In Lviv region of Ukraine the Security Service arrested a man who anonymously reported on the mining of the Cultural Centre in the town Novy Razdol.
On January, 27 an anonymous report on mining of the Cultural Centre was received by the call centre of the police department of Novorazdolskiy district. In addition the attacker made no demands.
Operative investigation group from the staff of the Security Service, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Interior Ministry has evacuated more than 200 people - employees and visitors to the Cultural Centre, as well as the residents of adjacent houses. Examining the Cultural Centre and the surrounding areas, experts found no explosive devices.
An hour later the officers of the Security Service of Ukraine in Lviv region identified the attacker - "Miner",- which was 23-year-old resident of Novy Razdol, informs UNIAN.
The detainee stated that he had no intentions of a terrorist nature, just "wanted to test the responsiveness of law enforcement".
On materials of the Security Service of Ukraine, the police opened a criminal case against the attacker according to the Part 1 Art. 296 ("Hooliganism") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
For such a phone "joke" the hooligan faces a fine ranging from 8,5 to 17 thousand hryvnia. In addition, the law provides for imprisonment for up to 6 months, or restraint of liberty for up to 5 years.
KIEV, More than 500 thousand of artickles of storage - archival documents, books, art, memorial monuments, archaeological objects - have been returned to Ukraine since its independence.
This was conducted by the State Service controlling the movement of cultural property and the National Commission for the Return of Cultural Property (which preceded the formation of the State Service of Control), as it was stated at today's press conference at Ukrinform, devoted to the 10 anniversary of establishment of the State Service controlling the movement of cultural property across the state border of Ukraine.
"It's been 10 years of a serious way in the formation of public policy on the return of cultural property", - said the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine Vladislav Kornienko, noting that the key defining feature of the State control service is a big, serious exploratory work on the return cultural values on the territory of our state - in museums, archives, library funds.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko signed a decree on the events dedicated to 150th anniversary (in 2011) since the death of Taras Shevchenko and his reburial in Ukraine.
The Cabinet together with Cherkasy Regional State Administration with the participation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine's were mandated to develop plan for the holding the events dedicated to the memory of Taras Shevchenko, to take immediate steps in the development of the Shevchenko National Wildlife Refuge and a museum exhibition of House-museum of Taras Shevchenko, the repair and restoration works on historical monuments, monumental art - the tomb of the poet Taras Shevchenko, strengthen the slopes of Taras mountain in 2011 in the town of Kanev (Cherkasy region).
February 20, 2010 the first folk festival Latin American culture "Alma Latinoamericana" ("The soul of Latin America") will be held in Ukrainian capital. Exhibition of folk crafts, refreshments of traditional Argentine dishes, dance-music show are waiting for the guests.
According to festival organizers, the program provides the exhibition of folk crafts, unique handicrafts, traditional musical instruments and national costumes of countries in Latin America. At the exhibition the guests will be accompanied by indigenous people - guides-Hispanics.
KIEV, February 1. Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych will not come to a declared televised debate with his opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko, said a deputy of the Party of Regions, led by Yanukovych, Anna Herman at a press conference on Monday.
According to the fifth part of the Article 62 of the Law "On elections of President of Ukraine," a televised debate should be held five days before the second voting between 19.00 and 22.00 on the air at the First National Channel of the National Television Company of Ukraine. The debates are financed by funds allocated from the state budget for the election of the president.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said that Ukraine and Moldova will resolve all questions on the demarcation of borders during February, said her press office.
"We know that even the first technical procedures at the border began, and that means that during February we are obliged to settle all problems that involve, inter alia, the problems on the uncertain areas, the problems of ownership. And I think that today it will be the subject of negotiations ", - Tymoshenko said on Monday at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Moldavia Vlad Filat.
Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych at today's teleconference with Davos, where Ukrainian Lunch "Quo Vadis, Ukraine?" was held, said that after the victory at the presidential elections, he intends to seek a substantial increase in the growth of trade turnover between Ukraine and Russia.
"All our relations we will build on the principles of the World Trade Organization", - he stressed. The current fall in trade with Russia, he connected with the wrong policies of recent years.
On the eve in the hospital of Lugansk an explosion of oxygen cylinder, which was transported to the intensive care unit took place. As a result of the incident walls and floors of four floors were broken - under obstructions there were a few people.
Now Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine continues to search for people under the obstructions. In total, over 300 people were in the hospital building. According to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who urgently arrived in Luhansk, between six to eight victims were under blockages. Meanwhile, rescuers have reported about the bodies of seven victims taken from the obstructions.
TBILISI, January 19. Georgian observers left for Ukraine on the request of Ukrainian people, and their presence there was agreed by all political parties, told Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Monday.
About 400 citizens of Georgia, who were not recorded as observers by the Central Electoral Commission at the presidential elections of Ukraine, arrived in Donetsk before the election. Local authorities expressed fear that their intention was to disrupt the elections. On election day, four Georgian citizens were detained in Donetsk for various violations. Later, the Georgian delegation left Ukraine.
Ukrainian Central Election Commission announced the preliminary results of the counting of votes. As a result of processing of 99,78% of protocols of precinct election commissions, 35.36% of voters voted for the leader of the Party of Regions Viktor Yanukovych, 25,02% - for the Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko.
13,05% of voters supported the former head of the National Bank of Ukraine and the former Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Tigipko, 6,95% - Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 5,45% - Viktor Yushchenko, 3,55% - Peter Simonenko, 2,35% - Vladimir Litvin.
Ukraine (Ukrainian: Україна, transliterated: Ukrayina) is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. The city of Kiev (Kyiv) is both the capital and the largest city of Ukraine.