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To aid the army dial 565

By Nadia Virna Back on March 15, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced a fundraiser. Mobile operators allocated the military a short number 565 to raise some cash for the upkeeping of the Ukrainian army. It was reported later that over UAH 100 mn has been raised ever since but where did this money…
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Maidan was not about quotas

By Hryhoriy Ivanchenko On March 25, about fifty residents Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Kyiv oblast, including local council members, farmers, students and other caring citizens, picketed public authorities in Kyiv. Why? Because, sadly, they had no other legal way to be heard. The reason for piqueting were the unclear appointments three weeks after the local councilmen decided that…
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Social Policy Ministry procures health packages in crumbling sanatoria

The Carpathian stars, photo by sankurort.ua By Hryhoriy Ivanchenko Many people know that the Social Insurance Fund for Temporary Disability under the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine issues vouchers for the purchase of sanatorium rehabilitation packages for insured persons. The services of such medical facilities include outpatient services in sanatorium-resort treatment for insured persons…
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The evergreen values of the Lviv Customs

galinfo.com By Valentyna Novytska It is believed that February 2014 could have marked the beginning of the modern history of Lviv Customs, when four significant events could start a new chapter in its work. First, and the most important event: Lviv entrepreneurs stated that they will no longer be giving bribes to customs officials, and…
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Who raided the mound?

By Feofaniy Biletsky The head of the village council of Yurkivka, Zvenyhorod County, Cherkassy Oblast, is being accused of abuse of power and the destruction of a historical monument, a Scythian burial mound. A journalist investigation suggests that all the charges are unfounded and not supported by any evidence. Rather, it reminds political persecution as…
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