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Ukraine has four official billionaires

Posted by the Editor on July 30, 2013


News / 30 July 2013 | 16:57

Ukraine has four official billionaires

Ukraine has four official billionaires

There are 3770 official millionaires and four billionaires in Ukraine. These data is released by the Incomes and Fees Ministry on results of campaign of declaring income and property status.
In total, nearly 665 thousand declarations were filed for a total of 48.7 billion UAH Of these, 24 billion UAH were declared by millionaires, the Ministry’s press office reports.

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State Financial Inspection: Targeted funds to be sent to agriculture modernization

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News / 30 July 2013 | 16:42

State Financial Inspection: Targeted funds to be sent to agriculture modernization

State Financial Inspection: Targeted funds to be sent to agriculture modernization

One of the irregularities in application of funds under the government program of technology policy in agriculture is their misuse, chairman of the State Financial Inspection of Ukraine Petro Andreyev told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
According to official, in particular, the funds are used not for modernization and technical re-equipment, but for working capital and export financing.
“It is clear that agro-enterprises have a variety of operational tasks. However, resources should not be sent “on everything”, otherwise qualitative changes will not happen,” he said.
According to the expert, there are flaws in distribution of assets, including timing and amounts allocated on various fronts. “Thus, it is still not enough financing for renewal of agricultural machinery. However, this is connected with the general significant deterioration of machinery, which can not be replaced within 1-2 years,” the expert said.
He added that solution to such problems is possible due to interaction of Agrarian Policy Ministry, professional associations and agro-enterprises.

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Tabachnyk warns against expensive pseudo-textbooks

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News / 30 July 2013 | 15:29

Tabachnyk warns against expensive pseudo-textbooks

Tabachnyk warns against expensive pseudo-textbooks

A constant monitoring of arrival of counterfeit textbooks in the Ukrainian book market of Ukraine is conducted in Ukraine, education and science minister of Ukraine Dmytro Tabachnyk told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
“The Ministry together with the Association of Ukrainian Publishers and representatives of the State Consumer Protection Service are monitoring bookstores, large book markets to avoid using falsified in the school,” he said.
According to results of raids, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine fined two publishers, their literature is confiscated.
The minister also informed that the ACU hears cases about four more publishers and ten editions.
Tabachnyk warned parents and teachers against buying expensive pseudo-textbooks. “I want to warn teachers and parents against buying expensive textbooks. This is a classic case of fraud,” he warned.
Tabachnyk stated that these books are unreasonably expensive as in retail they cost at least 55-70 UAH, while the high quality brand new textbook for Grade 5 worth 18 UAH.

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Visually impaired children to have new textbooks this year

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News / 30 July 2013 | 15:09

Visually impaired children to have new textbooks this year

Visually impaired children to have new textbooks this year

This year, visually impaired and blind children will study in the first and the second grades using completely new Braille textbooks, education and science minister Dmytro Tabachnyk told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
The minister also showed journalists a new textbook, which, in contrast to the old one that was issued in a very large format similar to the encyclopaedia, has become much more modern and easier.
“The new generation of textbooks will be easier and much more informative. The alphabet will contain all the material,” he said.

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Ukrainian customs officers apply latest technologies

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News / 30 July 2013 | 14:46

Ukrainian customs officers apply latest technologies

Ukrainian customs officers apply latest technologies

The State Border Service qualitatively fulfilled the task of ensuring the passage of guests to celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kyiv Rus, deputy chief of the Border Control and Registration Administration of the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Zhdanenko told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“July 24-28, 1 million 9 thousand 179 people and 198 thousand vehicles entered Ukraine,” he said.
Zhdanenko noted that border guards applied the latest technology in order to avoid queues during the summer season.
“There were separate lanes for pilgrims. One-stop customs registration was experimentally done on the border with Moldova, that is the person stopped once without leaving the machine on the border,” he concluded.

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Tabachnyk promises textbooks to all Ukrainian pupils

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News / 30 July 2013 | 14:30

Tabachnyk promises textbooks to all Ukrainian pupils

Tabachnyk promises textbooks to all Ukrainian pupils

All Ukrainian schoolchildren will be provided with textbooks, education and science minister Dmytro Tabachnyk told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
The minister said that textbooks for the second grades were delivered to regional bookstores in May. According to the regional department for education and science, they were given to schools in June.
About five million copies of textbooks for the fifth grade were also delivered to the regional department.
“This is about 75% of the total circulation. 300-400 thousand books are delivered daily to the regions, and this means that in the first ten days of August, the educational institutions will get all new textbooks,” he said.
Scientific and educational materials for teachers have been also developed. As for exercise books for class works and tests, parents will have to buy them on their own.

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646 road accidents occurred this year due to bad roads

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News / 30 July 2013 | 14:10

646 road accidents occurred this year due to bad roads

646 road accidents occurred this year due to bad roads

This year, 646 road accidents have occurred in Ukraine because of the poor state of roads, head of the Centre for Road Safety and Automated Systems of the Internal Ministry Serhiy Budnyk told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.
Budnyk stressed that for the first half of 2013, 274 road accidents were recorded because of the poor condition of roads, including 68 accidents with victims, as a result of which 24 people were killed and 110 were injured.
“372 road accidents have occurred in the streets of towns during the same period, including 29 accidents with victims, as a result of which 4 people were killed and 35 were injured,” he said.

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Health Ministry refutes serous meningitis outbreak

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News / 30 July 2013 | 13:52

Health Ministry refutes serous meningitis outbreak

Health Ministry refutes serous meningitis outbreak

There is no reason to talk about the outbreak of serous meningitis in Lviv region, the Health Ministry press service informs.
According to data of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service department in Lviv region, since the beginning of July this year 42 patients (including three children aged 5, 6 and 8 years old, and 17 adolescents aged 15-17 years)  were registered with diagnosis “serous meningitis” or suspected of serous meningitis in different towns of Lviv region.
“According to preliminary results of the epidemiological investigation, the common factor of infection transmission was not found. All cases are isolated, unrelated, are recorded in five districts and the city (eight cases). None of sick children attended pre-school and recreational facilities. None of all cases confirmed in laboratory,” the report says.
Epidemiological investigation continues, the situation is under control of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Ukraine.

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