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Wage arrears shrink in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on May 24, 2013


News / 24 May 2013 | 16:57

Wage arrears shrink in Ukraine

Wage arrears shrink in Ukraine

Wage arrears in Ukraine as of May 1, 2013 amounted to UAH 1.056 billion, the State Statistics Service reported on Friday.
As of April 1, wage arrears amounted to UAH 1.078 billion. Thus, this figure shrank by UAH 22.193 million, or 2%, Ukrinform reports.
At the same time, wage arrears at economically active enterprises amounted to UAH 572.341 million, at bankrupt companies – UAH 428.223 million, and at economically inactive enterprises – UAH 55.649 million.
The largest debt was reported in Donetsk region (UAH 216.708 million) and Kharkiv region (UAH 89.06 million) regions, and the lowest debt was recorded in Chernivtsi region (UAH 284,000) and Rivne region (UAH 1.002 million).

 

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Tymoshchuk returns to Zenit

Posted by the Editor on May 24, 2013


News / 24 May 2013 | 16:49

Tymoshchuk returns to Zenit

Tymoshchuk returns to Zenit

Ukraine and Bayern Munich midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk has returned to Russia’s Zenit, gazeta.ru reported.
“Luciano Spalletti confirmed the arrival of Greek goalkeeper with Russian passport Juri Lodigin and the return of Anatoliy Tymoshchuk at a traditional briefing after Zenit’s open training session,” reads the report, Ukrinform informs.
“We need one more goalkeeper, and the arrival of Lodigin doesn’t mean that we don’t trust our keeper Yegor Baburin. They will compete with each other. I see no problems with Anatoliy Tymoshchuk’s return. How will he get on with Igor Denisov, and who will take the position of midfielder? They played together. Competition is need for such a big team as Zenit,” Spalletti said.
Earlier, Tymoshchuk did not rule out that he could extend his contract with Germany’s strongest club, although he does not always play in the main team.

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President believes Ukraine to prepare well for Eurobasket

Posted by the Editor on May 24, 2013


News / 24 May 2013 | 16:33

President believes Ukraine to prepare well for Eurobasket

President believes Ukraine to prepare well for Eurobasket

Ukraine is actively preparing for the final tournament of the EuroBasket 2015 European Basketball Championship, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said at a meeting with FIBA Europe President Ólafur Rafnsson on Friday, the press service of the head of state reports.
According to the President, holding of EuroBasket-2015 is a great success and responsibility to the European sports community.
“Today, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov laid a capsule on the territory of the future construction of multifunctional complex in Kyiv,” Viktor Yanukovych said. He added that active preparation was also held in all six regions hosting the tournament.
The head of state stressed that Ukraine had a great experience in hosting such tournaments. “I am confident that we will use the experience of EURO-2012 and prepare for EuroBasket decently,” the President said.
He also expressed gratitude to the President of FIBA Europe for cooperation.
In his turn, Ólafur Rafnsson expressed gratefulness to Viktor Yanukovych for his support in the issues of holding EuroBasket-2015.

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Azarov presents Zlata Ognevich with certificate and watch

Posted by the Editor on May 24, 2013


News / 24 May 2013 | 16:19

Azarov presents Zlata Ognevich with certificate and watch

Azarov presents Zlata Ognevich with certificate and watch

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov congratulated singer Zlata Ognevich on a brilliant performance at the contest “Eurovision-2013” and presented a certificate of honour of the Cabinet of Ministers and a watch from the Prime Minister, the press service of the government reports.
He said that he worried a lot about Zlata during the contest. “I liked the song and its creative design. It’s nice that Ukraine was represented at such a high level. I took my time and watched all the competition. In my view, you were the best performer in this contest,” the Prime Minister said.
Azarov noted that the victory of Zlata Ognevich was significant, as it showed Europe once again that Ukraine is very rich in talents.
He stressed that the government will continue to support young talents.

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Ukrainians to get drivers’ license with chip

Posted by the Editor on May 24, 2013


News / 24 May 2013 | 16:03

Ukrainians to get drivers' license with chip

Ukrainians to get drivers’ license with chip

Starting next week, the Ukrainians will be issued drivers’ license with chip, head of the Center for Road Safety Serhiy Budnik said in interview with Radio “Svoboda”.

“Chip is added, but a citizen of Ukraine may get license without a chip. Chip includes information available in the drivers’ license, as well as additional related to safety, citizen’s home address, tax number, biometric data,” Budnik said.

He also informed that according to the decision of the Cabinet, expiry date of drivers’ license is changed. “We had a set term of 50 years, today the decree provides that the period for categories A-A1, B-B1 is 20 years, for others – 10 years,” the head of the Center for Road Safety said.

In addition, he stressed that the chip will be installed in vehicle registration certificate, but there it will be compulsory.

 

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May social benefits fully funded

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News / 24 May 2013 | 15:48

May social benefits fully funded

May social benefits fully funded

May social benefits are fully funded, deputy director of social welfare department of the Social Policy Ministry Nadia Riazanova said, the press service of the Ministry informs.

“As required by the Cabinet of Ministers, the second tranche of state social benefits has been already transferred in the area. It is about 209.7 million UAH. Thus, the total amount of May benefits was 3 billion 137.8 million UAH, and completely covered the claims,” she said.

Riazanova noted that in the near future payments to disabled children, disabled persons since childhood, low-income families and other vulnerable citizens, as well as the “baby” money will be deposited into the personal accounts of beneficiaries, and will be also transferred to the post offices.

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Russia ready to make Ukraine gas concessions

Posted by the Editor on May 24, 2013


News / 24 May 2013 | 15:31

Russia ready to make Ukraine gas concessions

Russia ready to make Ukraine gas concessions

Russian Gas Society President Valery Yazev does not exclude concessions to Ukraine in the price of Russian gas in the case of the possibility of a loss of the contract.
He said this at a press conference in Moscow, a UKRINFORM correspondent reported.
“It is bad to lose markets, and no one says that it is good, but if there are force majeure obstacles, they may be not overcome. This is a negotiation process, this is business and risk. I approve of Gazprom, which has been keeping the high price (for Ukraine – Ed.) and receiving normal profits, but if there is a possibility of loss of the contract, then the price will be reduced a little bit,” Yazev said.
According to him, this business logic exists not only in the sale of gas, but also other goods.
At the same time, Yazev stressed that Russia is actively cooperating with Ukraine on gas issues. He reminded that Ukraine is one of the largest consumers of Russian gas, and the transit to Europe is conducted through its territory.
“We are working constantly, offering options – as exchange of assets between Gazprom and Naftogaz; we are ready to use this gas transportation system together with Ukraine; we have a number of other joint programs,” Yazev said, adding that such cooperation is realistic only if it meets the national interests of Russia.

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Popov to appoint one more deputy

Posted by the Editor on May 24, 2013


News / 24 May 2013 | 15:15

Popov to appoint one more deputy

Popov to appoint one more deputy

Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov plans to appoint former head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Mykhailo Kostiuk as his deputy.

“He will be appointed soon. Mykhailo Kostiuk is a former head of the Ukrzaliznytsia Ukrainian railway company and former head of the Lviv regional state administration,” Popov said in interview.

According to him, the new deputy will be responsible for transport and tourism.

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