Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The terminal B of Boryspil International Airport was opened on 28 May 2012

KYIV. On Tuesday, May 29, the terminal D of the State Enterprise Boryspil International Airport will receive the first charter flight. Airlines that carry out regular transportations will shift their flights to the terminal in the next two months. In particular, according to Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov, Lufthansa airline will start using the terminal D since August 1, 2012. The terminal D, construction of which began on 24 March 2008, was opened on 28 May 2012 with an initial capacity of 15 million passengers per year. The terminal's departure zone consists of 61check-in counters, 18 control points, 28 passport control booths. The terminal is equipped with moving walkways, ramps, elevators and escalators for passengers with disabilities.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NATO concerned over selective application of justice in Ukraine

KYIV, May 21, 2012 (UKRINFORM). Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Chicago said they are concerned by the selective application of justice in Ukraine and 'what appear to be politically motivated prosecutions', according to the Chicago Summit Declaration, issued on Sunday, May 20, the Washington-based UKRINFORM correspondent reported.
“Noting the principles and commitments enshrined in the NATO-Ukraine Charter and the ANP, we are concerned by the selective application of justice and what appear to be politically motivated prosecutions, including of leading members of the opposition, and the conditions of their detention,” says the instrument.
With this in mid, the leaders of NATO member states encouraged Ukraine to address the existing shortcomings of its judicial system to ensure full compliance with the rule of law and the international agreements to which it is a party.
We also encourage Ukraine to ensure free, fair and inclusive Parliamentary elections this autumn,” reads the Chicago Summit Declaration.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Highlights of 2012 Victory Parade in Moscow

A military parade on Red Square marks 67 years since the defeat of the Nazis in the Great Patriotic War.
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Wikipedia founder to visit Ukraine first

KYIV, May 12, 2012 (UKRINFORM). The founder of Wikipedia and member of the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia, Jimmy Wales, for the first time will visit Ukraine. He will be a special guest of the 5th "Zavtra.UA" Youth Forum of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation's scholarship program to be held in Kyiv on May 12-14, the Foundation's press office said in a press release. "He will meet the scholarship holders of the “Zavtra.UA" program by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and deliver a speech at the ceremony of awarding the Forum to be held Monday, May 14," reads a statement. Jimmy Wales will deliver a lecture about the Internet and the future for Internet entrepreneurs, diplomats, students and graduates of leading universities of Ukraine and the winners of the scholarship programs of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Defense Ministry: No military parade in Kyiv on Victory Day

May 8, 2012 (Interfax-Ukraine)  
 A military parade is not to be held in Kyiv on Victory Day, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has told Interfax-Ukraine.  According to the ministry, on the morning of May 9, events are planned on Independence Square with the participation of President Viktor Yanukovych, followed by a concert by military bands. A grand concert on the occasion of the holiday is planned for the evening.
Twenty-gun salutes are to be fired at 22:00.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ukraine marking May Day

KYIV, May 1, 2012 (UKRINFORM). The First of May is celebrated as the feast of international solidarity of working people in 142 countries of the world, including Ukraine. Its history started on May 1, 1886, when American workers staged a strike to demand an eight-hour workday. The event ended in bloodshed. In July 1889, the Paris Congress of the Second International, in memory of the Chicago workers' strike, decided to hold annual demonstrations on May 1. The first time this day was celebrated in 1890 in Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, USA, Norway, France, Sweden and some other countries.
According to Wikipedia, on May 1, 1990, the Soviet leadership and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union last time got to the rostrum of the Mausoleum to greet the official May Day demonstration. The Ukrainians traditionally use May 1 to hold rallies and demonstrations and put forward political demands.
 In Ukraine, May 1 and 2 are public holidays each year. Activities to celebrate the International Workers' Day are also planned in Kyiv today, in particular, by the party United Leftists and Peasants. The march Attack on Working People's Rights will be held in the capital city by independent trade unions and left-wing non-parliamentary organizations. Rallies to mark the International Workers' Day will also be held in many regions of Ukraine.