Friday, March 18, 2011


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2011-03-18 15:58:00
President calls for creation of electronic library.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has called for the creation of a
full-scale electronic library in Ukraine. He announced this at a meeting of the
Public Humanitarian Council on Thursday.

2011-03-18 15:05:00
Import duties on petroleum products untimely.
According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, now it is not the
best time to introduce import duties on petroleum products. He stated this
during a meeting with representatives of Britishbusinesses.

2011-03-18 13:10:00
Parliament refuses to impose criminal liability for monopolistic collusion.
The Verkhovna Rada refused to criminalize concerted anticompetitive action. The
bill on amendments to certain legislative acts on the establishment of liability
for anticompetitive concerted actions was not supported by deputies during the

2011-03-18 12:11:00
137 Ukrainians arrive in Boryspil from Japan.
In the early hours on Friday, a Boeing 737 plane of Ukraine International
Airlines landed at Boryspil airport with 137 passengers aboard, including 10
members of families of Ukrainian diplomats and the rest citizens of Ukraine who
lived and worked inJapan.

2011-03-18 11:16:00
Central bank brings euro up.
The National Bank of Ukraine has set the official exchange rates of the hryvnia
to foreign currencies for March 18 at: 100USD - 794.3900 UAH (=), 100EUR -
1112.4638 UAH (+), 10RUB - 2.7638 UAH (-). Since the beginning of the year the
official USD/UAH rate has fallen by 0.22%. The top USD/UAH rate to have been set
by the central bank was reported on November 5, 2009 at8.0148.

2011-03-18 10:13:00
Crimean Tatars invite Japanese children for recreation.
The Crimean Tatars are willing to host in their families a group of 50 Japanese
children affected by the disaster. This is stated in the letter of condolence
addressed by Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Majlis Mustafa Dzhemilev to Japanese
Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister NaotoKan.

2011-03-18 10:07:00
Dragging feet on pension reform sabotages country transformation.
Deputy Premier, Minister for Social Policy of Ukraine Serhiy Tihipko considers
the decision of people's deputies to put off consideration of pension bill in
parliament as sabotage of the country's reform course, Ukrinform reported,
Tihipko's press servicereported.

2011-03-18 09:03:00
CIS has great potential and future.
Ukraine sees a significant potential and future in existence of the Commonwealth
of Independent States. Kyiv is also ready to participate actively in the
projects of the Commonwealth. First Vice Premier, Minister of Economic
Development and Trade of Ukraine Andriy Kliuyev said about this at the opening
of the CIS economic forum in Moscow, summing up the results of 20 years

2011-03-17 20:50:00
Ukraine will help Japan mitigate outcomes of disaster in every possible way.
President Viktor Yanukovych visited Embassy of Japan in Ukraine and made an
entry in the book of condolences in connection with the crash in Japan.

2011-03-17 20:39:00
Forbes family member to visit Ukraine.
A member of the Forbes family, which has published one of the world's most
respected business magazines for 95 years, will arrive in Kyiv from New York on
March 18.