appoint new members of High Council of Justice

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News / 20 May 2013 | 15:50

MPs not ready appoint new members of High Council of Justice

MPs not ready appoint new members of High Council of Justice

The appointment of new members to the High Council of Justice is not on the agenda of the plenary week, speaker Volodymyr Rybak said, ForUm correspondent reports.
Speaker of Parliament stressed that the issue will be considered after leaders of all factions agree it. “It will be in the near future,” he noted.
The leader of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov added that the PR will submit its nominations for the members of the Supreme Council of Justice and recalled that the parliamentary forces may make such nominations within the quota.

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PR sees no reasons for interior minister dismissal

Posted by the Editor on May 20, 2013


News / 20 May 2013 | 15:36

PR sees no reasons for interior minister dismissal

PR sees no reasons for interior minister dismissal

The opposition cannot dismiss interior minister Vitaly Zakharchenko, leader of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

Commenting on statement of opposition that Zakharchenko should be dismissed, he said: “Representatives of the opposition should come down to earth and compare their requirements with their capabilities”.

“If there are guilty, they will be punished and the President will do that,” he noted.
Yefremov did not see the need for dismissal of interior minister because of incidents, occurred on May 18. “Did the minister have to instruct that every rally member had to be followed by a policeman? This is nonsense,” he said.

He added that the Party of Regions will ask interior minister to report on the situation with the beating of journalists and police actions.

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MPs not to consider reelections, GTS issues this week

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News / 20 May 2013 | 15:21

MPs not to consider reelections, GTS issues this week

MPs not to consider reelections, GTS issues this week

Bills on re-elections and reforming of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” are removed from the agenda. The questions of MPs for the hour of questions to the government has not yet been agreed upon, speaker Rybak told a briefing after conciliation board, ForUm correspondent reports.

According to him, the issues of re-elections and Naftogaz are postponed until provisions of the bills are agreed by all factions. As for the hour of questions to the government, Rybak stressed that today MPs mainly discussed the events of May 18, and should still decide, who will report to MPs on Friday.
In turn, leader of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov said that PR is not going to initiate a report of the ministers, as the majority has the opportunity to communicate. Yefremov also specified that if the opposition does not present questions to the Cabinet, the ministers will come on Friday and will answer other questions from the audience.

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Ukrainians dissatisfied with Parliament’s work, deputy admits

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News / 20 May 2013 | 15:08

Ukrainians dissatisfied with Parliament's work, deputy admits

Ukrainians dissatisfied with Parliament’s work, deputy admits

Ukrainians are dissatisfied with the work of the Verkhovna Rada, because politicians can not unite their efforts, MP of Ukraine and head of the interfactional group “For development of local self-government” Yevhen Kartashov said during a scientific and practical conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
In his opinion, rallies that were held in Kyiv on Saturday did not contribute to such unification.
“I think it is necessary to gather political parties together next time for Ukrainians to understand that politicians are united, but not to decide who is right and who is wrong, because it does not benefit anyone,” the MP said.

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