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Bulgaria promises to facilitate getting visas by Ukrainian tourists

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News / 8 July 2013 | 16:59

Bulgaria promises to facilitate getting visas by Ukrainian tourists

Bulgaria promises to facilitate getting visas by Ukrainian tourists

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry promises to facilitate getting of visas by tourists from Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Bulgarian foreign minister Kristian Vigenin said on Monday, Ukrinform reports.
“Over recent years, a positive trend has been observed toward an increase of tourists from Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. And we are now working over simplification of the process on the issue of visas to citizens of those countries,” he said.
The minister reminded that at the beginning of 2012, Bulgaria concluded an agreement with the Indian company VFS Global on setting up visa centers, which should simplify getting of visas in the regions, distant from the Consulates. The Bulgarian MFA this year will thoroughly examine fulfillment of the agreement, analyze positive and negative sides of the new visa centers work.
“Accreditation of the companies was held in those three countries, which could independently submit documents to Consular services for the receipt of Bulgarian visas. At the end of June, and then from July 1, I instructed to increase quotas for such companies. The MFA holds monthly statistics of the issue of visas in those countries and helps speeding up work and timely solving the emerging problems,” Vigenin said.

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Kliuyev: Well for shale gas production costs $5 million

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News / 8 July 2013 | 16:46

Kliuyev: Well for shale gas production costs $5 million

Kliuyev: Well for shale gas production costs $5 million

Construction of a well for shale gas costs about $ 5 million, deputy head of the Party of Regions Serhiy Kliuyev said during a roundtable at the Gorshenin Institute, ForUm correspondent reports.

The MP added that in this way the formation of the basic “bush” from 6 wells costs about $ 30 million “In Ukraine, the cost of extraction of unconventional gas is not yet clear, but in the U.S. costs about $ 100 per 1.000 m3 – our gas is 4 times more expensive. There 250 billion m3 of shale gas is mined annually, which is 40% of the total gas production. In many ways, this is the second “gold rush” for U.S., an energy boom,” the MP said.

In turn, the former energy and coal industry minister Serhiy Yermylov said that the United States use environmentally sound technologies for extracting shale gas, which are constantly being improved. “We see a good example in the U.S., when the nation found a way out of the situation, being before dependent on gas supplies from the outside. This example can be applied in our country,” the expert stated.

MP Taras Kutovyi noted that companies Shell and Chevron will set the highest standards of unconventional gas production in Ukraine.

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Fire prevention to be intensified in Ukraine

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News / 8 July 2013 | 16:30

Fire prevention to be intensified in Ukraine

Fire prevention to be intensified in Ukraine

Taking into account the predicted temperature increase, it is necessary to intensify efforts to prevent fires at hazardous industrial and military sites, as well as in the forests. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Kliuyev on Monday at a meeting of the temporary inter-agency working group on fire safety, ForUm learned from the National Security and Defense Council press service.

According to him, hot summer this year has created an extremely threatening situation: the eastern, central and southern regions of Ukraine have high (5th grade) fire hazard level. The NSDC secretary stressed that today we need to use the successful experience in combating large-scale fires in extremely hot summers of 2010-2011.
Kliuyev noted that in such a hot season it is essential to achieve high technological discipline and strict compliance with fire safety regulations at all, without exception, dangerous objects. The first step is to ensure the proper functioning of the dust protection systems in areas of preparation of pulverized coal in thermal power plants, he said.
Kliuyev reminded that following the meeting of the Council of Regions (which took place on June 20 in Luhansk), Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych instructed to study the issue of fire safety hazards and high-risk facilities, including a state of compliance with fire safety in coal stocks. In this regard, President instructed the Secretary of the NSDC to create an interagency working group to report to the President on the results of their work prior to July 12.

 

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30 millions to be spent on OSCE activities

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News / 8 July 2013 | 16:10

30 millions to be spent on OSCE activities

30 millions to be spent on OSCE activities

The Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 30 million UAH for the financing of activities related to the chairmanship of the OSCE, including the holding of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Kyiv, the Cabinet said in its decree on July 3, 2013.
In addition, the Cabinet has allocated 10 million UAH for the full functioning of foreign diplomatic institutions, including the completion of the construction of the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia.

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Cabinet allocates 50 million for construction of Okhmatdyt complex

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News / 8 July 2013 | 15:46

Cabinet allocates 50 million for construction of Okhmatdyt complex

Cabinet allocates 50 million for construction of Okhmatdyt complex

The Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 50 million UAH for the construction of modern medical diagnostic complex of the Okhmatdyt National Specialized Children’s Hospital in the Shevchenkivsky district of Kyiv, the Cabinet said in its decree on July 3, 2013.

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Kuchma, Kwasniewski urge citizens for mutual forgiveness

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News / 8 July 2013 | 15:30

Kuchma, Kwasniewski urge citizens for mutual forgiveness

Kuchma, Kwasniewski urge citizens for mutual forgiveness

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the tragic events in Volyn region, ex-president of Ukraine (1994-2005) Leonid Kuchma and ex-president of Poland (1995-2005) Alexander Kwasniewski have appealed to their countrymen with a request to do everything to prevent the commemoration of victims of past conflicts from becoming a pretext for the deterioration of relations between the two nations.
In a joint statement on the 70th anniversary of the Volyn tragedy made available to Interfax-Ukraine, Kuchma and Kwasniewski noted that the long history of the Ukrainian-Polish relations knew many bright pages and many tragic events.
“The tragedy that occurred in 1943-1944 in Volyn, Chelm region, Eastern Galicia remains a sore wound in the memory of Ukrainians and Poles. It swallowed the lives of tens of thousands of people turned into ashes villages and farms, and brought much suffering to both peoples. The causes of the tragedy had both historical and contemporary political character. Our ancestors paid dearly for the realization that the Ukrainian and Polish people should live in peace and friendship,” the statement reads, Interfax reported.
At the same time, Kuchma and Kwasniewski noted that the fall of non-democratic systems in both countries created a good foundation for mutual understanding and reconciliation between the peoples. Poland has become the first country to recognize Ukraine’s independence in 1991.
The ex-presidents recalled that in the second half of the 1990s, the Polish and Ukrainian presidents have taken on the mission of patronage over the process of the Polish-Ukrainian reconciliation. “In May 1997, we signed a joint statement ‘Towards understanding and unity’, and in July 2003 a joint statement ‘On the reconciliation on the 60th anniversary of the tragic events in Volyn.’ We supported the maintenance of graves and the memory of those killed in Poland and in Ukraine. Our efforts culminated in the opening of a memorial at Lychakivske cemetery in Lviv. The foundations of mutual forgiveness and reconciliation were laid then,” the statement reads.
On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the tragic events in Volyn, the ex-presidents asked the citizens of Ukraine and Poland to do everything possible so that the commemoration of the victims of past conflicts should not become a reason for the deterioration of relations between the two nations. They expressed the hope to see the continued progress of in the dialogue and rapprochement between the two peoples next year.

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Ukraine’s FM calls on peaceful settlement of conflict in Egypt

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News / 8 July 2013 | 15:16

Ukraine's FM calls on peaceful settlement of conflict in Egypt

Ukraine’s FM calls on peaceful settlement of conflict in Egypt

Ukraine closely follows the events in Egypt and calls on all parties to show restraint and resolve the situation by peaceful means with the participation of all political forces in the country, special representative of Ukraine for the Middle East and Africa Hennady Latiy stated, the Foreign Ministry press service informs.

According to the report, Latiy met with the Ambassador of Egypt in Ukraine Osama Tawfiq Badr at his request on July 8.
During the meeting they discussed the latest developments in the Arab Republic of Egypt and the prospects for resolving the political situation in the country.

Egypt is now going through an acute political crisis, which results in clashes on the streets of different cities of the country, demanding the resignation of President Mursi.

 

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Prysiazhniuk: Crimea, southern regions need irrigation systems

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News / 8 July 2013 | 15:02

Prysiazhniuk: Crimea, southern regions need irrigation systems

Prysiazhniuk: Crimea, southern regions need irrigation systems

The government will develop investment projects to restore and modernize irrigation systems in Ukraine, agrarian policy and food minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk told reporters as part of his working visit to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Monday.
“There is an instruction of the Prime Minister to develop a program on the modernization of irrigations system in Ukraine, which is 2.5 million hectares. It would increase grain production by 3-4 times especially that modern drip irrigation provides efficiency, both in cost and in growing,” Prysiazhniuk added, Ukrinform informed.
According to him, the cultivation of grains and vegetables in the southern regions and Crimea without irrigation remains very complex, and these regions cannot do without irrigation. Therefore, the program of economic development provides that the irrigated areas will be increased.
In particular, the minister noted that restoration of irrigation in Crimea and Kherson region will increase gross production to nearly 27 billion USD a year.

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