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 Ukrainian Scientists Will Picket Cabinet of Ministers: We Have No Money. This is a Disaster!. VIDEO

On Thursday, December 6, representatives of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (NAS) intend to picket the Cabinet of Ministers and the Parliament to demand provision in the state budget 2013 the expenditures of the academy in the amount of 3.2 billion hryvnia.

Interfax-Ukraine cites chairman of the trade union of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences Anatolii Shyrokov: "The decision to picket the Cabinet and parliament was made in the Presidium of the Central Committee of the NAS Employees trade union."

According to him, the funds that are allocated for NAS are not even enough to pay the wages. "This is a disaster," said Shyrokov.

He also noted that the union requires financing of NAS at a level provided by the state budget for the Prosecutor General's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine, namely - 3.2 billion hryvnia.

"About 5,000 people are expected to attended the picket," said Shyrokov.

As reported earlier, on December 6 the Ukrainian parliament will be considering the law on the state budget 2013.

 
 
 
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