Cherkassy, with a population of more than 300,000, has become the first city in Ukraine to ban smoking in public places.
The local assembly enacted the law, Rosbalt was told by the city administration. However, as its sponsors acknowledge, the law needs further work. Specifically, the 'public-place' concept remains undefined. Nor have funds been allocated for creation of special places where smoking will be permitted.
The German press came to the conclusion that Russia's Zircon missile sea-launched complex represents a real threat to warships of different countries
On January 15, it was reported that the Russian government began to develop sanctions against several officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)