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Yanukovych hopes for intensified cooperation with Sudan

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News / 2 January 2014 | 13:50

Yanukovych hopes for intensified cooperation with Sudan

Yanukovych hopes for intensified cooperation with Sudan

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych congratulated President of the Republic of Sudan Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir on the national holiday – Independence Day, the President’s press office reports. 
“I am confident that intensification of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation is in interests of the peoples of both countries. Taking this opportunity, I wish you, Mr. President, good health and success in your responsible state activities. I wish people of the Republic of Sudan peace, happiness and prosperity,” the congratulations read.

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Traffic accident in Luhansk region, two killed

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News / 2 January 2014 | 13:37

Traffic accident in Luhansk region, two killed

Traffic accident in Luhansk region, two killed

Two people died and four were injured as a result of a traffic accident in Luhansk region.
According to preliminary information, the driver of the car “VAZ-2108” did not choose the safe speed, lost control and collided with the car “VAZ- 21093”.
In result, the driver and passenger of the car “VAZ -2108” died at the scene, and the driver and three passengers of the car “VAZ- 21093” were injured.
Investigation continues.

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Social Policy Ministry: Payment of pensions in January to begin according to schedule

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News / 2 January 2014 | 13:18

Social Policy Ministry: Payment of pensions in January to begin according to schedule

Social Policy Ministry: Payment of pensions in January to begin according to schedule

The payment of pensions in January 2014 will be made according to the daily schedule despite the long holidays, Social Policy Minister Natalia Korolevska has said.
“This year the first week of January, when the payment of pensions begins, is the days off. However, so that citizens could not feel any discomfort, about UAH 2.4 billion was transferred to post offices and bank branches on December 30, 2013 in order to ensure these payments,” Korolevska’s press office quoted her as saying.
She said that the funding of pensions, which are paid according to the daily schedule by January 7, had been guaranteed, Interfax-Ukraine reports. 
“Post offices will start the payment on January 4 and will also work on January 6. As for the Pension Fund, it will work on January 3, and on the same day it will continue financing the payment of pensions,” Korolevska said.

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FM: No Ukrainian hostages in the world

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News / 2 January 2014 | 12:50

FM: No Ukrainian hostages in the world

FM: No Ukrainian hostages in the world

Ukrainians aren’t held hostages in any country in the world, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Yevhen Perebyinis announced.
“Ukrainian woman, liberated in Yemen, is the last of our citizens, who were in captivity. At the moment, there are no Ukrainian citizens, who are held hostages in Yemen or any other countries,” Perebyinis said.
He warned Ukrainians against travelling to this country.

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Interior Ministry: No serious violations of public order on New Year’s night in Ukraine

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News / 2 January 2014 | 12:33

Interior Ministry: No serious violations of public order on New Year's night in Ukraine

Interior Ministry: No serious violations of public order on New Year’s night in Ukraine

Police haven’t registered any serious violation of public order during New Year celebrations in Ukraine, a posting on the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s Web site on Wednesday reads, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Police report that on December 31, 2013 there were almost 1,200 New Year festive events in Ukraine, which gathered nearly 730,700 people. “The most crowded events were held in Dnipropetrovsk region (43 events were attended by 165,000 people) and in Kharkiv region (almost 90,000 people participated in 34 events),” the posting reads.
Public order was ensured by more than 12,600 police officers. “There were no gross violations of public order during mass events,” the posting said.
At the same time, the police report has no information about the number of people who took part in the New Year festive events on Kyiv’s Independence Square.
The Interior Ministry also informed that on January 1, 2014, more than 424 New Year events are scheduled in Ukraine, which are to attract nearly 290,000 people. “Police officers ask citizens to remain calm and abide by laws, treat each other with tolerance, observe public order and help police officers perform their law enforcement duties,” the posting said.

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President changes National Anti-Corruption Committee membership

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News / 2 January 2014 | 12:15

President changes National Anti-Corruption Committee membership

President changes National Anti-Corruption Committee membership

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych introduced chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine Yaroslav Romaniuk into the National Anti-Corruption Committee.
As noted in the presidential decree posted on President’s official website, Yanukovych also approved deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Renat Kuzmin, chairman of the High Council of Justice Oleksandr Lavrynovych, minister of justice Olena Lukash as part of the National Anti-Corruption Committee membership.
In addition, the President removed from the National Anti-Corruption Committee Vadym Kolesnichenko, Oleksandr Kopylenko, Petro Pilipchuk , Vyacheslav Tolkovanov.

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Russian entry requirements amended

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News / 2 January 2014 | 11:56

Russian entry requirements amended

Russian entry requirements amended

Ukrainian citizens may stay in Russia without migration registration within 90 days, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine informs.
The Foreign Ministry reminds that the federal law of the Russian Federation “On Amending Article 27 of the Federal Law “On the Procedure for Exit from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation” came into force on 1 January  2014.
The mentioned federal law stipulates that the period of temporary stay in Russia for foreign nationals, who arrived in the Russian Federation in a manner not requiring visa (including citizens of Ukraine), may not exceed 90 days in total for each period within 180 days, except as provided by federal law, and if such period is extended in accordance with federal law. If a foreigner during his previous stay in Russia exceeded the term of 90 days in total for each period within 180 days, he will be denied entry to the Russian Federation for a period of 3 years from the date of departure from Russia.
In this regard, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry draws attention of Ukrainian citizens, who are planning their trips abroad and will stay in Russia, to the need for compliance with the laws of the Russian Federation.

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Greece will help sign AA with EU, Yanukovych hopes

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News / 2 January 2014 | 11:40

Greece will help sign AA with EU, Yanukovych hopes

Greece will help sign AA with EU, Yanukovych hopes

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych hopes that Greece, which took over EU chairmanship on January 1, will promote concluding the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. This was said in Yanukovych’s congratulatory message to President of Greece Karolos Papoulias on the occasion of Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
“I hope for contribution of Greece to the further development of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU aimed at the conclusion and effective implementation of the Association Agreement. I look forward to continuation of our personal dialogue on all relevant issues during your state visit to Ukraine,” Yanukovych said.
He also thanked Papoulias and Greek people for friendly and consistent support that Ukraine feels in the process of European integration.
“I wish your government to fully implement the priorities of the presidency, aimed in particular at ensuring economic growth and financial stability of the European Union. I believe that in this important status Greece will also made important contribution to the strengthening and deepening of the EU’s relations with partner countries, primarily – with the “Eastern Partnership” participants,” Yanukovych summed up.

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